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Donatello Hotel
Ranked #236 of 563 Hotels in Dubai
Reviewed November 23, 2011

These apartments were recommended to us by a friend who travels to Dubai frequently and we weren't disappointed! We had a 1 bedroom apartment but it was huge! we had a queensize bed, 2 bathrooms (one with 2 x showers and sinks!) and a large kitchen area. The staff were friendly and very accomodating and the Pool was lovely! great views over the Burj al Arab and I was always the only one up there! The apartments are located right next to the Mall of the Emirates and the Metro so perfect for exploring! We will definately visit again.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2011

i stayed with my partner for 8 nights to an excecutive suite 75sq meters.
the appartment was superb!! very vey comfortable, big bedroom with big clothes storage area, working desk, flat screen tv, and nice decorative as you can see on the photo.Very big bed !!!
One wc, and a bathroom , with bathtub and shower!!
Big kitchen area, fully epuipment and big living room area with dining area and big screen flat tv.
totaly was better than we imagine before.
Vey clean, helpfull reception staff, we easily found a taxi.
It's 5 min walking to the metro station, and 5 min to Mall of Emirates ( big shopping mall, with big Carefour super market). Because on the area there are more hotels-appatments, there are some restaurants and mini markets around where you can buy anything you need. Even there was a restaurant on the hotel 24 hours open for breakfast and dining , we didn't use it.
There was a small swimming pool on the roof top, but it was ok to spend some hours there.The only complain i had, was the difficulty to find some one from the spa personel to give us towel for the sunbeds.So, i went down to our room and i tokk the bathroom towels for the pool.
Free internet acces on our room.
No noise from outside.
My cousin when she came to our appartment was been jealous instead of her 4star hotel room next to Burj Khalifa.
How foolish i am when on my past trips to Dubai i didn't know it and i stayed to a 4star more expensive hotel !!!!
Of course i would prefer to stay again to Coral boutique Al Barsha !!!

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

Booked into this "Below Standard" Hotel with my husbands work. Had I been the one paying we would have left after check in! The rooms are like something from the 60's or 70's with drab decor and yellow & orange sofa's. Dirty marks on the walls, handprints on the walls, Patio doors filthy! The dust on the skirting boards was thick. The balcony was unusable due to the build up of dirt! Never cleaned for the 3 weeks we were there. The Housekeeping! Well, they dont clean under tables, dont dust tables or skirting boards, dont leave toilet paper and if you ask for some you are given 1 roll - we had 3 bathrooms!! Did not replenish toiletries, No towel or soap in guest bathroom (hello!! Hygene!! The kitchen tap swivels loose,no chain on plug so 5 broken nails from prising it out! Kitchen equipment for 4 people consisted of 1 fork, 3 knives, 3 mugs, 3 glasses!! The Ironing board sits at a slant and falls over if not careful, the washing machine is in italian, no english instructions. Very little in the way of utensils, not even a big spoon!. The pool is nice but the loungers are dirty and same dirty marks been there 2 weeks. The staff all seem pleasant enough but not had much contact with them. Unfortunately some revarnishing of old furniture was going on during my stay so my car was boxed in with furniture in the basement and the room was toxic with the varnish fumes for about the first week. Breakfast is very limited and if you want a Latte then it costs extra! Would I recommend this? No way! Far nicer hotel apartments in Al Barsha area. Would not come back!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 16, 2011

i went 2 times to this hotel first time was Jan 2011 however last time i felt slight difference in terms of services it seems that there are new management there.
in addition to spacious rooms and the great location this hotel has a friendly staff with good follow up i will keep staying at this hotel specialy with their Value for money real feeling

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

i stayed here for the second time in July 2011 because of my prior experience here in 2009 which was fabulous. bu this time it was disappointing. the hotel has been taken over by a new management few months back and according to the staff is focusing on cost cutting. having family with little kids, they use to have free shuttle service to mall of the emirates before which is no longer there now ( although the website still claims it), so it was misleading. the Porsche feel in the room is now longer there probably because of cost cutting again. they charge for the news papers and the lobby has to A/C.

on the positive side the rooms were still spacious and comfortable enough. the staff was also good but seemed helpless due to what they are forced to do to cut down costs.

Over all the standard has gone down which will make this place no longer one to consider for future. and by the way , don't think you can walk to the mall of the emirates, not in Dubai, not summer or winter, specially if you kids.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 31, 2011

The rooms in Coral Boutique are really fanastic, very spacious and clean. The staff is friendly and helpful at any time.
Generally, you feel like home in this hotel and you are really comfortable.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 27, 2011

We stayed here for 3 days . The " Suite " is a good flat with a nice kitchen . AC is very good which is a must in Dubai ! . Resturant needs improvement and food quality is less than average. Front desk is small , But the front desk personals are very good ( AHMAD is the best ). The hotel is within a 5 min walking distance to the Emirates Mall which is one of the best in Dubai. July is very HOT . We had a very good time shopping .

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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Donatello Hotel

Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd | Al Barsha 1, Dubai 24948, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #236 of 563 Hotels in Dubai
Price Range: $85 - $285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Donatello Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated midway between downtown Dubai and Dubai Marina, the hotel offers business and leisure travellers a convenient place to dine and meet, with diverse business and leisure areas in close proximity. ... more   less 
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