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“Clean, comfortable and convenient”
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Donatello Hotel
Ranked #232 of 546 Hotels in Dubai
South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
288 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Clean, comfortable and convenient”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

The apartments are within walking distance of Mall of Emirates as well as Sharaf station, which makes it convenient for shopping food and transport. Apartments were clean, spacious and well furnished with comfortable beds. Staff was friendly, but sometimes service was a bit slow. Wifi was also patchy at times. One issue was that one night our sleep was disturbed by people playing cricket in the parking lot outside, in the middle of the night.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Donatello Hotel Apartments for 4 nights in February. We arrived at the hotel early (well before check-in time) but the hotel allowed us to leave our luggage at hotel so we could go out and spend the rest of the morning checking out the sights.

We had a 1 bedroom apartment which was very spacious with a full kitchen facilities and bathroom with two basins. Everything was very clean and tidy. The decor was fairly modern. In terms of accommodation prices in Dubai, we thought this was value for money. The only problem we had with the room was after we had a shower-no matter how we tried to stop the water flowing onto the floor, the floor would end up with a large puddle of water (quite hazardous). However, the cleaners did an excellent job of cleaning it up every morning.

The hotel is in a good location. It was a short 5 minute walk to Sharaf DG metro station, and to the Mall of the Emirates. There are a few small convenience stores across the road from the hotel and a hotel-run restaurant next door, but we never tried it.

The hotel staff were quite professional, but they didn't seem to know much about the the attractions when we came to them with questions. There are always taxis driving around outside the hotel if you don't want to take the metro.

I don't think Donatello Hotel Apartments is that well known to the taxi drivers. We found it more helpful to say we were at the Holiday Inn Al-Barsha, so the taxi drivers could drive to the right area at least, as the Holiday Inn is just further up the road from the Donatello hotel apartments.

I would recommend others to stay here, and I would stay here again.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2014

The apartments are spacious, clean and comfortable, staff is very friendly. The location of the hotel is good: 3 minutes walk to the nearest Metro station and 10 minutes to the Mall of the Emirates. Rooftop Pool area nice and cosy. Complimentary WIFI is very good.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2014

I stayed 3 days in Jan. Room is very spacious and clean. Metro station is close to hotel and it is easy to go to Mall of Emirates. Also I used complimentary wifi. I was fully satisfied with this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014
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shanghai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2014

The hotel is nice, nothing special, but it makes a good deal if you rent one of the apartments for a large family or group. In that case you are able to save some money over two separate hotel rooms. The apartments are large and clean. The bathrooms on the oldish side, but clean. Location is good as the metro is only a few minutes walk away. Heated pool on the roof. Forget the breakfast: very limited and way overpriced. Buy your own food outside. A Subway fast-food is just across the street.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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North Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Stayed for 8 days in December. Did not get off to the best of starts when taxi drivers had no idea where the hotel was; it ended up with three drivers having a discussion by the side of the road before one of them realised it was fomerly the Coral Boutique!

Anyhow, the rest was all upside. Large comfortable rooms with useable kitchen (though knifes were very blunt), good beds and free wifi was reliable.

Staff friendly, pool good though did not use the spa. Steam room was steamy. Yes there is not much of a view from either the roof or rooms but given the price we were not too bothered.

Actual location was excellent, couple of minutes walk to the Emirates Mall and metro stations. Did not eat at hotel so don't know how prices compare, for evening snacks/soft drinks we would head out to shrama place around the corner.

We slept well, it was nice and quiet. The housekeeping did a very good job each day.

Would stay again

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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24 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2014

This hotel is great value if you're in a group or family as the apartments are massive and clean..it's also in a good location and only a few minutes walk to Emirates Mall and Ski Dubai. We had a large 2 bedroom Suite which gave us plenty of space for 3 people the decor is modern but simple. Don't expect views from this hotel as it's burrowed between other buildings.There is a Spa on the top floor which does a great massage too. We had breakfast in the atrium one morning which was excellent and the price was cheap, the in room dining menu also had great prices though we didn't eat in..The concierge and reception always said hello to us as we walked in and out. The only downside was my daughter being woken at 2am by a staff guy banging on our door to offer a blanket...not sure why he was really there - who does that? I threw the blanket back in the corridor...then another staff member came offering another blanket 10 minutes later...go figure?

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Donatello Hotel
Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd | Al Barsha 1, Dubai 24948, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #232 of 546 Hotels in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Donatello Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 78
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated midway between downtown Dubai and Dubai Marina, the hotel offers business and leisure travellers a convenient place to dine and meet, with diverse business and leisure areas in close proximity. ... more   less 
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