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“Golden Sands Hotel, Dubai”

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Golden Sands Hotel Apartments
Ranked #201 of 546 Hotels in Dubai
Caloundra, Australia
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“Golden Sands Hotel, Dubai”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

Hotel is a 3 star hotel with clean rooms and good facilities, the staff are friendly and will do their best to be helpful. Can't use skype in the UAE at this stage as it was banned until recently, the phone companies haven't opened it up as yet. Short 10min taxi ride to the Dubai shopping mall which is very nice. Breakfast is also very good with plenty to choose from.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

My boyfriend and I had a day layover in Dubai on our way back to the states from Thailand and we didn't have a place to stay picked out when we got to the airport. Golden Sands had a little shop among the luxury resorts by the public transportation and we recognized their name as a budget accommodation from Lonely Planet, so decided to check it out. It ended up being a pretty good deal as far as Dubai is concerned, so we decided to go for it. When we got there, the hotel staff was very welcoming. Our room was very large with a sitting area, kitchenette, and even a washing machine! Since we only had a day to see the city, we didn't spend any time in our room except to sleep, but it was definitely a comfortable stay. The one negative was location - it wasn't near any of the city's attractions, and it was a bit of a long walk to the nearest metro stop.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Davao City, Philippines
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We had 4 days stopover in Dubai on our way to our final destination and stayed here at Golden Sands Hotel Apartment (Golden Sands 10). The location is great close to shopping centres and Spinneys where you can buy your food provisions for the duration of stay. We stayed in a 3BR and 2TB apartment. The apartment is huge, clean and furnished. Not very helpful staffs. I have reported numerous times to the front desk about the telephone in our unit was not working but nothing has been done. We were not bother about the small swimming pool of this hotel as we spent one whole day of our stay in Dubai at Atlantis where we enjoyed the amazing water activities. We stayed here November of 2010. Overall, the place is good value for money but would prefer to stay in another hotel or apartment in our next visit to Dubai.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Karachi, Pakistan
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

We stayed in Golden Sands 5 (they have many complexes) which is in middle of a residential block. About 50% of cab drivers knew its exact location while the rest had to be guided. We rented a studio (2 adults and 2 children) with a king bed for AED300/night including taxes during 1st week of December 2012. The room was spacious, décor ok, bathroom of reasonable size, washer/dryer/hob/hood was provided. We were on second highest floor. Another apartment building was right in front of our room so no view. There was a balcony but we never entered it. The room has sofas (5 seats) and a small dining table. They cleaned the hotel everyday. No issue faced with security. Location is central and there is a decent store across the street. One can get a cab at doorstep within a wait of 2-3 mins most of the time. Otherwise one has to walk to some main road to get a cab (5mins walk). They have a pool at rooftop. One issue we faced was noise of some chiller/aircon unit which became noticeable late at night. However, it wasn't a significant bother.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Birmingham, England
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Just returned from 5 nights at Golden Sands 3 with Thomas Cook. we paid very little and didn't expect a lot but it was very good. The rooms are a bit tired but still functional and very clean. The location is a bit odd mainly surrounded by apartments we took taxis everywhere which were cheap.
Food at the hotel very good and cheap! We had breakfast included in our deal which was plentiful. We then ate in the restaurant on 3 nights and it only cost £80 for the lot - a great plus in Dubai as everywhere else is v expensive.
Staff excellent and courteous. We have a small baby and they could not do enough to help us.
Great as a base if you plan to see the sights of Dubai and not spend time at the hotel which is what we did. Maybe not the most pleasant if you j use wanted to stay at the hotel all day but it does have 2 pools which were fine. If you want to do Dubai o n the cheap this is the pace to go.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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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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North East England, United Kingdom
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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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Property: Golden Sands Hotel Apartments
Address: Al Mankhool Rd | 15a Street, 8; 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:
#12 Best Value Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Sands Hotel Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 750
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