We flew in overnight for a 3 night break in Dubai. We have always stayed at one of the One an Only hotels but to be honest they have gone a bit down market in the last few years so decided to have a change and chose the Mina a' Salem , what a difference !
We arrived about an hour and a half after landing to be greeted by lovely staff , a refreshing glass of orange juice and a cold towel. Our room was all ready for us and we were whisked away to it within minutes. We had an Arabian deluxe room which was very nice , had everything we needed including a balcony to take in the stunning sunsets.
The hotel is immaculate in all its areas, the parts we did see were always staffed by very happy people, at no point did we come across any difficulties.
We spent our days on the lovely beach, plenty of sunbeds at all times , a fab view of the Burg Al Arab and a lovely stretch of sea which is not land locked and as dead as a doe doe like the beach at the One and Only, my husband even spotted a massive fish just on the waters edge.
The Madinat resort has lots of restaurants , we choose to go to the more upmarket of these. We tried Pierchic the first night which was fabulous, set out on a jetty in the sea , a place to have a very romantic meal , the food was sublime but then it should be for the amount we paid !!
We made all our reservations in the uk before arriving because we were there over a weekend an didn't want to be disappointed and not get in to our chosen restaurants.
On the Saturday night we pushed the boat out and had a meal in the restaurant on the 27th floor of the Burg Al Arab ( sorry can't remember the name ) . We also booked the skyview bar for cocktails after dinner. You cannot just go into the Burg , you need a reservation to get any where near the place so be warned , but to be honest if you are paying what they are for a room you expect a bit of them and us . Personally we found the whole place a bit naff and O T T , the restaurant itself was very underwelming , the ambience nothing special and the food certainly nothing to write home about , we have had much better meals in the more upmarket restaurants in London. The bill for 2 starters , 2 main courses, a bottle of New Zealand wine , 2 coffees , a port and armagnac £ 600.00 thank you very much !!! There was supposed to be a dress code , we made the effort but maybe a member of staff should have pointed out to the guy walking around in an anorak and flat cap and all the other sruffs that they are letting the side down !!
Cocktails in the bar afterwards were fine , the idea is to get a look at the view but unless you are seated front row you only see the dark at night and the lights of Dubai. We had a good time but won't be returning.
On our last night we ate at MJ'S over at al Qusar, billed as a steak house, it was again very good and couldn't recommend it enough.
We never bothered with breakfast in the mornings, the room has tea and coffee making facilities which is very handy, so can't comment on any other places . We always had lunch on our sunbeds ,the guys serving were always excellant and prompt and the greek salads very good.
In summing up this hotel in not cheap by any standards, but then that seemed to have kept away a certain type of people. Every thing about the place is top notch just as you would expect, excellant staff and facilities restaurants and bars.
We are hoping to return for a few days later in the year, we were that impressed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Completely refurbished in 2015, Jumeirah Mina A'Salam, the heart of Madinat Jumeirah Resort, is a luxuriously charming boutique style hotel. The spacious guest rooms are beautifully furnished, with private balconies overlooking the sea, offering authentic Arabian experiences on a beach front location with family friendly service. Meaning 'Harbour of Peace', the hotel forms the gateway to Madinat Jumeirah. It's the entry point from which numerous waterways and walkways thread their way to all corners of Madinat Jumeirah. Following these will transport you to an array of 40 world-class restaurants, bars and cafes, Talise Spa and a traditional souk. You'll see just how much is on offer - and why this luxury resort is the jewel of Dubai. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mina a` Salam At Madinat Jumeirah Hotel Dubai
- Mina Salam Hotel
- Mina Salam Dubai
- Mina Al Salam