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“Very Good Hotel..but for business”

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Ramada Chelsea Al Barsha
Ranked #196 of 546 Hotels in Dubai
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Very Good Hotel..but for business”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Stayed at this hotel from 30 Mar-5 April,2013. Location is behind Mall of the Emirates but it is not walking distance. Nearest metro is also at Mall of the Emirates.
Rooms are fine and clean, bathrooms reasonably sized. Housekeeping is regular and organized.
Check In and Out was smooth, you have to pay in advance for the room which is standard in Dubai. Room Service menu is somewhat limited, but when I asked for something which was not on the menu, it was sent up quickly. The buffet breakfast is standard with fruits, eggs made to order and other stuff.
Staff are friendly and helpful.
Nearest ATM involves crossing a busy road near the hotel or taking a cab to the Mall of the Emirates. There is a super market and a laundry close to the hotel (5 minute walk)
In summary, a good hotel for business but may not be convenient for tourists.Will stay here again if I am on work....

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Lystrup, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Stayed there in nov 2012 and it was not as expected. Been to Dubai before in 4 star hotels, this was very poor.
The hotel is not far from mall of the emirates, but due to bad sidewalks we had to take cab everywhere. The hotel seemed "used"; dark decoration, carpets very old, wooden furnitures scratched, bad cleaning and so on.
Pool area very small, sunchairs were always taken fra 10 in the morning.
The worst, strange smell in the room, coming from the bathroom. We mentioned it every day, it got fixed, but returned next day - smelled like toilet.
It is not a 4 star hotel. Will not come back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Had an average stay here. Absolutely not 4 stars and you better stay in the Marine or more nearby the beach. The staff is not friendly and always busy. Two things which I would say:
1) They offer me twice a taxi which charge you more than the normal taxi (the lexus taxis). When I said that I would have the normal taxi, they said that these taxis charge the same price. This is absolutely nonsens... think the hotel get commission from the lexus taxi drivers
2) THe worst thing which happen is that the hotel charged too much money from my credit card. It was a mistake they said, but two months later I did not have the money back. After several mails I got the money back, but less than I paid, due to transaction costs and currency result! No sorrys were made by the hotel.

Absolutely not recommend this place!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed April 1, 2013

I stayed here last week for 2 days.
The check-in experience was okay but the valets guys are quick and friendly.
The room itself smelt of a damp/stale odour which wasn't nice. The room was relatively clean. The Indian restaurant downstairs was very good and very affordable with GREAT service.

The hotel is located really close to Mall of the Emirates which is good for toursits
What annoyed me was having to pay for WIFI !! and they would not let us charge items to our room even though I offered my credit card !!

Overall I would rate this as 2 star but would not recommend this again. I live in Dubai and haved stayed in better hotels for cheaper.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow
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Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

Al Barsha district, all sites an easy taxi ride, mall of emirates 15 mins walk.
The hotel is not too old but its pretty basic, I guess you would say good value for money and actually fine for 3 star. Lot of road noise in bedrooms, great Arabic Shisha terrace which is great for an outside drink. All rooms smell of smoke - they don't do 'non smoking'.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

I had four nights in the hotel on a trip to visit my son who lives in Al Barsha. The location was great for me, but a little way out of downtown Dubai. Only 15 min walk to Mall of the Emirates and there is a metro station there to take you downtown. The staff were excellent and the service first class, even when checking in at 2.00 am! Room was a little dated, but spotless and had all the facilities I needed. Housekeeping kept it spotless during my stay with fresh towels and sheets. Breakfast buffet was well stocked and catered for all tastes. Small pool and spa on roof were also clean and well kept, as was the gym. Only minor complaint was paying for WiFi in the room, (£16.00 for three days?) but it is free in the lobby. Excellent value and top class service from the staff. I will definitely use this hotel again when I visit my son.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

A four star hotel, 15 min walk to Mall of Emirates. However you will need cabs to go anywhere else! The staff are excellent, room was good if a little tired. Food good and plentiful. Iron and ironing board very welcome. However you have to pay for wifi access in your room, otherwise only free in the lobby...really? In this day and age and in one of the most high tech cities in the world? Pool on roof.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Ramada Chelsea Al Barsha
Address: Al Barsha, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#120 Business Hotel in Dubai
#140 Family Hotel in Dubai
#166 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ramada Chelsea Al Barsha 4*
Number of rooms: 299
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