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The Rove Downtown Dubai, A Wonderful Budget Hotel In Dubai

We have recently returned from our very first Dubai Family Holiday

Dubai is somewhere we have always wanted to visit and never got there. Its hard prioritising your travel wish list isn’t it? Sometimes you just don’t know where to travel next. Dubai has always been there hovering on the Christie travel wish list. And this year we made it at last and stayed at the Rove Downtown Dubai.

The Rove Hotel is unlike any hotel we have ever stayed at for so many reasons, we really did not know what to expect. But we had a great time exploring the hotel and its surroundings. It is a great affordable family hotel in Dubai.

The Rove Downtown Dubai, A Wonderful Budget Hotel In Dubai www.extraordianrychaos.com

The Rove Downtown Dubai, A Wonderful Budget Hotel In Dubai www.extraordinarychaos.com

The Rove Downtown Dubai, A Wonderful Budget Hotel In Dubai that is great for families www.extraordinarychaos.com

The Rove is not just a Budget hotel, it has style.

The Rove’s mission is to provide travel without borders and it most certainly does. The hotel has only been open a short time and seems to be a relatively new concept in the region. The Rove aims to take down the boundaries to travel such a budget and give more freedom and choice to travellers. Which is not only affordable but also stylish and cool which makes it a great place to stay.

The price does not mean a compromise on style. And whilst the Rove does not have a traditional lounge bar, it has a hotel mini-market located next to the lounge where you can grab a snack, salad soft drink or a coffee to enjoy in the lounge. Meaning you can eat relatively cheaply whilst on you travels by using the mini-market and attached Starbucks, they offer fantastic value for money.

And if you are travelling as a family booking 2 joining rooms will not break the bank, but gives you extra comfort and a much needed extra bathroom when traveling to Dubai with teens.

The Rove Downtown Dubai, A Wonderful Budget Hotel In Dubai that is great for families www.extraordinarychaos.com

The Rove Downtown Dubai, A Wonderful Budget Hotel In Dubai that is great for families www.extraordinarychaos.com

Style And Service At The Rove Downtown Dubai Hotel

From the minute you walk into the Rove you are struck but the funky cool but professional vibe. The team are ultra cool but ultra friendly and professional. Nothing is too much trouble, which makes the Rove such a great place to stay. The hotel has a contemporary style that links in with the heritage of the region, and is such, that you can’t take it all in. Every day you notice something new and different.

And for the kids there is a play station and iMac area for them to chill, it is situated in a super cool cargo hangar in the lounge. But as you can imagine it is popular so sometimes you have a wait a while for your turn.

Although the hotel may not be a 5 star hotel, the team has a 5 star attitude. The attention to detail is incredible, which ensures the Rove is immaculate. You could argue that this is quite a new hotel so should be?  But during our stay I witnessed paint work being washed down, plants being cleaned to keep the hotel looking perfect. And even the little things such as the perfume of the hotel, as soon as you walked in the doors and that gorgeous smell hits you, you felt like you were home.

The Rove Downtown Dubai, A Wonderful Budget Hotel In Dubai that is great for families www.extraordinarychaos.com

The Rove Downtown Dubai, A Wonderful Budget Hotel In Dubai that is great for families www.extraordinarychaos.com

The Rove Downtown Dubai, A Wonderful Budget Hotel In Dubai that is great for families www.extraordinarychaos.com

The Rove Downtown Dubai, A Wonderful Budget Hotel In Dubai that is great for families www.extraordinarychaos.com

The Rove Downtown Dubai, A Wonderful Budget Hotel In Dubai that is great for families www.extraordinarychaos.com

The Rooms At The Rove Hotel In Dubai

The rooms are stylish, modern and spotlessly clean with all amenities you want in a hotel room, a hairdryer, shower gel, lots of plug sockets and charging points. Flat screen TV, fridge and water refilled daily. The only thing missing was an iron. However the Rove has a full laundry, which is either self-service, or alternatively if you are too chilled to iron and do laundry you can pay and get it done for you. Thus you have everything you could need a for a family holiday.

The beds are super comfortable, in fact some mornings I could have happily had a long lie in, and the rooms were quiet which meant we slept so well during our stay. We had a Burj Khalifa view, which was fantastic at night, the boys loved sitting in bed watching the lights change colour.

The Rove Downtown Dubai, A Wonderful Budget Hotel In Dubai that is great for families www.extraordinarychaos.com

The Rove Downtown Dubai, A Wonderful Budget Hotel In Dubai that is great for families www.extraordinarychaos.com

The Rove Downtown Dubai, A Wonderful Budget Hotel In Dubai that is great for families www.extraordinarychaos.com

The Rove has a pool deck, which although not huge is perfect for cooling down in the hot Dubai sun. We never had any issues getting a sun-bed and there is a pool attendant at hand to move sun-beds around to ensure we sat together. There are also free towels available to use around the pool, and once or twice a day complimentary lemonade is served to cool you down.

Should you want a drink between these times, plan ahead and grab a drink from the mini-market or the vending machine which is not far from the pool.

The Rove Downtown Dubai, A Wonderful Budget Hotel In Dubai that is great for families www.extraordinarychaos.com

The Rove Downtown Dubai, A Wonderful Budget Hotel In Dubai that is great for families www.extraordinarychaos.com

 Food At The Rove

If you want to dine rather than eat from the supermarket the Daily Restaurant at the Rove is a fantastic market style restaurant, which offers a breakfast buffet with hot and cold options including made to order egg dishes such egg Benedict and omelet. At lunch and dinner you can order from a full menu. You can also order beer and wine to go with your meal. We ate several times in the daily and our food was always great. As was the friendly team, the service was great and it felt like a cool place to be.

The Rove Downtown Dubai, A Wonderful Budget Hotel In Dubai that is great for families www.extraordinarychaos.com

Location In Downtown Dubai

The location of the Rove is fantastic. When you first arrive it appears to be a bit out of it.  But on further investigation we found it was a 5-minute walk to the Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountains. The Downtown area is so cool, there is so much to see and do. There are also lots of dining options should you want a change. And it’s all right there on your doorstep. So if you want and affordable hotel near downtown Dubai The Rove is a great choice.

In Reflection

The Rove Describes itself as an affordable hotel in Dubai, a statement like that would usually make me run for the hills. However, I do believe the Rove undersells itself somewhat here. It is much more that an affordable hotel. It is a super cool, stylish, friendly, warm and professional hotel. And yes it may not have some of the features you would expect in a 5 star hotel. But it more that makes up for that in other areas. Thank you to all the team, we had a wonderful stay at the Rove. So yes staying here will allow you to enjoy a cheap holiday to Dubai but in a super cool environment.

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Joanne Addison

Saturday 5th of November 2016

I had also assumed that hotels in Dubai would have been expensive so this is a great find. Looking at your photos, I would have assumed it would have been 5* too. Thanks for sharing. #mondayescapes

SarahJChristie

Saturday 5th of November 2016

Thanks so much Joanne, it really is a wonderful option we loved it there x

Lauren The Helpful Hiker

Wednesday 2nd of November 2016

This hotel looks and sounds great. I always assumed that Dubai would be too expensive for us, so nice to know there are options and not just luxury hotels! It also good to hear that it's a family friendly destination. #mondayescapes

SarahJChristie

Saturday 5th of November 2016

Lauren it is the perfect family friendly hotel, we loved it x

Ruth

Tuesday 1st of November 2016

Wow! I love the concept of this hotel. All your photos looks fantastic. I have heard Dubai is not necessarily a budget friendly place when it comes or hotels. It is good to know there a place this nice in the city. I have been wanting to visit for a long time too. Like you said, it is so difficult where to go next. #MondayEscapes

SarahJChristie

Saturday 5th of November 2016

Ruth it is a fantastic hotel and so affordable, it is also a little quirky and unique yet spotless x

Elizabeth (Wander Mum)

Monday 31st of October 2016

Re-reading this for #mondayescapes - brill concept and I like that it's in a good location and toy hand no problem getting a sunbed.

SarahJChristie

Saturday 5th of November 2016

Elizabeth it is so fab, we really loved staying there x

theCuriousPixie

Monday 31st of October 2016

I'll be honest I've been to Dubai once (pre-kids) and wasn't blown away by the mega malls & hotels. It lacked real culture, which is what I love when abroad. I like the fact that The Rove isn't one one usual 5 star generic hotels. Standing out from the rest of the hotels for the right reasons i.e not trying to out bling each other. #mondayescapes

SarahJChristie

Saturday 5th of November 2016

Oh you are so right it is so unique, we loved staying there and the team were just incredible x

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