GETAWAYS: Going Upscale with Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai

Posted by - February 15, 2013 | Category: Hideouts

Lobby -- Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai‎, Dubai, UAE

In my past life, I stayed in a lot of hotels. And I mean a LOT. I did the math once, and figured I’ve spent about a year of my life in hotels (and that was just within a three-year period), so I figure I know a good hotel from a stinker.

Recently I had the opportunity to stay at the Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai in the Oud Metha district of Dubai, and I can honestly say – it’s no stinker.

I could tell you that the Mövenpick Bur Dubai‎ is conveniently located (only 10 minutes drive to all the major sites), has great rooms (oh that bed!) and a lovely rooftop pool, but honestly, what hotel in Dubai doesn’t? Okay so maybe not all of them have a rooftop pool (bonus points for you Mövenpick.) But what I think gives the Mövenpick an edge is its staff.

Front desk -- Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai‎, Dubai, UAEI wrote about shopping at IKEA in Dubai in a previous post, but what I didn’t write about was how much room all those boxes took up in the car. Thankfully the staff at the Mövenpick were nice enough to store our purchases in the checked luggage section until we were ready to leave. Much better than having a RÖNNSKÄR digging into the back of our heads while we drove around seeing the sites.Bedroom -- Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai‎, Dubai, UAEThey even had fresh flowers waiting for our arrival.Suite -- Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai‎, Dubai, UAELobby from above -- Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai‎, Dubai, UAEbreakfast at lobby restaurant -- -- Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai‎, Dubai, UAEWe also had access to the Executive Lounge where the lovely Rina took great care of us. Executive Lounge -- Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai‎, Dubai, UAEAlthough breakfast at the Cafe Lounge restaurant downstairs was included, we ate mostly in the lounge, especially after Rina let us know that we could have breakfast food sent up from the lobby restaurant if we ordered in advance. (We were having bacon withdrawal after being in Oman for so long, so this was especially good news.)Executive Lounge food -- Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai‎, Dubai, UAEThe free snacks and drinks from 5 to 7pm certainly helped to keep us coming back to the lounge as well.Squid at executive lounge -- review Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai‎, Dubai, UAERooftop pool -- Mövenpick Hotel Bur Dubai‎, Dubai, UAE

The Mövenpick Bur Dubai‎ is a five-star hotel, and it lives up to it with five-star service. One thing it also came with that you normally don’t find at these sorts of hotels – free internet. It’s nice not to be nickel and dimed for a change.

If you want to learn more about the hotel, take a look at their fancy schmancy Mövenpick eBrochure.

Note: I was a guest of the Mövenpick Bur Dubai‎, but the opinions are all my own. Believe me, I would’ve skewered them if it stunk.

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  1. You know, I’ve never actually stayed in a Movenpick (don’t think they have them in the States?) but they keep popping up on my radar when planning my two months in Europe this spring, so perhaps I should remedy that!

  2. Oh my, this looks SO nice – but I would probably not last very long, because I would take the bouquet (I have never been in a hotel with a bouquet in my room) and spend the rest of the day descending gracefully from THAT staircase a gazillion times (kinda like kids with the slide on a play-ground). Or I’d be in the rooftop pool. Or in my room with free WiFi. Or in the lounge with nibbles. …This isn’t easy, is it?!

  3. Wow, that’s quite the splurge! I don’t think I’ve ever stayed in a 5 star hotel. However, it’s Dubai – I am sure there is one on every corner 🙂

    Quite impressive though but the bottom line for me would be the cost.


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