JA Ocean View Hotel: Five-Star Hotel located on The Walk, Jumeirah Beach
Walking into the beautiful marble reception and being greeted with refreshing towels, mint lemonade and homemade chocolate cookies after our long flight, I knew straight away this five-star hotel was going to deliver on service as well as style.
We stayed in a ‘Club Sea View Room’, which on the 23rd floor gave us incredible views over the Jumeirah Beach, but what I really loved was that every room at JA Ocean View has a sea view. The hotel doesn’t have any rooms looking onto the street so you are guaranteed that beautiful view whatever room you stay in.
Walking into our room the first thing we noticed was the beautiful air con (not really), but this soon became something we were very grateful for everywhere we went in Dubai! Walking into our room we had a marble bathroom to our right with a full selection of Elemis toiletries (which I love!) and lots of wardrobe space (which we definitely needed!). We received a call to check everything was satisfactory and our request for extra coat hangers had someone at our door only 10 minutes after.
We had a huge king-size bed which was extremely comfy and when our room attendant came for turn down service in the evening we had slippers left at the side of our bed, a fresh bottle of water and glass and of course that all important towel animal and chocolate on our pillows. Our room attendant Binod had fantastic attention to detail. Of course he refreshed our toiletries daily, but he also left rose petals in our bathroom and on our dresser he lined up my make-up and toiletries making it look a lot neater than I left it!
Our room also had a seating area with full-size sofa and a huge dresser which was perfect for getting ready as the room was filled with natural light.
What has to be the favourite part of our room was of course the balcony with views of Jumeirah Beach and The Palm. It was the perfect place to relax.
After being dropped off from our desert safari we couldn’t quite face getting changed and going out for late night drinks so instead we ordered champagne and soaked up the sights and sounds of Dubai at night.
Other extras in our room included dressing gowns, free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, tea and coffee-making facilities and as we were staying in one of the hotel’s club rooms we got exclusive access to the ‘Coral Lounge’.
This is available to Club guests throughout the day for breakfast, afternoon tea and in the evening there are complimentary drinks and canapes. We did manage to use the lounge briefly, which felt very exclusive and was a lovely place to relax. It also had a large balcony with more great views!
Let me tell you more about the hotel itself. The reception area is grand and feels light and airy with a beautiful winding staircase and a statement hanging light feature.
The hotel has lots of seating areas dotted around which are perfect to lounge on when you are waiting to get picked up or fancy resting your tired feet in style . . . or just for taking great photographs!
For a city centre hotel we were impressed with the facilities on offer. There is a lovely spa which I sadly didn’t get to use but did have a little peak into. It also has a huge fitness centre, kids clubs and . . . a beautiful infinity pool with stunning views onto Jumeirah Beach.
The pool was the perfect place for a dip and cooling off from the Dubai heat.
The hotel has direct access onto Jumeirah Beach and provides guests with beach mats, towels and an umbrella to take to the beach. I must say I was very impressed with the beach. The sand was white and soft and the water was clear. It was like stepping into a warm bath!
As well as the hotel and its location, what we really loved was the impeccable service which can often be lost in a larger hotel.
Read the second part of my review, where I tell you all about the food and drink offerings at this beautiful hotel.
The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai
What a stunning hotel! Delectable luxury! And you look gorgeous in that yellow dress!!!
Author May 17, 2018 / 12:18 pm
It was the perfect place to start our Dubai adventure!
This does sound like a lovely hotel. Love a grand entrance. Dubai has got some of the finest hotels and the service is always on point. Champagne delivered to the room sounds perfect (though I don’t really like it the idea is amazing). I would probably have Asti haha(not luxurious at all). The views from the hotel look so good too and the sea view room only concept is a winner
Author May 17, 2018 / 12:21 pm
Thank you! I really couldn’t find any fault in our stay at all! You are right there are so many luxury hotels in Dubai, in fact there is every kind of luxury in Dubai you could imagine!
Wow love this hotel and your review! It just looks like sheer opulence and love those snaps of you in the pool! The views are phenomenal!
Great photos and a great review!
Author May 18, 2018 / 6:45 pm
Thank you so much Steve!
This looks incredible! Can’t wait for your next post! X
Author May 18, 2018 / 6:46 pm
Thank you! I really appreciate that! xxx
Well this looks gorgeous and you’ve so convinced me to visit! We actually stayed at Amwaj Rotana directly opposite which we loved, but always found ourselves looking down from our room at your hotel because your pool was so much better! haha. I also LOVED “The Beach”, but the struggle was real when none of the restaurants don’t serve WINE (or booze). Still, I loved Dubai. It’s like London – but hotter and the food is amazing.
Author May 18, 2018 / 6:47 pm
Haha notice how much booze we drank in our hotel! Having stayed in Palm Tree Court I know you would love this hotel!
Wow what a gorgeous hotel! Your post have made me look into Dubai as it previously wasn’t top of the list. This place looks stunning, can’t wait to read more. You both look gorgeous too. I’ve only been 5 star a few times but it really makes all the difference doesn’t it? x
Author May 18, 2018 / 9:24 pm
Arr thank you so much! I have loads more Dubai posts coming up so it will hopefully give you a bit more of an insight on what there is to do there. We were talking about going for years cos we weren’t quite sure but we fell in love with it! Just need to save a small fortune before we go again lol
JA Ocean View looks lovely, we’ve had a couple of holidays on Dubai and this makes me want to go back…
Author May 21, 2018 / 6:18 pm
Thank you so much! Glad it bought back happy holiday memories!
Darling… You look amazing. Dubai clearly suits you! That pool! Just what a pregnant woman is dreaming about these days!
The hotel looks great! I have stayed at the walk as well! There are some pretty amazing hotels in this area!
Happy to hear, that you had a great time!
Author May 21, 2018 / 6:25 pm
You are so kind Louise! There are so many fantastic hotels in Dubai aren’t there! It was hard to narrow them down but we did love JA Resorts, the service was so good!xxx
I love the contrast of city and sand!
Author June 6, 2018 / 5:29 pm
It was so fabulous!