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“A magical location away from the bustle of Dubai” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Residence & Spa at One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai

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Residence & Spa at One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai
Ranked #1 of 544 Hotels in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
London
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“A magical location away from the bustle of Dubai”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

A small oasis within Dubai and within the larger hotel. Rooms are sizeable and well equipped. There is a quiet dining area (don't miss afternoon tea) and a dedicated pool, which was generally deserted. There is separate area on the beach for Residence guests too. Beds are well spaced, although the beach itself is nothing to write home about.

Overall, this is great for privacy and seclusion, away from the noisier buzz of the city. You wouldn't want to bring your kids here unless they are exceptionally well behaved.

The service was personal and attentive.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

As I have come to expect, the one and only hotels are pretty special, third time staying in Dubai in the group and it knocks spots of all others I have used, service, cleanliness, staff, food - all second to none, I would have no hesitation in recommending - faultless. Spa is excellent, be carefull of the diminitutive east European, he packs a heck of a massage punch! A truly excellent experience all round.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Seaford
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

We have recently returned from a short break at the Residence and Spa at One & Only Royal Mirage, Dubai. We arrived at 15.00hrs to find that our room was not ready and waited an hour for it to be cleaned - we were then upgraded to a room that was ready. Hoping for a quiet drink in the bar before dinner we found that there were several children running about, screaming, eating ice-creams and climbing on the furniture. The food at dinner was very ordinary, a choice of meat or fish for the main course, no pasta or salads or dishes prepared at your table. Once again there were children running around and banging on their high-chairs with their cutlery. The children's buggies and pushchairs etc were parked in the corridors or brought in to dinner. At breakfast you ordered your hot food only after the table had been cleared of your cereal/fruit and then there was a long wait for the kitchen to prepare scrambled eggs - on the last day we were the only people in the restaurant. To relax by the swimming pool was impossible due to the children screaming and running round the edge. Apparently families can take advantage of the facilities for children at the adjacent sister hotel, but they do not do this. Needless to say that, as the hotel does not seem to cater for children (paddling pool, garden toys etc) the children are bored with nothing to do. The building and the grounds are lovely but it was impossible to relax and enjoy our stay - a completely ruined Golden Wedding celebration.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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west sussex england
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

We were lucky enough to have stayed last year and ten days again this year, the staff are wonderful, and we had been married for a long time and they gave us flowers, and other treets it made us feel very special.
We have stayed at the other One and Only in Dubai but more and more it seems like a nursery and what a noise and of course they are never told to keep the noise down.
This Hotel is more suited to couples, where the other two are great for kids.
We stayed on the beach (which is wonderful) as it was more quiet than around the pool.
A wonderful place, wonderful staff, wonderful setting, wonderful food.
They work as a team and cant do enough for you always with a smile

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Almaty
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2012

This place was excellent and we had a great holiday. The only upsetting thing was the hotel coming to us at the pool and asking us to request our kids to be quieter. Anyone who has kids would like them to have a nice holiday wo asking them to quiet down. The other pools were too far and this place has to have a more clearcut kids policy. If we knew in advance we wouldnt book this place with kids.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sunpleaseplz
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Singapore
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39 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

I have trvalled many times for business and private reasons around the globe and this hotels receives a place in my top 10. If you come to dubai without kids, this is the place if you care for fine service. Wiith our kids we prefer rather jumeirah Medianth as they have great service too and plenty animations for kids.

One and only staff is well trained and make your stay special with a special attention to details. Well done!

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Peter_DC
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Oslo, Norway
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293 reviews
97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Residence is a one of a kind experience. Firstly, I must say that I am not a big fan of Dubai as its a huge construction plot and the city lacks tradition. If you like to see a new city that has grown faster than any other outside of China - then Dubai is a must. That said, Residence is located on a private beach together with two other sister hotels and it has an "outpost" in the Palm as well with a fourth hotel. That way, you now have more than 15 restaurants of which to choose from all belonging to the hotel. So why Dubai? Its the shorts distance from Europe for guaranteed sun and relaxation. We never leave the hotel whilst we are there. And we stay there a week. That says a lot! Residence is the crown ion the jewel. You feel that you are staying in a large private house with all the service from a six star hotel; the level of service is above any 5 star hotel. The attention to detail is just great, and Residence is NEVER crowded, even at full capacity. No issues finding a sun bed either around the great pool or at the designated are on the beach. Rooms are large a well though out, the lobby is impressing and yet personal and the drawing room where they service complimentary afternoon tea is unique. There are only two things I do not like about the Residence; that you should book through travel agents (only place we do this) and that the entertainment systems are a bit dated - I need more english channels on the TV).

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Gudleiv
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Property: Residence & Spa at One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai
Address: Al Sufouh Road | Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai 37252, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Dubai
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Dubai
#1 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
#3 Family Hotel in Dubai
#7 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#159 Business Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Residence & Spa at One&Only Royal Mirage Dubai 5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Residence & Spa is an intimate sanctuary for those who wish to indulge in the comforts of prosperity with its own private reception and Dining Room and Library exclusive to guests staying in any of the 48 rooms and suites or the free-standing beachfront Garden Villa.The Arabian-styled private residences, each cared for by a specifically-selected, dedicated team, house a retreat of 1 Garden Villa, 16 Suites and 32 Prestige Rooms. Spacious and created with the finest detailing, all are sea facing with private balcony or terrace, and the elegant Garden Villa also provides a luxurious and ornate environment within the most exclusive part of the resort.Within the elegant courtyard entrance of Residence & Spa, guests will find the Health and Beauty Institute, an oasis of relaxation featuring the One&Only Spa, Oriental Hammam, the Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio by Bastien Gonzalez and hair salon by Alexandre Zouari. ... more   less 
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