I stayed at the Address, Dubai Marina for 2 weeks last Thursday and Friday night. I have not visited this part of Dubai before.
I drove there from Abu Dhabi and I was surprised how easy it was to find the hotel, so close to Sheikh Zayed Road, which was clearly signposted once in the Dubai Marina area.
The hotel lobby level and entrance is actually on level 1, with ground floor and the road being lower down. The car parking valet and bell-boy were efficient on meeting us. We had to wait a short while to be dealt with on check-in.
I had booked with the Address website. I had by mistake only booked one night and amended my reservation. But I had realised it immediately and amended my reservation; but the previous day the hotel phoned me to confirm the reservation and said that there seemed to be two bookings but they would sort it out. At the front desk, however, it had not been sorted out but despite that, it was dealt with at no extra expense for me (I am still sure I did not book twice and had simply amended my booking).
So with a swipe of my credit card me and my companion had our door cards and made our way to our twin room. The room size was not huge, but was comfortable with twin beds, a balcony with 2 chairs; a large wardrobe (barely enough coat hangers for 2 nights for 2 women). Also a separate desk and chair as well as 2 comfy chairs with a side table.The minibar had a larger than average sized fridge; there was a kettle; clear mugs/cups and a Nespresso machine (with a broken top and a mean 4 coffee pods replenished on a daily basis).
In the bathroom there was one hand and one bath towel each; two bath robes, bath mat and shower mat. The bath was separate to the large shower and there was also a bidet. The bath had a clear glass window overlooking the swimming pool.
My companion was celebrating her birthday and an “individual cake” was to be delivered. The cake when it came was huge (far too much for her and still only half eaten when we left).
We then went to Marina Mall, which is connected to the hotel. It is a nice small mall, bordering the marina area.
For dinner we had cheese and wine in the hotel restaurant Mazan. It was good value for money.
Neither of us slept well. At 3:30 am we set about adjusting the air conditioning; covering/turning the various electrical items with red/green LEDs and bright or flashing displays (as much as feasible) and slept better for the second half of the night.
The next morning we had the buffet breakfast in the hotel. As we headed out we saw we had received a newspaper (no information had been given about that and we had not been asked what we wanted, but anyway we like reading The National). Then a walk round the marina area deciding which boat we would like to buy; coffee in Carluccio’s (in the mall); after another few shops in the mall we returned to the hotel and spent a couple of hours at the pool, having lunch at Shades, the hotel pool bar. The pool itself is lovely but was busy. And it was a little strange as there were some people eating there who were not using the pool. There were not many options for vegetarian lunch. I had a soup and my companion ordered a sandwich. We ordered fries, only to find the sandwich unexpectedly came with fries.
It was after the pool that we realised we had not got enough free Aveda toiletries in the room. But we were in a hurry so used our own.
Then down to the souq area in Deira by taxi (costing 70 Dirhams, including tip). We got the Metro back from Union Square first class costing 15 Dirhams each. It was a short walk back to the hotel.
We then headed to the mall for a pre-booked manicure/pedicure. Then back to Carluccio’s for a simple Italian salad dinner.
Next to the hotel’s lobby café where we had coffees which were mediocre and the area devoid of atmosphere. There was an interesting small art exhibition in the area which had some interesting original Emirati art.
Back in the room we ordered different pillows (no pillow menu so we had to guess what was available). And with a firm pillow each we slept far better than the previous night after the repeat operation to reorganise the electrical items to cover the unwanted lit displays and LED lights.
For breakfast we ordered from room service. It arrived at the time we requested There was a bit of a mix-up as we ordered a bread portion apiece but only one combined bread basket arrived – with lots of jam, honey and marmalade but just one butter pat. The yogurt portions were huge. We used the last of the Nespresso coffee pods to make our breakfast coffees.
One of the annoying features was not know which water was the free water. The turn-down service came tonight (no idea what had happened to it the previous night) so we now had slippers. And bottles of spring water were put by the bed and I was sure this was not the free water as a similar bottle had been inside the minibar when we arrived.
The check-out process was not as quick as we’d have liked. We had to wait for a front office assistant to be free. The check-out process was simple and fairly quick once we were dealt with. My car was already waiting outside by the time we finished the check-out process.
Overall we enjoyed our stay and I think I would visit again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Standing tall in the heart of one of Dubai’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, where crystal waters shimmer against modern architecture and luxury yachts moor alongside trendsetting restaurants, Address Dubai Marina is a haven for the discerning traveller. With 200 luxurious rooms, five superb restaurants and lounges, a relaxing spa, spectacular infinity pool and state of the art meeting and event facilities, Address Dubai Marina will keep you refreshed and inspired. ... more less
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