Rated 4 out of 5 by CVSER Still a great hotel due to staff and garden
Third time we stayed in this hotel and we will definitely return again. I agree the rooms are quite dated and can use renovation (especially the bathrooms) but this does not reflect the other public areas of the hotel as they are well kept.
In my view the hotel has 3 major strong points: 1. staff: from housekeeping to the concierge to waiters, they are all very friendly and attentive. 2. the garden and beach; spacious and lush garden which is maintained very well. Nowhere else on Jumeirah do you get that 'resort' feel, other hotels are mostly mega and don't have the trees and shade. Pool is good and beach is not crowded or clustered with sunbeds. 3. the food. Breakfast is fine but the evening buffet at Palm Garden is excellent. Very, very high quality and delicious food. Small batches and always some items cooked to order. Extensive desert section which is always a treat. They have a good pastry chef.
As for my last stay I was disappointed the hotel could not block two rooms next to eachother or connecting rooms for my family, especially as I reached out to them before. Only option they gave us was a buy up to a suite which we didn't took.
Eitherway I will definitely return to this hotel but I hope it will stay open for long. There are not many rooms when you look at the amount of land they occupy compared to the nearby hotels so I hope they won't have to close.
July 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lloyd50 great hotel
The staff were extremely friendly & willing to assist your needs. Food in the club lounge was excellent,one of the best hotels we have stayed in.
July 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wombats Highly recommend
Trying to choose a hotel to stay for our first visit to Dubai was a little overwhelming choosing on the internet from over 490 hotels. I cannot express enough how pleased we were at our choice. The Sheraton was the best. The food, the service, the hospitality. The staff were so proud of the hotel and their workplace, so nice to receive excellant customer service in todays society.
July 7, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dom123 Tired rooms
Initially I had to argue to geth the kings sized room I had booked, others in my party failed and ended up in twin rooms. The rooms could have been from any US based hotel chain, exactly the same as any I've stayed in in the US on countless occasions. Certainly not what I'd expect of a resort hotel.
July 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by IainW Good Stay
The staff make the hotel, so attentive they will help you for whatever you are looking for.
Only down side is the TV channels could be more English channels for UK tourists SKY NEWS would be good but this is a minor point
July 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bertiebee Sheraton review
This is a nice hotel in a great position with lovely gardens/pool area/private beach area. When we arrived, feeling very tired, unfortunately we were put into rooms which did not fit the description of the rooms we had booked. The description was King size bed and sea view. The 2 rooms we booked had neither of these and we did have to create a bit of a scene before our gripes were addressed. Eventually the staff at reception did ensure that we were given suitable rooms and after the initial stress and disappointment of this we did have an enjoyable stay.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kimberly1122 They Wow'd Me
My daughter came with me for a week in Dubai to look at apartments and houses, we might be moving there.
We stayed at this hotel because it is in the area we are considering moving to.
Because I'm Platinum I got an instant upgrade...but they didn't have a suite with two double beds available...so they gave us an absolutely wonderful Garden Suite, 2 bedrooms, 3 bath, full kitchen, living room and patio with patio set for coffee in the morning.
The Breakfasts in the Club Lounge were great, the staff is wonderful, and snacks are availalble all day. At night there is a Happy Hour and once again, everything is tasty and the staff bends over backwards to make sure you're comfortable.
I loved it, will keep my people at this hotel when they come to work with me...I love this place. And, the private beach and great pool....you really need to try this hotel out!
Lastly, one night they had Christmas Carolers in the Lobby, they served hot spiced wine (Glu Wein) & Christmas Stollen (great German bread). It was wonderful.
December 14, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by SeattleWorldTraveler Uncomfortable security
There seemed to be security everywhere you turned. The Garden Gate security continued to harass me and my wife daily by asking whether we were staying at the hotel.
June 29, 2014