A home away from home
Last weekend I had a chance to stay at the newly opened Studio One hotel Dubai. During my stay as shared some photos on my Instagram, looking at how cozy and home-like it is, it was natural for so many of my friends to be asking about how my experience was staying there, So here is all the details with photos.
Let me start by saying, Studio one hotel is not like any other hotel or staycation spots in Dubai you have done before. What’s really special about this place is that it’s like a small town on its own. During your stay, anything you’ll need; from a beauty salon, laundry to gym to general everyday items, it’s all available within the property. So it’s just like you are at home with all facilities available just a few floors up or down.
Let me start with things I loved the most, found special (and different) about this place compared to other hotels
One of the most important key points for any hospitality business is how the staff interacts with the customer. As you walk in, very the first thing (except the cool interior) you’ll notice is the friendliness of the staff. Not uptight like other hotels, they actually seem to be liking their job which is why they’ll be friendly and welcoming. This creates a very positive impact on the guest, at least on me.
Kristina, one of the staff members, showed me around the hotel and the available facilities. The gym, launderette, the salon and 6 multi-cuisine restaurants, everything you can possibly need during your stay is just there
Talking about …
Studio one has a restaurant for every taste in Dubai. There are 6 restaurants, ranging from Italian, to Mexican to Indian cuisine.
El Chapo’s Tacos
Is for Tacos and Mexican food lovers. The vibe of this place is very lively with its colorful interior and beautiful outdoor seating. If you are an Instagrammer you’ll probably get busy taking photos in here as it’s a perfect Instagram spot too.
Offers Indian cuisine. They often invite guest DJs so the overall vibe is quite nice. It’s perfect for sundowners in Dubai (with its outdoor seating) as well as for the dinner indoors. The chef really knows their game and the staff is super friendly.
The best thing about it is it’s ambiance, very relaxing and chilled out, perfect for an evening out.
For food, I would highly recommend the fish and chips starters (so good). They serve a large variety of Indian dishes, if you are a meat lover, you will definitely love the tender meat dishes. If you fancy trying all different Indian curries, you must visit on Tuesday when they do the Currys’ night and what’s not to miss is the Wednesday’s ladies night.
The Irish Village
Has the outdoor seating and screens live matches. For next big match it’s a perfect outdoor spot to hang out with your friends.
Is the Italian lobby level restaurant. I’ve had a chance to try the breakfast there, which I absolutely loved. The ambience and interior of this place is soothing and specially in the morning light it’s just so beautiful there. They also have outdoor seating as the weather cools down it’s a perfect breakfast spot for your weekends.
Mr. Miyagi’s and The Maine
Are the other two famous restaurants there which you might be familiar with these as they have other branches around Dubai. It’s ideal though to make a reservation as by evenings they get pretty occupied. Both serve outdoor and indoor seating however you might want to consider sitting outdoors in during these good weather days.
The Rooms (most importantly)
I was lucky to have the apartment-type room. Much spacious and comes with basic kitchen. The living room is cozy and spacious and so is the bedroom.
They’ve designed it in more of a home-like manner rather than a corporate hotel-like interior design. The interior and setting gives you a very cozy feeling during your stay. Plenty of storage space by the way.
Like all other hotels Studio One hotel has all the facilities including pool, gym and so on. But what makes this staycation spot stand apart from others is the concept of being a small town on its own. They have in-house launderette on the 3rd floor where you can go do your laundry. Each floor as a “Take away” room with all basic supplies that you might require during your stay which means you don’t have to call and wait for room service anymore when you need those extra bottles of water, pillows, toiletries or dental kit, just walk to the “Take away” room. If you are there for a longer stay you can go to the beauty salon on the 1st floor to get pampered.
One of the first things that will standout to you on your visit is how well thought the interior is.
The overall concept is of a studio, based on which they have designed each and every detail, from the carpets to naming of the rooms and floors. It’s all gelled-in as a studio concept. Small accents and details further emphasize on the ‘studio’ concept and it adds up to the overall lively yet homely vibe of the place.
Bookings and occupancy
What I noticed during my stay was that the hotel was quite booked, possibly because they drop a lot of guest-friendly offers as well (hint: click here to check the hotel offers page when booking) which is why it’s ideal to book much prior to your stay. For bookings you can always visit their website (studioonehotel.com) for questions you know where to find me
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Cheers, and enjoy your stay!