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“Sizzling Hot !”
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Al Sondos Suites
Ranked #368 of 550 Hotels in Dubai
Pune
1 review
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“Sizzling Hot !”
Reviewed January 17, 2010

Located just 5-6min from the airport,The Alsondos Suites has all the benefits of a self contained apartment and a 4 star hotel combined with Large rooms with kitchenettes. Great bathrooms,Lifes Real Good here,we were also greeted with fruit juice and refreshing towel which was a nice touch,also great attention for kids with all the special treatments,we also had a visit to its heart i.e the kitchen,Lovely Cooks Delicious Food,Great Servings And Exciting gifts for Kids,More Tnah our Kids enjoyed Staying in the Pool,Ha! Ha!,Would Recommend Plz visit the Sr.Chef to have his own recipie in the evening with Dine n Wine..!For Any Quiries Contact me 9922863486

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  • Stayed November 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 12, 2010

Not a bad place to stay, though the beds leave a bit to be desired as they aren't too comfortable. Very centrally located and there is free wifi in the cafe on the first floor, though they charge you a fortune for internet in the room. The staff was absurdly friendly and my favorite part of the stay; as they are helpful in every way, including the free ride to the airport.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
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sussex
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Reviewed November 8, 2009

Have just returned from a week at the Al Sondos by Le Meridien travelling with my 17 year old daughter. We were looking for a convenient location for a mix of beach, relaxation, shopping and sight seeing. Were upgraded to a one bedroom apartment at no extra cost which was beautifully appointed and very comfortable. The recently opened City Centre metro stop is literally 1 minute walk from the hotel and there is a direct train to Terminal 3 at the airport, also used the metro to get to the Emirates Mall. It costs 5 dirham per trip per person (around 80 pence) and is much cheaper and faster than taxis. The metro station also serves as a subway across to the Mall and is a safeter way to cross the busy street. The hotel reception staff were friendly and tried to be helpful but are unknowlegable about the area. They assured us that the Gold Souk was easily walkable from the hotel but it took over 20 minutes by taxi. There is a leisure desk which was never manned and only were interested in selling tours from a brochure which were at hugely inflated prices. The pool is TINY (the photographer must have used a very wide angled lens on their website) and largely in the shade so not a place to catch some sun. Had some great days out which were all easily reachable from the hotel. The desert safari (booked from a tourist brochure picked up at the airport) is a must - paid 150 dirhams per person - the hotel wanted 220. Al Mamza Park is about 10 minutes by taxi in the opposite direction to Jumeirah Beach. 5 dirhams per person entry to a beautiful park and 3 beaches which were virtually empty, cafes, showers and taxis readily accessible. Spent a day at Wild Wadi water park, was given a 2 for 1 entry by a stranger in the queue (thank you!) which was fun but the new water park at Atlantis is supposed to be much bigger and better although did not go there. Ate at Al Bustan Hotel and had some of the best Lebansese food ever tasted and not at all expensive. The Al Sondos is a dry hotel as is the mall opposite so make sure you bring / buy all you need on your way into Dubai unless you want to spend ages searching for a glass of wine.

Stayed October 2009, traveled with family
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nottingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2009

I was travelling with my family ( wife, 4 teenagers/adults aged 14,18,20,21)...... we checked in at 5AM!!!!! when check in is at 12! and they let is in with NO fuss no trouble, and WITH A ROOM UPGRADE because our rooms were still occupied arriving as early as we did. I booked 3 double bedrooms: al sondos suite, deluxe and executive suite, all charming and excellently spacious.

EXECUTIVE SUITE: 2 single bedrooms as asked for, a large family bathroom/toilet, a kitchenette, and living room/seating with plasma32" TV.

AL SONDOS SUITE: huge room, hallway, large bathroom with shower/bath, a larger kitchenette, a large living room open into the kitchen with a 32" LCD TV, separate double bedroom with ample wardrobe space and ANOTHER TV.

DELUXE SUITE: Huge living room with LCD TV, kitchenette, small toilet, Huge double bedroom with large en suite and TV. Excellent for families/long stay we stayed 7 nights.

Each room has a washing machine+drier, blow dryer, fridge, microwave, plates/cutlery pans etc...and the staff will wash all the dishes each day (part of the room service).
Staff were so amazing and kind. Room service was available 24Hrs, though the pool size is disappointing but we never used it ( went to Atlantis water-park instead).

The huge deira city centre/mall is a 3 min walk with huge food court and market for groceries (CARREFOUR: A HUGE shop like ASDA/TESCO ).

To see the great/main attractions however need a taxi/car but in Dubai parking is FREE! And the construction mentioned in the other reviews is NOW OVER. (remember dubai has building sites everywhere) but i heard nothing and no complaints about noise etc.

TRULY REALLY AMAZING HOTEL HIGHLY RECOMMENED AND WITH CREDIT CRUNCH PRICES ARE HALF!!!

I RECOMMEND BUYING A BOOK OF VOUCHERS/OFFERS FROM MAGRUDY'S A SHOP IN DIERA MALL WORTH 300dhrs (£60) i knw its alot but it will save you sooo much money......we went to water parks eg ATLANTIS WATER PARK AQUAADVENTURE is 200Dhrs pp but with the book we only paid for 3 people. each time a ticket is brough you get one free.

Food is also in the book....buy anything from HAGEN DAZ get one free etcc...1 meal at TGI FRIDAYS get one free...and all the 5* restraunts within the top hotels (HILTON, SHERATON )...desert safaris ITS ALL IN THERE!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Vancouver
2 reviews
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Reviewed April 23, 2009

HOTEL AND ROOMS:
Because there was 4 of us, we had a 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom suite with an entry hallway, full kitchen, full dining table, living room with pull out couch and a washer and dryer. There was a fruit basket on the first day and the newspaper was delivered every morning. The staff was very nice, the hotel was beautiful, and free internet.
There was a small pool, and the gym was always empty. Parking was always available underground, and a friend that lives in Dubai was able to drive in and park with no problems.

LOCATION:
The hotel was located in Deira, across the street from City Centre mall, which is a huge mall. Also close to the Gold Souk and the dinner boat cruises on the river. We were able to walk over to the mall and hop onto the Big Bus tour, also able to walk along the river. The hotel was a good location for us, but still quite far from the Jumeira Beach area. The Big Bus tour was awesome because we were able to make it around Dubai and get off and on the bus no problem. Make sure you start first thing in the morning because there is a lot to see.

TRANSPORTATION:
Dubais public transportation system is really bad, most tourists do not take the bus, but take cabs instead. Cabs are quite cheap, but traffic can be very bad and
because of the layout of the city, it can become quite expensive to drive from point A to point B so make sure to plan out your trips. When we were visiting, they were in the process of building a sky train.

SIGHTS:
Desert Safari - awesome
Big Bus tour - awesome
Global Village - horrible, total culture shock, full of crap
Mall of the Emirates - awesome
Burj Al Arab - amazing
Jumeria Beach - beautiful, but not much to it
Palm Island, Atlantis Hotel - Awesome
Dinner Boat cruise - really nice

We went during the shopping festival, and it was great because all the stores have something on sale - better sales then i get at home. The dates for the shopping festival change every year so check online but its ususally mid January to mid February.

Dubai was amazing to see, but it is a very expensive city and the sites are very spread out. It was very helpful to have a friend that lived there to be our private tour guide!

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with friends
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4 Thank LittleLeah
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Atl
1 review
Reviewed March 10, 2009

Stayed at the Al Sondos in Oct for 5days and l was quite impressed. The service was good, the location is excellent, opposite the mall and even with the construction going on, it was a very short walk to the mall. The staff were courteous and will definately stay there again

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled solo
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k.l
Level 2 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 8, 2009

Last month, we went for Dubai for a business. my friend is working at Westin so can get a 'Special rate'. When I arrived the hotel on the first day 7 am, the staff told me that the room is not ready until 9 am, so we said we will wait until 9 am (otherwise charge 50% of room rate if check in early). The staff led us to a sofa to rest and gave us 2 bottle mineral water. When we starting to open the cover, the receptionist told us that the room is ready, I quite wonder their responsiveness!!!
When I go inside the room, it quite impresses. The room is a 'Studio' type, (bed room, kitchen and bath room). The room is clean, tiny, and the facility is quite complete.
The bed is twin bed, it’s tiny and clean. However, the bed is quite old, because when you lie down and get out on the bed, there was a concave on the bed. Beside, I think the size of bed is quite small for Asia People nor western, as you make a turn u might on the floor.
For the kitchen, I think is can be consider full equipment, it include 2 hot stove, pans, utensils for cooking & dinner, fridge, kitchen ventilator, toaster, kittle, washing machine, microwave. We make our breakfast everyday, it’s convenience and saving in term of time and money. The utensil includes fork, shovel, a Tefal Pan, and so on but except spoon for dining. The fridge temperature is normal, but the door could not close properly, you have to ‘kick’ it then only can be close ‘tightly. When you finish cooking, just leave the plate or utensil on the sink, the room services will be clean on you.
The bath room is ok. The temperature of water is hot and strong enough. The room is complete with soup, shampoo, condition and body lotion However; their only prepare 1 bathrobe for 2 guests. The hotel is also not providing slipper, comb and shaver.
The Air-con is central control type. I found it’s is a bit ‘dry’ in mid night.
The room cleaning service is normal. Their just clean what ever they ‘see’ and neglect a very detail matter. Like we go for sand surfing at night, when we come back we wash in the bath room, so there are a plenty of sand on the bath room, at next day we went out and came back at night, we found the sand still there.
The location of this hotel is strategy located opposite the Diera Mall. Unfortunate, there constructions between both building, so we have to take a long distance to reach the mall. If not, the location is convenience.
Beside, if you have better budget, you should take hotel’s taxi rather then public one. The cost for hotel is 3 – 4 times higher then public taxi. The main point to choose the hotel taxi are there driving attitude is much better and will let you have dizzied.
Overall, I satisfied with the hotel. I will come back to stay as well.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
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Thank lylacwings
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Property: Al Sondos Suites
Address: Al Sondos Suites By Le Meridien 32 St | Opposite Deira City Centre, Deira, Dubai 113562, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#152 Spa Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 106
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Al Sondos Suites By Le Meridien Hotel Dubai
Meridien Al Sondos Hotel
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