This property overlooks Dubai Creek and is situated among embassies and business offices. Offering multiple on-site restaurants and recreational facilities, this hotel is well suited for guests looking for a resort-style property.
Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All 262 rooms and suites include a flat screen TV, a DVD player, a hair dryer, a bathrobe, a sofabed, a bidet, a desk, a coffeemaker, a mini-bar, a fruit basket, an iron and ironing board, floor-to-ceiling windows, a safe and air conditioning. Rooms and suites are furnished with either one king bed or two twin beds.
Guests staying in rooms on the club floors also have access to the Club Lounge, which offers free bottled water, free breakfast, free evening hors d'oeuvres, complimentary copy and fax services and a beverage service.
Wi-Fi is available on site for an additional fee of 90 United Arab Emirates Dirhams per day (or about $25 CAD per day). Free self- and valet parking is available on site.
This property offers six on-site restaurants, including a 24-hour cafe, a poolside snack bar and a sports bar. A variety of cuisines are available, including Indian, Japanese and Italian. There is also an English-style pub. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all served on site. Room service is also available.
On-site recreational facilities include a fitness centre, an outdoor pool, a children's pool, a lit outdoor tennis court, a sauna and a steam room.
Other on-site amenities include a business centre (including secretarial services), event and conference facilities (for up to 500 people), a car rental kiosk, massage and body treatment services, concierge service, dry cleaning and shoe shine services, luggage storage, child care services, a jewelry shop and safe deposit boxes.
Gold and Spice Souks (market-style shopping) is 6 minutes away by car, while the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club is a 7-minute drive away. The Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, is 12 minutes away by car, while the Dubai Mall, one of the largest shopping centres in the world, is a 13-minute drive away.
Ski Dubai, an indoor ski resort, and Wild Wadi Water Park are both about 17 minutes away by car. The World Islands and the Palm Jumeirah Park, featuring an artificial archipelago of various small islands constructed in the shape of a palm tree, is a 23-minute drive away.
Dubai International Airport (DXB) is a 14-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
Guests may want to note that the hotel plans to close from July 8, 2013 to May 1, 2014 for renovations.
Many guests seemed to genuinely enjoy their stays at this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis. The most complimented aspect of this hotel was the customer service. The staff throughout the hotel were frequently said to have provided friendly, helpful and attentive service. Several guests mentioned that they were granted early check-in and upgrades upon arrival.
Many reviewers praised the food and service at the on-site restaurants, while many other guests praised the free breakfast served at the Club Lounge (accessible to guest staying in Club-floor rooms and suites only).
Several guests praised the views of Dubai Creek from their rooms. One reviewer thought that the view was stunning. A few reviewers described their rooms as well maintained and well appointed.
Several reviewers found the hotel well located for exploring the city, including the souks. A couple of guests mentioned that many attractions were within a short and reasonably priced cab ride.
A few guests enjoyed the on-site pool area, while a couple of other reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable.
gave this hotel an average score of 4.3 out of 5, with 93% of 281 guests recommending the property.
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #105 out of 452 hotels in Dubai, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 590 reviews.