We visited Dubai on 26th March for business and were booked in Lotus grand hotel apartment, Al Qiyadah. The entrance to the building was impressive, but the walk to the reception and it was not a pleasant encounter. The apartment are side by side in a lobby which is dark, gloomy. One would feel low walking through the lobby. Our apartment was one bedroom kitchen apt, spacious; but very gloomy as there was no good sunlight. Also it was stinky. The utensils were not wen cleaned since the last guest. Highlight was that the washing machine was a front load semi automatic from 80s, whose door was already broken and when we called the house keeping guy to inform him about it, he came to check and told us that he would open the door with screw driver when we wanted to wash clothes. Also he told us that he would inform reception and change the door lock. In turn it happened so, that after our 5 days of stay when we checked out, reception put the charge on us of 170Dhs for breaking the washing machine door lock; whereas we didn't get to wen use it for once.
Usually we would be out of the room and housekeeping would do the cleaning but one day I was in the apartment when housekeeping came and I could t believe what she did! She folded the used towels (which were wet as used in morning) and kept them back in the bathroom.
Also on booking websites they claim that supermarket is nearby, restaurants are walking distance but actually there is no good supermarket nearby except for a cold store which is dirty.
Overall, we didn't like the apartment, nor the service, nor the neighbourhood. I think Lotus grand as rated 4 star is way too overrated.
I would not recommend anybody to spend so much for such a place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The luxurious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with full facilities consisting of a spacious living room with 34 inches flat-screened, satellite television, DVD player, music system and high-speed internet connectivity with a complete ambiance of relaxation and functionality will captivate you at Lotus Grand Hotel Apartments. Enjoy a spectacular view of the city while taking a few laps in the hotel’s rooftop swimming pool. Enjoy the Jacuzzi, sauna, steam & gymnasium together with our open-air poolside barbecue area for a family get-together. Exhausted from the day's activities, Bite Rite, our multi cuisine Coffee Shop is the place to settle for a quick meal or just walk in for a quiet dinner with your family. Lotus Grand Apartment is more than just a venue, it is a meeting and events destination in its own right. The Apartment is perfectly designed to meet the requirements of any event or conference, from company business meetings to banquets, social functions and weddings. It can even organise the outdoor catering to any destination in Dubai. Located 3 kilometers from Dubai International Airport and about 15 minutes drive to World Trade Center, Dubai Creek, famous gold souks, shopping malls and golf clubs around the city, the Lotus Grand Hotel Apartments offers convenience and accessibility. Business Centre working Hours from 0900 am to 1800 pm, Swimming Pool & Gymnasium Open from 0900 am to 2100 pm ... more less
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