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REVIEWED: SOFITEL THE PALM JUMEIRAH, DUBAI, UAE

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Step into tranquil suites, sophisticated spa facilities, exquisite dining options, and one of the finest kids clubs in the city. 

The setting

Nestled on the eastern Crescent of The Palm, the sheer grandeur of Sofitel evokes the essence of a resort reminiscent of those found in the Americas. A majestic entrance leads to an expansive lobby adorned with captivating water features on either side. The décor exudes opulence, with a “green wall” alive with real tropical flora growing along the back of the hotel. The service is both efficient and welcoming, and the staff is abundant to cater to the guests’ needs. However, the layout can be a tad confusing in some areas – a few additional signs would be helpful, especially when navigating to their spa, an experience you won’t want to miss.

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"This resort stands out as one of Dubai's most family-friendly havens, complete with an exceptional all-day kids ”

The rooms

The resort offers 361 rooms and suites, along with 182 fully serviced residences. The rooms, available in various price ranges, prioritize spaciousness and comfort, staying true to the Tahiti-inspired ambiance. During our stay, we occupied a first-floor junior suite, featuring a connected lounge and bedroom adorned with generous sofas and modern conveniences. The generously sized bathrooms feature twin sinks, freestanding baths inviting for a swim, and amenities from Hermes D’Orange Verte.

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Leisure & Well-being

So Spa- Woman’s relaxation areaYour visit to the spa should be an essential part of your resort experience, be it for a single day or an extended four-day retreat. The atmosphere within evokes an authentic ambiance – you could easily imagine being on a French Polynesian island. Subtle exotic scents waft through the air, creating a serene atmosphere enhanced by waterfalls and organic “monoi” products.

The 28 treatment rooms are tastefully adorned, and the spa also features a sauna, steam room, freshwater pool, and four outdoor cabanas – perfect spots for passing the time in tranquility.

The extensive treatment menu includes both traditional and uniquely invigorating therapies, such as the exotic monoï and black sand body scrub, organic seaweed bath, and an amethyst and volcanic stone massage. I indulged in their signature massage, a seamless blend of therapeutic firmness and complete relaxation. I could have easily dozed off for hours.

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CULINARY EXPERIENCES

Guests at Sofitel can indulge in any of the resort’s 14 diverse restaurants and lounges.

Notable choices include Moana, an elegant seafood eatery offering an extensive range of seafood dishes alongside a comprehensive sushi selection; Porterhouse, the signature steakhouse restaurant and bar.

You can opt for a full tasting menu or savor exceptional steaks and wagyu beef tartare.

Hong Loong offers chic Chinese dining where dim sum is freshly steamed before you and tea masters engage in captivating pouring ceremonies. The dining experience here is genuinely extraordinary and well worth the splurge.

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FINAL VERDICT

This resort stands out as one of Dubai’s most family-friendly havens, complete with an exceptional all-day kids club named Amura. This club boasts qualified staff and a schedule of weekly activities available during check-in, ranging from artistic crafts and beach games to music lessons. The young ones have their own swimming pool, a dedicated restaurant, inclusive toys, and the option of in-room babysitting and nanny services.

CONTACT INFO

For more information or to make a reservation:

 

Sofitel the Palm, Dubai

04 455 6677

www.sofitel.com

 
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