Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort
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We will be in Dubai for three nights staying at the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach hotel. This is the strip of beach where all the big hotels are and there are heaps of eateries. The big problem with this is that the traffic gets so congested that the roundabouts get gridlocked. Our taxi took 30 minutes to do the last mile to the hotel. Seems this is the …
... the opportunity to ride an a camel before dinner. We chose not to as we had ridden camels before, so joined the other people from our group to sample Arabian coffee, served black with no sugar. We had to bite into a date before sipping the coffee in order to have the sweetness before the bitterness of the coffee. There was also the opportunity to purchase bottles of coloured sand, have a henna tattoo painted on our hand or dress up in traditional clothes to have our photos ...
... meal and the patience that flight attendants need to look perfect no matter what. I always wondered what is the secret to look so fresh even after a 12 hours flight…and there is no secret. They spend more than half of their traineeship learning about the importance of having a healthy lifestyle in order to be able to deliver that image of freshness and perfection.
The last part of the tour was impressive, ...
... br> We walked the 150 yards to Al Ras metro. It is cheaper to buy an all day, all zones pass for 14 dirham (£2.40). As this was our first journey and we only planned on travelling to and from our destination and still having experienced the extravagance of Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class fresh in our memory, we decided to splash out and invest in a ‘Gold’ return ticket. This cost a whopping £2.50 each and entitled us to travel in the Gold ...
... are always busy, I felt like I was going to die yesterday whilst driving with my Uncle! Another thing that is a bit odd here is currency, they have $500 notes and $1,000 notes. Pork is also forbidden here so it is kept separate in the supermarket which made for a different shopping experience. Tomorrow is the last day of the weekend and then my week will ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort Dubai
while I specified non-smoking room-none was available-so I was"upgraded" to a room with balcony-facing the constrution site-they are building there 24/7-also the balcony door was broken and maintenance had to fix that-mini bar is not refrigerated-was told I needed to ask for cold drinks from room service and that indeed this mini bar was not broken!does that not defeat the minibar concept? On my bill the charge for the drink was specified minibar fridge. the room was so permeated with old smoke-it was franky disgusting stench-needless to say,i checked out the next morning and found much better accommodations.Front desk staff was curt and incompetent-one guest who checked in at the same time as I was given a room which was already occupied-nice surprize at 2am to have a stranger open the door to your room!
What to say except we loved this place! We were on our honeymoon and this was a wonderful place to stay. You wouldn't know that the room we had was a standard room, it was spacious, with great facilities and even got our own slippers! The staff of the hotel are very helpful and so friendly. The hotel restaurant is a bit pricey, but there's so many places to go to eat (on a short taxi ride) that you won't mind not eating there!
Having just returned from this hotel following a 5 night break, both my wife & I have mixed feelings.
One of the less glamerous looking hotels from the outside, but actually an excellent hotel and you will instantly forget the initial impresion & glum exterior on entry to the foyer. We stayed here for 5 nights in March '05 and the weather was perfect not only for sunbathing at the pool or private beach, but also for exploring Dubai. We were looking for a value for money hotel that would provide a relaxing base for getting some winter sun and this hotel delivered. We were amazed by the building work going on in the hotel's general proximity. Sheraton is at the very end of Jumeirah beach and in the area with the greatest amount of development going on at the mouth of the new new marina district. The work goes on 24/7 & if you don't request a sea view room, you will be able to supervise the construction first hand from the comfort of your room (Just like we did!). However, the noise was minimal and did not effect us in any way. Once you are in the well maintained grounds of the hotel, you wont even notice the work going on. There are nice lawns, hundreds of sun beds, large lagoon pool with swim up bar & private beach with distant views of Burj Al Arab. The hotel is far from the city centre, so luckily the hotel has four excellent resteraunts. The Grill is one of the best we have dined at anywhere. Make sure you catch the 'Big Bus' for a tour of Dubai on an open top bus which stops outside the hotel throughout the day. Great hotel, don't worry about the construction.
We stayed at this resort for 6 nights and enjoyed it very much. The hotel staff were all very freindly and above all very helpful. The check in time is 3pm we arrived at midday and our room was not ready, reception advised us we would have to wait. So we decided to have some thing to eat. The receptionist came over to us no less than three times in the 45 minutes that it took get the room ready to give us updates. When we got to our room our luggage was already waiting for us. Our son who was 14 months when we made this trip was always made a priority for all our requirements by the hotel staff. The hotel offers a free shuttle bus service for shopping etc. Take the big bus tour which stops at this hotel along it's beach tour you can also take the city tour and is extremely good value as it is hop on hop off service and the ticket you purchase is valid for 24 hours from the time it is issued and valid for both tours of Dubai. Taxis are realatively cheap to take you to the city centre. Bare in mind currently there is construction work around this resort, don't be dis-heartened as we never heard any of the heavy machinery. Opt for the sea view room as facing the land all you will see is Dubai under construction.
We booked a sea view tower room and was not disappointed,this enabled lounge access with free breakfast ,beverages through-
We stayed in this hotel in July for ten nights, the hotel is lovely although in an area where there is a lot of building work going on. If you can look past that then you should have an enjoyable stay.
I work in Dubai every other month and this month my husband came out to join me and instead of staying at my apartment we decided to splash out and stay in a hotel instead. We decided on the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort & Towers, sadly all the hotels at this end of Jumeirah Beach are slap bang in the middle of construction sites, but most of the Dubai is at the moment, however it didn't bother us at all.
We stayed at the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach for 3 days at the end of May 2004. Upon arrival we found the hotel was in the middle of a huge building site for the Dubai Marina which severely impacts the views and surroundings, although the hotel itself is unaffected.