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“First and last visit” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Al Sham Hotel
Ranked #526 of 544 Hotels in Dubai
Bedfordshire
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89 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“First and last visit”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2007

This hotel was recommended to us by our travel agent as a good stopover hotel to spend a couple of nights in Dubai while en route from Australia to the UK. Outwardly it didn't look particularly modern but inside there was a small reception area with a lounge and to one side the dining room. Our room was at the back of the hotel overlooking a mosque while our friend's was also at the back of the hotel but in this case overlooking the backs of the rooms at the front of the hotel. There was a mini-bar in each room, the one in our friend's room was faulty as the bottles of water were frozen solid. The top of covers on the twin beds were not particularly clean whilst the bathroom had seen better days. The toilet paper holder held the only toilet roll, there being no spare available and the next day we had to go and ask for a roll since the holder had not been replenished.
Breakfast was adequate and bread etc. was kept under covers. If you expect Western standards here, you'll probably be dissappointed. Position-wise, it's not in a particularly clean area, the passageway adjacent to the hotel which leads through towards the mosque, disgustingly so. I cannot honestly recommend this hotel (except perhaps to my travel agent!)

  • Liked — Availability of taxis passing by.
  • Disliked — The number of locals hovering about the place.
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
146 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2007

We arrived at the reception and everything looked pretty clean and tidy. The lift was somewhat small but we were escorted to our room which was a disaster area.
The wardrobe leaned to one side and was almost falling apart, the seating was plastic patio chairs and the bed was as soft as a plank!
The carpets were filthy and you needed to put your shoes on as you got out of the shower as it was so dirty and desperate for replacement. The bathroom was not clean and the bedding was dirty and stained.
Needless to say we checked out before our original departure date.
I do not recommend this hotel to anyone, the rating is for 2 stars but this is the first 2 star I have stayed at in this condition.
The staff did show us another room but again it was in exactly the same condition.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — The Standard of Rooms
  • Stayed December 2006, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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5 Thank Judgys
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Additional Information about Al Sham Hotel

Property: Al Sham Hotel
Address: Omar Bin Al Khattab Road | Po Box 4947, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #526 of 544 Hotels in Dubai
Hotel Class:2 star — Al Sham Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 95
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