Had to change rooms after the first night because the bathroom flooded twice. Was woken by a jackhammer at 8am after arriving at the hotel at 2am from an overseas flight - wasn't impressed.
Night club noise is very audible if your room is on level 1, I used ear plugs so it wasn't too bad.
Wifi is abysmal - Cuts out, and if you're on the ground floor 'business centre' only lasts 45mins before you have to get a new username and password from the reception.
Allow ~US$40 per day for taxis if you want to see any of Dubai, as the hotel is not close to the city centre, old or new, or the train station. Fairly close to the airport if your only passing through Dubai.
The rooftop pool is the best part of this hotel and it's saving grace as far as I'm concerned.
Oh and allow 20% extra on the room rate per day for city taxes not included in the quoted price online - which may just be a Dubai thing- not sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Excelsior Hotel Deira is one of the handpicked hotels for guests visiting Dubai. Superbly situated in the busiest location of Deira, close to airport, known for its unique Arabian hospitality. The 229 smoking & non-smoking rooms, standard, suites, executive and one Royal Suite. Dining offers in The Terrace restaurant, Le Cafe, Lindbergh’s Bar & Stars Studio Night Club. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sheraton Dubai
- Dubai Sheraton
- Sheraton Deira Dubai