Review of the Junior Suite at Rixos the Palm, Dubai. We recently were lucky enough to be invited to review Rixos the Palm Hotel and Suites on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. We have reviewed the hotel in full here, but I also wanted to dedicate a post to the room we stayed in so I could go into more detail (this is the sort of thing I love to read before I decide on a room, and before I travel anywhere!). We stayed in a Junior Suite (room 1433 if you are interested).
Review of the Junior Suite at Rixos the Palm
The Junior Suite was huge with an enormous living area. Really big bedroom. Massive bathroom. You get the idea. There’s even a walk in wardrobe!
When you first enter the room immediately to your left, is a loo. There is also a toilet in the main bathroom, so this is just an extra for if you have guests visiting your suite, then they don’t have to go through your bedroom to your en-suite.
The suite then opens out into the main living area, here you will find a sofa, TV and dining table. When we first arrived this was stocked with ‘welcome gifts’ of fruit and cakes, nuts and macarons, and even a bottle of non alcoholic fizz on ice! I imagine this changes from room to room, but I took lots of photos so you could see how delighted we were!
If you arrive late at night like we did (2am) then when you check in you will be offered a menu of room service which includes things like a club sandwich or wagyu burgers. Room service is not normally free on the all-inclusive package but it is when you are a late arrival. We ordered club sandwiches each but then when we got to the room we also had this marvellous spread! I was very worried that we wouldn’t be able to eat everything but Tristan came to the rescue, and polished the majority off!
The mini bar was extremely well stocked with all manner of fizzy drinks (including tonic water and iced tea), beers, crisps and chocolate. This is included in the all inclusive package and is refreshed every day. Tristan took it as a personal challenge to do the mini bar justice every day!
There was also tea and coffee making spot as well as a Nespresso machine.
The living area has a large and very comfortable sofa, coffee table and large screen TV. The TV showed movies, TV shows and Kids TV.
You can see the Kids’ TV channels below.
The main feature of the room though, which you don’t get the full impact of if you’re arriving at night are the absolutely huge floor to ceiling windows. There are two massive windows in the living room, the large one must be 12 foot across and has an incredible view of the sea and over the rest of the palm.
We could also see Atlantis the Palm and Atlantis the Royal from our room as well as a huge building which I think was Aura Sky Pool.
There is a massive walk in wardrobe with huge cupboards in it for both of you, more than you could ever fill on a holiday at least. You will also find a hairdryer here, as well as robes and slippers, iron and ironing board.
In another wardrobe there was a safe.
The bathroom again, is a huge room and is divided into three parts; a loo and bidet, an oversized shower and then the bathroom itself. You can see two opaque glass doors that lead through to both the loo and shower.
The main part of the bathroom was made up of large freestanding bath and two sinks.
There were also lots of amenities such as toothbrushes, shaving kits etc.
In the shower, you’ll find plenty of L’OCCITANE en Province products. These smell absolutely wonderful!
In the bedroom there is a 6 ft super king bed, bedside cabinets and a telephone. We arrived to fresh rose petals and a welcoming note on our bed.
There is also another large screen TV in there. Again, what is magnificent about this room is the view out of the enormous floor to ceiling windows.
This is similarly magnificent (if not more so) at night:
You can see Atlantis the Palm and Atlantis the Royal lit up at night from the living room windows (I have zoomed in a little!):
There is a decent amount of tech in the room. The plug sockets are 3-point plugs like in the UK, but there were no USB points. So make sure you bring your own plug to be able to charge your appliances.
There are rectangular electrical panels on the wall that control various different lights settings and air con.
The below picture shows the aircon control panel (took me a little while to get the hang of!)
There’s also a panel that you can press at the front door to say no entry or servicing required. No need to hang a piece of card on your door to say ‘no entry’.
One comment that comes up frequently in the Rixos the Palm Facebook chat group is that the staff can’t do enough for you, and this rang true for us. There is an abundance of staff and they are friendly and courteous and eager to help.
Our room was serviced perfectly every day with little treats left such as this mountain of macarons.
I was concerned that we wouldn’t get through them being just two of us, but I hadn’t taken into account the appetite of a 15-year-old boy! Even the ‘Welcome Nikki’ sign was made of chocolate!
We were invited to visit and review the hotel. As always, all opinions are my own.