We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“excellent location and very intimate hotel”
Review of Manzil Downtown

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Manzil Downtown
Ranked #28 of 546 Hotels in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Paris, France
Level 6 Contributor
86 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“excellent location and very intimate hotel”
Reviewed 8 January 2010

Al Manzil is at a walking distance to the el burj kalifa tower and the dubai mall. Though not a luxurious hotel by dubai standards it offers a very peacefull environment and the poolside is very nice. The room was nice and i personaly loved the open bathroom that still has a sepate toilet and shower if you are ot comfortable being naked in front of your partner. The business center with 3 internet position is good and opened all night and breakfast is very good with a lot of option and can be taken in the courtyard that is also a good shisha place at night. all together Al Manzil is a good bargain

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank BrusselsCrew
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

2,152 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    1,616
    438
    70
    24
    4
See reviews for
303
824
221
514
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (298)
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2010

Al Manzil is nicely located near the Dubai Mall. Intimate surroundings and common areas, clean rooms with interesting layout as bathroom is not separate. Free Wifi also a bonus. There does appear to be quite a few staff members wanting to come into rooms, so be sure to put do not disturb sign out if want to avoid all that. There is a free shuttle service to various places in Dubai, though if you want to avoid paying for cheap and efficient taxis, there are more shuttle options from the mall. You also have access to the Manzil Club which has a larger pool.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank wkspang
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Brussels
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2010

Splendid hotel, perfect location. The only criticism is the inadequatenumber of beds next to the pool and the low (slow) service quality at the pool area. Despite these facts, I would highly recommend the hotel. We stayed there ~100EUR/room, and I heard that the price was ~300EUR a year ago.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank cemozBrussels
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Trieste
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2010

Al Manzil is located strategically close to the Dubai mall and the brand new Bury tower. The hotel is very nice and convenient if compared to the usual 5 star hotels in Dubai.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank cisis77
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 6 Contributor
303 reviews
106 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 350 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2010

Stayed here for 5 nights over New Years. Service was first class, location is first class (its across the road from the Dubai Mall and the Burj 'Khalifa') and rooms are quite good also.

If staying there you must get a Burj view - this is a must. Everything about the hotel impressed me.

However, there were a few minor points to note. The bathroom / room is open plan - if you are prudish, you may want to look elsewhere as there is no real privacy whilst showering/using the toilet.

Message to hotel staff - PLEASE make guests aware of the Sports bar next to the reception - this is hidden around a corner and down a corridor - the bar is fantastic! For your own sake guys, you must advertise this place better! We only stumbled across this place after day 3 - and this was due to a friend who lives nearby mentioning it to me.

The pool area is quite small and beds get used up quickly - get there quick! Alternatively, there is the sports club next door which has a larger pool area and free admission to an excellent gym.

Im summary - the hotel is better than its sister hotel , Qamardeen. I have stayed in both now and Al Manzil wins.

Enjoy!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank doscal
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
UK
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2010

This hotel lived up to its reputation . It has a great location opposite Dubai Mall and the Burj Dubai. Easy to get around in the local cabs and around 20 mins from the airport. Rooms are lovely and bed very comfy. The service was great in most parts, the pool staff and the outdoor courtyard staff, bellboys and the greeters at the door were fantastic and a true credit. The only let down is at breakfast . They have one chef preparing the eggs and the queues were huge, waiting around 15 - 20 mins for cooked eggs is not good. For some reason certain people are allowed to push in and the chef just apologies and serves them like he had to! Tea and Coffee is also a nightmare , so make sure you grab someone when you walk in otherwise you can be waiting a while as well. Make sure if you dont have kids you use the pool at the Al Manzil Club , it is a lot quieter and lots more space over there, just take your towel from the pool with you. The gym over there is also excellent. Would i go back...... Yes as a travel agent i certainly would.. No hesitation. The free internet in the rooms and wifi is an added and welcome bonus. Also you can use the business centre to re confirm flights and use the computers if you dont have a lap top. If you want drinks and snacks pop into the Souk which is attached to the Hotel and go to Spinneys Supermarket. If you are looking for bars in the Souk al Bahar which is opposite next to the Dubai Mall then Hive was great and also Cru which both serve alcohol. The Skybar in the Address Hotel opposite is also worth a visit on the 63rd floor has spectacular views over the Burj Dubai .

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Baliaddict
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
San Francisco, California
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2010

Everything about the Al Mazil fits. It fits into a niche being both a well resourced business hotel and a comfortable resort hotel.
It is the perfect size for individual attention. I was amazed by the personal attention of the staff and awareness of me as their guest. Invariably friendly.
The courtyard is shaded and cool during the day and alive at night. A destination for all Dubai.
The Nezesaussi bar/restaurant is a great sports bar with a welcomed different menu.
The Conservatory restaurant fare is a fresh buffet, as well as a diverse, international menu.
There is a great lobby service and the staff is attentive to the conversations and to the "guests of the guests".
The business office is comfortable and spacious with all the needs met.
Finally, the location is walkable to all the Old Town amenities, from the adjacent mall to the huge Dubai Mall to all of the resources of the Burj Kahlifa (Burj Dubai) area.

I have stayed here routinely when in Dubai over the past 2 years and feel it to be perfectly suited to those of us road weary travelers who do not need to see another "business" hotel. We all would rather fell welcomed by the staff of a hotel whose attention to the guest is heightened by a well appointed facility and well trained staff.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank letsgotherenow
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Dubai hotels
Downtown Dubai
Vida Downtown
Vida Downtown
#60 of 546 in Dubai
2,076 reviews
Downtown Dubai
Ramada Downtown Dubai
Ramada Downtown Dubai
#73 of 546 in Dubai
1,981 reviews
Downtown Dubai
No photo provided
Palace Downtown
#38 of 546 in Dubai
2,616 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Downtown Dubai
The Address Downtown Dubai
Taj Dubai
#12 of 546 in Dubai
1,399 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Manzil Downtown? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Manzil Downtown

Property: Manzil Downtown
Address: Mohamed Bin Rashid Boulevard | The Old Town, Downtown Dubai, Dubai 114822, United Arab Emirates (Formerly Al Manzil Hotel)
Phone Number:
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Odigeo, Expedia, LoveHolidays, Priceline, Southall Travel, Ebookers, Hotels.com, Ctrip TA, TravelUp, Prestigia, 5viajes2012 S.L., getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Manzil Downtown reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Al Manzil Dubai
Al Manzil Hotel Dubai
Hotel Al Manzil

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing