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An Honest Review of the Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel in Dubai

Last Updated on June 2, 2023 by Natalie

This post is all about my review of The Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel in Dubai.

Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel in Dubai

Choosing a hotel in Dubai can be difficult, considering there are so many extravagant and luxurious options.

I chose to stay at the brand-new Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel, and WOW was it an experience.

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The Location

Located in the neighborhood of Al Barsha, nearly everything is within a 5-10 minute taxi drive.

I’ll be honest when I first booked the hotel, the location was the biggest thing I was worried about because I knew nothing would be walkable.

However, when I got to Dubai I realized that none of the hotels anywhere are walkable to anything – especially in the hot resort areas near Palm Jumeirah.

No matter where you stay, you will have to get a taxi everywhere you go. Taxis are really the main form of transportation in the city. Dubai is not a walkable destination.

The great thing is, taxis are very cheap and plentiful. Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel’s location actually benefited me as most taxi rides were all $5 – $10 USD.

My friend who was at a hotel in Palm Jumeirah was paying $15-$20 USD a taxi ride to most major tourist attractions because she was so far out of the way.

Also, if you are on a budget – there is a walkable grocery store just a few doors down from the Grand Cosmopolitan. This allowed me to buy things cheaply like sunscreen and snacks.

Rooms at The Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel

As I spend most of my time traveling in the USA or Europe, I am typically used to small hotel rooms where space is tight.

I had actually forgotten what it was like to have a massive luxurious hotel room until I walked into my Superior Room.

Immediately, I was shocked at how much room there was. I felt so spoiled!

Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel in Dubai

When I walked into the room, it was clearly ready for me.. me specifically!

There was a lovely personalized greeting from the owner on the screen when I arrived. This was such a unique and warm welcome.

Honestly, the bathrooms deserve a blog post alone!

Fully set with a spacious bathtub, a separate shower (with 3 different sprayers and settings), soap essentials, and my favorite part – a robe! If you peek in the closet, there are even some bath slippers too.

Rooms also come with free coffee, tea, and water,

Rooftop Infinity Pool

Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel in Dubai

The rooftop infinity pool is where I spent most of my time in Dubai – no joke! I went here every day.

This temperature-controlled pool had loads of loungers, a lifeguard, a restaurant, and even built-in slanted loungers into the pool (the perfect spot to read with a book).

Plus, a view of the famous Burj Al Arab.

Breakfast Buffet

A breakfast buffet is an optional add-on when booking your stay at the Grand Cosmopolitan. Trust me, DO IT!

This was the most elaborate buffet spread I’ve ever seen. The food was insanely delicious, and this was my favorite part of staying here.

Maybe it’s the foodie in me, but I still think about that fresh orange juice and waffles with maple syrup.

Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel in Dubai

Another great thing about this buffet is they have buffet attendants to serve you to help with sanitation guidelines. Only employees are the ones touching the food, you just have to point and say what you want.

Other Bonuses at the Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel

I loved taking advantage of their workout center and sauna after eating that massive breakfast!

Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel in Dubai

Order room service from one of their three on-site restaurants. Those macarons were some of the best I’ve ever had.

Additional bonuses the hotel offers are a complete on-site spa and an entire floor dedicated as a business center for working professionals on holiday. While I didn’t take advantage of these services, I’m sure they are spectacular.

Out of everything at the Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel, the staff was truly the most exceptional part.

Every staff member I spoke to went above and beyond in every corner of the hotel (especially the breakfast team!) I have never experienced such true hospitality as I did during my 5-day stay here.

I look forward to the day I return to the Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel!

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