I am a businessman and stayed at Dhow Palace Hotel for two days during last week of August. O God- the hotel management seems to have a medieval mindset as far as ladies are concerned. The staff frown at and question lady guests as if they were there for a robbery!! I had invited lady Executive of a Company for business talk and she came with her friend. And lo!! the staff pounced upon them like stray dogs and told them they could not go to my room. All my protests and requests to the front desk fell on deaf ears and I had to hold a brief meeting with the ladies in the lobby of the hotel. Thereafter I noticed that they virtually humiliate ladies by asking very awkward questions. Daughters of a family friend dropped in to see me next day and they too were detained in the lobby. I have been visiting Dubai for the last ten years and I have never faced this problem at Hotel Ramada,Royal Ascot, Hotel Seaview etc. And I have never expected such treatment for my respected guests. The hotel management and staff seem to have dirty minds and they cannot think that a male can have genuine female guests. It was for the first time that I came across this nonsense. As regards facilities, the saloon does not open till 10 AM and gym does not have a trainer! Breakfast is average. There is a nightclub in the basement where even hotel guests are charged a hefty entrance fee by rude usherers. Initially I had booked this hotel for five days but felt so disgusted that I shifted to Royal Ascot Hotel after two days as my business was being affected.I will never stay at this hotel again.
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