Stayed 16/4/12 to 23/4/12.
I could go on forever, eulogising about this fabulous hotel / resort / destination etc, but will try to keep the resume as brief as possible.
My wife and i were fortunate, and had the benefit of a private hotel transfer from the airport, which was all of twenty minutes, courtesy of an extremely friendly, courteous and informative driver.
We arrived at the hotel, and were blown away as soon as we entered.
Anyone who has visited previously will be aware of the scent of lemons pumped through the air-con system and is utterly divine.
The check in was professional, warm, friendly and as smooth and simple as could be, ( greeted in the reception area by a cool drink and a cool wipe towel ) and our bags arrived at our room two minutes later.
Large walk in shower, bath-tub, double sink, robes, slippers and lots and lots of amenities.
Extremely large balcony with table and four chairs coupled with fabulous views of the Burj al Arab......i felt as though i could almost touch it.
An extremely large comfortable bed, flat screen tv, with multi worldwide channel selection, settee and chairs, fruit bowl ( replenished daily ), lots of drawer and hanging space.
Turndown service was excellent, as this provided information regarding special offers at various bars and restaurants over the coming days / nights, and the obligatory, towel shaped Swan, Elephant, Octoupus, Bird etc, chocolates and any extras you required, be it, the lemon body lotion, extra slippers, chocolates or anything else you required.
This is exceptionally good, with vast arrays of meats, fruits, juices, breads, cakes, Arabic influenced items as well as selections from an eclectic mix of foods, plus the full english, eggs any way you like, marmalades and cereals etc made for a good start to the day.
Pool, not massive but large and spacious enough, with great staff, and kept tidy and clean throughout.
Exceptionally clean and tidy, with lots of space, comfy beds all with umbrellas, and / or, four posters if required. Beach fellas will insist on placing yout towel and cushions for you.
A comfy bed, great weather, a good book, Turquoise sea, and the iconic Burj just to the right.....it does not get any better.
With a vast array of 44 restaurants and countless bars, you are spoilt for choice.
The "only" negative is the price of Alcohol, which i was aware of before i arrived so no great issues, but be prepared to pay up to £7 for a bottle of Bud, Becks etc. However, at the Barzar they have "Tab night" 2 or 3 nights a week, where you can pay 90Dhms ( £17 ) for five drinks, either five pints of draught, five bottles or five glasses of good wine.....happy days ha ha ha.
There are other offers throughout the complex every night but this was the best.
It is also a great bar and has big screen sports upstairs, or sit on an elevated balcony looking down on the waterways and revellers below, or downstairs inside there is live music most nights, or sit outside and kick back on bean bags, stools or sofas and chill.
Food.....where do i start.
There are masses of restaurants, mainly of the fine dining price range, with a special mention for "The Meat Co", a Brazilian grass fed Fillet ( @£30 )......with sides.....beautiful.!!!!!.
For reference, a meal there for two with drinks around £100, but the ambience, quality of food, service, atmosphere.....sat at the side of the waterway......absolutely worth it.
However, if you wish for a change, or for daytime eats there is the Souk, which is a wonderful walk around the alleyways especially during the evening.....beware you could get lost....we did, on more then one occassion......ha ha, but there is a Costa Coffee whic has sandwiches and snacks at reasonable prices, or you can find a large Burger and chips for £5.
NB. you can also use all the facilities at the neighbouring Al Qasr and Jumeirah Beach, but the Mina is the best.
I could go on forever, and i would still miss, someone or something that deserves a special mention......but from the rooms, to the beach, ( with its beacside toilets, with showers, with towels, shampoo, conditioner, body lotions ( lemon ), robes ), to the Breakfast buffet, ( make sure this is included in your booking ), bars, restaurants, weather, and the absolutely fabulous staff, who are so polite, courteous, friendly and professional, to the premises and rooms which are beautiful.
I tried to be brief, but i knew i couldnt, as there are so many memories and not enough superlatives.
Well done Jumeirah.....boy, do you and your staff know how to run a hotel, and leave a guest completely and utterly wanting more.
PS.....I can still smell the Lemons.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Completely refurbished in 2015, Jumeirah Mina A'Salam, the heart of Madinat Jumeirah Resort, is a luxuriously charming boutique style hotel. The spacious guest rooms are beautifully furnished, with private balconies overlooking the sea, offering authentic Arabian experiences on a beach front location with family friendly service. Meaning 'Harbour of Peace', the hotel forms the gateway to Madinat Jumeirah. It's the entry point from which numerous waterways and walkways thread their way to all corners of Madinat Jumeirah. Following these will transport you to an array of 40 world-class restaurants, bars and cafes, Talise Spa and a traditional souk. You'll see just how much is on offer - and why this luxury resort is the jewel of Dubai. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mina a` Salam At Madinat Jumeirah Hotel Dubai
- Mina Salam Hotel
- Mina Salam Dubai
- Mina Al Salam