I stayed at Traders Hotel in Dubai in the end of April 2009. I booked the room online on the the Traders hotel website and it was 540 AED (about 150 USD).
The transport to the hotel in taxi didn't cost much and it only took about 10 minutes. We came there after midnight and were quite tired…luckily the check in was fast and I got room 351. I was actually so tired that I was not about to open my suitcase so I really appreciated that there was a toothbrush/tooth paste kit in the bathroom.
The room it was with beige carpet and it was dominated by the big bed (which was pretty comfy as far as I can remember). The walls were in light colors and there was a dark wood furniture that contained a place for the suitcase, a wardrobe and also space for water boiler, water etc. In front of the bed there was a desk, a chair, a mini bar inside and a small CRT TV. The internet is now included for free in all Traders and Shangri-La hotels and at the hotel the access was via cable – excellent in my opinion.
The bathroom was small but pretty smart laid out. There was a shower corner with a glass door, a small sink area, some of the same amenities that I am used to from Traders in KL (but why place them on a shelf over the toilet?) and as it was tiled it was actually pretty nice.
The breakfast was not included in the room rate (my mistake) and I had to pay another 75 AED if I’m not mistaken. I always find this a bit annoying as I don’t really eat that much for breakfast. But the breakfast seemed to include all the things that you would expect from a hotel breakfast.
Now over to some of the things that are not that positive. When I opened the curtain in the morning I was looking straight out on a construction site – and it was really just outside the window. When we checked in a pilot came back to the desk and asked for another room as he didn’t want a room facing this construction site so I can only assume that there is some noise from this site during the day. Talking about pilots and airport personnel: this hotel is so close to the airport and it seems to be used as a airport hotel both for people in transit and airline personnel. Not that that is bad but airport hotels normally has a different atmosphere than regular hotels. And as it is close to the airport you also get close encounters with planes taking off or landing which can be cool. If you are using Traders for vacation you should also note that the pool is tiny and it is indoor.
The hotel is located between the airport and the ocean on the Deira side of Dubai. It seems like the centre of Dubai has stretched out from Dubai creek towards Burj Dubai area and Jumeirah so the hotel location might not be the best.
I only stayed at Traders in Dubai for a night and I was planning on using it for vacation in May but I’m now having second thoughts. First of all the second thoughts are connected to the construction site outside the hotel, the location of the hotel and the tiny and indoor pool. The room itself was not bad but the hotel did have an airport hotel atmosphere. So for my vacation in May I will probably choose to stay at a different hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The BEST WESTERN Deira is located in the historical Deira district of Dubai. The hotel is conveniently located just 15 minutes from the Dubai International Airport and only 50 meters from the Dubai Metro Station, as well as in close proximity to the city's shopping and business center. The sleek and contemporary hotel consists of 250 rooms and suites featuring elegant, minimalist and stylish designs with sound proof windows. Additionally, the rooms offer an enhanced level of service and convenience for busy travelers, making them feel right at home. The majority of our rooms offer either courtyard or panoramic city views and the hotel's premier rooms offer expansive space and is often on a higher floor with memorable views. Dining in the BEST WESTERN Deira combines a welcoming Arabian spirit with international style at The Junction restaurant. This stylish restaurant in Dubai offers casual buffet style dining that includes freshly made pizzas, pastas and Asian specialties. During the day, the Lobby Lounge and Juice Bar have a wide range of beverages to help you feel refreshed and relaxed. For drinks and a mellow evening, visit the Chameleon Bar, where live entertainment from the resident band is presented from Sunday to Friday. Alternatively, recline under the stars at the outdoor 88 Ultra Lounge with shisha and some deep and soulful music. The BEST WESTERN Deira provides first-rate recreation facilities at its Health Club for the exclusive use of their guests. Work out anytime you desire at the 24-hour gymnasium, or cool off at the indoor swimming pool. Also available are Jacuzzi®, sauna and steam room facilities as well as a range of indulgent massages including aroma therapy massages and reflexology treatments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Traders Hotel Dubai
- Dubai Traders Hotel
- Traders Dubai