We’re still dreaming of days walking through Downtown Dubai, and a beautiful stay at the luxurious Address Fountain Views had us admiring the Burj Khalifa as though for the very first time. FACT checked in for a sophisticated weekend in the heart of the city.
When the Burj Khalifa is standing right outside your window, so close that you could almost touch it, that’s when you feel the real spirit of Dubai and its dedication to becoming bigger and better. Living in the city, we almost forget to take a moment to stop and admire our surroundings, especially passing the world’s tallest building every day. So, we took the opportunity to slow down and live in the now with a staycation at the ultra-chic Address Fountain Views.
The stylish hotel mixes minimalism and modernity with ease, resulting in elegant and sophisticated decor. Our check-in takes place a few levels above the valet and is swift and calm with front desk staff who emanate a genuine warmth and friendliness.
The hotel features 193 guest rooms and suites, and the interior features the typically elegant Address Hotels + Resorts design which offers an inviting atmosphere for vacationers and businesspersons alike. From the quality of the materials to the composition of the colour schemes, each of the rooms at Address Fountain Views has been designed with the utmost care and dedication.
With a leisurely walk through the warm and wide corridors, we step into our Deluxe Fountain View Room King, which is large and bright. Yet it’s the spacious private balcony with its stunning views that immediately captures our attention with its views over Burj Lake, the Dubai Fountains and the world’s tallest building!
Space is no issue here, and at 60sqm, the luxurious but understated room decked out in a neutral colour palette provides all of the facilities you could need for a very comfortable stay. There’s a lavish bedroom complete with a flat-screen TV, writing desk and floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the most spectacular views of Downtown Dubai and the elegant fountain show, which gets better and better as day turns to night. The bedroom with its super comfortable bed is a haven for a good night’s sleep, whether you’ve spent the day shopping at the nearby Dubai Mall or relaxing poolside,
We fully appreciate the automated in-room iPad service where we can control everything from the air conditioning temperature to the lighting levels and even the television! The high-speed internet is fast, and best of all is the luxurious bathroom with its deep tub and separate walk-in rainfall shower that feels like a sanctuary in itself.
Address Fountain Views is situated in one of the best locations in Dubai, especially if you are an out-of-town visitor. Conveniently situated in the heart of Downtown Dubai on the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Address Fountain Views offers the ideal base from which to explore Burj Khalifa, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, the Dubai Fountains and Souk Al Bahar. Best of all, the luxurious five-star address is directly connected to the world’s largest shopping mall via a series of walkways and bridges. Meaning you can shop until your drop or indulge in a plethora of dining destinations but be back inside the comfort of your hotel room within a few minutes. Now that’s convenience for you!
Aside from the wealth of attractions right on your doorstep, Address Fountain views have plenty of on-site facilities to ensure you get the most out of your stay. Address Hotels + Resorts have a reputation for striking swimming pools, with the world’s highest pool located at Address Beach Resort and the stunning sky deck at Address Sky View representing some of the best places in the city to take a dip. Address Fountain Views is no different and offers a long infinity pool flanked by cabanas that’s dwarfed by its sheer proximity to Burj Khalifa. The pool deck offers an adults-only pool for those preferring peace and quiet and also spaces for families. Keeping things family-friendly, the Qix Club with its shaded playground is a beautiful space for children, fully supervised and designed to educate and entertain.
When it comes to wellness, Address Fountain Views has you covered with The Spa, which offers a carefully curated selection of beauty and wellness treatments to leave you feeling invigorated, plus a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a yoga studio, and certified trainers.
Address Fountain Views is also home to The Cafe, a cosy space adjacent to the main lobby, The Patisserie, which serves coffee and cakes on the hotel’s lower level, and The Pool Lounge, offering beverages and light snacks poolside.
Within a short walk of the hotel are a plethora of dining destinations, including popular Turkish restaurant CZNBurak on the Boulevard, an acclaimed offering from Chef Reif Othman in Souk Al Bahar and upmarket Japanese food at 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant overlooking the Dubai Fountains. We find ourselves in Dubai Mall, where you can experience popular chains and home-grown concepts. We settle on the lively Mexican restaurant Tulum, for flavoursome tacos and views of the nightly fountain show, but the entertainment within the restaurant, which includes a live singer and saxophonist, had us well and truly enraptured and we stay much longer than expected.
Address Fountain Views strikes a balance between city sightseeing and offering a sanctuary for rest and recuperation. The main reason people will likely book a room here is for the fountain views for which the hotel is named, and these alone are well worth the room rate. For first-time visitors to Dubai, the location is perfect for sightseeing and shopping. Those looking for a staycation with a sense of style will love this Instagrammable hotel and its plush environment.
GO: Visit www.addresshotels.com for reservations and more information.