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Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sheikh Zayed Road | Adjacent to Ibn Battuta Shopping Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates   |  
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Ranked #6 of 486 Hotels in Dubai
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“amazing stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I just came back from this hotel last saturday with my husband and our baby of 2 years old. This place is amazing, really there are no words to describe how perfect it is. I really cannot find a single bad thing.
We stayed here for 9 days on a halfboard arrangement. From our agency in Belgium they told us they could have the breakfast and dinner only in the Mistral restaurant located in the hotel. On our check-in we went very fast and faultless they told us they could choose between lunch and dinner, and go in every restaurant we wanted too. the italian-the chinese-the indian-or the arabic (mistral).
We tried all of them during our stay, everyone is excellent, the chinese is just fabulous my husband which usually doesn't like chinese (because of the take away or the wok buffet food we tried here in belgium) was so surprised to taste such a tasty and good food so this one was his favorite. And the people working in the restaurant were so kind, actually everyone in the hotel was very very kind, but on comment like, this plate was very tasty they would reply: would you like another one. and everything without paying anything extra. I mean you don't get this in another country. in Turkey you get a buffet were everthing is cooked at least 2-3 before, and you get to eat in other restaurant only on additional payment and they call it all inclusive. here everything was cooked fresh for you.
the other restaurants were really good too, the same thing for the italian, indian, and mistral everything fresh cooked, the service was excellent. In mistral restaurant execpt the large buffet with salads/sushi/desserts/bread etc.. you could pick up as many fresh meat or seafood and give it to the chef to cook it for you.
The shuttle bus service to the oceana was always on time and very well arranged, the oceana beach was very beautiful the club, the pool the vieuw...
the concierge and the people working on the entrance were very helpful. everythime they were helping us to get a taxi or when coming back from. Being with a baby and buggy and lots of begs is not very easy but they were always helpful and always smiling.
I really cannot understand why anybody could complain about this hotel, I had read some reviews before coming and there were a few negative ones. Well in a certain moment when I was at the entrance of the hotel, when coming out of a taxi with my baby the people working there were helping me as usual. it was kind of busy in that moment as many taxis and cars were arriving at the same moment. From another taxi another couple arrived and a man was shouting to the people working there he said very brutaly: Isn't it your job to keep the door open for us?
the workers didn't say anything bad back but just kept smiling. I mean how nasty can you be as a tourist? they were a couple not having any bag at all to carry, no baby nothing... why do you have to behave in that way. I think this is the kind of people writing bad reviews.
I didn't mind at all that the hotel location, I mean everywhere located in Dubai you need to move by taxi of Metro if you want to visit another place as the city is quite big. As a tourist you want to see as many thing as possible right? so even if you hotel is located to the JBR or the Marina Walk to go to Dubai mall you need to take a taxi.
I think in a kind of way is better that the hotel and the Oceane beach are not that closed, this way you get a bit out of the hotel and you see the city, during the way we were asking what is this place so in the evening or the next day we were going to visit it.
On our last day during the check out everything was arranged perfectly well, since our transfer to the airport was coming at 14:20 we still had the time for lunch we was offered by the hotel without additional payment.
As a conclusion I would like to thank everybody working there thanks to you we don't only have a amazing memory of Dubai city but also of our stay and hospitality there.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michael N, General Manager at Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with the Tripadvisor community.
I was extremely please to read you and your family enjoyed your stay to such extent, especially our services and facilities, our Oceana Beach Club and of course the benefits included in our Half Board package.
I am happy to hear you enjoyed our dining offering in our signature restaurants and will make sure to personally share your kind comments with the team.
We thank you for your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Dubai.
Best Regards,
Michael Nugent
General Manager 
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

First time in Dubai and the experience was made better because of this hotel. I had read beforehand about the hotel and staff and was not disappointed. The room was large and bed very comfortable. Downside was that it was a smoking room and the scent used to hide the smell was a bit strong. The food could not be faulted. We remained in the hotel during the conference and the buffet lunch was first rate - far too much to choose from but all of it very good. We ate in the Indian restaurant on the last night and again, this was very good. The staff were very friendly and always welcoming. Located close to the Ibn Battuta mall, which is also very good for shopping.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michael N, General Manager at Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai, responded to this review, November 12, 2013
Dear Jefferson,
Thank you for sharing your fantastic review with the Tripadvisor community.
I was very pleased to read you enjoyed your stay to such extent, especially our room facilities, Mistral Restaurant, Chor Bazaar and of course the overall service provided by our team.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon at Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate.
Best Regards,
Michael Nugent
General Manager
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Toronto, Canada
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24 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I strongly recommend this wonderful hotel to any visitor to Dubai. Very vlean, very elegant, very nice staff and price is not cheap but very reasonable compared to other hotels of the same category. You get value for money.

Location is excellent and the hotel is in the vicinity of Ibn Battuta amazing mall and not very far from Emirates Mall, Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Michael N, General Manager at Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai, responded to this review, November 10, 2013
Dear Shahir,

Thank you for your wonderful review on your recent stay at Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate.

I was extremely pleased to read you enjoyed your stay to such extent, especially our services, facilities and convenient location adjacent to Ibn Battuta Mall. I will make sure to personally share your kind comments with the team.

We thank you for the recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back during your next visit to Dubai.

Best Regards,
Michael Nugent
General Manager
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Guildford
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

My third stay at this hotel and it was better than ever. Just outside the CBD but close to Metro station and taxis from mall opposite. Very cheap and easy to get downtown.

This is not a Dubai bucket and spade hotel. It is a genuine business hotel that also caters for the usual Dubai tourist. Facilities are excellent - I was lucky enough to be upgraded to a suite where the large lounge was ideal for business meetings.

Helpful staff throughout the hotel remain positive and upbeat at all times. Everyone seems happy to work there and anxious to help in any way. Good range of restaurants for entertaining and always the option of the Oceana Club to unwind after a busy day.

Thoroughly recommended for anyone looking to do business in Dubai.

Room Tip: Suites are superb - very large.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michael N, General Manager at Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai, responded to this review, November 10, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with the Tripadvisor community.
I was very pleased to read this was your third stay in our hotel and that you enjoyed your stay to such extent, especially our room facilities, business facilities and of course our Oceana Beach Club on Palm Jumeirah. I will make sure to personally share your kind comments regarding our service with the team.
We thank you for your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back during your next trip to Dubai.
Best Regards,
Michael Nugent
General Manager
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Cairo, Egypt
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

The hotel is an excellent one the services, the staff, the rooms and the food are all good, but the location is so far from all the outings except for the Ibn Battuta Mall, the hotel is good for business or solo trip but I believe is not for family vacations.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Michael N, General Manager at Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai, responded to this review, November 10, 2013
Dear Muhammed,
Thank you for your fantastic review on your recent stay.
I was very pleased to read you enjoyed our facilities, rooms, dining offering and of course the service provided by our team. I will make sure to personally share your kind comments with the team.
I would however like to recommend our Kids Club facilities at the hotel and at Oceana Beach Club for families with children that wish to stay in our hotel whilst visiting Dubai.
We thank you for your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Best Regards,
Michael Nugent
General Manager
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Peterborough
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel in a family room in October 2013
The Hotel is a little out of the way and the views at the time were of a developing area, that said this hotel is fantastic inside and out and the staff are a credit and some of the politest people we have ever met
The rooms are spacious and have a separate shower and bath area along with a really comfortable bed
There is a metro station 5 minutes from the main entrance and runs till 11pm
Ibn Battuta Mall is directly opposite the Hotel and we recommend a visit to Fun City in the Mall if you have young
children
There is also a supermarket at the Mall if the kids want supplies
We ate at the Indian Restaurant in the Hotel one night, the food and service were excellent
A shuttle service takes you to the Shoreline Beach Club and runs on the hour, there is also a lovely rooftop pool at the Hotel
All in all we had a great stay and would highly recommend this hotel
Would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michael N, General Manager at Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai, responded to this review, November 10, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for sharing your wonderful review on your recent stay at Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate.
I was extremely pleased to read you and your family enjoyed your stay to such extent, especially our room facilities, our Chor Bazaar restaurant, our Oceana Beach Club and of course our convenient location opposite the Ibn Battuta Mall.
We thank you for your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back during your next trip to Dubai.
Best Regards,
Michael Nugent
General Manager
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I booked a 5 day stay in Dubia for my wife's 50th birthday. We arrived after midnight and the reception staff were very welcoming. The room was spacious and well equiped with tea, coffee, iron etc. The breakfast range was fabulous with choices from all contintents around the world. The pool and siting area were perfect to chill. Room service was very efficient and food of excellent quality with generous portions.
Travelling around Dubia is very affordable by the RTA Taxi's. You can use public transport the hotek is only a few minutes walk from the Metro which is really cheap and efficient. It will take you to the Malls and closer to othe attractions.
Overal I would rate this hotel very highly and would have no hesitation in recommending anyone to stay here.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michael N, General Manager at Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai, responded to this review, November 10, 2013
Dear David,
Thank you for sharing your wonderful review on TripAdvisor.
I was extremely pleased to read you enjoyed your stay to such extent and would like to wish your wife a very happy birthday. I will make sure to personally share your kind comments regarding the service you experienced with the team.
We thank you for your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back at Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate.
Best Regards,
Michael Nugent
General Manager
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Address: Sheikh Zayed Road | Adjacent to Ibn Battuta Shopping Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 486 Hotels in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Movenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai 5*
Number of rooms: 396
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai features a statuesque gateway that is larger than the ‘Arc de Triomphe’ in Paris. The 396-room hotel is located next to Ibn Battuta Mall and Cineplex at the very heart of ‘New Dubai’. Inspired by the travels of the 14th century Arabian explorer, Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel’s Grand Hall features 88 enormous eastern-style lanterns and it is also the ‘gateway’ to the hotel’s equally iconic six restaurants. The Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel offers a true ‘design and taste journey’ that spans the Near East, Far East, Middle East and Arab-African radius our namesake travelled through in his epic 30-year journey. The hotel has 6 restaurants including a Chinese, Indian and Italian. There is a nightclub and supper club on the property discretely positioned. Our sister property, Oceana Beach Club, is located on the Palm Jumeirah with swimming pools, a lazy river and private beach. We offer complimentary shuttles to and from the Club. ... more   less 
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