Booked to stay on the 8th November 2012, first race of the season. At a fairly hefty £400 for the night ( special race day package). But, it apparently included, meal for two on race night at farriers restaurant, all day access and transport to Meydan beach club (normally £100 each !) tickets to the Imax at Meydan and a few other things to boot. So all in all seemed a fairly good deal.
Rang the hotel two days before to clarify a few things, check in time etc. Took 8!!!! phone calls and 20 mins on hold to be put through to correct dept. Was then informed that the normal 24 hour check in at the hotel i.e check in at 9am check out at 9am following day, does not apply on race days, as the hotel is " very busy". YOU DON'T SAY!!!!! on enquiring as how one could possibly check in, be transported to Meydan beach club, enjoy the facilities (dark at 530pm), return to the hotel, take in an Imax film, then the meal at farriers, oh and then the races that start at 8pm, or even a combination of what is offered, they paused and put the phone down!!!
Unbelievable. If I could rate it lower I would,and much lower, and I never even got to stay there, and never ever will. I'm sure on a non race day it must be very nice and slightly less busy, as it would occupying a prominent position, on a race track, that they own, avoid, avoid, avoid.
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- Positioned at the epicentre of one of the world's most exciting destinations, The Meydan provides a prime location to catch the exhilarating action of the racing season, and creates a coveted travel destination all-year round. With 284 extravagantly appointed rooms and suites, The Meydan will change your perception of travel with unrivaled standards in luxury hospitality. ... more less
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