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Day 1 was spent at Wild Wadi's waterpark, which was an excellent way to relax after the 12 hour flight. I went to Medinat Jumeirah for dinner and enjoyed some nice Arabic cuisine. The funniest part was when I ordered a sheesa... my friend Khyati from Dubai told me I needed to order this along with some other Arabic food. When the sheesa arrived I …
After arriving at the ridiculously busy Dubai Airport we jumped in a taxi and headed for our hotel. The hotel was situated a long way outside the main part of Dubai in what can only be described as the Ghetto! The accommodation was however very nice considering we weren't paying much. Arriving at midnight we thought it would be rude not to indulge …
... to explored a bit but Kenya is calling me!
For whatever reason I woke up after only 5 or so hours of sleep this morning. This makes no sense to me because anyone who knows me is well aware of the fact that I can easily sleep a solid 10 hours straight. Hell, I've done 12 straight on occasion. But I seized the day by indulging in some very delicious, very free, breakfast. I ate in the same manner as the Hunger Games pledges do, although let's ...
Our day began with a visit to the Jumeirah Mosque for an hour tour run by a Muslim lady originally from London. She ran quite a long question and answer session on Islam which was very interesting and we both learnt a lot about the religion, customs, values and beliefs of Muslims. The best part was that the mosque provided free water to the parched tourists!
Next we went for a brief look at Jumeirah Open Beach with its hot bath-like water (one of the few ...
... the sand and smog but its not very noticeable.
I don't want to brag about the weather and upset my favourite Hobartians but it was 40 here today and was already 31 degrees at 6.30am when we arrived!! Sorry Hobartians!!!
Everywhere looks spotlessly clean and there's no mess everywhere. The airport is HUGE and we had to catch a train to the baggage carousel haha and the train was unmanned and stopped millimetres from the platform (no step woo!!) which is something ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Regent Beach Resort Dubai
Excellent Hotel, walking distance to beach,shops,bus . Zoo and theme park Good atmosphere and staff very polite and helpful.
Last August stayed at Regent Beach Resort. We hate large hotels as that's what we do when we're at work, so a mammouth task to find something smaller on the beach in Dubai. Found the Regent Beach Resort through the Internet and the booking agent (Sarfraz) was fantastic. We were collected at the airport very early in the morining 2.00am, and we had a suite overlooking the beach with a balcony. When we woke the next morning we could see pale sand, flat blue water and a deserted beach apart from the umberella and sunbed man - fantastic. Very convenient location as cheap even in normal taxis into city. Son aged 15 loved it as the lounge of our suite (his bedroom) had a TV and DVD player, so we shoppped, played DVDs when it got too hot, had food delivered in as all restaurant deliver in. Our large room had another TV and a frodge so we were able to buy drinks and keep them cool. Sarfraz catered for our every need when requested e.g. arranged private dune basking etc, but left us alone to enjoy our holiday. Down side of the hotel - it is Indian owned so sometimes there was a strong smell from the kitchens, and rooms were a little shabby. Good points were it was spotlessly clean all the time, staff more than helful, pool, location on beach and very close to city centre and three shopping malls within walking distance. This was useul as all our luggage was lost for the first two days. Would recommend if you hate high rise hotels where you have to travel in a lift to go anywhere!
We stayed at the Regent Beach Resort for 8 nights. (26. feb - 06. mars) A hotel located just 50 meters from the beachand and close to Dubai City( 10 - 25 dirh with a taxi).
We recently returned from Dubai and stayed at the Regent Beach Resort for 10 days...our friend who works in Dubai booked us in knowing full well that the property was just OK...he later booked his friend's parents in there also...what you should know is that the location is very tough to beat....the big name,big $$ places are too far out from downtown and the downtown places are not across from the fabulous beach....accept the fact that this place is mediocre but clean and that it is centrally located...yes,the reception staff are rude and inefficient and the company should address that common complaint...we arrived at midnight and guess what, our room wasn't ready either !!!....the aforementioned friend's parents arrived at 5:00 p.m to the same story....breakfast was included and it was palatable--lots of selection but staff really were slow in getting even more clean glassware to the buffet tables...we did not eat in the restaurant as there are too many options elsewhere in Dubai....we had a "deluxe" room with an extremely comfortable king bed,full bath,4 comfy chairs,plenty of closet space, a desk and colour TV---it was sufficient room for the two of us and was cleaned every day....the "parents" stayed in a "standard" room saying it was small but OK.....the Regent Beach is not the "Burj" and does not try to be....if you want a clean, reasonably priced, well located property then this place will suffice---the beach is literally across the street and a main thoroughfare is a 1/2 block away where taxis are easily flagged(Tip:cross the main street before hailing a cab if you're heading into the downtown area)....Dubai is a fabulous place full of plenty of things to do--staying around this hotel all day is not why you would book into it....accept it for being a 3 star but certainly better than some 3 stars you'd find in places like Mexico.....we have stayed at 5 star places and we have stayed at 3 star.....this particular time it was a 3 star but it met our needs....any ???,feel free to email us.
I stayed at the regent beach resort in december 2004 for 7 nights. Initially i had read all the negative reviews from previous guests, so was a bit weary.
My wife and I have recently returned from a stay at the Regent Beach Hotel in Dubai and have to admit that we went there with some trepidation given the previous reviews. We were, however, pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of the hotel, no sign of the cats. The towels and bed linen were changed every day with beach towels also being provided.
Having travelled all over the world for years, this experience was probably the worst culmination of bad experiences I have ever had.
Just a nightmare
The hotel ist beautifully placed, but all in all just terrible.
I can 100 per cent agree with the Italian traveller.
At the time I was staying at the hotel, cats were drinking the milk out of the pots placed on the breakfast tables.
Staff extremly unpolite.
First : I remained waiting for the pick up service (agreed with the hotel at the moment of the reservation) at the airport and at the end I took a taxi.
3 star hotel in 5 star location
This is a 3 star hotel in a 5 star location, right on Jumeirah Beach in Dubai. The hotel has a very small pool with missing tiles! (looks better on the website than real life) but the location is terrific and it won't cost you an arm and a leg. The hotel can provide a free shuttle bus to and from the airport (this will save you 40 Dhirums) The hotel is clean, the staff are polite and they put on a good breakfast.