Saturday, 19 April 2014

Melia Dubai


In my last post, I mentioned I'm now a city hotel convert after visiting Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. So I figured why not sample another 5* Dubai city hotel and see what it had to offer in comparison, so I ended up booking a few nights at Melia Dubai.

Melia Dubai hotel is the first Spanish hotel in the UAE; and its a very gorgeous hotel on the inside. Come on my journey with me and see what I have to say about our stay at this hotel. 

We stayed at Melia hotel for a couple of days when it had just opened. We initially had a bit of trouble locating the hotel as the entrance is located via an underground carpark, but we got there in the end :) :)

When we got to the hotel we were welcomed by a very friendly doorman who took our luggage and directed us to reception via a downstairs lift. I have to say his service with a smile made up for the time spent trying to locate the entrance of the hotel. I wasn't sure what to make of this when we first arrived ... But I kept an open mind. :) 

We had a Junior Suite Level room and it was definitely more than enough for 3. Hubby, Lil munchkin and myself. I could tell a lot of effort had been made on the inside of the hotel to compensate for the location. The finishing touches and bespoke decor of the hotel was superb. I'll let the pictures do the talking


Bedroom with King bed and pillow menu

 



Junior suite Lounge/Dining Area

Lounge Area

Rollaway bed and TV embedded inside the Mirror. Cool




There was a TV embedded inside the mirror which was really cool. The flag reflection on the mirror is from the embedded TV which definitely added a slick touch to the suite.

Free Standing Bath... lush

Free Standing sink


Breakfast was provided on the Level floor. A good spread was provided including fruits, ham, Cereals, Cakes and so on. I managed to grab a few shots below. #iphoneography




                                                                                                             

View at Breakfast.... Being a city hotel the views weren't the best. But the atmosphere in the breakfast room was very relaxed.

The hotel also has a Rooftop pool with panoramic views of the city and very relaxing cabanas.

We had to entertain ourselves and the lil munchkin during our stay at Melia, so we ventured out into the nearby areas and found a few activities to entertain the lil Munchkin. 
We ventured out to the Creek park a few times and watched the Dolphin show, the creek park also has camel and pony rides and a very impressive children's science world.


while waiting for the taxi on the ground floor we took a few snaps




Dolphin show at creek park... FunTimes


Outside the Creek park. Science world.



In summary we enjoyed our stay at Melia,  it definitely was a change to what we are used to in Dubai, but the modern feel and atmosphere made us feel right at home. 


This hotel provides a good location if you want to be closer to the Historic parts of dubai such as the Gold/Spice souqs, Creek park or the Dubai International Airport.










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Tips for Melia Dubai Hotel:

- Taxi's to get to the hotel from the Airport cost us approx. 40AED about £6 for a 15 minute drive. (FYI - Taxis are very cheap in Dubai)
- Be prepared for the 500AED hotel holding deposit per night so it doesn't come as a surprise, the money doesn't leave your credit card but its held and available again approx. 48hrs after checkout.This is the norm in most hotels when you travel abroad.
- The Entertainer Dubai book gives you 1 night free when 1 night is purchased.  https://www.theentertainerme.com/Travel
- Melia Dubai website usually has stay offers on top of the already reasonably priced rooms, and if booking directly you get some credit per day to spend in the hotel. http://www.melia.com/en/hotels/united-arab-emirates/dubai/melia-dubai/index.html
- Flights to Dubai from London HeathrowStansted from £270 upwards.... dependent on airline and peak/ off peak travel prices. 

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