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“A long weekend in Dubai”

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TIME Oak Hotel & Suites
Ranked #182 of 561 Hotels in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 29, 2010

We are an expat family who came do Dubai for a long weekend of exploration and fun. We needed an apartment that can accommodate 3 adults and 2 children and Layia was that.
The service was good and staff helpful. The apartment was very large.
The hotel is obviously new, but finish is not the greatest and some hardware needed fixing. However, those things didn't spoil our great stay at this hotel. We found it a good value for the money, and would like to return again next year when visiting Dubai as location is good. It is close to Mall of the Emirats, JBR, Burj Dubai and the water parks.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 13, 2010

We have just returned from our 4th visit to Dubai and our 1st staying at the Layia Oaks and this will be our hotel/apartments of choice in the future.

The apartments are large, clean, well maintained and serviced and all the staff were most pleasant and helpful, a special mention for our maid Sharada who was great and extremely helpful. All the concierge staff were great, helpful and knowledgeable.

The pool area is the best of all the previous hotel/apartments we have stayed at, a big pool, a lovely garden area which was a day long suntrap, a poolside bar, a sheltered area for reprive from the sun, an oasis amongst the construction site that is Dubai. There is some constuction going on around the hotel but it doesn't cause any disruption and we slept like logs on the very comfortable beds. The gym is small but very well equipped and never busy.

We had a slight problem with arranging an extra bed for my son but this was readily rectified by speaking to Mohammed (manager) and then Mr Mohammed Awadalla (Area Vice President), with many thanks.

It was my hubbie's birthday on our day of arrival and following an advance email requesting if possible a small birthday cake, he was so surprised by a lovely large cake, a fruit bowl, a box of chocolates and a birthday card, a lovely start to our great holiday at Layia Oaks, thank you everyone!!

The only negatives of the apartments are the price of the Wifi connection, this could be reduced for families, especially those with teenagers who find living without internet for 2 weeks difficult, also there is no D.V.D. player in the lounge, again useful for teenagers, tho' the T.V. is huge.

Regarding taxis finding the hotel, the majority of taxi drivers had no problems but if you just mention that it's near the Media Rotana hotel, they know where it is. There is also a Metro station (that is not yet opened ), only 200 yards from the hotel and when it opens the hotel's position will be perfect for travelling throughout Dubai.

I am always worried about recommending anywhere or anything as people have differing expectations and requirements, but as my name suggests I am fussy and have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending Layia Oak Hotel for a good value break in Dubai.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 10, 2010

There is no central area of Dubai and you will need to take a taxi or car anywhere you go. I stressed trying to find the "perfect spot" and finally realized there is no such thing in Dubai. So then I tried to find a reasonably priced place to stay, which is not easy in Dubai. We are a family with 2 teenagers (a boy and a girl) and wanted 2 rooms. Much as I would love to stay at a posh hotel or resort, I felt the money wouldn't be worth it since we don't spend much time in the room(s). I happened across Layia Oak and found it had 3-bedroom apartments for less cost than the price of two hotel rooms elsewhere! Friends decided to come with us, and they booked a 2-bedroom apartment.

It seemed to us that Layia Oak was originally a beautiful apartment building. Perhaps with the economic bust, rentals were a better idea. It suited us just fine! It's still beautiful and modern, and well maintained, with a pool area, as well as a delicious and full breakfast buffet. The staff were helpful and cheerful. Coming from the airport, we got out of the taxi and the hotel employee even greeted us by name, before we could even say who we were. Impressive.

The beds were beyond comfortable! It was great to have room to spread out, and the kids loved having their own bedroom, complete with a TV in each bedroom.

It's true the taxi drivers might not know where this hotel is, although there are road signs as you get nearer to it. Print out a map from the hotel's website; that helps. Sometimes the taxi drivers may say they don't know the hotel (and ignore the road signs) and take the long way around, for a bigger fare. But other drivers we had were wonderful, so it's a mixed bag.

The concierge was very helpful in booking a desert safari for us, too. All in all, I'd return to this hotel next time I go to Dubai.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled with family
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FrancescoSala, E-Distribution Manager at TIME Oak Hotel & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2010

Dear Jexpat,
Thank you very much for your kind review. We are pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the Layia Oak Hotel & Suites and felt comfortable in our spacious 3 Bedroom Suite.
We do hope to see you during your next visit in Dubai.
Kind Regards,
Francesco

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Reviewed March 11, 2010

i like this place and its service is great and its comfortable place to stay in with family friends and for business too

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 2, 2010

I’ve spent one full week with my family in Dubai, we enjoyed it as usual. It was our first time in Layia Oak hotel and I believe it will not be the last. It is a very clean hotel with great location and very reasonable rates. I strongly recommend this hotel

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 27, 2010

I used the hotel on a holiday with my wife and 2 kids... We used the 2 bedroom suite. The suite was absolutly fantastic... Extreemly spacious and comfortable... The kids loved the beds so much, at times I had a problem convincing them to leave the place to go out.

The location of the hotel is quite excellent, reasonably close to places we wanted to visit (Atlantis, Wild Wadi and a couple of malls). Only issue is some of the taxi drivers had a problem finding the place. The hotel were very helpful and provided a street map of the area that I showed to taxi drivers to help them.

I would definately use the hotel again.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with family
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FrancescoSala, E-Distribution Manager at TIME Oak Hotel & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2010

Dear BasemB,

thanks for your valuable feedback posted on Trip Advisor.

I was delighted to read from your comments that your and your family enjoyed your recent stay with us

We look forward to welcoming you back when you next visit Dubai.

Kind regards,

Francesco Sala
E-Distribution Manager

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Reviewed February 7, 2010

Very spacious suites with all comfort.
Service very high, quick action in case needed and personal touch.
Price/quality: very good.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled on business
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FrancescoSala, E-Dsitribution Manager at TIME Oak Hotel & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2010

Dear Tige62Antwerpen ,

thank you for your lovely note posted on Trip Advisor.

We do hope to welcoming you again in the Layia Oak Hotel & Suites property in the near future.

Kind regards

Francesco Sala
E-Distribution Manager

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Additional Information about TIME Oak Hotel & Suites

Address: TECOM, Al Barsha, Dubai 283634, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#50 Business Hotel in Dubai
#77 Family Hotel in Dubai
#80 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#159 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
Price Range: $92 - $317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — TIME Oak Hotel & Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 192
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located in Dubai, the TIME Oak Hotel & Suites is only 5 minutes from Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah and The Palm Dubai. Additional nearby points of interest include The Emirates Golf Club, Internet & Media City. All suites have separate living room and bedroom, balcony, high quality beds. 42inch TV with international channel. Enjoy one of the biggest temperature controlled swimming pools for a city hotel in Dubai. ... more   less 
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