I’ve got some great memories when it comes to the Swissotel Hotel Brand. Previously, I’ve stayed at the Swissotel Kolkata and the Swissotel Merchant Court in Singapore. If you’re a fan of the brand, I would recommend you check out those articles. Now, I was back in the UAE for the fourth time and I got to try out the Swissôtel Living Al Ghurair Dubai. This property is located not too far from the Dubai International Airport, on the north end of the city. There’s a lot going on around in the area and it’s near the Gold Souk and Dubai Creek. Very convenient!
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I was met with warm faces at the check-in counter and then it was up to the 17th floor to see my sweet suite. This suite was incredibly massive! First I walked into the living room that had a dining room table, working desk, capsule coffee machine, and lots of seating. The view from the living room of the Dubai skyline was absolutely jaw-dropping. I got a lot of work done from the desk and got to enjoy the view while doing so!
The suite’s living room at the Swissôtel Living Al Ghurair Dubai had its own half-bathroom.
Everything about this suite is incredibly large, including the bedroom. The northern view, aiming at Sharjah is also easy on the eyes. There are lounge chairs, a king size bed, and enormous closet.
This suite’s master bathroom is the largest I think I have ever seen in a hotel room! The bathroom has two sinks, a large standalone bathtub, bidet, a shower stall that you could fit a whole group of people in, and more. The same quality toiletries were present that I found at other Swissotel propreties.
For my stay at the Swissôtel Living Al Ghurair Dubai I had access to the club lounge, located on the 18th floor. Early on in my stay, I learned that the Swissôtel Living Al Ghurair Dubai actually doesn’t sell any alcohol (a decision made by the owner, not the brand.) Therefore, the club lounge offers a sizable afternoon tea offering, as well as an evening food period. I can honestly say that everything I ate during both periods was very tasty! Paired with the tasty food are a team of friendly club lounge staff.
I visited during the summer and got to experience their Liwan Restaurant for both a buffet breakfast and buffet lunch. I really felt that the selection in both breakfast and lunch were similar and quite substantial. All of the regional cuisines were present as well as international options insuring everyone can find something to enjoy. I especially enjoyed the Indian and Arabic options at Liwan! This was all accompanied with very attentive service from a great team.
On multiple occasions during my stay at Swissôtel Living Al Ghurair Dubai, I felt the urge to truly enjoy myself in the room and order room service! What a life! As I want to give you my readers, my best opinions, I was sure to sample several dishes to experience both the food as well as the service. Turns out the Swissôtel Living Al Ghurair Dubai runs quite a tight ship when it comes to room service! No matter what I ordered, the food always came within 30 minutes and tasted absolutely great! Seriously, every single thing I ordered was delicious. I don’t want to leave!
On the fifth floor of the Swissôtel Living Al Ghurair Dubai Hotel is the Swissôtel Spa & Sport facilities which include a rooftop pool, fitness center, and spa with an extensive offering. The rooftop pool was quite the place to be. If you want more of a quiet swim, I recommend going early in the morning. Around the pool there’s lots of comfortable seating and friendly staff.
The gym was great with lots of quality equipment to choose from. It was also never very busy so I never had any issues finding available equipment.
I had an opportunity to go for a massage at their lovely spa which you can read more in depth about in a separate article here. Long story short, I had one of the best massages I’ve had all year and I’ve already had dozens. The spa facilities were quite impressive and included gorgeous treatment rooms, a jacuzzi, steam room, dry sauna, and relaxation rooms.
My stay at the Swissôtel Living Al Ghurair Dubai Hotel was nothing short of spectacular! Three fantastic Swissotel properties thus far and I’m planning to visit more and more! This property has everything you’d expect at a 5 star hotel and also feels like home. For everything I have mentioned and more I’d be happy to stay again at the Swissôtel Living Al Ghurair Dubai Hotel or recommend it to you!
Omar Bin Al Khattab St – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Phone: +971 4 293 3000