The taxi driver had no problem finding the hotel.
We got to the hotel about 6 hours before check-in, the lad on reception would not let us check in early or use any bathroom facilities - rubbish service here, considering we had been traveling on an overnight flight that took 8 hours and we were both very tired. But they did lock our suitcases away.
We got back later and got to the hotel and our suitcases were left outside in the foyer next to the entrance!!! Anyone could have taken them - rubbish.
Check in was swift and they gave us some fruit juice when we checked in.
We specifically asked for a room on one of the top floors - we had read reviews about the noise coming from the night club on the 1st floor. And they gave us a room on the 6th floor. The baggage lad was very friendly and did his best with our suitcases.
Our room was ok, big room, loads of space, nice firm bed, the air con was spot on.
And during the nights we could not hear a thing - brilliant.
My wife noticed that the mini bar was missing some items, so I notified reception to ensure that we did not get charged, and the lady on reception noted this.
Our room could have done with a good vac, I found a dead beetle ext to the curtain.
The shower room was an interesting place, nice and clean, very bright. There was a drain that water from the water hose went down, this drain had flies coming out of it - I just killed them and it was ok. The toilet flush was not very powerful, so I just used the water hose next to the toilet in the toilet.
On one night the hot water system for the entire hotle stopped working, but this was fixed the next day at 10am.
The electric plugs will give you a fright - I managed to get sparks coming out of one, when trying to recharge our camera. I phone housekeeping and they were up in 5 mins to show me how the plugs worked.
The location off this hotel is fantastic. Only 5 mins walk to one of the main underground stations, which take you all over Dubai. Only 5 mins to the Burjman shopping centre. There are loads of small good value shopping centers all within 5 minutes walk.
They were building another underground station right outside the hotel.
The Indian area is only about 10 mins walk away - loads of bargains. 15 mins walk to the creek.
We found that if you speak the lingo, then you get more attention. It's really a hotel run by asians, for asians. The breakfast was okish, just make sure you get there early, one the food has gone, they don't bring any more out.
The bar on the ground floor was excellent - cheap food and drink and they had Sky.
The nightclub on the 1st floor was an eyeopener. Some interesting ladies coming and going. But form what I could see, the club was a dive.
There is a guy in the foyer who sells excursion tickets, eg desert safari. Barter HARD with him to get the price that YOU want to pay, we booked all of our trips with him including a day trip to the capital.
The swimming pool (or big bath) looked dodgy.
Overall, we had a good stay in the hotel, it was quiet and secure.
I would recommend this hotel to a friend, just bear in mind that it's not the Ritz. You get what you pay for.
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