Sofitel Dubai Downtown
What We Love
- Jaw-dropping views of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa
- Shopping is right on your doorstep: The hotel is linked to the Dubai Mall via an air-conditioned walkway
- The very French welcome ("Bonjour" from all staff) in the heart of Arabia
- The infinity pool is surrounded by cabanas and loungers
What To Know
- A $6 tourist tax per person, per night, will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- It's very close to a major highway, but you can’t hear the traffic
- Breakfast can get very busy on weekends — get there early
- The air conditioning is decidedly enthusiastic, so be prepared
- Because it’s a new property, taxis drivers might be unfamiliar with the location
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Pure glam from the get-go. The lobby is all crystal installations hanging from the ceiling and curvy seating. The glitter and the wow factor continue in the swirling carpets that lead to the rooms and the restaurants, with each having its own distinct identity: rainbow sherbets in all-day eatery Les Cuisines, Asian inspiration in the Green Spices and cozy banquettes in the Red Grill. Meanwhile, the Mosaic pool bar is all about cocktails and those skyline views.
Bed & Bath
The guestrooms are more at the business end of design, with modern lines, and earth tones punctuated by bright white and chartreuse. As you’d hope, the focus is on the vista, with some rooms offering an up close view of the Burj Khalifa and others overlooking the impressive downtown skyline. Both are spectacular, especially at night. The bathrooms run the length of the suites and are tricked out with dark tiles, white marble and glass, plus freestanding tubs and Lanvin toiletries. The bedrooms feature a dressing area, a wide-screen TV with international channels, and the famed Sofitel MyBed, which is all kinds of comfy.
With a spa and a stunning fifth-floor infinity pool surrounded by cabanas and a pool bar, this hotel administers just the right dose of relaxation — which you’ll need in this action-packed city. The food front is seriously impressive too, as the three restaurants are good enough to tempt you to stay in instead of venturing out to the big names such as Zuma, Gaucho and La Petite Maison, which are all nearby. Les Cuisines is the most family-friendly of the trio, with an open kitchen and a vast breakfast buffet complete with French pastries and Middle Eastern honeys alongside egg stations, freshly made waffles and international dishes.
In the Area
For shoppers committed to spending, the hotel has an air-conditioned corridor that leads right to the world’s biggest mall, the Dubai Mall, which offers everything from a multiplex and cafés to an aquarium and an ice rink, as well as hundreds of stores. The beach is a 10-minute taxi ride away, and almost everything in Dubai is within an easy 30-minute journey, so take your pick from water parks, desert safaris, skydiving and, of course, more shopping.
How to Get There
Very nice accommodations and great service. Tom from laundry department did a great job getting my shirts cleaned and pressed. The pool is very nice. Great location, near the Dubai mall and Burj Khalifa.
We stayed at the sofitel downtown Dubai hotel. It's marvelous place with excellent service from bishnu
At the swimming pool.
Pool was very nice and clean.
Excellent food variety with authentic
The room is very big with very comfortable beds.
Facilities of the hotel is very good
Definitely we will come back...
Excellent experience. From the moment the driver meets you at the airport, you get a warm welcome. Excellent staff. The driver was awesome, very informative, very accommodating. The desk staff went out of their way to explain the amenities and make you feel at home. The laundry staff was superb as well. Amzad not only picked up my laundry, brought it back when it was done perfectly, but he also ensured that I had every thing I needed, refilling the coffee bar and bringing more bottled water. Superb hotel, and the view of the Burj Khalifa outside the window was spectacular. Awesome hotel.
Excellent stay. Pool is great for cooling down in the heat. Good service. Nice and clean. Close to dubai mall. However. Familiarize with dubai mall before you go there, as it is larger than you would expect. Also Burj Khalifa in view from pool deck.
Top quality service. Especially Tom in the laundry department. I need mine done for work and he made sure it was on time. I work for Fedex and this is the best hotel in our system! Tons of restaurants in the area and close to the mall.