Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa Hotel

, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa Hotel

, Dubai
5 star

Rooms: 392

Po Box 9277, Dubai, UAE - Dubai - United Arab Emirates Hotel Website | | 4 8836000
652 Traveller

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Fabulous place to relax & chill
Submitted by: Graham in 06/03/09
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
Booked 5th floor Golf view. March 2005 for 3 nights. On arrival because of the Dubai Dersert Classic was told we would have to be upgraded to a JUNIOR SUITE. Oh Dear. We returned some 10 days later from Hong Kong and stayed for a further 4 nights on the 5th floor as booked. I found the hotel to be excellent in every way and would recommend anyone who likes peace and quiet and enjoys golf to give it a go. The nine hole course is of the highest quality and you even get ice cold towels to cool you down half way through your round of golf. Food in allthe locations was of a very high quality.
5 Star Luxury
Submitted by: Pamela Sharp in 25/05/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Honeymooners
We were on our Honeymoon and stayed in the Hotel for one week and it was a week of relaxation, luxury and pampering. There was an excellent choice of food and the staff were so helpful and pleasant. The whole surroundings were beautiful and the sea was like a bath!!!! I would recommend this hotel to anyone who was looking to be spoilt and pampered.
Excellent and luxurious hotel
Submitted by: brian robinson in 16/10/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
We stayed in a suite for a week and it was a most memorable experience. The food choice was excellent with first class service at all the food outlets within the hotel. Lovely sea view and fascinating watching the palm being built whilst lounging on the grass area in front of the chrystal clear waters of the gulf.
Luxurious quiet charming hotel
Submitted by: Michele Gradone in 12/05/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Luxembourg
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
Privacy, large and luxurious rooms, beautiful golf and marina. Nice sea view.
Excellent spa for relaxing time, and a French gastronomically restaurant. We loved our stay in your beautiful hotel.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa Hotel

Would not stay there again

from Hils_g
We stayed at the Jebel Ali Hotel after 10 days in Thailand. We arrived at the hotel about 6.00 after an overnight flight from Bangkok, only to be told the room would not be ready until 12 noon and were finally given the room about 12.15pm. No complimentary drinks were offered, and we were just waiting along with other people for a room to be ready. The room was small, there is no room on the balcony for one chair let alone two, the carpet was dirty as were the ones in the lift and there were problems with us being half board and the hotel insisting for two days we were only bed and breakfast. Although there is a courtesy bus to the city, it is a one hour drive each way. Having said that, clean towels and bed linen were changed every day and the food in the hotel was excellent. The private beach is kept clean but we got the impression that they were trying to sell the rooms in the Palm Court at a cost of £56 extra per night. Compared with other hotels in Dubai, I would not rate this more than 3 stars, the older building needs a thorough makeover.

Jebel Ali just amazing

from A TripAdvisor Member
Spent the last few days of April 2005 at the Jebel Ali Golf Resort and Spa with my husband and children. A perfect location for a family holiday to please everyone, we stayed in a Palm Tree Court family suite with a sea view. The room had a huge 7' bed, and a sofa bed with plenty of room for table and chairs and access to the (big) balcony even when opened out for sleeping. There was a lovely big bathroom with 2 sinks (bliss), a separate shower area and a big tub. My husband and I played the 9 hole golf course (very nice grass course, not so easy) twice and the kids played badminton table tennis and table football at the clubhouse while they waited for us. Afterwards we had a choice of two large pools (one with a swim up bar, one seawater) and there is a large infant pool as well. The hotel has one kilometre of beautiful sandy beach, and plenty of beach and pool chairs. Life guards were actually in attendance at pool and beach! You can horseride along the beach, go clay pigeon shooting at the nearby shooting club, or as I did, hang out at the newly opened wonderfully luxurious spa. I had one of the best hammams ever. There is a choice of restaurants, including the usual average hotel fare, but we really enjoyed breakfast by the pool, the Friday poolside BBQ brunch, and dinner at Signatures - twice (the kids wanted room service and a movie and Signatures is definitely for the adults with a great menu and wine list, and maitre d - Tobias). This is a resort which accommodates and welcomes children - but manages to be relaxed and upmarket too. Only downside - dont come here if you want to go out on the town in Dubai - its a 40 minute taxi ride from town and the airport.

Wonderful hotel - great for families

from sarajellis
We stayed in the main hotel complex for a week in march. We found the hotel staff friendly and very helpful. We took our son who is 16 months old with us and the hotel could not do enough for us. They left him free gifts in the room little ducks for the bath. The babysitters were excellent. The resort was very child friendly. Food was fabulous. We tried all the resturants and they were all top quality. it was nice to be away from jumeriah beach and all the construction and the shuttle bus enabled us to see these other areas when we wanted. Would recommend this hotel to anyone couples or families. They really looked after us and we can't wait to go back. Would definetly recommend the dune buggying. If you pay a little extra you can have a private tour with a car seat for the little ones. This can all be booked at the hotel.

a millionares paradise

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed here twice, so have some very well off american friends (and we all know how demanding they are) who thought it was the best hotel they have ever stayed in.
Service was excellent (dont take quietness to be rudeness its the way they are)
Rooms were small but comfortable, one spends of the time by the pool anyway.
Food was first class, as was the choice, highly recommend the tapanyaki bar. booking was no problem, always do it anyway, therefore nvr dissapointed.
Choice of pools was excellent and ability to sit anywhere.
Private beach was a plus and unlikely to find such elsewhere in dubai.

A honeymoon to remember

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and i spent the second week of our honeymoon at the Palm Tree Court part of the Jebel Ali hotel. To say they made us feel special is the bigget understatement EVER!

We paid quite a bit of extra money to stay in the Royal Jasmine suites which are the ground floor apartments overlooking the sea - WOW! Worth every single penny because included in the price was a champagne breakfast each morning and complimentary cocktails in the evening.

The hotel itself is quite simply better than any I have stayed in - we stopped our final night in the centre of dubai as we had been advised that Jebel Ali was quite a trip from the city.... and we both wished we had stayed in Jebel Ali!

Dubai is a mass of construction - and this hotel is a beautiful haven away from all that bustle.

Take advantage of a trip into the desert - dune bashing is a LOT of fun..... but does jolt you around so be prepared!!!!!
The Wild Wadi waterpark is great fun and well worth a visit!

perfect location

from john-and-mandy
stayed at the hotel from 23 feb 2005 for 1 week.reception not too clever as we had to wait until 2.45 for our room-a wait of 6 hours after arrival.however after this initial hiccup it must be said every other service was was spotless,staff helpfull and food in the al majed restaurant was of avery high standard considering it was buffet style.the grounds of the hotel and the pool areas are spotless and the private beach is swept daily.being away from all the building sites of dubai is a must and a taxi ride to the centre is only approx£10 or free if you use the hotel mini bus(book in advance as it soon gets full)

Difference of Opinion

from Rayo
It just goes to show 'you can please some of the people.........' We have just returned from a 10 night stay there and we had a great time. We stayed in the 'old hotel part with a sea view room. was offered an 'upgrade' to a Palm tree court room for a discounted rate. room was at the back so we stayed with the 3rd floor sea view. The room was fine. The staff at hotel were some of the best we have met. The holiday centred around the golf comps that were going on at the time so there was a special interest in the holiday as well as chilling out on the lovely beach and around the pools. The golf staff were excellent.
The only down side (which did not bother us too much) was the evening entertainment, the group were very good but a bit boring after a while. I think they were told to keep it calm though. So, overhall we enjoyed the holiday and would go back again. We moved into the city after the Jebel Ali and stayed at the Grand Hyatt were near as good a service as the Ali.

TIP....Dont get the 630pm coach into town. Take the earlier one. It takes far to long cos of traffic in the city. Hope this info helps people in their decision. All the reviews prove that people have so many different opinions.

Palm Tree Courts - NOT a Leading Hotel of the World...

from frequenttraveler
Apologies to anyone who thinks of me as a hotel Snob, but, the Palm Tree Courts, were frightfully overpriced for what you got. I must admit, going to Dubai from Dec - March is just an overpriced holiday.

For about £225 a night, I was expecting a bit more than the Palm Tree had to offer. The room looked like a box with no atmosphere, no Middle Eastern theme, nothing to indicate that i might be in any old hotel. You would expect proper wooden furniture, luxurious amenities. The actual hotel looked a bit tired despite being built in 2001. I also don't think that sharing the facilities with the Jebel Ali works. As a result of people paying £120 a night at the Jebel Ali, they can make their way over to the Palm facilities meaning - No lounge chairs at the pool (which is too small anyway), difficulty getting restaurant reservations, etc... Although our dinners at Signature, and Orchid were admittedly incredible, the room service food was dreadful - always cold & limp. I think that the room service food was always cold, because their delivery service was always late. As my wife is pregnant, she couldn't find any tasty Non-Alcoholic drinks either, which is a bit strange as this is a non-alcoholic drinking country!

In the end, i would rate the Jebel Ali a 3 to 4 star, and the Palm Tree Courts a 4 - 4 1/2 star - which is a shame, because the beach and Spa facilities are quite nice. (Spa recently renovated). As a result of our disappointing stay, we moved on Day 5 to Bab Al Shams in the desert for 4 nights, which was a welcome relief. The desert hotel had incredible service, and a pool to die for. The room was the complete opposite - an amazing & quirky atmosphere (Morroccan theme) over looking the sand dunes....

Enjoy your holidays

Thoroughly recommended!!!

from A TripAdvisor Member
Just returned from 8 night stay. We stayed in a suite in Palm Tree Court and the rooms were extremely spacious and great sea views. We have a 1 year old daughter who was spoilt rotten by the very friendly and helpful staff. We had the same baby sitter every afternoon and evening throughout the week, who we would employ in London if we could get her a visa!! And a very reasonable £5 per hour.

Food throughout was first class ... much above my expectations for a 'resort hotel'. Yes you had to book tables in advance, but that's the beauty of having done some research before going! Signatures French restaurant was as good as most restaurants in London ... guide price £75-100 for 2 people with glass of champagne + bottle of wine.

Avoid the main hotel ... it does look a bit of a 1980's concrete relic. Palm Tree Court, however, was extremely clean and recently renovated throughout. Brand new Elemis spa was fantastic. Good tennis coach (£20 per hour), fully-equipped gym and excellent 9 hole golf course.

Very few English people, which is always a plus ... hardly saw a tattoo all week, and no Burberry baseball caps ... except at the airport on the way back!

Very chilled, low key and relaxed, even with a 1 year old.

On the crucial issue of noise/construction, there is some major building going on offshore ... but noise is very limited (occasional 'thunder rumble', say 2-3 times per day), and nothing can be heard from inside the rooms. Aesthetically, it is no big deal ... unlike the massive projects going on near Jumeirah beach.

All in all, thoroughly recommended!!!

PS Book your own flights and the rooms direct with the hotel ... you'll get a better rate than through the brochures. Then if you don't agree with my review, you can leave the hotel the next day with no cancellation charge, and book in somewhere else!!

Very Disappointing

from lertyui
Having just got back from an 11 night stay at the Jebel Ali hotel we can not express how pleased we are to get home. We stayed here as part of our honeymoon trip and arrived early one morning to a smoke filled reception which even at that time of day was quite busy. The receptionist told us to sit down and after 10 minutes of being ignored my husband got up to get us checked in. We were in a superior golf view room in the main hotel, the room itself was nice, clean too but the view a bit grim. The restaurants are spread throughout the two parts of the complex, we had to eat in the main building for breakfast which can be no better described as Granada services! The Palm Tree Court which is the new addition to the complex is by far more superior and more fitting to its 'Leading Hotel of the World' title. Even down to the fact you got better sun beds in that part.

The complex itself is along way from the centre of Dubai but with their courtesy bus running 3 times a day we didn't find it a huge problem.

Most of the staff in the hotel were ok but there was also some staff that really made you feel that they didn't want to help you.

It is a complex of two styles of building and when you walked round it really changed atmosphere moving from one to the other.

One problem we encountered with the restaurants was they really liked you to book a table and could be quite funny if you didn't. As far as expense we were quite suprised how reasonable the food was for saying you were miles from any other competition, drinks were about average for a hotel.

We really do feel that it only should be rated as a 4 star hotel, it is in need of some updating in parts but also to make it feel like it all belongs to one complex.

Top Local Tips for Dubai

Traditional eating in Dubai We were told in the hotel of trad eating place in town, where you sit on the floor and the food is very traditional and cheap. At the end of the meal they just wrap up all the bones etc. in the tablecloth and throw it awy. It's a favourite with people from Dubai. Can't think of the name of it and we didn't go, but a lot of others in the hotel went and said it was an awesome experience. Your hotel rep/staff will know it well if you ask them

Summer is roasting I would advise anyone thinking of travelling to Dubai to go in the winter as in the summer is was REALLY hot (42c) and you couldnt be outside for too long, so go in winter when its in the 30's!

getting about Very easy and the quickest way to get around.


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  • Address: Po Box 9277, Dubai, UAE - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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