Since I arrived late (2am) this was a great choice for a hotel since it was minutes from the airport.
I agree with other reviewers (regading great room size, modern room, and luxury factor, great comfy bed and great towel size)
I opted out of the included breakfast. Should be noted that there is a s small (pay) continental stand in lobby also in the mall there serveral places to get breakfast cheaper. All the main cafe's are in there (even a Cafe Nero). The 5th floor deck/pool area WAS amazing and would recomment eating there at least once.
The shower with a view is a nice touch and having a shower/bath option always nice.
The one main thing that attracted me most was free internet (which was not common at most Dubai hotels). For a business hotel this is a must. I was also able to connect my smartphone simulataneus with laptop. Should note that most hotels only allow one connection per room.
Should note I was in an executive room in the higher floors.
Elevators are a good size and are VERY quick.
Again location to the airport is also great but it is also one of the negatives. The hotel is somewhat secluded and yes there is big mall next door but not the best one in the city. More of a mall mostly with designer stores. Dubai mall had more of a variety. The Dry Creek/.Barj Bay area was a 20-30 AED cab ride away. Lots of traffic though. Downtown Dubai was also 30-40 AED cab ride. Also not close to a metro if you like to use it (which I do).
The hotel provided a water taxi to dry creek but at 120 AED to the first stop your better off with the cab taxi. First stop isn't a covinient location.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed my stay, great hotel to stay and sleep and relax and would stay again for a day or two stop over. High poitns for all this but not if staying longer because it's accessibility to the different major parts of the city isn't great. But if you don't mind long cab rides than it's over all perfect. Should note there are always cab's available so that is also a plus.
but I believe you are giving up accesability to the major
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