4.4/5 Excellent! (53 reviews)
Fantastic and one-of-a-kind design by Zaha Hadid. There will never be another hotel like it. The rooms are well appointed and spacious (some more than others - note that rooms on the 2nd floor tend to be larger than those on other floors).
Noise may be an issue. When I arrived my room was located directly above a restaurant that played a loud and booming soundtrack until at least 1am. This was not ideal having just come off of a 15-hour flight from the US. Fortuantely the staff were very helpful in identifying an alternate room for me, brining me there to verify that the noise would not likewise be an issue, and facilitating my move to that room. Staff was also very helpful in locating an article of clothing that I unintentionally had left behind when moving rooms, and again once more after I checked out.
The breakfast could be improved. It is a buffet and and a la carte menu, but the buffet is not an extensive as other buffets in large Dubai hotels. While the buffet fell slightly beneath the regional standard, the a la carte menu did make up for what it lacked, though. Be forewarned that some of the a la carte menu items come in extremely large portions, which they will size down for you if you are a smaller party or just an individual. I did not have the opportunity to try out the coffee bar in the lobby or the other restaurants but they all looked decently appealing.
The pool is a nice respite and I enjoyed the surroundings. Spa is also excellent.
Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023