Part of the same group as the City Seasons Hotel, the City Seasons Suites is larger and feels more impersonal. A quiet Emirati decor, the suites are rented to guests travelling in groups or as a family. Ideal for those looking to holiday in a serviced flat and left to their own devices; there is service here but it is not as personal as City Seasons Hotel. There is no luxury edge to this hotel and couples looking to spend a romantic long weekend in Dubai should look elsewhere. The clientele here tends to be international with a higher percentage of Emirati guests.
Located behind the City Centre Shopping Mall, this property is very close to Dubai Creek Golf and Yatch Club as well as the business district. It is just about five to ten minutes drive from the airport, and about a mile from Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (World Trade Centre).
The Suites is part of an Emirati chain, City Seasons Group, and has several hotels in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi and Muscat. In a street behind the Suites you will find the City Seasons Hotel, which has a better atmosphere for leisure travellers (see our hotel profile in the Dubai list for the hotel). The Suites does not serve alcoholic beverages. There is wireless internet access everywhere including in the suites. Underground parking is available for guests. There is also a small mosque nearby so be aware that the call to prayer is audible from the suites.
Open in 2004, the suites have been well maintained since. The interior is influenced by Middle-Eastern taste, so you'll find marble and gold, with traditional pattern wall hangings and soft furnishings. The building is all glass and aluminium like most buildings in the city and the interior is based on an atrium structure. The roof-top pool is pleasant but due to neighbouring buildings towering over the area, it is in shadow in the afternoons. There are also a sauna and steam rooms and massages can be organised upon guest request. There is also a good size and well-equipped gym. You do not see guests mingling together much; this seems to be a place where guests are left alone unless they have a particular request.
The hotel has 194 suites in total, split between executive, deluxe and City Seasons suites. All decorated in a similar décor, the main difference is in the size and facilities. The rooms are very simple, all in neutral tones with Arabic touches in the frames hanging on the walls for example. All suites have a fully-equipped kitchen with all the amenities provided. If in doubt about the facilities or if you have any special requirements, do enquire about this at the time of booking or with the suites directly as they will be happy to help. The rooms are equipped with all the expected mod-cons, including complimentary tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen televisions with a range of channels including a variety for English speakers, and prayer mats. All bathrooms have bath tubs and City Seasons own-brand toiletries.
As far as restaurants go, there isn't much variety. There is one restaurant serving a buffet of international cuisine at all meals. The area looks pleasant enough but is lacking in atmosphere.
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