What We Love
- Sprawling marble bathrooms with curvaceous soaking tubs, rain showers and fluffy robes
- Celeb chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s reinvented Indian classics at his Signature restaurant
- The Yhi Spa — book the couples treatment cabin for a signature massage
- WiFi is free
- The small but well-equipped rooftop pool and its panoramic views of downtown Dubai
What To Know
- A 10 percent service charge and 10 percent city tax will be charged at the check out
- The thumping grooves of the hotel’s nightclub can be heard in guestrooms some nights
- Located just 15 minutes from Dubai International Airport, the hotel is ideal for business travelers
- Upgrade to Level rooms for special lounge access, an open bar, pillow and aroma menu, and early check-in/late checkout
- The breakfast menu feels repetitive, and service during the meal can be hit or miss
- Some cab drivers don’t yet know about the hotel. Be sure to keep the address with you when you’re out and about
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
While most Dubai hotels club you over the head with an orgy of bling, the Melia oozes effortless wealth. The lobby atrium’s textural riot of buttery leather sofas, high pile carpets and low-slung loungers draws its sunset hues from the mod marble tables. Geometric wood panels, hammered silver art and copper wire bookcases lend a metallic sheen infinitely more stylish than the city’s default gold-plated decor.
Bed and Bath
The understated guestrooms feel cocoon-like, with oversize upholstered headboards, curvaceous chaise longues and an earthy palette of chocolate, olive and toffee. Tech amenities include 42-inch interactive flat-screens, an in-mirror TV and iPod/iPhone docks. Glass walls open onto large marble bathrooms with separate rain showers and deep free-standing tubs.
The culinary star of the hotel is Sanjeev Kapoor’s Signature restaurant, with its inventive modern takes on traditional Indian fare. Ground floor nightclub Mansion bumps house music (warning: Sound carries to the rooms on particularly rowdy nights). Recover on the daybeds surrounding the rooftop pool with its downtown Dubai views or in the Yhi Spa, which has a sauna, Turkish bath, salon and fitness area with a staff of personal trainers.
In the Area
Located in Dubai’s ironically named Old Town (the majority of its buildings were built in the 1970s), you’re well placed for exploring the gold souks, the galleries and cafés of picturesque Bastakia and the Dubai Museum, the city’s oldest building, which houses artifacts of Dubai’s fishing and pearl diving history. Dare to ascend the dizzying heights of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, then get a different view with a sail on a traditional abra boat. Indulge in the city’s favourite activity, shopping, with a visit to the Dubai Mall. It has more than 1,000 stores, an aquarium, an indoor Sega theme park and an ice rink fronted by a 30-acre lake with a dancing fountain/light show.
How to Get There
We arrived late last night and
we were welcomed very warmly by the staff at the reception. Anu the manager was extremely helpful and had a very good welcoming manner. We were upg
upgraded to a suite which was very comfortable We had a good night's sleep and a enjoyable breakfast and lunch. We would recommend this hotel and especially Anu for her attention and kindness
We stayed for 5 nights. Food was good in morning with lots of verity. We enjoyed food in alfonso and in signature real authentic indian food. Lobby was vry huge and designed beautifully. And thsi was our first time in dubai it was si beautiful neat and clean. Our room was have great view for burj khalifa. Cleaning staff was courteous and helpful. Its was one of my memorable stay.
It was good hotel specially for couples. We got huge room with sapcious bathroom. Got special surprise on day we arrive. And room was decorated. Staff was so nice and helfull. We met with miss anu and reception staff also. We had food in Indian restaurant signature their food we delicious. And estrellas have beautiful view at the top. All over this was good hotel in nice location . Its near to dubai frame and old gold market. This hotel will be highly recommended to families.
It is a beautiful place to stay but there is no jet shower in the washroom which will be a problem for Indians. Apart front this the stay was pleasant. It has a nice rooftop pools and restaurant with a new Dubai view.
We have a good stay at the Canvas hotel Dubai.Breakfast was nice,lots of choices.Location of the hotel is also good easy to access everything.Staff is very welcoming and helpful............. Good stay at the hotel