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Historical Traveler Reviews Towers Rotana - Dubai
Great Place to stay ....
Stayed here for 6 nights didn't want to come home after being treated so well !!!
The pool was so nice and relaxing but be warned if your not child friendly the pool fills up with little angels for their swimming lesson around 5.00ish most days with nannys in toe !!
The hotel was very clean and the staff most helpful . Longs bar is ok if you want the feel of an English pub on a Saturday night very loud !!!!!!
One place you must try is TONY ROMA'S as you come out of the hotel turn Left and walk down the road 200 yards and you will see TONY ROMA'S RIBS.SEAFOOD and STEAK BAR it is a must much cheaper than the hotel and great Staff and GREAT FOOD..................
THOMAS COOK is just along there too and you get more for your T/ C in there than you do in the hotel ..
All in all great place to stay
Not the best!!
We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights before returning to the UK after a 7night stay at the Jebel Ali Hotel, so we could do any last minute shopping, due to the Towers rotana being in a central location.
The hotel was ok but I've stayed in better. We asked to change rooms due to the smell and a broken shower head - it did look like the room hadn't been used for some time. The service cannot be faulted though and they sent us a complimentary cake and wine because it was our honeymoon.
Because this hotel is for business travellers the pool was empty most of the time.
Due to the location of the hotel you were near the airport, shopping malls, gold & spice souk and the Al Karama Market (cheap shopping) so taxi fares were cheap. However, the hotel is located on the Sheik Zayed rd- Dubai's busiest road, so traffic can be a problem at certain times of the day and it can be very dangerous.
2 nights at this hotel was enough for me. If you are looking for relaxation and enjoy privacy then this hotel isnt for you...
One good thing about this hotel was the Longs bar- situated downstairs... referred to as dubai's longest bar. Drinks were pricey but we did have a good night because of the football- the atmosphere was great!
"Treated like a King & Queen"
I have just returned from a 5 night stay at the Towers Rotana Hotel, in Dubai. What a hotel out of this world. From the first minute I stepped into the Hotel the service was outstanding.
We were given a lovely room on the 19th floor overlooking the pool on top of the car park. We stopped on half board and the meals were brilliant good choice and presented very well which included free drinks.
Overall service outstanding and excellent.
We highly recommend this hotel for a short or long stay in Dubai.
Very nice but not nice enough for dubai
just returned from a fantastic 5 days in dubai staying at the towers rotana hotel in the city.
the hotel is rated as a 4 star. it is a nice hotel but i think it falls slightly under the 4 star rating. the rooms are a bit shabby. however we had a room on the 13th floor and the views of dubai city and the sea was great.
compared to some of the other hotels we visited the hotel doesnt live up to what you expect to find in dubai. the beach hotels are amazing and so in comparison the towers rotana doesnt look anything like a 4 star. if this hotel however was in london or anywhere else then i would give it 4 stars.
the pool is on the roof of the car park which is next door to the hotel. the pool is nice and the views from around the pool are great.
the hotel is about a 15 min taxi ride from the burj al arab. it on a very busy main road. you cant walk to the beach from the hotel or you will get run over. the taxis are cheap.
there is a fab restaurant at this hotel called 'teatro'. i would heartily recommend this restaurant as the food was outstanding and the decor of the restaurant was superb! the wine however is really expensive at about £30 a bottle but the food is a good price especially considering the quality of it.
there is a bar called 'longs' at this hotel. this is one of the most popular bars in dubai and its brilliant. a really good atmosphere and it does really good food too.
the hotel runs a shuttle bus to the dubai marine beach club which costs £15 each for a day at the beach and to use all their facilities.
its worth the money the beach is lovely white sand and warm water.
i would recommend this hotel if you cant afford to stay at one of the posher hotels on the beach however i will be saving my pennies and splashing out on a more luxurious hotel when i return in the future.
I have just returned from a one week visit to Dubai staying at The Towers Rotana Hotel on the Sheikh Zayed Road.
I thought the location was ideal as it is central to everything you would want to do in this astonishing city! The hotel runs a minibus to Deira City Centre four times daily and also to to Jumeirah beach. Every member of staff at the hotel made me feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble to them. My room was immaculate with great housekeeping throughout my stay replenishing free bottled water and fresh fruit twice daily.
The food was excellent at the buffet breakfast, you certainly will not go hungry! I did not eat at Teatro's, the hotel's award winning restaurant but the food at Long's bar was great and very reasonable.
I will without a doubt return to this hotel because of the service you can expect from the friendly and polite staff.
Good choice in Towers Rotana Hotel
We had chosen this hotel based on the positive reviews on Tripadviosr and the decent pricing. We made the right choice as the hotel is in good location and very efficient and clean with good staff service throughout. The only thing which marred our trip was that in taking a taxi from the airport, the taxi driver ( who hardly spoke any English) did not know where this hotel is ( is it so obscure??) and keep asking if its on the Crowne Plaza or Emirates Tower side. We obviously didn't know as this is our first trip to this country. Fortunately we had the hotel telephone number and used the taxi driver's mobile to call and find out. Then he fleeced us by only insisting on giving us AED 50 change for a AED37 fare because we had only a AED 100 note and he refused to give us anymore change. For unsuspecting tourists, if this happens , I guess if you have more than 1 person, refuse to leave the cab and the other person go into the hotel and get the front desk people to come out and argue with him. We were so shocked we just left the cab feeling completely cheated.
Other than this very unfortunate start to our stay in Dubai, everything else was fine but pretty pricey, unless there are sales which made prices more reasonable then.The sand dune diving was too much for me and I was really sick after 30 minutes of it. Not recommended for people who are vulnerable to seasickness.
As a whole the hotel was decent. I would say that the accomodations are closer to a 3* rather than a 4* as the hotel advertises. I found the rooms to be clean and functional and cost effective considering the ever rising prices in Dubai. The gym and pool were cumbersome to visit. They are located in a separate building on top of the parking garage. the gym was great with a full suite of cardio and weight equipment for a variety of exercise. They also offer several classes throughout the day and week. The pool was a bit dissappointing as space was dedicated to the decking for sun worshippers rather than to the pool. The pool also had an odd shape that made it difficult for lap swimmers looking for exercise. There are much better hotels with beachfront property, but the Rotana Towers does offer value if you don't mind travelling to the beach. The greek salad and cibatta sandwiches in the lobby cafe are great!
Okay, but not good enough for Dubai
I've stayed several times in this hotel in the las two years. The hotel is in a very nice location. The general aspect is good. The bar "The Longs" is one of the best in the city.
The rooms are not as good as expected. I've seen very different rooms, normally better in the upper floors, and not always clean enough. The bathrooms look old (bad quality) and dirty.
Towers Rotana Hotel
Just returned (1/6/05) from a week in Dubai.
We (2 couples) stayed at the Towers Rotana Hotel which is located in the city in close proximity to the World Trade Centre and some of the grander hotels such as the Dusit, Shangri-La, Emirates Tower and the Crowne Plaza.
Our transfer from the airport was very smooth and took less than 10 minutes.
First impressions of the hotel was good, it is well decorated and very clean and the staff was immediately very helpful. We got to the hotel at about 0830, they did not have a room ready for us but advised that as half- boarders we could breakfast in the Gardinia restaurant whilst they made ready our rooms.
The rooms were ready at about 1100. The rooms were quite large, very clean and had a good size bathroom with a good quality shower. We found out during our stay at the hotel that a lot of effort is expended on keeping the rooms in prestige condition with a major clean in the morning - followed by a general refresh in the early evening, this included restocking of coffee, tea and toiletries.
The location of the hotel is excellent, with the Jumeriah beach just 10 minutes away by taxi - cost about 15drs, the major shopping malls are all within 30 minutes taxi ride, with Diera City Centre about 12-15 minutes, Burjuman 12-15 minutes (about 20drs) the not to be missed IBN Battutta is the furthest at about 25-28mins (cost about 45drs), Madinah Jumeriah is about 15-18 minutes (cost about 25-30drs).
The abra station at Diera is about 15 minutes away, from there you can get a boat across the creek to the Gold and Spice souks, there are also some fantastic deals on handbag and perfumery for the women.
The food in the hotel was absolutely first class, there are at least 3 restaurants in the hotel but we used only the Gardina for our breakfast and dinner. Breakfast was a mixture of European and local, dinners were themed and included a Country and Western night, an Italian night and an English night - the English night included fish and chips, however garlic in the fish was a bit of a no-no.
There is a well equipped gym on the 6th floor, which is open from 0700 to 2200hrs. The manager and staff were friendly and helpful. The panoramic view from the gym is fantastic.
The swimming pool is also located on the 6th floor, the pool is small, but includes a jaccuzi at one end.
Dubai is a truly wonderful place and the hotel just added to a graet experience.
One small point to note is that the hotel is located on the busy Sheikh Zayed Rd, there are no pedestrian crossing on that stretch of the road and the only way to get across is by taxi - this is not an issue as the fare is only 4drs (about 70p)
In general pretty good
I have just returned from a one week stay at this hotel and I have to say that I thought it was good.
Firstly I had a comfortable private transfer from the airport to the hotel with no delays at all, its literally only a 10 minute drive to the hotel.
The booking in procedure was very quick and efficient and my bags were taken care of as you would expect.
The room itself was very nice, quite spacious and very clean and gladly the bathroom had a good reliable shower system.
I found the staff very helpful and friendly and they respond very quickly and efficiently to any requests.
Although I didn't eat in any of the restaurants apart from having breakfast in the Gardina restaurant I heard they are good especially the Teatro restaurant on the third floor which is fairly upmarket, apparently it has won a prestgious award.
In the basement of the hotel is a bar called 'Longs' which boasts the longest bar in Dubai. Many of the clientele are or seem to be ex pats.
It is really nice in there, the atmosphere is good and the food is as well.
There is also a resident DJ and a fairly sizeable dance floor. I think ladies nights are on Tuesday's when women get two free cocktails, anyway its well worth a visit.
Another good thing about this hotel is that it has areally good well equipped gym with a superb panoramic view. The gym & pool is on the sixth floor of the building immediately behind the Towers, in fact its the multi storey car park for residents of the hotel. There are also male & female sauna's and steam rooms. Melissa the English manager of the gym is very helpful in giving advice on workout program's.
It depends what you are after really but I thought the location of this hotel was ideal for me. Many of the big hotels are along this sretch of Sheikh Zayed road, eg Emirates Towers, Fairmont, Crown Plaza, Shangri La, Dusit etc etc........ There are lots of restaurants either sides of the road even a Wagamama's and Starbuck's within easy walking distance of this hotel, there really is so much choice plus everywhere is so immaculately clean so you don't need a cast iron stomach like alot of other places. I discovered while I was there a nice airy shopping mall on the first two floors of The Emirates Tower's within this mall are two very good & very reasonable restaurants called, 'The Noodle House' and 'Scarletts'.
There is also quite a nice but much smaller shopping mall within easy walking distance of the Towers just where the Crown Plaza hotel is.
Many of the hotels also have their own nightclubs, a good one to try is Zinc which is at the Crown Plaza, it doesn't cost anything to get in and its very well run.
Finally, as taxi's are much cheaper than the UK its not very costly to get fom this hotel to Jumeirah beach.
Im sure you will have a good time!!!!!!