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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Excelsior Hotel Dubai
Really good hotel with large rooms and all the mod cons you could ask for. The service was also excellent. The only problem was the location. It is a bit of a distance from the main attractions, and it is not a good idea to walk in the heat of the day. I would highly recommend this hotel.
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