Well been 2 years since i stayed at the fairways , due to reason beyond my control but had the chance to go back and glad i did .
Having been going to Dubai for 14 years and yes stayed in some of the best hotels and not so good in that time , now i look at the overall package and value and customer service ( that my trade back in the UK ) .
You have Old Dubai , New Dubai , Palm Dubai , Marina Dubai to stay in and for me i like being in the older Dubai and with the Metro all other parts can be reached .
Some of you would want a beach hotel ( more of that later ), some would want a city hotel and what you get here is the best of both worlds and only 3 stories high so no long wait for lifts here either .
No hotel is perfect and this does not claim to be 5 star or have brillant views of famous sites of Dubai , but has a warm friendly charm about it from the welcome as its a smal hotel you not just a number here but a family guest .
I can remember some of the staff from my last visit and that tells you something about the place , lots of smiles and a very open Managerment with concerns for there clients .
5 Reason's i stay here
1 It offers value for money , its clean tidy and the rooms are nice size and lovely bed and lets be honest do you really pay £300 a night to stay in your hotel room in Dubai - umm NO to much to see and do and its dark by 6pm
2 Use of the nearby Le Meridian Dubai by the airport of its pools , as the fairways pool is small in the shade sadly about the only downside
3 The staff who will go that extra mile and its a small hotel so they make sure things are right , if not do something about it as your not a number here remember
4 Location only 5 -10 mins from the Airport in a business area across the road from the Creek golf club, with a metro station just a few mintues walk and 1 stop from the Deria shopping mall and with a range of local shops and eating places ie Irish Village , chills within walking distance
5 Via Le Meridian Dubai you can use the beach at The Royal Meridian on non weekend days for a small fee compared to staying there - value for money agian folks .
Ok check in at 7 am after an over night flight smooth and easy and yes they had a room free , so unload my bags and noticed a small pool of water in the bathroom and mopped it up .
I came back 3 hours later and the pool by the bath was back , quick visit to recpection and i had head of Housekeeping on the case in minutes and was told change of room needed .
This was done and even helped moved my unpacked cloths to the next floor , same standard of room and i also had a mobile phone issue and the staff to the resuce allow me to confirm my phone was at fault not the sim card .
After 3rd visit to the shopping ctr to get it sorted , it almost became a running joke as i walked back in do you have a mobile that works yet was the cry from the staff :) .
Later that day i was in reception and a gentleman asked if everything was ok with my room now , i said yes fully sorted and had to ask who he was only the Manager , no name badge here mixing in with the customers making sure its right .
Now if you get to meet Joseph Marconi you will see why his staff respect him and are long term at his hotel , very open to hearing customer's view .
Sadly can't comment on Breakfast my shedule had me out the hotel very early or back very late and on the last day offered a later check out as my flight was early hours .
If want a more personal touch this is the place , just treat the staff how you liked to be treated and its like being at home nothing is to much of a problem .
Hotel shuttle back to the airport on time and a wave from the night staff as i left , a great bunch of people to deal with :)
So to sum up - Value for money - location - practical and great customer service win win in my books
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Méridien Fairway is situated within close proximity of the enchanting Dubai Creek and provides guests with an intimate hotel experience and a restful place to retreat. The city’s many attractions include luxurious shopping in the city centre, Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Mumzar Park, and Gold Souk, all of which are only minutes away from the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Meridien Fairway Hotel Dubai
- Le Meridien Hotel Dubai
- Le Meridien Dubai
- Dubai Le Meridien