The Address Dubai Marina

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Hotelchain: The Address hotels
Location: Dubai – UAE
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: http://www.theaddress.com/en/hotels/the-address-dubai-marina/

I got the chance to experience one of The Address hotels in Dubai. First I was wondering why they would call their hotels “The Address” but after staying there I now definitely know why… Is there such a thing as perfection? The Address Dubai Marina comes close… First of all, they have their own The Address Lounge at the international airport of Dubai. It was great after a 6 hour flight to get a refreshment towel and water before we were taken to the hotel. It took only 20 minutes before we arrived at the hotel.  Situated in one of the most relaxing and impressive areas in Dubai, The Address enjoys a fantastic location overlooking the Dubai Marina. When you reach The Address Dubai Marina you will notice the beautiful building. It looks brand new and I loved the elegant shape of the building.

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And then we entered the hotel … First thing we noticed: the scent… I don’t know how they do it, but every single place in this hotel smells sooooo good! The lobby area is a beautiful place to hang out and relax after a busy day in Dubai. The couches felt so soft, I could spend hours in them! Every single spot in this hotel is immaculately clean…

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A very friendly lady welcomed us and checked us in. This is the kind of approach and service I like the most: friendly, not too formal but very professional! She then showed us the room. As soon as she opened the door we were very impressed by how unbelievably luxurious and clean those rooms were. It was like this room had never been used before. The Premier Suites at The Address Dubai Marina have an average size of 70 m². They all have a most comfortable sitting area, separate spacious bedroom with super kingsized bed and an oversized marble bathroom with separate tub and shower. I also visited the deluxe rooms and I can assure you that every room in this hotel is of a true 5 star level! All guestrooms have their own iPads which is very convenient as you have access to all the menus of their restaurants. You can make reservations on it or simply surf the Net. Most rooms face the poolside and I do recommend booking one of these as the views over the Marina are spectacular, especially at night when all the lights are on. This is such a beautiful area of Dubai and one of the world’s largest and most luxurious waterfront communities.

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It is impossible to get bored at The Address Dubai Marina as there is so much to do. First of all, the pool is one of the nicest and largest I have ever seen in Dubai! The views are just spectacular and it looks like the water is never ending… I guess that’s why they call it an “infinity pool”. Once again, very clean! They seem to clean this place all day long. A large fitness center is available 24/7. I enjoyed my work out on the treadmill while admiring the stunning marina views! There are personal trainers on duty as well.

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If working out is not something you like doing on vacation, maybe a spa treatment is something you would enjoy? I certainly did! The Address Dubai Marina has a full spa center with several treatment rooms, saunas, relaxing areas, etc. You literally escape to a world of serenity, tranquility and gracious hospitality. I thoroughly enjoyed my Balinese massage, actually it was one of the best massages I have ever had. My mother had the Age Support Facial and loved every single minute of it! A visit to The Spa is a must-do when you’re staying at The Address Dubai Marina!

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Feeling hungry after working out or the spa treatment? No problem, the hotel has 4 restaurants including the award winning Shades where we had dinner. The international cuisine of Shades offers a unique outdoor dining experience. The restaurant is located at the infinity pool and has one of the best views over Dubai Marina. During the weekend, a DJ is there to entertain the guests. The food was of a very good quality and the service was top notch! They have this huge barbecue on which most of the meat and fish is prepared. Oh, and do try the desserts! I had a classic banana split which was soooo yummy! Even if you are not staying at the hotel, non guests can enjoy lunch or dinner here. Highly recommended! Breakfast at Mazina was great, by the way! Freshly made food (both hot and cold items), I loved every bite!

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The Address Dubai Marina is well known for its service and details and I can understand why. Every single staff member I saw during my entire stay greeted me with a smile and most even remembered my name, which left me very impressed! Every high class 5 star hotel should be like this. It is rated as one of the top hotels of Dubai and I can easily see why. I would return to this place in a heartbeat and will never forget the experience.

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Jumeirah Emirates Towers – Dubai

Hotelchain: Jumeirah
Location: Dubai – UAE
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: http://www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/dubai/jumeirah-emirates-towers/

The Jumeirah hotel group has a lot of hotels in the Dubai area and is renowned for its high level service and accommodation. The Jumeirah Emirates Towers recently celebrated its 15th anniversary and is a famous hotel located near the Sheikh zayed road on a very convenient location when you are in Dubai for business. There are 2 large towers which are truly beautiful architectural buildings. Wherever you are in Dubai, most of the time you will notice those 2 magnificent towers.
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The reception area is spacious and luxurious with nice seating areas all over the place. Check-in was fast but professional. They told us all we needed to know about this 5 star hotel.

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We had a room on the 32th floor so we knew the view was going to be awesome! All 400 rooms are very comfortable. We appreciated the comfy couch and large desk in our room. I could work here for hours! The rooms were very up to date and had a great design and all the facilities you would expect from a 5 star hotel. It had a decent size and a very impressive view of Dubai. I loved the fact that we didn’t had to log in every time we wanted to use the internet. Bathroom was clean and the rubber bath duck is a great touch! J Also, great toiletries!

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The outdoor pool was ok, although not too large it had all we needed to relax. In the separate tower there is a full service fitness center which guests can use 24/7. The Talise Spa looked very nice too!

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Since this hotel is located in the business part of Dubai, the Jumeirah Emirates Towers offer free access to the beach. Guests can enjoy the beaches of the Jumeirah Area and even have free access to the Wild Wadi Waterpark (once per person/stay). There is a shuttle service from/to the beach and I found this a great asset and service from the hotel. Even if you want to go shopping, the shuttle bus will take you to the Dubai Mall (a must-do when in Dubai!).

Recommended for a stay in the business part of Dubai! Make sure you get a room facing the Burj Khalifa… You will be impressed with the view!