Stayed with my family at the Al Sharq hotel for one night due to a late flight arrival to Dubai. At arrival we were welcomed by the receptionist. I asked where to park the car, since I’d called the hotel a couple of days before arrival to check parking possibilities. According to the answer I got then there should be free parking. However, nor the receptionist or the bellboy could point out any free parking lots. We parked the car outside and paid AED 15. Not much of a fuss but a little bit strange referring to something when it obviously is no possibility to get free parking outside the hotel.
The hotel is located quite centrally depending on what your business is in Sharjah. The park outside, Rolla Garden, is still in construction mode and the noise from the construction workers starts early in the morning. If you are facing the park this might be an issue.
We got a room on the 10th floor, fortunately not facing the Rolla Garden. The baby cot that we ordered when booking the room was not there. Calling the reception did not help. The only answer we got was that it was impossible as they do not have baby cots. Strange since we booked the baby cot without any problems. The Al Sharq hotel website says: “One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a baby cot.” Apparently you have to bring it yourself...?
The room and all the furniture was a bit shabby. However, there was a TV, fridge, bathroom with bathtub and shower. The room was clean but in the bathroom there was some mold here and there.
In the morning we got a surprise as they informed us that there is no breakfast included in our stay. Once again I referred to their website stating “All rates are inclusive of Continental Breakfast”. Nope, that was totally unfamiliar to them. No breakfast for us. So we checked out hungry.
The price we paid for our stay was according to the standard of the hotel. However, since we didn’t get the promised free parking, the baby cot and the breakfast, my opinion is that we paid a too high price for this stay. Therefore I can’t really recommend the Al Sharq hotel unless you are aware of the lack of several services.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated at the heart of the city, Al Sharq is one of Sharjah's leading First class hotel renowned for its Services. The hotel is Ideal for Business and Leisure travelers alike. The perfect location for your stay. It is situated just in front of Rolla garden, opposite to the main shopping centers, and surrounded by government departments and close to the Corniche. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Al Sharq Sharjah