Hotel One and Only The Palace Hotel 4 star
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The One & Only Royal Mirage lives up to its name. Families, couples and those who look for authenticity will like it. Its setting is one of the most pleasant in Dubai, its beach is splendid, it has various restaurants and many possibilities for leisure activities. This hotel is up to its reputation.

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    Location 10.0 /10

    On Jumeirah beach, 15 miles from the city center and 18 miles from the airport. Allow around 30 minutes for the transfer to the city as well as to reach the airport.

    Accommodation 8.95 /10

    All of 246 rooms are oriented toward the sea. They have rather small balconies. The latter does not have enough space for a garden lounge. However the decoration of the rooms is worthy of the One Thousand and One Nights. A four-poster bed, a small sofa, several cushions: the atmosphere is cozy and refined. Small extra detail: you will find flowers and dates at your arrival. The facilities, very complete, consist of air-conditioning , a safe, a minibar, a direct telephone for international calls and satellite television. The bathrooms are very well-planned and uncluttered, and have everything you need: bathtub, shower, hair dryer, bathrobes and a basket of beauty products.

    Overview 9.20 /10

    Since its opening in 1995, the Royal Mirage displays a famous sculpture in its entrance. The sculpture depicts a group of 7 horsemen mounted on dromedaries, waiting for you to lead the fantasia. The sculpture is remarkably enhanced at night with well-placed lighting. You will be impressed by the height of the ceiling in the lobby. Real-sized palm trees shout out from terra cota jars. The decor combines Arabic frescos, arched doorways and comfortable lounges packed with cushions. Away from the esplanade, you can notice the structure of the building, built in the shape of an "F" and 5 floors high. A pool ornamented with water jets can be seen on your way to the sea. The pool, of a large size, is extended with a beach bar that has a surprising openwork wooden dome. You may relax there facing the magnificient panorama of the gulf. All the regular facilities are available: deckchairs, sunshades, mattresses and towels.

    Food and drink 8.95 /10

    If you like buffets, take your lunch or dinner at the Mediterranean restaurant. You may sit on the terrace or inside (depending on the temperature), in a cool environment featuring rattan furniture and Provençal fabrics. Create your own plate, choosing from several salads, seafood, gratins, pasta, fish and meats... And finish up your meal with cheese and desert. To enjoy the best panorama, try the restaurant overlooking the beach. It has a terrace with a pergola: the setting, facing the sea, is absolutely magnificient. You may taste seafood, fish and grilled food there. Finally, you must eat diner at the Arabic restaurant that has concerts organized every night. The lounge has many alcoves to provide intimacy, and it is decorated with traditional pedestal tables topped with tea services. You may enjoy spicy Middle East specialities while letting yourself be carried away by the music. Expect to pay around ?20 (£16) for a course and ?30 (£24) for a complete meal.

    Beach 9.20 /10

    The beautiful beach is around 1,300 feet long but is relatively narrow, as the terraces that overlook it have gained ground on the seashore. Except for this little inconvenience, you will enjoy a very nice view of the Burj Al Arab while relaxing on a deckchair, in the shade of a palm tree or a sunshade. The turquoise water is absolutely perfect and ideally warm. The level of the water is pretty shallow for swimming. You need to walk out a fair distance to get to deeper water. However, the gentle slope is very convenient for kids. For an extra charge customers may practice sailing, windsurfing, water-skiing, diving and game-fishing.

    To know

    The One & Only Royal Mirage is one of the rare hotels in Dubai with a typical Arabic decor. It is thus to be recommended for those who want relaxation while staying on the seaside. As for sports and activities, the Royal Mirage is an incomparable resort that offers a large range of leisure activities. A member of the One & Only luxury hotel group, it offers a prestigious setting and service. For shopping or individual jaunts, do not worry about the distance to the city center: a free shuttle service is available 4 times per day. Finally, the several restaurants of the Royal Mirage are popular both among the guests of the hotel and the Dubai citizens. Its disco is one of the most renown. You have to try it!

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, hammam, stretching, keep fit, spa

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, water skiing, gym, football, beach volley, basketball, golf, sailing, kayak, canoe, badminton, fitness

    • Whirlpool bath

    advantage

    • The Arabic architecture and decor
    • The renown nightclub.

    disadvantages

    • The long but narrow beach.
    • The small balconies of the rooms.

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