I went to Dubai with both business and entertainment scopes, and I selected this new hotel after a lot of investigations, and now I can say I am totally satisfied with my choice:
LOCATION: it is located near Burj Khalifa and Dubai mall, next to Metro station (Financial Center station), besides Dubai main highway (Sheikh Zaayed); and easy access to all places in Dubai. It is also almost near the beach.
If you want to be in old and traditional zone of Dubai (Deireh, Riqqa, Rashidieh); I do not recommend this hotel; but if you want to be in modern zone of Dubai and at almost center of the city with short distance to business offices and also easy access to everywhere; it is in good location.
Another good point is It was also close to the international exhibition center (5 min by metro: just 2 stations far), so I could go there easily without time loss.
BUILDING: it is a 47 floors building, nice decorated, beautiful design of lobby and public areas. Of course it has small lobby. Besides, this hotel does not have any gardens or green areas.
STAFF: warm tempered and well behaved; always have smell in their faces and want to have short chat with you to find you are satisfied or not. They also guided me a lot to reach my destinations.
ROOM: big in size, modern decorated, convenient bed, and also clean. Actually I could not find any shortage in the room and its facilities was full. My room had very nice view to Khalifa sky-scraper.
BREAKFAST: good quality and tasty, with acceptable diversity. But the only point is it was fixed and without daily change in items.
FACILITIES: We just tried its swimming pool, it is on the top of the building and although it was so small in size but clean and cozy; you can see whole city from roof of a 47 floor building; nice experience!
PRICE: I just can say we experienced an equivalent 5 star hotel in a good location but with price of a 4 star hotel in worse place of Dubai!!
CONCLUSION: I travel regularly and have experienced many 4 & 5 stars hotels in different countries; but frankly this one was really nice and if I wanna travel to Dubai again, this hotel is top-ranked for my decision making.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Carlton Downtown is home to 357 rooms and suites, seven dining and lifestyle venues, O2 Spa, fitness centre, tennis court, swimming pool and ten fully-equipped meeting rooms for conferences and events. This upscale hotel offers a range of entertainment options including a Pan-Asian restaurant, Zenses; Jimmy Wickets Sports Bar & Lounge; and Zephyr, the highest al fresco rooftop lounge in Dubai. Carlton Downtown is situated on Sheikh Zayed Road, only two minutes' walk from the metro station and in close proximity to Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and other tourist and business destinations. ... more less
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