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.
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.
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!
I especially enjoyed the unique chocolate welcome amenity.
The bathroom was quite remarkable with its jacuzzi tub, large multi-function shower, partitioned toilet and bidet.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Airport Road, PO Box 10001, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971-4-217 0000