I have been to Dubai five times and stayed at the jumeirah beach hotel, Grosvenor House and le meridien Beach Resort. We Stayed this time at the Mina A Salam in June 2013. The check in was quick and efficent and although they didnt have our room ready straight away at 08:00 we were given breakfast and shortley after given our room.
The room was nice, bed was huge, walk in showers, DVD, Sky etc and my daughter aged 5 stayed on a seperate single bed which they made up for her. The room had a balcony overlooking the ocean which was nice although we didnt spend much time in it therefore a nice to have.
We were familar with the hotel and it was a lovely hotel although would ideally suit adults and not young children, saying that it was perfectly nice enough however having stayed at the jumeirah beach hotel the Mina doesnt cater as well for kids.
The abra boats were a great way to get around and these where for sole use of the hotel guests and would take you up to the Souk and the Al Qsar hotel which is impressive and also fab for kids which you could use as a guest of the jumeirah group.
You could also get up and down from the Al Qsar to the jumeirah beach hotel on golf buggys however they can be slow and you can be waiting for quite some time for one to show up (they need to do some work with this) still when they come they are a great way to move along the front from hotel to hotel.
Breakfast in the Mina A Salam was nice with lots of choice and relaxing, the staff were polite and efficient. We stayed on a half board basis and you could eat in any of the Jumeriah hotel restaurants however make sure you book first as it can get busy around peak times (we ate in Latitude in the Jumeriah Beach which is relaxing and the food is amazing.
The lifeguards around the pool are fab and keep an eye on the kids at all times. The pool staff are all good and polite etc. I witnessed the guys around the pool removing towels off of beds that had been reserved for long periods of time which is always good.
Free entry to Wild Wadi is a bonus and right next door to the Mina and Jumeriah Beach. we went up to the Atlantis and did the whole swim with dolphins thing which is great however the Atlantis does get extremley busy so not really for us and way out from all the main areas of interest.
All in all the Mina is a very nice hotel with great rooms lovely staff etc and looks stunning at night however having kids and been to Dubai a few times I would stay at the Jumeriah Beach and this was a view shared by other families that we spoke too (its also central to most of the Malls etc)
If its for Adults only the Mina would be a great chioce and we really enjoyed our stay however the best hotel for Adults has got to be the Grosvenor House up by the marina (although a business hotel you get to use the Le Meridien across the road for the beach and stuff) as this hotel is way out in front in terms of service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Completely refurbished in 2015, Jumeirah Mina A'Salam, the heart of Madinat Jumeirah Resort, is a luxuriously charming boutique style hotel. The spacious guest rooms are beautifully furnished, with private balconies overlooking the sea, offering authentic Arabian experiences on a beach front location with family friendly service. Meaning 'Harbour of Peace', the hotel forms the gateway to Madinat Jumeirah. It's the entry point from which numerous waterways and walkways thread their way to all corners of Madinat Jumeirah. Following these will transport you to an array of 40 world-class restaurants, bars and cafes, Talise Spa and a traditional souk. You'll see just how much is on offer - and why this luxury resort is the jewel of Dubai. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mina a` Salam At Madinat Jumeirah Hotel Dubai
- Mina Salam Hotel
- Mina Salam Dubai
- Mina Al Salam