We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

“Love this hotel and Friday brunch is the best” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 3 more sites!
Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai
Ranked #23 of 545 Hotels in Dubai
Cannock, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Love this hotel and Friday brunch is the best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2012

I stay in this hotel on business and it is definitely a favourite of mine and my colleagues. It is situated next to a metro station so getting around Dubai is easy from here.
The food is the best food I have tasted in a hotel and the presentation superb.

Friday brunch is about £45 each and is 12pm - 4pm and eat and drink as much as you like. Each room has different selection of food. The dessert room is like a little jewellery store with caskets and trinkets full of desserts.
On a normal day the Chinese restaurant is lovely with good quality meat. Room service is also exceptional quality.

I am returning to Dubai in October but sadly have been booked in a different hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank kingy-bell
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Philippe B, General Manager at Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Dear Guest,

Your feedback is a delight to read.

Thank you for choosing the Moevenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta gate as your favorite destination for your business stays. Just a few minutes from the Metro system, it's a great and convenient way to connect to Dubai's financial hubs for your meetings.

Your sensational feedback on the food offerings will be shared with the team, our new Executive Chef will be happy to hear you found us to be the best.

Our Friday brunch is a great way to spend the weekend in Dubai. Great food, good company and a fantastic backdrop of Arabia is a relaxing environment for a weary business traveller. Thanks as well for writing a lovely review of Shanghai Chic & our in-room dining service.

We look forward to welcoming you again on one of your trips to Dubai.

Kind Regards,
Philippe Bonnot
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

5,183 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    3,896
    996
    206
    54
    31
See reviews for
1,218
1,835
173
1,076
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (721)
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Hungarian first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2012 via mobile

Stayed for a week at the Ibn Battuta all inclusive executive room. Overall had a good experience:

- room was comfortable and well laid out but cleaning was a bit patchy, especially in between the twin beds which appeared not to have been hoovered. Windows were filthy on the outside probably due to the sandy terrain - not quite 5*

- hotel lobby bar was fantastic and the waiting staff were all very good. Reception staff were prompt and efficient and they managed to check us in at 9am when the official check in time was 3pm.

- food was excellent - best restaurant was the Shanghai Chic although all were brilliant and the variety was above expectations. Friday brunch is well worth attending. We went all inclusive which is definitely a great deal.

- location is good, not much around the hotel but taxis are cheap and the underground is 5 mins walk. The shuttle to the Oceana Beach Club was simple to use, the beach was very nice and worth a visit.

- our two biggest negatives were:

1) a mix up on the booking system meant we were incorrectly registered as all inclusive which meant and we didn't receive our all inclusive card/ information until day two.

2) the pool side service, which we feel is definitely something the management need to take note of, the waiters were very friendly and efficient but most days there was only one when in fact two or three were needed to serve the drinks/food in a timely manner. Having to wait 40mins for a bottle of water in 45c heat was ridiculous. Similarly when ordering food, on one day it took an hour and a half for the food to arrive. The delays became so annoying that we stopped ordering food there.

Overall, we would return and would recommend this hotel to friends and family.

Finally, the breakfast choice in the executive lounge could have a few options. Even two options would be good. It got a little tiring have eggs 6 mornings in a row!

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
2 Thank Stephen J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Philippe B, General Manager at Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us.

It's great that you found our rooms to be comfortable and well laid out. A good night's sleep makes a happy traveller. Your feedback with regards to the room cleanliness has been highlighted to our Executive Housekeeper for review so it doesn't happen again.

Although we try to maintain the hotel exteriors in as much pristine quality as possible, the unforgiving Dubai weather conditions can be uncooperative to our efforts. I'm sorry about that.

Thank you as well for such rave reviews of our food and the lobby bar. Al Bahou is a great place to unwind, have a few drinks, or just sit back and admire the backdrop of excellent Arabian architecture.

Very sorry to hear though that there were some glitches in your booking and the pool service. We will look into your feedback and review what can be done to enhance our service and offerings.

Your valued recommendation and return is much appreciated.

Kind Regards,
Philippe Bonnot
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Olvera, Spain
Level Contributor
37 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2012

This is my second trip in a month - I was here during Ramadan and I am now here again post Eid. The majority of staff are very curtious; unfortunately the menus in all three themed restaurants I find limited compared to other hotels in the area. Laundry service is a little bemusing, if I send my laundry by 7AM I expect it to be in my room by at least 6-7PM - NEVER !!! I always have to call guest services to get it - this is something I find particularly annoying.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank AksaiOiler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Philippe B, General Manager at Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review.

We appreciate your comments regarding the menu selection. Our chefs will review and see if there is anything else we can add to enrich your experience.

We have highlighted to the team the laundry service over the past few weeks has been poor. The team is looking into better ways to get the quick turnaround promised as this is a special request in the hotel. I agree that this can be annoying and I am sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Again, thank you for taking the time to share you experience with the TripAdvisor community.

Kind Regards,
Philippe Bonnot
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012 via mobile

Went to this hotel with family, we all enjoyed and would love to go back. Rooms are spacious, beautiful and very clean, as was everywhere else in the hotel. Staff were extremely friendly and were ready to help at any point day ir night. There is a great choice of restaurans including Morrocan, Italian, Chinese and Indian which were all beautiful..possibly some of the best meals we've had. The was also a great choice of food for breakfast with something to suit everyone.
The pool area was very clean and quiet with a good chice of drinks and food. There was a bus shuttle to the beach club on the palm which took 15mins max. The beach club was more lively than the hotel pool but because it was Ramadan no drinks or food were served at the pool only at the restaurant.
The hotel is located slightly out but there is a shopping mall opposite and the merto stop is a short walk away. Takes around 15mins by taxi or 25mins by metro to get to the main area of the city.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to go back to Dubai and to the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank oakch
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Philippe B, General Manager at Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Dear Guest,

What lovely comments about the hotel.

We're happy that you and your family had an enjoyable experience with us. We do take great pride in presenting a fantastic experience for our hotel guests as we believe this is what makes a holiday--the simple things. Great food, means good times.

Your excellent feedback will be shared with the entire team. They'll be thrilled to know.

Kind Regards,
Philippe Bonnot
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reading
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2012

Stayed two nights at the Battuta Gate, after being at another Dubai hotel.
We found check in good and the room ready at 2pm. Room was a good size very clean and well appointed.
The service was good, as indeed was the quality of the food.
The hotel is a little out of Dubai, but we knew that and cant think why other reviewers were not aware about location. The roof top pool was adequate and the beach club was a definate bonus, and very accessable, thanks to the free bus.
Overall a very good hotel to stay in.

Room Tip: We found the 5th floor facing the main road was fine, not a great view, but how long are you in the...
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank marycat2Reading
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Philippe B, General Manager at Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Dear Guest,

Thanks for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community.

I'm pleased to know that you had a pleasant stay with us. Though we always believe opportunities exist in the best of experiences, it's great that on this occasion we had met your expectations.

The Oceana Beach Club located in Palm Jumeriah is a great place to while away the time, and get a taste of the legendary Dubai year-round sunshine.

Once again, thank you for taking the time to write your review and we hope you choose to stay with us again the next time your in Dubai.

Kind Regards,
Philippe Bonnot
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Dubai hotels
Raffles Dubai
#3 of 545 in Dubai
5.0 of 5 bubbles 3,090 reviews
Atlantis, The Palm
#87 of 545 in Dubai
4.5 of 5 bubbles 15,216 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
The Marina
Grosvenor House Dubai
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah
#24 of 545 in Dubai
4.5 of 5 bubbles 3,833 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai

Property: Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai
Address: Sheikh Zayed Road | Adjacent to Ibn Battuta Shopping Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number:
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 545 Hotels in Dubai
Price range (per night): ₹ 8,671 - ₹ 20,823
Hotel Class:5 star — Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai 5*
Number of rooms: 396
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mövenpick Hotel Ibn Battuta Gate Dubai features a statuesque gateway that is larger than the ‘Arc de Triomphe’ in Paris. The 396-room hotel is located next to Ibn Battuta Mall and Cineplex at the very heart of ‘New Dubai’. Inspired by the travels of the 14th century Arabian explorer, Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel’s Grand Hall features 88 enormous eastern-style lanterns and it is also the ‘gateway’ to the hotel’s equally iconic six restaurants. The Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel offers a true ‘design and taste journey’ that spans the Near East, Far East, Middle East and Arab-African radius our namesake travelled through in his epic 30-year journey. The hotel has 6 restaurants including a Chinese, Indian and Italian. There is a nightclub and supper club on the property discretely positioned. Our sister property, Oceana Beach Club, is located on the Palm Jumeirah with swimming pools, a lazy river and private beach. We offer complimentary shuttles to and from the Club. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Asiatravel.com Holdings, Agoda and Prestigia so you can book your Movenpick Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing