Arriving at Jumeirah Beach Hotel is rather an emotional experience; it was one of the first hotels that really demonstrated to the world Dubai’s intention on becoming a world-class vacation destination. My first arrival here was only three weeks after it’s soft opening, and it still holds a special place in my memories. The white coated staff rushing to open your door and welcome you back, the senior member of staff waiting outside to shake your hand and escort you to the Club Executive lounge and the beautiful scent in the lobby all make Jumeirah Beach Hotel a great resort hotel experience. Guests staying in a Club Executive (or Premium Leisure for families) guest room or above quality for a free transfer from the airport in a 7 series BMW or a Escalade 4×4.
The Jumeirah Beach hotel is an iconic design, with the majority of rooms benefiting from floor to ceiling windows – overlooking the Burj al Arab and pristine white sand of Jumeirah Beach. A suite takes this to another level, offering the windows and a large terrace on the side of the building. The suite allocated overlooked Wild Wadi, Madinat Jumeirah and out towards Palm Jumeirah in the distance.
As you walk into the suite the master bathroom is to your left. This is a standard layout of all the guest rooms in the hotel, and does not have a separate bath/shower. The toiletries are of a good standard and there is a massive range of vanity items – including mouthwash and sunscreen. The brand of choice was Bvlgari White Tea.
As you continue through past a large wardrobe area into the main bedroom. This has a large bed with beautiful quality linens, a desk and an interactive TV. The large picture window makes for a breathtaking morning wake up call each day.
Through to the lounge and dining area of the suite. Flanked by a large window and a generous area for entertaining with a small bar area, table with four chairs -ideal for the in room dining included breakfast – and a lounging area. Large sliding doors lead out to a large terrace furnished with patio table and loungers. The suite provides a fantastic upgrade in terms of space and facilities, which would be especially welcome when sharing the room as a family.
The Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a family oriented resort. A comprehensive childrens’ club under the Sinbad’s brand is open daily and free of charge. There are three pools, with various features of children including fountains and jets.
Breakfast is served in three locations, in addition to included in-room dining which is free of charge in a suite or club executive room, the first and most comprehensive is Latitude. Latitude is on the ground floor and has indoor and outdoor areas, and a lavish international selection of breakfast items from around the world. A bakery station serves an amazing array of pastries, cakes and muffins – all warm and fresh. The second breakfast option is on the beach opposite the main pool called Beachcombers. This offers a smaller selection of items but compensates with breathtaking indoor and outdoor seating with a view of the Burj Al Arab and the beach.
If you are guest in a suite or club executive member you can choose to have breakfast in the executive lounge, on a high floor of the hotel. This is a child free area with continental breakfast, afternoon tea and evening complimentary alcoholic drinks and canapés for two hours – as well as soft drinks throughout the day. If you have children with you a separate lounge has been created for you on the ground floor; with childrens’ play areas and the same hours of service as club executive.
In addition to these lounges you’ll also benefit from access to the Club Executive Pool & Private Beach. Click the link to read more about this pool area. All guests of the hotels can also access Wild Wadi Water Park through a private entrance and free of charge at any time during their stay.
Golf style buggies also transport guests between the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Madinat Jumeirah – this creates opportunity to access hundreds of dining options and shopping opportunities between the two resorts.