We booked 2 rooms for our family at this hotel.
The staff are very friendly and the majority spoke english. On the first day I discovered that my european travel adaptor was not compatible, so I was unable to charge my phone. The young man at reception was kind enough to let me borrow his charger, which was very nice of him.
The breakfast is limited in selection but it is very tasty and after a week of it, we never got bored of it.
Kids made good use of the pool on the rooftop and the rooms were spacious. Although the hotel is rated as 3 star, I would probably class it more as a top end 3 star heading towards a 4 star.
The stay was reasonably comfortable and the air conditioning was a godsend.However, on 2 nights we got constant knocking noises all night, as if there were workmen working on our floor.
We had 2 rooms, one which faced the road (had no balcony) and the other facing the rear (which had the balcony). I would certainly recommend trying to get one at the back, as it is a little quieter
On the bad side of things, we did report the shower light had stopped working on day 3, no-one ever came to repair it, so we left it.
Overall, a good stay and certainly a hotel that represents excellent value for money and is pretty central. Carre Eden shopping mall is a 3 minute walk and has some good shops, including the Carrefore Supermarket. There is also a nice food court on the top floor of Carre Eden where there is a good selection of food and dessert places.
We tried Al Bahriya next to the hotel, which does some good fish platters. We read the reviews on tripadvisor and checked it out. I would probably rate it about 7/10. Also tried Winoos which was also next door. The food there I would say was also 7/10 but their Smoothies are definitely excellent.
The main square is about a 20 minute walk from the hotel and the best time to visit the square is after sunset.......it comes to life at night !!!!
The hotel has free wifi, although we found that most of the time you either couldn't connect to the internet or it was extremely slow.
Overall, a pleasant stay apart from a few minor issues. You can't really go wrong with this hotel
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