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Al Manzil Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Old Town, Downtown Dubai | Mohamed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai 114822, United Arab Emirates   |  
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“Dubai Stop over”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

We spent 2 nights at the Al Manzil on our way to Europe and plan to stay again on our way back to Australia. The hotel is well located within walking distance to the Dubai mall & the Burg Kalifa. Generally speaking service was good, Robert on checkin was very good, although female front desk staff at check out were not as good. We dined at most of the restaurants and food & experience was good.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Having read very good reviews of this hotel I was very pleased to have been upgraded from the Qamardeen to the Al Manzil due to refurbishment. Our three night stay was a post cruise extension. We arranged via e-mail for a pickup at Port Rachid at 9-30am on the morning of our disembarkation. We waited in the hot sun for nearly 45 minutes but nobody from the hotel arrived. We then had great difficulty securing a taxi for our transfer. On arrival we were made to feel uncomfortable as they did not believe there was a transfer booked directly with them. I had to obtain a copy of my e-mail which they then acknowledged was their error. Our room was located on the third floor with a pool view. The room was quite large with the bath in the room. The bed was large and comfortable.
The quality of food was good however the service could have been a lot better.I understand there were staff shortages while we were there. Finally a complimentary shuttle was provided for our return to the airport.
The location of the hotel is excellent being close to the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Arrived in the very early hours of the morning after a month long holiday in Europe. Man on reception was welcoming but very hard to understand. He seemed to be mixed up about whether we were to pay cash or could pay by card. That was the only negative. Room was lovely, hotel is very convenient to Dubai Mall, fountains and Burj Kalifa. Taxis are frequent and inexpensive.
Overall the hotel has a nice vibe.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

I have stayed in this hotel on a number of occasions whilst traveling on business. It is a small, friendly hotel. The staff are very welcoming and helpful, in particular on the reception and concierge desk.

The Courtyard is a great place for an evening meal, with varied menus and food available. You can spend the evening with friends or colleagues outside in the warm evening air just soaking up the atmosphere (although the shisha can sometimes be a bit overpowering).

The swimming pool, although small, is rarely very busy and provides welcome relaxation at the end of a busy day.

Being only a few minutes walk from the Dubai Fountains, Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa, this hotel is in a great location for shopping (either in the mall, or the smaller Souk Al Bahar) or to enjoy a meal at one of the many and varied restaurants whilst watching the fountains.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stefan V, General Manager at Al Manzil Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Dear J0anesy,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at Al Manzil Hotel. For you next visiting may I suggest that you ask for a non-smoking table if you happen to opt for an evening at our award winning Courtyard restaurant?
Your praise with regards to our location and facilities is much appreciated and I will be sure to pass on your kind words to our reception and front office teams.
Kind regards,
Stefan Viard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Just returned from a 3 night stay on the way to the Maldives. Originally booked the Qamardeen further along the road, but this was closed due to refurbishment so the travel agent put us in the Al Manzil instead. It was a lovely, staff all very helpful. Breakfast was included which is a buffet and was very good. Room a food good size, had a pool view. Free wifi in the room as well which was useful.

10 min walk to the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa.

Got a taxi to the gold souk, which was about 25 mins away. Didn't have time to go to he marina/beach area although would do this if we go again.

Definitely do a trip out into the desert as this was the highlight of our trip, going over the dunes was scary, but fun. Smoked a shiesha pipe, had a camel ride and got a henna tattoo-all great fun.

Overall would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stefan V, General Manager at Al Manzil Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Dear Katie_M_B37,

Thank you for your review. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed our breakfast and the complimentary WiFi available throughout the hotel.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel when you return to Dubai.
Kind regards,
Stefan Viard
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Great location and very comfortable room. Our 6th floor room had a fantastic view of the Burj Khalifa! The hotel is modern with Arabic decor and flair, located within an easy walk from the Dubai Mall. The service was very good and staff were helpful.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stefan V, General Manager at Al Manzil Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Dear socalprof48,

Thank you for your comments, I am very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our location, the comfort of and view from your room and the overall décor of the hotel.
We do hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near future.
Kind regards,
Stefan Viard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Originally i booked the Qamardeen hotel but due to renovation there they switched our reservation beforehand to the Al Manzil. We had the best service ever experienced at any hotel and while staff were friendly they also were very efficient. The rooms are very well appointed with a surprising bathroom. Breakfast was very enjoyable. Location is one of the best of Dubai: walking distance from Dubai mall and fountains. plenty of nice restaurants at hotel or very close.
Only one negative: we could only stay for one night !

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stefan V, General Manager at Al Manzil Hotel, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Dear rimage2000,

Thank you for your high praise of the Al Manzil Hotel. We do apologize for any inconvenience caused due to the relocation, but I trust it was painless and that it didn’t adversely affect your experience. I will gladly pass on you kind words to my staff.
We do hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back for a longer stay in the near future.
Kind regards,
Stefan Viard
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Address: The Old Town, Downtown Dubai | Mohamed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai 114822, United Arab Emirates
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Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#232 Luxury Hotel in
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Al Manzil Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
*****CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS UNTIL 1ST NOVEMBER 2014***** Discover the spice of life; as you explore the area and make a discovery of your own. Just a five-minute walk from, Burj Khalifa the immense & inspiring Dubai Mall and right in the heart of the Burj Khalifa commercial and residential precinct, you’ll find Al Manzil Hotel, a four star deluxe hotel that presents a perfect fusion of old and new.Situated in The Old Town precinct with easy access from Sheikh Zayed Road via Financial Centre Road.With its excellent business facilities, Al Manzil is a popular venue for small to medium-size conferences. ... more   less 
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