Ratings based on 434 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by marina from london

Amazing hotel close proximity to beach

Posted 22-Apr-2014
Amazing premises, services and breakfast .spacious and high standard rooms with sea view! Only drawback was that the beach was not well organised with sunbeds and umbrellas and we had to carry the ones provided by the hotel. Close to cafes and restaurants very convenient too!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by David from London

Sofitel JBR April 2014

Posted 19-Apr-2014
Pros: Location, cleanliness, staff, rooms with direct seaview and balcony.
I stayed 4 days /3 nights at Sofitel JBR in April 2014. My stay at the hotel went well, room, accommodation, facilities, were all very pleasant, and staff were very professional and helpful. Location is very good right on the "walk" and short walking distance to the beach. It's a fair deal overall. Maybe missing, a private beach but access to the public beach opposite the hotel is very easy and quick, and the hotel provides a beach kit (folded sun-lounger, towel, bottled water and umbrella) for its guests. The kits is free of charge, except the umbrella. Of note, the public beach includes brand new shower and changing room facilities, quite convenient.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Andy from UK

Very nice, well located hotel

Posted 18-Apr-2014
Pros: Lovely rooms, location near beach, relaxed atmosphere.
Cons: Not much.
First time in Dubai. My wife and I stayed here for three nights (as a holiday without our kids!). I have no hesitation recommending the hotel to either couples or families. Overall location is close to the beach and restaurants/shops. Other reviews mentioned that there's a road to cross to get to the beach. Don't worry about that as it's one-way and slow, plus all the other hotels along the stretch are in the same position (with possible exception of the Hilton). We dined in for lunch and dinner and the a la carte menu was good. Didn't have the buffet so can't comment on that, but it certainly looked ok. Our room was the basic option. It was a good size and had lovely decor, along with the rest of the hotel. Balcony was a bit small, but still had a table, two chairs and a sea view. Definitely have a look at your room before taking any of the various upgrade offers available at check-in. Pool is really for taking a dip rather than any serious swimming and as with most places the best deck chairs positions are in demand! As you'd expect, towels are free if you're off to the beach, pool or going to a water park (saves a few Dirham compared to hiring there). There is some building noise, but we didn't find it an issue and I suspect it would be similar anywhere along the Jumeriah beach stretch.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Coll from London

Spring Sun!

Posted 17-Apr-2014
All Staff Brilliant! Hotel in great location for Marina and beach with great choice of restaruants!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Fantastic location, made guests feel like a VIP :)

Posted 15-Apr-2014
Exceeded expectation levels, wonderful service great location On the golden mile near marina, Shops restaurants within walking distance, 5 star standards :)
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from San Francisco, CA

Unbeatable location and service.

Posted 14-Apr-2014
Had a wonderful time in Dubai, and part of that is due to the superb location and service we received at Sofitel JBR. Probably the best hotel I've ever stayed in – walkable location (which is rare in Dubai), impeccably clean, tastefully decorated, and incredibly attentive staff. Reasonably priced, especially considering how costly Dubai is. I'd stay here again in a heartbeat!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Tayfun

Good for vacation

Posted 12-Apr-2014
Pros: Great location for vacation. Few steps to the beach.
Cons: Rooms should be larger and smell (maybe rose) in the room should be taken care of. Men's SPA must be modernized and improved.
Location: Location is in the middle of all attractions for summer season. Beach is a few steps away.
I was in Dubai for business. Sofitel is not th best location for business but vacation. Building became old and room was too small.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Great location

Posted 10-Apr-2014
Excellent service very clean great location nice pool may be not so big I will say not so much entertainment for kids apart from the pool staff friendly room sizes very small bathroom size very generous terrace very small overall will give 8 out of 10
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by well travelled

Fantastic 4 night stay

Posted 06-Apr-2014
Stayed 4 nights at the beginning of April, weather not too oppressive. Great rooms comfiest bed, staff were so friendly, couldn't do enough for you. Great location just on the beach, superb restaurants around the hotel, good value would definitely recommend staying here.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Great for couples/friends holidays

Posted 05-Apr-2014
Pros: Very good overall.
Cons: The balcony doors could do with a bit of maintenance as they were difficult to open & you could easily get locked outside! Extra staff at the pool.
Location: Good central location. Shops, restaurants, beach & marina a short walk.
We were very pleased with the overall experience. Our room was bigger than expected & great shower facility plus bath & bidet etc. The room servicing was faultless as were the staff in general. It's more understated than some of the other hotels but we saw this as a positive as too many are over the top. The location is good & taxis are readily available & inexpensive. The breakfast choice was fantastic. This hotel is mainly suited for couples, friends & business travellers as there's no separate children's pool or facilities for children. The gym, spa & hairdressing salon were of a high standard. Would recommend.