Chelsea Gardens Hotel Apartments – Comfort Redefined
I stayed at Chelsea Gardens Hotel Apartments for a month when I was setting up my business in the Jebel Ali Free Zone. This was the most convenient place to stay, considering the fact that it was very close to the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA). Taking the Dubai Metro was the best way to get around and the Metro station was only a 10 minute walk from the Chelsea Gardens Hotel Apartments. Getting a taxi was also very easy and I never had to wait more than a few minutes for one.
The hotel staff were attentive to my needs and actually very helpful. Rachel, the receptionist, was extremely cooperative and hospitable; she made the check in process quick. The prices were very reasonable compared to other similar 4 star apartment hotels. This was pure value for money.
Coming down to the rooms, which were remarkably spacious and had all the amenities including a washer, dryer, refrigerator, cookware, microwave, and some nice modern furnishings. This made cooking and laundry quite simple and completely took the hassle out of doing laundry and finding a good restaurant to eat at. The room was not flashy by any means – decorated in neutral tones it was quite relaxing. The balcony overlooked the ‘Discovery Gardens’, which were aesthetically pleasing to view each morning.
The hotel had a variety of services and amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. There was free wi-fi access in all public areas of the hotel and access in the rooms for a minimal fee, exactly what I needed. Right across the street was the Geant hypermarket where I bought my daily groceries and they sold everything from pins to pianos. The ‘Ibn Battuta Mall’ with its historical charm and beautiful architecture was just a short walk away; I visited the mall almost every day, mainly for the food court which had a wide variety of restaurants and chains. I really loved the European and Asian cuisine served at the ‘Wharf’ restaurant which I tried on multiple occasions.
The delicious buffet breakfast (which, I might add, was included in the rate) was served hot and fresh every morning and the menu was different each day. The breakfast was enough that sometimes I even skipped lunch. The hotel had a 24 hour room service and the butlers were very quick in their response to any request.
The warm touch, convenient location, and affordable prices made it a great place to stay for an extended period. I have stayed at Chelsea Hotel Apartments on a number of occasions since then, and it has become my favorite each and every time, whether it is a business visit or a family trip to Dubai.