Rated 5 out of 5 by RaymondG1978 Great Hotel, Excellent Staff and Le Meridien Style
Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort is a destination itself that can not be missed! I was looking for a hotel last minute that had great service, awesome facilities and amazing staff. After a friend mentioned this resort, I am glad I rented a car and drove less than 2 hours with traffic from Dubai for this getaway.
First and foremost, when checking in the hotel, the valet and front desk staff are eager to check you in your room and get you out of the lobby to start your holiday or business. I really enjoyed the display of free Arabic coffee and dates. I helped myself to some while checking in. Once you are in your room, you will feel the Le Meridien touch. My room was on a high floor overlooking everything the ocean. I had a huge balcony as well. The beds are plush and the amenities inside are generous. This hotel did not overlook anything when providing total guest satisfaction.
The gym is state of the art! I really liked the abundance of machines and weights. Attached is a steam room, jacuzzi and sauna to relax. The spa is a relaxation must while here as well. I had a one hour massage that took away all of my jetlag after 18 hours of flying from San Francisco. The pool and private beach are amazing. This pool is huge and there is a pool bar, beach bar and activities for the kids.
The diving center is amazing. They take last minute bookings, but book in advance! This was the favorite part of my trip because rather than driving an hour to get to a port to depart for your scuba dive or snorkel trip, the hotel has an area where you leave by boat on site. That saves so much time while on vacation. Book any tour with them and you will be taken care of....
Last, the service of the staff is phenomenal. Some of the hotels in the Middle East lack 5 star service, but Le Meridien has met the demands of even the most discerning traveler. I had requests that were met with smiles. If it was extra towels, tips on the area, things to do at night or just standard housekeeping, it was all above and beyond the expected.
This is a remarkable hotel that will be a vacation spot for me many years to come!
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Prep Quality
The hotel has high standards which where all duly met
October 16, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by jgvMuscat Good facilities, very poor house-keeping
Hotel facilities were good, everything is there for great stay.
House-keeping was not at all up to the std you would expect with these prices. No complementary water, no bath robe, no info of what to find in the hotel was in the room and no refill of the mini bar. Despite managerial staff was told, nothing happened.
Food prices were high for what you get.
October 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by zib007 Very good hotel
Very very good hotel. but this year they clean rooms very late during the day. Many afroarabs working as housekeepers. They are lazy, hard to explain with. But we like this hotel very much.
October 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pan72 Great experience, we loved this Hotel
Me and my wife came over for a short trip to experience one of the best Le Meridien Hotels we had been so far. We loved the warm and pro-active staff, the spacious and high-end equipped rooms, the huge variety of food at the different restaurants, (my favorite is the fish restaurant) and the great dive and sea facilities.
For people doing business in Dubai it is a perfect weekend destination and for families and couples from outside the UAE a beautiful Holiday resort they shouldn't miss.
September 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JennyAnn99 What a stunning hotel!
We spent a week in late September at the hotel and it exceeded our expectations; the room (superior) was very comfortable, spacious, well appointed and newly refurbished. Service throughout the hotel, especially at the pool bar and Gonu were exceptional and the food and drinks wonderful.
October 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kazza The service in this hotel is second to none
We had the priviledge of staying here for 3 days for my husbands 65th birthday. When booking i had expalined the reason we were staying. On his actual birthday we came back to the room to find a birthday cake. At the restaurant we dined in on his birthday they decorated our table especailly for us, and brought out a birthday cake for desert. Every single staff member we encounted over the three days was smiling, energetic, polite and nothing was ever too much trouble. We had planned to explore the surrounding area. We didnt move from the hotel and had the most relaxing time. We didnt want to leave. The value for money in a Club Room is exceptional and we have not encountered anything like it in our travels. Well done Le Meridian. We will be back!!!
March 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sina149 WOW Service in a WOW Resort
As an Ambassador Platinum member of SPG and a frequent traveler, it is really hard to exceed my expectations, but this hotel really did it!
Mr. Patrick; my warm greetings and congratulations to you for your wonderful team especially wonderful Mr. Sreekanth for his excellence in all he is supposed to do!
We loved the restaurants and staff, our corner room (BUT PLEASE GIVE ME A EVEN BETTER "Suite" next time) and it's balcony Champagne in the room and all the care we received.
The nice Setup and arrangement for my wife's birthday at the beach was very very nice.
Thank you everyone, keep it up! Cheers!
June 4, 2014