Grosvenor House Dubai

The first hotel to open at Dubai Marina, this 45-story tower hotel is home to Dubai’s only Buddha Bar Reviews

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The first hotel to open at Dubai Marina, this 45-story tower hotel is home to Dubai’s only Buddha Bar. It’s also where you’ll find Indego by Vineet, Time Out’s Highly Commended choice for Best Indian restaurant, and other great eateries that, while expensive, aren’t outrageously priced. The breakfast at Sloane’s is superb and if you fancy good old English fare, you won’t be disappointed. The hotel has a range of rooms and suites, while the staff and management really are a credit to the hotel. You may decide to go for the cheapest Deluxe Room, but book a Club Room instead – it costs no more than Dhs200 extra, but will allow you access to the Grosvenor Club Lounge on the 44th Floor, which has stunning views and complimentary food and drinks. Grosvenor also has a prime location, but none of the crawling traffic neighbouring Jumeirah Beach Residence is known for. You’re just a short walk away from popular nightspots and there’s a handy shuttle service available to the mall. Noise from construction on Grosvenor House Tower Two, which is expected to open in August, can be bothersome, but it’s not as bad as you’ll find at other hotels.

The essentials
• The Retreat Health Club and Spa is great if you want to recharge, but if you want to swim laps around a pool or sunbathe by the beach, you’ll have to head over to the nearby Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa which all Grosvenor House guests can make use of.

• There’s the world-famous Buddha Bar, Turkish restaurant Ottomans, Rhodes Mezzanine for signature British cuisine with French flair from Michelin star celebrity chef Gary Rhodes, the Deli cafe and popular ‘no menu’ Sloane’s for fresh food prepared all through the day at open show kitchens.

• There are plenty of other places you can enjoy a drink – Leaves with its quiet library atmosphere, The Gallery for live music, and Bar 44 for fantastic views and champagne.

• Locals tend to head for the stunningly located Dubai Marina Yacht Club which offers happy hour deals post 7pm.

• If it’s a Monday, take the shuttle bus to Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa and head to the Barista beach bar where you’ll find 50 per cent off on selected drinks.

By Time Out Dubai Staff
Time Out Dubai,

Details

  • Location: Dubai Marina, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 399 8888
  • Travel: Al Sufouh Road
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  • No. of Rooms: 422
  • No. of Floors: 45
  • Hotel Rating: 5 star

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Facilities

  • Activities: 
  • Tennis court, 
  • Fitness centre/gym, 
  • Spa & Health club
  • Room amenities: 
  • In-room safe, 
  • Balcony & Terrace, 
  • Mini bar, 
  • Television

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Posted by: Radina on 21 Apr ' 13 at 09:42

The best Hotel I`ve ever been to. The service was great, food was amazing and there is no other swimming pool like theirs! Thank you !

Posted by: Gill Stark on 21 Mar ' 13 at 07:16

The food at Grosvenor House Afternoon Tea is amazing and I particularly love the Salmon Fishcakes Balls and Duck Pasties. Followed by the selection of quintessentially English cakes and then finished with the unique ice cream cones - something a little different!
The staff are very polite, extremely efficient and attentive. The enthusiasm of the Manager adds the personal touch with his ability to make everyone feel special, ,bc d. whether you are there as a large group or just two. The pianist adds a wonderful background to what I feel is the best Afternoon Tea in Dubai

Posted by: Fiona on 20 Mar ' 13 at 08:14

Fabulous afternoon tea, in a relaxed and decorative setting, all to the backgound of the piano. Wonderful selection of mouthwatering cakes, pastries, sandwiches, etc not to mention the scones! Extensive choice of teas and beverages. The attentiveness of the manager Jozef is amazing. Great value compared to most, would definitely recommend it.

Posted by: issam Salame on 08 Sep ' 11 at 12:27
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  • Best for: Business trips
  • Would you go back to this hotel? No

Posted by: Sarah Reyes on 03 Feb ' 11 at 06:04
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  • Would you go back to this hotel? No

The reservations team lacks professionalism and the sense of urgency when it comes to booking rooms. I sent my request at 12nn, I got a reply at nearly 5pm with all the wrong information you can imagine.. To think that I sent nearly 5 e-mails and called them by the hour!!! The hotel should invest in giving their staff proper training especially in customer service. You can obviously sense the agent's urgency to finish the call (definitely not listening to your concern!) and sarcastic voice. I've dealt with a lot of hotels here in Dubai and definitely, this is the worst!!!

Posted by: TOM BRUMFITT on 24 Apr ' 09 at 15:51
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  • Best for: Honeymoons
  • Would you go back to this hotel? Yes

stayed at this hotel since it 1st opened.service is 1st class.GO to bar44 fantastic veiws over the marina area or do as we do go club rooms for a stay at the hotel, the club lounge gives you a veiw out to the palm island,and don't miss out on the budda bar.

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