Metropolitan Hotel Dubai

Sheikh Zayed Road, Interchange 2, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | 3 star hotel
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Location

This 3 star hotel, located in the المركز التجاري area of Dubai, is near Dubai Mall, Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Dubai Zoo, and Wafi City Mall.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Metropolitan Hotel Dubai

    Great Little Hotel!

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    We stayed at this hotel for the New Year 2005/6 and had a fantastic time. On first appearence the lobby is nice, and fairly grand. We were checked in quickly and even though we were early we were allocated the room anyway, which was just as well beacuse we were shattered from our night flight!

    On our way to the room, you do notice a slight musty smell when you get out of the lifts, the decor is pretty traditional red carpets, oak wood, cream walls, a pretty standard 3* I would say. The room was big and the bed was sooooo comfy! We had a room looking over the front of the hotel, which obviously looked out on to the main road, we didnt hear a thing - it wasnt noisy at all.

    The location is good, the taxis are really cheap so, to get to either Jumeriah or Deira - you are really in the middle of both.

    The facilites in the hotel were great, there are lots of bars and restaurants, but unfortunately we didnt get to sample them all. The gala dinner the hotel provided on NYE was fantastic- Sushi, Lobster, the works! Breakfast was fantastic too, plenty of choice, and something for everyone. The Atrium is nice an peaceful on a morning and although some of the rooms do look out onto this, they have the reflective glass so you cant see anything that may put you off your brekki!

    The pool area was really nice too, relaxing- we enjoyed spending the morning on at the pool bar, before we headed off on the Dune Bashing Tour - which is a MUST! If you suffer from a queasy tummy or travel sickness of any kind - be warned - lots of people we pretty ill on our tour. When we arrived at the Bedouin Camp - the atmosphere was amazing, we really enjoyed sampling the traditional arabic delights!

    We also spent the day at the Habotor Grand Spa on the Beach which was lovely too, a bit more luxuious that the Met Hotel.

    I would stay in this hotel again without a doubt, however, I think that if (or when) we go back to dubai I would like to sample somewhere on Jumeriah Beach.

    All you need for a great holiday

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    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel - the food was divine, the room clean, the facilities great and the service was excellent. This hotel offers value for money and the staff take pride in attention to detail. Well worth it!

    OK, but tired

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    When there are such great hotels in Dubai, why stay here? Not overly bad, but lost it's sparkle. Also, prostitutes seem to frequent the bars here. Generally run down and not in a good location, being right next to a busy freeway and away from both central Dubai and the beach resorts.

    Avoid at all costs

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    Small, dull rooms. Musty smell. Low ceilings. Average service. Some of the rooms open onto the internal courtyard where one of the restaurants is located. Can somewhat put you off breakfast! There is absolutely no reason to stay here when there are dozens of far better hotels in Dubai. It is right next to Sheikh Zayeed road, and being on only 5 floors, virtually all rooms are guanteed traffic noise. Quite why this hotel has escaped becoming a new construction site (like the rest of Dubai) is beyond me. The staff sometimes try, but there is no getting away from the fact that this is a shockingly bad advert for Dubai in 2005. Was probably good when it opened in the 70's, but there was little choice then! AVOID IT!

    Good hotel, lots of restaurants nice pool, all you'd need

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    The hotel is a good four star property. Rooms were a little mundane but fine. Lots of choice for eating: Thai Fish, Chinese, A la Carte, Italian and Lebanese Restaurants, English Pub, Italian Cafe and a Nightclub!! We tried the pub, the Thai and the Italian Restaurant and they were all excellent.

    Staying in July, we were pleased to discover that the pool was chilled - but less pleased to discover how cold it was compared to the 45 degree heat (although it was a good excuse to sit at the poolbar half in & half out of the water)!

    The shuttle bus was handy and the drivers were very helpful.

    Would recommend this hotel for anyone who doesn't mind not being by the beach (or is okay with the shuttle bus to the Metropolitan Beach Hotel)

    A Good Hotel

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    I chose this hotel because I was working at Jebli Ali and the situation is very good for town & beach.

    Having lived at this hotel for 6 months (Jan to June) I found this hotel had very very good service was brilliant and the rooms were very clean.

    The hotel runs a shuttle service to both the beach (Metropolitan Beach hotel) and town this was very good as if you stay down at the beach hotel it is very quite in the evenings - so you could stay at the beach all day and then pay a visit to the town at night!!.

    It also has a good swimming pool, a good pub for the beer and a couple of night clubs if you wish, there is also the cinema and half a dozen resteraunts including a Thai & Italian.

    You could possibly find better hotels on the beach but they are a lot more expensive.

    I would certainly recommend this hotel and I would stay there again.

    Rather "old" Dubai

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    Whilst the Metropolitan has good facilities (including a well-equipped health centre and a cinema next door), this hotel does nothing for Dubai's growing reputation as a stylish destination. The design is more small-town shopping mall than international hotel. And the rooms are nondescript. Perhaps for the price this is fair enough, but don't reserve a room expecting anything special. Oh and the 24hour coffee-shop cum restaurant serves decidedly sub-standard fare.

    Overpriced and needs updating

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    The hotel is overpriced and needs updating, rooms were tired looking and the hotel smelt a bit musty as you walked in. Hotel rooms in dubai are expensive anyway but you can get better value for money elsewhere and better locations. However the pub was quite nice, with a beer garden, an attraction for european visitors.

    Good value hotel

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    I have stayed at this hotel on 2 occasions and although it is one of the less luxurious in Dubai it nevertheless represents very good value for money.

    Not ideally located off the busy main highway, it is however handily placed for both city & beach and the facilities of the sister hotel at Metropolitan Beach resort are available to guests. The hotel runs a free shuttle service to both the beach and the city (each around 15 minutes journey).

    The hotel is very clean and comfortable and the staff are friendly & helpful.

    There are approx. 10 restaurants at the hotel, together with bars and even it's own multi cinema complex!

    All-in-all a great value hotel for the budget-concious traveller. Recommended.

    Out of place in Dubai

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    Nothing majorly wrong with this hotel only that you can do so much better than this in Dubai. The only hotel in Dubai that I have seen that is drab and dated. Even the location is a bit random. If you came a cross this hotel in New York or London you would have done well but in Dubai there are so many better hotels to stay in.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Metropolitan Hotel Dubai

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good
     

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