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“Great experience, friendly staff...” 5 of 5 stars
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Vida Downtown Dubai
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, The Old Town | Downtown Dubai, Dubai 114788, United Arab Emirates (Downtown Dubai)   |  
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Ranked #22 of 499 Hotels in Dubai
Stockholm, Sweden
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Great experience, friendly staff...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2009

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.

  • Stayed February 2009
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2009

This is the most ridiculous hotel I ever stayed in!! The whole bathroom doesn’t have any walls! It is and the bedroom in a matter of fact only one room, the bath tub and the shower are without walls or doors!. I would never recommend this hotel for families, but I would recommend it for singles or young couples without any children, that is of course unless you are comfortable getting naked in front of your children!!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2009

The hotel had outstanding service. The staff will serve with a constant smile on their faces no matter the request no matter the time you make that request in.
We where there in Christmas eve and the hotel sent a complementary gourmet cake to our room.
The location is superb being close to Burj Dubai, Dubai Mall and Sheik Zayed road.
The rooms were of adequate size and were artistically decorated. The Breakfast was adequate.
Overall an enjoyable experience and an outstanding value for money.

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2009

We were extremely impressed with the level of service at this hotel. The entire staff, from the front desk to the concierge to the business center to the housekeeping, were very warm, courteous, and helpful.

The hotel itself is very comfortable, clean, and luxurious. I absolutely loved the open layout of the room & bathroom.

Free internet in the business center was a wonderful perk.

If we ever go back to Dubai, we're definitely staying here again.

  • Liked — Comfort, cleanliness, luxury and servic
  • Disliked — It's not on the beach.
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2008

Words can't explain my experience with this hotel. my flight arrived midnight, and the driver was very friendly, when i arrived the hotel, the front office stuff were warm and friendly, while i was checking i was offered fresh orange juice and warm towel. i was very impressed the interior design of the hotel. I felt like i was in 5-star hotel. I do travel for a living and spend alot of nights in hotels and this hotel is by far one of the best. Every staff seemed to really care the need of every customer, This was my first visit to Dubai and the staff are very knowledgeable of the city , as they help me to point to my destination. from the front desk to the GM (John Aritho) was very friendly and really showed me they cared about me.

The room was clean and one of the best bed/shower i have seen. I was also impressed the free Internet service. This hotel is in a good location (close to Dubai Mall) and very good neighborhood

The restaurant was really good, i had breakfast and dinner and i really enjoyed the food and the service. I would highly recommend this hotel to ANYONE.

I want to really thank the staff for making me feel like i was home. I look forward staying there on my return to Dubai.

  • Liked — The Service and how the clean the hotel was
  • Disliked — None
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, The Old Town | Downtown Dubai, Dubai 114788, United Arab Emirates
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Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai > Downtown Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Dubai
#22 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
#28 Family Hotel in Dubai
#45 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Vida Downtown Dubai 4*
Number of rooms: 156
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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