We just spent 7 days in Dubai, staying at the Abidos Hotel Apartments in Al Barsha. My 1st piece of advice would be to make sure you know the address and nearby locations 'Mall of the Emirates' 'Citymax Hotel etc. as a lot of the Taxi drivers had us lost looking for the hotel, it was recently called the Corp Executive and it seemed most drivers were more familiar of that name.
Not a paradise but it served us well, certainly the staff couldn't do enough for us when we reported a fault with our kettle and when we needed a washing machine they had one installed within a matter of minutes. The staff brought us clean towels and made the room up daily, the meals served where always of a decent standard with only one complaint, the breakfast tables could have been cleaned bit more thoroughly in my opinion.
The pool area was small and you had to be there at the crack of dawn to get a sun bed but this wasn't a big part of our plan for the holiday so we were quite happy at the plenty table and chairs available up on the sun deck.
There was a lot of building work going on around the hotel, as there is anywhere in Dubai so this wasn't unusual and not too disruptive however you could hear the odd drill or bang of scaffolding if you were on the sun deck or balcony.
The location couldn't be better for us, its right near the mall and only a £2 taxi ride to the metro if you can't stand the heat to walk. In the middle of the two main attractions for us, one way the old Dubai & the Khalifa, in the other direction Abu Dhabi and the Dubai Marina.... this kept the journeys interesting and different every time we left the hotel which made it great to see the sights.
Although there was no bar at the hotel there is a great sports bar round the corner at the Citymax hotel, with regular buffets, food and drinks available nearly 24hours this made a great meeting location for friends.
There is a small shop right outside the front door which is great for stocking up on the essentials, bread, water, sweet treats etc. A lot of items had no prices so it was always a bit of a lottery however I don't think we ever paid over the odds for anything when checking the receipts.
Overall, I decent stay. I saw some other amazing hotels whilst we were there but of course the budgets we're on another level! Absolutely loved our time in Dubai and would recommend it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located within walking distance to the Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai and the Metro. The hotel offers 142 fully furnished spacious one and two bedroom apartments ideally suited for both corporate clients and discerning leisure guests. ... more less
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