Strategically situated on one of the city's most prestigious business hubs, Sheikh Zayed Road, Millennium Plaza Hotel Dubai is minutes away from Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai International Exhibition Centre, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall with a direct access to the Dubai Metro trains.
"well located hotel for business travel"
the Millennium Plaza, is a huge hotel, rooms are well appointed, but the air conditioning cannot be switched off and is rather cold, so if you like a cosy room, this is not the one for you. The staff are very friendly and helpful, but there is only one food outlet on the 5th Floor and it is quite hard to get there as the lifts are very busy, so it is not easy to move around. there is no cafe at the reception, so not really a place you can hand out in, but well located for the business travel, there is a metro station, literally as you leave the hotel, so convenient and a good range hotel
"not bad but, mixed feeling."
The hotel is a very tall building along Sheikh Zayed road, not so far from the famous Burj Khalifa. It is extremely conveniently located right in front of a metro station, within short walking distance to fast-foods and a supermarket. The entrance is quite unusual. As the metro entrance is taking a lot of space along SZR, there is no space for pickup / offloading. Therefore, what is usually the front entrance is really not obvious. CHECK-IN. The lobby is nice, even if it is supposed to be under renovation. Several stylish sofas allow your party to wait comfortably. There was only one staff when we arrived and we had to wait for 10 minutes. This can happen. What happened next is less acceptable. First, the receptionist talked very fast in an english with a strong expat accent. Spending the majority of my time in the UAE, I consider myself at ease with subcontinent or asian accent. But this time, I had to ask many times to repeat what the receptionist was saying. He is probably repeating the same things all day long, but, it's a hospitality business here : he should have understood that I had difficulties understanding and talk much slower. Quite rapidly, I stopped asking to repeat slowly, considering that what he was saying was the usual hotel narrative anyway. Then, non-smoking room was not available, though I called ahead to confirm my reservation. Not acceptable, but it was only for two nights anyway, so, I didn't insist. Finally, he gave us a non-smoking room saying "we upgraded you". As a seasoned traveler spending close to 100 nights per year in hotels, I expected nothing from salesmen formulas like these ("it's a very good choice", "it has the best view", etc), and my mood was broken anyway. The hallway at each floor is U-shaped, with the elevator at one end. If you happen to be on the other end (room 4 or 5), you'll have to walk longer. In our way, we found an unmanned vacuum cleaner ... which stayed there all night until 8h30 the next morning ... Anyway, once in the room at a lower floor (hotel occupies from 26F to 64F), we do what is the most important life-saving maneuver : connect to WiFi. As said before, WiFi is an extreme disappointment. 1/ it is charged. 20AED for 24H 2/ it is only for 2 devices concurrently. 3/ you have to logout manually. 4/ we had to find out by ourselves how to logout. Sorry Millenium, these WiFi issues are a big no-no. This said, the room itself was spacious (upgraded, hugh '). Be careful while inserting the card key once inside the room. The slot is very close to the DND/clean touch buttons. You can very easily activate one of them without noticing. (see photo) Our room was facing SZR in the lower floors, but we were not disturbed, as noise is filtered. The room is separated in two by a turnable 31in flat TV : bed area and living area. The furniture of the living area include two one-person sofa with a small table and a writing desk (1m50 x 60cm) with its chair. Most part of the room has a carpet floor. We found the bed a little soft, but still OK. BATHROOM The particularity of this bathroom is the wood panel shutters separating from the room. This is probably the response to the transparent bathroom trend of this last decade. When the shutters are open, there is nothing to separate from the room, not even a glass panel ... Quite unusual. Otherwise, the shower is the now-standard rainshower type. Shampoo and shower gel are a brand : "Marie Danielle made in Italy". Two issues with the bathroom : 1) there were what looked like tabacco burns inside the bath ... (how come '!') 2) no way to turn off the bathroom light. The touch switch outside the bathroom didn't work, nor did the switch next to the bed. We had to sleep with lights in our eyes piercing directly through the wooden shutters. Amenities include : > small fridge, but no drinks inside (''), though the usual coffee/tea set is here at no charge. > safe, which didn't work (error message when trying to set the passcode) and with buttons almost unreadable > iron board + iron, hair dryer, weight scale BREAKFAST at the 5th floor. That's another big disappointment. It's a huge noisy factory on weekends. First surprise : we have to put our signature on the client list. There may be some bad experience behind this measure, but, in this privacy sensitive world, we are no more accustomed to see our names at plain sight ... Second surprise : the room is U-shaped, and you are unlucky if you find a seat at the other end ... Third surprise : there is no ambiance & noticeable decoration at all. It's just a plain room. No theme, which is quite surprising as this is supposed to be a restaurant for lunch and dinner. Anyway, we found all the basic foods, including the omelet station with a long queue. Nothing particular to say therefore, except that bread offer is insufficient. POOL : Usually, pools in the UAE are confined at the rooftop. They are therefore rather small, with little space between long chairs. Here, the pool is on the parking building next door, accessible by bridge at 5F floor (same floor as restaurant) which brings you to the 8th floor of the parking building. It's a nice place with a large area to dine and have a drink. The infinity pool itself is suitable for relaxing (but not exercising). There's an outside Jacuzzi in one corner (not working while we visited), and a small toddlers paddling pool in the other corner (0,65m deep), surrounded by close to 30 long chairs, and watched by a life guard. Five external showers, but, strangely no changing room. HEALTH CLUB : It is located one floor below the pool. As the door was closed and the atmosphere was not really welcoming, we didn't go in. TO SUM UP. It's a quite a decent offer for a very affordable price, which probably explains the good reviews here. Nevertheless, I can't recommend it to business people, as the sum of glitches makes it not very acceptable, the first and not the least being the WiFi issue. We also tried Grand Millenium which was a little better. Not the same class though.
Stayed 2 nights at this hotel in the 50th floor. Beautiful view from room. location is excellent. Near everything. Staff very friendly and professional. Excellent hotel. Near Burj Khalifa and malls. beautiful view from rooftop pool.
"Very beautiful property with poor lift facility"
We stayed for 3 nights on 55th & 56th floor Nice view from room Thank you Rodel for alloting us rooms on higher floor Breakfast is good. Make your self mentally prepared add 10 mins in your schedule to come down or go up
Location is good. Near to everything . Facilities are excellent .all staff are very accommodating.always smiling . Everything is good .And for sure this hotel will be recommended to all my friends and colleagues.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM