Monday, January 16, 2012

HOTEL CHECKS DUBAI, part 5, Atlantis The Palm

Atlantis the Palm is a place for kids and adults who still feel like kids. The hotel had 3000 adults and over 1000 kids in house when we were there. The lobby overflowed with energy, people everywhere and kids running around exuberantly.

Who to stay
This is a great property for families who are looking for a “Disney” like experience. Or for couples who are really playful and like fantasy style resorts.

The facilities are good. There are many great restaurants including Nobu and the steak restaurant Seafire. We had dinner in Seafire and were surprised that the quality was so high with the dishes so nicely presented, despite the popularity of the complex. The meal was expensive, however. More expensive to dine in Atlantis than at One&Only The Palm, for example.

Rooms & Imperial Club
The towers house 1373 rooms & 166 suites. Imperial Club rooms are located on the 11th to 15th floor of the East Tower, offering upgraded hotel room amenities as well as access to a dedicated lounge on the 12th floor. The Imperial Club lounge is pleasant with a nice view. Here you are offered a substantial snack buffet and drinks throughout the day. People who buy the Imperial Club also get many other advantages including:

• Complimentary kids club (other guests get 1 only 1 day free)
• Access to wet areas of the spa (other guests only if they book a treatment)
• Rush – the club for teens. Free access.
(other guests pay 25 dirhams in the evening, but free during the day for all teens)

You should know
The aquarium is stunning with thousands of fish to admire. The water park is exciting but be aware that most attractions in Aquaventure require that you are 1.2 meters high. It is important for families to have the right expectations.

The room to lust after has a glass wall extending your visual space into the underwater world.

NOTE: In blog style the these are informal snapshots taken with mobile phone

1 comment:

  1. A great property for families having right expectations. Quality food, a bit expensive. Substantial snack buffet accompanied with drinks throughout the day, Amazing!!!

    Laura White from