Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai

I was truly excited to visit Dubai for my third time! Most will know that the United Arab Emirates is well known for its large number of luxury hotels, plenty for Pierre to explore. My first stop was the Fairmont Dubai. The Fairmont Dubai is practically connected to the World Trade Center Metro station. It’s possible to reach the property from the Dubai airport in approximately 20-30 minutes or less, depending on mode of transportation.

 

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Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

The first aspect of the property I enjoyed was the lobby, with its tall ceilings and lovely magic carpet centerpiece. After speaking with the staff at the reception counter, I learned I could check in on the 33rd floor, at the Fairmont Gold Club Lounge.

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Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

After my smooth check-in, it was time to visit my one bedroom suite on the 18th floor of the Fairmont Dubai. First I noticed the dining room table, equipped with a Arabic sweets and fruit for my welcome amenity. I love dates! From practically all areas in the suite were brilliant city views. Whether it was day or night, the skyline of Dubai is simply stunning.

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Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

The coffee station made me happy, with its nicely organized layout.

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

The bedroom was quite spacious as well, much like the living room. The room had a comfortable bed and daybed next to the window. I liked that both of the thermostats could be set to 1/2 degree measurements for added comfort.

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Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

The bathroom was massive! It had a full bathtub and separated shower stall. The toiletries were of great quality and included mouthwash, which I don’t always find. There was a sense of quality in its construction. There was also a half-bathroom connected to the living room. All in all, this suite felt a bit more like a high-end serviced apartment then a standard hotel, a place I could spend lots of time.

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Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

On the ninth floor of the Fairmont Dubai you will find two pools, a fitness center, men’s salon, women’s salon, spa, poolside lounge as well as relaxation areas. I can’t remember the last time I visited a hotel with pools for both sunrise and sunset, but Fairmont Dubai has them.

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Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

The gym was also sizable, offering tons of equipment. Everything needed for a great workout can be found at the Fairmont Dubai gym.

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

On the ground floor of the property you will find the Cascades all-day dining restaurant. Cascades is where the main hotel breakfast is offered. Cascades has a wide variety of options on its buffet. Note that we visited just after Ramadan so there was a special tent setup over the dining area.

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Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Being on the 33rd floor, the Fairmont Gold Club Lounge offers a nice view of Dubai. Fairmont Gold offers its elite guests a special breakfast, afternoon tea (from 13:00-17:00) and evening open bar with hors d’oeuvres. The breakfast, afternoon tea, evening cocktails and canapes in the Fairmont Gold Club Lounge were splendid. The breakfast at the lounge was practically the same size as Cascades but offered a quieter and more private atmosphere.

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Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

The afternoon tea sandwiches were incredible, my personal favorite were any with their homemade beetroot bread! In fact, all of their bread is made in house and all of it was fantastic.

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Dubai offers several food and beverage outlets to choose from. My absolute favorite was The Exchange Grill, which you can read about in a separate article. Along with Cascades and The Exchange Grill they have Noir, their dine in the dark restaurant. If you haven’t tried dining in the dark, you absolutely must give it a shot. This was my second time trying, and it was fun to compare with my previous dine in the dark experience in Thailand. Overall, the food was tremendous and it made for a special evening. At the end of the meal we were revealed the items that we ate.

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I merely mentioned to a staff member at the front desk that I had a slightly sore throat and upon returning to my room, I discovered a lovely chamomile tea with honey surprise! Thanks Fairmont Dubai!

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

My days at the Fairmont Dubai were very enjoyable! This is indeed more of a business hotel but I found it to have many luxury elements as well. Its convenient location, great food and friendly service help make it a very solid Dubai hotel choice. All in all, I would be delighted to recommend and return to the Fairmont Dubai.

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I was truly excited to visit Dubai for my third time! Most will know that the United Arab Emirates is well known for its large number of luxury hotels, plenty for Pierre to explore. My first stop was the Fairmont Dubai. The Fairmont Dubai is practically connected to the World…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.5
Value - 8.7
Feng Shui - 7.7
Convenience - 7.6
Service - 8

8.1

Lovely!

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Fairmont Dubai

Hotel

Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
P.O. Box 97555

Phone: + 971 4 332 5555

 


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Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Fairmont Hotel Review: Suite Life in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

The Exchange Grill Review: Incredible Steak in Dubai

One of my favorite meals ever is comprised simply of a great steak, French fries, béarnaise sauce and a glass of full-bodied red wine. Yes, this can be found in many places, but it is not always done correctly. During my recent trip to Dubai, I stayed at the Fairmont Dubai Hotel (read about it here) and had a dinner at The Exchange Grill which not only did a good job at this perfect combination, but a great one!

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The Exchange Grill Review: Incredible Steak in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates The Exchange Grill is located on the second floor of the Fairmont Dubai. The decor features lots of bulls. I must point out the very comfortable chairs, they’re good chairs for consuming steak.

The Exchange Grill Review: Incredible Steak in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

The Exchange Grill Review: Incredible Steak in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

The Exchange Grill Review: Incredible Steak in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

The Exchange Grill Review: Incredible Steak in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

During the earlier part of the meal, notable items were the bread and the crabcakes as they were both absolutely delicious. The Fairmont Dubai must have some seriously good bakers on staff because in all food outlets the bread was superb!

The Exchange Grill Review: Incredible Steak in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

The Exchange Grill Review: Incredible Steak in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

The Exchange Grill offers steaks from both the US and Australia. For the evening we ordered a 12 ounce Kobe Ribeye AA9 and a 10 ounce Wagyu Striploin, both from Australia. Although the striploin was good, it was no match for the incredible ribeye. A must order at The Exchange Grill!

The Exchange Grill Review: Incredible Steak in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

The Exchange Grill Review: Incredible Steak in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

Along with our steaks, French fries and broccoli, I went for a glass of the Australian Lindeman’s Bin 50 Shiraz 2016. This matched the meat perfectly!

The Exchange Grill Review: Incredible Steak in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

The Exchange Grill Review: Incredible Steak in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

The Exchange Grill Review: Incredible Steak in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

To finish off the meal we were recommended the cheesecake. The cheesecake had a very unique presentation and was balanced well with the other sweet items on the plate. Not rich in texture like a New York cheesecake but lighter and fluffier.

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The entire evening put me into food bliss. This was a nearly perfect meal with very high quality food, drink and service. It was nice to speak with our server, who clearly knew what he was talking about. If you’re in Dubai and enjoy good food, service and ambiance then you absolutely must visit The Exchange Grill at the Fairmont Dubai Hotel!

One of my favorite meals ever is comprised simply of a great steak, French fries, béarnaise sauce and a glass of full-bodied red wine. Yes, this can be found in many places, but it is not always done correctly. During my recent trip to Dubai, I stayed at the Fairmont…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.5
Value - 8.2
Feng Shui - 9
Convenience - 8.8
Service - 9.7

9

Heaven!

9


 

The Exchange Grill at Fairmont Dubai

Restaurant

Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
P.O. Box 97555

Phone: + 971 4 332 5555

 


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The Exchange Grill Review: Incredible Steak in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

Newest Dubai Luxury Resort: Mandarin Oriental Jumeira

26 Jun 2018

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai is scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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The property is located in one of Dubai’s most distinguished neighborhoods, on the waterfront at Jumeirah Beach, offering spacious rooms, suites and over-water villas with stunning city and ocean views. The eight over-water villas are situated on a private jetty with beautiful vistas and a private setting.

Newest Dubai Luxury Resort: Mandarin Oriental Jumeira News

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai has eight restaurants and a destination spa which features nine treatment rooms including two couple’s suites, a luxurious VIP Suite and a dedicated Hammam suite. The property also offers a Fitness Center equipped with a variety of advanced equipment.

Newest Dubai Luxury Resort: Mandarin Oriental Jumeira News

As the closest beachfront resort to Dubai’s financial and business districts, the property offers great event hosting facilities such as weddings with a 700 sqm glass-walled ballroom.

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai

25 Jun 2018

My last stop on my recent trip to India was the famous city of Mumbai. This was actually my first trip ever to Mumbai, and I was quite excited to explore. I arrived in the evening and was promptly picked up at the airport by the amazing JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu transfer service to get to the hotel.

 

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JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

Lucky for me it only took 25 minutes to reach the beautiful JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu, located on the beach. Juhu is an area of Mumbai famous for expensive real estate and being home to many Bollywood stars. As we approached the property, it felt like we were arriving at a private mansion. We walked through security and then into massive lobby. The JW Marriott staff were quick to check us in and then it was up to the Executive Club Floor to see my one bedroom suite!

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JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

This one bedroom suite had a lot to offer and felt like home. The view looked down to the beach and pool. Some features of the living room were a cozy seating area, working desk and coffee station. There was also a power adapter for the UK style outlets.

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JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

Next door to the living room was the bedroom with the infamous super-comfortable Marriott bedding. It was so comfortable that I even enjoyed breakfast in bed, I’d recommend you to do the same!

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

The spacious bathroom was equipped with large bathtub with a view, and glass shower stall. White marble always makes me feel the luxury.

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

This one bedroom suite actually had a second half bathroom as well!

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

Back in the living room, the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu staff welcomed me with a gin and tonic cocktail kit. Infused gin and lots of tasty mixers are always appreciated. Thanks JW Marriott Juhu!

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JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

It was great to be on the same floor as the Marriott Executive Club Lounge. The club lounge looks over the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu’s pool and beach. At the Executive Lounge you can enjoy a full buffet and a la carte breakfast, afternoon tea and evening dinner with a very lengthy happy hour. Not only did they have tons of food to choose from, but they also had great staff. By the end of the stay, I made a few new friends that were passionate about their work like I am. I greatly enjoyed the breakfast in the Executive Club Lounge because it was very peaceful.

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

Another feature I greatly enjoyed at the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu were the plethora of high-end food and beverage outlets. During my stay I was able to visit their Italian restaurant called Mezzo Mezzo, their Indian restaurant Saffron, their oriental restaurant Dashanzi, and Bombay Baking Company. Read about Dashanzi in this separate article!

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

The Bombay Baking Company appears to be a standard café from the outside, however, when diving into the menu, I learned it was much more! Located on the lobby floor of the property Bombay Baking Company has a really nice menu with incredibly tasty salads, soups, sandwiches, desserts and high-quality tea. My favorite lunch was a combination of a salad and tea!

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JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

The JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu’s Quan Spa, fitness center and relaxation areas are located on the lower level. The fitness center is massive with tons of equipment. What really excited me about this floor were the relaxation areas. Separated into both male and female, the changing and relaxation rooms offer lockers, steam rooms, saunas, relaxation areas and hot/cold pools. There is nothing like having a lovely steam and then jumping into the ice cold plunge pool! I feel alive.

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JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

The pool at the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu is quite impressive. Surrounded with manicured greenery made this a sight to see!

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

During my time with the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu I utilized their car service several times. Not only did I transfer from the airport to the property, and back again, I also went with one of their drivers around Mumbai for a day tour. During the tour I visited tons of local sites including Mani Bhavan (Gandhi’s house), Gateway of India, Mumbai Train Station, a southern Indian temple, lots of colonial architecture, and much more! Having the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu car service around made this whole tour incredibly easy. My driver Rama and the JW Marriott Concierge offered an incredibly personalized and thoughtfully planned experience. I’d recommend this if you visit!

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Ginger Masala Chai courtesy of Rama! Thank you again!

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

Overall, my stay at the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu was incredible! The property doesn’t come up short with any aspect, offering a fully encompassing luxury experience. Throughout my stay, I met dozens of incredible Marriott staff members who showed me kindness and gave a personal touch that really pushed this property into a high-level of greatness. Not often do I get to visit properties that are this fantastic and therefore I can easily recommend you to visit the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu!

Reserve YOUR room at the JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu now!
My last stop on my recent trip to India was the famous city of Mumbai. This was actually my first trip ever to Mumbai, and I was quite excited to explore. I arrived in the evening and was promptly picked up at the airport by the amazing JW Marriott Mumbai…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.3
Value - 9.4
Feng Shui - 9.5
Convenience - 9.7
Service - 9.5

9.5

Perfect!

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JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu

Hotel

Juhu Tara Rd, Uditi Tarang Housing Colony, Juhu Tara, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049, India

Phone: +91 22 6693 3000

 


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JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

JW Marriott Juhu Hotel Review: Perfection in Mumbai Asia Blog Hotels India Mumbai

Quan Spa Review (Mumbai, India)

25 Jun 2018

My regular readers will know that I do enjoy dabbling in spa treatments from time to time. While in Mumbai, I stayed at the JW Marriott Juhu Hotel and was able to visit their Quan spa. The Quan Spa is located in the lower level of the property.

 

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Quan Spa Review (Mumbai, India) Asia Blog India Mumbai Spas

Quan Spa Review (Mumbai, India) Asia Blog India Mumbai Spas

After looking over the spa treatment menu, I decided on the Quan Signature Massage as well as a 30 minute Cane Sugar and Tamarind Body Polish.

Quan Spa Review (Mumbai, India) Asia Blog India Mumbai Spas

Quan Spa Review (Mumbai, India) Asia Blog India Mumbai Spas

Quan Spa Review (Mumbai, India) Asia Blog India Mumbai Spas

We were escorted to the treatment rooms, which were incredibly stylish and offered a peaceful ambiance. A perfect setting for a massage or spa treatment. The 90 minutes of treatments were soon over before I knew it and we were escorted back to the lobby for hot ginger tea.

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Quan Spa Review (Mumbai, India) Asia Blog India Mumbai Spas

Overall, I enjoyed my treatment at the Quan Spa inside of the JW Marriott Juhu Mumbai Hotel. I did leave with a sense of relaxation as well as softer skin.

My regular readers will know that I do enjoy dabbling in spa treatments from time to time. While in Mumbai, I stayed at the JW Marriott Juhu Hotel and was able to visit their Quan spa. The Quan Spa is located in the lower level of the property.   Click…

The Nitty Gritty

Treatment - 7.1
Value - 7.5
Feng Shui - 8.5
Convenience - 9
Service - 9

8.2

Solid.

8


 

Quan Spa Mumbai

Spa

Juhu Tara Rd, Uditi Tarang Housing Colony, Juhu Tara, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049, India

Phone: +91 22 6693 3000

 


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Quan Spa Review (Mumbai, India) Asia Blog India Mumbai Spas

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai

25 Jun 2018

After living around East Asia for the past seven years, I’ve gotten to know the majority of the Asian cuisines quite intimately. I never know what to expect when I find “Oriental” restaurants outside of the region. Lucky for me, I was pleasantly surprised by the Dashanzi Restaurant inside of the JW Marriott Juhu Hotel in Mumbai, India.

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Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

The evening started off with an oriental themed Gin and Tonic flavored with yuzu and infused gin. The Beverage Manager Bensan Varghese showed us his skills with this cocktail and several others offered at Dashanzi. We even had a private session with Bensan to learn more about all of his creations, which I will discuss later. To accompany the Gin and Tonic we were offered an interesting presentation of rice crackers which turned out to be very very tasty.

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

We sampled several popular items from the Dashanzi menu throughout the evening. I was surprised and impressed with the above-average quality of their salmon sashimi. Another dish that caught my attention was the Oatmeal Chicken. When a Westerner thinks of oatmeal, they tend to think of the breakfast item complete with sugar and cinnamon, but at Dashanzi it’s different! The oatmeal takes on a new spicy and crispy identity. The oatmeal and chicken are fried and bursting with flavor, keeping the oatmeal crunchy and the chicken juicy, this dish is a must try!

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi is more than just a restaurant, it’s also a full-on bar with lots of unique cocktails. We visited on a separate occasion to sample some of these special cocktails, including a Calypso, which is a cocktail that includes Thai chili, Jensen gin, syrup and pineapple juice. This cocktail alone is a good example of the kind of exciting combinations Bensan Varghese and his team are hard at work creating.

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi also offers brunch! At the brunch you will find a large selection of dim sum, sushi, a handful of wok-fried dishes, desserts and more. Overall, I was quite impressed by the quality, flavor and selection of items.

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

I also have to mention that they did an absolute impeccable job at helping to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday! The whole team helped to make the night super special, thus a perfect spot to spend your special occasion. The chef performed a table-art dessert which was not only beautiful but delicious. Thank you again and well done JW Marriott Juhu Mumbai Team!

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

All in all, despite having the generic “oriental cuisine” stamp Dashanzi does a surprisingly good job at producing some very tasty food. I also have nothing but positive things to say about other restaurants at the JW Marriott Juhu Hotel in Mumbai. Be sure to read about the hotel here. Whether it’s for drinks, a meal or brunch I can easily recommend you to visit Dahsanzi in Mumbai!

After living around East Asia for the past seven years, I've gotten to know the majority of the Asian cuisines quite intimately. I never know what to expect when I find "Oriental" restaurants outside of the region. Lucky for me, I was pleasantly surprised by the Dashanzi Restaurant inside of…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8.2
Value - 8
Feng Shui - 8.5
Convenience - 9
Service - 9

8.5

Nice!

9


 

Dashanzi Restaurant Mumbai

Restaurant

Juhu Tara Rd, Uditi Tarang Housing Colony, Juhu Tara, Juhu, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400049, India

Phone: +91 22 6693 3000

 


Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

Dashanzi Restaurant Review: Oriental Food in Mumbai Asia Bars Blog Food India Mumbai

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Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review

18 Jun 2018

It’s the last day of my 5 night stay at the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa. Not often does this happen, but I really don’t want to go. The sadness is real, and hitting me hard like a freight train. From start to finish this, stay was a great one.

 

Click HERE to check out the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa!

 

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It all started with a flight from Bangalore, India to Male, Maldives. Upon our arrival at the Male Airport, we were greeted by Ali, a very friendly staff member of the Park Hyatt Hadahaa. He greeted us and made us feel comfortable before escorting us to the Mooninmaa Airport Lounge. At this airport lounge we had about an hour to wait for our domestic flight, so we had a quick coffee and snack before boarding.

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Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Ali then escorted us to security and we were off to the Kudoo Airport, located only an hour flight from Male. Kudoo Airport was the smallest airport I’ve ever seen in my life! Basically just a runway. There was also a staff member waiting at the Kudoo Airport to bring us to the speedboat. We were served a welcome drink and 30 minutes later, we had arrived at the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa.

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Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

First and foremost, yes, the Maldives is the pristine paradise you’ve always imagined. The Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa definitely lived up to my expectations. Crystal clear waters, white sands and lush greenery make this the picturesque holiday postcard we all have in our minds. The Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa has 50 total villas and 14 are Water Villas. The entire resort is located on the smallest island I’ve ever been on, only taking 20 minutes to walk all the way around it. I was able to stay at both a Pool Villa and a Water Villa but in this article, I will focus on the famous Water Villa stay experience.

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Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

When you first set your eyes on the Water Villas, your head might explode from the sheer beauty. When you open the door, you’ll enter the very spacious villa and most likely be immediately attracted to the impeccable views.

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

The Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa Water Villas are equipped similarly, with a sofa, lounge chair, beautiful bed, coffee and tea station, desk area, outdoor daybed, outdoor lounge chairs and spacious bathroom. Everywhere I sat or laid down in this Water Villa was quite comfortable. Be careful when enjoying the daybed, if you slip off, you’re going for a dip. When the water was calm I could look straight down to see the fish clearly, beautiful! The villas are masterfully designed to maintain the privacy of all guests which I’m sure can be appreciated by all. It was also great to be able to go snorkeling directly from the villa!

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

The bathroom of this Water Villa was super impressive with its large bathtub and outstanding view. There were two sinks with high-quality toiletries. There was also a large shower stall with skylight. I quickly fell in love with my Water Villa and never wanted to leave!

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Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

All of the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa’s public facilities are situated around the property’s gorgeous main pool. From all areas of the island, guests only need to walk a maximum of 10 minutes to reach 2 restaurants, a bar, spa, gym, dive center, library, reception, 2 pools and more.

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Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

The pool compliments the Hadahaa island perfectly. The beach is just a few steps from the pool as well! Every morning we would enjoy our breakfast overlooking this beautiful pool at the Park Hyatt Hadahaa’s all-day dining restaurant. The breakfast had an impressive amount of à la carte options with a variety of cuisines as well as a sizable buffet. All the items we tried at breakfast were great, and over the five days, we had plenty to sample from.

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Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

The hotel food and beverage staff at breakfast were very observant and always met our needs. Most were all genuine and felt more like new friends than simply staff. After I shared with one that I enjoyed spicy food, they always remembered to serve me chili with all of my meals. Another staff member named Nicole even offered me Chinese chili packets from her personal stash! I’m impressed.

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

There are multiple food and beverage packages available and I would recommend the full board option, as there is nowhere else to eat on the island. Overall. the food was quite good. Not every dish blew my mind, but I enjoyed a majority. Whether it was a burger by the pool, kung pao chicken off of the a la carte menu, or one of their buffet dinners at their Grill, I’m sure everyone can find something to enjoy.

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Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

The Park Hyatt Hadahaa Maldives features a modestly sized gym, which I had all to myself throughout the 5 day visit.

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

An activity not to be missed while visiting the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is the incredible snorkeling and diving! We found it very easy to borrow equipment for the duration of our stay and enjoy the absolutely incredible conditions. While snorkeling at the Park Hyatt Hadahaa I saw more types of fish than I’ve ever seen anywhere else in the world. Seeing all of this beautiful nature reinforced the need to take care of our planet so we can continue to enjoy it for years to come.

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Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa did a great job at incorporating the local culture into the experience. For example, each day of the stay, during the turn-down service, the staff gifted us a local Maldivian dessert accompanied with a card explaining it. Little extras like this add to this superb luxurious experience.

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Another activity that I would highly recommend while visiting the Park Hyatt Hadahaa Maldives is to visit the Vidhun Spa. I’ve had numerous spa treatments, all around the world and this massage jumped to one of the top positions on my list! It was so good, that I’ve written about it in a separate article, which you can read by clicking here.

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

It’s easy to see that I had nothing but positive things to say about the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa. I’m raving about it because I feel so wonderful about the entire experience! I really felt a connection with the resort and staff members. This is a beautiful piece of heaven in which you don’t need to have any plans when you visit, just relax and enjoy. The major takeaway should be that the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is simply a must visit!

Reserve YOUR room at the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa now!
It's the last day of my 5 night stay at the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa. Not often does this happen, but I really don't want to go. The sadness is real, and hitting me hard like a freight train. From start to finish this, stay was a great one.  …

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.2
Value - 9.1
Feng Shui - 9.3
Convenience - 9.3
Service - 9.5

9.3

Must visit!

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Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

Hotel

North Huvadhoo, Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Republic of Maldives, 20054

Phone: +960 682 1234

 


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Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa: Water Villa Review Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Vidhun Spa Review: Best Massage in the Maldives

18 Jun 2018

I’ve had tons of spa treatments as a professional travel blogger. A small minority of the spas I visit are truly exceptional. One of these mindbogglingly good spa experiences was during a recent stay at Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa which you must read about!

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Vidhun Spa Review: Best Massage in the Maldives Asia Blog Maldives Spas

We were of course greeted with a smile and welcome drink. This was no ordinary welcome drink, this was coconut with pepper, something very unique indeed. The first thing you’ll notice is how serene the spa is in its design. A large pool is just next to the lobby, which we walked past to get to the treatment villas. I tried their signature Sehathu massage.

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Vidhun Spa Review: Best Massage in the Maldives Asia Blog Maldives Spas

Vidhun Spa Review: Best Massage in the Maldives Asia Blog Maldives Spas

The treatment villas were equipped with an outdoor jacuzzi, multiple seating areas and amazingly comfortable massage tables. The treatment tables could easily have been normal mattresses. Therapists were from all over the world and true professionals in their craft. With every long stroke, I slipped deeper into relaxation, even drifting off to sleep for 5-10 minutes. It’s like the therapist could see into my body, and knew exactly which places held the most tension. This massage blew my mind!

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Sadly the massage was soon over after 60 minutes and then we were served a hot lemongrass tea to finish. I love lemongrass. From beginning to end, this was a flawless spa treatment. Visiting the Vidhun Spa at Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa is a no-brainer. There is nothing I can complain about because it was all perfect. Not only can I suggest you to visit The Vidhun Spa, I urge you!

I've had tons of spa treatments as a professional travel blogger. A small minority of the spas I visit are truly exceptional. One of these mindbogglingly good spa experiences was during a recent stay at Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa which you must read about! We were of course greeted with…

The Nitty Gritty

Treatment - 9.9
Value - 9.8
Feng Shui - 9.5
Convenience - 10
Service - 10

9.8

Incredible!

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The Vidhun Spa at Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

Spa

North Huvadhoo, Gaafu Alifu Atoll, Republic of Maldives, 20054

Phone: +960 682 1234

 

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway

16 Jun 2018

It was my first trip to Maldives and while there, I paid a visit to the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma. The resort is quite convenient to visit because it doesn’t require an additional flight from Male. Simply arrive from your international flight, and take a speedboat transfer. We were greeted warmly by the delightful staff at the resort’s arrival jetty, and then proceeded to the reception for a speedy check in where the property’s features were explained in detail while enjoying our welcome drink!

 

Click HERE to check out the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma!

 

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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

The Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma has several types of villas. Some are located on land, while others are over-water. The Overwater Villas are located on the opposite end of the island from the reception, in a very quiet area. The resort’s buggy service made it convenient to move from one end to the other with ease.

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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

The Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Overwater Villas are comfortably spacious. They are comprised of a large bedroom area, with an elevated mattress and a living room area with large sofa. Just beyond the living room is a small balcony which looks over the villa’s private deck and ocean.

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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

There is a hammock built into the deck which makes it possible to look directly down at the water below. Not a bad place to relax!

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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

The bathrooms of the Overwater Villas have an outdoor shower, indoor vanity and outdoor bathtub. I appreciated the fact that the skylight let in lots of natural light.

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Overall, the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Overwater Villas have a lovely design and color. The whites and blues put me into a relaxed mood. A feature I certainly appreciated was that all villas were stocked with Illy Coffee. Nothing like having quality coffee while on holiday!

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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

From the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Overwater Villas, there were breathtaking views during both daytime and nighttime. Whether it was gazing out at a sky full of stars, or watching the sunrise, it was magical!

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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

All of the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma’s food and beverage outlets are located in one area. Both a la carte and buffet options are available. The restaurants offered a large variety of food from all parts of the world. I found the dishes to be always changing and interesting throughout my week-long stay. The great tasting food was very consistent.

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

During my stay at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives I was able to experience two themed buffet dinners, one was a local Maldivian feast with entertainment, and the other was a seafood barbecue. Both had tons of scrumptious options, and it was exciting to be introduced to Maldivian dishes I had never tried before!

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Most of the food and beverage outlets look out over the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma’s large pool and beyond. It seemed that a majority of guests spent their entire holiday at this beach simply relaxing.

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

What truly impressed me about the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma was the amount of activities offered. So many great activities and so little time! My favorite of them all was swimming with the sea turtles, read all about that experience and the other activities in this separate article.

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Another activity I enjoyed while at the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma was a spa treatment at their Kandooma Spa. Read about the lovely spa experience in a separate article as well.

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Next to the Kandooma Spa is the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma’s fully-equipped fitness center. During most of my gym visits it was fairly quiet, I think most guests were focused on other activities, like napping. The gym had all of the equipment I needed and more!

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Throughout the stay, I rarely witnessed any slip-ups when it came to service. The Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma is a great place for a family getaway, and a great place to experience lots of thrilling activities. The Overwater Villas were lovely and my recommendation for anyone planning a visit. When it was all said and done, I had a lovely stay at the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma in Maldives and would recommend it for your next family holiday!

Reserve YOUR room at the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma now!
It was my first trip to Maldives and while there, I paid a visit to the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma. The resort is quite convenient to visit because it doesn't require an additional flight from Male. Simply arrive from your international flight, and take a speedboat transfer. We were greeted warmly…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.5
Value - 8.7
Feng Shui - 7
Convenience - 8.9
Service - 8

8.4

Beautiful!

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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

Hotel

Kandooma Fushi, South Male’ Atoll, Republic of Maldives

Phone: +960 664 0511

 


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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives Review: A Family Fun Getaway Asia Blog Hotels Maldives

Kandooma Spa Review: Relax in Maldives

16 Jun 2018

During my stay at the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma in the Maldives, I had a chance to visit their Kandooma Spa. This was unique, as it’s two different brands incorporated that usually aren’t found together. The spa is located in the center of the island and surrounded by greenery.

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Kandooma Spa Review: Relax in Maldives Asia Blog Maldives Spas

Upon arrival, we were escorted to a comfortable seating area and served a ginger flavored welcome drink, it was incredibly refreshing!

Kandooma Spa Review: Relax in Maldives Asia Blog Maldives Spas

Kandooma Spa Review: Relax in Maldives Asia Blog Maldives Spas

For the treatment, we chose their signature Shambhala Massage and then were headed to the treatment rooms. The treatment rooms were spacious and had a view of an outdoor pool. I felt the therapists were very talented in their craft, and did a great job overall. I left feeling incredibly relaxed and my super-tight shoulders were relaxed.

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From beginning to end, the service at the Kandooma Spa at the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives was superb. The staff really knew how to treat their guests and I can easily recommend you to try a spa treatment there for yourself!

During my stay at the Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma in the Maldives, I had a chance to visit their Kandooma Spa. This was unique, as it's two different brands incorporated that usually aren’t found together. The spa is located in the center of the island and surrounded by greenery. Upon…

The Nitty Gritty

Treatment - 8
Value - 8.5
Feng Shui - 8.5
Convenience - 9
Service - 9

8.6

Wow!

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Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Spa

Spa

Kandooma Fushi, South Male’ Atoll, Republic of Maldives

Phone: +960 664 0511

 


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