Which hotel is best if you need to choose between Le Meridien Mina Seyahi vs. Westin Mina Seyahi Dubai. Both hotels are almost next door to each other on the beach and ideal for families in Dubai. Le Meridien is bigger and closer to the Jumeirah Beach Walk while the Westin is nearer to the metro. So which should you choose? Which is best?
Below we have outlined both hotels in more detail, and we have also detailed the best Marriott Bonvoy hotel in Dubai separately. For now, we do a quick comparison.
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Which is cheaper? Le Meridien tends to be cheaper than the Westin Mina Seyahi Dubai. If price is your deciding factor, go for the cheapest as both hotels access the same facilities. That said, the price of the Westin does not seem to change, by season, as much as Le Meridien. So you son sometimes grab a bargain at the Westin, but rarely at Le Meridien, so it is always worth checking and comparing the rates.
Which is cheaper on points? Currently, Le Meridien is a category 5 property costing from 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per room per night. Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort is currently a category 7 property costing from 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per room per night. This makes Le Meridien much cheaper on point redemptions.
In terms of location, although they are pretty much next door to each other, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi is arguably in a slightly better location as there are a few things to do in and around Le Meridien, and you can walk to adjacent hotels and The Walk. The Westin just looks out onto the road at the back.
When comparing the Club Lounge of each of these hotels, we have already investigated the best club lounges in Dubai, at Le Meridien, you get an entirely separate club wing of the hotel which have access to the lounge for breakfast and dinner, etc. This probably gives Le Meridien the edge.
For sleep, the Westin Heavenly Bed has eased millions of guests into a deep, restful sleep. These beds are brilliant and will give you a great night’s sleep, so pick the Westin if you are an insomniac!
For rooms, the Westin rooms are larger vs. Le Meridien, but many standard rooms don’t have balconies which is a real disadvantage.
When comparing the amenities at the Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina vs. Le Meridien, the Westin stick to own brand amenities, which aren’t great. Le Meridien offers the superior Mailin and Goetz toiletries which are the best.
How about the best grounds and pools? The pools at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi are huge with plenty of sunbeds, surrounded by larger grounds than the Westin. The Westin pool is narrow and windy by comparison, although do bear in mind that you can use both pools and grounds, whichever hotel you choose to stay at.
Both are excellent hotels, and there’s not much between them. Le Meridien Mina Seyahi is marginally better in most respects but it is probably not worth paying a huge premium to stay here vs. Westin Mina Seyahi. Your best bet is usually to go for the cheapest hotel as they both have the same access to the same communal facilities.
1. Le Meridien Mina Seyahi
A great family choice in Dubai is Le Meridien Mina Seyahi and the Westin next door. You can earn and redeem Marriott Bonvoy points at these two hotels. They share facilities and the beach, but Le Meridien is cheaper.
The executive lounge here is a good size with lunch and dinner offerings that you could easily make a full meal of. You can also enjoy alcohol including champagne all day free of charge, not just during a set Happy Hour period.
This category 5 property currently costs from 35,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per room per night. If you are paying for your stay with points, it is wise to stay at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi, which gets access to all the facilities of the Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina in Dubai, which is a more expensive hotel to actually stay in.
2. Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina in Dubai
Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina in Dubai is made up of 5 pools, 11 restaurants and bars, a water-sports center, and a spa and is located on the Dubai Marina around half an hour from the airport. The look is “classic luxury” and if you are looking for a five-star Marriott Bonvoy property in Dubai, this hotel will not disappoint.
The gardens lead onto the beach, and the rooms look out over the bay, and the fact that it shares its facilities with the neighboring Le Meridien Mina Seyahi means that you will never run out of things to do.
Again, you can earn and redeem Marriott Bonvoy points at these two hotels. They share facilities and the beach, but Le Meridien is cheaper. The club lounge here is a good size with lunch and dinner offerings that you could easily make a full meal of. You can also enjoy alcohol including champagne all day free of charge, not just during a set Happy Hour period.
Both Le Meridien and the Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina in Dubai are great beachfront properties, and the staff are fantastic. Some rooms have a great view of Atlantis on The Palm.
This category 7 property currently costs from 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per room per night.
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