Mövenpick Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai, UAE
by Lisa Merrigan | June 2015
"Mövenpick Jumeirah Lakes Towers is set in a great location and makes the perfect escape for a stay in Dubai. The hotel is an ideal base for couples, business travellers and families."
THE BACKGROUND: Minutes from the Palm Jumeirah, the 168-room five-star Mövenpick Jumeirah Lakes Towers is close to Dubai’s key business districts and the city’s most iconic attractions.
THE LOCATION: The Jumeirah Lakes Towers district is just 20 minutes from Al Maktoum International Airport and the Expo 2020 site – where the recent Arabian Travel Mart was held (see page 47). It is also just 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport and close by is the JLT Metro station, a real bonus as the fully air-conditioned metro is so cheap to ride.
THE ROOM: On arrival at reception I was greeted by an immaculate and welcoming member of staff, who kindly upgraded me to the Laguna Suite, giving me more than 82sqm of space, including a living room and a connecting bedroom. It also came with a balcony overlooking the lakes and marina. The décor was stylish and contemporary with lovely touches such as candles, lit in the evenings. I loved the standalone bath where I could lie overlooking the marina from the floor-to-ceiling windows (which did have blinds, may I add!).
KEY FACILITIES: The Wellness Centre has an infinity lap pool, Techno Gym-equipped fitness club, sauna and sun lounge zone. Within the Wellness Centre there is the Hush Salon & Spa, with both male and female hair salons. The spa menu looked very affordable! Guests can also enjoy the RIVA beach club on the Palm Jumeirah.
THE RESTAURANTS/BARS: The main dining restaurant, Nosh, offers a delicious international fusion menu and an inviting open kitchen and alfresco terrace with lake and walkway views. Then there is the Urban Bar & Kitchen which has a warm fun-loving ambience, serving grills, roasts and classic comfort food from lunch until the early hours. On top of this is Crema, the ideal place to meet friends or colleagues for a delicious snack or relax with a newspaper and coffee.
RATES: Rates start from as little as 450 dirhams (approx. £80) per room, per night. Note that there are special rates for summer with savings of up to 30%.
THE DETAILS: T: +971 4 438 0000; W: movenpick-hotels.com