Towers Rotana - Dubai
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Our day starts at only 32 degrees but it is still very hot, and rises to only 38 today. Nevertheless it is still too hot for me outside. You feel like you are melting ( if only I was) . …
We have barely two days here in Dubai so after checking in at the hotel, shower and change, we were off. We have a great Concierge downstairs who is really helpful telling us where to go and how to go about it.
The train station is 150m away - not far- but at 42 degrees its a long way in very oppressive heat. Everything is air …
A little overwhelming on the $$ side. Followed a woman in a Christian Dior burka to get her photo--how did I know it was Christian Dior--the gold thread declaring it on her arm.
What happens at Public Prosecutions?
Yes I did go skiing--a little strange to go from the heat to 0C up an escalator. When back to get my camera and fell …
... etc. He has run the business for 10 years and it is expanding, they will be moving to a new location soon so they have room to store more equipment.
He was nice enough to take us around Dubai for a bit, dropping us off at Dubai Mall so we could do some shopping (groan) and see the Burj Khalifa. The most interesting bit though was being in the car with him as he took call after call from customers placing orders. We ...
... procrastination ***** from me so it was straight to the bar!! Sad to leave Dubai but happy to be going back home for a new challenge. Damn you Concourse 2!! Can't decide whether I am excited or bricking it about travelling on my own so for that reason I had an Immodium with my Guinness! Next stop; Boat Quay, Singapore. Hey ho, lets ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Towers Rotana - Dubai
Stayed here for 6 nights didn't want to come home after being treated so well !!!
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.
"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.
I have just returned from a one week visit to Dubai staying at The Towers Rotana Hotel on the Sheikh Zayed Road.
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.
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.