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Dolphin Hotel Apartments
Ranked #324 of 550 Hotels in Dubai
New Delhi, India
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“More than terrible”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

The hotel is highly unprofessional. Bad service and lack of cleanliness. Had gone there with family but our trip was ruined by them, when we arrived there to see, after a tiring flight that our room had been given to someone else, even after we had booked it one and half months in advance, with full advance payment. The service was bad, when you had to wait for at least half an hour for any housekeeping stuff. Always hot water, even during the summers when we were there.
Also looked a bit shady.

Don't go !!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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mumbai
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2012

Best located very close to Al fahidi Metro station, this is one of the best 3* hotels i have stayed in Dubai. rooms are nice and spacious and are equipped with kitchenware. Breakfast quality is ok and not so great but its a good place for business stay. Especially there is no disc in the hotel so one can get really good sleep.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2012

We stayed at this Hotel during our Visit to Dubai. It is a decent place, Clean Room, Descent Service, Good Indian Veg. Restaurant. I would prefer this place for my future visits to Dubai. It has a nice Location, Walking distance to the Markets, Locality has a lot of Indian Restaurents offering Great Indian Foos & JAIN Food too.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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1 Thank Pankit-Shah
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Baroda
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45 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed June 14, 2012

If you are looking for good stay in main market at bur dubai then this property is good option.But if you think for an awsome service then please think twice before booking.In terms of service its poor,breakfast at hotel is also average.Rooms are spacious and clean and well maintain but bathroom needs renovation.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
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1 Thank zainul
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Mumbai
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2012

Had a trip to Dubai with family during Mar-12. The best part about the hotel is its location which is right in the middle of Bur Dubai and is good especially for Indians. The location is convenient for travelling across Dubai with Khalid Bin Al Waleed station (junction of red line and green line) at 5-10 mins walk. It is surrounded with good veg restaurants (Veg World, best place) and is 5 mins from Meena Bazaar, one of the best destination for jewellery shopping in Dubai (family ladies found better designs than even Gold Souk).
Staff and service are OK. Breakfast is bad. There were even sometimes trouble with the air-conditioning.
Overall, it is good value stay for family. There are cheaper options nearby...

Room Tip: If you are travelling as a family, you can go for 2 bedroom apartment. They also have cooking area w...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2011

Stayed there for a business trip twice, first in march 2009. Good hotel in the heart of Dubai, BUR DUBAI. cheap shopping market of Meena bazaar is nearby.
Dubai metro Station is also near.
The staff in house keeping and room service is OK kind of.
good for people with low budget . they can cook there food themselves.They Offer airport drop and pickup.

Room Tip: Rooms are clean and Big but service is not that good.
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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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Cairns, Australia
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2011

We stayed.three nights and after our first night would have left except we were on a tight budget and would have lost our money.
We arrived at 230am - shown to our apartment it was smelly and stuffy. Air cond had not been turned on. There were only two towels (we are a family of four and this was a two bedroom apartment).
The "kitchenette" (a hotplate, kettle, barfridge) had four dinner plates and one breadknife - no cooking utensils, bowls, cups/glasses, cutlery, pots...
The master bed was two singles pushed together - no queen/king mattress on top. Very uncomfortable.
The Wi-Fi did not work the first day (paying service)
On our second day we happened to move the coffee table and discovered old bread/toast under the table.
The floor looked like it was only ever swept and not mopped/wet cleaned.
For a non-smoking room it stunk of stale cigarette smoke.
We asked to borrow a multi-adaptor plug, and despite paying aed10 it didn't even fit the electrical outlets in the room.
On our departure we again reiterated to hotel staff about our disastisfaction and were told it was because we "booked through Expedia" that we got a lower standard room.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Dolphin Hotel Apartments
Address: Khalid Bin Al Waleed Rd | Al Souq; 44b Street, 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai > The Creek
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #324 of 550 Hotels in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Dolphin Hotel Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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