The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi

It was my first trip to Abu Dhabi in four years and my first stop was at The St. Regis Hotel. From the moment I walked in I felt that I was in the presence of luxury. The lobby is one of the most impressive lobbies I’ve ever visited. Incredibly grand ceilings, tall curved staircases, chandeliers and of course, a pianist. If you sit there long enough they will even offer you dates and Arabic coffee, what a delight. After a smooth check-in process, it was time to head up to my room on the 44th floor!

 

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The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The room was gorgeous, possessing the classic St. Regis atmosphere I’ve grown accustomed to. The personalized welcome PIERREBLAKE cupcakes were also a delight with their beauty and deliciousness. Seriously, I will not forget these super special and tasty cupcakes!

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The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

As with other St. Regis Hotels, the Abu Dhabi property offers a fantastic butler service. There isn’t a Club Lounge, but no need to fear because the butler service makes up for it. At any time of the day you can call your butler and be assisted with nearly anything including complimentary tea and coffee with cookies.

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The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The bathroom is an area of the room where this beautiful St. Regis Abu Dhabi truly shined. I felt like a king with all of the marble. The shower was gorgeous but the bathtub was the centerpiece!

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My room had a lovely view of the surrounding area, gorgeous at all times of day!

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The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Abu Dhabi offers multiple pools and gyms! There is one next to the Remede Spa in the main building of the property, and one at the Nation Riviera Beach Club, accessible by tunnel! I love the relaxation areas in The St. Regis Remede Spa, which had a great design and seriously amazing service. The attendants were there to offer anything you desire and more.

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The pools was also beautifully designed in two different ways. The St. Regis Nation Riviera Beach Club Pool seemed a bit larger, but guests also have an option to easily visit the property’s adjoining beachfront. The Nation Riviera Beach Club also features a steam room and sauna.

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The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

There was quite an extensive and impressive buffet for breakfast and also for dinner at The Terrace On The Corniche Restaurant. The Terrace Restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating, along with tons of great staff to make sure you your needs are fulfilled. I was satisfied on multiple occasions, enjoying several meals at this quality venue. I would highly recommend you to visit on their seafood night. It is possible to order items a la carte also, even though this is primarily a buffet. I recommend you to try the spicy salmon sashimi dish!

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The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Another restaurant at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi I was able to try for dinner was the Italian restaurant called Villa Toscana. I was impressed at how full the dining room was during dinner. This was clearly a very popular restaurant. I sampled several dishes from the menu and some of my favorites were the bruschetta and the tenderloin. Also, I wasn’t feeling great that evening, but a staff member helped me feel better by making an incredible customized cocktail. Thanks Villa Toscana staff!

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My experience at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi Hotel were nothing short of glorious! Features of the experience that really stood out in my mind were the amazing butler service, incredible relaxation and fitness facilities, as well as an immaculate luxury design. If you want a hotel that makes you feel like a king or queen, or both, look no further than The St. Regis Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates!

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It was my first trip to Abu Dhabi in four years and my first stop was at The St. Regis Hotel. From the moment I walked in I felt that I was in the presence of luxury. The lobby is one of the most impressive lobbies I've ever visited. Incredibly…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.5
Value - 9.4
Feng Shui - 10
Convenience - 10
Service - 9

9.6

Nearly Perfect!

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The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Hotel

Nation Tower, Corniche, P.O. Box 60476, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Phone: +971 2 694 4444

 


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The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

The St. Regis Hotel Review: Super Luxury in Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Asia Blog Hotels United Arab Emirates

Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai’s Supreme Luxury Hotel

My first Raffles Hotel visit was in Istanbul, Turkey, which was an eye-opening experience that left a very strong impression on me. The whole experience was grandiose in nature, luxury everything and was a great first impression to what the Raffles brand is all about. Some time had passed, and then, during my latest trip to Dubai, I visited my second Raffles property. Lets just say that I had very high expectations.

 

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Raffles Dubai is located comfortably near the airport and a short distance from the center of Dubai. Raffles Dubai is also very convenient as it’s connected to WAFI Mall in the hotel’s lobby and only 400 meters from the Dubai Healthcare City Metro Station. The feature of the property that first caught my attention was the extravagant lobby. High ceilings with lots of gold made this feel incredibly spacious and luxurious along with a very apparent Egyptian theme. Actually, Raffles Dubai has an Egyptian theme throughout its entirety which is evident in both the interior and exterior design. After arriving, I headed up to the Raffles Club Lounge on the 10th floor for my check-in.

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Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

My Raffles Club Room was located on the seventh floor and had a beautiful view of the pool as well as a stunning view of the Dubai skyline. This was the most complete view of Dubai that I had ever seen! My Raffles Club Room had a large balcony which was a great spot for taking pictures and just enjoying in general. The room was a very spacious 70 m² which felt more like a suite than simply a room, and probably the reason why they refer to them as Room Suites. Once again, there is the gorgeous Egyptian theme everywhere you look!

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I loved that they included Turkish delights on the welcome platter.

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Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

The bathroom was impressive with a large bathtub, separate shower stall and large vanity with two sinks. The bathroom could be opened up to the rest of the room if necessary with its window.

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Raffles Dubai had a great coffee maker and tea station I was sure to use daily! They had great quality tea as well as coffee.

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Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

What sets Raffles apart from lots of the competition is the magnificent Butler Service. Our butler Kingston did a great job making sure all our needs were met! He even went above and beyond by surprising us with a bubble bath and providing a bottle of champagne!

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Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Raffles Club Guests receive two items of complimentary laundry service during their stay which made me super happy to get back my pearly white dress shirts! Raffles Club guests also have access to the Raffles Club Lounge on the 10th floor which includes continental breakfast, afternoon tea and evening open bar and canapes. Their lounge breakfast is quite limited and more of a snack than anything. In contrary, the main breakfast of Raffles Dubai is quite extensive and where you should go to eat.

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Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Where the Raffles Club Lounge really shines is with their afternoon tea and evening food and drink. I found the selection to also be fairly modest but the quality of food and flavor was top-notch. In this respect, Raffles Dubai focused on quality over quantity, which I can appreciate.

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Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

An activity I took part in during my stay was their Floral Afternoon Tea in the Raffles Dubai lobby. Feel free to read about that full experience in a separate article here. Spoiler alert: it was superb!

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Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Another strength of Raffles Dubai is their incredible Raffles Spa. After I checked in for my appointment time I was served a cool welcome drink and date which began my journey to relaxation. The treatment room was quite appealing visually. My therapist did a great job at focusing on the points that held the most tension and did her best to release them.

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Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

The treatment finished with tea and snacks in a relaxation room. All in all, I would highly recommend you to experience a spa treatment at the Raffles Spa in Dubai. From start to finish the whole experience was very enjoyable and smooth.

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Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

As mentioned, I stayed in a Raffles Club Room but also had a tour of some of the other room types. Raffles is known for its luxurious accommodations and this was extremely evident in some of the very extravagant suites.

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Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Raffles Dubai has several food and beverage outlets and the hotel’s main breakfast takes place in their Azur Restaurant. The breakfast buffet was very extensive, satisfying indeed and left nothing to be desired in terms of selection. With that being said, there were a few minor hiccups in the breakfast service itself, but the team showed how much they cared by working hard to make things right.

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Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

During my stay I also had a chance to give the Raffle’s Solo Italian Restaurant & Bar a try.

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Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

The pool, gym and relaxation areas at the property were incredibly impressive! The gym has brand-new equipment, all feeling like it was fresh out of the box. So much quality equipment and only a few days to enjoy it. The gym looks out over their incredibly beautiful and special pool. Once you’ve finished your workout I would definitely recommend taking a step into the relaxation facilities located in the changing rooms where you can find the steam room, sauna and jacuzzi. One of my favorite ways to relax!

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Overall, my stay at Raffles Dubai was very enjoyable! I had high expectations from my previous stay at Raffles Istanbul and in most areas Raffles Dubai lived up to them. Raffles Dubai’s strong points included the gorgeous Egyptian luxury design, convenient location, butler service and spa facilities. All in all, I enjoyed my time immensely at the Raffles Dubai Hotel and I’m sure you will too!

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My first Raffles Hotel visit was in Istanbul, Turkey, which was an eye-opening experience that left a very strong impression on me. The whole experience was grandiose in nature, luxury everything and was a great first impression to what the Raffles brand is all about. Some time had passed, and…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9
Value - 9.1
Feng Shui - 9.5
Convenience - 9
Service - 8.3

9

Uber Luxury!

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Raffles Dubai

Hotel

13th Street, Sheikh Rashid Rd, Wafi city – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Phone: +971 4 324 8888

 


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Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

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Raffles Dubai Review: Dubai's Supreme Luxury Hotel Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Raffles Afternoon Tea Review: Dubai’s Best Afternoon Tea

While staying at Raffles Dubai, I made it a point to try out their afternoon tea in that takes place in their lavish lobby. If you haven’t, read all about my Raffles Hotel experience here. Raffles Dubai is located near the Dubai Healthcare City Metro station, conveniently between the airport and downtown. A perfect location for anyone to drop by for afternoon tea!

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Raffles Afternoon Tea Review: Dubai's Best Afternoon Tea Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

Raffles Afternoon Tea Review: Dubai's Best Afternoon Tea Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

The setting for their afternoon tea is in Raffles Dubai’s glorious Egyptian themed lobby. This lobby is incredibly grand, with very tall ceilings, and gold accents. We went for their special Floral afternoon tea for two! The tea menu was created by their Executive Pastry Chef Wolfgang Wagenleiter. I had a chance to meet him and and gain a deeper understanding of his menu.

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The most important items of an afternoon tea offering can be are the scones, clotted cream and the tea. Raffles Dubai does all correctly. Pierre certified.

Raffles Afternoon Tea Review: Dubai's Best Afternoon Tea Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

Raffles Afternoon Tea Review: Dubai's Best Afternoon Tea Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

The rest of the items are also lovely including their mini burgers! For this afternoon tea I went with a flowering tea which looked beautiful and tasted great as well.

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The afternoon tea at Raffles Dubai was flawless! If you’re looking for a quality afternoon tea in Dubai, look no further than Raffles Hotel!

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While staying at Raffles Dubai, I made it a point to try out their afternoon tea in that takes place in their lavish lobby. If you haven't, read all about my Raffles Hotel experience here. Raffles Dubai is located near the Dubai Healthcare City Metro station, conveniently between the airport…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9.8
Value - 9
Feng Shui - 9
Convenience - 9.5
Service - 8.5

9.2

Impeccable!

9


 

Raffles Dubai Afternoon Tea

Hotel

13th Street, Sheikh Rashid Rd, Wafi city – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Phone: +971 4 324 8888

 

Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina

While in Dubai, I stayed at the Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites. The property is located next to the Dubai Marina and very near The Palm Jumeirah. The property is easily reachable by public transit with its nearby tram stop.

 

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Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

For my short stay I had a massive two bedroom suite! The suite featured an incredibly large living room, four bathrooms, a full kitchen, balcony, washing machine, storage room with extra bed and much more. It was easy to understand why a majority of the property is occupied by long stay guests.

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Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

In the kitchen you will find everything you could possibly need, just like home. The kitchen is stocked with instant coffee, tea and 2 large bottles of water as well.

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Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

One bedroom of the suite was equipped with twin beds, while the master bedroom had one large bed. Both of the full-sized bathrooms were equipped with bathtubs and shower combinations. The other two were half bathrooms.

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Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

On the fifth floor of the Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites you will find the pool, spa, gym and relaxation areas. The pool is on the smaller side and looks out over the harbor. The gym actually packs quite a punch with its also modest size but extensive amount of quality equipment. I enjoyed the relaxation area in the changing room equipped with hot tub, steam room and sauna.

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Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

The Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites offers breakfast on the ground floor. Breakfast is in a buffet format with lots to choose from. I was impressed by how tasty every item was as well as the warm and attentive service that came with a smile. It is possible to sit both indoors and outdoors for breakfast. This property does not have a Marriott Executive Club Lounge.

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Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

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Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

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Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

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Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

For food and beverage outlets, I especially enjoyed The Croft and The Observatory. I’ve written a special article all about my experience at The Observatory Dubai, which made it to my top steakhouses in Dubai, which you can read here. The Croft on the other hand offers a very unique concept which is an alcohol buffet paired with a multiple course and multiple cuisine menu. The evening at The Croft took us on a great adventure that I will never forget! This definitely will be great for those of you who love to drink copious amounts of alcohol and eat enjoyable food. Overall, I enjoyed the experience at The Croft, the service was great, although some of the dishes had room for improvement.

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I enjoyed my stay in Dubai, where I was able to experience several different districts of this bustling metropolis. I enjoyed staying at the Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites because it felt like a vacation from the busier parts of the city center. If you visit Dubai I would recommend you to visit both a property in the city center as well as a property along the water such as the Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites.

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While in Dubai, I stayed at the Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites. The property is located next to the Dubai Marina and very near The Palm Jumeirah. The property is easily reachable by public transit with its nearby tram stop.   Click HERE to check out the Marriott Harbour Hotel…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 8
Value - 7.5
Feng Shui - 7
Convenience - 7
Service - 9

7.7

Nice!

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Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites

Hotel

King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Phone: +971 4 319 4000

 


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Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Marriott Harbour Hotel Review: Stay at the Dubai Marina Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

3 Best Restaurants for Steak in Dubai

No matter how many foods I try, one meal that will hold a special place in my heart is simply a nice steak, cooked medium-rare, a glass of full-bodied red wine and French fries with bearnaise sauce. This is a meal that can generally be found anywhere around the world, but not all preparations are created equal.

Dubai is known for its many luxuries, including fine food. During my latest Dubai trip, I ventured deep into the land of fine steakhouses that offered high-end meat. I sampled several but there were three restaurants in particular which absolutely blew me away! Without further ado, I give to you the 3 Best Restaurants for Steak in Dubai.


3. The Exchange Grill

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The Exchange Grill is located at the Dubai World Trade Center Metro Station inside of the Fairmont Dubai Hotel. I’ve actually written a full, in-depth review of my experience, which you can find in this separate article. From beginning to end the meal at The Exchange Grill was flawless. From the bread to the appetizers, the lovely Australian Wagyu, to the service, I was in dining heaven. The staff were knowledgeable about what they were serving which was also delightful.

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For the evening, I went with the Australian Kobe Cuisine AA9, which was delicious! The only shortcoming of The Exchange Grill, compared to the others, was the lack of city view. Of course the bull-inspired interior design was great but the experience is definitely improved with a breathtaking vista.


 

The Exchange Grill at Fairmont Dubai

Restaurant

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

Phone: + 971 4 332 5555

 


2. The Observatory Bar & Grill

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The Observatory Grill is perched atop the Marriott Harbour Hotel and Suites, which you can read about my experience here. The restaurant offers a truly remarkable view of the Dubai Marina.

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I ordered the 200 gram USA Wagyu Steak and it was prepared perfectly. The Observatory Grill not only did great with the beef, but also their lobster entree, side dishes, dessert and service were top-notch.

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The actual quality of meat may have been better at The Exchange Grill, but the overall experience along with the Dubai Marina view jumped this restaurant to number 2 on the list.


 

The Observatory Bar and Grill

Restaurant

52nd Level Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, Al Saud Street, Dubai Marina – Dubai

Phone: + 971 04 319 4000

 


1. Prime68

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Prime68 is located in the CBD of Dubai, in an area known as Business Bay, atop Tower A of the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel. Prime68 excels in its view (nearly 20 stories higher than The Observatory Grill) and selection of meat. Of the three, Prime68 is the only venue offering AAco’s AA9 Master Kobe Wagyu.

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Not only do you get to enjoy the finest Australian Wagyu available, but you’ll be chewing it while looking out over a very incredible view.

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I’ll be the first to admit that although Prime68’s starters were good, they weren’t as tasty as The Exchange Grill or The Observatory Grill. However, if we focus on quality of steak, wine selection and ambiance, Prime68 takes the top position.


 

Prime68

Restaurant

68th Floor, JW Marriott Hotel – Sheikh Zayed Rd – Dubai

Phone: + 971 04 414 3000

 


Conclusion

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When it’s all said and done, these three restaurants all offer fantastic experiences! Prime68 is my favorite overall, but I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend The Exchange Grill or The Observatory Grill as well! Bon appetite.

Vault Skybar Review: A Top View of Dubai

Dubai has such a beautiful skyline, it might be difficult to choose where is the best place to enjoy it. One must consider if they want to see its entirety or perhaps they want to sit right in it. While visiting the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Hotel, which you can read about here, I paid a visit to Vault.

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Vault Skybar Review: A Top View of Dubai Asia Bars Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

Vault Skybar Review: A Top View of Dubai Asia Bars Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

I arrived to the 71st floor of the JW Marriott Marquis’s Tower A and stepped into Vault. Immediately, I was enthralled with the incredible views of Dubai! In my opinion, Vault offers the best view of the Burj Khalifa in the city.

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Vault Skybar Review: A Top View of Dubai Asia Bars Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

Vault Skybar Review: A Top View of Dubai Asia Bars Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

Vaults offers tons of seating options, which are all very comfortable. We tried two cocktails for the evening which were Vault Member and Amor Oscuro. Not only did I enjoy the drinks, but also sampled some enjoyable food. Both the chicken wings and the charcuterie platter were exactly what I desired. The charcuterie platter was presented in a very unique way as well.

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Overall, the drinks were decent and the food was lovely. Where Vault really shines, is its incredible view of Dubai. If you’re looking for one of the best views of the city, I can highly recommend Vault for your destination to enjoy the skyline of the Dubai!

Dubai has such a beautiful skyline, it might be difficult to choose where is the best place to enjoy it. One must consider if they want to see its entirety or perhaps they want to sit right in it. While visiting the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Hotel, which you can…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 7
Value - 7.9
Feng Shui - 9
Convenience - 9
Service - 9

8.4

Spectacular!

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Vault Dubai

Bar

71st and 72nd Floors, Tower A of JW Marriott Marquis Dubai
Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Phone: +971 4 414 3000

 


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JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai’s Beautiful Twin Towers

After an absolutely phenomenal JW Marriott stay in Mumbai, which you can read about here, I was excited to visit the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai. The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is located in Business Bay, which is the central business district of the city. A huge plus to the location is the great river walk just next to the property.

 

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JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

After checking in, I made my way up to my room and on the way noticed a fairly modest interior design. Once I stepped into my 55th floor room, I was immediately drawn to the impressive view. I never got sick of the view for the duration of my stay. The room was equipped with the incredibly soft Marriott bedding, comfortable seating, desk, day bed and hot water kettle. Unfortunately, there was no coffee machine in the room. The rooms were modern featuring universal plugs and the entire room could be controlled from a controller next to the bed.

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JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

The bathroom was  spacious yet minimal in its design. It had a full-sized bathtub, shower stall and quality toiletries I’ve come to know from Marriott.

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JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Thank you JW Marriott Marquis team for the dates! Overall, I did appreciate the minimal design of the space, but it didn’t scream luxury like the other JW Marriott Hotels I’ve visited in the past.

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JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

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JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

During the stay, I was able to try several food and beverage outlets which included Kitchen6, Prime68, Aqua, La Farine and Vault. The Kitchen6 dinner buffet offered a very wide variety of cuisines from several regions. The dining room at Kitchen6 was incredibly large and really had everything I needed to enjoy my evening. Not many big-ticket items on the buffet, but everything was delicious. Kitchen6 truly excelled in their service, well done staff! Make sure you read about Prime68 in my 3 Best Restaurants for Steak in Dubai article and their Vault bar in this article.

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JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

One of my favorite features of the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai was the location along the Al Jadaf Canal! During the night, I was able to capture some lovely photographs of this property and surrounding area.

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JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

It was very convenient that the Marriott Executive Club Lounge was located below my room on the 37th floor. The Marriott Executive Club Lounge offers a dedicated breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails and canapes. Although the lounge played host to lots of guests, the selection was fairly modest in its offering and setup in a self-service fashion. It was possible to place individual orders with the staff, if you could flag someone down, an area for improvement indeed.

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JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

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JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

The spa, fitness center and relaxation areas are located on the 3rd floor of the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. During the stay I experienced all of the facilities numerous times. I was incredibly impressed with the quality of the massage at the Saray Spa. My therapist knew exactly what my body needed. There wasn’t one time where I felt uncomfortable and I would totally recommend you to treat yourself to a treatment as well. The Saray Spa even has Dead Sea Salt Bath which was a great way to relax and warm-up before my signature massage treatment. Nothing like floating completely effortless

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JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

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JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

In the gym you’ll find an extensive amount of equipment of the highest quality. Although the gym was busy, there was always enough equipment for all. I especially enjoyed the changing rooms and relaxation areas equipped with both steam rooms and saunas. This beautifully designed area was always delightfully clean and a perfect place to relax.

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JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

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JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai’s pool is located just a few floors up from the gym. The pool looks great both during the day and night, and clearly a very popular spot for hotel guests. If you are hungry I’d recommend the calamari at Aqua, the poolside restaurant and bar.

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JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

The JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai surprised me as the experience was slightly different than I’ve experienced at other JW Marriotts around the world. Overall, the experience was positive, but my major takeaway was that it was less luxurious than other JW Marriotts. When it was all said and done, I enjoyed my stay at the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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After an absolutely phenomenal JW Marriott stay in Mumbai, which you can read about here, I was excited to visit the JW Marriott Marquis in Dubai. The JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is located in Business Bay, which is the central business district of the city. A huge plus to the…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 7.5
Value - 7
Feng Shui - 7.7
Convenience - 9
Service - 7.3

7.7

Solid.

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JW Marriott Marquis Dubai Hotel

Hotel

Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, Dubai 121000 United Arab Emirates

Phone: +971 4 414 0000

 


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JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

JW Marriott Marquis Review: Dubai's Beautiful Twin Towers Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience

On my recent trip to Dubai, I stayed at Le Royal Club, which is the luxury side of the Le Meridian Hotel Dubai. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre is a massive compound made up of practically 2 hotels in 1, 18 food and beverage outlets, a massive fitness center and 5 swimming pools. The whole complex is conveniently located near the airport, but not too close to have any disturbances. Le Royal Club guests are offered complementary airport transfers, which is definitely noteworthy.

 

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Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Royal Club is basically a standalone luxury hotel equipped with it’s own reception, lounge, bar, rooftop pool, business center and spa. Le Royal Club guests also have a private driveway and entrance which makes it a breeze to come and go.

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Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

My Royal Club Room was located on the second floor and felt fairly massive at 52 square meters. Throughout the room, there were lots of white, purple and black colors. There was a view of the nearby residential area. My Le Royal Club Room was a perfect place to unwind with a great bed and bedding along with comfortable seating. Shortly after we arrived, our welcome drink was delivered directly to our room. How luxurious!

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Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

I especially enjoyed the unique chocolate welcome amenity.

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Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

The bathroom was quite remarkable with its jacuzzi tub, large multi-function shower, partitioned toilet and bidet.

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The Royal Club Room featured a capsule coffeemaker and large closet, perfect for long or short stays. From Le Royal Club’s rooftop pool you can see the skyline of Dubai. Next to the pool there were also saunas for both men and women. There really isn’t much reason to leave Le Royal Club!

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Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

During my stay I was able to sample several of the various food and beverage outlets on the property including Sukhothai Thai Restaurant, M’s Grill Steakhouse and Casa Mia Italian Restaurant. Sukhothai was my favorite! With my rich history in Thailand, I can assure you that the food was authentic and incredibly tasty. I spent some time speaking with the chef and feel confident in the quality of the food. Sukhothai Restaurant gave me my much needed Thai food fix!

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Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

M’s Grill offers quality beef from Australia and the US. I went for the Australian Wagyu which was lovely. Overall, Australian Wagyu is great, but a different product than Wagyu originating from Japan which I tend to eat more of. That being said, the service at M’s Grill is top-notch with its fairly casual atmosphere.

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Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Casa Mia Italian Restaurant ended up impressing me with a few of their incredibly dishes including the Beef fillet Tagliata “Valdarnese Style” and a special lobster pasta. The ambiance in Case Mia was a bit more intimate and a bit dark. The service was good at this venue just as with the property’s other outlets. Worth a visit if you’re looking for great Italian food!

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Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

The fitness center at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre was absolutely massive. The gym accepts both in and out of house guests. The fitness center has a CrossFit gym as well, which I did not expect. There is also a fitness pool just next to the gym.

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Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

The lounge at Le Royal Club has an extensive à la carte and buffet breakfast, long-lasting afternoon tea and evening cocktails and canapes. The offering of food and drink is a strong point and could potentially replace all your meals while visiting the property. I would highly recommend ordering Turkish coffee with dates!

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Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre is a massive compound with lots to take note of. Overall, my stay was quite positive. I definitely enjoyed Le Royal Club experience while having all of the conveniences of the larger property at my disposal, but also a degree of separation and privacy. It would be easy to be comfortable for an extended time at Le Royal Club. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre definitely gets a recommendation in Pierre’s book!

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On my recent trip to Dubai, I stayed at Le Royal Club, which is the luxury side of the Le Meridian Hotel Dubai. Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre is a massive compound made up of practically 2 hotels in 1, 18 food and beverage outlets, a massive fitness…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9
Value - 9.2
Feng Shui - 9.1
Convenience - 9.2
Service - 9.1

9.1

Incredible!

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Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre

Hotel

Airport Road, PO Box 10001, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Phone: +971-4-217 0000

 


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Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Le Meridien Hotel Review Dubai: Le Royal Club Experience Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai

While in Dubai, I stayed at the Vida Downtown Hotel. The Vida Downtown is located in the thick of the action when it comes to the center of the bustling metropolis of Dubai. The property is just a stones throw away from major attractions such as the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. Incredibly convenient.

 

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Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

It all started with a welcome drink in the Vida Downtown’s gorgeous lobby. The separated reception desks bring a very modern and relaxed atmosphere to the lobby compared to a large single counter. Beautifully designed furniture and lovely flower arrangements make this a comfortable place to be. After a quick chat with the reception staff, it was time to see my room!

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Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

My room was on the sixth floor, which is the top floor of the Vida Downtown Hotel Dubai. From my window there was a pleasant city view. The room was modest in size but the layout satisfied me completely. The room definitely offered both fashion and function, my inner minimalist was beaming with joy. I was impressed by how comfortable the lounge chair was.

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Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

The bathroom of this room also packed a punch for its size. Small but comfortable and of high quality. There was a shower stall, bathtub and separated toilet stall.

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Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

In the closet is a coffee and tea station and refrigerator. I truly enjoyed that the TV doubled as a control center for room service.

Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

During the stay at Vida Downtown Dubai we ordered room service on one occasion. We tried pizza, a shawarma sandwich and a mezze platter. Everything was quite delicious and delivered quickly. I’d recommend the shawarma sandwich!

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Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

The gym was also located on the sixth floor, just down the hallway from my room. The gym was separated into three rooms with free-weights, cardio machines and weight machines. Much like the rooms, this was smaller in size but well-designed. Completely sufficient for a great workout.

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Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

During my stay at the Vida Downtown Hotel I had the pleasure of eating at their 3in1 Restaurant. 3in1 is their all day dining restaurant. Breakfast was fantastic, with both an extensive à la carte menu as well as small buffet. I’d recommend combining a Turkish coffee with dates!

Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

I had a chance to meet the lovely Chef Ian Mancais as he is currently revamping the menu with truly inspired dishes that will blow your mind with all of the bold flavors. The new menu was so great that I’ve written about it in a separate article!

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Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

The pool is located just outside the 3in1 Restaurant. When I walked around the pool, I felt like I was on a Hollywood movie set with its beautiful poolside cabanas.

Vida Downtown Review: A Contemporary Hotel in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Hotels United Arab Emirates

The Vida Downtown Dubai Hotel is modern, conveniently located, high quality, has great food and appealing on the eyes. It’s a smaller property, but packs a serious punch in all regards. All in all, I would highly recommend a stay at the Vida Downtown Dubai Hotel.

Reserve YOUR room at the Vida Downtown Dubai now!
While in Dubai, I stayed at the Vida Downtown Hotel. The Vida Downtown is located in the thick of the action when it comes to the center of the bustling metropolis of Dubai. The property is just a stones throw away from major attractions such as the Burj Khalifa and…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9
Value - 8.5
Feng Shui - 9.2
Convenience - 9.5
Service - 9

9

Lovely!

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Vida Downtown Hotel

Hotel

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, 114788 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Phone: +97144238899

 


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3in1 Restaurant Review: Exciting New Menu in Dubai

One of my favorite parts of traveling and eating for a living, is getting to meet so many passionate people along the way. Food allows me a bridge to meet people I wouldn’t normally meet. While in Dubai, and staying at the Vida Downtown Hotel (which you can read about here) I had a chance to meet Chef Ian Mancais, and try the new menu he is working on for the 3in1 Restaurant.

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3in1 Restaurant Review: Exciting New Menu in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

3in1 Restaurant Review: Exciting New Menu in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

The restaurant is located poolside and offers a great ambiance indoor and outdoor, both daytime and night.

3in1 Restaurant Review: Exciting New Menu in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

3in1 Restaurant Review: Exciting New Menu in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

Chef Mancais has worked all over the world, and in some truly exciting places. All of his experience is reflected in his revamp of the 3in1 Restaurant menu. The first item I tried was a chicken salad. This chicken salad was not only beautiful in appearance, but bursting with a delicious citrus flavor.

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3in1 Restaurant Review: Exciting New Menu in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

My favorite item from all that we tried was the salmon. The salmon was covered in one of in chef’s signature sauces which is Thai inspired. The more I ate, the more I wanted to keep eating! Seriously a must try, you won’t be disappointed.

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3in1 Restaurant Review: Exciting New Menu in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

3in1 Restaurant Review: Exciting New Menu in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

Other dishes I enjoyed were Chicken Tikka Masala and the beef. The beef was served atop a small ice sculpture for an added wow factor, but besides the presentation the flavor was immense. I also especially enjoyed the small salad served with the Chicken Tikka Masala.

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3in1 Restaurant Review: Exciting New Menu in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

My favorite dessert was made from dates and accompanied with popcorn, mint leaves and other sweet goodness. A very moist cake with crispy popcorn made for a lovely finish to an incredible meal.

3in1 Restaurant Review: Exciting New Menu in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

3in1 Restaurant Review: Exciting New Menu in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

When it was all said and done, my experience at the 3in1 Restaurant was lovely! I enjoyed meeting Chef Ian Mancais and trying out the incredible menu! While the old menu was mostly good, the new menu is impeccable. Definitely worth the trip! Enjoy.

One of my favorite parts of traveling and eating for a living, is getting to meet so many passionate people along the way. Food allows me a bridge to meet people I wouldn't normally meet. While in Dubai, and staying at the Vida Downtown Hotel (which you can read about…

The Nitty Gritty

Taste - 9
Value - 7.7
Feng Shui - 8.9
Convenience - 9.2
Service - 9.5

8.9

Tasty!

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3in1 at Vida Downtown

Restaurant

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, 114788 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Phone: +97144238899

 


3in1 Restaurant Review: Exciting New Menu in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

3in1 Restaurant Review: Exciting New Menu in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates

3in1 Restaurant Review: Exciting New Menu in Dubai Asia Blog Dubai Food United Arab Emirates