I stayed at Rydges Dubai for one night during my stopover in Dubai. Rydges was not a well-known hotel chain in the Middle East, but since I had stayed in its other properties in Australia-NZ before, I chose to stay at the property (plus the room rate was good).
My flight arrived at Dubai after mid-night, so I sent an email to the hotel's reservation desk to hold the room for a late check-in before the trip. They did follow it up, so when I arrived at the hotel (about 2 am) everything was prepared and check-in was speedy. The front desk staff member also explained everything quite clearly and accomodated my request for a late check-out. An excellent first impression.
The room was spacious (though it was the norm in Middle East star hotels) with a good view towards a round-about in front of the property. The decoration and furnishing in the room were old fashion but well-maintained. As it was just a stopover, I spent most of the time in the room during my stay. Even at daytime, I didn't feel the noise from the outside traffic, which was good.
In general, I was pleased with my short stay at the hotel. It did not have the flamboyant atmosphere one might find in other classy hotels in Dubai, but it is a good option to stay at its price range.More
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