Friday, January 11, 2013

Living Abroad; Bed Hopping pt. 3 - Media One Hotel Dubai

Hey loves,

The time has come again for me to dish the dirt on my recent hotel stay; bed hopping. This time, I am airing the laundry of Media One Hotel Dubai. Media One Hotel is a hip and trendy 4 Star Hotel located near the Dubai Marina. The hotel is sleek and stylish with a wealth of amenities to accommodate the various guests. 

The facilities include: bedrooms, suites, an exercise room, business center, pool, sun deck, two restaurants, and two bars. Media One Hotel dubs itself as a stylish boutique hotel that caters to the hip, business savvy traveler. Its modern and sultry design is extremely engaging and stimulates a wanting to see more.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I spent one night at the Media One Hotel before my departure to Rome.  I hadn't ever flown out of Dubai's Airport so I didn't want to risk driving in from AD the morning of. Dubai's morning traffic is very troublesome and mimics cities like Atlanta and Washington, DC. Therefore, I just couldn't chance it.

Because of the construction and the roundabouts, I had a hard time finding the hotel. The Garmin GPS took me to a location in which "she" thought it was, but um, no ma'am, just a parking lot. After about 15 minutes of driving in a circle, I finally asked a random guard and he lead me to the hotel. The drive to the front of the hotel was odd and unclear, but that's how it is until construction is finished I assume.

As with most hotels in Dubai, valet parking is standard. The valet attendants were most courteous and helpful. They were gentle with my things and helped me to get everything inside. Check-in took a little longer than I desired because there was only one receptionist at the time. She tried to assist the luggage attendant with my check-in so I didn't have to wait so long. He did his best and I eventually made it upstairs. 

Who takes pictures in elevators? Me that's who!

These are the coolest elevators ever. I probably rode on them about 20 minutes. LOL

Media One Hotel has the hippest rooms that I have been in in a while. Though small, the room is attractive, with large windows, glass walls, an iPod docking station, queen bed, and a desk. At the entrance, there are large closets with ample storage. The second photo above was taken from the bathroom. The glass walls help the room to feel larger.

Most things about the Media One Hotel were fantastic. My complaints include; an additional charge for internet service and the horrible front desk receptionist that. I forgot her name but if I see her again, I will be sure to report specifics to management. Not only was her attitude curt towards me, she was pretty sassy with the assistant general manager while trying to solve the internet issue. She definitely needs additional training in proper tone and service with a smile.

One spoiled potato can sometimes ruin the pot; but not this time, I can't wait to book with Media One Hotel again.

Additional pics can be seen here.

Tags: "Media One Hotel" "hotels in Dubai" "travel" "4 star hotel dubai" "dubai marina"


That place is sexy. That is all. lol Sorry about your experience.

I stumbled across your blog some time ago and didn't bookmark it and then I found it again! Yay! Great blog and I've added it to my reader this time!

Wow, beautiful hotel. Sorry about the receptionist though. Some people know they can mess up an otherwise delightful experience.

this hotel is so lovely!!!
wanto to go to dubai!!

wow these pictures are amazing!

I love a fancy hotel. It makes the stay worth it. The pictures of the hotel look beautiful and the elevator looks fun! I would've pulled the camera out like you and had myself a photoshoot. LOL.

Overall, I'm glad your experience was a good one.

P.S. Nothing kills a mood worse than someone with poor customer service.

Miss Daja

I bet that you had a worse receptionis in rome, we are not that good in client assistance! Anyway i really like this hotel and those elevators are sooooo cool!

@Francesca Romana Capizzi I've heard that about customer service in Rome but everyone was fantastic. I would highly recommend Hotel Capo d' Africa. It was outstanding.

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How awesome! Love the decor....trendy and right up my alley, lol.

WOW! That hotel is stunningly gorgeous!!! Ah, I would love to stay there.

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