Monday, 18 November 2013

Darren's just got back from the Atlantis The Palm in Dubai......

Darren has just got back from staying at the fantastic Atlantis the Palm:

Driving up the trunk road of the Palm in Dubai the Atlantis dominations the horizon, and to be honest I was a little unsure if I'd like the resort as it looked very big and possible a bit soulless. The driveway to the hotel was full with other guest being dropped off and entering the lobby was a bit overwhelming with all the people whizzing around.

Check was pretty quick and efficient which was a surprise as the lobby was so busy and I found the welcome extremely professional and friendly. Things were looking good!

I was taken to my room with was lovely, very spacious with great views over the Palm and also the main swimming pool. The room was very clean and the quality of the furnishings very good, with all the facilities you could need for a comfortable stay.

I have to say the hotel was a lot less themed than I was dreading and not tacky at all. After I settle in I head to the pool for a few hours chilling. The pool was spacious and bearing in mind the hotel was full there was not shortage of sun loungers.

The hotels has plenty to see and do with the main focus being the simply amazing Ambassador Lagoon home to an impressive array of marine life. The lagoon has numerous view areas and after a while you find yourself captivated but this underwater world.

In addition there is the amazing Lost Chambers tell a story of the Lost City of Atlantis, numerous bars and restaurants and impressive Spa. Another highlight is the Aquaventure Park which is home to some simply fantastic rides. Not only did I chil on the lazy river and feed stingrays but also went for it, yep the Leap of Faith ride, with a drop of over 9 storeys..... it was nerve racking but boy what a ride!

Though my stay at Atlantis was short I was pretty impressed. I initially thought that the resort would be to themed and possible due to it's size would be a little average on the food quality and service, but this certainly wasn't the case, the food was simply amazing, with plenty of choice and of a high quality and the service, well deserving of it's 5* rating!

I would defiantly recommend and stay at the Atlantis again.

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