With 321 rooms spread over its 36 floors, the Dusit is not a boutique hotel, and yet retains its intimacy through its hospitality. The rooms are on the 25th to the 35th floors and boast great views of the business district and thus the Burj Khalifa. Most floors are non-smoking.
The rooms are situated in galleries lining the lobby atrium. The rooms are of a fair size, and although the green carpets and curtains to match may seem dated and drab at first, subtle touches recall the simpler side of Thai taste, such as the pretty made-in-Thailand container for the bath salts, wooden blinds, and a triangular reading cushion. The best rooms are the corner rooms on the top floors offering sweeping views of the busy business district lining Sheikh Zayed road as well as the elegant Burj Khalifa tower that shoots up into the sky; the views will keep you mesmerized for hours from dawn till dusk. When night falls, even the horrendously busy flyovers crawling with cars have a certain beauty in them. It was a real pleasure to look out of the hotel windows as I think it was the only time we were blessed with cleaned glass! Being expensive and difficult to clean, most skyscrapers have beautiful views, but scrounge on cleaning their windows, which we found to be a real shame!
The best part of the rooms however, is the open plan bathroom which has a bath tub with (internal) windows that give out onto the room. All rooms have a separate shower cubicle and some of the most delightful smelling own-brand amenities, especially the bath/shower gel. Despite being just above the heaving traffic, rooms towards the top of the hotel are quiet.