I have read the news few months before the opening of ROVE hotels. There were a lot of advertisement popping out of social media. I’ve been eyeing for it for quite some time. I was already attracted and convinced to try and check in once it opens.
My partner and I randomly browsed Booking.com last Eid Al Adha holiday. It was a long weekend and we didn’t want to stay home. We wanted to be somewhere else to unwind and explore the city. ROVE it is! I searched for it quickly and I guess it was one of my lucky days because there was available room even after 5 in the afternoon. Booked! Viola!
Tip: You can book a hotel anywhere by clicking Booking.com. You’ll get 10% refund after your stay and we’ll get a US $15 cash reward too!
We arrived before 6 in the evening. Check in time was 4pm and check out at 2pm.
We entered the hotel lobby and we were already amazed with the place. The layout and designs are quirky and creative. You could really tell it is trendy due to its modern style and choice of colours.
Tip: Arrive in the place earlier than the check in time (4pm) so you can roam around and utilize the facilities. They have lockers available in the hotel for your belongings/luggages if you wish to go somewhere else with no hassle.
The receptionist who accommodated us was very polite and joyful. He gave us more excitement as he told us everything we need to know about Rove since it was our first time. He even booked a corner room on a higher floor for us. As we make our way to the room, we couldn’t keep our eyes off the surroundings. Everything was really amusing and funky. It gives us relaxed vibe. The room was simple, bright and pleasant. We loved the white paint dominating the walls of the room and bathroom. Very clean and neat room!Tip: We noticed there were no toiletries such as dental kit, shower cap, sanitary kit, shaving kit, etc. Shampoo and body soap were only provided. Bring some to save money.
One of our favorite spots in any hotel is the pool area. We had a couple of stopover before we reached the pool. First, the kids section at the ground floor where they seat on the bean bags while playing PS 4 and old school arcade pacman. Then we proceed to the recreational area called the “MEET” where we found place to play table tennis, darts, golf, and foosball. Inside that room you will find meeting/function rooms. It’s pretty cool to do business and games at the same time. You’ll have balance of serious and fun. 24 hours gym and laundromat can be found on the same floor. We weren’t able to take photos of the gym and the pool because we were in a hurry to swim as pool will be closed at 8pm.
Tip: When you get hungry, no problem! call for delivery at 24/7 convenience (Zoom Market) is available at the ground level or delivery from the nearby fast food/restaurants or get down to the Daily and try their menu and you will not be disappointed. Next morning came and it was time for a delicious breakfast, a buffet served at the Daily. We got to choose from variety of pastries, fruits, oats, cereals, smoothies, and other morning treats that you need. For the main dish, the waiter will ask you to choose from their breakfast menu which is different breakfast meal from different country/cuisine. We chose the English breakfast style called “The Full Rove” and you can even request how do you like your egg to be cooked. If you wish to eat more of their main dish, you can request from the waiters, they are nice and very attentive, same as well for other staff.
The only thing we haven’t tried in the hotel was their shuttle service to famous Dubai destinations. You can find the schedule of the trips near the reception with the place, date and time of departure.
The overall experience was amazing. We would greatly recommend it for tourists, group of friends, backpackers, families, and even businessmen. ROVE is definitely affordable and worth your time. Everyone will feel the relaxed and funky vibe of this hub. We will surely come back.
Tip: Desktops are available in the hotel if you are a business man, a student who needs to do research, or anyone who needs to access the internet and doesn’t want to carry a laptop. Free WiFi is also available anywhere in the hotel.
No place like #Rove!