Dubai, Luxury Travel

Real review of The Neptune Suite at Atlantis Hotel in Dubai (Underwater Hotel Suite)

May 5, 2020

So you’ve come here looking for information about the underwater hotel in Dubai… Am I right? The Neptune Suite in the Atlantis Hotel, is Dubai’s best underwater hotel room – and I’m lucky enough to have been there and reviewed it.

Put simply, the underwater Neptune Suite at the Atlantis Hotel is simply stunning. It’s one of the world’s best and most beautiful underwater hotel suites, and it’s just unbelievable stopping there.

If you don’t know much about the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai, it’s pretty amazing. Located at the end of the Dubai Palm, with easy access to the city using the monorail, it’s a luxurious hotel with loads of amenities and amazing features. There is a private beach, and even a water park too!

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All about the Neptune Suite

The Neptune Suites is the name of the underwater hotel suite at The Atlantis Hotel in Dubai. The Neptune Suites are some of the most exclusive in the world, and it didn’t disappoint. In fact, quite the opposite! It lived up to all expectation (above and beyond!).

The Neptune Suite is a magical, once-in-a-lifetime, beautiful hotel suite. 

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… from the outside the Neptune Suite doesn’t look any different – but on the inside it’s this magical, beautiful world of ocean-themed luxury.

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.

What I adored about Neptune Suite was that the top floor was actually above water, so you do still get daylight in parts of the Neptune Suite, and it’s helps ease any ‘claustrophobia’ you might feel from being underwater for too long. The living area is the ‘upper’ floor of the suite and it’s big, bright and spacious.

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When you’re ready to go down to the bedroom (the underground bit) 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, and it faces the ‘window’ which is the beautiful underwater view. It’s pretty damn amazing, and the bed is SO COMFY.

This will be your reaction to the bed…

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

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

They’ve thought of everything in the Neptune Suite – it’s really a perfect example of a stunning, luxurious hotel suite bathroom.

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 separate toilet (of course) and then right in the middle of the room overlooking the window… a huge bathtub.

The bathtub is the most magical part of the room, you can take a bath completely overlooking the sea life, and it’s just wonderful. One second you’ll see a ray glide past, and the next a shark. There’s nothing quite like it, it’s just incredible.

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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?underwater hotel in dubai

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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  • Francesca Beckett May 1, 2015 at 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 at 10:43 am

      One day! 🙂 x

  • Mrs Suite June 15, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    This looks seriously incredible! So jealous right now.

    • ellerosetweets August 4, 2015 at 10:43 am

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

  • Jennifer September 11, 2015 at 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 at 4:34 pm

      That was my experience of the room for sure!

  • Mark Willis September 12, 2015 at 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 at 4:34 pm

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

  • Morgan September 12, 2015 at 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 at 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!

  • Lee Thoms September 12, 2015 at 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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  • Tom Cars April 24, 2017 at 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!

  • j_apostrophe May 22, 2020 at 5:14 am

    is it real under the sea view or just aquarium view ?

    • Elle-Rose June 6, 2020 at 8:36 pm

      It’s an aquarium view 🙂 But you wouldn’t know any difference!