|Description||The Sofitel City Centre Hotel and Residence Dubai is an imposing concrete and glass building with Arabic style detailing and a rooftop pool, set in the centre of Dubai and adjacent to the Deira City Shopping Centre. The 318 guestrooms, over 11 floors, feature framed prints, stylish modern furnishings and muted decor. All include dial up and wireless Internet connections, satellite television, DVD players, direct dial phones with voicemail, climate control, complimentary bottled water, minibars and refrigerators. Bathrooms have bathrobes, slippers, telephones and designer toiletries. |
The hotel has several dining options: La Cite serves buffet style international food with an à la carte menu available and features regular themed nights; La Villa offers gourmet cuisine prepared at the table; The Martini features martinis galore accompanied by live piano music and a range of snacks, while El Café, located in the lobby, serves gourmet coffees and French chocolates. There is also a traditional pub with English cuisine, live music and sports on the giant screen, and a poolside bar. Guests can use the free airport shuttle, and ask staff at the concierge desk for help with booking excursions and sightseeing trips. The air conditioned public areas have wireless Internet connections (surcharge), and complimentary newspapers are on offer in the marbled lobby. The health club has fitness equipment, a sauna, and massage treatments, and guests can cool off in the outdoor rooftop pool, and compete on tennis and squash courts. Practical amenities include a hairdresser, a beauty salon, and a dry cleaning and ironing service. The hotel is close to many attractions; Dubai Museum and the Gold Souk are three kilometres away. Dubai International Airport is three kilometres from the hotel, an approximate driving time of five minutes.