Regent Beach Resort
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... sizes. There were opportunities for the Atlantis Resort House guests to swim in the huge aquarium and amongst the sharks. The fish were many colours and very beautiful. This Aquarium has underwater mazes and tunnels with species that include sharks, eels, seahorses and pirañas. Their over 20 marine life exhibits including a touch tank and an interactive Aquatheatre show which unfortunately we didn't see.
After this we went and had a lunch, which ...
... business man dealing in Insurance, who enjoyed cooking Lebanese food, and who spoke Arabic & French at school then learnt English at university. He told us he was trying to speak Arabic to an Algerian man on business but they could not understand their different dialects so they changed to speaking French.The Fish Market,one of the Hotel Restaurants where had our evening meal was very nice. You had to pick your entree and main from the selection of seafood displayed ...
... out and sleep/rest/shut eyes. The last vain hope of more comfort was thrown at a young steward while he was busy getting the galley ready, and he promised to check out what might be done with a wink. Perhaps I should've illustrated the family scenario more. After take-off, he came back and apologised the there were several others hoping for a similar deal, so it could't be accommodated. However, downstairs was empty as and he suggested we head there and ...
... spent the next 10 minutes being hassled at the Old Souk which is a small market place. We were the only mad tourists so copped all the salesmen. Left there ( still raining) and walked up river bank about 10 minutes to the free dhow tour. Got there at 10.15 for the 10.30 advertised sailing. A guy off the dhow asked us if we were waiting for the dhow. "Yes" was my reply. The guys on the boat were preparing it for departure by drinking coffee, smoking, ...
... as no-one obeys them. I'll have to take a video of a trip, maybe on a bus but not sure about a taxi !!! I'm finally here, the owner (?) and one of the guys came out to meet and help me I was offered a drink, given some paperwork and then asked if i wanted to order tea but I declined as I was too tired...... By this stage I could've slept on concrete but the bed was so beautiful and comfortable !!!! More tomorrow ...
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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.
Had a great time at the Regent Beach Resort
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!
Thanks to all the staff at Regent Beach Resort !
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).
As a 3 star hotel we found it well above average. Nice room i(with a sea veiw), nicely cleaned every morning, polite staff, a very good breakfast buffet and a good restaurant.
The travel agent organized transfare from the airport and the hotel minibus was waiting collecting us and drop us back of for our departure.
The hotell staff were helpful to advice and book excursions. The hotel has a very wll equiped gym facilties.
We would like to stay at the hotel next time visiting Dubai. We have seen lot of hotels, more or less in the city center, the would not given us the flexibility and opportuiety to just walk a minute to be on the bech and decide to the city in the evening.
I would liked to meet some of the other guest who have given so mucu negative fuss about their stay. It seems to me that they better should stayed at home!!
Thanks to all the staff at Regent Beach Resort for a nice stay which gave us a wonderful week in Dubai with lot of impression new experience!!!
It was just OK
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 liked the Regent Beach Resortu
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.
Having said that when i actually arrived in dubai i was pleasantly surprised by the hotel and its location.
My travel agent organised a (free) courtesy private minibus to collect me from the airport, and drop me back of for my departure.
When i arrived at reception, at 8.00am, they told me that my room would not be ready untill check in time 2.00pm!!...so i explained my long flight travel situaton politely and kindly, and then they got my room ready in 45 minutes!!!!....i was pleased with that, as i was very tired and just wanted to get my head down and sleep, so i had a few cofees in the hotel restaurant untill then.
I found the staff very polite indeed and rooms were cleaned every morning without fail. i only stayed in a small single room by the pool and small waterfall, and behind a cleaning storeroom ,so if you dont mind the noise of water its ok, and staffe coming and going from time to time.
My room was basic but i had nice clean bathroom, (with handheld shower), very comfortable bed, telephone, fridge, satellite TV, room service, a view of the outdoor swimming pool, was happy with it all.
I used the internet from reception for only 10 dirhams for half an hour. not bad considering i paid only £50 per night for my room in mid december!!
You have to remember that the idea is not to stay in your hotel all day long but get out there and sample dubai, its great fun with lots to do!!
The free buffet breakfast was very good, with lots of choice, and a chef onhand to cook your requests. But i chose not to eat in the restautranrt as i found it a bit pricey. Go into town and sample the food its great and good value!!...watch out for the flies, they can be annoying!!
The hotel is so close to the beach is is perfectly located in Jameriah 1. You literally come out of the main entrance and walk across a small narrow road and you can see it righ infront of you.
A few tips: Dont drink from the minibar, (its quite expensive)only use private (hotel recommended) and trusted minincabs, they are great value and much cheaper than the metered taxis(rip off) .
I was introduced to a local minicab driver by one of the porters and he took me absolutely everywhere for just a few dirhams everyday!! he became my own personal taxi driver during my whole stay in dubai, (a great guy called NOOR).
Like i said i had a good experience staying at the regent beach resort and i would definately go back there in the future now i know the set up. I would go for a sea view upper floor rom next time and pay extra.
I have some wonderful photos of the hotel if anyone wishes to see them, just ask me and i will send them to you along with any further information about this hotel.
I really dont understand what all the negative fuss was about by all these other guests. There is nothing wrong with this basic hotel. In life you get what you pay for. I was happy to stay in a 3 star hotel. I got to knwo dubai very well as i had quite e few friend who live and work there.
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.
The breakfast was very good and an excellent choice, the chef would make omelettes to order. Throughout the hotel the staff were extremely courteous and polite.
It doesn't have it's own section of the beach but this is not required as it sits opposite a public beach which is also of a high standard. There are excellent restaurants close to the hotel and they are all reasonably priced serving wonderful food.
It's not up to the standard of the 5 star hotels at the other end of the beach but then it doesn't charge as much.
All in all a value for money hotel.
Just dont do it!!!!
Having travelled all over the world for years, this experience was probably the worst culmination of bad experiences I have ever had.
Too numerous to mention, but just stand in reception for a short while and listen to the constant stream of complaints from guests. That part at least was interesting.
A total nightmare from start to finish the staff were extremely officious and rude especially in reception, I was put into a hot room with centralised air con and it was a constant battle with the staff to keep a cool temp. Its cheaper off I suppose!!! A constant knocking on the door with 'mini bar' every day regardless whether your indisposed until you answer, or tell them to ...... away. Breakfast, see others comments, they are true.
Dont stay here whatever you do, great location but thats it.
They also charge half a day for a late check out which they told me about afterwards.
Just DONT do it
The guy in the small gym was extremely friendly and helpful, but what the hell was he doing here!!!
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.
Bad experience in Dubai
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.
Second : very unpolite and non available personnel at the reception desk.
Third : hundred of flyes disturb your staying outside and even inside during breakfast
Fourth : at breakfast if you want more than one cup of coffee or the you have to pay an extra
Fifth : tables in the restaurant for breakfast are very dirty and plenty of spots of food (they don't use to change the towels)
Sixth : if you ask for an early check out they say no because they want to check the minibar at the very last moment (real demonstration of trust)
Seventh : when, after the registration, I asked my passport back, to have it they took an advance payment on my credit card (2.000 USD)
Eight : my room (the 604) was a very small single one (impossible to open the wardrobe and reach the window at the same time) and was located below the stairs and beside the maid store room, very embarassing location. It also was at the same level of the pool where people used to spend the night time chatting and laughing.
Ninth: if you call the reception for a taxi they don't use the telephone but they send a guy on the street waiting for one (one morning around nine I waited more than 20 minutes before a taxi passed there)
Tenth: for the above service I paied 600 DR per day plus taxes.
Eleventh : I will share the above opinions with as much as possible people to avoid the same experience to anyone else.
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.