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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 #228 of 487 Hotels in Dubai
Muscat, Oman
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Value for money”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Good hotel , Value for money , Little away from hustle & bustle of the city but at the same time easily accecible . Nice & Clean value for money for budget travellers . Equipped with fit for purpose swimming pool . adequate parking space , Not awre of food as did not get oppurtunity to eat there . Staff are ok . If you just need a space to rest at night then its the pace for to go ...

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I have had the worse time staying in golden sands hotel apartment in Abu Dhabi, for day 1 they were rude and unaccomodating.
They changed the price after I moved in and paid them an advance, they told me this morning to shift out although I had a day left.
The Filipino receptionist is very rude and quite useless.
The manager you will never get to see or speak... he is like this invisible man that gives instuctions to the receptionist only over the phone and does not talk to customers even if there is an issue that he should sort out.
Please do not stay here as they dont care for any of their customers and when you are paying an amount that high you deserve better service.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Walton On Thames
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

overall room was ok,but kitchen cupboard doors were dirty.one double bed for myself to share with my 12 year old son.swimming pool tiny,picture shown are not golden sands 3 hotel pool.10 sunbeds around pool area.breakfast or lack of it was pre-cooked omlette,mushrooms,mash potato,indian rice.only went for breakfast once as i wouldn,t feed a dog what they had served up.never would go back again!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Al Khobar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Golden Sands Hotel Apartments is a great place for the business traveler who is on a budget but still expects a clean and nicely furnished hotel. The room are roomy with mini kitchens and small living rooms. Each bedroom has a bathroom and the decoration in minimal but nice. I have stayed in several of the building but suggest building #3. Most taxi drivers know how to get there and is convenient commute to the World Trade Center and all the Pavilions. If you are participating in a trade show and will have a crew with you I suggest looking at the Golden Sands, nothing flashy but a solid and good hotel.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

When we arrived we had a pleasant receptionist.

Hotel facilities are ok, normally used to 5 star hotels so I did expect more from a 4 star hotel... Swimming pool was tiny and most of the time crowded - on both GS3 and GS5.
The restaurant was also small - breakfast between 6.30am-10.30am. By the time its 9am it is jam packed so you will have to wait to get a seat. Not a lot to eat either... Mostly Indian breakfasts but was expecting Middle Eastern food...
The help is very slow - I saw one cleaner knocking on someone's door at 6pm... Our room was cleaned 2ce out of 6nights we stayed because it was so late we told them not to bother.

BE AWARE - The lifts close really quickly! We missed the elevator loads of time because it closes in literally 2 seconds LOL.

Good points:
-There are 24hr shops nearby so that was a bonus
-Beautiful shopping mall nearby
-Shuttle to the beach takes 20 mins but you have to book this 24hrs beforehand

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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perth wa
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16 hotel reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

I stayed here (Golden Sands 3) with my husband 3 years ago and had no issues whatsoever however this recent trip with my daughter and 2 grandchildren was quite the opposite. The apartments are quite spacious but we had only one working shower out of the two bathrooms. The en suite shower had no water pressure and had cold water only were as the main bathroom had very hot water only with a little better water pressure. I cut my hand on a broken tap in the wash basin and the bathroom was very grubby from the time we entered and was never cleaned properly at all. We where always last to have our room cleaned and on our second day I had to ask the reception if our room was going to be cleaned because it was 5pm and still had not been serviced. From this day onward we stopped getting tea/coffee/shampoo/soap supplies. Our towels where at times very old thin and raggy with frayed edges, we did wonder if these where given to us because we always seemed to be asking for something which was missing from our room. The fly screens were ripped and hanging off in the bedroom and the door to the patio had a broken lock - great as the hotel doesn't hold themselves responsible for anything that goes missing from your room. This apartment was in a bad state of repair and needed upgrading urgently. I do not recommend Golden Sands 3 and will not be staying here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

Great Hotel, Friendly staff, Great car parking................Great for family's
We stayed at the Golden Sands 3 Hotel. There are quite a few of the hotels from 1 to about 10 of the Golden Sands Hotels.....
In the same area....................
The hotel had a swimming pool for the children who had a great time.......
The room had a kitchen diner, two sofas, flat screen tv & two single beds.......
The bedroom was a good size with on suite. BUT the bathrooms are dated..........
The rooms were cosy & we will go back again.....

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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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:
Ranked #228 of 487 Hotels in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Sands Hotel Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 750
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