Staycation: Crowne Plaza, Dubai Festival City

Another staycation for the month of July. 😉 because my little one gets bored at home especially now when school is off but Mom and Dad still needs to go to office daily. ;-(

This time, we decided to stay somewhere only within Dubai because it’s just too tiring for a long drive when it’s this hot! Crowne Plaza, DFC is just about 15 mins drive from our home in Mirdif. That close! My little one was so happy when it took just few minutes to reach the hotel and was ecstatic when we reached the parking lot! 😉

Check-in was smooooth! It took a little while since I do not have my Emirates ID because I just renewed my visa annnnd I forgot to bring my original passport! jeez! But thanks to google drive, I have a copy saved on my phone so I just emailed it to the concierge.

We were upgraded to the next room category since I’m an IHG member and we’re celebrating a special event. I mentioned this when I made the booking online and the hotel did a great job!

IMG_8548There were fresh rose petals arranged on the bed, heart shaped and some extras. After taking a photo, my daughter immediately jumped to the bed and as you know it….had lots of fun throwing the petals all over the room! 😉 We gathered it afterwards and placed it in the bath tub for our shower after the swim.

The swimming pool is on the hotel’s 3rd floor and boy was there a loot of swimming pool. I think it’s 5 or more! Then I later realized that they share facilities with sister hotel, InterCon.

IMG_8578 IMG_8699The kiddie pool is really nice. I wasn’t really expecting this hotel to have nice facilities so it really surprised me when I saw it.

They also have Jacuzzi which is not tooo hot so kids tend to swim in there too. 😉

We came back to our room and found another sweet surprise from the hotel. 😉 The room facilities is also very good with complete amenities. I love the Elemis product especially the room IMG_8620

mist! I had to take it home! 🙂

Breakfast was ok, not much but enough. Being Asian though, I was looking for fried rice lol, which they do not have. So I settled with plenty of dimsums and fresh fruits. They have a wide spread of fresh juices which is a really good offer that I don’t find on other hotels.

Ohhh! This hotel is the first non-smoking hotel (I think) in their hotel chain. So I’m very pleased since I was very disappointed from our last staycation in AUH due to the smell of cigar.

The staff are really friendly and very helpful.

The hotel is very close (walking distance from inside InterCon) to the mall again! (shopping!) 😉 Summer means DSS – Dubai Summer Surprises so expect a loot of SALES upto 70% on almost all shops!

Wallet damage is not much as the rate is really affordable! Book through IHG website or www.booking.com to get good rates!

We will definitely come back here, maybe try InterCon next. 😉

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