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
- 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
Arrived very early at 9am and the staff did everything they could to get the first available room ready for me. In the meanwhile I was offered the Spa to freshen up in, which was lovely.
Great hotel and always my stop when in Dubai for business. Being able to walk to Dubai Mall using the metro walkway is also bonus!
As this was my first visit to Dubai with my family. It was wonderful experience. Accommodation facilities provided by hotel were fabulous. Service provided by Wasim n his team was really appreciable. Good food. Friendly environment. On the whole, I must say marvelous hospitality. Good job.
I had such a wonderful time in dubai and what made it more productive is the location if the hotel.
It is located in the city and is close to most of the places that i went to during my short stay.
Staff were very welcoming and warm. Bell boys were very helpful and professional as were the checkin staff.
Room and bathroom was spacious and very nicely built. I have a comment though, the toilet was not that clean and it lacked towels. We were two in a room and it had just one towel. The cleanliness of the toilet should be reconsidered.
Swimming pool area was very relaxing as i really enjoyed it.
The salon had very professional staff and i liked it.
All in all, if you are looking for a hotel that is close to the city and is efficient, i would so recommend sofitel!
Very beautiful hitel and friendly staff . A great hotel near to the metro station and in the center of Dubai.The mosaic pool was mesmerizing and had a great fun there. The satff, specially Nalaka, Bisu, washeem, romen and basu helped us a lot in our stay. Nalaka who was from my country helped us a lot Very pleasant . A great hotel near to the metro station and in the center of Dubai.
Sumptuous break fast buffet .
Hotel is extremely well kept and clean
Large rooms very quiet and friendly staff I do recommend from housekeeping ganeswara and sathya for always taking great care of my room and maded sure everything goes well during my stay .. Me and my friends are really happy and recommend here for everyone. We will surely reserve here again on our next trip.
Hotel is extremely well kept and clean too.
I went to the gym for my normal workout and was immediately welcomed by Jeric, a fitness instructor at the hotel. He asked me about my planned workout and next thing I knew I was getting one on one training. He was very attentive to my fitness level and pushed where I needed to put in the extra effort. A very friendly and professional instructor. What a wonderful treat.
The hotel and its guests are lucky to have him.