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Villa Rotana - Dubai
Ranked #78 of 545 Hotels in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good base for exploring Dubai”
Reviewed January 18, 2012

The hotel has good amenities, lovely roof top pool and the best breakfast ever. The reception staff could have been more helpful.

Room Tip: Better to have a room looking out to the street rather than into the courtyard
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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VillaRotana, General Manager at Villa Rotana - Dubai, responded to this review, February 1, 2012
Dear Trip Advisor Member,

Thank you for posting your review on Tripadvisor. It is delightful to hear that you have enjoyed our amenities and breakfast

Your comment and feedback has been shared with our team. We look forward to welcoming back on your next visit.

Best regards,

Kinan Al Ghraoui
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2012

Booked for 4 days without knowing much about the area and were pleasantly surprised with the extremely high standard of this hotel. Nothing was too hard for the staff who went out of their way to help. Pool and gym were great up on the roof where Khalifa and Dubai from up there. Our room at the front on the fourth floor, was large with a view to the Burj. Only problem was the constant hum of the twelve lane freeway that runs in front of the hotel, however, that is just a constant noise which blends into the background after a while. If you wanted a quiet room then the back of the hotel is very quiet and secluded. We opted for the view and were not disappointed.
Breakfast was very good with variations each day. Staff were very attentive and provided exceptional personal service... just had to ask. The Hotel is within five minutes walk to the Metro which is inexpensive and is one one stop (AED 2.50 for one sector)to Dubai Mall(best of all the shopping Malls) and the Burj Khalifa. There is usually a 3 day wait list for a trip to the top of the Burj so book on line well before you leave to ensure you get to visit the top. The cost is AED 100 but if you miss out you can pay AED 400 for instant access. We were going to spend the AED 400 as we missed out on the normal visit but were plagued by dust in the air and extremely poor visibility (1.5 km) so it is a bit of a gamble as to what is the best time. Thought the cost was a bit extreme for just being at the top without the view so will get there next visit.
The Metro will take you right to Dubai Creek where it is 5 mins walk to the Old Souk. Catch one of the many small ferries up the Creek from the far end for a taste of the hectic water life...cost AED 1.00, best money we spent. See the large sea going dhows and the incredible cargos sitting on the docks waiting to be loaded.
Taxis are cheap but from the airport there is a AED 20 flagfall to start but on the return it is only AED 3.00 day or AED 3.50 night. Usually round AED 60 from and AED 40 to. Watch where you catch the taxi at the Dubai Mall. I cost us AED 10 just to get out of the underground car park to where we were dropped off the previous day. Water show starts every half hour from 6 pm to 11 pm but only last for about 5 mins. Disappointing if you have seen the fantastic show at the Bellagio in Las Vegas

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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VillaRotana, General Manager at Villa Rotana - Dubai, responded to this review, January 22, 2012
Dear Guest,

We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and were happy with our services and facilities. You are welcome to come again for another memorable experience at our hotel.

We appreciate your feedback as we continuously strive to improve our service and facilities and only through comments by our valued guests we will be able to do so.

Once again Thank you and looking forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you once again to our Hotel in the near future. Rest assured that we would continually provide you with the best services and personalized care at all time.

Kind regards,

Kinan Al Ghraoui
General Manager
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 16, 2012

We spent a couple of days at the Villa Rotana on the way back from Africa to NZ. From every point of view our stay was a delight. The staff were brilliant, the location ideal. Midway between the Dubai Mall and the Beach and half an hour to the airport - so taxis were quick and easy. Great views from the room and the roof pool. I would recommend this hotel for business or pleasure.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Ergopro
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VillaRotana, General Manager at Villa Rotana - Dubai, responded to this review, January 17, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for your recent stay at Villa Rotana Dubai and your positive feedback "Outstading review" posted in Trip Advisor.

We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Once again thank you for staying at Villa Rotana - Dubai and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future.

Best regards,

Kinan Al Ghraoui
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2012

A very nice hotel, out of the main hustle and bustle of mainstream Dubai but very comfortable and enjoyable. Lovely buffet breakfast, nice roomy clean modern rooms.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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Thank StewartR216
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VillaRotana, General Manager at Villa Rotana - Dubai, responded to this review, January 16, 2012
Dear Mr Stewart,

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor.

We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and were happy with our services and facilities. You are welcome to come again for another memorable experience at our hotel.

Once again Thank you and looking forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you once again to our Hotel in the near future. Rest assured that we would continually provide you with the best services and personalized care at all time.

Best Regards,

Kinan Al Ghraoui
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Vlierden, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2012

Hotel is located near Business bay metro station, so very easily acessible by metro from the Airport. It is somewhere in the middle of the Dubai city close to the burj al khalifa. The hotel is of a really good quality and has a nice set-up. People go the extra mile to help you and serve you. rooms are big and look very nice. Only disadvantage is that some rooms have interconnecting doors which can give some noise from one room to the other. Breakfast is a very big buffet with all you can wish for. All? well the only thing I missed was the live cooking, as I like a fresh omelet in the morning.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank PeterEijsbouts
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VillaRotana, General Manager at Villa Rotana - Dubai, responded to this review, January 14, 2012
Dear Trip Advisor Member,

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor.

We are pleased to know that you are happy with the services provided by our staff and for the compliments shared.

We have taken a good note of the comments mentioned and shall address and discuss all matters with the team to prevent similar problems occurring in the future.

Once again Thank you and looking forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you once again to our Hotel in the near future. Rest assured that we would continually provide you with the best services and personalized care at all time..

Kind regards,

Kinan Al Ghraoui
General Manager
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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 30, 2011

we have just come back after a cruise and stay in dubai and would like to thank the staff at villa rotana for making our stay a brilliant one,all the reception staff were very helpfull,the hotel is exceptionally clean and the food very good, an added bonus that the restaurant is open all night and always got service with a smile.our only wish is that we cruised for less days so as to stay at villa rotana for more.thankyou again and hope to see you in the new year sometime.
mr and mrs wiltshire.chester uk

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank richard w
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VillaRotana, General Manager at Villa Rotana - Dubai, responded to this review, January 1, 2012
Dear Mr and Mrs Wiltshire,

Thank you very much for your recent stay and positive feedback posted in Trip Advisor.

We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and were happy with our services and facilities. Your comments will personally pass on to our team members which I’m sure they will be pleased to know.

Once again Thank you and looking forward to having the pleasure of welcoming you once again to our Hotel in the near future. Rest assured that we would continually provide you with the best services and personalized care at all time.

Kind regards,

Kinan Al Ghraoui
General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2011

We stayed at the Villa Rotana for 10 nights. If you are going to Dubai on a beach holidays perspective
I recommend any hotel in the Jumeirah beach area but not the Villa Rotana.
This hotel is quite far from everything except from Dubai mall which we really enjoyed going to.
Beach park is only 10 min away but We had a preference for Jumeirah beach which is quite far about 45 dirhams taxi ride each way!!
Apart from that, the hotel staff are amazing!! The most helpful and courteous people we have ever met.
Breakfast is excellent.
Other down side is that Internet is chargeable in rooms and lobby, and quite expensive which we found unacceptable and very disapointing.
Rooms are very nice and spacious but the Tv is quite small :-(
I would only recommend this hotel because the staff is exceptional.
They did everything they could to make us happy and went way beyond their duties to help with any issues we had.
Thank you guys.

  • Stayed December 2011
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1 Thank Sousousou
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VillaRotana, General Manager at Villa Rotana - Dubai, responded to this review, December 27, 2011
Dear Trip Advisor Member,

Thank you for your post and review.

Your feedback and appreciation to the staff for their execptional service has been shared with our team.

We look forward to welcoming back on your next visit.

Best Regards,

Kinan Al Ghraoui
General Manager
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Property: Villa Rotana - Dubai
Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd | next to Mazaya Centre, Dubai 118737, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#63 Family Hotel in Dubai
#73 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
#92 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#107 Business Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Rotana - Dubai 4*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Rotana-Dubai is conveniently located on Sheikh Zayed Road adjacent to DIFC and Dubai Convention Centre, 10mins away from the Dubai International Airport.Overlooking the Burj Dubai this hotel is perfect for business and leisure. The atmosphere and the ambiance embraces the uniqueness of local Arabian culture. Capturing the very essence of Dubai today, Villa Rotana facilities are sophisticated and contemporary, offering spacious and beautifully presented 118 studios and suites. ... more   less 
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