As Dubai weather gets towards cooling down, it was a perfect time when Media One hotel invited me for a staycation this August. In all honesty for 5 years when I’ve experienced a number of hotels and resorts in Dubai, I still hadn’t tried Media One hotel. The only time I’d visited was during the FIFA Worldcup matches at Garden on 8. However, during this first visit there, I realized what a cool spot it is in the neighbourhood that I was missing out on.
Staff and hospitality
Once you arrive, the staff at the check-in counter is real friendly. They are known as the Media One’s GO-TO team that will assist you throughout your stay. Check-in was easy, quick and a welcoming experience.
The interior of the rooms is quite modern and chic. Most of the rooms are facing Dubai marina, the sunset view that you will fall in love with.
Depending on room type you are booking, a standard room is good for two but might feel a little tight if you are having lots of belongings during your trip or are traveling as more than 2 persons.
The bath at Media One follows a very minimalistic and modern design approach. With see-through glass walls, the bath is equipped with in-ceiling speakers which means you can watch and listen to your favorite TV show while you are bathing (try it).
This part got me! What I loved about Coco on Eight (or the pool area) was the cozy seating area, the sunbeds and cabanas (pure vacation-feels). The sunbeds for two are spacious, give you somewhat of a privacy. The pool is not over-crowded (even though it was a weekend) which means you can have your weekend chill-out time there. What I loved a lot was the mirrors behind the sunbeds where you can see the reflections of blue pool water. The bar/terrace by the pool offers some amazing cocktails and snacks for your stay there.
I am curious if they offer pool-only access for non-guests, I’d be happy to get that so I can experience some summer pool vibes here in the neighborhood even when I am not staying at the hotel
Food, Drinks & Nightlife
Media One offers a number of dining and nightlife options. QWERTY is one of my favorites there, that offers a wide range of dining options. Not just for your hotel stay, but also for a casual visit, it’s not a bad pick to go for your breakfast or for dinner (and not overpriced at all)
Besides that, the hotel offers couple of bars and nightlife venues, some of them being Q43, On42 and an Asian eatery called Mr. Miyagi’s
Overall it was an amazing experience, moreover it was over my birthday and the staff prepared a small surprise for me (which was super cute). Most probably I’m spending another weekend or so there again.
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