Suite Novotel, Mall of the Emirates
Suite novotel is linked to the ibis mall of the emirates in Al Barsha, inside a stone's throw of Mall of the Emirates, set back from the Sheikh Zayed Road. Whilst lots of construction is going on in this area, it's not without its charm, and for convenience you can't go wrong. It's ten minutes from beautiful beaches, Madinat Jumeirah Residences and Burj Al Arab, and a maximum of 20 minutes from Dubai centre.
Suite Novotel is designed with flexible living in mind. The idea is that the area can be utilized to match you. The rooms, which are bigger than your average college accommodation, could be divided up into separate sleeping and living areas with pull-across curtain partitions. The style is fresh and modern, with splashes of colour amongst more subdued creams and beiges. In the biggest suites, a spinning TV reaches each end, to help you watch it from wherever you're sitting. Curtains separate the beds. Rooms may contain a queen-size bed, a sofa bed and an individual bed. This is ideal for families with several children, and what we like is that style hasn't been compromised in just about any way. Bathrooms are modern and stylish.
The restaurants are shared with the Ibis - the Italian restaurant, Amici, is contemporary and chic, but don't expect gastronomic delights. Breakfast is a buffet, and there's a wide range of food to match all tastes. If you prefer, you could have it in your room at no extra cost. The Deli Boutique is a trendy little cafe. Ezaz, the lounge bar, is a laid-back place to unwind throughout the day or evening.
The gym on the roof, whilst small, is light and airy, and a good pool area is surrounded by foliage. Because it is linked to the Ibis hotel on every floor, guests from both hotels are absolve to wander between the two and utilize the facilities in each. However, Ibis guests are unable to use Suite Novotel's e-corner and have to cover to make use of its pool and gym.
The Address Dubai Marina
We can't help but believe the place of this hotel misses the idea to be in the Dubai Marina. Sure, you get great views of the yachts below, but you're an excellent 15-minute walk from the sea, even though the large, infinity-edge pool on the fourth floor goes some method to make up for it. If that you do not mind a stroll, though, you've the open beach at Jumeirah Beach Residence and the cafes and shops of The Walk quite nearby.
The hotel can also be mounted on the Marina Mall, which is a more manageable size than most of Dubai's mega-temples to consumerism and comes with an edited choice of fashion and lifestyle stores and a tiny choice of cafes.
The hotel itself comes with an upscale French restaurant, Rive Gauche, which has received consistently good reviews; Mazina, which has live cooking stations where you could eat your way around the world; a poolside cafe that becomes a DJ bar during the night; and Blends - a moodily-lit bar with a cigar room.
The guest rooms will be the cream and cappuccino colours that the group has made its trademark, with floor-to-ceiling feature windows. The hotel has excellent conference facilities, with a ballroom that will accommodate 1,000 people, and 15 meeting rooms.