Stayed for a week in April with two small children. Were able to stay in one room, which of course made a big difference in price compared to some of the hotels where we would have had to book two rooms.
I was happy with the overall quality of the hotel, including service. The rooms were smallish but in excellent condition. Outside areas were well kept and enjoyable, lots of pools and a large sandy beach which was "combed" every morning. The outside areas of the neighbouring hotel Westin Mina Seyahi were also accessible, which added to the choice of pools. The Westin was more expensive when I did the booking, otherwise would have stayed there as I preferred Westin's style (and it's a brand new hotel). But staying in Le Meridien you can enjoy also the restaurants of Westin, which were very good. I mostly hate buffet restaurants but Westin's was probably the best I've ever tried. For finer dining I recommend their Italian restaurant.
The crowd in Le Meridien (and Westin) was quite diverse: many business travelers, but also tourists from e.g. Russia, the UK and across Europe. Pools, the beach and play areas suited small children well, although I wasn't quite sure how good the water quality is in the sea as there is a yacht club next door and the construction of the artificial islands probably has had an impact as well. Speaking of construction, the closest island construction is too far for any noise to be heard from there, but the construction of the skyscrapers on the inland side of the hotel does produce some noise. I would only stay in a room with a sea view for this reason. You can hear the construction noise also outside, but it didn't bother us. We visited also the Royal Meridien, and I would say it suffers clearly more from construction noise.
While the hotel area is nice, and you can jog on the beach and the long pier of the yacht club, you can't really get from the hotel to anywhere by walking. Even "the Walk", area close by that has US style restaurants and shops, is in practice only accessible by taxis, at least when travelling with small children. But there are plenty of taxis and they are cheap (but seem surprisingly reliable). Downtown areas of Dubai has some interesting sites to see, but in general I recommend Dubai mainly for relaxing by the pool - and for shopping in the malls, which have many US and UK chains. For families with small children I also recommend visiting the many large parks Dubai has.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly re-opened following a 10-month refurbishment, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina offers a luxurious getaway on Dubai’s famous Jumeirah Beach. Boasting 1200 metres of private beach, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi features several swimming pools, tennis courts and a gym. Le Meridien newly designed rooms offer a classic decor and are equipped with complimentary internet access, individually controlled air conditioning, satellite channels, an in-room safe, and a choice of panoramic views over the Arabian Sea or the buzzing city of Dubai. Among the services offered on the resort, a wide range of outdoor activities are featured, including a water sports centre, our Fitness Centre Club Mina, and younger guests can enjoy the Penguin Club which offers an activity programme, beach games as well as 2 separate kids’ pools. Le Meridien Mina Seyahi offers two distinctive new restaurant concepts, two bars and one lounge for a stimulating gourmet dining and drinking experience. Enjoy Barasti Beach Bar and explore a selection of cocktails, wines and spirits overlooking the Arabian Gulf. Latest Recipe draws on great dishes created internationally with innovative fare as well as comfort food re-imagined. Whatatsumi offers a relaxed Japanese atmosphere for your evening meal, while Latitude in the lobby offers perfect coffee drinks and snacks throughout the day. Located on the pristine shoreline of Jumeirah Beach this prime location is just a 10 minute drive away from world-famous Emirates Golf Club. Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina is also in close proximity to various malls as well as the Marina walk and JBR where many favored restaurants and bars can be found. Le Meridien Mina Seyahi offers concierge services and an airport transfer service can be arranged at an additional fee upon request. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Priceline and Asiatravel.com Holdings so you can book your Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort And Marina Hotel Dubai
- Le Meridien Dubai
- Dubai Le Meridien
- Mina Seyahi
- Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Dubai
- Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina