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Villa Rotana - Dubai
Ranked #78 of 545 Hotels in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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“Affordable and Very Good”
Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

Dubai Hotels are expensive. The more expensive have magnificent lobbies and grounds. Architecturally inspiring buildings. They are indeed fantastic hotels and if you are staying three nights to a week these hotels will provide you with a memorable luxury Dubai experience.We were stopping over to break our flight arriving after midnight and looking for one further night without breaking the bank after four weeks of travelling.
Villa Rotana is outstanding. On Sheik Zayed Road about a 15 minute drive from the airport ( in light traffic ) and 5 - 10 minutes from Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa it is very well positioned. I had booked a King Studio but received an upgrade to a Premium Suite ( Room 312 ). The room overlooked over the back view rather than the Burj Khalifa and Downtown area. If you want a room with a city lights view ask for a view over Sheik Zayed Rd. I am not sure about noise from the main thoroughfare but can't imagine any noise outweighs the view. However not having a view was of no concern to us. The staff on arrival at 2:00a.m. were welcoming and efficient. The room was excellent. A kitchen, large lounge dining area, a big bedroom with a very comfortable King bed and most importantly good pillows. So many hotels score well on beds but fail on the pillow front. The pillows here were excellent.
The bathroom was also large and well fitted out. And there was a separate toilet if you had guests.
The hotel seems reasonably new. It is in very good condition. The breakfast was very good with a good range of fruits, cereals, juices, breads and pastries and hot food.
It is about 7 stories high and by Dubai standards small with 118 rooms. There is a well equipped gym and a relatively small rooftop pool.
And no there are no sumptuous grounds or palatial like reception areas. In fact it looks more like a hotel.
Our cost was 1750 Dirhams or about $550AUD for two nights ( only one breakfast ) which is excellent value for a very good hotel.
If you want a resort for a week it won't suit. If you want a stopover for 2-3 nights it is excellent.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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VillaH295424, General Manager at Villa Rotana - Dubai, responded to this review, 19 April 2014
Dear TripAdvisor Member,

Thank you for taking time to share with us your review about our hotel services and facilities.
We are glad to know that we met your satisfactions with most of our services. Thank you for all the detailed inputs you shared with us.Your appreciations and praises will be shared to my colleagues. Another thank you also for highly recommending our hotel to those who wish to travel to Dubai soon.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kind regards,

Kinan Al Ghraoui
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 10 April 2014

We have to meet a relative coming from USA just for a single night.This is the bestplace to entertain them coz it is at the middle of everything in Dubai.The staff are friendly and accommodating. Small but pleasant lobby,with the dining room at the middle where you can look from the top of the floors.And the most awesome attraction is the swimming pool located at the top with a European accent veranda overlooking the city and part of the sands...that was an unforgettable experience

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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VillaH295424, General Manager at Villa Rotana - Dubai, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Dear TripAdvisor Member,

Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor.
We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay and the facilities and conveniences around. Your comments about my colleague’s friendliness and accommodating gestures are well noted and will be shared. We are looking forward to serving you again in the near future.

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Kinan Al Ghraoui
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

I have just returned from a 7 night stay at the Villa Rotana. The hotel is located about a 5 minute walk from the Business Bay metro station. This means you are in the middle of the metro system so most places are only 15 minutes away on the metro. There is a supermarket next door which means you can buy bits and pieces at a reasonable price.

The hotel is excellent and the staff always greet you with a smile and say "hello Sir, how are you today?". The staff are very well trained and do their best to resolve any issues. The staff really tried hard to get me an early check in - even with the hotel almost fully booked. No problem is too small for the staff.

The hotel pool and gym facilities are also excellent, everything is of a very high standard at the hotel.

The breakfast buffet was very good but did get a little bit repetitive after a while.

The only niggle is that there is no bar. It would be nice to have somewhere to go in the evenings to relax and have a drink instead of leaving the hotel - this is only a minor point.

Overall, this hotel is one of the best in Dubai and can match any 5* hotel near the beach. Long may the Villa Rotana continue!

Room Tip: Try to get a room facing the Burj Khalifa
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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VillaH295424, General Manager at Villa Rotana - Dubai, responded to this review, 6 April 2014
Dear TripAdvisor Member,

Thank you very much for the kind words. We are very glad that you find our hotel an excellent one.
The hotel is very much accessible my metro train / taxi and close to other major malls and Dubai attractions. We are very grateful on appreciations you have mentioned to my colleagues and the same will be shared as it will help us to motivate more and keep up the good work.

On the other hand, your comment about our buffet breakfast has been communicated to our F and B Department for further review and for the bar area, as we don’t have a bar, our hotel offers also a variety of mocktails and available on our poolside area.

Once again thank you for the valuable feedbacks and we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back at Villa Rotana Dubai!


Kind regards,

Kinan Al Ghraoui
General Manager
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Pietrasanta italy
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Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Every people working in villa rotana is kind and smiling, the atmosphere is bright, clean, with some parfums and light music all over. As in Dubai taxis cost nothing, even if there is a huge Express way next the hotel, every place downtown is easily reachble. Wide rooms, prices for extra reasonalbe.i recommend the stay with villa rotana, a small, intimacy hotel in Dubai.

Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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VillaH295424, General Manager at Villa Rotana - Dubai, responded to this review, 5 April 2014
Dear TripAdvisor Member,

Thank you very for the kind review and positive comments.
We are glad that you had a great stay with us. Certainly your reviews will be shared especially the appreciation you have mentioned to my colleagues.

Once again Thank you and we are looking forward for another opportunity to welcoming you back again soon.


Best regards,

Kinan Al Ghraoui
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Dublin, Ireland
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90 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Had a very nice stay in this hotel. The staff are very nice and helpful, and are really eager to please. The room was very nice and comfortable; a good size and very clean. There is also a little kitchenette area.

Breakfasts are good with a fine selection of fare. Again, the restaurant staff are very pleasant.

The hotel location is good, being close to the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. Note that the Dubai Mall is a 30 minute walk away, but it makes sense to go by taxi as they as so cheap in Dubai.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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VillaH295424, General Manager at Villa Rotana - Dubai, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
Dear TripAdvisor Member,

Thank you for sharing you experience during your stay at Villa Rotana. Thank you for the positive feedbacks. We are glad that you had a great stay with us. Your appreciation about our hotel services and facilities will be shared especially the helpfulness of my colleagues who I’m sure will be please to received your kind gestures.

It was our pleasure to host you during your stay in Dubai. We are looking forward to your future stay with us.

Kind regards,

Kinan Al Ghraoui
General Manager
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Stayed at hotel for 3 nights with a friend, very nice hotel.
Rooms clean (little kitchenette very nice), great roof top pool area, very good location for Dubai Mall & Burj Khalifa (a half hour walk), friendly & helpful staff
The hotel is dry so no alcohol!
Wifi is free in the lobby (you have to request a code which us for an hour only), shame not free Wifi in rooms!!
All in all I would recommend this hotel

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the Burj Khalifa
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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VillaH295424, General Manager at Villa Rotana - Dubai, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Dear TripAdvisor Member,

We would like to thank you for taking time to share your great stay at Villa Rotana. We are happy to receive your appreciations to our room cleanliness, roof top pool, hotel locations and of course your kind comments about my colleagues. Your review is truly inspiring.
In reference to the wifi connections, the hotel offers free basic wifi internet connection, but should you require a higher bandwidth to meet your requirements, different internet packages are also available for your convenience.

It is truly a pleasure to have you staying with us and certainly look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards,

Kinan Al Ghraoui
General Manager
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Naxos Town, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2014

Good hotel / apartments. Functional, supermarket nearby, good rooftop pool for a short dip, friendly welcoming staff great with the kids. Ok breakfast not brilliant. Always got a taxi and 2 min walk to the metro.

Room Tip: Make sure it is not room 125. In ward facing overlooking restaurant which meant no natural light at...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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VillaH295424, General Manager at Villa Rotana - Dubai, responded to this review, 19 March 2014
Dear TripAdvisor Member,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and share your experiences with us. We are delighted to hear that you have found our services and facilities to your satisfaction. On the other hand, your feedback with regards to the room allocated to you during your stay is well noted and your profile for the room choice has been updated for future visits.
It was our pleasure to host you during your stay in Dubai. We are looking forward to your future stay with us.

Warm regards,

Kinan Al Ghraoui
General Manager
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Property: Villa Rotana - Dubai
Address: Sheikh Zayed Rd | next to Mazaya Centre, Dubai 118737, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#63 Family Hotel in Dubai
#73 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
#92 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#107 Business Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Rotana - Dubai 4*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Rotana-Dubai is conveniently located on Sheikh Zayed Road adjacent to DIFC and Dubai Convention Centre, 10mins away from the Dubai International Airport.Overlooking the Burj Dubai this hotel is perfect for business and leisure. The atmosphere and the ambiance embraces the uniqueness of local Arabian culture. Capturing the very essence of Dubai today, Villa Rotana facilities are sophisticated and contemporary, offering spacious and beautifully presented 118 studios and suites. ... more   less 
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