Overnight Stay at Royal Continental Hotel Dubai | Lady & her Sweet Escapes

Apr 3, 2017

Overnight Stay at Royal Continental Hotel Dubai


Traveling to Dubai sometime soon? If you're searching for a good place to stay, I have a recommendation. Ed and I recently had an overnight stay at the newly-opened Royal Continental Hotel in Deira.

My first impression was that it is perfect for stylish yet budget-savvy travelers. And that impression lasted throughout our stay.     

Royal Continental Hotel Dubai



The Hotel

Royal Continental Hotel is a 4-star property fit for business travelers and holidaymakers. It is conveniently located within walking distance from City Centre Deira, and only 2 km away from Dubai International Airport. 

In accordance with the initiative of the government to promote halal tourism in Dubai, Royal Continental Hotel is a halal hotel; which makes it an ideal place to stay for Muslim travelers. Non-Muslim guests need not worry though. There's no wine to pair with your dinner and no bacon for breakfast, but this hotel compensates by providing exceptional service and facilities.   

4-star property of Royal Continental Hotels in Deira, Dubai
4-star property of Royal Continental Hotels in Deira, Dubai

Royal Continental Hotels Dubai reception
hotel reception

Royal Continental Hotels Dubai lobby
welcoming and sophisticated lobby


Check-in
The check-in procedure was seamless. I was already scanning our keycard in the elevator five minutes after arrival. The hotel is highly secured; guestroom floors and basement parking can only be accessed by hotel guests.

The Room
Our room was a pleasant surprise; quite incomparable to the 4-star accommodations we've been to! We were upgraded to a Junior Suite; a spacious accommodation with a sitting area, mini bar, cozy bedroom, private bathroom, and a good view of the city.

It is elegantly furnished and has state-of-the-art Royal Continental Digital Connect - an innovative feature in the LED screen that allowed us to conveniently search for entertainment, global weather and airport information, in-room dining and many more at a single touch. The room is also soundproof, and WiFi is fast and free!

Royal Continental Hotels Dubai junior suite
Sitting Area in Junior Suite 

Royal Continental Hotels Dubai room feature
Royal Continental Digital Connect on the LED screen

Royal Continental Hotels Dubai view
vibrant city view from the suite
You can actually see the airport runway from the living room.

Royal Continental Hotels Dubai room facility
coffee and tea making facility

Royal Continental Hotels Dubai mini bar
well-stocked fridge


During our stay, the weather was terrible. It was raining non-stop; hence, we had to change plans. Instead of hitting the pool that afternoon, we stayed in bed, watched movies, and caught a lot of rest. I guess those are the best things to do when you're in a hotel room with a cushy king size bed and a great entertainment system.

Royal Continental Hotels Dubai king size bed
cozy king size bed

Royal Continental Hotel Dubai work desk
work desk

Lady in Royal Continental Hotel Dubai
You can't blame me if I'd stay in this bed all day. :)

Attached to the private room is a modern bathroom equipped with bathtub, separate walk-in shower, and complete with fancy toiletries. It has switchable glass wall that turns opaque at a touch of a button when privacy is needed.    

Royal Continental Hotel Dubai bathroom toiletries
bathroom essentials

Royal Continental Hotel Dubai bathroom
That transparent glass panel can turn opaque when needed! 

Royal Continental Hotel Dubai slippers
room slippers



Health and Leisure Facilities
Royal Continental Hotel has a good selection of health and leisure facilities. Ed and I spent our weekend evening at the indoor recreation room playing foosball, billiards and table tennis! Those were completely enough to divert our attention away from the pool deck that was still drenched in heavy rain!

The hotel also has a fully-equipped gym for the health buffs and a well-appointed spa for those who seek total relaxation.       

Royal Continental Hotel Dubai leisure facility
indoor leisure facility 

Royal Continental Hotel Dubai pool area
sun loungers by the pool

Royal Continental Hotel Dubai pool
swimming pool
Can you see the rain ripples?

Royal Continental Hotel Dubai gym
fully-equipped gym

Royal Continental Hotel Dubai gym
Inspiration on the wall!


Dining
Royal Continental Hotel has two dining outlets. All The Perks, a popular international cafe chain, is located in the ground floor. Next to it is Oasis, the hotel's all-day-dining venue, serving multi-cuisine buffet and a la carte for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Oasis is an elegant, yet family-friendly hotel restaurant. Guests are welcomed traditionally with dates and Arabic coffee. Complimentary basket of warm bread was served at the start of the meal. 

Oasis restaurant in Royal Continental Hotel
Oasis restaurant in Royal Continental Hotel

Dates and Arabic coffee
Dates and Arabic coffee

Royal Continental Hotel Dubai restaurant
complimentary bread and butter


Oasis' menu has a great variety. I spotted some Indian, Arabic, American, and Italian dishes on the list. 

I opted to begin my dinner with a hearty bowl of seafood chowder. It is a thick and creamy soup with chunks of fresh prawns, crab, lobster, squid and fish! Warm and flavorful, it was perfect for that cold rainy evening. 

For appetizer, Ed and I shared a serving of chicken spring rolls. It was beautifully presented and the serving size is enough of two people. It is golden fried with a thin crisp-crackly skin and a light filling. 

Seafood Chowder
Seafood Chowder

Chicken Spring Rolls
Chicken Spring Rolls


Ed's main course was Grilled Lamb Chops served with creamy mashed potatoes and buttered vegetables. The fresh-off-the-grill meat is juicy and tender, and drizzled with mint sauce. I had Grilled Jumbo Prawns served with fries. The butterflied king prawns are well-marinated and delectable. It was smothered with mustard and lemon butter sauce which made the dish more appetizing. 

As mentioned, alcohol is not served in the hotel; hence, we had fresh juices to pair with our meal and there's nothing to complain! The juices were fresh and brimming with natural flavors.

Lamb Chops
Lamb Chops

Grilled Jumbo Prawns
Grilled Jumbo Prawns

Fresh Juices
Fresh Juices


Oasis had a lively atmosphere during breakfast. It was very busy at a prime breakfast time, yet the staff seemed to handle it quite well. 

The buffet spread is small compared to other hotel breakfasts we've seen, but it is substantial. Different kinds of bread, cheese, cereals, fruits and vegetables are arranged on the counters. An array of international breakfast dishes are also served. I personally loved the beef bacon, sausage, and French toasts! 

Royal Continental Hotel Dubai breakfast
an assortment of bread

breakfast basics
breakfast basics

breakfast cereals
a variety of cereals

French Toast with fruits
French Toast with fruits


Overall
The convenient location, comfortable accommodation, excellent service, and luxurious facilities make Royal Continental Hotel an ideal place to stay in Dubai! I would actually consider it a jackpot find as it is a 4-star hotel with a budget-friendly rate!


Location Map:

Royal Continental Hotel
Deira, Dubai
Contact # +971 4 203 5000


We were invited to stay in Royal Continental Hotel. Opinions in this blog post are my own.





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