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Vida Downtown
Ranked #28 of 542 Hotels in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
1 review
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“Great stay”
Reviewed October 2, 2011

We spent 2 nights with breakfast included as part of our package for flying Emmirites. All was excellent...staff, room, free wifi in lobby and business centre, check in/out..we arrived early and room was ready..transfers were also included. Had lovely 'wine and cheese' evening on Friday night..good value and great to relax after a hot day out!!! Only complaint...7 to 7 pool hours..would have loved a later swim. And the bathroom setup is not conducive to people not travelling as a couple...glass walls and no door left us little privacy....Enjoyed the easy walk to the Mall...loved the Fountain display at night.
Would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed September 22, 2011

Staff very friendly and helpful at all hours. Rooms well equipped and spotless, with free internet connection by cable, TV etc. Free computer use in business centre and wi-fi in public areas. Breakfast amply catered and excellent buffet - lasted us until dinner. Very pleasant swimming pool, also gym. Easy walking access to Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and musical fountain, a bit further to nearest Metro station.

Room Tip: Make sure to ask for non-smoking room if you're a non-smoker. Taxi cheaper than hotel transport...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 21, 2011

We stayed for three nights and found it a great experience. Staff were very friendly and helpful, food great and amenities clean and first rate. Would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Washington DC
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

I have stayed at the Qamardeen 4 times and enjoyed it each time. The location is perfect. It is an easy walk to the Mall of Dubai. Relatively centrally located (15 minutes to the beach, 25 minutes to the Dubai Marina). The rooms are modern and well done. Great service from the staff overall. Very clean and well kept.

Just a couple points they could improve on. The breakfast is not usually included in the rate and at almost $20, makes you want to diet. It should at least be offered in the room or even a smaller breakfast available. Also, given many very late night and early morning arrivals, they should employ some cleaning staff at off hours so that they can check in guests faster who arrive at odd times, the simple "sorry your room is not ready" is the last thing you want to hear after a trip half way around the world.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed September 21, 2011

Despite the best research on hotels and any travel plans, one can never tell what the exact experience will be until you are there. I couldn't have been more pleased with the accommodations at the Qarmadeen hotel in Dubai. The location is fabulous, near the Dubai mall, and the ability to view the Burj Khalifa from my breakfast table was incredible. The hotel rooms are beautiful, the staff awesome and all food and other services are exceptional. I would return to this property or any other properties owned by this hotel group with confidence. The hotel has a great intimate vibe yet cosmopolitan quality.

Room Tip: We got a poolside room which was great. The garden rooms are great as well.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 20, 2011

Well located hotel, near the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. The rooms were well equipped, spotlessly clean and stylish. Breakfast was good, a good choice of fruits, cold meats, cheese etc and a chef to make eggs just how you like. Pool was lovely and cool and shady. alcoholic drinks available. I would stay again!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed September 15, 2011

I selected the hotel using the Emirates stopover package because of the location. What a great choice - great room, great service, the restaurant food and service was excellent and I could get a beer with my meal. The only negative was was the lack of wi-fi in the room. I visited the Dubai Mall and took the Burj Khalifa tower experience (book early). The Mall is a bit too far to walk in the heat, the recommendation was to take a taxi. The only issue with this is that when we got into a taxi for the return, the driver obviously didn't like such a short trip. One of the attractions of this hotel is its proximity to the Mall and Tower, maybe they might consider providing a shuttle service which I am sure would be appreciated by the hotel tourist patrons.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Vida Downtown
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
#27 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
#46 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Vida Downtown 4*
Number of rooms: 156
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vida Downtown (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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