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Golden Tulip Al Barsha
Ranked #313 of 546 Hotels in Dubai
Antwerp, Belgium
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“mediocre”
Reviewed May 21, 2009

Stayed during 3 nights with a few business colleagues here. Staff is poor as they don't speak English very well. Rooms are okay, but nothing special. Gym is a joke and so is the pool area on top of the roof. As this is Dubai, expect a lot of construction in the area. Location is not bad: very close to the swanky Kempinski hotel and the Emirerates shopping mall. One of my colleagues had a room on the 2nd floor and he complained he could not sleep at night due to the loud music from the club in the basement of the hotel. Incidentally, the club is terrible: you'll only blow your ears and the drinks are sub standard. Overall: okay for a (very) short business stay, but avoid if you plan to be in Dubai for longer than 4 days. Tip: the Westin, a bit more expensive but worth the money.

  • Stayed February 2008, traveled on business
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed May 3, 2009

This hotel was booked for me by my office. I stayed here 3 nights in 7 days. Unless you or your driver knows where this one is it will be a little bit difficult to find. It is in the middle of a building site literally. The view from one of my rooms was into the foundations of whatever they are building next door and it is a very big hole. The road to the front door is a sand track with the sand at least 25mm deep and the taxi drivers not to keen to drive down to the door. First impresion was where am I going what have I been booked into. Once inside it is like any normal hotel as if all outside is just wonderful.
I had room service twice at night and the food was plentiful, very good quality and reasonably priced. The Sports bar is busy most nights but the beer prices are expensive only slightly cheaper than the airport. There are some good deals during the week especially on a Friday lunch time with an offer of a buffet and free flow wine. The buffet is a very high standard with the option of meats cooked to your taste also. Very close to the Mall of the Emirates with a free shuttle if you want to ski or shop.
After my initial shock I quite enjoyed my brief stay desoite requireing transport no matter how far you want to go because of the building site conditions outside.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
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Bedford
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Reviewed April 8, 2009

Stayed here for 2 nights and got the hell out of there. This place is in the middle of a construction site! - Nevertheless, staff are polite and the sports bar has a good atmosphere and with happy hours at most major sporting events. F1, Champions League football etc but if you are here with a loved one, you will not win any brownie points for romantism. - gym equipment is ancient, outdoor pool looks like nobody has swum in the pool for decades, furniture covered in dust due to construction.

Very cheap by Dubai standards for very short business trips but the old addage of "get what you pay for" applies,

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
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New York
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Reviewed May 31, 2008

Stayed @ Golden Tulip al Barsha 8 nights with the occasion of Skiboard World Cup 2008 that was hosted by Ski-Dubai. Our group has 34 people from 12 countries. Everyone, no exception, was pleased with the hotel and service.
- Good, confortable and clean rooms.
- Service personnel are polite and helpfull
- Buffet Breakfast at the Brasserie was good, allways fresh, rich and tastefull.
One remarque about the service - 2 days we had to have breakfast at 4:30am. The Brasserie personnel was very helpfull, prepared and served the breakfast 2 hours earlier than regulare openning time. Thanks again!

In rooms, all linen and towels were changed daily, immaculate white sheets. The hotel is kept very clean, 24 hours service personnel keep it spotless.
Hotel transportation service was also good. Going to Ski-Dubai and back, several times a day, from and to airport, the service was tops.

For some strange reason on some websites the Golden Tulip Al Barsha is rated 3 stars, this is not true. The hotel is Full 4 stars, no doubt.

Just one warrning note - the mini-bar refrigerator and the goodies basket (chocolates, snacks, etc) are not free, they'll charge you on checkout. The internet cable is also not free, check with reception before using it.

Bottom line -- A+++

  • Liked — confort, service, cleaness
  • Disliked — mini-bar checkout
  • Stayed May 2008
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Danville, California
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Reviewed April 9, 2008

The hotel is indeed in a construction area with a "semi-paved" access road. As I arrived late, I was confused when the taxi driver began driving across dirt lots--but all ended well. The room was comfortable, the breakfast quite good and the restaurant had some tasty options. The Mall of the Emirates and it's weird ski slope was nearby and the location was good for some things but a long way from "downtown" ie the Creek. It was a perfectly fine hotel and once they pave the roads and finish the Metro, it will be great.

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  • Stayed March 2008, traveled on business
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Spain
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8 reviews
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Reviewed March 16, 2008

I was recently in Dubai for the 08 Boat Show.

In relation to the pricey hotels near the show the Tulip was a good option. It was over all a good stay and the quality of the rooms, service and food was over all very pleasant.

But somehow on the internet they forgot to mention that the Tulip is the only finished building on the block. In other words all the other buildings are still under construction. There isn't even tarmac to the hotel. So as you can imagine...NOISYYY not to mention Dusty.
But the location is great, beside the Emirates mall and Near the Burl al Arab and beaches...so Over all OK.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled on business
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sydney
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Reviewed March 2, 2008

This hotel is nice but does have a few problems.It is in the middle of a construction zone however that said its not too noisy from the construction , just a lot of sand and dust around.
It is a short walk to the Mall of The Emirates which is great.
The nightclub is another story though, after complaining twice and moving rooms twice I was upgraded to a suite on the 6th floor and could still hear the base from the nightclub.
I spoke with the manager the next day who was very apologetic and moved me to another hotel but not the same standard but at least i got some sleep.So be warned if you dont mind hearing the nightclub then this is a nice hotel and oh the breakfast ten mins after opening was stone cold all items !!

  • Liked — Very nicely appointed rooms and very clean
  • Disliked — The nightclub and noise from it
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled solo
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Property: Golden Tulip Al Barsha
Address: Al Barsha 1 | Next to Sharaf DG Metro Station PO BOX 125962, Dubai 125962, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#242 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Tulip Al Barsha 4*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 125 room hotel with 10 Deluxe rooms and 10 Flamingo Suites(One bedroom suite) is located in the up coming Al Barsha area of Dubai, just off the Sheikh Zayed road and few steps from the “Mall Of The Emirates”, 10 minutes drive from the “Madinat Jumeirah” and “Ibn Batuta Mall”. With its stylish interior design concept and décor the Golden Tulip Al Barsha adds up another milestone in quality four star deluxe hotels in the region. ... more   less 
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