This hotel is located in the heart of the shopping district, near the Al Ghurair centre. The river can easily be reached on foot from here, while it is a 15-minute drive to the city centre and 20 minutes to the Dubai Museum.Renovated in 2005, this hotel comprises a total of 117 rooms, including two apartments, spread across eight floors. The lobby offers a 24- hour reception, a hotel safe, a currency exchange facility, a cloakroom and four lifts. Further facilities include a typical British pub, a club room with bar and music, a lobby lounge (which serves snacks), a café (food and snacks 24 hours a day), a selection of shops, a nightclub, and a restaurant with highchairs available for children. Guests may also take advantage of the public Internet connection, the room and laundry services, the medical assistance, the bicycle hire and storage room, the children's play area, and both parking spaces and a garage for those arriving by car.The rooms and apartments all come with an en suite bathroom with hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, satellite/ cable TV, a radio, and an Internet connection. In addition, a minibar/ fridge, an iron and ironing board, a double or king-size bed, carpeting, centrally regulated or individually adjustable air conditioning, a hire safe, and either a balcony or terrace are also provided in all accommodation units as standard. Some balconies overlook the street.There is a free, heated swimming pool with a children's area on the roof of the hotel, as well as a poolside snack bar and a sun terrace with sun loungers laid out ready for use. From the hotel, it is about 15 minutes by car to the Dubai Golf & Yacht Club.All meals are served in the Gondole restaurant, including an international breakfast buffet and an à la carte menu for lunch and dinner. An additional lunchtime buffet is also available.If arriving by bus: the hotel is located on Maktoum Street, the main road in the shopping area.