Set in the heart of the prominent Emirates Hills in Dubai, the Address Montgomerie is a 5 star hotel accommodation with a huge area of 18-hole golf course. Thus, it is considered as a leading leisure destination in the Middle East for golf enthusiasts. After staying last weekend, we have proven how the luxury hotel can also be a perfect destination for leisure seekers and foodies.
Our ultimate relaxation includes staying in one of their contemporary room, getting pampered in the spa, swimming, indulging with delectable cuisines and trying out golf! It was our first time to try golf and I’m telling you, this activity is so fun and quite addicting! 🙂 Let us take to our stay experience at the property of The Address Hotels and Resorts – Address Montgomerie.
Being first time visitors of Emirates hills area, we were so surprised of its existence in Dubai. As you’d know, our second home is commonly known for its skyscrapers and modernity. I can’t believe that it took us seven years to discover a hidden gem where it’s not really far from the city center (30-40 minutes) yet very tranquil and peaceful.
We arrived late afternoon and we were greeted by a warm welcome from the staff. Even from the check-in alone, we were already being prepped up for the resort experience with cold towels and welcome drinks in hand.
The interiors had all the accessories of the luxury hotel brand. They have a lobby lounge complete with beautiful ceilings, a grand chandelier and circular chairs. It was sophisticated yet adding a dash of the Arab traditions by providing dates and Arabic tea. Check-in was swiftly done. The lovely Ms. Christine led us to our room, explained the room amenities and made sure we have everything we needed there.
Rooms and Suites
Here, there are only 21 boutique rooms but each has been craftily designed with rich fabrics and contemporary touches. Every room has either a view of the courtyard, the golf course or the Dubai Marina.
Entered the 44 sqm Premier Golf View Room, we were completely ecstatic with its contemporary design. Every corner displays elegance and luxury. From its dominant colors of classy black and white to the clear display of high end gears up to its smartly designed interior – I bet all guest stayed here felt absolutely relaxed. Modern amenities include an iPad docking station, Bluetooth music system, flat screen TVs, automated in room iPad service where you can make room and restaurant reservations, requests an in room dining, housekeeping or even tune in to your favorite station!
The welcome treat was impressively sweet with bowl of fruits, assorted chocolates, a handwritten note 🙂 Such gesture can start any stay experience in a good point. Fresh flowers placed in the table, in the bathroom or in the whole vicinity of the hotel are also impressive.
Our room includes a living area with a long sofa, a table and an additional one sitting chair. We also get a separate wardrobe and storage area with plenty of hangers. It seems that the walk-in closet was designed for long-stayers. Even the fridge and mini-bar was well-stocked with snacks and drink items as well as complimentary bottles of water. A Nespresso machine was also available in the kitchenette which we’ve only seen in the Address properties.
The bathroom is nothing short of impressive and is very spacious in the Premier room. It comes with a his and hers sink and a partitioned shower and toilet area. The roomy oval shaped tub made the husband (as usual!) very happy and enjoyed his alone time 🙂 Toiletries were from Lorenzo Villoresi from Florence.
And with the view from the private balcony that offers striking views of the Dubai Marina over the golf course and lake. The lush green surrounding was so beautiful and created a calming effect that made us felt more relax. Clearly, the room is smartly designed for relaxation and comfort of couples like us.
The hotel has four restaurant and lounges where we’ve gladly tried two. Dining here is all about tempting culinary delights and unforgettable experiences in a finely modern setting. Whether you’re looking for a healthy breakfast, a casual brunch, an afternoon tea, fine dining dinner or a fun drinking night out, they’ve got it covered at the Montgomerie. The creative and intricate skills of the Chefs, scrumptious food and the warm and attentive service made our dining experiences here extraordinary.
Breakfast is served at Monty’s, the hotel’s all day dining restaurant. Our first time staying in a hotel serving ala carte menu for breakfast, it was a breath of fresh air and surely it did not disappoint. The menu consist of Arabic and international options. From our favorite English breakfast, healthy and gluten free dishes up to kids variants, definitely there’s something that suits every taste buds in Monty’s.
While waiting for our food, we can’t help but admire how beautiful the ambiance is! Clear glass windows and ceilings, white table cloths, blue cups, comfy chairs and incredible views of the lake and lush green surroundings! Just WOW! It was definitely a relaxing atmosphere to have breakfast.
On the table are eggs benedicts, corned beef, English breakfast with turkey ham, French toast, pancakes and chicken noodle soup. Everything we’ve ordered as you can see in Jeremiah’s photos was beautifully presented and taste absolutely delicious! I just like the fact that we won’t overeat or tendency to waste food because we only have what we really want to eat unlike buffets that you have the urge to get more since it’s unlimited!
Now for Nineteen, the Italian restaurant and bar of the Address Montgomerie, we have to make a separate blog post for this awesome restaurant so we can share every little detail that we love about it! But just a hint of our amazing dining experience here, it made us time traveled to our lovely time in Italy! That’s how it greatly affected us! Stay tuned 🙂
To complement the fantastic ambiance in the room and dining areas, the facilities are just as plush. The property boasts of an outdoor pool, a spa, a fitness gym, an academy center for golf enthusiasts, golf store, kids area and the 18-hole golf course. We were certainly spoiled and pleased when they’ve let us experience to try golf and let Jeremiah drive the golf cart which he actually enjoyed more that he woke up early and leave me in our room sleeping. Haha!
Outdoor Pool and Fitness Gym
Surrounded by a beautiful view of the lake and endless green landscape and palm trees with the sounds of birds chirping, I can’t think of any more relaxing setting than this while taking a dip. There’s a dedicated kid’s pool area directly connected with the adult pool. Plenty of sun loungers and a pool bar are available at guest convenience.
The fitness gym which is quite spacious got all the latest training gears and equipment available for you to have a good workout.
The Golf Course
Guests staying in the hotel are entitled to a complimentary golf try out with the staff assistance. How cool is that? With Kuya Allan as our guide, we had one of the best times of our lives here, laughing and enjoying our first time golf try out 🙂 With an expansive area of 18 hole surrounded by a beautiful skyline of Dubai Marina and lush green landscape, I bet anyone who plays golf here really had a fun memorable experience.
Some facts we’ve learned with the knowledgeable and experienced Kuya Allan which actually worked in the hotel for a long 12 years. You can actually rent shoes if you forgot yours like me. I didn’t bother though since I just tried it for a few times. But Jeremiah did for many times so he can reach the goal 🙂 There’s an academy inside the hotel that lets you practice your golf skills. Another fact is that you can’t drive the cart in your speed liking since everything’s controlled and there’s a screen monitor in front of it which tells its location.
Any leisure experience won’t be complete if there’s no addition of a relaxing massage. So I would suggest you to include a spa treatment and choose from the wide range of options available here. Choosing from the list, I had the aromatherapy massage. Entering the spa, Joy welcomed me with a fresh cold towel and drinks. She then let me filled up a form for my contact details and asked which body part I would like to focus with.
She then assisted me downstairs to explain the facilities which made me felt thrilled because of its size! It’s so spacious and huge with plenty of shower areas, lockers, steam rooms and a small plunge pool. Complete with everything that you can think of – from towels, hair dryers, toiletries, lotions, Bioderma products such as face wash, toners, creams, etc. There are even magazines neatly arranged on side. I then know that it was the same facilities used by the golf club members.
Now with the main part, the aromatherapy massage – I could honestly say that it was the best I’ve had in Dubai so far. Ate Mary has such magical hands that made me fell asleep but I forced myself to wake up so I can really feel it! Haha. It was so relaxing and she’s a pro in hitting all my aches. I also like the fact that she’s silent if I’m not asking any question. Others would tend to talk unnecessarily.
After the therapeutic massage, I had my few minutes of alone time sipping my choice of tea and some nuts and dried fruits. Now, I can’t wait to go back!
Staff and Service
From the warm welcome as soon as we arrived up to leaving the place, we can’t help but adore how great the experience was! Not only for the luxurious facilities, fantastic room, beautiful views, delicious food and golf experience we had here but of the staff we met along! They were all professional, attentive and efficient. Some other hotels could also have all the plush facilities but lacking the true heart of any stay experience – the staff and its services. Glad to find a property like the Address Montgomerie where everything’s well-balanced 🙂
From Ibrahim and Christine at the reception, Chef Michello, Mr. Lorenzo, Grace, Mike from the Nineteen restaurant, Aaron, Vimu and Chef Sunaysi from Monty’s, Allan and Joel from the golf club, Mary and Joy from the spa and of course to Mr. Tim who found time to meet us. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience team! The pleasure is ours and we hope to visit you again in the future.
Being the first golf resort we’ve visited, the Address Montgomerie was indeed a refreshing place to us. It made us feel we’re not in the modern city for its beautiful environment. Our room with incredible views and luxurious facilities, scrumptious cuisines, the spa treatment, pool time and the golf experience are memories we want to keep for the rest of our lives. With its location in the Emirates Hills and half an hour from the city center, it is appropriate even for business travelers. So for those desiring a few days or even long to relax, it’s hard to go wrong with the Address Montgomerie.
The Address Montgomerie Details
*Thanks to the wonderful team of the Address Montgomerie for hosting us, opinions as always are our own.