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“Studio Apartment” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #227 of 486 Hotels in Dubai
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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“Studio Apartment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Booked a studio apartment at the Golden Sands 3.The room was large with cooking facilities, (need to bring own tea towel),washer/dryer,fridge microwave, 2 large sofas( dirty) and small bathroom.
The rooms were comfortable but the noise from outside the rooms was awful,the rooms were being serviced up to 22:00hrs and the air conditioning from all rooms was so loud that it made sleep difficult.
We booked for half board the service and food was good which was buffet style with a reasonable choice.
If you are wanting a cheap way to sightseeing then use the metro (10 minutes walk away) and the buses it was very easy and you can purchase a travel card from the Metro station for 20 aed then top up when needed.Taxis are cheap.
Ther is a free shuttle bus to the public beach and Jumeriah beach running daily but you have to book to get a seat.
The best part was the free WIFI in the room which worked well with no problems.
We stayed for 1 week and had a great time ,Dubai is wonderful .

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I stayed in Golden Sands 5 in a studio apartment from 18/2/2013 till 24/2/2013 (6 nights) along with my wife and 3 year old son.
My Review:
Location: Well-placed in Bur Dubai. However a 20 minute walk from the nearest Metro station. Recommended for those with cars or plan to use the taxi. There is a convenience store diagonally opposite to the hotel which really helps.
Rooms:
Well equipped with full-sized refrigerator, hot plate and exhaust, microwave and washer-dryer.
The room and toilets were clean. It also had a balcony. Internet in the room was available only through cable. Wi-Fi users had to either go down to the lobby or the restaurants. This was very inconvenient. However, internet usage (cable or Wi-Fi) was free.
Food:
We didn't opt for the breakfast inclusive package and called for room service on a couple of occasions. The food was fine.
Staff:
Mostly friendly and helpful.
The hotel had travelers from all over the globe. Ideal for tourists as it was fairly economically priced.
Overall: Recommended for those expecting good value within a budget, those who require apartment-style accommodation (especially long-stay travelers) and those not expecting to be right next to the Metro station. The only negative was internet connection in the guest rooms, which should be upgraded to Wi-Fi at the earliest.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Bahrain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Stayed at golden sands 3 during gulfood expo 2013, the room rate was good however it was a hassle to find a taxi from hotel front to go to world trade center as the hotel area is not very touristic, you end up walking about 7 mins to main road to catch a taxi which would cost you 20 aed. From the hotel you have to walk for at least 20 mins from the nearest 2 stations which are burjman and al karama i think on my opinion its not worth if your planning to go visit lots of places as by the time you reach the metro station you are already tired even before you reach your destination. The only way this hotel would make muchh sense is if you rent a car and dont mind getting stuck in the dubai metro. The rooms are clean but are basic with little luxury and view, the swiming pool is not very inviting and its small and a bit old, the customer service at front desk is basic but again you only get what you pay for.

Overall if you are on a budget and going for business then this hotel makes sense, but if you want to move around dubai and visit places then avoid it as this is not a well connected location.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

booked a 3 bedroom apartment for myself and family and was not disappointed. staff are very helpful and the place is always kept very clean. the apartment we got had a large dining room reception area with sofas and tv, which had a few english channels, kitchen was equipped with microwave, 4 hob cooker, large fridge freezer, kettle and a basic selection of cutlery and plates and balcony also had two large bathrooms with all toilets in dubai equipped with a muslim shower.three large bedrooms and plenty of clean towels, iron and board can also be requested. also got a utility room with american style washing machine and separate dryer.hotel had a large central pool which is heated so is great to use any time, also has a gym and other facilities like table tennis and squash courts and small sauna but never checked them out.hotel is close to transport links and taxis and there is a large supermarket about 2 mins walk away. was able to get free wifi in our room on the first floor but it did not support skype but ok for whatsapp, but rooms did have ethernet connections in the walls.over all a great experience but be aware there are around 11 or 12 golden sands apartments and some are newer than others.windows and doors are very thick so you always get a good sleep.hotel also has a car park, had breakfast included with our deal and there is a large dining area with a buffet style to cater for all tastes, well worth it otherwise it costs £10 per person.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Penrith, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Big and comfortable apartment, Firstly there are 12 Golden Sands Apartments, try to confirm which one exactly you are staying in before getting to Dubai, we did not know which # we were staying in but was easy to find out as they are one big business. Room was clean, comfortable, good choice of english channels on tv and a nice hot shower. The concierge was friendly and allowed us to check in early.

Location- close to two metro stops, max 10 min walk. Close to Spinneys (supermarket) and there are always taxis in the area.

Make sure you ask for an ethernet cable at checkin as wifi is not available in rooms.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We stayed in September 2010 but have been too busy to write a review, we used this mainly as accomodation, it is not a hotel you would stay all day at but more to use as an apartment. Has self catering facilities a good fridge and TV. My wife has stayed here several times in the past (before we got married), and I have stayed here once, There is a free shuttle bus to Jumeriah Beach. Staff are really helpful. The domestics manager was oriental and unbelievably nice and caring. The shuttle bus driver was really nice (my wife knows him from repeated previous stays).. Although the apartments are dated compared to the rest of Dubai, a lot of people still stay here regularly . The metro is a 10 minute walk (so you can get to the rest of dubai) and there are shops within walking distance.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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heinkenszand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Little out of center, 5 min. from metro.
Supermarket round the corner.
Balcony, kitchenette, good bed, good shower, free parking.
Not easy to find.
Cheap for Dubai and you do NOT hear the airplanes, like in other apartments (Deira)
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#45 Best Value Hotel 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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