Westin Mina Seyahi/Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, Dubai Beach The Arabian Gulf
The Westin and Le Meridien are two separate 5 star hotels situated next to each other on Jumeirah Beach. With the exception of the impressive gym at The Westin the facilities of the two are interchangeable. Westin is technically the more luxurious of the two as it is bigger with more elaborate facilities and slightly bigger rooms; however we actually really like the crisp design of the rooms at Le Meridien which were refurbished to a high standard in early 2013.
Both hotels provide a good option for families, the majority of rooms at the Westin have two double beds and can comfortably sleep 2 adults and 2 children, thus despite being a little pricey at certain times of the year you only need to pay for 1 room rather than two. Facilities for families are great too with a range of swimming pools and water sports as well as babysitting and kids club.
This is not to say that the hotels are not ideal for couples, they are both great for all people of all ages with superb spa facilities, excellent restaurants and the sandy beaches of the Arabian Gulf. The open kitchen at The Westin is outstanding with a range of fresh foods from all around the world prepared to an incredibly high standard.
Put simply Le Meridien and The Westin are great quality luxury beach hotels, the epitome of lavish Dubai indulgence.
Last visited and reviewed by Melissa Nicholas, Feb 2013
Ultimate - There are very few hotels we would describe as 'ultimate'. Hotels in this category must have absolutely everything anyone could want and really be aiming for the stars. These hotels generally go well above and beyond and they would always be at the very top end of the market. These are for clients looking for that extra special place.
Everything was fantastic. All the guides were really knowledgeable and helpful, passionate about their countries - they exceeded any expectations we had. We learnt loads about different cultures, religious beliefs and social constructions.