The hotel is situated close to bur Dubai, malls, metro, airport, main roads. Free parking under the hotel, taxi stand in front of the hotel ... Supermarket and restaurants 5-10 minutes away.
Because of the wifi free area in the lobby (in the rooms only free wired internet and at additional fee wifi) you feel welcomed by the mobile phone generation buzz ... Skyping, chatting, mailing people, connecting to the world. Like a marketplace. From the lobby there is the access to the bar, Asian, Indian and Western restaurants/ bar. Reception is well prepared to handle buss loads of newcomers / leavers.
My room was ( as requested ' as high as possible' because of the live music in the bar on the ground floor). Spacious room with well equipped bathroom. Wired Internet was doing its work (since I have a MacBook, I create my own little wifi network for mobile gear) .. So far so good.
I stay here to sport, rest, read and write. It is all outside oriented ... I left the hotel at 6:30 am en came back around 18:00 ... Took shower and left outside for drink/ eat 90% of my stay. During the 10% of my stay I used bar/ restaurant. 50% it was ok. The wok restaurant has a fab. Energy/ kitchen ... I felt welcome with all there is/ was. The bar is 'not my cup of tea' ... Smoking, noise and the 'incentive driven energy of the staff' does not serve the purpose of my stay ...
The espresso bar in the lobby serves high standard espresso's
There has been written a lot about this hotel in the booking sites I use ... The raining should be higher, since the price and quality are worth it. The low price attracts a lot of young people from all places of the world ... A kind of 'iPhone generation' .. Having fun with safari trips, food, drinks etc ... Do not go here if you want to come to stay at the hotel premises and are looking for rest, peaceful vacation .... In case you are looking for a solid starting point for an 'external' oriented vacation, Citymax is the place to be. Btw: why would you stay in your room, and complain about (I quote what I read in preparation of my trip) "limited tv channels, small bathroom, limited view, non functioning of light switches" if you are in one of the 'hottest' and extreme places in the planet: 90 Km's cycling in the desert, indoor ski-ing, shop until you drop, the most extended beaches you can imagine, old places, museum, The biggest Mosque you can imagine, 100's of great other places/ restaurant to support a great stay in Dubai ... I came here 3 times before .... I keep coming back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Smaller travel budgets shouldn't mean less comfort. At Citymax Hotels, part of the hospitality division of the Landmark Group, we offer 4 star quality comforts, at 3 star rates; in Dubai and Sharjah. Our well-appointed rooms, extensive in-house dining & entertainment facilities and strategic location of the hotel make it convenient for both the business traveler and holiday maker. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Citymax Bur Dubai Hotel Dubai