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AED 350/person : Non- alcohol package
AED 495/person : Alcohol package
AED 100/children : Age 6 -11.99 years
Complimentary : Age 0 - 5.99 years
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Sofitel The Palm is the latest serious contender for best family resort in Dubai. Opened in the latter half of 2013 this hotel has a grand entrance with a bright and breezy reception. The Polynesian theme is immediately apparent with “living walls” by Patrick Blanc adorning the long corridors from reception to the breakfast room and hotel rooms and facilities. Don’t expect typically slow Polynesian service here though. Thankfully the check-in staff were super-efficient and in general we found the waiting staff and hotel staff to be helpful and quick to answer any queries we might have. The craggy, natural design of the hotel epitomises island chic at this hotel on the East Crescent of the Palm. The breath-taking views of Dubai are almost a footnote at this luxurious retreat where light floods every room and marble walkways are accented with smooth wood, suede and leather materials. The giant stone turtles in the garden areas symbolise rest while the butterfly motifs that you may spot around the resort stand for magic and freedom. You certainly feel far removed from the hustle and bustle of Dubai city life at the Sofitel the Palm. With no less than 7 swimming pools dotted around the lush gardens, including an Organic garden, there is a serene feeling of space and, where greenery abounds, it is impossible not to relax.
The room has 360 luxurious rooms and 182 serviced apartments. For families the one, two or three bedroomed apartments are ideal. The fully fitted kitchen includes a microwave, oven, dishwasher and washing machine making kids meal times super easy. There’s even an on-site Mini Mart opening soon so you’re not stuck paying hotel prices for children’s meals … which so often end up hardly eaten anyway. The deluxe bedrooms are all en-suite and the master bedroom features an open plan bathroom with separate rain shower, deep soak bath and double sinks with waterfall effect taps. The Palm Suite offers 4 bedrooms and for those really looking for the ultimate luxury getaway, there are 4 Lodge Villas covering an impressive 750 square metres allowing the whole family to experience a stay beyond expectations. With a private pool and roof terrace, surrounded by greenery the Polynesian sandstone walls and dark slate floors create that sense of island living. The room’s natural décor is accented by pops of colour with turquoise curtains and cushions mirroring the colour of the sky and sea just outside your balcony door.
Sofitel The Palm has a great variety of restaurants to suit every taste. Enjoy a romantic setting at Moana Seafood restaurant or some of Dubai’s best steaks at Porterhouse. Guests who wish to dine on traditional Chinese cuisine with a modern twist will love Hong Loong. We enjoyed a fabulous Lebanese meal on the very pretty terrace at Lua Lebanese Restaurant. A belly dancer entertained diners during the evening and we feasted on traditional sharing mezze dishes such as Moutabel, hummous and stuffed vine leaves. Freshly prepared cocktails and mocktails are available daily at Maui along with delicious salads and burgers at lunchtime. Happy hour runs from 5pm to 7pm daily and was a lovely setting to watch the sun go down. Breakfast was served in Manava every morning. With three young children, we were delighted that the hotel provides children’s cutlery, plates and cups. Of course the usual fresh fruits and pastries were available alongside a plethora of cooked breakfasts with live cooking stations all set amongst colourful artwork. Lunch and dinner are also available here daily.
Now, back to the 7pools! The centrepiece of the hotel’s gardens is the massive pool ringed by bougainvillea and palm trees. Rocky boulders and little nooks with jets of water and bubbles break up the size of this swimming pool. Get down to the pool early to bag a comfy bed on raised wooden decking with a thatched canopy. If you are travelling with children, no doubt they will love spending time ducking under the waterfalls or at the fun pool with two slides. The lifeguards are super attentive but also encourage guests to have fun. There is a very shallow children’s pool surrounding the kids club complete with splash pad, climbing frames and sand pits. The hotel’s beach offers 500 metres of un-interrupted sand where we collected crabs and starfish daily. And at the Sofitel the Palm, golf just got greener. Yes you can tee-off on the beach with biodegradable balls that dissolve into fish food as soon as you drive them into the turquoise waters. If you can muster the energy, the hotel has a fully equipped gymnasium, tennis courts and of course a huge range of water activities.