We stayed here for 3 nights after researching online. We requested a non-smoking room which we obviously didn't get. The room we had had the worst mould I have ever seen, all around the bathroom tiles and sink as well as stains running down the walls of the sink. The bottom of the bathroom door frame was rotten. We have travelled a lot and have stayed in 2 star hotels that have been much better and certainly without mould. There is no way that this hotel should have a 4 star rating! All the furniture was very old and tired, it desperately needs a refurbishment. We were on the first floor which also seemed to have permanent or long term residents who were very noisy every night, yelling out to each other in different rooms in the halls and ringing the doorbells constantly to get into each others rooms. We did complain about the noise one night, but it didn't have any effect. The air-conditioning temperature gauge didn't work so we couldn't change the temperature, also the hair dryer didn't work. There is a kitchenette but no dishcloth, tea towel or dishwashing liquid which would have been useful.
We ate at the buffet only one night as the price was good (approx $10 pp) but, although the food was ok (Indian curries and rice then tinned fruit and custard for dessert) it was barely warm. We were the only people in the restaurant which seemed a bit strange. Rooftop pool was ok, but too warm for us (more like a hot tub).
Overall we were very disapppointed with our experience with this hotel and would not recommend it. Spend a bit more and stay somewhere better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Winchester is located in one of the prime and prestigious neighborhoods in Dubai, the "Al Mankhool" area, ideally at walking distance to the Burjuman Centre, Bank Street, Meena Bazar shopping street and the rich and famous dining outlets. More conveniently a fifteen minutes drive to and from the Dubai International Airport. Rooms: Our hospitality offering is of the highest order with executive studio and executive one bedroom units. All units are fitted with elegant sophisticated furniture and furnishings with proximity door locks, personalized digital safes, top of the range kitchen and bathroom amenities and hi-speed internet service. ... more less
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