If you are looking for a pretty hotel in the middle of nowhere – this is the hotel for you! If you are looking for a 5 star hotel with 2 star services, it’s for you too! But if you are looking for a REAL 5 star hotel – don’t stay here! I read the reviews about how loud the night club was and I simply ignored them – big mistake! I was on the 5th floor and my stay at the hotel turned into a nightmare! I flew to Dubai for a brief 2 night get away to relax, and it was all but that! The hotel was extremely quiet during the day and it was almost surreal to think that it could be as loud as it was between 2300-0300. I could hear every beat on the 5th floor. I called the front desk and they told me that there was nothing they could do but move me to a suite (Was there different construction there?!). I opted to stay where I was. I also asked at the front desk, as I left one of the mornings to the mall,if I could get cash from the front desk, as I was getting my hair done at the salon in the hotel (Which I know they claimed was ran independently) and I didn’t want to carry cash on me as I shopped and they said of course I could… Forgetting to let me know that there was a limit on the cash they would dispense. I got my hair done and walked down to the front desk to get cash and I was told the limit there was a limit on the cash they could give me. Too bad that limit only covered ¼ of the cost of the services. After an argument with the hotel front desk female manager I was able to get enough money to pay for the services (They only accepted cash at the salon) and I was charged a fee for the process (Which they neglected to inform me of in the morning). I then went up to my room to order food. I ordered from what said “24 hours” but then the room service manager told me that it was a typo and that they had been meaning to fix that. I found that odd as the hotel had been open for at least 5-6 months and if it was a typo, why wasn’t anything done about it before?! The hotel looked pretty, but as they say… Looks are deceiving, and they were! I travel often. I’m on my 3rd passport and this was my first and last time at this chain. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL. I travel to Dubai every few months and my next stay will be at a REAL 5 star hotel!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Meliá Dubai, your ultimate urban escape. The hotel is cutting edge in style which takes inspiration from the world's fashion capital, Milan so expect visually entertaining interiors with contemporary art pieces from all over the world, 164 stunningly decorated rooms & suites and state-of-the-art meeting space and business facilities. Located close to the World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Gold & Spice Souqs, historical Bastakiya, Dubai Museum and Dubai Creek, the hotel is perfectly situated within a short reach to Dubai's main shopping and commercial districts like the iconic Burj Khalifa and only 10 km away from Dubai International Airport. Get the best views of the city whilst indulging on Mediterranean food and cocktails and listening to silky sounds from our resident DJ at Estrellas Skyline Lounge, perched at the rooftop of Meliá Dubai. Explore the exotic dishes from India at Celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor's Signature Restaurant whilst Alfonso Sushi Lounge as well as Azalya Restaurant will cater to your international palate. Head over to YHI Spa to relax your body and mind after a hectic travel or day out. ... more less
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