One&Only The Palace at the Royal Mirage, Dubai
Review: One&Only The Palace at the Royal Mirage, Dubai
As an event organiser who travels the world, finding a hotel that stands out from homogenised global brands is always a cause for celebration. Coming across one that ticks so many important boxes is even more exciting, and it’s important to share insights with others who enjoy exceptional accommodation.
The One & Only Royal Mirage in Dubai more than lives up to its title, both in its unique qualities and regal standards!
Location, location, location…
In a list of reasons this hotel stands out so much, we have to start with its superlative location. Sometimes, hotels with excellent customer services and sophisticated facilities are tucked away in urban areas or offer challenges as a vacation resort. Neither of these could be associated with the One & Only Royal Mirage.
It is easy to reach on Dubai’s spectacular coast (the journey from Dubai International Airport takes only 30 minutes). It is also situated a short distance from Dubai Marina and the Palm Jumeirah. In fact, residents of the hotel can take a five-minute boat ride to visit its sister resort: One & Only The Palm.
The convenience of its location is a practical consideration, but the wonderful aesthetics of its setting become more apparent once you arrive at the One & Only Royal Mirage. The hotel is nestled serenely on Jumeirah Beach, enjoying an incredible kilometre-stretch of private beachfront.
World class facilities
It is easy to see why this resort is a magnet for leisure guests, but does the opulence of its setting find its match in the hotel’s high calibre conferencing, leisure facilities and communal areas? The answer is an emphatic yes.
There is one negative aspect to the One & Only Royal Mirage Dubai. It would not appeal to anyone who seeks low key, subdued decors and structures. It is unashamedly magnificent, with splendour written large in even the smallest details and finishing touches. We’re talking grand domes, vaulted arches, stunning mosaic-tiled corridors and hypnotising hand-painted ceilings. A scattering of bronze Bedouin statues adds to the fabulous Arabian interior design.
The One & Only Royal Mirage houses eight restaurants, some of which are considered to be among the best in Dubai.
One of the things this reviewer found most attractive about the dining facilities at this resort, is the carefully planned variety and range. If your mood inclines towards delicious lighter food options, a cold beer and a view of the sea, then the relaxed beachfront bar Jetty Lounge is the place to head.
If you wish to celebrate a special occasion in a colourful but intimate fashion, a table at the hotel’s Indo-European restaurant Nina is the perfect solution. You may actually never forget the experience of dining in the Hotel’s signature restaurant – Celebrities – with its awe-inspiring view along The Royal Esplanade.
The unifying factor in the cuisine available at the One & Only Royal Mirage is that it is universally creative, bold and delicious.
Sea facing accommodation.
The hotel’s rooms and suites have been created to make the best use of its glorious coastal location. Just as importantly, each is spacious and deeply comfortable, with careful thought given to all fittings, fixtures and furnishings. These are rooms you can truly relax into and feel like an important guest. Room service is attentive and accommodating, without being in the slightest bit intrusive.
Of course, the level of service and opulence you enjoy at the One & Only Royal Mirage doesn’t come cheap. You can get less expensive rooms at alternative locations. However, is it worth paying the extra? This reviewer is 100% sure that it is, particularly if this holiday or business engagement needs to be special.
For couples holidays, the One & Only Royal Mirage is the epitome of romantic destinations. However, you need to be aware that this is not a couples resort and you could well find yourself sharing some of the facilities with young children. Particularly as the hotel group has added a number of excellent family-friendly features; such as secure interconnecting rooms, extra cots and beds, and fun leisure options including playgrounds and a well thought out entertainment programme.
Prepare yourself for the ultimate in luxury, relaxation, sun, sea & sand. This hotel will never fail to deliver!
Just Perfect: Romantic Dubai Destination
The One & Only Royal Mirage is arranged as three distinct properties: the regal Arabian Court, the Moorish-style Palace and the more intimate and romantic Residence & Spa. The hotel’s Spa is the place to head for sumptuous luxury treatments, but for the more active, the hotel has excellent sports and leisure facilities including the latest in fitness equipment.
Should you find time to be tempted away from the hotel’s own excellent facilities, stays of three nights or more at the One & Only Royal Mirage entitle you to free entry at the incredible Aquaventure Waterpark. No visit to Dubai would be complete without exploring this world-famous and vast water theme park.
The views across the Palm Island Bay are wonderful, but you can also wander through the hotel’s 65 acres of peaceful and beautiful gardens.
One&Only Royal Mirage The Palace, Dubai
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