Location: Dubai – UAE
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/dubai
Viceroy Dubai is one of the newest five star beach resorts in Dubai and I got the chance to check it out! Since it is a Viceroy hotel my expectations were pretty high and I’m glad to say (or write!) that I was blown away by this property.
Viceroy Dubai has a prime location on Palm Jumeirah, right at the beginning of The Palm. Dubai Marine is reachable in just 10 minutes. We visited Atlantis too which was only a 10 minute taxi drive away. Very convenient location!
The building itself is unique… so beautiful and not your typical Dubai building. This hotel stands out due to the beautiful design and architecture. As you could see on the pictures, every inch of Viceroy has been decorated with eye for details. I would describe it as contemporary and the colors made me feel relaxed. You enter the hotel in a huge glass cube, actually the first of its kind glass cube (the biggest glass cube in the world by the way!) which connects the two main buildings. The iconic cube seemingly floats in front of the hotel, allowing natural light to flood in and provides a direct view through to the resort’s runway like 60-meter pool, the ocean and Dubai Marina. I loved all the marble and gold… the lobby area truly gives a great first impression!
We had a late flight and arrived at the hotel at 2:30am. Still we were welcomed with a smile and our keys were handed after the usual registration.
Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai is home to 477 rooms and suites, including 352 guestrooms, 85 suites and 40 hotel apartments located across 16 floors. All rooms at Viceroy are very luxurious and bright. Everything was so clean and smelled brand new. I loved the fact that they used many natural materials, neutral colors and stand out furniture. The best part was the large balcony overlooking the sea and the skyline of Dubai Marina. I recommend to stay in one of those rooms! Of course, if you are in Dubai for business purposes, you probably don’t care about the view, beside the view the rooms are identical. Some details I would like to highlight: I appreciated the cocktail making facilities and lightning in the room (relaxed atmosphere, etc.).
Fancy bathrooms are very exclusive featuring a free standing golden bath tub which is just gorgeous and made me feel like a king! A separate walk-in shower and toilet are available too.
A lot of things to do here! The pool area is amazing… Viceroy Dubai has a large pool with direct sea views. Plenty of comfortable loungers. I especially liked the loungers which are located in the pool themselves… When it was too hot (I was in Dubai in May), I could just jump into the pool from my lounger. So cool! Kids have their own large pool and (complimentary) kids club.
There’s a private beach area. Again, with the best views one could wish for. Service was excellent, they serve drinks all day long. Watersport facilities are available too.
Dining options are endless at Viceroy Dubai. We thoroughly enjoyed lunch at BLVD on One, located on the ground floor next to the pool area. This all day vibrant, global brasserie led by executive chef Robert Nilsson offers an international cuisine which will please anyone. I ordered a Caesar Salad with grilled chicken and honestly, it was delicious and as a Caesar Salad should be with the best dressing, anchovies and parmesan cheese. Breakfast is served here too. The buffet style breakfast is something to look forward to each morning! So many choices and such a good quality of the food and service. Nothing really is asked for too much! Loved it!
Other dining facilities are Maiden Shanghai, offering a contemporary and authentic Chinese cuisine, Quattro Passi is their signature Italian restaurant led by two Michelin-starred chef Antonio Mellino and the Delisserrie is a cafe styled restaurant/bar offering light meals such as Danish open-faced sandwiches and modern high tea. Make sure to check out their cool bars such as Elevate which is located on the ‘bridge’ on the 13th floor offering stunning views over Dubai Marina. Cocktails are fantastic!
Honestly, I was blown away by the spa facilities at Viceroy Dubai! This place is just beautiful … and oh so peaceful. They have 14 treatment rooms (some outdoor), a relaxing outdoor spa pool and a spa cafe. I visited the treatment rooms for couples as well and each treatment room has been decorated with high class materials and marble everywhere. The staff was very professional and made me feel at ease in just seconds.
I got to experience the Viceroy Desert Sensory Treatment, their signature treatment. This treatment begins with a meditation followed by an amazing treatment designed to stimulate touch, smell and hearing. The bed was the best I have ever experienced, hands down. It was a MLX Quartz Bed which uses warm sand and an innovative adjustable air cells to create wave-like motion in the sand to promote total physical and mental relaxation. I felt reborn afterwards! Highly recommended to book this treatment!
Viceroy Dubai is a top notch five star property with a Miami beach vibe around the place. I could easily spend a week here without getting bored. Behind every corner a new surprise is waiting for you. On top of that the hotel offers the best dining options one could wish for. Every staff member I met served us with a smile and nothing was asked for too much! I loved my stay here, from the beginning to the end. Five stars all the way!