An Exclusive look: The Neptune Suite, Atlantis Hotel Dubai

So you’ve come here looking for information about the underwater hotel in Dubai… Am I right?

Well I have good news and bad news. The bad news is, the fully submerged hotel is currently only a ‘proposed build’ and doesn’t yet exist. The good news is, The Atlantis Hotel (on The Palm) has some underwater hotel suites, which will give you the same effect, and is practically the same thing.

These underwater hotel suites (called The Neptune Suites), are some of the most exclusive in the world, and on my latest trip to Dubai, I was lucky enough to be given an exclusive look inside. And trust me, it didn’t disappoint. If what you’re after is a magical, once-in-a-lifetime, beautiful hotel suite – this is it. And then some.

I’m going to write this blog post using GIFs from the Little Mermaid to illustrate the various emotional states you go through when stopping in this hotel room. Because you know, it’s underwater. And so are mermaids. The connection is totally there, this isn’t just a lame excuse for me to include Disney GIFs in my writing. I promise. 


Let’s start.

This is what it feels like when you realise you’re booked into the Neptune suite….

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And then, when you check-in, you get escorted to the suite.

This alone will make you feel like King Neptune himself.

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It looks just like any normal room from the outside… but inside, it’s different. It’s amazing. It’s everything you ever dreamed it would be. It starts off at the top of a marble staircase. You proceed down the staircase to a huge living room, that looks like it was designed straight from the blue-prints of King Titan’s underwater palace. 

The attention to detail is impeccable.

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This initial living area isn’t yet underwater, you’re still above ground. You have to take an in-suite lift (yes – you read that right) down to the submerged section of the suite. It’s pretty epic – like a secret spy-lair from a James Bond film.

This is your view from the living room though – if you’re curious.

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But as soon as you take that secret lift down to the most exciting part of the suite… your entire view is underwater. And that’s where the magic begins.

This was my reaction when seeing the suite for the first time…

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It’s like…


The first room you walk into is the bedroom (which also has a desk area) and a seating area right next to the window. That where you’ll be spending all your time… sipping on Champagne and sitting in awe as hundreds of fish swim past the window inches from your face.

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The bed is a king-size four-poster bed. It’s pretty damn amazing. This will be your reaction to the bed…

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When you’re done sipping Champagne and staring out the window and rolling around on the luxury bed sheets you might want to venture into the ensuite bathroom.

I say bathroom, but what I mean is ‘magical underwater spa of gold’.

Every fixture and fitting in the bathroom is gold-plated, and it’s all finished to the most precise and beautiful detail imaginable. There is a walk-in shower room inside the bathroom, a toilet (of course) and then right in the middle of the room overlooking the window… a huge bathtub.

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I took a photo with the lights out too – because (for me anyway) that’s when the room looks most beautiful – and all the attention is on the underwater view. I mean that’s what you paid the money for right?

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This underwater hotel suite in Dubai is ALL about the view and the unique experience of being underwater. That’s what you’re paying for, and that’s why this room has been so popular in the news and why it’s had celebrities like Kim Kardashian stop there.

Those windows, with the fish, and the sharks and the stingrays – it’s just beautiful. The photos don’t even do it justice, it’s something else.

And even though those fish are behind the glass, you’ll feel like they’re following you around the room. Like this…

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Where else will you get photo opportunities like the below, as you blow dry your hair or shave your legs? Erm, nowhere.

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You’ll feel so smug and happy staying in this hotel room, you’ll find yourself walking around the hotel in kind of a daydream. Suddenly any other ‘above-ground’ view seems a bit boring. And when you head home to your normal house, with your normal views, you’ll start wishing you could see those stingrays again through the curtains.

Because it’s just not as awesome when your view isn’t underwater.

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  1. Francesca Beckett May 1, 2015 / 1:30 pm

    This looks amazing… I might have a stopover in Dubai soon and thought perhaps I’ll have look and see how much this would cost-OH BLOODY HELL. It’s on the dream list now though 😉

    • ellerosetweets August 4, 2015 / 10:43 am

      One day! 🙂 x

  2. Mrs Suite June 15, 2015 / 8:43 pm

    This looks seriously incredible! So jealous right now.

    • ellerosetweets August 4, 2015 / 10:43 am

      It’s one of the best hotel suites I’ve ever been in – so unique!

  3. Jennifer September 11, 2015 / 3:57 am

    This looks so awesome. It’d be awesome to stay in this room, but I don’t think I’d get any sleep. I’d be too aw-struck by all the fish swimming by the window. 🙂 Beautiful room!

    • Elle-Rose Williams September 12, 2015 / 4:34 pm

      That was my experience of the room for sure!

  4. Mark Willis September 12, 2015 / 4:20 pm

    Ma’am you do realize that you’re one of the luckiest persons on the planet? Staying at Atlantis is in itself a big thing, and to that you getting the opportunity to stay at one of those heaven-like underwater suites is something out of this world.
    Man, I so want to be there… like right now. 🙁
    Stuff of dreams!

    • Elle-Rose Williams September 12, 2015 / 4:34 pm

      You never know what the future holds Mark! I hope you get to stay there one day! 🙂

  5. Morgan September 12, 2015 / 4:53 pm

    I’ve been looking for a review of this hotel for ages – we’ve been considering it for our honeymoon. It looks amazing, thanks so much for sharing all the photos, etc.

    • Elle-Rose Williams September 12, 2015 / 4:54 pm

      Hey Morgan – I think this room would be PERFECT for a honeymoon! I hope you book it, you’re going to love it!

  6. Lee Thoms September 12, 2015 / 7:41 pm

    This is an incredible review of the Neptune Suites in Dubai. The Disney themed GIF’s work well because the ones you chose display the true emotions one may feel when experiencing these truly exquisite rooms.

    After the descent into the bedroom, it is truly a decadent delight of the senses. The underwater view makes you feel as if you are in an aquarium-filled wonderland. Sipping champagne and watching the fish sound like the ultimate retreat into relaxation, curiosity and wonder. The four poster bed, large, regal canopy and the window-seat sitting area truly makes you feel as if you are a king or a queen. The finishes and details in the bathroom, or as you say, the “underwater spa of gold” also looks and feels befitting of royalty. After all, who wouldn’t want to bathe with a view of the calming blues and oceanic sea-life swimming right beside them?

    To say, I enjoyed this article would be an understatement. I loved it and every little piece of joy and magic that you added it to it. I have officially added this hotel and Dubai to my bucket list and look forward to one day enjoying this true lap of luxury.

    Thanks so much for this article! It truly has taken my breath away!

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  8. Tom Cars April 24, 2017 / 9:42 am

    Wow, this hotel is like from the movie. It is really the best place to feel yourself as the little mermaid Ariel or the Neptune. Amazing suite. You are so lucky!

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