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“Beautiful, welcoming abode” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Vida Downtown Dubai
Ranked #28 of 544 Hotels in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Mumbai (Bombay), India
1 review
“Beautiful, welcoming abode”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2011

My husband and I have really enjoyed the stay in this quiet elegant hotel. It has a very convenient location too. Service is friendly & helpful.
We hope to have many more stays there in the future.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brussels, Belgium
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2011

We stayed in this hotel and I must admit that the service was of an excellent professional manner.The staff is friendly and will do anything to make your stay extraordinary.We can compare because we have stayed in other hotels ( atlantis) dubai and this is more professional and organised , the service is more personnal.The driver from Sri Lanka who came to get us from the hospital is professional and friendly, had water and refreshments with him, beeing a very warm and appreciated welcome.We recommend this hotel to every business traveller or tourist wanting to stay in the center of dubai.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Pavia, Italy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2011

I had a wonderful stay at Qamardeen. The room was spotless, and I liked the bathroom wall in glass and the crisp white sheets. The location of the hotel is great, within walking distance of the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall. I had dinner in the restaurant on the pool level both nights of my stay and the food was great! Compliments to the chef - I had the best gnocchi I've ever had outside of Italy :)
The pool is also very nice and refreshing after a day out in the heat of Dubai.

Overall it was a wonderful stay and I will definitely come back to Qamardeen the next time I'm in Dubai.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank emmaae
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2011

Stayed for 2 nights en route to Jordan. Did lots of sightseeing - in the Old Town and Burj Khalifa. Location was perfect for this - 10 mins walk to Burj Khalifa. Metro was 15 mins walk (hint - although the metro station is called Dubai Mall, the station is actually a 5 min walk from the Mall - we thought this was a little misleading!!) Everything else was an easy taxi ride away.
The hotel itself was lovely - rooms were great, bathroom is a glass room in the actual bedroom. This sounded weird and I was a bit apprehensive after reading some reviews, but it was actually fine. There are blinds if you want to lower them.
Service was terrific and the hotel actually asked for feedback when I was booking at taxi for early morning. Thought it was asked in a very sincere way. Excellent hotel and would definitely recommend for travellers

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2011

I stayed for one night but with an early (before 9 o'clock) check in and late check out (11 pm). The hotel checked me in promptly and the late check out was at the additional price of a one night stay which is understandable. Breakfast buffet was great (don't expect pork bacon though, after all this is a Muslim country) with very helpful staff. Rooms are large (to European standards) and comfortable with no noise from the street. Altogether I had a very comfortable stay. It is definitely a great hotel if you are looking for a comfortable stay in Dubai.

Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2011

We stayed at the Qamardeen for three nights at the end of March, 2011. We found the service at this hotel to be excellent, the staff was very friendly & helpful. The hotel is quite new, so the shopping area is not yet complete. However, if you wish to shop, the Dubai Mall is only a 10 minute walk up the street! Look for a walkway leading into the Old Al Bahar Souks for a shortcut through to the Mall. Right in front of the Mall is the Dubai fountain & a magnificent view of the Burj Kalifa.
If you want to go up to the 124th floor of the Buj Kalifa, it's best to book online and make an appointment, it's much less expensive than showing up at the ticket kiosk in the Dubai Mall. It's $25 online as compared to $100 at the door per person.
Any excursions you take will send a taxi or bus to pick you up at the hotel door. The breakfast served at the hotel is one of the best we've ever had, not extremely extensive, but everything was delicious & fresh, loved it! And if you want, you can eat at tables out by the pool. We never took the time to go into the pool, but it looked quite nice & clean, with a waterfall at one end.
The rooms were very clean & well appointed. The cleaning staff were really on the ball to. After our room was already cleaned, if we laid on the bed to watch TV & then had a shower before going out, we'd come back to find the bed remade (with chocolates on the pillows), the shower & sink recleaned & the towels tidied up.
Anyway, we loved Dubai. We used the Arabian Adventure Tour for all our excursions because we heard they were really good. And we did enjoy everything we did with them, including the Desert Safari & the dinner cruise on the Dubai Creek.
Just a side note, if you wish to have alcohol in your room, it's best to pick some up at the Duty Free at the Airport. You won't find liquour stores everywhere like we have here. Most of the dinner excursiions you can take do serve alcohol, as do the Hotel bars, but most restauraunts outside the hotels do not.
Anyway, what's most important to us in a hotel is that it's clean, conveniently located, a reasonable price, and professional service. This hotel delivered.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank snowdespisers
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36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2011

Arrived hot and tired after over night flight and immediately offered dates, cold towels and drinks - perfect welcome! Room ready early, loved the room, ours looked over the pool which was ideal. Really clean and quiet. Breakfast was lovely, nice to have some local options and would recommend the rice pudding. Staff were all kind and helpful, nothing too much trouble. Good location, near to the tallest tower, biggest shopping mall etc, both about 15 mins walk through a park, hotel has a free bus to the beach and will always call you a taxi. Great place to stay as a tourist wanting to explore the city and not just sit on a beach!

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Platypusandcharlie
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Property: Vida Downtown Dubai
Address: Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, The Old Town | Downtown Dubai, Dubai 114788, United Arab Emirates
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Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai > Downtown Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Dubai
#26 Family Hotel in Dubai
#28 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
#46 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Vida Downtown Dubai 4*
Number of rooms: 156
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vida Downtown Dubai (previously Qamardeen Hotel) takes shape as six floors of fresh, urban styling with bright, airy private and public spaces. Sitting in the Old Town precinct of Dubai just a short walk from Burj Khalifa, eclectic souks, The Dubai Mall and The Dubai Fountain, and a short drive from, The Dubai International Financial Centre, the airport and beaches. This is, literally, the place to be. Please note that all rooms are non-smoking. ... more   less 
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