Saturday, 17 October 2015

Sofitel the Palm Dubai

My expectations have been set exceedingly high while booking hotels in the Emirates.
I have stayed at a few luxury hotels in the Palm area of Dubai, so when we opted for Sofitel the Palm on a recent trip, I expected no less than ultimate luxury. 

Did Sofitel the Palm live up to my expectations ?


We arrived at the hotel quite early after a long-ish flight of 7hrs. When we arrived, we had a wait time of 3 hrs before getting a room, during this period, we were able to use the hotel amenities. My little traveler jumped straight into the pool. Literally!




We booked a Junior suite at Sofitel and on getting to the room, any disappointment I had from the long-ish wait for the room was squashed.
The Junior suite had everything we needed for a week of comfort; although the colours might not be suited to all likes and tatses, personally I like a bit of pink to brighten up the day :-)
The bed was comfy, the bathroom was lush and the views were glorious. Plus roll on the guaranteed scorching hot Arabian sun
 








On this occasion, I was travelling with my little traveler, so it was essential that he had loads to occupy himself with. Sofitel has a decent sized kids club, a kids pool with slides, an adult pool and a sandy beach. As a morning ritual, I lazed around by the pool or wandered off to the beach when I could muscle up the strength :-)




Breakfast at the hotel is on par with other hotels on the Palm, they had the usual buffet breakfast with the made to order egg station and an exorbitant amount of food on offer; lets just say if you wanted to, you could have had your lunch for breakfast
 

My stay at Sofitel was during my birthday and I received a lovely box of chocolate jellies from the hotel. It’s the little things that make you realise that a hotel cares about its guests.
 


The only real downsides I can think of was the 3hr wait time to get a room. The timing could do with some improvement! 
If I could sum up my stay at Sofitel in one word it will be Comfy, like the good old comfy joggers you can always slip into and feel right at home. Would I return to Sofitel? Absolutely, Sofitel has all the requirements needed for a luxury stay. Its a home away from home.

See you again soon Sofitel and Thank you for having us.

Have a great week ahead.
Tolu

xx



 
Tips:
-  Entertainer Travel book gives you Buy one get one free offers when a night is booked at the hotel (up to 3 nights) - https://www.theentertainerme.com/products
- TripAdvisor provides good comparison rates if you book a few months in advance
- The kids pool area is ideal if travelling with kids, it comes with a lengthy slide and kids daily activities with swimming instructors
- Travel from Dubai Airport to the Palm Dubai by local taxi costs approx 70AED


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Photo Credits: Brian Kalema (bdkfuture@gmail.com) / Tolu Kalema





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