Waldorf Astoria The Palm Jumeirah: one of the best stays in Dubai

Waldorf Astoria The Palm Jumeirah: one of the best stays in Dubai

 

The Waldorf Astoria Dubai is a place we’ve returned to on several occasions because it offers first-class service and a stunning location on the famed artificial island known as the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. This property is one of a kind with luxurious details and impressive palatial views.

 

First impressions:

Waldorf Astoria The Palm Jumeirah: one of the best stays in Dubai

The hotel is located on the Eastern Crescent of the Palm shaped island. That means up the central trunk and rounding the right hand curve almost to the end. At first glance it is a shimmering white superstructure. The hotel gives the feeling of grand spaces and a generous desert palace.

Waldorf Astoria The Palm Jumeirah: one of the best stays in Dubai

The valet is included for any guests. The check in area is carpeted and furnished which make it cozy and inviting amidst the grand expanses of marble, sculpture, metalwork and chandeliers. We found the staff to be courteous and efficient.

 

Rooms:

Waldorf Astoria The Palm Jumeirah: one of the best stays in Dubai

The suite to which we were upgraded was massive. Decor was a blend of marble bathroom floors and walls, wooden floors, double width balcony with a view of the Burj al Arab, couches, tables and an oh so soft bed. The inbuilt technology was superb from the sound system, to docking stations to the Espresso machine. Fine soaps and bath products were a crowning effect on everything. One inconvenience was the fact that every switch stays illuminated with an LED backlight even when all lights are turned off, it is like having too many night-lights in one room and disturbed sleep.

 

Environs:

Waldorf Astoria The Palm Jumeirah: one of the best stays in Dubai

Since the hotel is situated on the East Crescent, the beach is certainly a main attraction. The area facing the beach has restaurants with indoor and outdoor settings, an overhanging balcony for loftier lounging and a relaxing pool with private tents, full sun chairs and pavilions for changing, relaxation, jacuzzi and manicured gardens. The beach is full of water-sports activities.

 

Amenities:

Waldorf Astoria The Palm Jumeirah: one of the best stays in Dubai

There are a total of 6 restaurants and bars on variant themes. The hotel includes a lounge which is reserved for guests who book specific rooms. The gym has absolutely brand new equipment that is tailor-made for the hotel. A welcoming trainer, spotless environs and sharp equipment make for a pleasant experience. The sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and relaxation area are fantastic as well.

 

Waldorf Astoria The Palm Jumeirah: one of the best stays in Dubai

Overall this hotel looks like superb, like a museum or a palace. Beauty is found in its public and private spaces. Service is friendly and quick overall. Some channels of communication between hotel departments seem to be lacking. This is a memorable stay for a visitor to Dubai and that’s an achievement with so much competition.

 

Waldorf Astoria The Palm Jumeirah: one of the best stays in Dubai

 

 

Matt and George

Matt and George

We are friends of many years. Living in opposite parts of the world, with different lives and responsibilities: History teacher and Medical Doctor. Sharing a passion for travel, hospitality, food, and wine. We love to inspire others to venture into these journeys of discovery and exploration.

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