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.
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.
I 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.They even had fresh flowers waiting for our arrival.We also had access to the Executive Lounge where the lovely Rina took great care of us. Although 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.)The free snacks and drinks from 5 to 7pm certainly helped to keep us coming back to the lounge as well.
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.