After spending almost 2 months backpacking my boyfriend decided to book a hotel for the last few days of our trip. He could not have picked a better hotel than The Oberoi in Dubai, it was the perfect place for us to relax and enjoy this brilliant city.
As soon as we arrived at the hotel I knew we were going to have a great experience. We had already been assigned a room, but we requested to be on a higher level (for a better view) and the Duty Manager, Deepika Verma was more than happy to re allocate us. We only had to wait a short while for the room to be prepared and we were provided with fresh juice while we waited. Deepika took us up to our room, which was much bigger than we needed and extremely comfortable. She chatted to us about our trip and seemed genuinely interested, before explaining the facilities that the hotel has to offer. Roughly an hour after Deepika left we received a few chocolates and a handwritten, personal note from her. This was very kind and reassured us that we had definitely picked the right hotel for our stay in Dubai.
We wasted no time heading to the hotel pool where, once again we received excellent service. Instantly, water was brought out to us, along with sun cream and face cooling spray. We didn’t want for anything because they were always on top of our every need. It was great to be looked after so well and the view of the Burj Khalifa from the pool was an excellent touch.
The breakfast in The Oberoi was delicious and again, more than we needed. There was a large variety of both hot and cold foods. We used the hotel’s free shuttle service to Dubai Mall and we also booked a Desert Safari through the concierge. We would highly recommend the Desert Safari because we had a fantastic evening. When we arrived back from the hotel our room had been decorated with rose petals and candles, which was so beautiful and such a surprise!
On our last night we decided to eat at one of the restaurants in the hotel. We had used TripAdvisor to look at reviews and all 3 of the eateries in The Oberoi have excellent ratings. We wouldn’t normally eat at our hotel, but on this occasion we decided to book Umai at The Oberoi and we certainly weren’t disappointed. The food was outstanding. We chose a mixture of sushi and teppanyaki and the service was exceptional.
I cannot recommend this hotel enough. All employees went over and above what we expected of them to make our stay extremely special. The Oberoi is a fantastic choice for a romantic getaway or a special occasion.