The Doubletree by Hilton Al Barsha seems to have been under construction for ever, so it was with great pleasure that I stayed there on a recent visit to Dubai. The property is brand new and is very well appointed as a result. As a Hilton HHonors Gold Member, I was upgraded to a 1-bedroom Apartment with a full kitchen. The rooms were nicely furnished, had plenty of electric sockets and decent views out over SkiDubai's huge artificial slope. The restaurant was also open till 11am for breakfast during Ramadan, which was very helpful for late night flight arrivals who wanted to sleep in a bit.
That said, there were a few negatives that prevented this from getting an "Excellent" rating.
a) The hotel claims to offer valet parking but on multiple occasions there were no valets available to actually take the car. They seem to hide inside the building in the air conditioning rather than keep an eye on guests pulling up. On top of that, the self parking underground lot is not signposted at all, so you have to go inside (after paying to park at a public street meter) and get directions after check-in. They failed on this count.
b) The washer/dryer in the apartments seems to have been fitted as an afterthought. It does not fit the under-counter space properly, meaning that it blocks another set of cabinets/drawers from opening properly.
c) The tourism dirham fee should have been charged together with the prepaid room rate rather than charged as a second transaction at checkout. This just slows down the whole process.
Overall though, this is an excellent and reasonably priced option right next to the Mall of the Emirates.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the vibrant Al Barsha area - Dubai’s world-class shopping, entertainment and dining hub, the contemporary DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Residences Dubai – Al Barsha is located just behind the Mall of The Emirates and is only 30 minutes from Dubai Airport (DXB) and 15 minutes from numerous major business areas. Golf lovers will appreciate the hotel's close proximity to two world-renowned Dubai golf courses. A complimentary shuttle service runs from the hotel to Jumeirah Beach and the Mall of The Emirates. Enjoy spacious accommodations, modern facilities and a warm welcome when you stay at our stylish, full-service Dubai hotel. You will even be greeted with a signature DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie when you check-in.All of the stylish, air-conditioned guest rooms at this Dubai hotel offer a variety of amenities, including an elegant bathroom, a mini-bar, a 42-inch TV, WiFi and an MP3 alarm clock. Upgrade to a suite or a one or two-bedroom apartment for additional space and features. Work out in the complimentary 24-hour fitness center overlooking the sparkling outdoor pool. Enjoy breakfast in the All-Day Dining Restaurant, serving international cuisine with both buffet and a la carte options. Savor Indian specialties prepared in an exciting show kitchen in our Indian Restaurant and unwind in our relaxed Lobby Lounge. With three flexible meeting rooms, a 24-hour business center and a dedicated events team, our Dubai hotel is perfect for a successful conference. ... more less
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