A friend booked this hotel for us recently. He had stayed there, the rest of us had not. We knew only that it was in a great location and it was cheap ($200 for a double room for 3 nights), so I personally was not expecting much. However, from arrival, I was very impressed with this hotel. There was a slight booking issue (they had given us rooms with double beds and were completely booked, so we had to wait 2 days to change it), but other than that the service was superb.
As the other reviews say, the rooms are small. With two people in the room you have to work it like a puzzle to maneuver around. But, being in Dubai, we weren't expecting to spend much time in the room anyways. The beds were comfortable, the TV worked well, and the AC was cold. Decor was also aesthetically pleasing, contemporary and simple.
The bathrooms matched the rooms-also small. The first room we were in had a bathtub that was only partially closed off, so some water got out when taking a shower. The second room was just the little shower basin, so the floor flooded a bit. Easily solved by putting down an extra towel.
The Maxx bar was also a surprise. The clientele was diverse, not just hotel guests. There were some obvious regulars (awkwardly comfortable in their domain), and generally just a nice mix. The prices were good, they had some different deals each night. Just don't plan on it being a romantic meal/relaxing night out... the music (live band) was absurdly loud.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Citymax Hotels is a comfortable, mid-market, budget hotel for the business traveler. The chain has 3 hotels across Dubai and Sharjah, centrally located near important business hubs and International Airports. Each Citymax Hotel is equipped for business and leisure with Internet access, conference halls, multi cuisine restaurants, gyms and rooftop swimming pools. With no compromise on comforts, Citymax Hotels promises luxury mattresses, coffee makers, rain showers and other in-room luxuries at affordable prices. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Citymax Al Barsha Hotel Dubai