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so after about 20hrs in the air with stops in sydney and bangkok I made it to dubai. surprisingly I didnt find the flight to bad but sleeping on a plane is very difficult. I arrived in dubai at 630am so once i made it through customs not that they actually have a customs i met the person that was taking me to my hotel. once …
We have arrived - and congratulating ourselves on our second to none planning :) long haul, two evening meals and one breakfast - our man from Arabian Courtyard Hotel at arrivals to meet us - love that bit - someone with my name on a placard to collect us.
We are ...
... the taxis pass us by. One taxi driver felt sorry for us and gave us a ride. Then our hotel was a mess. On our itinerary it said Golden Sands Hotel Apartments. That was it. Well there are 10 Golden Sands Hotel Apartments?! Lucky our cab driver figured it out and went to check for us. We settled into our rooms had showers and both fell asleep on the couch. Day 2. Wonderful day 2. We went to the Gold Souks (markets) mental and insane. I've never seen so much gold in my ...
... more we walked the more I became embedded in a sea of noise, activity and Arabs, it was reassuring to find a taxi stand to use as a point of reference in case we needed an exit get away.
By chance we discovered the gold souk, and then many tourists appeared. We have never seen so much gold in our lives. One shop we ventured into weighed up gold bracelets to tell us how much ...
... stories into the air all in time to Arabic music and lights. This was by far the highlight of Dubai so far. Having ticked off another must see attraction we headed back to the hotel to finish off our rather strange Christmas Day, having seen no family or friends.
Boxing Day had arrived. By now we had pretty much caught up on sleep and had planned to visit the viewing floor of the worlds tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. 124 floors up inside this amazing ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ibis World Trade Centre Dubai
Above average for budget hotel
spent 4 nights at this hotel in january- had looked into many hotels in dubai but they were much more expensive.GOOD- for a cheap hotel (dubai prices) it offered a reasonable location (walking distance to the emirates towers- vu bar/noodle bar there excellent),could use leisure facilities of the novotel(about a 3 minute walk through the convention centre) for 20-30AED,free limited bus service into deira, taxis to deira 15AED, to jumeriah 30-35AED, breakfast ok- rubbery omelettes/cornflakes/fruit(was free though with emirates airline package), concierge staff were helpful.BAD- if you are looking for a large room/bathroom then rethink your hotel. but room was clean, view onto loading dock not too pretty.reception staff were mostly civil.
for a budget hotel in dubai thought it was above average.
Basic but cheap and was Great for the Dubai 7's
Hotel is basic but is more than comfortable.
I arrived early and they had the room reday within 1-2 hours.
Bar and restaurant were fine. Could not fault the Guest Information guys - they were extreamly helpful with tours/taxi's.
The old saying applies here - YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. This hotel is cheaper than most in Dubai - but more than does the job.
Not for holiday makers. Poor
On arrival we were told that there was a 20% additional charge for our 15 night stay costing us £250 extra.(unexplained)
The rooms are really small with only one clothes drawer and one wardrobe with 5 clothes hangers, poor especially if you are staying for more than afew days.
The rooms were not cleaned until after 430pm each day, again very poor.
We also were unable to take any taxi's to our hotel as when the trade centre have any exhibitions ongoing, the taxis are not allowed to drive to the front door of the hotel so they drop off approx. 5mins walk away, again poor.
Breakfast was very poor with substandard food choice and presentation, not what you would expect from Dubai.
This was our 3rd visit to Dubai for a holiday, the previous hotels were 1st class, I will return to Dubai however never would I visit this hotel again.
Yes we complained in writing to the manager regarding all our points on the 2nd day and are yet to recieve ony feedback.
Stayed at the Ibis for the weekend of the airshow it being the only hotel maintaining some semblance of a sensible price. Having driven up from Muscat, the first point to note is that the hotel car park is pathetically small and ill designed leading to the alternative of having to use the Convention Centre car park and walking. Not too bad when there's nothing on in the Centre but could be decidedly frustrating during a big exhibition. Second point to note is: no porter service (it is AED 475 per night after all). Check in efficient and friendly, securing us the no smoking room we had requested (by telephone as it didn't appear possible to request it online). Lobby spacious, clean, and elegant. Into the room; bit on the small side but, again, clean and elegant. TV but, ladies, no hairdryer. Bathroom is a lesson in maximising facilities in limited space but serves its purpose. Must have had very small cats in mind when calculating swinging radii. The main point of comment being that there were only two towels and they were of the thin, cheap variety. Still, they get you dry in a fashion. Breakfast buffet good value for AED 35; it might make Jamie Oliver upset but it fills you up albeit with tinned fruit and reconstituted juices etc. In the cooler weather, it was good to take breakfast outside by the dancing fountain water feature. The bar, Chianti's, was reasonably pleasant, reasonably priced, and served a good Stella. Peered through the glass at Cubo's restaurant and liked what we saw; however, we had an appointment with Mr G Ramsay and, in the local vernacular, were unable to avail of the facility. If the prices stay at this level during the increasing number of Dubai events, we'll definitely be back.
After a week in Mauritius we stayed for 3nts in Dubai. We chose the Ibis for it's location and average rating. The hotel itself was okay, but the room was dire! It was obviously a smoking room which had just been vacated prior to our arrival as it stank. The bathroom was the smallest I've ever experienced, and overall was not very clean. The hotel itself was ok though, the food served and the bar areas were fine. The staff were helpful but not overly so.
WEll good luck if you are brown skinned. Because they charge 200 AED extra just in case something breaks or you plan to take a few things away. They didnt even tell me that they were foinf to take a security deposit and charged my credit card with out linformaing me. The hotel is far away from the main spot you will need to spend ($5) to get to the center from where you can catch the tours. The breakfast is $11....and the rooms a bit small...I dont think Dubai has any decent 3 star hotel ..most hotels that say they are 3 stars are usually flea pits!!!... I dont think they know what 3 star means.
I booked inot this place thinking it iwas part of NOvotel hence they should be having certain standards. However I guess if you are brown skinned those standards (if they ever exisisted) dont apply to you!!!!!
I do hope some of the Novotel guys see this review!!!
I stayed at the Ibis for 5 nights and without any doubt is one of the best 3 stars in Dubai, although I had a problem on check in that was sorted out 3 days later( Travel agent did not send the correct informations). anyway this hotel is a luxe for what you are paying,Rooms are clean and modern, Staff very helpful and nice breakfast, The hotel is a littel bite out of town but there is a free shuttel to the beach and town center, the Taxis are very cheap around £2.00 to town center or to the nearset beach.
The only negative point was that I asked a wake up call at 8am for the 5 days of my stay, I did have it only once.
Stay at this hotel, you will not have any surprise except being very well served and having a good value for money
Best 3 star in Dubai!!!
Definately the nicest hotel in its class in Dubai. For the price, you are getting a truly nice hotel and excellent value. I was originally booked in the 4 star (DEFINATELY NOT a 4 star) Golden Tulip Aeroplane hotel and it was a dump. We were so turned off by that property that we moved to the Ibis and it was great. Brand new, very modern and spottless. Although the rooms are small they are VERY clean and very nice. There is a nice Italian restaurant on site and even a tour desk to arrange days tours such as a Desert Safari, which is a must in Dubai! The staff were very friendly and very helpful. Don't let the location turn you off...it's just off the very modern and very cool Sheikh Zayed Road. In my guidebook it said this hotel was a bit out of the way, but taxi's are cheap and you are handy to both Dubai and Jumeirah. The only thing I didn't like about this hotel was that they claim to have NO rooms in the entire hotel with 2 beds! I was traveling with a friend and would have prefered my own bed, however we ended up having to share a queen size because the lady who checked us in told us all rooms in the hotel only have 1 bed...I thought that was a bit strange. Anyway anything was better than the Aeroplane Hotel!!
No thank you!!
I am usually used to staying in jumeirah beach hotel (which is amazing) but i was in dubai for a day and wanted to stay in the city. No other hotel was available so i stayed at the world trade centre hotel. I have to be honest, the service and staff were great. Very friendly and polite. I was very aware that the hotel was the 1st 5 * hotel in Dubai and it shows. The small room and dated deco gives the hotel a 2 star feeling. You are spoilt for choice in Dubai now, so for the same price you can do much much better.
Highly recommend the IBIS at World Trade Centre
Superb value for money.
The IBIS at World Trade Centre is a 3 star hotel, but is so much better than the other two similarly rated hotels we visited in Dubai. The difference is hard to believe. The IBIS is a good clean, modern, business-style hotel with all facilities we required. Staff were friendly and helpful, and made us feel very welcome.
The hotel's Cubo restaurant served us lovely Italian food in a trendy, but peaceful atmosphere.
The buffet breakfast was superb - a wide choice of fruits, cereals, cold meats and cheeses, hot food such as eggs, bacon and hash browns, and the Danish pastries were to die for!
The hotel is well located about mid way between central Dubai/Diera and Jumierah Beach which was ideal for us as we took taxis to both areas and neither trip cost more than GBP £5.
There is a free shuttle bus to the main shopping malls, to the Junmierah Beach Park (public beach), and to the airport.