Vida Downtown Dubai

Vida Downtown Dubai
Vida Downtown Dubai
Vida Downtown Dubai
Vida Downtown Dubai
Entrance to our Deluxe room at Vida Downtown Dubai
Our Deluxe room at Vida Downtown Dubai

Vida Downtown Dubai hotel should be a familiar sight for those who often have the habit to laze around Downtown Dubai especially during the weekends . I’ve visited this boutique hotel several times to experience their contemporary restaurants with different concepts and cuisines. This time I am staying at Vida Downtown Dubai Hotel. A stylish hotel located in the prime fashionable urban heart of new Dubai.

Entrance to Vida Downtown Dubai
Entrance to Vida Downtown Dubai
Vida Downtown Dubai - Interiors
Vida Downtown Dubai – Interiors
Vida Downtown Dubai hallway
Vida Downtown Dubai hallway
Vida Downtown Dubai - interior design
Vida Downtown Dubai – interior design

The modern luxury interiors of Vida is very inviting. Simple but elegant, youthful and warm. Vida inspires and promotes art and creativity. One of the first things you notice when you enter Vida Downtown Dubai hotel is the unique floating structure in space hanging from their high ceiling lobby. This was designed by a famous Japanese artist created by using simple materials and an interesting process which gives it a unique view to visitors unlike they’ve seen before.

Business Lobby - Vida Downtown Dubai
Business Lobby – Vida Downtown Dubai
Business Lobby with latest 27 inch Imacs - Vida Downtown Dubai
Business Lobby with latest 27 inch Imacs – Vida Downtown Dubai

After the decor, the next thing that will catch your attention is the line up of those beautiful 27 inch premium imacs stretched across their business lounge. Clearly showing that Vida Hotel wants to offer the best experience in the connected world for their visitors. Vida Business lounge is designed keeping in mind the young  entrepreneurs and business men of today. Business lounge includes all the other services like faxing, scanning, printing etc.

Deluxe Room - interiors
Deluxe Room – interiors
Deluxe Room - interiors
Deluxe Room – interiors
King size bed - Deluxe room - Vida Downtown Dubai
King size bed – Deluxe room – Vida Downtown Dubai

We stayed in the smallest room available at Vida hotel which was a 32m² deluxe room. The interiors has been minimalist and efficient. With a little touch of Arabic, it reflects Modern Dubai which is an expected theme from a hotel located in the heart of Downtown Dubai. The color contrast is pure and elegant.

An open plan bathroom
An open plan bathroom
An open plan bathroom
An open plan bathroom
Bathroom Amenities
Bathroom Amenities

They’ve got a cozy bath experience, You can lay in the open bathtub while still not being disconnected from your room. Just perfect for honeymoon couples.  They have a closed shower room separately. The bathroom doors are made from matt glass which limits your privacy and a little awkward if you have guests in your room.

Complimentary chocolates found in our room at Vida Downtown Dubai
Complimentary chocolates found in our room at Vida Downtown Dubai
Complimentary welcome treat found in our room at Vida Downtown Dubai
Complimentary welcome treat found in our room at Vida Downtown Dubai

The entry to our room was made special as soon as we found sweet treats and a unique VIDA table calendar found on our table. The Vida table calendar is now proudly showcased on my office table. The sweet treats were brownies, berries and meringue standing on black and white chocolate chips. Just the perfect treat to begin with. We also found cute chocolate boxes on our bed which contained thin square shaped pieces of dark chocolate.

42-inch flat screen IPTV (Internet Protocol TV)
42-inch flat screen IPTV (Internet Protocol TV)
connectors for your devices available in the room at Vida Downtown Dubai
connectors for your devices available in the room at Vida Downtown Dubai
Wireless telephone in our Deluxe room at Vida Downtown Dubai
Wireless telephone in our Deluxe room at Vida Downtown Dubai

The hotel is fairly new hence the connectivity part is taken care well. They have all the latest ports and interfaces for your devices. So there isn’t any issue when it comes to charging your devices. They offer you a cord phone on your working desk and a wireless phone next to your bed. Love the phones, they just feel great in your hands.

view of Downtown Dubai from the windows of our Deluxe room at Vida Downtown Dubai
view of Downtown Dubai from the windows of our Deluxe room at Vida Downtown Dubai
view of Downtown Dubai from the windows of our Deluxe room at Vida Downtown Dubai
view of Downtown Dubai from the windows of our Deluxe room at Vida Downtown Dubai
view of Downtown Dubai from the windows of our Deluxe room at Vida Downtown Dubai
view of Downtown Dubai from the windows of our Deluxe room at Vida Downtown Dubai
complimentary Trolley Bus service available next to Vida Downtown Dubai
complimentary Trolley Bus service available next to Vida Downtown Dubai

We were lucky to get a room situated in the corner side of the building which had 3 windows giving us a broader view of the streets of Downtown Dubai. It was also from here we noticed the Trolley bus service at Downtown Dubai. There was one stop just in front of Vida hotel where you could get in and reach close by locations such as the The Address hotel, Souq Al Bahar, Dubai Mall, Dancing fountain. We were on top of the roofless Trolley bus which was a tourist experience and the best part the trolley bus service is FREE.

Kids playing ANGRY BIRDS on 42-inch flat screen IPTV
Kids playing ANGRY BIRDS on 42-inch flat screen IPTV
Vida Downtown - 42-inch flat screen IPTV remote
Vida Downtown – 42-inch flat screen IPTV remote

The media entertainment is very well taken care by their 42 inch flat screen internet television. There is an electronic host within the television that will guide you in using this new gen interactive television. Besides watching media entertainment, you can also view restaurant menu, place orders, request for other hotel services and play games. The remote acts like a wii remote and you can play games such as angry birds etc which is controlled by the motion of your remote.

3in1 dining restaurant at Vida Downtown Dubai
3in1 dining restaurant at Vida Downtown Dubai
3in1 dining restaurant at Vida Downtown Dubai
3in1 dining restaurant at Vida Downtown Dubai
Xbox fun at 3in1 restaurant - Vida Downtown Dubai
Xbox fun at 3in1 restaurant – Vida Downtown Dubai

We spent our dinner at 3in1 restaurant which is the heart and soul restaurant of Vida Downtown Dubai hotel. The interiors make you feel at home. They also have a dedicated space for Xbox gaming for kids so we had a peaceful dinner while the kids enjoyed playing Xbox games.

Mocktails - dhs 42
Mocktails – dhs 42
Mezzeh by Half Meter - dhs 92 - selection of hot and cold Mezzeh
Mezzeh by Half Meter – dhs 92 – selection of hot and cold Mezzeh

I was in complete love with their mocktails. They were beautiful in color and outstanding in taste. If you are here at 3in1 you better try one of their mocktails. Following are their mocktails below:

  • Caiberrynha: strawberries, raspberries and blackberries shaken with fresh lime and cranberry.
  • Deep Blue: Green apple juice mixed with blue curacao and homemade rose syrup.
  • Passion-in-between: Fresh passion fruit blended with sweet and sour mix, topped up with soda fizz.

When it comes to selecting hot and cold Mezzeh it’s difficult to just settle with one or two of them. Luckily there is an option in the menu to select  Mezzeh platter by a meter(12 pieces) or half meter(6 pieces) which also comes cheaper in price. Try more for less. The tantalizing chicken livers and spring rolls where the memorable ones from the 6 we had.

Grilled Beef Tenderloin - dhs 189
Grilled Beef Tenderloin – dhs 189
Mixed Grill - Dhs 192
Mixed Grill – Dhs 192

From the mains we had the juicy king sized US steak along with luscious mashed potatoes. The lamb chops and meats were simply mouth watering from the mixed grill plate. Although the oriental rice that came along the mixed grill was not very much to my liking.

Hot Chocolate pudding with vanilla ice cream - dhs 45
Hot Chocolate pudding with vanilla ice cream – dhs 45
Cheese Kunafa - dhs 37
Cheese Kunafa – dhs 37
Vida Tiramisu - dhs 35
Vida Tiramisu – dhs 35

The hot chocolate pudding along with it’s cold ice cream and the cheese kunafa stole the show from the dessert section and were irresistible once you start them. The Vida Tiramisu was one of a kind Tiramisu, a modified version of the original Tiramisu. Most noticeable content would be date cake, figs, jalab syrup along with the espresso and marscaponne. The content is much more rich but I would still stick with the original Tiramisu.

outdoor swimming pool - Vida Downtown Dubai
outdoor swimming pool – Vida Downtown Dubai
Gym - Vida Downtown Dubai
Gym – Vida Downtown Dubai
Gym - Vida Downtown Dubai
Gym – Vida Downtown Dubai
Complimentary Bicycle ride at Vida Downtown Dubai
Complimentary Bicycle ride at Vida Downtown Dubai

Like most hotels in Dubai they offer swimming pool and gymansium facilities. But the swimming pool here is a grand setup with cabanas around it and you have the 3in1 restaurant to serve you all day while you are in the pool. Vida Downtown Dubai hotel also provides complimentary bicycle ride, quite handy if you would like to explore Downtown Dubai. I did take the bicycle out early morning for a quick ride. But taking this bicycle is like taking rent a car. There is a big form you need to read, fill and sign which kind of scares you a little. They should make it simple and inviting as just telling the room number and taking the bicycle out.

Cappuccino - A part of Dhs 125 breakfast buffet at 3in1 Vida Downtown
Cappuccino – A part of Dhs 125 breakfast buffet at 3in1 Vida Downtown
 Dhs 125 breakfast buffet at 3in1 - Vida Downtown
Dhs 125 breakfast buffet at 3in1 – Vida Downtown
The view during our breakfast at 3in1 Vida Downtown Dubai
The view during our breakfast at 3in1 Vida Downtown Dubai
Almond croissant and sausage rolls - Dhs 125 breakfast buffet at 3in1 - Vida Downtown
Almond croissant and sausage rolls – Dhs 125 breakfast buffet at 3in1 – Vida Downtown
 Dhs 125 breakfast buffet at 3in1 - Vida Downtown
Dhs 125 breakfast buffet at 3in1 – Vida Downtown
Different kinds of honey - Dhs 125 breakfast buffet at 3in1 - Vida Downtown
Different kinds of honey – Dhs 125 breakfast buffet at 3in1 – Vida Downtown
Dryfruits - Dhs 125 breakfast buffet at 3in1 - Vida Downtown
Dryfruits – Dhs 125 breakfast buffet at 3in1 – Vida Downtown
Fresh Fruits and juices - Dryfruits - Dhs 125 breakfast buffet at 3in1 - Vida Downtown
Fresh Fruits and juices – Dryfruits – Dhs 125 breakfast buffet at 3in1 – Vida Downtown
Fresh Fruits and juices - Dryfruits - Dhs 125 breakfast buffet at 3in1 - Vida Downtown
Fresh Fruits and juices – Dryfruits – Dhs 125 breakfast buffet at 3in1 – Vida Downtown
Electronic newspaper distributed on Apple ipads at 3in1 restaurant - Vida Downtown Dubai
Electronic newspaper distributed on Apple ipads at 3in1 restaurant – Vida Downtown Dubai

Then came the best part of our stay. The breakfast at 3in1 which is usually between 06:30am and 10:30am. A delicious spread of freshly baked breads, croissants, puffs, nuts, honey, dry fruits, cold mezzeh, healthier options and other ready made dishes, most importantly presented in style. Sitting outside the restaurant, facing the pool with a little breeze and the views of high rise buildings in Downtown Dubai was special. Newspapers come electronic. You can get to read them on ipads.

Mixed grain waffles with minted fresh berries, icing sugar and Canadian maple syrup
Mixed grain waffles with minted fresh berries, icing sugar and Canadian maple syrup
French toast - cinnaomon and raisin, vanilla cream sauce and canadian maple syrup
French toast – cinnaomon and raisin, vanilla cream sauce and canadian maple syrup
Egg benedict - poached eggs on a whole wheat biscuit with smoked turkey strips, creamed spinach topped with hollandaise sauce
Egg benedict – poached eggs on a whole wheat biscuit with smoked turkey strips, creamed spinach topped with hollandaise sauce

Besides the open buffet, on our table we found  a menu to order for breakfast. Whatever we ordered from this menu turned out to be GOLD. Be it the waffles, eggs benedicts, french toast they’ve all been a mesmerizing experience. These breakfast firstly come very attractive and the quality is also of the highest level. The French toasts and waffles are a must try here. I haven’t been as attracted to waffles as the ones found here. French Toast was one of the best I’ve had and dipping that thick bread into the candian dipper made it even more lip smacking good!

Vida Downtown Dubai
Vida Downtown Dubai
Main Entrance to Vida Downtown Dubai
Main Entrance to Vida Downtown Dubai

Feel the modern Dubai staying at Vida Downtown Dubai. Enjoy the modern and artistic feel throughout the hotel. Be just one step away from Dubai’s most important and attractive venues. Click here to know more about Vida Downtown Dubai. Click below to see pictures in full screen view:

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