Review: Al Qasr Madinat Jumeirah

Al Qasr Outside

Does anything beat that view?! Not in my book!

We stayed at the beautiful Al Qasr in Madinat Jumeirah for a few days during Eid. It’s seriously the perfect location for a staycation– secluded but still right in the middle of the city if your mixing business with pleasure (or need to go home to pick up diapers that you forgot to pack).  Everyone knows just how beautiful the Madinat Jumeirah and the surroundings of Al Qasr hotel are– gorgeous Burj Al Arab views, old castle-style architecture and sheer opulence.

Al Qasr Room

We were expecting the same from the rooms, but it just didn’t match. It’s clean and spacious, ofcourse, but here are the cons: it just seemed outdated… For one, the couches and carpet look like they belong in the 80s, not in an Arabic-style castle. The rooms don’t have any kind of control pad or easy access (for curtains, lights, AC, etc.) and for the price that you pay, ofcourse these are the type of basics I would expect. Maybe it was just a bad room because we came in late on Eid day and all the good ones were taken? We asked for another room, but they said they were fully booked. Anyway, they did have some nice touches– Cartier chocolates, wonderfully oversized bath amenities (which I happily brought back home 😆), and large balconies for you to take in the views.

Aside from the flaws of the room, everything else was perfect– the staff all over the hotel are so considerate, kind and very quick with service. We’ve never had to wait more than 2 minutes for our car to come up from valet, which is super impressive on Eid weekend.

By the way, the breakfast is to friggin’ die for! They have everything you can imagine– fresh juices made in front of you from the fruits you select, honey from all parts of the world, all types of breakfasts from different cuisines, etc. We looked forward to waking up early throughout our stay there, just to head down to breakfast. It was amazing! We definitely enjoyed our stay here but, unless I find out there are better quality rooms than the one we stayed in, we’d probably opt for Mina Salaam the next time we stay at Madinat Jumeirah.

Ratings (0-5): 

Location: 5

Hotel Ambience: 5

Staff (Friendliness and Helpfulness): 5

Rooms: 3.5

Amenities: 5

Housekeeping: 5

Overall: 4.7

Contact information: 

To book at Al Qasr Madinat Jumeriah, call +971 (0)4 366 8888

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