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“Most definitely, absolutely NOT a 4-star hotel” 3 of 5 stars
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Sea View Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Al Mina Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates   |  
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Ranked #220 of 474 hotels in Dubai
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“Most definitely, absolutely NOT a 4-star hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I'm not sure how this hotel got rated 4 star. It is not. It is at best a 3-star hotel (with the third star being awarded purely for the warmth and helpfulness of its staff - Roni in particular, and the East African guy, whose name I forget).

Likes:
Name. Lovely name.
Very nice staff
Close to new gold souk
Air conditioning worked well
Shower cap in the room

Dislikes: Everything not mentioned above.

The location isn't great; if there is a view of the sea, I couldn't find it; and the cleanliness could be much better. For example the window in our room was so grimy (probably on the outside) that I could't bear to touch it in order to open it for some fresh air. In any event we had to keep the curtains drawn at all times because our room directly faced another building that was in close proximity, with windows at the same level. It constantly felt as if someone was looking into our room from that building.

The hotel is not particularly well situated for public transport (the metro is quite a walk away), but there is a bus stop a short distance away which you can access by using the footbridge in front of the hotel to get to the other side where the maritime building is. That footbridge stinks of human feaces. Tried it once and almost puked.

Other dislikes: there is no airport shuttle; no complimentary bottle of water (but there was a flask on the table which the hotel guide tells you contains drinking water. Who's going to drink that when you don't know how long it's been there? Or indeed if some stranger hasn't already drunk some of it and left the rest for you?) expensive internet; the selection of channels on TV was woeful - there were lots of them, but very few you can actually watch if you are not either Arabic-speaking or a Bollywood aficionado.

The noise from the traffic below was a problem during the day, but this only disturbed us until we went out for the day and came back at night, by which time it had subsided. We were not disturbed by the night club noise that people have complained of here. Our room was on the 4th floor, so insulated from that noise I suppose.

This hotel was our lot when, for the first time, we used one of those blind-booking sites that promise you great hotels at greatly discounted rates. Well, not only did we have to pay a premium because we were going to Dubai during a busy period, we also got a hotel we would never otherwise have booked ourselves. Good thing we only booked an experimental 2-day stay. we checked out and found a better hotel.

Would I recommend? Er, no. Not really

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the 4th floor - very quiet. You won't hear a thing from the night club
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fernando N, Front Office Manager at Sea View Hotel, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Dear Mary,

We sincerely regret to read your dissatisfaction about stay at our hotel. Although the majority of our guests are rated quality of our product & services and value offered as being amongst the best four star stranded hotels in Dubai.

However, your comments have been taken into consideration and actions have been undertaken to improve our quality of service and facilities in order to prevent future occurrences.
We do hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve on your next trip to Dubai and that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you soon amongst us in Sea View Hotel.

Best regards,

Front Office Manager
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Bangalore, India
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I stayed along with my family in this hotel from 11th to 14th Jan'14. Overall ambience was excellent. Rooms and bathrooms were spotlessly clean and neat. Staff were very courteous. We tried at Indian restaurant for Veg food which was tasty. However they have to improve serving time.

Overall stay experience was very good

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fernando N, Front Office Manager at Sea View Hotel, responded to this review, January 20, 2014
Dear Dhareshwar,

Thank you for taking the time to write a kind review of your stay at the Sea View Hotel Dubai.

I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed stay with us and were willing to share that with the TripAdvisor community. We aim to provide the highest standards of service throughout our hotel, and are continuously striving to exceed the expectations of our valued guests. I am happy to share your comments with all of our team members.

We hope to have the privilege of welcoming you back to our hotel soon.

Yours sincerely,
Front Office Manager
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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Hotel is nice and clean with a poor breakfast buffet. After 22:00 rooms are too noisy because of nightclub of hotel. Wi-fi is chargeable same like the other dubai hotels. Hotel is not bad for business travelers. May be preferred due to the logical prices. Dont forget to put 'do not disturb' card otherwise when you woke up you may see someone who is trying to clean the room after knocking the door for 2 seconds.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Fernando N, Front Office Manager at Sea View Hotel, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Dear Burak,

The warmest greetings from Sea View Hotel Dubai!

Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay with us here at Sea View Hotel Dubai.

However, your comments have been taken into consideration and actions have been undertaken to improve our quality of service in order to prevent future occurrences.
Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and have the pleasure of welcoming you to Sea View Hotel Dubai.



Kind Regards,

Front Office Manager
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

we had a very good stay at the hotel and the staff were very helpful as we had a few problems with are trip
need a bit more choice of english food
the lady named Roni was very nice and very helpful we would like to recommed this hotel to all of our friends and family the rooms in the hotel are very nice and clean are room was cleaned every day , the staff can not help you enough with any thing for you

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Fernando N, Front Office Manager at Sea View Hotel, responded to this review, January 16, 2014
Dear Valerie,

The warmest greetings from Sea View Hotel Dubai!

Thank you so much for posting such a wonderful review, it’s greatly appreciated. I’m elated to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience with us. Your feedback and comments have been cascaded to all of them.

Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and have the pleasure of welcoming you to Sea View Hotel Dubai.

Thank you & Best Regards,

Front office manager
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

services r very good ms ronilda & all the staff is very cooperative customer care services we would like to comeback to same hotel thank you to mr dhawal patel for guiding us every day food is very good room is excellent we shall recommend to my friends also

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Fernando N, Front Office Manager at Sea View Hotel, responded to this review, December 31, 2013
Dear Dhuru,

Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay with us here at Sea View Hotel Dubai.

Indeed it is nice to learn how much you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for your kind comments especially about the service you received during your stay, I will share it with the team here and we all look forward to welcoming you back soon for another amazing experience.


Kind Regards,
Front Office Manager
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Vadodara, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We booked a normal room for stay there for 5 days & the rooms were properly developed & maintained. My dad's Birthday was on 22nd Dec.& we got a surprise that day from the hotel staff when they greeted him with a Cake...Even the morning buffet has a great choice and the food quality is also marvelous. In all, the stay at the hotel was a gr8 experience.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fernando N, Front Office Manager at Sea View Hotel, responded to this review, December 28, 2013
Dear Agrawal,

Thank you for your overwhelming review and recommendations. I am delighted to know that the level of our services and facilities exceeded your expectations, giving you an enjoyable stay all throughout.

Your compliments will definitely be shared with our team; as such flattering remarks continuously inspire us to do our utmost in everything that we do.

We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to Sea View Hotel Dubai near future.

Sincerely yours,

Niumal Fernando
Front Office Manager
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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

Visited for4 days with my family. Sea View hotel is a must stay. friendly staff, excellent service and excellent food. Roni met us at the airport and arranged all our tours and activities. She and the staff made our stay a very pleasurable and enjoyable one.

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Fernando N, Front Office Manager at Sea View Hotel, responded to this review, December 26, 2013
Dear Govender,

The warmest greetings from Sea View Hotel Dubai!

Thank you so much for posting such a wonderful review, it’s greatly appreciated. I’m elated to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience with us, made even more memorable by our staff. Your feedback and comments have been cascaded to all of them.

Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and have the pleasure of welcoming you to Sea View Hotel Dubai.

Thank you & Best Regards,

Front office manager
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Additional Information about Sea View Hotel

Address: Al Mina Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#161 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
#220 Top resorts Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sea View Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sea View is a modern city centre hotel located in Bur Dubai and is suited both to the leisure and business traveler. The Bur Juman shopping centre and several electronics and computer shops are located nearby, while Deira city centre is a couple of kilometers away with its numerous shops, boutiques and restaurants. For business travelers, the World Trade & Convention Centre is nearby while the hotel's location offers good access to roads leading to the Internet and Media cities and Jebel Ali. The hotel has three different room types as well as two dedicated executive floors. There are five restaurants covering two different types of Indian cuisine, as well as Chinese cuisine, a shisha restaurant and a coffee shop. There are also two nightclubs. For leisure there is a rooftop pool and a gym with sauna and steam room facilities and the hotel offers guests a complimentary shuttle bus to Jumeirah public beach ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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