This was the first time I have stayed in a "non-western" chain. Normally I stay in Hilton/Sheraton etc, but I was informed that I would be happy here. I had no idea what to expect but was pleasantly surprised from the moment I arrived to the moment I left.
It is about 15 minutes from the airport and check-in was as you would wish. I visited the English Pub, Doubledeker, for a quick drink which tries its best to be authentic, but when it is 10pm and 35 degrees outside it is hard to emulate rainy England!
What I never realised was just how close Dubai Mall was to the hotel. You can walk there, although it involves crossing a set of roads similar to a motorway intersection, there are lights, so be patient. Once inside the mall, there are numerous shops and eateries and also access to the Dancing Water Jets outside the Burj Khalifa.
Service was excellent and the rooms spacious. Will definately stay there again if I am in town for Business. The main reason you might not want to stay here is its lack of beach front. Swimming pool looked good though!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Five-star Roda Al Murooj Hotel is situated across from Dubai Mall and the famous Burj Khalifa. It features a lush garden with a large swimming pool and free WiFi in public areas. Dubai World Trade Centre is a 10-minute drive away. The luxurious accommodations offer views of the city or the lush courtyard gardens. Each one feature flat-screen TV, a sitting area and a working desk, minibar and tea/coffee facilities. The bathroom includes a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. The hotel’s dining options include the award-winning Double Decker Pub and Pergolas the all-day- dining restaurant serving international dishes as well as Circle & City lobby cafes. 24 hour in-room dining is also available. Bodylines, the fitness centre, has a fully equipped gym, sauna, and a hot tub. Massage treatments can be booked at a surcharge. The complex also benefits from an on-site beauty salon, babysitting services, steam room and tennis courts. Roda Al Murooj Hotel is a 40-minute drive from Al Maktoum International Airport. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from Dubai Mall, Kidzania and the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. Dubai International Airport is 20 minutes by car. Downtown Dubai is a great choice for travellers interested in shopping for clothes, luxury brand shopping and food. This property is also rated for the best value in Dubai! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Expedia, Booking.com, Orbitz, Asiatravel.com Holdings, Hotels.com, Cancelon, TripOnline SA, Hotwire, HotelQuickly and Evoline ltd so you can book your Roda Al Murooj reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Al Murooj Rotana Dubai