Crowne Plaza Hotel Dubai
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A great Experience
Well i have stayed in crowne plaza for a course ive been attending in one of its halls. The halls are great and large and very well kept. The crew is great and the rooms are just beautiful. I love the room service, just make sure you have your "dont disturb" sign outside the door and find the lock. its on the top right of the door by the way. (too small to be seen). Thats just so the room service ppl will know you are there and not try to open the door while you are in your bath robes :)
Anyhow, the restaurants are very good. i have mostly tried Al Dannah. They usually serve good food but not necessarily different everyday. ALso try to adjust the AC. It could get a little cold. I know i came back home with a cold.
The view from all rooms i suppose are great... its a very nice road (Al Sheikh zayed rd) and is quite one of the most prestigious roads in Dubai and also close to so many new malls. I know this coz i used to live for some time in DUbai myself.
What i also liked about the hotel is that it had a mall in its ground floor. Quite a nice mall actually.
I would probably recommend this hotel to many of my friends... It is definitely worth the money. If anyone needs any help, i'm very much willing to be of assistance.
It was fab!!
We stayed in Crowne plaza hotel 9 mar -13mar, we had booked into a 2 bedroom apartment suite and didnt really know what 2 expect, When we got to the hotel we were totally surprised at how beautiful it was, the rooms were massive and hotel was jst out of this world, with a choice of 12 restaurants, so we decided to eat at the wagamamma, the El fresco and the Steak house can not fault any of it, steak was deli!!we even tried the nighclub zinc , great weekend had by all,
The hotel staff were all very polite and very helpful and went out there way to advise us, Mhon and his Pal were very nice,
It is in a very good location if you jst want to shop eat and drink , its about 20 mins from beach on a good traffic day, but coming home from beach at teatime it took us 1hr 40mins. definately go back next year and stay at this hotel
yvonne lorraine kirsty laura and debs from scotland xx
Outstanding service at plaza
I stayed here from 4th to 10th of march 2006.
The hotel looks a bit old from outside, but once inside you can see everything is well cared for.
The staff are what makes the hotel, they can't do enough for you. We told them it was our wedding aniversary and we recieved a large cake, basket of fruit and various biscuits. Again we were disturbed by noise from one of the lower bars (get a high floor)on complaining the hotel offered to move us, we were leaving next day so instead they sent up 2 bottles of wine.
The hotel pool is a bit poor but the service again is good.
We found the position of the hotel great for the city and the beach.
All put together a great stay and well run hotel.
Dont judge by looks, great hotel!
I live in Dubai but I have roommates, and so when my boyfriend comes to visit me, we stay the Crowne. At first I had wanted to stay at the Fairmont, or something that looked more appealing than the Crowne. But the Crowne is so convenient, that we decided to give it a try. This is a WONDERFUL hotel. It has become a 2nd home. The rooms are spacious, and clean, and the wooden floors were a nice change. Our first room we had Versace couch and linen. Service is excellent, and I have no complaints. The hotel itself (inside) is beautiful and has many many restaurants and a popular night club to keep you entertained. It is worth the price, and take full advantage of the location of the most premium street in Dubai.
I have just returned from a week long break in Dubai with my family. We stayed at the Crowne Plaza, and had a fantastic time.
The hotel is located within the business district. There are spectacular views of some major buildings such as the Emirates Towers, Chelsea Tower etc. The location is good. There are plenty of shops and restaurants right on your doorstep. If you do want to go further afield (and I guess you will!) then the hotel staff will attract the attention of a taxi on your behalf from the front of the hotel. Taxi's are VERY cheap by British standards (mainly because fuel is so cheap) so it is an economic way to get around. However, the standard of driving can be very low, rarely do the drivers stick to the speed limit even though the in car speed monitor is beeping wildly! Be forceful but polite and ask them to slow down.
Back to the hotel. Upon arrival you cannot help but be impressed. An escalator takes you up from ground level (which has a selection of shops and eateries) to the main lobby. This is very impressive. Everything about this hotel is grand, and the lobby is no exception with its huge chandeliers.
The one thing I will say is that check in wasn't smooth. Our rooms were not ready when we arrived and we had to wait a few hours for them. The lounge lobby area is comfortable however, and the staff were very apologetic.
We were very pleased with our room. It was spotless at all times, I cannot commend the housekeeping staff highly enough. Lovely touches such as fruit on arrival, the (huge) bed being turned down, fresh towels and toiletries daily (sometimes twice daily!)really make the stay special. The room was a good size, with a sleeping area in addition to a large desk (should you be unfortunate enough to be there on business!) and seating area.
The pool was warm and a good size. We were lucky enough to have sun all week. I will point out however that other large buildings do block out the sun, meaning that from early afternoon onwards the pool area is in some shade. The sunbeds are very comfortable (not your average plastic bed) and towels are given free of charge. A jacuzzi is located up some steps from the main pool area (not immediately obvious) and it is well worth a try!
If eating in the hotel I recommend you try Harvesters Pub and the Al Fresco Italian. Both are very good and excellent value. Eating is very reasonable in Dubai. The Piano Bar is a pleasant setting for an evening drink, with live entertainment (a pianist, as the name suggests!).
All in all we had a really lovely week in this hotel, and I would stay there again and recommend it without hesitation.
I have just spent 3 nights at the Crowne Plaza in Dubai. This is my 5th time staying there and I've always been impressed by the service and surroundings. Check in and out were fast and courteous. Housekeeping was unintrusive and efficient. I was pleased to see a complimentary plate of assorted fruit and sweets when I arrived at my room. Complimentary tea and coffee was replenished every day, sometimes twice. In room safe is always a bonus along with trouser press, hairdryer, plentiful toiletries, robe and slippers, 50 channel TV, complimentary newspaper and bottled water. Wonderful restaurants to choose from in the hotel and below on the shopping concourse. It is located on a major throughway, not within walking distance of anything interesting, but taxis are cheap in Dubai. All in all, a very pleasant stay.
Myself and family stayed at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dubai for 1 week over the xmas holidays. The service and standard of the hotel was excellent. We were upgraded to a family room on arrival which gave us more extra beds for the kids and play area in the room. The housekeeping were always available for whenever we need room cleaned. We received free complimentary water, chocolates and newspapers every day. Many restaurants on site - one of which was TGI Fridays which is excellent value for money. The burger meals start from AED 24 (Approx £4.00). There is also Wagamama, which is situated on ground floor. They serve chinese/japanese noodles and rice dishes. They both accept room delilveries. McDonalds and a mini shopping mall is also situated at the ground floor. For a tempting breakfast, the hotel serves International buffet everyday for only AED60 (£9.00)per person.
Overall rating of this hotel is very good and of high standards.
Had a great stay in this hotel with my wife in mid-September. We booked one of the new bedrooms, which have been redecorated with wooden floors. The whole look and feel is fresh and clean with a revitalised air of luxury to it.
The hotel picked us up from the airport in a new black mercedes and as well as checking us into the hotel during the car journey, we were also given cold towels and water - nice touch. The hotel has a new guest relations desk just as you walk in, which was not there on my last visit. This gives a nice welcome and the staff there are very friendly and knowlegable.
The restaurants are amazing, a really good selection and excellent value for money. My favourite is Wagamama, we are regulars in UK and were really pleased to see the same style of food, service and ambience in Dubai. Zinc is excellent, the combination of band and DJ is good and the atmosphere was fun.
Overall the hotel was exellent value for money and I will definitely be returning.
Comfortable yet old fashioned. Getting more expensive
I worked in Dubai on and off for six months and spent several weeks at the Crowne Plaza with colleagues.
-good location (cheap taxi ride to the beach, shopping, business centres)
-helpful staff - despite all the difference langauges in Dubai, they really made an effort, and especially the business centre staff. Make sure you give people tips, as they are poorly paid.
- rooms fine, good size and comfortable.
- views - erm not really up to much.
MINUS: Although the rooms have been renovated (with fancy wooden floors etc) the general feel is old fashioned. An old emphasis on hushed tones and low key but efficient service.
NOTE : prices have gone up recently, so may be a little expensive.
GYM- a little cramped but good range of equipment from running machines to weights.
POOL - OK but a little traffic noise
internet - by the hour in room, aslo business centre
FOOD - half a dozen restaurants, ranging from stodgy Wagamama, to pretty good Italian. Breakfast is buffet - excellent selection.
BARS - awful British style pub- yuk! And the Zinc bar is a pick-up joint and late night music club.
LOCATION - on busy Sheikh Zayed Road... easy to get places. NOT very pretty as it's very busy road... but you can walk along to various shops, cafes etc. BUT you'd be better getting a taxi to main shopping areas and beaches etc.
SAFETY - excellent - like all of Dubai.
PROSTITUTES - erm... well some guests do sem to take Russian women up to their rooms.. and if you check out early morning for the flight home, you will see the girls coming down in the lift to go homeafter a night's work. BUT there's no problem with being approached etc - it's all very low key (unlike some places in Dubai).
Little things make the difference
We spent 12 nights at the Crowne Plaza. The first thing that strikes you is that it is in the middle of a VERY busy road but thats quite a good thing as you are never more than 15 minutes away from anything you want to visit and taxis are really cheap.
The rooms are a good size, although decor needs serious attention, good standard of cleaning but we had a small amount of money stolen from the room and had to cram everything into the small safe, unfortunately the management didnt want to know about our theft and never came back to us for the whole length of stay to offer an explenantion, shame, it spoilt it in a way.
Plenty of restaurants, 11, and bars, 4, to keep you entertained, small shopping complex at the back but quite handy.
It has a 5 star rating, dont know why but hey, this is from the coutry who introduced a 7 star hotel and made a mockery of the whole grading system! Its more a basic 4 star hotel.
Watch out for wine prices, they are STEEP but this is the same all over Dubai.
Would I go back to Dubai, definately, would I go back to the Crowne Plaze, well, I would have to think long and hard but probably no.
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First night in Dubai and we partied at Zinc night club at the Crowne Plaza, enjoying the free entry table and drinks. Until we had to but wine at £46 a bottle!!!
... white stone and towering minarets were incredibly impressive, but up close it was unlike anything we had seen on the trip so far. Sheikh Zayed who designed the mosque wanted it to be a place that would bring the world together so he purposefully incorporated materials from 40 different countries all over the world and wanted it to be the most beautiful building every created. The outer courtyards of the mosque were covered in colorful tile mosaics and long reflecting ...
... hour or so in the cool pool, enjoying the sunshine. After that it was time to meet Aladdin for a day of driving and exploring the area. We started by a tour of Aladdins cave, although it was a very posh cave! Which was very clean and tidy. It came complete with the all important crocodile onesee! After this we headed off to meet Aladdin’s silver camel, a sporty little number with an Aston Martin ...
... 20pm (yes only standing room) and went to the Dubai Mall again for some food (cos of course all the restaurants are open now) so we headed to The Cheesecake Factory. This place was NUTS... They had about 20-30 waiters all standing ready to serve tables - the place was pretty busy as it was, but so many we're standing around. We were served pretty quick smart, had an awesome burger with Beef bacon (believe it or not all animals are great as bacon ...
... the day did get better from here. We made our way to the "creek" (I still think it's a river) and hopped on a small boat that took us up and down the... "Creek" and then to the gold Souk. I really enjoyed the boat ride because there was a relaxing breeze and you were able to see the interesting architecture of Dubai. The Gold Souk lived up to its name. Gold was seen in every direction. Not much else to say here except that it included the symphony of shop ...