We spent our 3-day stop in Dubai in the Park Regis Kris Kin Dubai hotel. In this blogpost we want to share our impressions with you, in case you want to visit Dubai yourself and are looking for a good hotel.
The Park Regis Kris Kin is a 5-star hotel and is located in the district Bur Dubai. You can see the Burj Khalifa from the rooftop of the hotel. We found the location convenient as the Metro station Burjuman is within 5 min walking distance and both lines (red and green) run from there. To the Dubai Mall/Burj Khalifa or to the airport it takes around 15 minutes.
As we arrived in the hotel at 8am, our room wasn’t ready yet, because the usual check-in time is 2pm. The receptionist ensured that they will do their best to prepare the room as soon as possible. We also got a small welcome drink!
We spent the time waiting going to the nearest supermarket to buy some food and drink. At around 10am our room was ready! 🙂
We were booked in a Superior Room with a queen size bed. The room was big and very bright. We were lucky as our room was on the 14th floor and we had a premium view over Dubai! We could even see a part of the Burj Khalifa.
The room was well equipped. We had a sitting area and a desk. However, we expected the bed to be even bigger. Everyday we had a new bottle of water in our room. A kettle with free coffee and tea was also provided. The minibar was closed and we couldn’t figure out how to open it. A bathrobe and slippers were provided, which is pretty standard in a 5-star hotel. We also had a flat iron in our room, which we didn’t use.
The room was extremely neat and clean, we couldn’t find any deficiencies! Although the room temperature could’ve been a bit warmer. When we entered the room, we immediately turned off the A/C, but within our three days it didn’t get warmer and we felt really cold in the evenings. But this is something you should expect, when visiting Dubai: outside it’s hot and inside it’s freezing.
The bathroom was big and flawless. We even had a shower and a bathtub. A pretty weak hairdryer was provided as well. The only thing we found annoying was the single-ply toilet paper. As far as we know people in Arabic countries use a small shower next to the toilet to clean themselves. That is possibly the reason for the single-ply toilet paper for tourists.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. When we checked in we immediately were handed a welcome drink. We could leave our backpacks with the concierge until our room was ready. He also brought them to our room. In the afternoon one of the workers went to check every room again and closed the curtains, made the beds and placed the slippers next to the bed, so we could simply lay down after an exhausting day. One time a worker knocked on our door simply to ask if everything was alright.
The breakfast buffet was quite big, but mainly geared to the many Indians and Asians. There were many warm foods like lentil dal or spring rolls, which we really didn’t want to eat in the morning. Classics like baked beans and sausages were prepared as well. We have to admit that we can’t judge the breakfast objectively as we’re vegans.
We simply ate fruits (melon and pineapple) and bread with jam. Unfortunately there wasn’t anything else we could eat. We imagined the breakfast to include more fruits as the supermarkets were full of fresh fruits, too bad.
The pool on the rooftop (20th floor) was the icing on the top, because the view was almost unbeatable. The reclining chairs were very clean and comfortable. We were provided with a big towel every time we went up there for a swim. We hadn’t spend half an hour there before someone brought us two bottles of cold water, very attentive.
In conclusion, we can definitely recommend the hotel. It was very neat and clean, we had a large room, a comfortable bed, the staff was friendly and the pool was great. However, we wouldn’t book breakfast if we went there again, since it was not very suitable for us. We booked the hotel through Expedia and paid 407 Euro for 3 nights. Additionally, we had to pay a tourist tax of 20 AED per night.