Hyatt Regency Dubai
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After a very long flight we all arrived safe and sound in Dubai in a 40 degree heat. With only a few hours sleep and in a different time zone we were looking forward to seeing Dubai close up. After checking into The Hyatt Regency Hotel we caught a taxi to The Mall of Emirates. Not only are there over1,000 shops but a fully operational ski …
Our first blog........ Dubai! We are going to keep em short and sweet so here it is........ We only had 2 days in Dubai after our long haul flight. First day we hit up the malls which was an all day affair, mall of Dubai besides having thousands of shops has an aquarium, indoor theme park and an ice rink. Then across to mall of the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHyatt Regency Dubai
Very nice, beds are comfortable. Staff are extremely friendly and courteous.
Had breakfast on day one a little cold.
So far would stay again.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Hyatt Regency Dubai
I'm sitting in my room at this Hyatt as I write this. I've been here for two nights now and have two more to go. The remodel is still going on and I'm listening to the sound of drilling and hammers. I'm wearing earplugs to block the sound. The coffee maker is really a hot water heater and Nescafe. I bring my own Starbucks so that was a bummer for me. I had to request an iron/ironing board and it was promptly delivered to my room. The pool is drained and the recreation area is limited to the tennis courts.
The bed and pillows are comfortable and the staff is friendly. This has not been an issue. There is high speed internet but it is the most expensive that I've ever paid, about $36 per day. My company placed me here and if I have a choice next time, I'll try a different hotel.
I cant fault this hotel - and i'm picky!
this is an expensive hotel but the value is impecable. it is worth every diram. i stayed in a newly renevated room which was imaculate. very plush every thing was new - high style. i ate in the revolving restaruant which was good. but my most incredible experience was having a rib eye in the "kitchen" restaurant on the ground floor. i have eaten many steaks in the world including the states and south africa but i can say that this was the most incredible steak i have ever had. i whole heartedly recomend this hotel for accomodation, food, and location.
I stayed at the Hyatt during a visit with some friends in May 2003. For us it was an excellent choice!
The hotel was adjacent to a small shopping center which you could access through the lobby. Here were many designer boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and ice skating rink and an excellent night club.
The rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable.
We visited the nightclub a few times and enjoyed the Dubai nightlife.
I would certainly return to the Hyatt on my next visit to Dubai.
We visited Dubai at the beginning of April this year and made arrangements at the last minute. The hotel confirmed our booking immediately and arranged for us to have private transfers from the airport. When we arrived at Dubai International, sure enough the chauffer was there to collect us. Check in was easy and a table had been reserved for us for dinner. The room was newly refurbished on the 14th floor, exceptionally clean and had all the facilities you need (tea/coffee making facilities, trouser press, iron, hairdryer, fridge, fresh fruit, internet access etc) and the bathroom (which had a separate shower cubicle) had lovely towels, bathrobes and toiletries. The staff were all friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The hotel is in an excellent location and within walking distance of the gold souk. The revolving restaurant at the top of the hotel is well worth a visit - the views are Dubai are breathtaking. As a family we enjoyed our stay here and can confirm that there were plenty of other families also enjoying their stay. This hotel shouldn't be dismissed if you are looking to experience the real Dubai and not just the beach.
Business not Leisure
We stayed here during the World Cup racing as we had been warned about the building work on Jumeriah beach [which was horrendous] The hotel is still undergoing renovations and the club rooms are due to be finished in May when the rest of the standard rooms will undergo the update. The room we had overlooked the Corniche rather than the port which is a must if you are here for leisure purposes,even with the take-offs from the airport every 2 minutes, and was of a good size although a little "dated" . This hotel mainly caters for business travellers who need a room inbetween business meetings and is not geared up for the leisure market.There are no tea/coffeee making facilities in the room [although the assistant manager did provide facilities after some bargaining] which are a must for the leisure traveller. The management did state that this is one of the upgrades that they will be incorporating in the future. The position in the city cannot be faulted as it is one of the few hotels from where it is possible to walk into the old town area of the souks and the Creek without the risk of being run down, also it is the only hotel that is on the sea front,even if there is no beach. The hotel runs a shuttle service to the Oasis Beach hotel but this hotel charges 85 Dm per person so an alternative could be to use the public beaches which will cost about 10 Dm to get to with 5Dm per head entrance. The pool is excellent but can only be used for sun bathing in the morning. If this hotel could aim to cater more for the leisure traveller it would be our first choice at present due to the overdevelopment on the beach but it does seem to be concentrating on the business traveller for which this hotel is ideally suited.
Nice views but would benefit from renovation
My first stay here. Normally I stay at the Intercontinental, if on business, or down at Jumeriah for leisure. As both places are currently undergoing massive and intrusive renovations I had to look for something else. I stayed here Easter 2005 as it was one of the few places that were still available without exorbitant prices.
It is that little bit further out of town so it will increase your taxi fares, but I think that the open views of the Gulf from your room compensate for that.
I have to agree with the other reviewer that the rooms are outdated. Not terrible, but accommodation in Dubai is normally of a much higher standard.
Food is ok and there are great views from the revolving restaurant on the top floor.
There is a twice daily complimentary shuttle to the city centre shopping mall, although I only found this out in passing from the bell boy, it is not well advertised.
The hotel is divided into guest and residents. The residents' area is open to hotel guests and has shops, a pharmacy, supermarket and even an ice rink.
One of the most disappointing things is the pool, which I had seen from my room earlier that morning. When I returned from my meetings in the afternoon I was to find out that the pool is covered in shadow by 2pm.
Excellent Deira hotel
The Dubai Hyatt Regency is mainly a business hotel but I would really recommend it if you're not travelling with children.
It's in Deira - the slightly older part of Dubai - near the Gold and Spice souks, which made my wife very happy. Helen and I stayed there in early February 2005 when it was undergoing a major facelift. Our room had yet to be done - but it was still comfortable in a 'last days of the 80s' style.
I'd love to see it now though. Going by the renovation work we saw, the hotel reception was being made much brighter and open. 'The Kitchen' restaurant - just off the main foyer and where a buffet breakfast was served as well as dinner - was funky and minimalist but with a wide selection of great food.
One of the benefits of staying at a business hotel is that, after breakfast, everyone heads off for meetings - so it's a good chance to get down to the pool for some quiet morning sunbathing.
The staff were friendly and helpful - particularly when it came to organising trips into the desert, or restaurant bookings.
If you're after a beach holiday - then head for the Jameira Beach hotels further out of town. But for a city break the Hyatt Regency's great - particularly because it's only 15 minutes by cab from the airport yet it's in the heart of Dubai. It's also the same distance to most of the main Dubai shopping malls!
Tip: Have a buffet dinner at the Al Dawaar revolving restaurant at the top of the hotel. The restaurant's classy and the food's wide-ranging and delicious. It takes 1 hour and 45 minutes to rotate - giving you stunning views of night-time Dubai.
Wonderful service, Wonderful accommodation
We stayed at the Hyatt Regency Dubai for four nights and were absolutely delighted with the service and hospitality of the staff. The rooms were excellent with a wonderful view and always kept clean and tidy by the excellent hotel staff. We were advised at the time of booking the hotel that there were renovations being undertaken and it could get noisy during the day - we however did not find this a problem at all. With its renovation due for completion by the middle of this year, I am certain that the hotel will continue to offer even higher standards of service, to match their new look!
Galleria Residence - highly recommended
We've just returned from spending 10 days at the above which is attached to and part of the Hyatt Regency. Our two bedroomed apartment had everything you could want including beach towels and bath robes! The kitchen was well stocked should you want to cook,even champagne glasses supplied. There's plenty of wardrobe space as well- a walk-in one in the master bedroom. The apartments are cleaned everyday and the linen changed also.
Galleria residents have full use of the Hyatt Regency facilities plus the Gallerias own roof top swimming pool. There's also 25% discount on restaurant bills in the hotel. Should you wish to stay in but not cook room service is available.
The Galleria shopping mall is disappointing,there is however a well stocked supermarket, selling everything from pork chops to hairdryers!
There's an ice-rink in the mall where children can avail of lessons if needed.
The Galleria staff are extremely helpful. One member of staff did my ironing in his time off for 20dirhams an hour.
I would highly recommend the Galleria to anyone looking for a holiday in Dubai which provides luxurious living at a reasonable cost.
stayed in this hotel for two nights in july, would not stay there again. Hotel lobby and the amenties are ok but the actual rooms are very small, look very old and there was a distinctive smell in the halls. the room looked very dull and run down, would not recommend this hotel. we spent the rest of our stay in the jumeriah beach hotel...if you are planning a stay in dubai then take my advice....stay at the jumeriah beach hotel it is fab, clean, fresh and great views...absolutely lovely! or if u really want to stay in the city then my advice would be the grand hyatt which opened recently, the main problem with the regency is the fact that it is sooo old.