I stay in this hotel regularly and always go back because it's the perfect choice to use as a base for exploring Dubai and Abu Dhabi at a very reasonable price.
Usually when you stay in 3* hotel, it's rare to get a really very good all round experience but Centro Barsha is an excellent hotel with great staff and nice location.
Good access to shopping Malls, beaches, attractions and the overall service always makes me return.
I will give you my truthful opinion on the pros and cons of staying here:
The classic rooms are small and compact and quite basic, although you do get a fridge
There is LCD TV in every room on the wall, close to the bed and has lots of channels so perfect.
There is a wardrobe; it's a compact "hanging area" with 6 hangers and an iron board with iron and a hair dryer as well.
Hotel is providing a kettle and basic amenities like coffee, milk, sugar and drinking water (complimentary)
There is a safety box in each room & easy to operate.
The bed and the pillows are really comfortable.
The room is always SPOTLESSLY clean and the bed linen changed every day! The room cleaners in this hotel are such hard workers.
The fridge is small and sometimes not working properly.
There is a little supermarket 2 minutes’ walk.
There are vending machines on roof top close to the gym reception where you can buy water, crisps and sweets.
Tea, coffee, sugar, milk are filled every day and there are 2 cups and a kettle to use.
If you ordered food from outside, you can take plates from the restaurant but you have to go down to bring up because it’s a self-service hotel.
There is a basic but comfortable chair next to the bed with a small round table
You don’t need an adaptor because a universal plug is already there
There is Wi-Fi but it’s not free actually very expensive.
The window does open a little but not advisable during hot months.
The rooms have Air Conditioners and you can control the temp...
The bathroom is walk in shower, but again, so clean. They provide shower gel, soap, shampoo and a few towels.
If you call the operator just ensure you speak clearly as sometimes the communication can be difficult on the phone. You may ask for towels and get a trolley.
The laundry service is very efficient and they deliver it back to you but be cautious if you give them garments with delicate fabrics.
There are plenty of lifts and the lobby is normally a quiet place.
Restaurant: It's O K, always same food and they close at 23:00.
Shop: open 24/7 ! You can have some juices, tea, coffee, croissant, cake and a few other options.
The breakfast has lots of choice
I don't eat dinner there.
The bar is small in size & they offer drinks package and it's really good value. The alcohol prices are average for Dubai and you always get a friendly crowd in the bar and the staff are lovely, attentive and very friendly you can spend hours with them!
The Bar always show only the Football events on the big screens, so if you love Football have no fear as you won't miss a thing but if you are interested in other sports then please find another place.
Another great thing is the swimming pool: It's located on the roof and has some GREAT guys looking after you up there. The pool is not huge but it's clean and cool with nice sun beds surrounding. Towels are provided too!
There is a gym too for the guest!
The check in can sometimes be slow if it's busy but it's not usually a problem.
They are happy to store luggage if you have a later flight.
Trust me that there is NO CONCIERGE but security staff are very helpful and informative, they will always help you with your luggage or if you need a taxi just ask them.
You can book attractions and trips directly with the hotel.
There are usually Taxi's outside, although sometimes you may have to wait but don’t take the private taxi’s because they are very expensive.
I would definitely recommend CENTRO BARSHA to all travellers.
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- Also Known As:
- Centro Barsha Hotel Dubai