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“Good - apart from the smoke!”
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Centro Barsha
Ranked #80 of 549 Hotels in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Alcester
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Good - apart from the smoke!”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Good hotel for a stopover and by Dubai standards reasonably priced. Spacious clean rooms with well-appointed bathroom. Roof-top pool and bar very welcoming. Breakfast selection good and you soon get used to turkey bacon! Problems? A well-stocked and otherwise pleasant bar was full of smokers on both our visits to the hotel and because it is open at both ends, the smoke fills the adjacent sitting and dining area as well. The hotel is within walking distance of the Mall of the Emirates although we did seem to be the only people who actually walked there - or anywhere else in four-wheel Dubai.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank BobandAnnie
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CentroBarsha, General Manager at Centro Barsha, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and your kind words about the overall product and the service you have received. Nevertheless, your comment regarding the smoke from the bar have been taken into serious consideration.

I hope that we the Centro Barsha Team would have the opportunity to welcoming you again in our hotel.

With best regards,

Eleni Tsolakou
General Manager
Email: eleni.tsolakou@rotana.com
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Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Pros:
- Close to metro
- Clean
- Economical

Cons:
- Staff were unhelpful when it came to finding restaurants, etc... kept on wanting to send us to the Marina
- No free wifi

Would we stay there again, maybe. Depends on the nature of the trip.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Matthew H
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CentroBarsha, General Manager at Centro Barsha, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for your comment regarding the Centro product. We also took note on your comments regarding surrounding area knowledge.


With best regards

Eleni Tsolakou
General Manager
Email:eleni.tsolakou@rotana.com
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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91 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2013

This hotel is a good business hotel well placed for Al Barsha and close to the Mall of the Emirates. Good value basic restaurant which has nightly themes in its buffet style restaurant. There is a nice gym and a roof top pool. There is a well stocked bar which is very popular in the evenings.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Vince68
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CentroBarsha, General Manager at Centro Barsha, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and your kind words about the overall product, the food and the facilities provided at Centro. We were glad to hear that we have met your expectations and we hope to have the opportunity welcoming you back in the near future.

With best regards,

Eleni Tsolakou
General Manager
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Bucharest, Romania
1 review
Reviewed December 30, 2013

We stayed at the hotel for a 7 nights journey. The rooms aren't very spacious, but clean and the beds are big and comfortable. The location is great - 10 or 15 minutes walk to the Mall of the Emirates. There are also free parking places. We had a very pleasant stay at this hotel. I will recommend Centro Barsha for all kinds of journeys.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Alexandra14725
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CentroBarsha, General Manager at Centro Barsha, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review and your kind words about the product. We were glad to hear that we have met your expectations and we hope to have the opportunity welcoming you back in the near future.

With best regards,

Eleni Tsolakou
General Manager
Email: eleni.tsolakou@rotana.com
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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550 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2013

This is a true 3 stars hotel. the rooms are small, but the bed is comfortable and the bathrooms are extra clean.

It is located very close to the metro, about a 4 minute walk.

Breakfast was mediocre, the waffles and pancakes were awful!

I would come here again, as we get good rates here and it is a good place to sleep while in Dubai for one or two nights.

Same problem as all other Rotana hotels, no free internet in the room...

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Sara A
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CentroBarsha, General Manager at Centro Barsha, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for your review about the Hotel product and kindly note that your comment regarding the breakfast had been taken into consideration.


With best regards,

Eleni Tsolakou
General Manager
Email:eleni.tsolakou@rotana.com
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Carcavelos, Portugal
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Returning from Seychelles to Lisbon with my wife and a friend, we had a stop-over in Dubai and chose Centro Barsha for a 4 nights stay. We loved the hotel. On our arrival at 4 am we were very well received by the front desk staff, all very friendly and helpful. We had included the night of the arrival in our booking and, in a short time, we had the rooms ready to sleep a few hours. Our rooms, both with external view on request - one, in the corner of the building, had 2 windows! - were excellent, spacious enough, in a clean style, with a wonderful bed and a nice WC, and very quiet. Breakfast was better than expected, with a wide range of food, several juices and a reasonably fast service. We used the restaurant twice for dinner (menu a la carte or bufet in some days) and we liked a lot. Price reasonable, a good service and dishes very well prepared and tasty. Hotel site a bit isolated with nothing interesting around, but very well located in what concerns metro stations - 10 or 15 minutes walk from the Mall of the Emirates or Sharaf DG. We didn't use the pool on the rooftop but visited the space and found it very nice and pleasant. Definitely recommend Al Barsha for business or on vacation and consider it a true 4* hotel. An excellent choice for the price.

Room Tip: Rooms with external view are definitely better.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank Julio B
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CentroBarsha, General Manager at Centro Barsha, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for your kind and detailed review about the Centro. We were glad to read that you have enjoyed all the services provided by us.

We are looking forward to see you once again at Centro Barsha


With best regards

Eleni Tsolakou
General Manager
Email:eleni.tsolakou@rotana.com
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Walsall UK
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2013

Nice, quiet and very clean hotel with attentive staff. Rooms well maintained and styled. Good pool area, gym and bar area. Did not use the restaurant but it looked OK and the menu was fine.

Minor criticism would be the hotel location, Al Barsha is central and perfect for getting around Dubai, but the hotel stands on its own somewhat and is a little walk from the Mall etc. which is not good in the hot weather

Definitely recommend for both business and tourist travellers and I believe the hotel should have 4* rating not the 3* it has.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Thank DaveMickle
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CentroBarsha, General Manager at Centro Barsha, responded to this review, December 28, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for kind words about Centro over all product. We are happy to hear that we have met your expectations and we are looking forward welcoming you back in the near future.

We also thank you for recommending the Hotel.

With best regards

Eleni Tsolakou
General Manager
Email:eleni.tsolakou@rotana.com
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Property: Centro Barsha
Address: 329 Rd | 6a Street, 1; Al Barsha 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Best Value Hotel in Dubai
#37 Business Hotel in Dubai
#74 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#101 Family Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Centro Barsha 3*
Number of rooms: 246
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