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Golden Sands Hotel Apartments
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Al Mankhool Rd | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates   |  
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Ranked #216 of 475 hotels in Dubai
London, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Golden Sands 3: Not great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

I was greatly impressed with my stay at the Golden Sands 10, but GS 3 was very average.
They only had one receptionist when I checked in and he was very frustrated because he had to handle the job by himself when the hotel was at full occupancy.
I did order breakfast in once and it was good.
I stayed here on the night of the 31st December and paid a hefty price for a regular room, and I didn't find half my money's worth.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

I stayed here (Golden Sand 5) for 6 nights....

Location - The nearest Metro station is about 20 min walk, not suitable if you have small kids. Taxi will charge 10 AED. There is no Taxi Rank below hotel and hotel also do not call taxis. It is your luck - sometime you could get a taxi immediately, sometime you have to walk top main road to get a taxi.

Rooms - are good but house keeping needs improvement. Once when I came back in the evening, there were no towels.

I find overall an average accommodation, in contrast with some reviews.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

We stayed at GS5 on Dec 25, 26 and 27. We loved it.
The location is great for all things Bur Dubai- 10-minute walk to the nearest Metro (Al Fahidi).
There is ample free parking.
Extremely courteous and smiling front desk staff make checking in a pleasure. The rooms were great - we had adjoining studios - kids loved one of their own. Free Internet, well-supplied kitchen with cooker, fridge, etc. Very clean and spacious. Will definitely stay here again - in fact, looking forward to doing so - better than quite a few 5-star hotels I've stayed at in the UAE.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

I have stayed in the golden sands 10 and 5 with a few friends on a trip to Dubai. The rooms were spacious and good value for money, rooms cleaned regualry. Only downside is there is no bar or decent restraunt there. I found Goodfellas bar in a nearby hotel Regal Plaza good. It's got a lot of TV's and had every premiership game on and the beer was good! Only the food there was nice. Goldensands also close to supermarket and the metro.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

We spent only 2 nights here at #3. After 35 days of "triple share accommodation", the extra bedroom and bathroom was fantastic. However, the accommodation was dated. Did not have the time to use the kitchen thankfully as crockery and glassware was missing.

Free wifi only in some areas. Breakfast was quite good. A mall within 10 minutes walk. Check in (at 2am) was lengthy.

Did not have time to use the pool area.

I would stay again if I had to....but would probably do a bit more investigation first.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

This is a great place to stay with your family. It is in the city centre and very convenient for travelling to the attractions in Dubai.
i faced no problems at all during my 3 days stay while in Dubai.
The staff was very helpful too. Lovely rooms with very good ambiance. Excellent service and response from the staff. The apartment is close to the metro station hence traveling to any part of the city is easy and hassle free. If I ever visit Dubai again I will surely get back to this place.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

This place is ideal for a budget traveller- they give good service and have maintained the property as well as they possibly can. There are lots of towers constructed, almost overlapping each other, the place is in the middle of lots of other apartments and hotels, as a result there cannot be any view from any of the rooms.

In short, the rooms, lobby, reception - nothing has a luxurious feel to it. Its just a nice clean place to spend 5 - 6 hours of the night and spend the rest of the time in the nearby markets, malls or just gng out for the adventures, dubai has to offer!

The breakfast is repetitive and average.

Most of the staff is indian ...so you kinda feel at home, if you are an indian!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Golden Sands Hotel Apartments

Address: Al Mankhool Rd | Bur Dubai, Dubai, 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 Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#216 Top resorts Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Sands Hotel Apartments 3*
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