Review: Habtoor Palace Dubai, LXR Hotels & Resorts

 

Habtoor Palace Dubai, LXR Hotels & Resorts

Cebu & Expo 2020 Flying Emirates First & Business Class

Date of stay: October 3-4, 2021
Address: Al Habtoor City - Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Nightly Rate: 80,000 Hilton Points
Room: Booked King Deluxe Room, upgraded to Diplomat Suite

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Hotel Exterior



Lobby & Reception

Face masks and hand sanitizer by the entrance

Sweets πŸ˜‹

Reception

Lobby seating area

View of the lobby from the upper level

View from the upper level

Piano

Restroom

Hand wash and hand lotion by Lape Collection

Restroom

Check-in

The reception has three desks where sit-down check-in is done.

We were helped by an associate seated on the left desk.

Interestingly, they are referred to as Guest Relations πŸ˜‰

Tissue box and hand sanitizer

Check-in went smoothly and we were informed that we got an upgrade to one of their Diplomat Suites as a diamond member. Moments later and we were given our card keys.

Elevators & Hallway

Directory

Elevators, Ground Level

Elevators, 4th floor

Waiting area by the elevators

The highest floor is R which is the rooftop (6th floor)

A touch of luxury πŸ‘

Hallway, 4th floor

Diplomat Suite, Room 408

Room entrance

Hilton seal πŸ‘

Entryway

Located to the right upon entering the room is the walk-in closet.

Entryway

The bed was really very comfortable πŸ‘

Phone and breakfast menu (room service)

A universal socket is also available πŸ‘

Ipod/Iphone dock by iHome, tissue box

TV

A lovely work desk

The complimentary wifi was fast.

A gorgeous living room

Thanks for the welcome amenity 😍

Another TV in the living room πŸ˜‰

Suit rack πŸ‘

Nespresso machine, electric kettle, tea bags, bottles of water

Dammann Frères teabags

Nikko fine bone China

There were also 2 bottles of water already in the miniref when we came πŸ‘

In front of the bathroom along the hallway is a big mirror and this lovely table.

The bathtub was perfect.

There are double sinks located on each side of the bathroom.

Sink on the left side.

Soap and body lotion by Acqua Di Parma 😍

Dental kit

Walk-in shower

The bath amenities by Elemis Spa was the one offered when we arrived so I asked if I could have the usual bath amenities from Acqua di Parma as well πŸ‘

Toilet and bidet

One of the lovely bathrobes.

The walk-in closet located to the right upon entering the room had the usual slippers, bathrobes and Quran except an iron and ironing board.

The slippers unfortunately were a bit subpar.

Hair dryer

The Quran

Laundry bags, shoe mitt, sewing kit

Scale

Aircon controls

Breakfast Menu, room service

Breakfast menu, room service

Evacuation map

View

BQ French Kitchen & Restaurant (Temporary Executive Lounge)

Happy Hour (5pm to 7pm)

Seating

Seating

Seating

View

Drinks list

Happy hour drinks list

I settled for a glass of green apple juice

Then, the canapes came and were served on a tiered tray. Each of the items were made by the chef and tasted 10 out of 10 πŸ‘

Breakfast Buffet Restaurant-BQ French Kitchen & Restaurant, Level 1 (7am-11am)

Entrance

Newspapers

Seating

Seating

Seating

Seating

Center table with lovely fruits.

Below are some photos from the buffet:

Cold cuts

 Bar

Juices, fruits, etc.

Pastry station. 

I asked for a slice of bread and the staff in charge had it toasted and came to my table with the bread on a bread plate with butter. What a service πŸ‘

Cheese, yogurt, salads

Cheese board

Hot dishes

Amenities & Outlets

Pool

Pool

Cabanas

V Hotel pool and cabanas

The pools are actually accessible to the guests of the V Hotel and vice versa.

The Roof Gardens

The fitness center is located on Level 2.

Business Center, Level 2

Business Center, Level 2

I needed to print something from my email and was asked to forward it to the hotel´s email ad so they can print it for me.

Habtoor Ballroom

BQ French Kitchen & Bar, Level 1

World Cut Steakhouse, Level 1

Champagne Bar, Level 1

Le Patio, Level 2

Exploring the Area

Burj Khalifa

Dubai Aquarium and Dubai Mall

CONCLUSION

Of all the hotels we have booked for this trip, the Habtoor Palace Dubai was the one I was most looking forward to since it is the most luxurious of all. This was actually a former St. Regis Hotel so I was curious to see if it lives up to the former hotels reputation and actually it does. The hotel is more like a palace considering the exterior. The grand lobby with the beautiful staircase was just elegant. Of course, the room we got was perfect with all the luxury one could ask for including the bath amenities from Acqua di Parma. The canapes we got during happy hour and the lovely breakfast in the main restaurant were also of high standard. Last, the staff we had contact with were all friendly especially the Filipina waitress who served us during Happy Hour. To all the staff of Habtoor Palace Dubai, Shukran 😍

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