I revently stayed here for 5 nights. It was my first trip to Dubai and I booked this hotel, based on the reviews from Trip advisor. I wasn't disappointed.
It is great base to explore the city of Dubai. Around 20 to 30 minutes from the Airport. Depending on traffic. I caught a taxi from the Airport and it cost around AED84 (around £17), it was a night time arrival, so I aware that the taxi do add on extra for night time pick ups...but the price isn't bad, the price to take me to the airport was 60 dihams..There are plenty of taxi's outside the airport, so no difficulty obtaining one. The hotel itself, do arrange airport transfers for around AED 124 dirhams.
The hotel is modern and clean. I stayed in room 417. It faced the main road outside. Yes there was a little road noise but it wasn't instrusive. The room size is small. But I was traveling alone so the room size was fine for me. The room was extremly clean. I wish I had taken the person's name who cleaned my room whilst I was there, as I believe he did an exceptional job, he kept the room spotless and changed the bedlinen everyday. All staff members that I came into contact with from the receptionist, security guards, breakfast room staff were all polite, helpful and professional.
As previously mentioned the location of the hotel is great...just a few minutes walk from the Mall of Emirates, where you will find all the necessary shops...Debenhams, Next, HM, Harvey Nicks, M&S, Prada etc...A large Cinema, a large Carrefour for either food, clothes or electrical shopping, access to Dubai Metro. The Metro is great way to get around the city. And a large food court, with a mixtue of food choices Indian, Thai, local dishes and the usually Mcdonalds, KFC, Subway etc...
If you enjoy going to the Spa, then do book an appointement with the Balance Day Spa...you will find their brochure in the hotel room. You will not be disappointed, excellent spa, great way to relax after a hectic few days. The Spa is around 10 minutes away by car from the hotel. The Spa reimbursed my taxi fares, which I thought was exeptional. It cost around AED20 in a taxi and I just had to ensure that I kept the taxi receipt for them to reimburse me the costs.
I will be returning to Dubai in the future and I would return to this hotel. I had a great stay.
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