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Media Rotana
Ranked #160 of 556 Hotels in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 10, 2010

We have stayed at the Media before and it is perfect be it for business or pleasure. A truely 5star hotel, unfortunately set amongst a building site....otherwise a great hotel.
Tip - Do not book a taxi witht he Hotel re airport pick up or drop off. It is far less expensive to catch a cab from the airport or vice versa, on avarage a hotel car will cost anything upwards from 150AED, a public taxi will cost roughly 70-90AED...

Stayed: May 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 4, 2010

Nice hotel, good service, not much around. There are 5 restaurants at the hotel. I only tried one of them and the food was nice.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 18, 2010

This is a plush hotel (however not as plush as the Raffles in Dubai) and is very comfortable. Food was good. Bedroom great. Room service was very efficient. They also took care of my conference requirements really well. There is also a pub downstairs where you can get a refreshing pint after a hard day.

Thanks Rotana - I really enjoyed my stay.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 25, 2010

Nice bar, which is much like the long bar in towers rotana. Pool is bland, and dull. Everything else is kinda OK, but bland. There is nowhere to walk to, but taxis are convenient, and the hotel taxi will rip you off. I probably would not go back by choice, but it is ok. and come on please, your internet charges are way too high, should be free!

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2010

Pretty good hotel for business travellers but a bit out of the way for leisure travellers. However the hotel does run (in conjunction with other nearby hotels) a free shuttle service to Mall Of The Emirates. Channels restaurant provides an excellent buffet breakfast. Nelson Bar is great for watching sports channels and offers good bar food, but it realy ought to be non smoking. Hotel is about 20 to 30 mins from airport depending on traffic. Good internet connection. Rooms are quite nice but no views as the area around the hotel is a bit of a building site - as is most of this area of Dubai.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 2, 2010

I have no complaints about the hotel itself. My only complaint is about its location and its surrounding construction mess and traffic diversions. The hotel is right off of the Sheikh Zayed Road, which should normally be very convenient to access; however, due to all the construction happening around the hotel and all of the traffic diversions that have been set up, it was really stressful for me to find my way to the hotel (I was driving). When I was coming back to the hotel from Emirates Road (opposite of Sheikh Zayed Road), I couldn't find the entrance to the hotel and had to maneuver through many side street before arriving at the hotel. I guess if you are traveling by taxi, then you won't have to deal with the hassle of finding your way around - but if you are driving yourself, beware!
Otherwise, the hotel was quite pleasant. The rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. I'd be happy to return once the construction in that area is cleared up and the roads are back to normal!

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 25, 2010

The Media Rotana is a no nonsense 5 star hotel in a great location. It's service and standards are first class, the rooms are spotless and tastefully furnished, the b'fast is world class. Also accessible in the lobby is the Nelson's bar which is popular with ex-pats and seems to go off nearly every night of the week. We went to the mexican night buffet in the hotel which was also excellent and includes all the booze you can drink, in Dubai! The terrace bar and pool of the media Rotana are a feature, an atmospheric place with good music, great cocktails and perfect for a balmy evening of which there are many in the UAE. The gym and pool are also excellent, no one will be disappointed staying here.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Media Rotana

Address: Hessa Street | Barsha Heights, Dubai 503030, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#72 Business Hotel in Dubai
#91 Spa Hotel in Dubai
#95 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#110 Family Hotel in Dubai
#140 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
Price Range: $94 - $365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Media Rotana 5*
Number of rooms: 536
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arrive at Media Rotana to find yourself greeted with a feeling of contemporary luxury. Imagine dramatic architecture and design where you are offered privacy, personalized service and peerless facilities. We take pride in offering you the best of everything; stylish restaurants, modern rooms and friendly service. Whether your stay in Dubai is for business or pleasure, it should be a worry-free experience that delights you. So choose Media Rotana and we assure you the best stay away from home. ... more   less 
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