I usually stay on business in the IBG 4-5 times a year, but this time was accompanied by my wife (first visit to Dubai), and joined by one of our sons stopping over on route back from Perth WA. We stayed on our company's very generous corporate rate all inclusive of breakfast / wi-fi and all taxes in a superior room which was ample big enough for the 3 of us.
As many other reviewers have said, the staff are very good, friendly, curtious & helpful - from reception throughout and up to the pool staff. Our room on F7 was meticulously cleaned every day at whatever time was required (use the red / green buttons) and when we arrived and asked for enough towels / hangars / water for three persons, this was delivered up quickly.
We used both the Indian & Chinese restaurants in the hotel and found them both excellent and satisfying, particularly the Indian - Chor Bazaar - the food was wonderful & memorable. Agree that breakfast on the first few days was a bit of a scrum being Eid-time, particularly towards the end of the session around 10pm, but to ease matters we were escorted to the F9 Exec Club and catered for there.....no hassle.
We used the beach club on the Palm most days and agree that bus seats were at a premium some days but we managed just fine and had a good time down there. Again, staff / service pretty good. Didn't use W14th restaurant while there but have used previously when on business and it is excellent.
When leaving, we used hotel transport back to DXB airport aed255 for 3 with big luggage in a very clean & tidy exec minibus was in my view good value and beat the hassle of squuezing into a taxi.
Overall a good stay and despite the out of town / Jebel Ali-end location, you can be @ the Marina / JBR area or downtown areas very quickly & very cheaply in a few minutes by taxi or metro along Sheik Z road
- 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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