Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel And Towers
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Departure done and big bird bangin across the skies! Dubai is like a steam room after a snow angel to home! It's a beautiful thing, let the Dirhams flow freely! Friends made on the plane and contacts on the exchange- ill take two thanks! Unstoppable! The fin is up and the frenzy's started. I love this alright already! Dubai looks like a cheeky bit …
Monday 18 April 2011
Woke early @5am – pretty good considering the time change from Brisbane.
Breakfast on the terrace overlooking Dubai Creek (Chef has no idea on poached eggs: turned into raw egg soup on the plate)
Phoned Joe – all good from his Jekyll & Hyde "after”party
Plan was to …
Around midnight on Wednesday John and I headed to the airport. We caught a taxi from Albergo, and went to make our 3:00 am "red eye"to Dubai. We flew on a very empty plane through the night and landed in Dubai at 7:50 am. Although the flight sounds long, due to time changes, it was actually only three hours.
We stepped off the plane and …
... very life like. It also had several groups of Japanese tourists...... Next stop was the gold souks. Nothing like I was expecting. For some reason I expected them to be like all other souks I've seen but not they were actual proper shops, which I guess they need to be for security reasons. There was one shop that had lots of Australian paraphernalia in it, including an " I love Dubbo" t shirt. We ...
We checked into the hotel and went up to our room. Not the largest room, but it's air-conditioned and has a bed that looks comfortable. First order of the day - showers, since we were both hot and sticky after the long flight.We freshened up and then went down for breakfast.
Breakfast at the hotel, but not included in our package, so 110Dhs (Dubai Dirhams) each (about $37). Wow, bit ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel And Towers
Stayed in the Sheraton Dubai Creek for three nights in January 2006. The big advantage: You know what you get. It's a typical Sheraton hotel, neither stunning nor disappointing. The hotel is located directly at the Dubai Creek, not too far away from the airport. Downtown Deira with Gold Souk and the Arabian markets are approximately two kilometres to walk. The staff is friendly, the rooms are spacious, but not very cheap. Internet services are ridiculously expensive. You should ask for rooms at the upper floors and if possible on the Creek side. The traffic on the Baniyas Road is massive and extremely noisy. There is not much to do nearby the hotel, except the Creek tours. For everything else you need to have a car or hop in a taxi (if you have a rental car: valet parking is for free!). There are three restaurants in the hotel: The Italian is pretty much okay, the Indian restaurant is really good. The downside: Both are not cheap, food per person with drinks will not be below 25 Euros. There is a Health Club with a rather spacious gym, whith several bikes, new running machines and a weight lifting section. The pool is small, but well serviced and with a lot of sun, especially during the afternoon.
Stayed at the 5 Star Sheraton Dubai Creek and Towers with my wife between the 28th Nov and 7th Dec, had prevously stayed at the Metropolitan Palace a couple of times and also the Metropolitan Hotel on SZR, found the Sheraton to be as good if not better than the Metropolitan Palace, reports of the pool being small were correct but the pool area itself was good and the drinks/food service was good if not a little pricey, free shuttle to the beach was good although the trafic situation is worse than ever and the Sheraton Beach Resort is fast being overtaken by the huge construction sites behind it but once you are on the beach the noise from the construction site is not a problem, all in all the Sheraton Dubai Creek is a nice hotel with very friendly staff, all I would say is try to get a Creek View as the road View rooms have a lot of trafic noise.
After the Hilton Dubai creek this was a bit of a let down.
We have recently returned from Dubai having stayed at the Sheraton.Our first impressions of the hotel was how impressive the lobby was. All of the staff at the hotel were very nice and helpful. The hotel itself is located in a good area not too far from the airport and not too far away form the shopping malls. Taxis's are very cheap but found that the taxis drivers don't really speak to you much and don't return your change if you don't ask for it back. The breakfast menu was excellent so much choice they catered for every nationality.You can choose to eat inside or outside in the sun. The swimming pool is on the small side but it was lovely and cool. If you want to phone home it's best to purchase a phone card. Lovely hotel, lovely country, but remember that October was the month of Ramadan and there are restrictions such as shops closing at about 1.00 in the afternoon.
Had connecting rooms on the second floor with astounding creek views.
Good hotel and location
we stayed in this hotel and i found it to be very good indeed. we arrived from a night flight and its true what another reviewer says, that you will be charged if you want the room before 3, i payed around £50 but we were so tired it was worth it and we got upgraded to a tower room. the hotel is in a great location we found, it was clean and tidy and the staff are very friendly. rooms were cleaned everyday and you get more towels than i have ever had in a hotel before! the only minor complaint i had was that it was ramadam when we were there and when we were sunbathing around the pool, about 2 in the afternoon they started putting the tables out for the iftar that night and you did feel as though you were imposing. on all very nice and if you want to know anymore, please mail me.
This hotel has good views from the restaurant, but the male staff try to second guess you, dont let you finish your sentences and jerk you around.
Just returned from staying at Sheraton in Dubai Creek. Not recommended for a tourist to stay here. The location of the hotel itself is not great nor is it the worst place either. However, the facilities and services are pretty poor. There is no concergie therefore difficult to find information about things to do in the area. We stayed as a Starwood Preferred Guest and our reservation was screwed up. The restaurants in the hotel are poor with one indian and one Italian restaurant which covers the buffet breakfast. Most of the food served from the Italian restaurant menu is microwave taste! More a business person's hotel on a very temporary stay. Its got a gym with more multi equipment but small overall; a small health centre but no spa treatments only massage. Pool pretty small also with a wall blocking the view of the Creek, but to create privacy i guess. If you want something on the beach, get a hotel on Jumeriah Beach, alternatively the Hilton Dubai Creek had good reports. Must give credit to the staff however who are very friendly.
Smart Hotel, rooms, reception area, views of the Creek were just dandy. We were only there for one night on business but cannot fault the place. The only downside for holiday makers might be the size of the pool area. As it gets so very hot, you don't want to hang around outside for too long anyway.