I transit through Dubai often and have stayed in many Dubai 5 star hotels, but this one is truly the best, and it's really worth going for "Royal Club" which costs more, but is actually the best value (you can see all the extras they offer on their website). I arrived at 6am but was able to get a room by 9.30am (normally check in is 2pm), thanks to the helpful staff who really are as flexible and accommodating as they can be. Between 6 and 9.30, I had a complimentary breakfast and used the gym and swimming pool facilities and so was ready to hit the malls by 10am. I also highly recommend using the Le Meridien car service, which is slightly more expensive than taxis, but a good investment, given the unpredictability of Dubai taxi drivers (some good, some just plan dangerous drivers).
Best of all, the staff at the hotel are very friendly. I don't remember all of their names, but would especially mention Monica (hard to believe she is just a trainee, she is excellent), Mohammad who cheerfully manages baggage, all of the Royal Club dining room staff, and Dennis, the door man with a big smile. All of these people are away from home (Dubai being 95% expat population) and yet they are hospitable and I never felt they were doing so in the expectation of a tip.
Yes, it's an airport hotel but extremely quiet. The beds are the best.
- Also Known As:
- Le Meridien Dubai Hotel
- Le Meridien Dubai Hotel Dubai
- Le Meridian Dubai
- Le Meridien Hotel Dubai
- Meridian Hotel Dubai
- Le Meridian Hotel Dubai
- Dubai Le Meridien
- Meridien Dubai
- Meridian Dubai
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A resort-style city hotel set in acres of verdant sub-tropical gardens, Le Méridien Dubai offers the finest setting for business and leisure travellers. Central to everything in the city, this Dubai hotel is considered the premier gateway haven for the well-travelled visitors to the vibrant emirate of Dubai. Sophistication is unveiled by the elegant atmosphere of our rooms and suites. Dining at Le Méridien Dubai temptingly blends the familiar and extraordinary. 18 distinctly styled restaurants and bars offer the most sought-after dining experience in the area.The extensive leisure facility encompasses a leading edge fitness facility, 4 outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pools, flood-lit tennis courts and a luxurious spa. ... more less
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