Had a room here for about 17 hours, after a cruise and before flying home, so in terms of value maybe hard to score. It was however a good 17 hours. The room was exceptionally equipped and the views excellent...but this is Dubai. Hotel was very helpful in checking us in at 11am (had emailed previously). interesting plumbing in the bathroom, bath 'tap' turned on the shower and vice versa, with the bath 'tap' being in the ceiling! but this is Dubai.....
Taxi to Dubai Mall was about £4, to the airport about £6.
The hotel has a very lovely pool area which we didn't have time to use with great views which we did see.
It seemed to us to be an ideal place to stay for convenience to get to downtown and for the airport and for local restaurants - there's a licenced Jamie's in the Festival Mall which we used.
Big surprise for us was the rain, started about 6pm and by the time we left at 5am, it really meant it - the airport was leaking! Think we might need to come back to see the real Dubai and wouldn't mind using this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inspired by a graceful sailboat, InterContinental Dubai Festival City stands tall amid the business and shopping districts. The hotel is home to 6 dynamic bars and restaurants, including the award-winning Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire, has wifi throughout rooms and public areas and its own 18-hole championship golf course. ... more less
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- Intercontinental Dubai Festival City Hotel Dubai