I had to book a hotel quickly to apply for my visa, so I selected this one on pretty short notice. I was relatively pleased. Friendly helpful staff. Lovey facility (especially after travelling in India for 2 months). I was very pleased with the bed, TV, kitchen, bathroom--and I was in the studio unit. Pool was a little disappointing, but since it was winter it was less necessary.
When I booked, I wasn't happy about having to pay for wifi, but I paid for it. When I arrived, I learned that it was a per-device fee, but the man at check-in let me have the second device for free. And it was incredibly fast! The fastest I've ever experienced (although, that might have more to do with Dubai than the hotel itself).
The Carrefour is just a 5 minute walk from the hotel, which was great. There are some restos in the area, but I didn't try any of them--I made use of the kitchen facilities, and ate at restos when I was in town.
The location is not fantastic, but that's why it's less expensive. Tecom is close to Mall of the Emirates, and to Burj Al Arab--both short taxi rides away. But, it's not close to Dubai Mall or the old part of the city or the creek.
There is a metro station in Tecom, but due to construction, you can't cut through the middle of the development and this hotel is on the opposite side of the area, so it's a convoluted 10 to 20 minute walk along windy streets to the station. It's fine during the winter months, but you're not close enough to walk it once it starts heating up. Perhaps when the construction is complete there will be a more direct route (as if construction will EVER be complete in Dubai ;-)
All in all, it met my needs for a short stay in Dubai. But, I wouldn't stay here in the warmer months unless I had a car or an expense account for taxis.
(Note also that apparently the Carrefour delivers, which I thought was silly, since it was so close--then I realized in the warmer months, walking to the market would be out of the question!)
The studio apartment (the cheapest option) was huge, with a full kitchen, big bed, nice sized bathro...
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