Dubai - 5* Beach Resort & Spa

Trevor Smith on 24 September 2009
WWOW - what a trip!

Dubai has daily flights from many UK airports and is a great Beach Resort destination

I wanted a chill out week in the sun….

What did I get?

A great deal more than what I was expecting!

After a near 7 hour flight from London Heathrow, we landed at Dubai International Airport, a shopper’s paradise with many boutique stores and a shopping mall that exceeds much more on offer than in the UK and even the opportunity to win a Lamborgini in the monthly draws. A ski resort, dune buggies, gold souks, adventure and style, to name a few!

We were welcomed very quickly after we left the aeroplane and given our tour pack and instructions on where to meet after Baggage Reclaim for our private taxi transfer, a facility I offer to all my guests as arriving to the hotel directly is so much better pre booked.

The Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, as a name, does not do justice to the superb reception we received and the facilities on offer. Booking a Club Room with Half Board supplement gave us peace of mind that we would not run up a large bill on food and drink as included in the price is soft drinks, teas and coffees, canapés and pre dinner drinks, as well as the Dinner, Bed and Breakfast option - just what I have experienced on the cruises that I have completed.

On speaking with the Hotel Sales Team, I learnt that the staff to guest ratio is near 1:1, so you can imagine the attention to detail and levels of service that we received for our five night stay.

An impressive Awards Display in reception does indeed recognise the very high standards that this hotel has to offer, with the superb spa facilities and the multitude of restaurants, bars and cafes throughout the resort. During this stay we only experienced but a few of them.

It was great to listen and talk to many of the guests (yes we in travel don't actually turn off) and hear of the last time they visited Dubai and why they have become regulars to this hotel.

The main reasons were the spacious rooms, the excellent service, the superior beach and sunbathing areas, the array of sports on offer as well as a children club for 4-14 years of age.

For families visiting this hotel, a Tower Suite interconnecting with a Tower Deluxe room can accommodate a family of six very easily, whereas couples and perhaps the more mature clients can appreciate the extras in the Club Tower rooms for those extras that always add tremendous value to anyone’s holiday

I would recommend that Honeymoon Couples have a Tower Deluxe Room or Suite, all with a sea-view or a Club Tower Room as offers that special touch of class and service

The Grosvenor House Hotel is the sister hotel to the Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa and offers excellent facilities to the Business and Corporate traveller as well as giving guests from either hotel the opportunity to use the bars and restaurants on the same room account - a visit to Bar 44 on the forty fourth floor of the Grosvenor House hotel is a must for every visitor.

As for what can be done on a trip to Dubai, the list is endless, but for us on a peaceful sunbathing break, we visited the Emirates Mall - the World's largest shopping centre with its own Alpine Ski Resort attached. It also houses a supermarket the size of a small town.

This is the hotel that I will be recommending to so many people now for a value for money five star break!

Best time to visit Dubai is no doubt October – April, as the heat and humidity in summer season is not to everyone's liking

Please contact me at anytime to discuss this hotel further and how you can have a value for money luxury break for perhaps the cost of a European holiday at peak season!