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