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Dubai International Hotel
Ranked #2 of 296 Specialty Lodging in Dubai
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cannes
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“A good alternative to spending 6 hours in a shopping mall”
Reviewed February 18, 2013

We had a 7 hour connection time between Emirates flights and decided to use the facilities of the hotel inside the aiport. For a 6 hour stay it costs 130€ which is expensive but certainly beats hanging around in the madness of Dubai Airport. The rooms have all the extras you need (toothbrushes, shaving kits etc). The rooms are clean but continuously, and noisily, airconditioned so take some ear plugs.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

I was very impressed by this hotel, as usually one has a lot less comfort in similar hotels. The room was larger than I expected, and I appreciated touches such as the dressing gown.

Also unexpected and greatly appreciated was the pool and sauna, as well as the gym (albeit quite poorly equipped), that all made for a great 12 hour lay-over.

It was pricey when I stayed there, and the next time I went through Dubai it was so prohibitive that I did not stay there, but when priced not too high, this is a fantastic option, if one does not need to leave the airport.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Ankara, Turkey
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel between flights. The check-in was fast. The room facilities were more than enough. The sleep was sweet.
I do not know if there is a breakfast, I left earlier.
In fact you have no more alternatives in the airport other than this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Brentwood UK
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

We had a 14 hour layover in Dubai between Heathrow and Durban. We booked into this hotel for a shower and a sleep. We did not feel like socialising as we were tired so we had a lovely shower - wonderful bathroom - shower to die for - then we ordered room service. This was delivered very promptly in a very efficient manner. The food was kept hot en route and served very nicely by two very helpful waiters. They cleared very quickly after we asked them to do so. If you have the time between flights to rest up before your onward journey - this is the place. It is difficult to get to from arrivals - a lot of walking and lifts and trains - but we kept asking and once we found it - it was well worth it. You are then staying right near your gate as you have gone through security so you only need to board for your onward flight.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

The location of this hotel, within the terminal building, could not be better for those wishing to rest in transit. I stayed overnight (though shorter stays are possible) and was impressed with the peace and quiet found in the bedrooms, the extensive range of extras found in the rooms including bathrobes, slippers, toiletries and so on. The hotel is not cheap, but a fair price for one of its locality and convenience. Check in staff are very helpful and efficient and free wifi is a good bonus for travellers. My only criticism is the dreadfully noisy air conditioning - but this can be turned off on request.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

I walked into the hotel without reservation, and wanted a room for 4-5 hours.
After a room has been found, the cost was announced to be 160USD!!!!!!
This is out of any reality.
As there was no choice, I agreed and then room had disappeared again.
All in all it took 20 more minutes to find another room, and from there again 10 more to check in.
The rooms are very low standard, but clean.
I do not recommend to stay here, due to price.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Argyll, Scotland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2013

We stayed in this hotel twice as it is the only hotel that is inside Dubai Airport. It made our overnight stopovers much more restful than using a lounge. The hotel is quiet and comfortable and includes bathrobes, slippers, all the toiletries you could possibly need, sewing kit, free wifi, etc. We had a double room which was huge. Not really important, but I found the decor to be unappealing, especially the carpeting.

The room can be booked at an hourly rate, a 6 hour rate or a 12 hour rate. Not cheap, but worth it.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Dubai International Hotel
Address: Dubai Airport | Concourse A, B & C of Terminal 3, Dubai 35566, United Arab Emirates
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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 ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 296 Specialty Lodging in Dubai
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Hotel Class:5 star — Dubai International Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 530
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