We had a stopover for just one night and we chose the Mövenpick Deira for its good reviews and proximity to the airport. Both proved to be exactly right! It's very convenient to be at the airport within 10 minutes AND to have the metro station just across the street. All we wanted to see and do in Dubai was easily reachable. So much for the location.
The service, especially the very knowledgeable and friendly concierges, proved to be even better than expected. They made the impossible possible and had very good recommendations for restaurants or a snack in the morning. In general the staff was exceptionally friendly and pleasant to deal with, great! Rooms are quite spacious, the free WiFi is a welcome addition, everything is very clean and tidy. We really wished that we could have stayed longer.
Unfortunately the staff did not respond to an email I sent them prior to our arrival, asking for a shuttle service. But this was the only negative touch of an otherwise great hotel. We'll definitely book it again the next time we are in Dubai!