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“Overpriced Facilities” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Dubai International Hotel
Ranked #2 of 293 Specialty Lodging in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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“Overpriced Facilities”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2008

We have stayed in this hotel a number of times in the past while transitting through Dubai airport. This time we were travelling through the new terminal 3. The terminal does not live up to all the hype. The inbound flight parked at a terminal 1 gate, involving a long walk into terminal 3 to get though the security. The outbound was also from terminal 1, involving a long walk back!
We found the sign for the hotel (east wing) in teminal 3. There was also a sign to hotel (west wing). The east wing reception was not very efficient, with a trainee on duty, alone. After about 20 minutes queueing we completed the registration process and were given a room in the west wing. That involved a further 5-10 minute walk.
Having stayed in the 'old' hotel in terminal 1 previously I had some expectations. These are definitely not met in the new hotel. Despite being advertised as a luxury hotel the room is really little more than a good budget hotel room, at luxury prices.
I know that the terminal and the hotel are new but the hotel is not yet ready for use. There was complementary water in the room, but the tea making facility was missing.
If you have an option, try to get your room in the terminal 1 hotel, the rooms are significantly better in quality, value, etc.

  • Liked — good bed
  • Disliked — Very inefficient process to sign in. Two different reception desks and long way between the reception and room.
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2008

Perhaps my expectations were too high but for a 5 star hotel in Dubai this hotel was underwhelming! 5 star price for a 3 star hotel.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Value for money
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Dubai International Hotel
Address: Dubai Airport | Concourse A, B & C of Terminal 3, Dubai 35566, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
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 293 Specialty Lodging in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Dubai International Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 530
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