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“Good Value for Money Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #162 of 487 Hotels in Dubai
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Good Value for Money Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011

We stayed in this hotel for 8 days during December last week and it was very comfortable...the rooms are very clean and hygenic including the bathrooms..they clean it up regularly. The room size was quite small and there is not many TV channels (around 30 including the local channels) otherwise rest was all very good.The staff were courteous and friendly.The hotel has a bar which was quite active on weekends....the food variety was decent although expensive....

Overall its worth the money and you can stay their if you are planning to stay with your family....

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2011

This was our first trip to Dubai, spent the first half of our trip at this hotel before staying near to the creek.
This is a brand new hotel and is therefore spotlessly clean - we found the rates very good value especially as many of the hotels in Dubai are quite pricey. The rooms are exactly as shown on the hotel website photos - quite basic but very clean and we had a great view of both the Burj Al Arab and the Burj Khalifa.
Great location - 2 minute walk to the Mall of the Emirates, 10 minutes to the nearest metro.
Only slight negative would be the breakfast which was not very nice - better off going for the room only rate and just heading over to the mall for breakfast.
We mainly used this hotel as a base for sightseeing so can't comment on many of the facilities/restaurants but would recommend to others.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2011

This is a nice hotel, rooms are not very big, but they are clean and bed is comfortable. Bathroom has a big shower but, according to me, it is very basic... There's a pool on the roof with several chairs, this was good to me, since it wasn't possible to stay on the beach, because of the wind. Taxis always waiting outside the hotel. The hotel offers very good rates and it is just in front of the Mall of the Emirates. Metro station is about 15 min and you need to cross the Mall, but this is not that difficult! I haven't used wifi nor had breakfast there, so I cannot judge. In general, I'd stay there again.

Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2011

it was very good experience to stay at city max hotel albarsha.
very near to mall of emirates,all types of food court available.
metro station is also very near.rooms are clean & tidy.
really good experience to stay at citymax albarsha.
all sight seeing are located very near to hotel.

i stayed for 6 nights & was very good experience.
i recommend to everyone to stay in citymax albarsha

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2011

The CityMax Al Barscha is a perfect hotel for a citytrip in Dubai. Next to Mall Of the Emirates where you can easily acces the metro (you don't have to get out of the Mall, just acces the metro on the second floor of the mall). You will be in Downtown Dubai (Burj Khalifa) by metro in 20 minutes for AED 4,50.
To the Burj Al Arab by taxi will cost you 10 minutes and AED 15,-. Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah by taxi in 15 to 20 minutes for AED 20,-.

We didn't spend much time in the hotel so I can't review the services of the hotel. We didn't have any problems with the staff or the hotel. We also used the swimmingpool on the rooftop where you also have a beautifull view over Dubai.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

1. Rooms were not ready for check in till 4.30 pm.
2. No porter availlable for luggage.
3. Room service very poor.
4. Reception never answer your call.
5. In standard Double room, the bed size was hardly enough to accomodate 2 guys.
6. very basic hotel NOT for Relaxation.
7. May be suitable for single person visiting business purpose.
8. Room size is small.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#23 Best Value Hotel in Dubai
#123 Business Hotel in Dubai
#124 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#135 Family Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Citymax Al Barsha 3*
Number of rooms: 376
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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