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Golden Sands Hotel Apartments
Ranked #206 of 561 Hotels in Dubai
Reviewed June 8, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights in total during August. Had a spacious apartment room and clean. Close to the airport about 20 mins. Lots of stores and restaurants within walking distance. Mall close by, foreign exchange current close by at the mall. Lots of taxis at hand. Great selection of food for breakfast- buffet style. Staff were very nice.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

We stayed at Golden Sands (3) for 6 nights at the beginning of June. The hotel staff were extremely friendly and welcoming, our apartment was nice and clean and the facilities were ideal. As we didn't have ridiculously high expectations, we were very much satisfied; Golden Sands has all and is all you need for a perfect visit to beautiful Dubai!

A couple of things we discovered were that some of the fittings, particularly bathroom taps and shower were a bit tatty and grubby. Also, the cold water in the kitchen and bathroom was hotter than our hot taps at home in England! So if you fancy a cool shower after a hot Dubai day, Golden Sands is probably not the place for you!

Breakfast was varied and tasty, hotel staff and housekeeping were helpful and friendly (Abdullah did a fantastic job cleaning our room each day), and the location of Golden Sands was ideal; although not in the centre of Dubai, taxis are cheap and frequent. (We would advise using the cream city taxis rather than the private taxis based at Golden Sands as they are a lot cheaper!)

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Cattym3y
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

I arrived a month ago to work in Dubai and at first all was 2 star okay! Golden Sands 5 , NOT BOTHER ABOUT THE REST PLEASE, THEY ARE EVEN WORSE! However after a month my female HR Director popped around to discuss some issues and was held up in reception by a over zealous receptionist called Subhadeep Ganguly ! He has just arrived on the scene. He told this female HR Director that she could not go up to see me as various women had checked in before!! Very embrassing! to say the least! I was told to laeve by the Manager after paying 1 months rent in advance and after arranging for 3 - 4 colleagues to stay at the hotel long term. If you are from Europe then please do not think about staying at this hotel as service is totally abysmal. I have never rated any hotel in my life on thi sor any other website yet after the shambolic way myself and colleagues have been treated I thought i should advise those Eurpopeans who value basis quality! Please be aware that should a colleague come around for even a coffee the reception treat them as women of the night !! and make sure they let any women know if you have met any other women at the hotel before! Please be vey careful! This shambolic lot are as subtle as a flying hatchet! PLEASE PLEASE BE AWARE ANY PROPESTIVE BUSINESSMEN /WOMEN! pLEASE PLEASE BELIEVE ME! The night receptionsist is a total nut job he is prowlimg around jumping on any women who come to the hotel to meet for a coffee! Do not have business meeting here please! If any women are involved they will be pounced upon by Mr Subhadeep Ganguly!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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6  Thank DubaiGary
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

arrived late night after calling to confirm 3 adults and 3 chilcren, we got there and double bed in separate room, 2 single beds, no 5 th bed for 6 year old. had to wait at midnight for bed to be made up as they said the 6 year old as chilc would be sleeping with other guests!!
bed mmade up and chicld said bed wet, on our investigation the sofa bed was soaking wet with the smell of urine which they said was A/C leakage, waited another hour for clean bedding. Air conditioning didn't work either. On complaining the next day to the manager i was told he would have to investigate...i asked that for good guest recovery we could have complimentary breakfast, he said no he would have to again investigate. On arrival backto room in evening we had 2 aples 2 oranges and bannana as compensation.
Appauling, if you have kids and want an univentful check in forget this. The mamanager didn't have a clue and as for my 6 yearold having a non wet bed forgat it.....appaulling.
Would never stay there again, said we would leave after first nught but the refused to give us any refund.....good luck if you stay in golden sands 3 the family accom.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank paulaglynn1
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

This is one of the cheaper hotels in Dubai. When i say cheap its only the price as the service and quality can match some of the best hotels. The only down side was it had a tiny swimming pool at the top floor. Apart from that everything else was top quality. The cleaners came in everyday of our 10 day stay. It is close to Bur Dubai and Meena Bazaar so theres Plenty of shopping nearby. Next time ill need to increase my credit limit on my credit cards.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

I feel its my duty to other readers and holiday makers to inform of you all about this hotel. 1. if you are going to stay here. bring 300 dnh as a deposit , 2, don't ask the reception for anything as they wont help you as they are very rude and unhelpful. 3. don't use the taxies outside as another rip off. we didn't but met people who did.. 4. take cleaning things with you and do it yourself. cleaner was a waste of space but did smile. 5. the pool. 16 beds in gs3 so get up early. breakfast well if you like toast and cornflakes and juice its ok. but the rest is fit for the dogs.. 6. nice shop across the road. .7. metro 5 to 10 mins walk. very cheap. 8. Do not change money here. go to bank st or use the ones on the lower ground floor of the Dubai mail. . we treated this hotel like a base camp just too shower and sleep. yes we only paid 350 pounds on a Thomas cook deal for 5 nites so shouldn't moan but some people we talked to paid thousands. 9. please think very carefully if u r going to stay here. . 10. ignor the trips they provide as also a big rip off. at best this is a basic one star hotel. be warned. hope this helps all us trip adviser readers.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank 2043nooks
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

My wife and I have stayed here twice in two different towerds and loved it both times. The rooms are big and have got everything you left at home. A full kitchenet is at your disposal alongwith washing machine. Parking is also available for guests. Plus there's a small gym (with a smaller swimming pool) also available.

Excellent choice for a week-long stay.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank raazaa
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Additional Information about Golden Sands Hotel Apartments

Address: Al Mankhool Rd | Bur Dubai, Dubai, 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 Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#34 Best Value Hotel in Dubai
Price Range: $48 - $224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Sands Hotel Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 750
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