Grosvenor House Hotel is combined of two identical 45 storey buildings that stand before the Marina, it’s most well-known as the social destination of the upper-end side of Dubai and renowned for it’s restaurants and nightlife. Although not the most glamorous of Dubai’s hotels from the outside, the inside tells a whole different story.
On entry to the hotel you can see why Grosvenor House is five-star, with its high-polished floors, attention to detail and warm welcoming staff it’s one of the reasons Dubai does it better when it comes to big glamorous hotels. Complete with two luxury spa’s B/Attitude Spa and Retreat Spa & Health club along with a sun-soaked pool terrace, Dubai’s finest restaurants and nightlife hotspots, it’s not only the place to stay but the place to be.
The deluxe suites have a stylish contemporary decor leading out onto a huge balcony with panoramic views of the Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah. They are no fuss rooms with unbelievably comfortable queen size beds and full amenties to ensure you have with everything you need for a night’s stay. The bathrooms are what make the rooms extra special. Think ginormous bathtubs, marble workings and a gold polish finish. Its the ultimate in luxury and the perfect place to relax and unwind after a busy day in the city.
When it comes to sampling the finest food the UAE has to offer, you don’t need to leave the hotel. Between its two towers you have 14 bars and restaurants with many headed by international chefs – Gary Rhodes (Rhodes W1), and Vineet Bhatia (Indego). When we stayed we headed to the much talked about Toro Toro located in Tower 2 of Grosvenor house. It is the award-winning Latin American restaurant headed by Chef Richard Sandoval. The decor is sleek, dark and masculine, on entrance it could be mistaken for a nightclub with it’s red carpeted entrance, fire flamed lamps and grand reception desk. The food is exceptional, as is its drinks menu.
Grosvenor House | Al Sufouh Road, Dubai Marina | (04) 3998888