Hotelchain: Luxury Collection
Location: Dubai – UAE
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: http://www.grosvenorhouse-dubai.com/
The Grosvenor House is rated as one of the best hotels in Dubai… So I definitely had to experience this hotel myself and was impressed! Entering the Grosvenor House Dubai is entering a world full of luxury and perfection.
The main reception area is very large and luxurious decorated. I appreciated the fresh flowers all over the place and the most friendly staff one could wish for! The location is great, I love the Dubai Marina area. It is so relaxing here, I like the lay down and leisure atmosphere. Oh, and the twisted tower next to the hotel is impressive! Check-in went smoothly and the reception staff explained us everything we needed to know about the hotel.
The Grosvenor House has 2 large hotel towers and guests can choose from many different room categories. We stayed in one of their very large 2 bedroom residence apartments. The room was huge (105 m²) and had all the amenities of a 5 star hotel! There even was a spacious kitchen with washing machine, dish washer, etc. The living area had 2 of the most comfortable couches and a dining area. The 2 bedrooms were amazing with very comfortable beds and plenty of pillows. Every bedroom has its own bathroom. Actually, the 2 bedrooms were both full hotel rooms each with television, safe, bath robes, etc. The rooms were very well maintained. I did had a few requests and every time I took the phone and dialed “0”, someone answered the phone within a second, very impressive. Fun thing you should know is that they offer complimentary shoe shine service. Just drop your shoes in the shoe bag, dial “0” and within 15 minutes your shoes will be returned to your room, clean. It seemed like I had a new pair of shoes J
There are a lot of facilities at the Grosvenor House and do know that they offer free shuttle service to either their sister property “Royal Meridien” or the “Mall of the Emirates”. Guests staying here can enjoy the facilities at the Royal Meridien Hotel which is located only 5 minutes from the Grosvenor House, especially the complimentary use of the beach is interesting. The Grosvenor House itself has a lot to offer as well: 2 large swimming pools, a full fitness center and the most beautiful spa area I have ever seen in a hotel. Their spa area B’attitude is located on the 4th floor and I was blown away when the elevator opened. It is so large and beautifully decorated. Even if you are over stressed, you will relax here. The staff was very accommodating and will made me feel at ease in seconds. This is the place to unwind and enjoy a treatment. I thoroughly enjoyed my 60 min massage here. First I was asked to fill in a small form asking me which parts of my body the therapist should (not) focus on and some questions about my health conditions. The 60 minutes that followed were pure relaxation. The therapist I had, did a great job and fulfilled the requests I filled in before. He even gave me some personal advice after the treatment since he felt some stiffness in my neck and shoulders.
There are several dining options. From a buffet style restaurant to gastronomic à la carte restaurants, the Grosvenor House Dubai has it all. We had dinner at Toro Toro, a South American restaurant with mainly meat dishes. There was a cool and young vibe around the place which I liked very much. The menu was outstanding and there are many dishes to choose from. I had an Australian steak and it truly was the best steak I have ever eaten, I loved every single bite. The dessert was delicious as well… I did visit other restaurants as well, all I can say is that every single place in this hotel looks stunning! Especially the Siddharta bar by Buddha Bar at the pool was to die for! The drinks and food they serve here are of a very high standard as well and again the service top notch. You really don’t have to leave the Grosvenor House if you are hungry or thirsty, there’s something for everyone here!
After all the eating and drinking, I went to gym which is located on a spa floor. Again, very beautiful located with a view out of the palm. I could see the Atlantis hotel while I was working out. The quality of the fitness equipment was outstanding with the most up to date features you could wish for.
The next morning we had breakfast and I am not lying when I am telling you that this was one of the best and most complete breakfasts I have ever had! The choices are endless and the quality of the food is outstanding! They offer sushi, several south Asian, north American and eastern dishes. There even is a sweet station with different kinds of pancakes, pies, etc.
The Grosvenor House definitely deserves its good reputation! It is a classy 5 star hotel with the most professional staff. Very impressive and highly recommended when in Dubai!