Hotel Review: Staycation at Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai
Driving past unbuilt villas and streets lined with palm trees on the Pearl Jumeira island makes you feel as if you’re miles away from Dubai. However you’re only a 20 minute drive from the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa.
Pulling up to the resort, you’ll find parking on both sides so we decide to self park, although I’m sure there is a valet option.
The entrance to the hotel lobby is to the right of the main entrance. Through the glass doors open to a huge space containing a cafe lounge, a retail shop and the check-in desks. The roof above is a custom-made wooden art piece resembling a wave. The polished concrete floors helps to keep the lobby cool and the white theme creates a calm and peaceful ambiance.
The check-in process takes around 15 minutes before we have our room keys and head upstairs to change and un-pack.
Each room has a different view, either resort, beach view or towards the city where you can see downtown Dubai and the Burj Khalifa (take note for NYE plans).
The rooms are slick, with floating beds and slim line TV’s built into the walls. All of the room features can be controlled by remote control buttons. They even offer a turn-down service each night where they prepare your bed and change the light settings of the room. The pillows are plush and the beds are super comfortable to ensure you have a sound sleep, especially with the addition of blackout blinds.
In the evening we headed to Key West, the Carribean style restaurant and bar for dinner. Ensure if you’re using any discounts (eg. Emirates Platinum) that a reservation is made in advance.
In the evening, we had drinks and you can also have shisha outside at Soul Lounge.
Our Summer staycation cost us a mere 576AED for a double occupancy room including breakfast. The breakfast buffet selection wasn’t too extensive but it was great quality and is served at Cafe Nikki next to the hotel pool.
FYI you pay extra to use Nikki Beach Club for the day. We paid 1000AED for a beach bed which includes the amount back on F&B. It was the perfect place to watch the sunset.
Although it’s a little off the beaten track, we had a fabulous staycation at Nikki Beach Resort and Spa and would definitely stay there again.