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This is: Indian Ocean 2012

Hotel 2

Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, Dubai

I knew from my previous visit to Dubai that this Sheraton enjoyed a superb location on the Deira side of Dubai Creek. Apart from offering wonderful views of the creek by day and night, the hotel was just steps away from the Baniyas waterbus station and a short walk from Union metro station. We were able to secure a cash+points deal that represented excellent value for money.

One of the best aspects of our stay was the hotel's attitude to status recognition. With Bruce being a Platinum member of the Starwood Preferred Guest programme, we were able to enjoy:
  • an upgrade to a Creek View room;
  • access to the Executive Lounge;
  • an exceptionally generous late check-out time of 8pm; and quite unexpectedly ...
  • complimentary car transfers from and to the airport!
The hotel had a fine selection of eateries, with an award-winning Indian restaurant, an Italian restaurant that also provided the breakfast service, a Japanese restaurant, an English pub and a general-purpose lobby café specialising in cakes and pastries. The Executive Lounge was a little overcrowded in the evenings and its windowless, ground-floor location seemed somewhat unfortunate in a building boasting some stunning creek views.

In: Sun 20 May 2012
Out: Tue 22 May 2012
Nights: 2
Room: 716 (Twin Club Creek View)

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