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
Its was good, Room was spacious, clean, and front desk was very cooperative, The Hotel is a good option for the new couples.The only thing which we feel shall be present in bathroom is there is no water hose in the W.C Area.
Estrella Great place with overlooking view of downtown . Big screen and good crowd,great atmosphere with very good deal on drinks with happy hour . Must visit place with family and friend . Indian restaurant is another great place in the hotel .
We were very much pleased by the behaviour of the hotel staff,very polite and easily accessable when required.Hotel is well maintained and many vegeterian restaurants are nearby.All attractive places are nearby.Easily we can walk nearby hotel and do lot of shopping.
I have stayed at the Melia four times now and always look forward to going back. The staff are excellent and the rooms are great too.
I checked in on a Thursday evening. They upgraded us as my partner got a promotion. To make the stay even better, they delivered a delicious congratulations cake to the room. The room was fabulous. Comfy bed, great bath, nice toiletries and a fab rain shower! Our room was very spacious. We don't eat in the hotel restaurants as we love going to the souqs nearby for dinner. Breakfast was great, as always and there is an excellent selection of food. Jesabel at breakfast and Saeed who helped with our bags were excellent. Very helpful and friendly. The Melia is my favouirte hotel in the city for it's great staff and lovely rooms. I can't wait to go back. Thanks for another great stay!
I've stayed in Melia for 4 subsequent trips and it has always been a wonderful experience. It's a nice compact 5-star with all amenities that you'd want for a comfortable stay. The rooms are reasonably new and very well maintained. There are multiple restaurants inside and a rooftop bar along the pool, but the best thing about Melia has to be the people.
I got prompt service with a smile and a laugh from everyone I interacted with, and they were the real secret sauce in making my stay fun.
Since I spent a lot of time on the rooftop, I must make special mention of Jyothi. She's a bundle of energy and oozes positivity. Went over-and-above the call of duty to ensure the comfort of the guests.
Great hotel! Will be staying here again and again.