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“an old fashioned oasis in a sea of concrete” 4 of 5 stars
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Taj Palace Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   36 A Street, Al Rigga Road, Deira, Dubai 42211, United Arab Emirates   |  
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Ranked #195 of 499 Hotels in Dubai
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“an old fashioned oasis in a sea of concrete”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

On the edge of the old city the first impressions were of a by gone age which was a breath of fresh air when you see the metropolis that is Dubai
After a day shopping etc it felt so good to retreat to the roof pool or enjoy an excellent ,meal especially in their Indian Restaurant
The only down side was no alcohol which was a shame when you have such great food you do need to compliment it with a good glass of wine or beer.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stayed in this hotel for a week. The hotel building is grand and there are some nice restaurants and shops inside the hotel. The rooms were spacious and nicely decorated in the classical style. The bathrooms are very spacious with black marble and classical lighting fixtures. The hotel staff is friendly and helpful. This hotel is located in Rigga and there are many restaurants and shopping mall on walking distance to the hotel. You won't get bored if you are on long stay as you can walk up to the shops and restaurants and eat what you like. There is also a metro station near the hotel so you can catch the train and go anywhere in Dubai.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ludhiana, India
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

i was really skeptical staying at Taj palace Dubai because of the kind of reviews i had heard and read. But wait a minute, the hotel might not be as glitzy and fancy as the other hotels in Dubai but then it is not even as expensive as the others.

The public areas are nice. The lobby is nice and welcoming. Rooms are massive- to an extent that you feel it is a waste of space (unimaginative use of space). its basically classic old world hotel rooms with carpets large sofas and interesting sit outs (but dirty and not properly maintained).

The spa is just about ok. The pool is small but the rooftop is a nice cosy place.

Food is ok. Really nice Indian restaurant. Breakfast is a bit cramped.

All in all if you have to be in the older side of dubai, this is a good option-- proximty to the airport is a big plus . Opt out if liquor is high on priority list- its a dry hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Iftaar buffet was an Arabic spread but not to the standard one expects out of Taj also as an Indian I would specifically visit taj palace for an india iftaar or to be fair perhaps a mix of Indian and Arabic iftaar but this was not catering to Asian iftaar foodies the biryani was a disappointment you could never call that a biryani if you know what a biryani is truly.the food was plenty keen eyed waiters and clean ambience but hope next time they increase the quality of Arabic dishes while intrioducing some more Indian fare which is loved by Arabs too.you should respect customers and not just focus on Arab customers.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I only had a one night stay over at the Taj Palace but found the hotel and the staff very nice. Its location is centred in the busy shopping area and walking distance to local shopping. The rooms are clean and tidy but a little tired. The pool bar was very nice, great atmosphere and friendly staff. A nice place to stay overall.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had our Iftar the other day at the Taj Palace Hotel in their specially prepared Ramadan tent at the lobby of the hotel. One thing that captured my attention is the real feel of Arabian hospitality. The staffs are very attentive to your needs. Their is wide variety of dishes to choose from, the salad station serves traditional and contemporary salad dishes, shawarma station, they even have live cooking station where the chef will prepare tailored dish to your liking. And best of all, be sure to leave some space to your tummy as their dessert station is a must try! All the sweets I can think of is available. I specially love their kiwi cheesecake and umm ali. Iftar cost AED139 per person but all worth it.

We really had a great time and experience at the Taj Palace Hotel iftar.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Attended Iftar at The Taj Palace in their lobby tent. A really magnificent choice of starter, main course and dessert. I have never experience such wonderful spread of food all freshly cooked and really yummy. We had difficulty in tasting everything there was so much and all for AED 139. A real Arabian treat and the staff were really helpful. I would recommend if you want to try authentic Iftar. They also cater for groups in their Banquet Suite.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Taj Palace Hotel

Address: 36 A Street, Al Rigga Road, Deira, Dubai 42211, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#70 Spa Hotel in Dubai
#145 Business Hotel in Dubai
#161 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Taj Palace Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 159
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Taj Palace Hotel Dubai is conveniently located in the heart of Deira, minutes' from the international airport, within easy reach of the business and commercial district, touristic sites, shopping malls, leisure and entertainment facilities, the beach and creek, as well as the Dubai Metro line. The hotel features 159 rooms and suites plus 90 apartments as well as superb dining and leisure options. ... more   less 
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