During my years of traveling I have used several travel agencies but I had never used Gate1; therefore, before my trip I read in Tripadvisor a review of Gate1/ Dubai. This trip to the Emirates was to a low cost way visit Dubai and see what is all about the place and Country, UAE, United Arab Emirates that is only 40 years old. GAte1 made the arrangemetn with hotel and we were very pleased with the location and service. A 7days trip for two people, for $3800. five breakfasts included, 1 welcome dinner, a dinner/river cruise, Flights, and hotel. This included the optional trips offered by Gate 1 and the airport-hotel-airport transportation. Not too bad at all. The weather was pleasant 70’s, slightly cool at night. Good time to visit. I am not sure I would enjoy it when the weather is over 100 and high humidity.
I was not sure what to expect from Gate 1 Travel. In all we were very pleased and would certainly recommend this trip. All the services were more than I expected. We arrived to the Royal Ascot. From the beginning we felt welcome. We arrived early in the morning, about 10 am, way before the check in time that is about 2pm. A polite person at the desk informed us that it would take about an hour to get us a room ready for us. The Hotel is well located in a working class neighborhood where you can walk and start discovering the place. Although the area is called Bur Dubai, I would call it Little India (as supposed to Little Italy in NY). An hour later we were back; our room was ready. The room was spacious. All the staff in the hotel were nice friendly professional and prompt.
The breakfast at the Royal Ascot was wonderful great selection to choose from. All fresh, appetizing, beautifully laid out. All you can eat. The preasure of the hotwater in the showere could use some improvement.
Some reviews I read about the hotel indicated it was DATED, I belive it has been UPDATED, fresh paint on the walls, new carpet and overall good feeling.
The location is great, In 15 minutes walk you reach the Creek, or the Metro that will connect you to most important sites.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This exclusive Dubai hotel features 11 food outlets, expansive spa facilities and a rooftop swimming pool with city views. It offers free on-site parking and is situated a 5-minute drive from the Burjuman Mall. All guest rooms at Royal Ascot Hotel have high ceilings and are equipped with an LCD TV with satellite channels. The luxury bathrooms feature marble flooring and signature amenities. Among the 11 bars, cafés and restaurants at the Royal Ascot, the Ok Ryu Gwan serves exquisite Korean dishes, while Mehfil specializes in authentic Indian cuisine. Guests can have a massage and then relax at the Chill Spa or sunbathe on the terrace. The Royal Hotel is a 7-minute drive from the popular Sheikh Zayed Road and a 5-minute drive from Dubai Museum. Dubai Creek is 2 km away. Bur Dubai is a great choice for travellers interested in desert, sightseeing and business. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Ascot Hotel Dubai
- Hotel Royal Ascot
- Royal Ascot Dubai