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Beach Hotel Apartment (Dubai Hotels)

These luxury hotel apartments are in an excellent location – next to the Jumeirah Mosque, across the road from glorious beaches and in the same strip as the excellent Lime Tree CafĂ© and Spinney’s supermarket (very useful if you’re self-catering). They do not have an official star rating, and we have only allotted three stars to them, as they do not have a restaurant. However, the apartments and the facilities are more like four-star in terms of quality. What’s more, they are in a low-rise hotel, not a massive tower block – you can walk to great boutiques, cafes and shops, and this neighbourhood has a real summer holiday feel to it.

Plus, the apartments are lovely, and the staff are extremely nice. Apartments are either one or two bedrooms, very contemporary, extremely comfortable and very well equipped. All have very modern kitchens with oven, hob, microwave, fridge, cutlery, crockery and everything else you would need for a self-catering holiday, as well as a washing machine and dryer. If you don’t want to cook, you can order room service or staff will advise you of local restaurants offering very good delivery services. Apartments are decorated in soothing earth tones, and bedrooms have either a king bed or twins, and a flat-panel TV.

Living rooms have funky brown sofas, abstract-design rugs, low glass coffee tables, cable TV and a DVD player. Towels and sheets are changed and the apartment cleaned daily. A glass dining table has seating for either four or six people depending on the apartment size. A pleasant rooftop pool and a small gym are other amenities. If you want to go to the beach, you have two choices: a huge free beach across the road (two-minute walk), or pay to use the smallish, sometimes quite crowded, private beach belonging to the Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa.

Address: Jumeirah Road, Jumeirah, PO Box 111496;
Phone: 04-345-2444; 04-345-3111;

Cost: AED 960
Location: Jumeirah
Number of rooms: 30 one-bedroom and 6 two-bedroom

Conference facilities: No
Pool/sauna: Yes
Beach access: Yes (the private beach at the resort across the road at extra cost, or the free beach adjacent to it)
Exercise facilities: Yes
Spa: No
Parking/valet: Yes
Licensed bar: No
On-site dining: Seafood
Extra amenities: 24-hour room service, apartment serviced daily, laundry and housekeeping, bathrobes, slippers, tea/coffee facilities, room service using outsourced restaurants, iron/ironing board, hairdryer, safe box, car rental, airport pickup
Business amenities: Wi-Fi, high-speed Internet access
Shuttle buses: None
Wheelchair facilities: Yes

Book Marlborough Apartments in the Seaside Town of Picton

New Zealand is a high profile holiday destination. Travellers come from all over the world to experience the culture and landscape, and for the locals every region offers somewhere new and interesting to explore. Marlborough is one of the nicest destinations in the country, and is a popular holiday destination for both New Zealanders and international travellers.

With wine exported all over the world, the picturesque Marlborough Sounds and unique wildlife, it’s obvious why the region is one of the most popular tourist spots. If you want the very best of the New Zealand, Marlborough is the place to go.

The area has a lot on offer; choosing somewhere to base yourself isn’t easy! Picton serves as the gateway between the North and South Islands on the edge of Cook Strait and is the perfect place for travellers to stay when they are visiting Marlborough. The seaside town has everything you could want during your stay and is home to great restaurants and cafes such as Waterfront Cafe & Le Cafe and boutique shops like Creek Pottery and Pukekos Gifts and Homeware..

There is a range of different accommodation options in the town to suit every budget. Self-contained apartments in Picton line the waterfront and give visitors an independent and immersive vacation in the town. If you are travelling with a group of friends an apartment lets you enjoy your own space and is a place you can call home for a long weekend. Cook for yourself, do laundry and relax with a view of the water – these units have everything you need during your stay.

If you take the ferry across from Wellington, pick up a car rental from near the Interislander terminal to make travelling around the region easier. With restaurants and shops Picton is perfect for the day-to-day activities, but Marlborough has a lot more on offer.

Nature walks take travellers on tour through some of the regions forest and bush to see birds and native wildlife. Around the Sounds, eco-tours take you out on the water in search of the Bottlenose Dolphins that inhabit the area. If you love the outdoors, there are plenty of reasons to love Marlborough.

If you have a rental car booked you might like to trip down to Blenheim for a wine tasting tour. Just half an hour south of the seaside town, Blenheim, and the region that surrounds it, produces award winning wines from wineries like Mud House and Hunters which are exported around the world. The local vineyards have frequent wine tasting sessions that visitors can attend.

Relax during the day in the local cafes and enjoy the local cuisine at night along the waterfront; the beautiful seaside town of Picton gives visitors access to everything that Marlborough has to offer.

Marlborough Sounds Apartment Accommodation for Your New Zealand Getaway

Flying over the Marlborough Sounds of New Zealand you will be in awe of the forest covered islands, blue waters, golden beaches and many coves and inlets you will see. Many kiwis holiday in the Marlborough Sounds year round, with summer being a popular season to visit this region. If you are travelling to New Zealand from abroad, a stay in the Marlborough Sounds is a must and booking your accommodation sooner rather than later is another must too!

The Marlborough Sounds region has many small towns to visit and stay in, with Picton being the main one. Picton is also the main port town in the area, with the Interislander and Bluebridge Ferries sailing between Picton in the south island and Wellington in the north island.

Basing yourself at a Picton accommodation provides a great central option, particularly if you are going to explore the region. Choosing an apartment style accommodation option will allow you to enjoy a modern, self contained holiday whether you are travelling alone, with a partner or as a family/group. There are apartments near the Picton Marina too, which provide plenty of photo opportunities of this peaceful, scenic and sun drenched area of New Zealand.

Staying in apartment accommodation in the Marlborough Sounds is like staying in a home away from home – there’s no set times for meals, you get your own room (i.e. as a group you aren’t all sleeping in one area), you don’t have to share laundry facilities with all the other guests, you have much more living space than you do in many hotels or motels and you will likely get your own private balcony where you can sit and enjoy the sights and sounds while you have breakfast, lunch or dinner or in fact at any time!

If you are considering booking apartment accommodation in the Marlborough Sounds but aren’t sure of the things that you can see and do during your time there, here are some ideas:

- Take a leisurely stroll through Picton’s town centre where there are many arts and crafts on offer in the boutique stores and galleries, or visit a cafe or bar along your way for a drink and a bite to eat.
- Book a winery tour around some of the 65 wineries on offer in the region to sample the region’s Sauvignon Blancs, Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays.
- If history is your thing, visit the Edwin Fox Maritime Centre to learn about and see for yourself the 9th oldest ship in the world.
- Book a mussel farm tour or fishing excursion, where you will sail the crystal waters of the sounds to learn about growing mussels or to catch some fresh fish for dinner.
- If your with the kids, take them to Seahorse World Aquarium to learn about New Zealand marine life and interact with some varieties in the Touch Pool.
- Cycle one of the Queen Charlotte tracks (dependent on the time of year you visit) and enjoy nature at its best in this region.

Of course there are so many more things to do from swimming with dolphins to picnics on the beach, the Marlborough Sounds has it all and more. Book your apartment accommodation in Picton today and start planning your trip.