We booked this hotel through top secret lastminute.com whilst on holiday and turned up at the hotel 5 minutes later. This resulted in 2 things: 1) we paid far less than your average guest and 2) the booking hadn't been processed when we arrived so were offered complementary drinks in the foyer.
Our room was lovely with a large bathroom, big bed, sofa and balcony facing the sea. We actually were given an upgrade when we arrived at the hotel which afforded us the sea view!!
There was some building work going on but it didn't disturb us having a lay in and let's face it where in Dubai is not still having building work going on!
Breakfast - well what can Ii say. Absolutely immense! Egg counter, bread counter, pancake counter, fish, full English, cereals, fruit, traditional Emirati....quality and choice were excellent.
The pool area was nice but could do with a very little TLC as some of the tiles had come off etc. But we did see after the pool was closed some repair work going on very subtlety which was pleasing. The beds around the pool were in very good condition and there was lots of choice of where to sit with a little garden area or poolside.
The outdoor bar was good although the service a little varied, sometimes having to wait for ages to be served and other times being served immediately. The food was average in terms of choice available and quality.
We did not eat in the restaurant but it seemed there was plenty of choice available.
As you'd expect, our room was serviced every day and bed turned down. When something in our room broke the staff were very quick in sorting it out and called our room to follow up with us that everything was ok later.
The hotel says it has access to a beach which is not private and simply means there is a walk way from the hotel pool, over the road to the street that leads to the beach.
The hotel gym is small but offers the basics of what you might need and was never busy when we used it.
The location is excellent if you're a couple or a family with lots of other hotels near by, a small super market and pharmacy, the beach, a few shops and cafes.
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Thank you very much for taking time to mention the very apt description of our hotel and services on TripAdvisor.
We are happy to know that you appreciated the complimentary upgrade to the sea view room and that you found the overall staff service to your satisfaction. Also we are glad to know that you enjoyed our breakfast which is a perfect start to any day!
We would also like to thank you for your feedback on the service and food variety on the pool bar and we have definitely worked on the same and I am sure that you will see the improvements the next time when you visit us.
Once again thank you very much for recommending us to the fellow travellers and we are really delighted to see that you have remembered us since your last stay in October 2012 and we look forward to welcome you back soon.
Horst Walther Jones
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