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Citymax Al Barsha
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Al Barsha Business District | behind Mall of Emirates, Dubai 337-1500, United Arab Emirates   |  
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Ranked #148 of 475 hotels in Dubai
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Stayed at citymax al barsha”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

well,its a good hotel for a short stay, all resturants and other local stores are nearby the hotel, the bar was excellent, & the room was equally comfortable...easy check in and check out, would definitely stay again..cheers!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Citymax H, General Manager at Citymax Al Barsha, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear SuhailSagheer,

Thank you for staying at Citymax Al Barsha and recommending us on tripadvisor.

We are looking forward to your next visit.

With kind regards,

Sven Drewitz
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Hotel Citymax Al Barsha is located in Al barsha Business district behind the mall of Emirates and is a good budget hotel with good clean rooms and good service. The rooms and bathrooms are very clean. The dubai metro is also close by and one can get ample public transportation options from here. Breakfast served is also good though choices are not much. Overall a very good budget hotel to stay in Dubai.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Citymax H, General Manager at Citymax Al Barsha, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear Sunitakat,

Thank you for selecting our hotel for your Dubai visit.
It was a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back again.

With kind regards,

Sven Drewitz
General Manager
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Shanghai China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I stayed her for 10 days. It was pretty good. room was clean, small but comfortable. Bed sheets were great! Air conditioning workied well but it was winter time so the weather is pretty cool anyway. I liked the little pool on the roof. it was packed on sunny days with bikini clad western girls. A nice plus for most. The biggest disapointment was ONLY one bottle of water on you get on your first day of arrival. I called and tried to get more water, but I guess two rooms at 10 days each is still not enough business for them to give you an extra 1 duram bottle of water in your room.

Both bars (sports and band bar) were fun and entertaining when arriving back late from a work day. Food was good and portions good size, but the menus is the same in both bars.

You are really just a short walk from the mall of emirates which is much fun for shopping and quick access to the metro system! Buy your water here too.

This is a great place to stay if you are on business and visiting Dubai and your destination/conference/expo is close to the metro line.

Breakfast is ok.. but nearly the same every day. Coffee was good!

Room Tip: stay away from the elevator
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Citymax H, General Manager at Citymax Al Barsha, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear ShanghaiCanuck,

Thank you for the detailed review following your recent stay at Citymax Al Barsha.

Please do visit us again upon return to Dubai.

With kind regards,

Sven Drewitz
General Manager
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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The Citymax at Al Barsha has a very good location. It is situated about a 2 minute walk from the Mall of the Emirates, which in turn is directly connected to the metro, so from this perspective, it is really great.

The hotel is basic, but well maintained and the staff are very friendly. Breakfast is not extravagant, but caters enough for a good start to the day.They also have 2 bars (one sports and one music), which also serves food, so that is also a good option.

Wifi is free in the reception area, but chargeable in the room, which is not great, but you can connect via cable fro free. I was on business, so would have preferred to have free Wifi, but this is explained on checking in.

All in all a good option and one I would return to.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Citymax H, General Manager at Citymax Al Barsha, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear Glen B,

Thank you for staying with us and for your kind review.

We hope to welcoming you again at Citymax Al Barsha.

With kind regards,

Sven Drewitz
General Manager
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Tashkent, Uzbekistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

very good location, higher the number the better, the better rooms on the south side of hush, higher the number the better, the better rooms on the south side of hush,higher the number the better, the better rooms on the south side of hush, higher the number the better, the better rooms on the south side of hush

Room Tip: higher the number the better, the better rooms on the south side of hush
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Citymax H, General Manager at Citymax Al Barsha, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Dear bek0300,

Thank you for staying with us and for your compressed feedback.

We hope to welcoming you again at Citymax Hotels Al Barsha.

With kind regards,

Sven Drewitz
General Manager
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Timisoara, Romania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Location is great, near Mall of the Emirates, actually this was the main reason we chose the hotel.
The hotel is quite noisy, a lot of construction is going on in the vicinity. Anyway, you should ask for a room at higher floors because there is a lot of noise from the bar/club from the ground floor. We changed the room in maximum half of hour after checking in, because of this. Room cleaning was kind of poor. An average hotel in my opinion but if you don't spend so much time in the hotel I guess you will find it comfortable enough.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Citymax H, General Manager at Citymax Al Barsha, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Dear Cella-Flavia,

Thank you for your visit and posting your review on tripadvisor.
With regret with learnt from your comments that your stay was less than perfect and like to apologize that our housekeeping service was below satisfaction.
Although we do receive a lot of positive feedback about cleanness of our rooms, it is our aim to provide consistent service to all our guests. Unfortunately we could not obtain details from your review, therefore I appreciate if you can send me a quick email specifying where we missed out in housekeeping service: generalmanager.cmab@citymaxhotels.com .

Once again thank you for your review and we are looking forward to welcoming you again in the future.

With kind regards,

Sven Drewitz
General Manager
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

beautiful hotel with good ambience, facilities and best of all location, right behind the mall of emirates. service is excellent, try the max grill with classic nightlife, live music band as well as famous dj...go check him out....you will love this place..

Room Tip: upper floors are non smoking and have less noise, ideal for tranquility.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Citymax H, General Manager at Citymax Al Barsha, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Dear animesh s,

Thank you for your kind review following your recent stay at Citymax Hotel Al Barsha.
As I could read from your comments, you enjoyed the live entertainment at Maxx Music Bar & Grill. In fact our resident band Roxx Empire is very popular among hotel guests and regular guests from Dubai.

Please visit us again when returning to Dubai and don't miss the Friday Live Music Jam Night.

With kind regards,

Sven Drewitz
General Manager
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Additional Information about Citymax Al Barsha

Address: Al Barsha Business District | behind Mall of Emirates, Dubai 337-1500, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#114 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#138 Business Hotel in Dubai
#148 Top resorts Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Citymax Al Barsha 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Citymax Hotels is a comfortable, mid-market, budget hotel for the business traveler. The chain has 3 hotels across Dubai and Sharjah, centrally located near important business hubs and International Airports. Each Citymax Hotel is equipped for business and leisure with Internet access, conference halls, multi cuisine restaurants, gyms and rooftop swimming pools. With no compromise on comforts, Citymax Hotels promises luxury mattresses, coffee makers, rain showers and other in-room luxuries at affordable prices. ... more   less 
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