With weekends staycation taking its place in popular culture in recent years, if you are looking  for a luxurious space to enjoy well-appointed amenities and a location to suit all your shopping needs, i know just the space for you - Swissotel Dubai is your great escape. A hidden gem nestled in  Old Dubai, and just steps away from Al Ghurair mall and the souks, this is a haven  offering a luxury lifestyle experience for all guests. With its proximity to the souk and creek this space lends an opportunity to guests to explore the heart and soul of Dubai

Rooms: I had the pleasure of staying at the classic suites with my family. Situated on the club floor complimentary breakfast, business lounge, club lounge access with complimentary Afternoon tea and snacks were all part of the deal. What got my heart was the attention to detail in our room  with the welcome cake, personalized note and kids goodies that came with a personal touch. The room itself was significantly spacious than your usual hotel rooms with King bed, flat screen TV, spacious wardrobes and french windows offering a view of the buzzing old town.  The contemporary bathroom was separated into two sections with the toilet and bathtub equipped with amenities for all my vanity needs.  The lounge area in the room came with  stylish couches,  dining table, a dedicated restroom,  flat screen TV and extra bed for kids to lounge. 

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The Restaurants: Highly recommend LIWAN the all-day-dining restaurant for their Friday Brunch and breakfast. It is not your usual boozy brunch concept as the hotel does not promote serving alcohol, however the executive chef here is high on quality and flavors and it is reflected in his craft. The brunch which is served in a stunning high ceiling dining space featured an array of cuisines with an international flair. The breakfast was filled with traditional items, kids favorites such as waffles/pancakes and some asian inspired cuisine. What stood out was the outstanding service, which had my kids begging to stay longer to lounge and dine. There is also an al-fresco terrace dining option here.

SHAYAN the signature Lebanese and Persian restaurant is one of the best fine-dining Persian I have tried in the city. Every dish we ordered came packed with flavor and we enjoyed the private dining area in the restaurant. Highly recommend this space for anyone looking out for a good fine-dining Iranian experience. 

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The Amenities: Amenities at Swissotel include a stunning outdoor pool, tennis/squash courts, indoor steam, Jacuzzi , relaxing lounge and a well fitted gym. The spa needs a special mention as it is a sprawling and serene space with knowledgeable and highly skilled theraphists. Anna who is the supervisor of the spa carried out my desired treatment and I have not had anyone educating me more elaborately of the benefits and techniques used in my treatment. I would definitely return to enjoy the services at the spa here.

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Why we like it here:

• Staff is extremely friendly and genuinely interested in the well-being of every guest.

• Quality of food and restaurants in the hotels are impressive

• Clean, spacious and luxurious rooms.

• Brilliant spa with therapists that are highly skilled