For my December business visit to Dubai I decided to book a hotel in Deira because of the vicinity of Dubai International Airport (I had an early departure flight and I didn’t want to risk getting stuck in a traffic jam). I have stayed in several hotels in Deira before and this time I wanted to try something new. I was looking for 1. convenient location, 2. at least 4-stars hotel for a reasonable price and 3. the rooms without carpets because of my ongoing allergies. Somewhere Hotel Apartment seemed to offer all that and a lot more.
Somewhere Hotel Apartment is a 5-star hotel offering spacious apartment suites in one of the best possible locations in Deira. It is located right next to the metro station and just across the street from City Centre Deira shopping mall. Taxi from the Airport will cost you around 30 AED and even less for a ride back (Dubai RTA charges a fixed fee with airport pick up and no fee for a drop off).
I booked an executive suite with 1 king bed and I got more space that I could ever need: 1 bedroom with TV and direct access to the bathroom, a spacious living room with sofas, TV, working table and a large balcony (sadly no access), a kitchenette with cooking equipment and an extra toilet… I don’t even know why 😊 The furniture is a bit oldish, but with a style. The bed was comfy with 4 different pillows (I found one that kept me asleep like a baby every single night, which is REALLY rare), the bathroom was spacious with some basic free toiletries (for a 5-star hotel I would expect slightly richer choice) and the Wi-Fi was running smoothly throughout my stay. Complimentary bottled water, tea and coffee were also provided and refilled every day.
Pool area on the first floor is quite small but with some nice sunbeds to rest. The hotel also offers fitness center and a cozy reception with sofas where you can wait for your taxi or have a discrete business meeting. I loved the breakfast area which is quite spacious and also offers some tables to sit outside. Food variety is 4-star but for the price you pay (only 35 AED) you will get more than you need.
Anda’s rate: 8.5 from 10
Bottom line: Somewhere Hotel Apartment is a very nice choice to stay in Dubai and I would have given it a 10/10 if the property was rated 4-stars. But with some small missing details (like bathroom toiletries, richer breakfast choice, access to the balcony which was unfortunately locked) it seems like the fifth star got lost. Somwehere 😊 Nevertheless I will definitely stay here again if the opportunity comes. The price I paid was more than worth it.