Just this month I had the opportunity to stay at Park Hyatt Dubai and I had mixed feelings about my stay.
First of all, the hotel is huge!!!! I had made a mistake of not using the valet parking and instead just parked my car at the car park. I did not realized I had some walking to do (not to mention stair climbing. Walking in the hot UAE summer sun is no fun), and in some areas, there were no sign indicating the direction of the lobby.
However, the hotel has very beautiful grounds.
Check-in was good (once I found the lobby anyway). The lady escorted me to my room since I am pretty sure I would get lost along the way. The hallways are decorated with art works and I could see beautiful courtyard just inviting you to sit there (I would wait until the weather is cooler to do that).
My room was on the first floor, and the lady mentioned all the rooms has a view of the creek. The room was a good size with a comfortable bed. There is a balcony which is perfect to sit outside during the cooler weather.
There is sort of like a french window which opens to the bathroom (not sure how I feel like not having a glass panel separating the bedroom and bathroom). The bathroom is a good size with a bath tub found in the center of it.
I like there was a bench to sit in the shower area. The shower was a bit difficult for me to operate (mainly because the faucet was very tight, so it took a lot of effort for me to twist it). The other thing I did not like was there was no door to the bathroom. So you will not get any privacy when you are having a soak or in the shower.
I am not sure if this hotel has cocktail hour as it is the Ramadan month. I did try the breakfast the next day. It was either I was early or because it was Ramadan as there were not many people having breakfast. And to be honest, I was not impressed. I had stayed at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, and their breakfast was much better than this.
Most of the breakfast items were cold breakfast or continental breakfast. There was no egg station (not sure it was due to Ramadan). So I had asked the waitress if this was the only options available. She then pointed to a piece of laminated paper set on one of the tables (it was not found on my table), and it was the hot items menu. The selection was a bit limited but I was happy to be able to get an omelet for breakfast.
After breakfast, it was a walk to explore the hotel before checking out.
And across the creek I could see the Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek hotel and you could sort of make out the Grand Hyatt Dubai hotel also (Grand Hyatt is near to the pyramid building and Hyatt Regency is the tall building).
Here is a panoramic view.
Overall, not a bad hotel. I would come here to relax and do nothing. Did I mentioned there is no metro nearby? Or I got lost finding the gym? In any case, one night might not be enough to assess this hotel. There is also the fact it is not operating in its usual capacity as it is the month of Ramadan. Hope you enjoy the photos!!!!