It was a great choice to stay in Qamardeen Hotel, they welcomed us with cold orange juice and wet towels..Checking-in didnt take lots of time and we got so shocked when we saw the fantastic bathtub and the shower inside glass windows. And then noticed the chocos on our pillows. Staff is so kind and helpful. We felt like we are at home, they treated us as their friends and helped us about everything. The only bad experience we had in Dubai was with a taxi driver who asked for the double price - he picked up us from Burj Al-Arab and he said that traffic in Sheik Zayed Road is awful - actually he was right, you can stuck in the traffic for hours - and he wanted to use another way to the hotel. when i asked how much it will differ, he said 18, and i was knowing that normally it was 30 from Madinat Jumeirah to Qamardeen, so it would be around 48 ...but he asked for 80 !!! oucourse i didnt give that amount, i rejected. while i was havin a high tempered conversation with the taxi driver, concierge of the hotel noticed that we are havin a conflict and he opened the door of the car and asked about the problem...i paid 48 at the end and said that i will complain about him. moreover the hotel concierge ppl didnt let the cap pick up the other guests of the hotel who were waiting for a taxi. after a few hours while we were walking to dubai mall we noticed that the taxi driver came back to the hotel and asked if we have complained or not cause then he could loose his job and he wanted us to excuse him. the taxis in dubai are all under rule of one big company and they have strict rules, dont hesitate to complain if u face any problems.
Anyways, the hotel is just next to the Souk Al Bahar - arabic traditional bazaar with nice stores, starbucks and a great italian restaurant inside. From souk al bahar you can pass to the biggest mall of Middle East which is Dubai Mall. Don't skip to visit the aquarium inside it. Also there is the gold bazaar and the skating area inside it.
Breakfast was more than fine with omelettes and fruits and even warm meals. The business center and the internet is free in 24 hours. They let you have 2 bottles of water everyday during your stay.
Only thing you should keep in your mind that u will need an adapter from the reception to charge your cameras or mobile phones since the plug-ins there are with three teeth instead of two.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vida Downtown Dubai (previously Qamardeen Hotel) takes shape as six floors of fresh, urban styling with bright, airy private and public spaces. Sitting in the Old Town precinct of Dubai just a short walk from Burj Khalifa, eclectic souks, The Dubai Mall and The Dubai Fountain, and a short drive from, The Dubai International Financial Centre, the airport and beaches. This is, literally, the place to be. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Qamardeen Hotel Dubai