by Zac in Cool Travel on Thursday 18 April 2013

It’s all about colour at Dubai’s Hues Hotel, situated close to the airport and near to the old town in Dubai. The Hues Hotel offers a compelling boutique hotel experience in this large and remarkable city.

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On arrival, early in the morning, I was struck by the dominance of colour and artwork in the lobby. It’s not called ‘Hues’ for nothing. Colour is applied liberally and skilfully. The 103-bedroom hotel is beautifully executed. My room was a double and had plenty of room to unwind in after a long day touring Dubai.

The room was controlled by a state of the art integrated room panel. The bathroom featured a separate bath and an enormous rain shower; perfect to wash off the effects of my long-haul trip. First up I ventured to the rooftop pool, which features a great view over the coast and in the evening a bar.

Hotel staff at the Hues were polite and helpful and were happy to whisk you the short distance to the airport.

The Hues is close to both the waterfront and airport, with the city centre a short taxi or train ride away.

For those looking for an alternative to the large glossy hotels this city is known for the Hues Hotel is an ideal boutique hotel to see the other side of Dubai from.