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Manzil Downtown
Ranked #28 of 546 Hotels in Dubai
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Boston
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“Can't give this hotel 6 stars?”
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Fantastic hotel, staff are excellent. Views great, location right across from the Dubai mall. I didn't have a single complaint, rooms were great.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cebu Island, Philippines
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Reviewed 20 April 2012

We travelled from Abu Dhabi by car & it took only 1.5 hours drive to get here! It is located in the old town near the Burj Khalifa! When we arrived we were greeted with the friendly staff and the check in was easy. The manager was always very welcoming and helpful. We chose the Burj view & was so happy to see the tower through our window! So awesome view day & night! The hotel architecture and the surroundings are all Arabian inspired! It's like an Arabian village inside the skyscrapers of Dubai! It's a walking distance to Dubai mall & there is a very nice modern souk across the road. The room was good & we didn't mind the open bathtub, there is a separate enclose shower anyway. The breakfast was fantastic, good spread with few Arabian dishes on offer. The courtyard restaurant offers all day dining but it can be busy at night and the food was good. Overall, this is a beautiful property and it has a real feeling of being in the middle east. It is away from the noisy tourist but close to the sights. A good priced for a great service & location!

Room Tip: The Burj view was worth the extra, it's a great view out there!
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Glasgow
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

Our short stay was excellent. Staff fell over themselves to acommodate their guests, nothing was too much trouble for them.
We are not used to having a bath in the bedroom area but the toilet and shower room were separate.
View from bedroom was disappointing, it would have been a bonus to have been overlooking the Burj Khalifa but it did not deter from our wonderful stay.
We had a corner room on the 7th floor.

Room Tip: Ask to have a room facing the Burj Khalifa Be prepared to have a bath in your bedroom
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

If you are visiting Dubai and are interested in more of a "city" experience, the Al-Manzil is a great place to stay. It's straight across from Dubai Mall and Souk Al Bahar and Fountains which is very nice at night time. Lots of nice places to eat and have drinks and watch Dubai go by. Obviously it's not on the beach but I think the hotel organises shuttles to the beach.

The décor is very tasteful (very 1001 Nights) and the rooms very nice - perhaps the bathroom in the middle of the room might not appeal to everyone but I thought it was really nice/romantic. Also, the common parts in the hotel always smell really lovely, in true Arabic style.

There are good amenities/taxis/restaurants. The Courtyard is really nice at night and gets pretty busy with locals. Nezessausi, the sports bar is also nice for a drink and a burger...

I also used the business centre a lot and they were pretty helpful and friendly in there.

Downtown Burj Dubai is a pretty handy spot for sight seeing - you are in the middle of everything. Dubai is a very big place so it's an important consideration.

I live across the road from there now and still see the staff. A really nice lot.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 April 2012

I have spent 5 days in Al Manzil hotel and have enjoyed a very confortable stay. Customer service is impecable, rooms are large and fully equipped (perhaps lack enough lighting in the toilette mirror area).
Garden restaurant is really nice and popular (perhaps a bit too busy for guests staying on firsts floors), and they serve food from all of their other F&B outlets, so one can have a infinite choice of dishes.
Cannot comment on the breakfast as I was traveling on room only basis. Starbucks is next door.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2012

First, I should start by saying that if this is your first time in Dubai, Al Manzil's location cannot be beat. Dubai is incredibly spread out and usually requires a taxi (very reasonable) to go anywhere, but from Al Manzil, you can walk to see the fountains in front of Burj Kalifa and Dubai Mall. There are also several small souks within walking distance and some amazing sheesha cafes. This hotel was everything I was hoping for and more. The view of Burj Kalifa at dawn, dusk and midnight from our window was stunning, but the staff truly make this our favorite hotel. Expect to be greeted with fresh squeezed apple juice like you've never tasted (it's green). From there, expect each and every staff member to remember you by name and to go above and beyond. There are too many examples to mention, but here are a few of my favorites: 1. Walking in the hotel after a long day of severe heat and a mild sandstorm to find a staff member running after us with complimentary bottled waters and then find that they delivered several more to our room just in case. 2. Waiting in the lobby for our Desert Safari pick-up when a staff member asks us the name of the company we are riding with. We think this is polite conversation, but we soon learn that they call the company and ask that we be the first pick-up for the trip so we can select our seats in the vehicle first (for the best dune bashing view). The rooms are beautiful and clean. We will stay here again!

Room Tip: Ask for a view of Burj Kalifa
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2012 via mobile

This is a well located hotel, just far enough away from the noise and crowds of the Dubai Mall but close enough to be there in 10 minutes. There are a number of expensive but good quality restaurants, and a sports bar which seemed popular. The room are spacious and well maintained although scattering the various components of the bathroom around the room itself is an odd concept. Everything is immaculately clean, both the room and the hotel itself, the pool area is fairly small for the size of the hotel, but was never crowded. The staff were without exception superb, friendly, helpful and keen to assist in any way. We really enjoyed our 5 night stay and found the location convenient for everywhere - from the Marina to the beach to the Creek everything was a relatively short and cheap taxi ride away. Highly recommended and we would definite return, it's a great hotel in an up and coming area, and it will be interesting to see it develop.

Stayed April 2012
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Property: Manzil Downtown
Address: Mohamed Bin Rashid Boulevard | The Old Town, Downtown Dubai, Dubai 114822, United Arab Emirates (Formerly Al Manzil Hotel)
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Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai > Downtown Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Dubai
#25 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#26 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
#40 Family Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Manzil Downtown 4*
Number of rooms: 197
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Manzil Downtown is an upscale boutique hotel with a contemporary Arabesque design offering engaging service based on Arabic hospitality. Centrally located on Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, the gourmet dining district of downtown Dubai, Manzil Downtown is within walking distance of The Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa. The hotel provides a stylised hub for today's social explorers, energised by being at the heart of things, combined with a unique and efficient meeting space for business guests looking to make an impression. Technology is embraced throughout the hotel to facilitate the efficiency, convenience and opportunities demanded by an active, modern life. Please note that all rooms are non-smoking. ... more   less 
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