We stayed here for 2 nights. We found it a little far away from the night life like the water falls etc. taxis were sometimes hard to come by which was a pain. The rooms however were quite groovy with nice furnishings, albeit impractical at some points. Liked how the room had a separate toilet room from the bathroom.
The staff were all very friendly and breakfast was fine, nothing to write home about but fine. It is NOT connected to the shopping mall as we believed but is a 5 minute walk or so there. It's massive and we got lost. Enjoy!
October 5th to 9th 2012
Nice hotel, located 5 mins from mall of the emirates, so can get a day saver and go almost anywhere you wanted in Dubai. One let down was they did not provide us with a meal on arrival at 8,30 evening time. Maybe this was due an error on virgin hols as we were half board for 4 nights and thay had a cap off for the meals at 65 dirhams and there was only two choices of meals that met this price and we had only budgeted for the time we were there for. However it's a nice hotel and would go back.
Clean hotel with helpful staff. The negatives experienced included no wifi in the rooms, staff standing by watching guest smoke within the breakfast buffet area without acting until requested and poor service from bar staff.
It's obviously right next to the Mall of the Emirates, which also means you're close to the metro. Room was a very nice design and clean, which was a pleasant surprise after staying at a Suite Novotel in Hanover, Germany, just a week before – they seem to be a category apart. It's great if you're staying for more than a few days since the rooms are spacious as well. It has a reasonably equipped gym (for hotels in this category) and even a small rooftop pool. We had breakfast there once - the buffet, which it shares with the Ibis (actually same building, just cleverly separated), and weren't enthused. We opted to have breakfast in the Mall instead from then on: More café (second floor) or Paul's (lower floor, both in the fashion dome area) are two good choices.
Stayed one night out of a planned three nights. The hotel is clean, close to the mall and the staff friendly. The rooms are well equipped. The bed is comfortable. The reason for the early departure was the poor internet connection. Internet was included in the rate and one of the reasons why I chose the hotel. The internet connection was better in the lobby, but that was not practical. I booked the reservation at a non refundable rate. The front desk staff was kind enough to refund the two nights I did not stay.
The breakfast was very good and a reasonable price. I did not take advantage of the pool.