Novotel World Trade Centre Dubai
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On the way over to Australia we stopped off in Dubai for 4 nights. I didn't know what to expect apart from it would be boiling hot and boy was I right. I think one day it got to about 45 degrees and the ocean temperature was warm too. It felt like being in a bath, it was beautiful. After settling in to our hotel, the next day we went to aquaventure …
Location: Dubai Dates: 17-19th June 2007 Where we are staying: Novotel World Trade Center Dubai What we are doing: Essential Dubai Tour
Myself and Lyall decided to take two weeks off from work and head over to the Arabian Peninsula to Dubai and the United Arab Emirates to catch up with the beach and get some sun. We flew into Dubai International Airport and then took a taxi into town. We were pretty impressed as we drove in to a really modern looking city. We arrived late so we …
... and crossed the square and got back onto the bus. We then went to another mall the Burjaman Mall where we went to a Starbucks and just had a panini and a huge tea. Then got back on the bus. By this time it was almost 4.00. A very late lunch. Met Lydia and Toby at 7.15. Toby picked us up in his new Cherokee Jeep. It only had 115 km on the clock and he was wry proud of it. He drives very fast though and wasn't just tying to impress us, just his style. Went to a ...
... for the desert safari. Unlike the others, this was only a 6 person Toyota Land Cruiser. When I got in and saw the roll bars, I knew I was in for a fun ride. I, of course, got the conversation going in the vehicle, and once again, I was 1 American surrounded by Aussies. They were really nice though, and we ended up sticking together most of the night. One guy, Graham, was without his wife, so he and I ended up being each other's photographer as the evening wore on.
We drove ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Novotel World Trade Centre Dubai
I stayed here for a week for work. The hotel is spotless and the staff are friendly and efficient. The rooms are a reasonable size and very modern and clean. There's a bank machine on site which is nice. The buffet breakfaast is great and included in the price. It has a great pool with a patio and bar. You can get drinks here without any problems. The location was OK - a short taxi ride to most of the main sites. If I were in Dubai on holidays I would probably stay closer to the coast in the Jumeirah area. The hotel's guest services were happy to answer questions and arrange tours, although they are limited to those companies that they are affiliated with.
When we struggled to get accomodation at a busy time in Dubai, I was left with a choice of Ibis or Novotel within my budget (about £100 per night). We booked Ibis and changed to Novotel when a reasonable rate came up. We just kept checking the accorhotels website.
Value for money
I stayed at this hotel with my husband, one year old daughter and my parents. The staff could not have been more helpful, the rooms were value for money and all our needs were met. The daily free buses to the Beach hotel and free membership there make this an ideal holiday destination for city and beach within a budget that doesn't stretch to the more luxorious hotels
Rooms are ok for the price. But Generally impolite & rude staff.
At the time of check out, the receptionist insisted that my credit card was returned to me. I had to threaten with the police, then immediately it showed up & returned. With not even an apology!!!
I don't know what the other reviewers are talking about: the service in this hotel is first class. Most of the staff (along with around 75% of the Dubai population) are expats, most from the Indian Sub-Continent and I found them extremely friendly, helpful and professional. I was able to check in at 0900 in the morning after a night flight no problem. They were also very helpful in advising me on what to see in Dubai. The hotel is situated next to the World Trade Centre and about 300m from the Emirates Towers, which isn't great for most of the sights or shopping, but taxis are about US$5 for almost anywhere in town and there was always one at the front door. The pool is ok (the pool bar and food are good) and there is a decent gym. Breakfast room is large and the breakfast buffet is well stocked. Well worth a look if you are in Dubai on business.
I read the reviews of this hotel, and was very dubious about staying here with my husband and young children. I don't know whether we were lucky, but our stay could not have been better. After a night flight, we did not think we could check in till at least midday, but when we arrived at 8.00am the receptionist offered us a junior suite instead of the two rooms we booked, and we were able to get in the room just 20 mins later.
The staff from the restaurant, pool or reception could not have been more helpful, and they were particularly friendly to our children. The food in the restaurant was good, and I can't find any fault with the decor or furniture in the rooms. All in all, we had a very good stay here, and would not hesitate to book this hotel again.
We had 2 days in Dubai on our way back to Tanzania, I haven't stayed at this hotel before, and will never stay there again. I booked direct to the hotel website, which seemed to include Bfast and taxes..We travel lots and I'm used to booking hotels, when we checked in, the girl at the desk was very rude, the rate she charged was quite a bit higher, and when I queried it, (she was very diffensive so I guessed she has had this happened many times), she said that the wording was in fact not on the confirmation, but the rate Never included taxes. Then when I asked about the Bfast, she said it meant Bfast was free for children if they were eating with their parents...again misrepresentation.
I was part of a team of four people working in Dubai for a few months and stayed at a number of hotels. We stayed at this one twice for ten days then five days.
Unpretentious hotel, good value for money
I've stayed in the Novotel twice in the last month. It is unpretentious, but has everything a business traveller needs. Rooms are comfortable and clean, but non-smoking rooms are sometimes hard to get. Location is OK, right next to the Convention centre and a 10-15 minute (cheap) taxi ride to most places in the city, including the airport. Staff are friendly and efficient. And the price is good. I will definitely use it again if I'm travelling on business. If I was on holiday, I would be tempted to look for something with a wider choice of facilities.