Rimal Rotana - Dubai
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Das Rimal Rotana Suites ist ein tolles hotel und wir haben noch nie zuvor solch unglaublichen Service erlebt. Das Personal ist freundlich, gastfreundlich und sehr hilfsbereit. Wir waren bei unserer Ankunft sehr von der Inneneinrichtung beeindruckt, die ist sehr modern (man sollte bedenken, dass die Fotos im Internet alt sind, die Inneneinrichtung hat sich geändert), das galt auch für die Zimmer, die waren auch immer sauber.
Man kann den reizenden Pool und das Fitness-Center auf dem Dach des Hotels auskosten. Das Frühstück war der beste Teil des Tages. Für ein 4-Sterne Hotel ein ausgezeichnetes Preis/Leistungsverhältnis. Alles in allem würde ich sagen, dass dies wahrscheinlich das beste Hotel ist, in dem wir je einen Urlaub verbracht haben. Ich kann es jedem, der einen Besuch in Dubai andenkt, nur sehr empfehlen.
Kam im Hotel an. War bei der Ankunft wirklich überrascht, wie schön es hier war. Sehr sauber. Der Service war großartig. Habe den Urlaub sehr genossen, würde hier auf jeden Fall wieder unterkommen.
Rimal Rotana....Service with a Smile
I stayed 3 nights at the Rimal Rotana in the twin studio and found the accomadation very pleasant, there was plenty of space for 2 and there was a full kitchen and fridge, all fittings were of high standard and the staff seemed very helpfull.
I think the hotel is great value for money, and if you'd like this with a touch of class the Rimal Rotanas is the one for you.
Arrived at the hotel. Was actually suprised how nice it was when i got there. Very clean. Service was great. Well enjoyed holiday would def go back there again
I stayed at the Rimal Rotana in April on a business trip. The hotel was paid for by the company and I can't therefore comment on the value. But if you are sent here or want a hotel near the airport and the city centre, you'll be happy with this place.
Pros: The rooms are modern, spacious, and spotless, with a kitchenette ideal for a solo traveller. TV has channels in many languages, the beds are comfy, and the rooms cool (I never used the AC). The staff is irreproachable, although there was a mix up in the reservation, the staff did their best to help me.
The breakfast is a bit too expensive at 40 dirhams, although there's a good choice of food, if you're on a budget, you'll visit the supermarket across the street (open until at least midnight).
Don't get the hotel to pick you up from the airport, they charge you 50 dirhams. A taxi should cost you no more than 15.
The view from my rather small window was of a building site (pretty much unavoidable in Dubai). However, the soundproofing is adequate to prevent noise from building site and from the planes taking off nearby.
Rimal Rotana is a magnificent hotel and we have never experienced such incredible service before. The staff are friendly, hospitable, and very helpful.
When we arrived we were impressed by the interior design of the hotel which is very modern (kindly note that the pictures you see on the internet are old, and all the interior design has changed), same for the rooms which were always clean.
You can benefit from the lovely pool and the gym on the roof of the hotel.
The breackfast was the best part of the day! :)
Excellent value for money for a 4 star hotel.
Overall I would say this is probably the best hotel we have ever stayed in on holiday and I extremely recommend it to every person who is thinking of visiting Dubai!
Fantastic. Great service, clean and v. reasonable.
We arrived at the hotel late evening and thought we had booked a studio, i.e., two adjoining rooms but when we booked in it turned out to be two separate rooms on the same floor. This was no good as we have a 5 and a 2 year old (who still wakes during the night!) so they immediately upgraded us at no extra cost to a suite which was total luxury! It has two large bedrooms, one twin and one double, a good kitchen with all the equipment - including a washing machine - a large lounge and two bathrooms - we were extremely spoilt! The staff were extremely nice and very helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The rooms were cleaned every day and in spite of having a washing machine they came every day to take laundry which was also a same day service. It is in a good location near to the Deira city centre and shopping malls, but the rest of Dubai is just a taxi ride away. Can't wait for the next visit!!!
Clean and Good Value For Money
Cleanliness: Very Clean
Hospitality: Avarage (Some employees were disrespecful)
Value For Money: One of the best deals.
Location: In the city center, close from every thing. Yet the trafic will consume your time crossing the creek)
I will repeate it again, if no other best.
The Rimal Rotana Suites seems to have been recently refurbished. It is very modern, and extremely clean throughout. The facilities in the suites are excellent, we probably had the most basic room, which still included king size bed, very large wardrobe, flat-screen TV (with plenty of English channels), breakfast bar, fridge, double hob, kitchen sink, cooking utensils and crockery. The catering facilities offered by the hotel are OK and reasonably priced, but not very extensive, so we used the supermarket across the road and made our own breakfasts and some other meals. The hotel staff are efficient and obliging, our room was serviced very well by the housekeepers (who also do your washing up for you!).
Compared to the rest of Dubai city-centre, the hotel has a relatively quiet location, suitable for relaxation. Although, there is inevitably some building work going on nearby, and aeroplanes overhead- but that's Dubai for you. There are lots of shops, malls and restaurants nearby and anything that is beyond walking distance can be reached using a taxi which are plentiful and incredibly cheap.
The pool is small and has no shallow end, so perhaps not ideal for small children, but the pool area never got especially busy while we were there (which was everyday!), and it's a real sun-trap, although there are awnings for those who prefer some shade. The gym is excellent, and also not over-crowded, and has everything you might need for a work out, plus a steam room and sauna.
Although we loved almost everything about our stay at the Rimal Rotana, there are just a couple of things to be mindful of:
1) On top of the room rate we were quoted, they added 10% municipality tax and 10% service charge, so expect to pay at least 20% extra- which can really add up.
2) The hotel has internet facilities, but we found internet cafes nearby that charged less than a third of the hotel's internet prices, so shop around if you can.
3) Find your own taxis- when we asked Reception to call us a taxi we ended up with an unlicensed 'cabbie', clearly a mate of one of the bellboys, who ripped us off, and demanded payment before the end of the journey. Taxis can be flagged down with ease by standing on the main road outside the hotel.
Overall, we highly recommend it.
Great alternative to a hotel
Had an excellent week in these suites at the end of December 2005. It's effectively a hotel with basic self catering facilities in each room and only limited lunch and evening dining facilities. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful and the large rooms were top quality and kept spotless.
We had a suite (double bedroom, twin bedroom, living room, two bathrooms, kitchen and two televisions) which was great for a family with two children and cost less than two rooms would have done in an average hotel. In the end we searched hotel agencies but got the best price by contacting the hotel direct and negotiating.
Breakfast was adequate - range of cooked items, cold meats, cheeses etc, cereals, fruit, bread and pastries though it got crowded when the hotel was busiest on New Year's Eve. There are restaurants, shopping malls with food courts nearby and two supermarkets within 300 metres for self-caterers.
The rooftop swimming pool was smallish but never got crowded and there's a gym with the usual running and rowing machines etc.
Not far from the airport, so some aircraft noise, but not directly under the flightpath - most hotels in Deira (and some in Bur Dubai) are inevitably affected when planes take off over the city. Close enough to walk into the city and a taxi was only 10 Dirhams (£1.60 at current exchange rates) to the centre of Deira. The huge Deira City Centre shopping mall (ironically opposite direction to the centre of Deira!) was only a fifteen minute walk (7 Dirham taxi ride) away and had designer shops, a Carrefour, food court and large children's play centre.
If you are planning to stay in Deira, want somewhere within easy reach of the airport, city centre and shopping malls this is a good option, especially if you value some self-catering facilities.