dont stay at the Dar Al Sondos Hotels Apartments by Le Meridien, and the Dar Al Sondos Suites by Le Meridien. i stayed there only once and it was the worst place i ever stayed at. i checked out around 2am and found another hotel. i thought it might be a good idea to have a small apartment with kitchen as it was a week stay in dubai and i sometimes get sick of hotel restaurants. however this was terribe, dirty bedsheets, broken toilet. no facilities in the hotel at all outside of your room, forget it.
the next time i was in dubai, i stayed at the Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai, which was great. looks a bit crap from the outside but very nice inside and they gave me a great room, with full brand new kitchen, washing machine etc etc, very very modern and nice and a great price. not the best area but ok if you need SPG