Excellent all-in-one hotel located on the Palm
Superb hotel experience, we upgraded to include the Imperial Club on arrival which was worth doing as it meant you got a nicer room, breakfast included, as well as afternoon tea and happy (2) hours. The hotel staff were all friendly and extremely attentive and courteous. I stay in 4-5* hotels all over the world with work and this is one of, if not the best I have stayed in. The attached mall and aquarium is an excellent and breathtaking addition and the Aquaventure Waterpark is superb (this was my reason for choosing this hotel). While we stayed here as a couple, I would not hesitate to bring our kids too as there really was something for everyone and you could easily spend a week without having to leave the hotel complex. The pools were nice too and the private beach was excellent. Transport was cheap and plentiful (stick with the cream/red/green taxis unless you want a luxury car as they are about half the price!), the only downside of the location is that it is about 30 mins to get into central Dubai, not a hassle but a bit of a pain if you are focused on city-based activities (the monorail was excellent too I might add). My only gripe about the whole experience was the price of alcohol, we ordered room service and while you'd expect to pay a bit more for food, we paid the equivalent of £50 for what would be a £5 bottle of wine in the UK. I know it's imported etc but a bit ridiculous! That said, I would certainly stay there again and recommend Atlantis highly to everyone!