Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Resort & Marina Hotel, Dubai
Reviews - Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Resort & Marina Hotel
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Luxury Traveller
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Resort & Marina Hotel
Absolutely Superbfrom A TripAdvisor Member
The service at the hotel is tremendous. As a complimentary summer promotion, we were upgraded to half-board, which I would definitely recommend as you can opt for either lunch or dinner as part of the package. Food is delicious - we were spoilt for choice. A huge international mix with a lot of Middle Eastern and south East Asian fare. Drinks are the only add-on. We don't drink alcohol, but by way of indication, freshly squeezed fruit cocktails are about £2 each.
Make sure you try and choose a sea view room as the view from these rooms is lovely and you almost forget about the huge levels of construction on the main road behind the hotel. Don't listen to people's warnings about construction ruining your stay - yes, there are cranes as far as the eye can see, but so much care has been taken to prevent this affecting tourists, that after the first day you forget about it - you hardly hear a thing.
The hotel is beautiful. We preferred to keep away from families with young children and opted for deck chairs on the lawns, which are immaculate. Although the hotel was quite busy when we were there, we hardly felt it as the hotel is so spacious. No need to rush down to bagsy a deck chair either! However, be warned that Fridays in the hotels are madly busy as the resident expats bring their families to use the hotel's facilities for the day. That was the only day that we felt slightly irritated by noise levels.
Take a trip to the Ibn Battuta shopping mall. A wonderful shopping experience. The food court is extremely clean and comfortable - a three course meal in one of the restaurants there cost only £12 for us both.
Also recommended is a trip down to Karama (about £8 in a cab). A shabbier part of town, but excellent for fake designer bag shopping and beautiful pashminas for about £10 each.
We took a trip into the desert for dune bashing and a barbeque, but found it to be a little tacky. However, the dune bashing part of the trip was worth it, albeit terrifying. Don't sit at the front of the vehicle!!
All in all, Dubai is a must see. You are guaranteed a week of pure luxury, relaxation, but with enough activities to keep the whole family occupied. Try and book it as far in advance as possible though as prices rocket nearer the time!
Very underrated----Excellent hotel!!!from dalairoma
Dazzling Dubai!from A TripAdvisor Member
view to die forfrom A TripAdvisor Member
We had paid for half board which I would recommend as the food is of a very high standard. The half board basis consists of breakfast and either lunch or dinner in the waves restaurant there are four other restaurants but we didn't get to try them as we ate out a few times on our excursions. dont miss the surf and turf bbq night on Thursday evenings at Waves there is a choice of lobster, crab, king prawns, steak, chicken, even roast beef and lamb. The food is too good to be true, we all put on weight in our week!We had heard that there was a lot of building work around the hotel and Dubai in general, this is true, we couldn't believe the amount of construction going on but I can honestly say it did not bother us at all. We booked a sea view room and had a glorious view of the Arabian Gulf and marina.
The only drawback that we found was that in August the temperature was regularly 43 degrees which was far too hot for us, we thought that by jumping into the sea we would cool off, this was not the case as the sea was 37 degrees and it was like getting into a hot bath! The only way to cool off was to get into one of the four pools which staff regularly came along and tipped in trailer loads of ice to cool them down. Overall, a great relaxing holiday and we will definately be returniing next year possibly for a 2 centre.
Watch out for the Palmfrom DesertRanger
100% Brillfrom dockers
I stayed at the above hotel for 10 nights and only got home yesterday. If anyone is thinking of going to Dubai then stay here. The hotel is brilliant and Dubai as a place is absolutely amazing. In our group there were three couples and a 4 years old and a 10 month old and we loved the Mina Seyahi. The people are so good with the children and the pool were great. It is hot at this time of year but we never found it unbearable if we got hot we went inside.
The hotel amazed us at how clean it was you could eat your dinner off the floor. The Waves restraunt was out of this world, the breakfast was full of choice and we eat there on two different nights and for DH145 per person about £20 we eat and drank like kings the food was brilliant. We visited the Waves shaped hotel because we looked at staying there but we were glad we picked the Mina because the wave is so big i think we would have lost each other.
You can not go wrong with Dubai and this hotel.
Brilliant hotelfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Overall this is a good hotel we enjoyed the stay. This is the best hotel I have been to although i am only 13 and my dad asked me to rate this hotel.
Absolute Perfectionfrom LMontagu
i was very worried about the contruction in Dubai, but at the Mina I was not even aware that it was going on because the hotel faces the beach (get a sea view room!) so all you see is bright blue sea and sun. heaven!
The staff were incredible! We hardly had to ask for anything, they did everything before we could ask. Their ability to anticipate your needs is uncanny! they were all very friendly and helpful and very accommodating all of the time.
the rooms were great - very comfortable and large enough for 2 queen size beds, with room to spare!! They are also well equipped with everything we ever needed. You get complimentary shoe shine and mineral water each day and they have bathrobes and slippers and they provide fresh towels twice a day!
The food was superb! The breakfast was full of variety each day and the lunch buffets in the Waves restaurant were amazing! giant prawns on buffet? they also had traditional arabian food, which was great because it gave you a chance to taste the local food. There are lots of other restaurants in the hotel and we tried most of them and they were great! even room service was spot on! (ps. Alchohol is served in most hotels and their restaurants and it is not expensive at all).
Finding a sun lounger is no problem - lots of space and many pools (4 or 5?) to have a dip. otherwise saunter a few steps to the beach and swim in the sea. the beach was white fine sand and they have loads of thatched umbrealla's and it just looks like a postcard! absolutely beautiful! not to mention the swim up bar where you can sip on a mojito while looking at the view. They also provide watersports and have an info centre to help you with any outings you want to do in dubai. We used royal tours for the Desert Safari and it was much cheaper than what was offered through the hotel and just as good as all the others. (Whatever you do DO NOT book a Dhow cruise with Royal tours. it was terrible - only 6 other people were with us on a big run down boat with cheesy music blasted in our ears. not nice at all! i couldn't wait to get off! )
The grounds of the resort are pristine and the hotel is immaculate and modern, without being stiffling. There was also a great mix of people in the hotel: friends, couples, young families, older people, but we never felt cramped at all.. there is just so much space!
Dubai as a place is great. lots to see and do and the culture is very interesting. food and drink is not expensive and the weather is lovely, but apparently too hot in July/Aug (50-55 degrees!). there IS lots of construction and it is primarily sand, but it has a lot to offer.
food wise - if you enjoy steak, you MUST go to the Meat Co. at the Madiniat Souk hotel. I am from south africa and therefore know good meat and i promise you, this is THE best steak i have ever eaten! a must if you like meat! and the prawn starter was to die for! and all very very reasonabley priced......
All in all, the Mina Seyahi resort was absolute perfection!!!!!! Everything about it was divine and the atmosphere, food, location, facilites and staff provided the perfect cocktail for the most beautiful and relaxing holiday i have EVER had! We are going back again already in a few months! Enjoy!
1st class hotelfrom dfc123
Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marinafrom Planespotter
Top Local Tips for Dubai
reserve enough time at the airport When departing from Dubai, do remember that the roads are often full of traffic, and that the airport itself is bureauchratic and slow in processing the masses of people travelling. Reserve enough time, more than at most other places, so that you do not have to hurry or hustle at the airport.
Desert Land Rover Trip & Virgin Music Store Make the Land Cruiser Desert Safari a must. Really good fun & check out Virgin Megastore. We wandererd in on our 1st day to see advert for forthcoming Aerosmith concert at Dubai Rugby Club. Paid £40 each for tickets to be 15 foot from the stage. It was awesome and I'm sure more headline artists will be there in the future.
Getting about Public transport doesnt really exist in Dubai - its a city designed for cars so traffic is a nightmare and you cant really walk anywhere unless your in the old part of the city. Taxis are cheap, from the hotel to the shopping centre was about 30Dh (£4), to the old town it was about £10.
Other names for Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Resort & Marina Hotel
- mina seyahi
- le meridien mina seyahi dubai
- le meridien mina seyahi beach resort & marina
- le meridien mina seyahi beach resort
- le meridien mina seyahi
- le meridien dubai
- dubai le meridien
- Address: Jumeirah Beach - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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