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“Excellent hotel, perfect service”
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Manzil Downtown
Ranked #27 of 556 Hotels in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 January 2010

We stayed in Dubai for 6 days in november and chose Al Manzil Hotel atracted by the positive comments on Trip Advisor.
From the moment we arrived at the hotel, everything was perfect. It was 7 in the morning and, although check-in time was at 14:00h, we were immediately given a room.
The rooms are quite big, comfortable and clean. The swimming pool is not very big, but is very quiet and relaxing. People on the staff are very friendly and always willing to help you in anything they can.
The hotel is in a very good location, just next to the Dubai Mall (the biggest mall in the world) and in front of the Burj Dubai (the tallest building in the world). There are shuttle buses to different points in the city, and in front of the Dubai Mall you can take a bus to the city center or to the nearest metro station.
All in all, we had a perfect stay at the Al Manzil Hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Additional Information about 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
#25 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
#40 Family Hotel in Dubai
Price Range: £171 - £443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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