We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. We found the hotel a bit isolated, as there is so much building work going on in Dubai it restricts your movements unless you have transport or taxi.
You cannot walk around anywhere outside otherwise you get covered in dust and there is nowhere to go other than a couple of other hotels.
The hotel itself though is good with excellent facilities. we had a standard room but this was fine for our requirements, with all the usuals - bath robes, shampoo, hair dryer, TV etc.
Breakfast was good and served until 11 which was great, particularly on our first morning as we did not arrive until 2.30am.
We ate in the hotel each evening, going to the Italian restaurant - Nice and eating in the Skybar, the mexican/argentinian restaurant, whose name escapes me - ...
this was our favourite meal. We also ate at the buffet on the 3rd evening - it was asian cuisine, this was our least enjoyable meal.Read More
The beach was excellent with a good beach butler service serving you drinks at your sun bed.
All costs are charged to your room and then you can pay at the end of your stay - check your bill though as we had a couple of pay per view movies showing on our bill when we werent even in the hotel!!!
The staff were good though and recredited this straight away.
We didn't use the pool area, perferring to be on the beach, but this was lovely and the swim up bar was very popular.
The hotel did a shuttle service to the malls and gold souks which we took advantage of and then got a taxi back.
We enjoyed our stay at the hotel but if in Dubai in the future would probably not stay for as long, maybe only 1 or 2 nights and would perhaps choose a hotel closer to the city centre.
Also I am sure Dubai will be better when it is finished, I understand this has to be by 2010.
Tour Operator: Airline Network/Gold Medal Travel