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“Classy hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Manzil Downtown Dubai

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Manzil Downtown Dubai
Ranked #26 of 544 Hotels in Dubai
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Geneva
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“Classy hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at the Al-Manzil and really liked the hotel. We were upgraded to a Burj view room upon arrival and really liked the design of the room. For a four star hotel, the amenities are very high quality. Excellent spread at breakfast although the service was very slow. This hotel is in an ideal location for the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Daniel K, Manager at Manzil Downtown Dubai, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Dear GenevaBeach_fans,

Thank you for the great review, we were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Dubai.

Kind regards,

Daniel Kingston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

Al Manzil is a sleek, clean, comfortable hotel located a few minutes walk from the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa. The rooms are small but comfortable, the bathroom is in the centre of the room, so not so great for friends, but fine for couples or singles. The staff were lovely, the food excellent, and the beds extremely comfortable. The location is perfect if you plan some serious shopping, and you can even take the shuttle bus back to the hotel with all your bags! I would stay here again!

Room Tip: The Deluxe Pool view was good, with nice views of the pool and quite quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 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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Thank magicpixiejo
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Daniel K, Manager at Manzil Downtown Dubai, responded to this review, November 25, 2013
Dear magicpixiejo,

Thank you for the wonderful review, we were delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay as well as the fantastic shopping nearby.

We look forward to welcoming you back again, don't worry we will make sure there is room in the bus for all your bags!

Kind regards,

Daniel Kingston
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

If you want a personalised experience this is the place to stay... place is not too big so you get the personal touch that is lost when staying in large establishments... the lack of of Spa on premises is overcome by the fact in the souk connected to the courtyard has is a ladies massage place, nail bar and hairdressers (which is perfect you don't need to leave hotel), Starbucks is literally two seconds from the entrance, ideal for a morning coffee fix.
After we booked we found a better rate on booking.com when we contacted the hotel they matched the offer and gave us a better rate, thank you Almanzil.
Courtyard cafe gets very busy and you will have to wait, if you want to go in the evening ask the concierge to book you a table.
Wifi is free everywhere, and the hotel is located within walking distance from Dubai mall, Burj Khalifa and is a ten minutes drive from the DIFC.

Room Tip: book a higher room is possible 6th floor, lower floors get noisy on weekends
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Daniel K, Manager at Manzil Downtown Dubai, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Dear Susu8316,

Thank you for the lovely review, we were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, as well as had the opportunity to explore.

We look forward to welcoming you home again soon.

Warm regards,

Daniel Kingston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

Without a doubt this was the best hotel I've stayed at on this trip. And with a nice, relaxing atmosphere. Most of the staff spoke good English. I arrived at the hotel about 8 am, of course very early for a normal 2 pm check-in, but a room was made available in less than hour and I was also given an upgrade to a Burj view room. On departure I was also given a couple of hours for late check-out.The room was nicely furnished with all the necessary items, air con, safe, mini bar, desk, coffee / tea making facilities, WiFi etc.
The Burj view rooms face the main road but the only noise I experienced was some drilling from a new building project nearby. Many people have commented on the bath in middle of the room, but there was a separate shower as well.
The hotel is very close to the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall, perhaps a 10 minute walk, there is a pedestrian crossing right in front of the hotel, but at the time that I was there it was quite hot, 38-39 degrees C. and it does get hotter than that in Dubai. That may be too much for older people. However the hotel also has a regular free shuttle bus service that takes in Dubai Mall, The Mall of the Emirates and the beach. Taxis are plentiful and cheap. It is however a good idea to have a printed card or something similar that has the name and full address of the place you are going to because most taxi drivers don't speak English and I believe that quite a few of them come from outside the Emirates and don't know the way very well.There is a small souk right at the back of the hotel that can be accessed through the courtyard. It has a small supermarket that sells all the usual things.I can't speak highly enough of the staff, from the manager to the people at the reception, porters, front door, business centre, housekeeping, restaurants, I didn't use the pool but it looked very inviting. Great breakfast with lots of choices. I enjoyed my stay at the Al Manzil very much and I highly recommend this hotel, I feel that it offers something different from the usual run of the mill high rise hotels.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Daniel K, Manager at Manzil Downtown Dubai, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Dear ddoubleddutch,

Thank you for the wonderful review and the time taken to share your thoughts on the hotel, we always appreciate receiving feedback from our guests.

I was especially pleased to hear your feedback on all the staff that you encountered, they all do a fantastic job and your comments have been shared with them all.

Thank you once more, and please come and see us again soon.

Kind regards,

Daniel Kingston
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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

I remembered booking for my sons on the way to Paris when Al Manzil was just opened.....6 years ago? The rates was around $100 ish (per opening price)....were they lucky to taste the luxury for 1/4 th of the price and told me it was a beautiful hotel, I knew it's going to be a great hotel before I stumbled to book it as I work at the Hyatt and Mandarin before as their Art Director.....just looking at the bathroom it's enough for me to get that feeling, I ll book it when I visit Dubai one day as long as Mr K will give a good incentive to visit.

Room Tip: Pick the suite of course...my kids were here a few years ago can't remember dates so I just clic...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Daniel K, Manager at Manzil Downtown Dubai, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Dear SteveIrwin,

Thanks for the review, we were delighted to hear your sons enjoyed their stay. The hotel is still just as beautiful, so please come and visit us again soon, just don't wait so many moons.

Kind regards,

Daniel Kingston
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013

Al Manzil is ideally placed for Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and the Fountain show. Just cross the road, head towards the Palace Hotel entrance, walk through the lovely Souk Al Bahar, cross the little bridge and you're there! The rooms are spacious and quiet- yes, the positioning of the bath is a bit quirky but for couples it is no issue. The breakfast is fantastic - a lovely buffet to cater for every need. WiFi works well in the room. Platinum Tours do pickups from the entrance and taxis are readily available (and cheap) at the front entrance

Room Tip: Request a room facing the courtyard or facing away from the Burj Khalifa
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Daniel K, Manager at Manzil Downtown Dubai, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Dear jobbo_10,

Thank you for the review, we were delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Dubai.

Kind regards,

Daniel Kingston
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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

The Al Manzil was amazing real 5 star luxury it was a perfect location across the road from burg khalifia, restaurants and the Dubai mall perfect. The hotel food was top class, the pool was fantastic with a treat every afternoon of homemade lollipops or a cocktail a real treat. The room was large and very comfortable bed excellent value for money no wonder it is ranked 10th out of the hotels in Dubai! It deserves that rating.
The staff were very pleasant, helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble
The hotel transfers are well worth it not to have the hassle of taxis and good value at 150 AED we used it from the airport and to Bab Al Shams. Thank you everyone at the hotel but a special mention to Gregory on reception, Steve in restaurant, Jayson at pool bar and the drivers
Absolutely recommend this hotel if you are going to Dubai

Room Tip: We had the standard room on the 1st floor which was excellent roomy, quiet and spotless
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rhianydd D
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Daniel K, Manager at Manzil Downtown Dubai, responded to this review, November 3, 2013
Dear Rhianydd D,

Thank you for your wonderful review and a big congratulations from all of us here for your 10th wedding anniversary, we were delighted to hear that you chose to celebrate it with us here at Al Manzil.

We do hope the rest of your celebrations went well and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Downtown.

Kind regards,

Daniel Kingston
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Property: Manzil Downtown Dubai
Address: Mohamed Bin Rashid Boulevard | The Old Town, Downtown Dubai, Dubai 114822, United Arab Emirates (Formerly Al Manzil Hotel)
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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Dubai
#25 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#26 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
#40 Family Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Manzil Downtown Dubai 4*
Number of rooms: 197
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Manzil Downtown Dubai is an upscale boutique hotel managed by Vida Hotels and Resorts with a contemporary Arabesque design offering engaging service based on Arabic hospitality. Centrally located on Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, the gourmet dining district of downtown Dubai, Manzil is within walking distance of The Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa. The hotel provides a stylised hub for today's social explorers, energised by being at the heart of things, combined with a unique and efficient meeting space for business guests looking to make an impression. Technology is embraced throughout the hotel to facilitate the efficiency, convenience and opportunities demanded by an active, modern life. Please note that all rooms are non-smoking. ... more   less 
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