Almost a month overdue review about this amazing staycation place from an outlying district of Dubai. Out of all the hotels that I have stayed at, this probably beats all including Melia, which was a favorite place of mine. I believe I need not to introduce more about Movenpick Hotels and Resorts because we all know that it is an international hotel chain which originated from Switzerland. Now, I will be doing a Movenpick review.
The stay I had was obviously with my husband booked for two nights, via of course Trivago that let’s us find and compare hotel rates from different Online Travel Agents. This time, the course brought me to Amoma.com. Movenpick The Square is located in the suburb near Al Mamzar beach and across posh residential houses.
If you want to have a quiet and relaxed kind of travel or staycation in Dubai, this is the place to be. It’s not the kind of hotel where you feel luxurious, although I must say that everything is as per their standards. Nevertheless, It is the type that makes you feel at home while knowing that you’re not.
We’ve checked-in pretty late since I got out late from work. The staff was the most accommodating I have ever encountered here in Dubai, the receptionist even upgraded our room to a one bedroom suite. The lobby wasn’t grand in fact it is simple, clean and well lit. It is also where their main restaurant and business center is located.
The hotel is accessible to supermarket (Spinneys) and pharmacy which is just at the backside of the hotel and most importantly, it’s a few minutes shy to the beach. Since we were upgraded to a suite room we opted to buy our groceries and cook instead of dining with them.
The room was well equipped with all kitchen utensils. From pans, chopping board, plates, wine glasses… everything is well provided.
The room has the right amount of space for everything. Two washrooms, a big kitchen area as well as a huge living area and bedroom. The thing that I liked most during my stay is the cleanliness of the bathroom. If you’re an OC kind of traveler, well I would suggest you to stay here.
Another thing that made me fell in love with the place is the outdoor rooftop area. It wasn’t big and grand but it was a burst of serene nature. The pool was not crowded and well cleaned and there’s even a gazebo where you can sip your morning coffee or a peaceful dinner date together with the plants and trees.
(husband was sleepy because I forced him to wake up early for a morning swim)
Overall, I would rate the whole experience as all five in terms of rooms, cleanliness, amenities and service. Location is something debatable for it’s really far from downtown, but for a complete relaxing stay I’d still give it a five!