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“Nice hotel but busy at times..” 3 of 5 stars
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The Meydan Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Meydan Racecourse, Al Meydan Road | Nad Al Sheba, Dubai 9305, United Arab Emirates   |  
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Ranked #93 of 477 hotels in Dubai
Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Nice hotel but busy at times..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Nicely appointed rooms with large bathrooms, walk in cupboards and balcony over looking race track..room fitted out with electrical gadgets for just abt everything so you need to work out what button works what..it the curtains etcgot a bit annoying in the end..
I did not find this hotel very quiet expecially on the Thursday night as due to the open plan and totally marble everything shiny make up of hotel people sitting in the lobby area joking and laughing at 3am was booming around the hotel and sounded like it was right inside the room..so to for the party on the balcony in next room ..the sound proofing is practically nil to anything.
Swimming pool was shut with no notice of this before booking and also no notice up in hotel.
Breakfast was nice and shuttle bus was useful as nothing else much to do out here as its stuck out of the way but the are is being prepared for a large development so maybe in the future there will be more to it..would imagine this hotel to be pretty amazing when the racing is taking place.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AdemirHusagic, Manager at The Meydan Hotel, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you for your feedback and your compliments on our room facility and breakfast service. Thursdays in Dubai is the start of the weekend so I apologize for the noise during your stay, as well as, for failing to inform you on the closure of the swimming pool. But as a personal explanation, we did mention the pool closure in our website, to our on-line booking partners, and callers, prior to the closure. We also distributed letters in all the rooms and displayed them in our interactive TV display.

We also have a lot of leisure activities for the whole family, such as golf courses at our Meydan Golf Club, watch your favorite sports games in our Qube Bar at the Golf Clubhouse, watch a movie at our Meydan IMAX Theatre, which is the biggest IMAX screen in the UAE and Middle East today, play tennis at our Tennis Academy, special massage treatments or just join our yoga class and relax during your stay. If you haven’t visited our Meydan Beach Club, you definitely have to come back as it’s one of the best in town.

I hope you will give us a second chance and look forward to your return again someday.

Best regards,
Ademir Husagic
Hotel Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We stayed at the Meydan and have to say the rooms were excellent. The bathroom was wonderful. Just a little bit out of the way but if you want silence that's the place to stay. I would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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AdemirHusagic, Manager at The Meydan Hotel, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear guest,

We are glad to know that you have enjoyed serenity on your stay with us. We are actually just 8 minutes from the main commercial and business districts of Dubai. Taxis are available 24/7 at the hotel and we provide a complimentary shuttle bus to Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates.

Aside from horse-racing, we also have a lot of other activities, such golf-playing at our Meydan Golf Club, watch a movie at our Meydan IMAX Theatre, which is the biggest IMAX screen in the UAE today, or play tennis at our Tennis Academy. If you haven’t visited our Meydan Beach Club, you definitely have to come back as it’s one of the best in town.

We look forward to your return soon.

Best regards,
Ademir Husagic
Hotel Manager
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We chose the Meyan for a 2 night “staycation” as we wanted a break but didn’t want to travel far for it. Meydan fitted the bill very well, and with the room overlooking the grassy aspect of the race track, it is a nice change for Dubai residents.
The rooms are very elegant, with the bathroom fitted out better than I have seen in any of the many 5* hotels I have stayed in, and the hotel is calm and classy as always.
We tried both the buffet and the steak restaurants and both were very good, and in the downstairs restaurant, Jared, who seems to be the manager there, is friendly and sociable and runs a tight ship.

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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AdemirHusagic, Manager at The Meydan Hotel, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your nice feedback. I have passed on your kind comments to Jared, as well as, to our buffet and steakhouse restaurants staff. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return again someday.

Best regards,
Ademir Husagic
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

Beatiful hotel, only let down by service and technical difficulties.

The touch panel lighting system in my room went haywire, turning lights on randomly. Not exactly what you want at 3 am. Maintenence came and switched off the lighting circuit breakers, leaving the switchboard panel open so I could at least turn on the lights if I needed them. Certainly not to be expected from a 5 star hotel.

I was promised it was all fixed, but sure enough, the next night exactly the same thing happened. Maintenence came again, this time however they locked the panel, leaving me without any lights at all. I had to call them back in the morning to turn on the lights again so I could take a shower.


Fingers crossed its fixed for tonight

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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AdemirHusagic, Manager at The Meydan Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Dear valued guest,

Thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback.

Kindly accept our apologies for the inconvenience you encountered both nights of your stay. I have communicated your concerns to the relevant department and rest assured, we are looking into the issue and steps to rectify are being taken.

We look forward to welcoming you back to The Meydan Hotel for the perfect stay you deserve.

Best regards,
Ademir Husagic
Hotel Manager
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The hotel is located directly at the horse race track in Dubai, a bit outside of the busy center. It offers large and luxurious rooms and very good service. Absolutely recommendable if you don't need to stay downtown.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AdemirHusagic, Manager at The Meydan Hotel, responded to this review, May 14, 2013
Dear guest,

Many thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback.

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is nice to know that even though we seem isolated, guests like you still enjoy the simple peace and quiet and recommend the hotel to likewise guests. We look forward to welcoming you to The Meydan Hotel again soon.

Best regards,
Ademir Husagic
Hotel Manager
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Jeddah
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Stayed in this hotel for a couple of nights from April 13 to April 15. Everything was excellent and more than expected. Room are superb, food were at great quality and value, the customer service level was never like before. The shift Manager (Munier) upgraded our room the minute he heard that we didn't like the location of the room they originally gave to us. Setting on the outside terrace that overlooks the racing track was assume and so enjoyable. Or sure I recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Dubai, especially for those who want to have a stay away from the crowd.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AdemirHusagic, Manager at The Meydan Hotel, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Dear guest,

We are pleased to know that you had a wonderful time during your stay. Our staff, most especially, Mounir, will surely be happy to know of your kind compliments. Thank you for your recommendation and we hope that you will always stay with us when you’re in Dubai.

Best regards,
Ademir Husagic
Hotel Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The Meydan Hotel is luxury and beauty, so relaxing for a 5 star Dubai 'staycation' the rooms were lovely and very well appointed even with coffee machine, television in the bathroom and button operated curtains. Romantic and practical and very very comfortable. All the staff were super helpful and courteous. We had dinner in Prime Steakhouse and the food, service and wine were faultless and it had a very relaxing atmosphere. I would definitely stay again and recommend friends and family to do the same. Great place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of the city. After only one night we felt like we'd been away for many more.. Recently visited a friend in another well known 5 star hotel in the city and it wasn't as comparable, so a really great choice.

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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AdemirHusagic, Manager at The Meydan Hotel, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear guest,

We are glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your kind compliments and have already shared your feedback to our team. Thank you for your recommending us to your family and friends.

Best regards,
Ademir Husagic
Hotel Manager
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Address: Meydan Racecourse, Al Meydan Road | Nad Al Sheba, Dubai 9305, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #93 of 477 hotels in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Meydan Hotel 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Positioned at the epicentre of one of the world's most exciting destinations, The Meydan provides a prime location to catch the exhilarating action of the racing season, and creates a coveted travel destination all-year round. With 284 extravagantly appointed rooms and suites, The Meydan will change your perception of travel with unrivaled standards in luxury hospitality. ... more   less 
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