My husband & I traveled to Dubai and stayed at Astoria Hotel for 5 days in December 2011. This was not our choice but referred by our travel agent. As such I made a quick search about the hotel reviews on this site. I was worried after reading the comments! Anyway the travel agent recommended it and also as our intention was to explore Dubai and not spend much time in the hotel we decided to go ahead with it.
I must say I do not agree with some of the earlier reviews, as we did not hear any noise from the Disco and slept well (we were on the 3rd floor)! It had all facilities that is usually offered in these type of hotels. The room was good, clean and it remained that way throughout our stay. The breakfast of course was not that good as it was almost the same menu everyday without any variation. The staff was friendly and helped us with arranging various sight seen tours. Wifi facility is there however it is not free of charge.
The best thing about the hotel is the location!!!!!
It is 5 minutes away to the nearest Metro station from there you could go to all Malls starting from Iban Batuta, Mall of Emirates (where Ski Dubai/Snow park is), Burj Kalifa/Dubai Mall (where the ice skating, acquarium and sound & light water show happen) if you purchase an unlimited day pass costing 16 AED. Also the water taxi station to cross the Dubai creek (on the other side you get the famous gold souk, spice souk & perfume souk with a fare of 1 AED) is also 5 minutes walk. A branch of Careefour Supermarket is also in the neighborhood. The Dubai museum, a film theater (mostly screen Tamil) and shops (wholesale /retail with bargain prices) for computers, phones, etc and many eating places are all around the hotel.
The Ambassador Hotel (of the same group) is a hop step away and they have a variety of pubs and a swimming pool.
The hotel even allowed us a very late checkout so that we could shop more till we were dropped at the airport. It is about 30 minutes away from the airport.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in Dubai’s business and commercial district of Bur Dubai, the Astoria Hotel offers its guests a convenient location. Noted for its comfortable rooms and friendly service, all at a reasonable rate, makes this one of the most popular of Dubai’s 3-star hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Astoria Hotel Dubai