First things first, this is a city centre hotel and there are no great views from the hotel as it isn’t a high rise like some of the others, but let me reassure you that each and every excellent review below wont prepare you for the excellent service in this hotel. It is without a doubt, the most welcoming hotel we have ever stayed in. I am a travel agent and have had the pleasure of staying in a number of luxury hotels throughout the world, but this one gets my highest rating for professionalism and friendliness. From the minute you reach the door, you will be greeted by a friendly smiling member of staff and that continues throughout the stay.
Prompt, efficient and we were in our room within 10 minutes of reaching the hotel.
Room – 724 (executive room)
The room was large and beautifully decorated in an Arabian theme room. There was a really comfy, huge bed, a small table with chairs, flat screen tv and lots of wardrobe/drawer space. The bathroom was tiny with a shower in the bath, but everything was spotless. Lots and lots of extras that I havent seen in most hotels like shoe shine & nail files. There was a mini bar, iron, ironing board, hairdryer and lots of toiletries in the bathroom. We were in an executive room and had a bowl of fruit on arrival. From the window we could see the Burj Khalifa in the distance. Just a note, we were right opposite the lifts and never once heard them. Free wifi in rooms.
We stayed half board so evening meals were included. We had a choice of breakfast in the main restaurant with other guests or in the executive lounge. We opted for the lounge as it was quiet. The breakfast spread was excellent with lots of choice for everyone. We ate in both the Indian and Chinese/Thai restaurant and food was fabulous both nights. The Indian has live music most evenings and is really busy. You have the option of outdoor dining in the Chinese as they have a roof terrace.
Remember there are no off licences in Dubai (well not that i know of). If you want to drink alcohol in your room, buy it when you are leaving the airport. There are bars in all of the hotels and most of them have entertainment. Service, food and drink was the Sherlock Holmes bar at the hotel was very good. We had 4 drinks each, home-made burger & chicken fajitas, both with chips and salad and the total cost was just over £50. There was a really good group playing on the Friday night and the atmosphere in the bar was great.
The most helpful, friendly bunch of staff I have ever met in a hotel. Particular thanks to the concierge team as they went way beyond the call of duty to ensure our transfer arrived on time.
Dubai is huge and if you are daunted by the choice of hotels I would suggest this area for ease of access to the city. Outside the hotel was the Dubai museum, it was a 5 minute walk to the creek where you could take the abra boats to the gold or spice souks on the other side. At the creek side you could visit the souks filled with bags/fashions/watches etc but be warned, they torture you! The streets around the hotel are filled with local jewellers, retail shops and restaurants. I loved it. You could do all your shopping within a five minute walk! Taxis to Dubai Mall or the Burj Al Arab costs 20 – 30 dinar (between £3.50 & £5.00), depends on traffic.
Our flight was late on the Saturday night but we were able to store luggage in a secure room. When we got back in the evening, we were able to get concierge to take a bag out for us and get what we needed to take showers in the pool/gym area. Towels were available from the gym attendant. No trouble to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arabian hospitality comes alive the moment you enter the portals and step into the distinctive lobby. Warmth meets efficiency as you are made to feel at home instantly. The heritage inspired ambience with cool stone and warm tones of rich wood, invites you to be part of it.Set in the historic heart of Dubai, a stone throw away from the Dubai Creek and the timeless Souk Al Kabeer (Meena Bazar), the award winning Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa is a true Arabian themed hotel. Next to Dubai Museum, Ruler’s Court and Diplomatic Enclave, having British Embassy, US and Saudi Consulates as neighbors, hotel and surrounding Bastakiya historic area is so rich in its heritage flavor and cultural elements, you could say it’s been a few centuries in the making.Arabian Courtyard Hotel and Spa is ideally located for all travelers, as it is a brisk stroll to the Metro station, textile and computer market and Bank Street. Dubai Trade Center and Burj Khalifa is a short drive from the hotel as is the fabled Gold Souk, Port Rashid and Dry Docks are all within easy reach. The Dubai International Airport is 6 kilometers away only. With 173 elegantly furnished rooms in traditional Arabic theme including 23 elegantly furnished suites and 41 executive rooms, our central hotel offers all the latest amenities for discerning travelers. A variety of dining and entertainment options as well as conference & banquet with the latest technology are on offer. Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa also offers a fully equipped health & recreation center as well as a Wellness Spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arabian Courtyard Hotel And Spa
- Courtyard Hotel Dubai
- Arabian Courtyard Hotel Dubai
- Courtyard Dubai
- Dubai Courtyard
- Arabian Courtyard Dubai