Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
19 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
'A Superb Experience'
"I've just back from a hoilday in Dubai and stayed for 9 nights at the le meridien beach resort. I had an amazing time. The staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms were cleaned 2-3 times a day and the hotel and surroundings were beauiful. Although it was very hot 47 degrees thier were 3 pools to choose from and the hotel is situated on the beach front, so you could keep cool. If you do not like the weather very hot i would advise you to go to Dubai at a different time of year. Dubai isn't cheap so bring plenty of money so you can enjoy the lovely excusions and shopping malls. The hotel is located 5 minutes from restaurants and you can get a meals for a reasonable price. Three of us eat for Â£30. Eating in hotels can be very expensive. The kids clubs was very good with lot's of entertainment fot the kids. My 6 year old son didn't want to leave most days. Overall a brillant holiday and I will definately return"
- Travel date: 27th July 2010
The wow factor
"Just returned from this fantastic hotel with my 19year old daughter we had an amazing time.The staff were fantastic and couldnt do enough for us,the sea and beach was beautiful the weather to die for and would reccomend this hotel to anyone.A five star hotel without the snobbery,the barristi bar next door being an added bonus we will be deffinitley returning to this hotel."
- Travel date: 14th November 2009
wow what a place
"hotel is 5 star service from all areas is superb right on the beach the staff cannot do enough for you. rooms overlooking sea are fantastic and worth paying extra for. courtesy bus to the mall of emrites was good and worth taking a trip only down side to hotel is price of food and drink Â£7 pint of beer Â£3 can of coke we found a re supermarket on the marina that was a lot cheaper for soft drinks and for lunch had salad from there in container lovely place and would highly recommend all to go"
- Travel date: 9th May 2009
We have just returned from this resort a...
"We have just returned from this resort and hotel, and well I must say it was fantastic. The weather was hot, and sticky, you just sweated more than you were dry... The food was great quality and selection, you could not starve in this hotel. Breakfast was just as big selection as there was for lunch and dinner... The seawater was hotter than bath water , as someone else had mentioned earlier on reviews. I was shocked to actually find this true, it was over 38 degrees when we were there, and the outside temperature was over 44 degrees. The room in the hotel we had was Deluxe sea view, and well you couldn't get a better room. The view was to die for. There was a new hotel being built next door, but we were pleasantly surprised that we could not hear anything even on the beach, we expected to hear cement mixers, loud radios, jcbs, similar to what you find in europe, but nothing, this new hotel is sister to the Meridien, so it will be good to see what it is like finished, and hopefully it will be the same service as this one. The only down side was the waiter service in the restaurant Waves, they were a bit OTT, you'd just taken a sip out of your glass of water, and they would top up your glass again, then when you went to the buffet for food, by the time you came back your napkin was folded again, and your table was neat again. They were around like vultures, but at the back of the restaurant it wasn't too bad, so I recommend you go back there... But it was just the way they were trained, and it was better than some hotels we have been into when you have to shout to the waiter to remove your dirty plates etc... We hired a chauffeur company who was recommended to us by a colleague, and they act like a taxi and tour operator, they were great, and cost effective. We also went to the Desert Safari, this was the best night we had had on safaris, it was scary to start with, as the jeeps slide down the sand on the desert, side ways, and up over the dunes etc, it was fun. Then you stop at the site, and have a BBQ, and belly dancers, you could have a Henna tattoo, but beware it is a dark one, and marks your clothing, and takes ages to come off, we were told it takes 7 days to fade, this is not the case.... my partner got one, and it is still dark and there,,, he got a scorpio, as they only have a small amount of designs... Apart from that the shops we went to in the Emarates Mall, is the same you would find home, except it was more expensive than UK prices, my fav shop is Next and I was expecting to find different styles in the shop there, but it was exactly the same as home, except it was around Â£5-10 more.. The ski slope is worth seeing but you can only view from the glass in the mall, if you want to go in, you have to ski or snowboard. It looked cold and you got loads of clothes to wear from them. Still worth seeing. All in the holiday was excellent and we are planning to go back again to the same hotel and use the same chauffeur company, we will just be prepared for the waiter service !! ps. I even met my mothers friend in the hotel and she had been going there for over 9 years and loves it, so it must be doing something right as she always complains !! Hope you all enjoy going there, and have fun."
- Travel date: 19th July 2007
Nice place to stay
"Nice older hotel for dubai soon to be replaced by a new development so it will be a building site surrounded by building sites. Good service, clean, great beach and of course abundance of great food. Bit far out of town"
- Travel date: 10th December 2006
"Since I've read so many helpful reviews on this website, I thought I should contribute myself and help those who are looking for a hotel in Dubai. We stayed there for ten days, and almost everything was great. The rooms are new and all have sea view and all the amenities for a superior hotel. Service is excellent; we only had one small problem with the room allocation- even though we specified in the booking that we wanted a king-size bed, for the first 3 nights we stayed in one with a queen and a single. The staff at the reception were fairly accommodating(Ulrike) and changed our room but only after explaining politely that, if the hotel is booked they assign the rooms that are available, which would have not been a problem if they had explained that when we checked in. But, apart from that, all the rest off the staff were very polite and helpful and made our stay very comfortable. I would strongly recommend this hotel, due to its great location (walking distance to Dubai Marina, where you have cafes and restaurants) beach and service. There is building going on next to the hotel, but we didn't hear anything not while we stayed at the 1st and after, at the 4th floor."
- Travel date: 6th December 2006
"Stayed in Nov 06 for 8 nights on HB basis with husband and toddler. Had a delux sea room which is a joke as view is more of marina, buildings on site, buildings on Palm and the sea/beach is the last thing you see. food and restaurant staff very good but everything else very disapointing. Not advised prior to stay that there was a speedboat competition and had to leave the beach/garden area for 3 days as noise unbearable, even in room all you could hear was boats and helicopters. Reception/Guest relations made no apology just said it was a big event. On each of the nights the event was on there was live music which was fine at 8.00pm but by 12.00am was extremely annoying as was very loud. On the last night I called and went to reception as it was so bad. On most nights the hotel seemed to be hosting one function or another and I got the impression the hotel guests were low priority. The building work certainly does affect the hotel, you awake each morning to hammers and drills. On a couple of nights I even was woke by the work at 3am. The building of a new hotel is right by the childrens area which makes a noisy environment. Also at other places around the resort there is buidling work, a pool by the gym, renovations to a restaurant etc. This is the last hotel to go to for a relaxing peaceful stay, came home for peace. would most definitely not reccommend. Stayed at the Royal Merdien in May which was ten times better than this, avoid this hotel if can."
- Travel date: 3rd December 2006
Nice hotel on a building site
"We stayed for 10 nights in September 06 and were very happy with our choice of hotel, not so happy about the location. The whole Jumeirah area is a building site! There is building work going on to the front, back and both sides of the hotel, and the sea view is now a lagoon view as the palm island is being built a few hundred yards off shore. But the hotel is really nice, ver y clean and excellent service. Good choice of restaurants, from the chic (Tangs, expensive but good) to the boozer where the local ex pats congregate at the weekend. I'd go again but be warned, if building noises upset you you're not going to like it."
- Travel date: 29th September 2006
The Mina Seyahi is of the quality that D...
"The Mina Seyahi is of the quality that Dubai is known for, it is a deceptive hotel from the outside, but inside is elegant and bright .The staff are very helpful and willing to please. There are all modern convenience inside from gym, internet access, cash machines, shops and more the rooms are excellent and of a very high quality as is all the building. Outside you have wonderful gardens and a great pool with bar. The gardens are over an area larger than I have ever seen before ,they have golf buggies to run you around ... The eight or so restaurants are again of the highest quality with a selection of food to die for (especially the sweet section ). I would recommend this hotel to anyone wishing to have the best of both worlds day or night as you can relax in the quieter bars and restaurants or liven up in a bar situated near the marina where the local Europeans seem to visit (and it continues late) The beach is large and directly behind the pool area with lots of sunbeds thatâs if you can drag yourself away from the gardens and pool ,the sea is nice and warm . This hotel has building work nearby but to be honest you are not really aware of it on the beach side and only the odd bang makes you look up ...All the main Hotels that hit the headlines i.e. Jumeirah beach , Burj al Arab are only a taxi ride away as are the souks etc Bye the way ITS HOT All in all an excellent hotel and holiday location and there is an all inclusive option which is worthwhile "
- Travel date: 22nd September 2006
"Nice Hotel, small and was very quiet when we visited. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Upon checking in after flying all night we did have to wait for about an hour for our room, which was a bit inconvienient considering the hotel was not at all full. Swimminng pool area is great, plently of sunbeds and large infinity pool. This leads onto the beach which is very clean and again has plently of sunbeds. Staff are all extremely friendly. Did not have any complaints with food, and was above average. Tang and Bussola are excellent. My only complaint about this hotel is that we stayed on an 'all inclusive' basis, and the hotel seem to not want you to stay on this basis... we had to sign a receipt and give our room number every single time we ate or drank ANYTHING! which becomes incredibly tiresome.... i have stayed at all inclusive resorts all over the world and have always been given wristbands to show you are fully inclusibe, which would of been far easier. Also, you can only have certain drinks and certain food off of the menus, and it is very confusing as to what you can and can't have!!! The staff also do not seem very clear on this!! Overall this still worked out better value for money at roughly Â£45 per person per day. Considering a bottle of wine with dinner can be Â£25"
- Travel date: 12th September 2006
Great for Families
"We visited the Mina for the first time in 3 years, 13 - 21st August. Despite the work going on - particularly near the children's pool, we enjoyed another fantastic stay, our 5th stay in this hotel. The appeal of this hotel to us has always been it's size as it is a small and cosier hotel than many in Dubai. The staff have always been friendly and tolerant of small children. This visit was no different, with the exception of a couple of members of staff in the lobby lounge! However, I think the hotel need to look at the club service they offer as, in comparison with others in Dubai, in does not offer much! Indeed if you are travelling with children the club lounge is not available to you in the evening, which is understandable, but you are given 'vouchers' to use in the lobby lounge, which are greeted with distain by staff members and incredibly low level of service, not received anywhere else in the hotel. The whole concept of 'voucher's' was unacceptable to us, and to other families we met who had opted for the club option. In all a great holiday and we will stay again at the Mina. The food is outstanding, altho we obviously missed the point when dining at the over priced 'Tang' restaurant - apparently we were'nt looking 'outside the box'!"
- Travel date: 3rd September 2006
"This hotel was great - as soon as we arrived at the airport the transport was waiting for us. We were given cold drinks in the taxi + upon check in which was a nice touch. We had a deluxe sea view room + it was great. Yes you can see the Palm but I didn't hear any noise even though there was an extension to the hotel being built. The food at the hotel was great - we had breakfast there every day + there was so much to choose from. We also had room service, at on the beach + at Horizons pool bar + all of it was great. The rooms were spotless + cleaned every day with towels being changed twice a day. I have been to Dubai many times + stayed in Le Royal Meridien, Mina Salam, Hatta Fort, Avari + a few more so I know what standards to expect. This hotel did not disappoint + I would highly recommend."
- Travel date: 31st July 2006
Top traveller tips for Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
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Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina is also called
- Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort
- le meridien dubai
- le meridien mina seyahi