We arrived early march 2011 at the hotel around 2AM, and were a little bit anxious because many appartment hotels have minimal reception during the night. This was not the case, and we got all assistance we needed.Please note that the hotel asks a bail of 20 dirham per night, IN CASH, which are reimbursed (with no problem) at the checkout(this was reported in our booking receipt from Expedia).
We had booked a 3 bedroom appartment. It was located at the 8th floor. There was 1 king size bedroom with ensuite bathroom (shower, bath, toilettes), one twin room with ensuite bathroom ( bath, toilettes), one queen size bedroom with ensuite bathroom (bath, toilettes), a separate kitchen with a table for 4, and fridge, a living room with two sofas and dining table . The appartment was confortably sized ( 140 sq m) .The rooms and kitchen were clean when we arrived, although slightly outdated, and have been maintained everyday by the hotel staff during our 5 night stay. We had a view to the Creek , however a building is raising and probably the view will no longer be there in a few months. But if you don't want constructions, don't go to Dubai.The balconies at the living room and kitchen where locked "for security reasons".
We had no problem with noise during our 5 night stay, although the windows have a single glass.
My wife enjoyed the pool for swimming. The water was warmer than the ambiant air and the pool is of a sifficient size to really swim. The pool is managed as in western countries : there is no specific time for ladies or gentlemen.
We had an all inclusive package, breakfast and internet . We missed the first breakfast, which is served 7AM-11AM ( so we got up late !), and we had not problem to make our own breakfast by buying at a grocery in the same street less than one minute away. The other days we took the buffet breakfast at hotel and we enjoyed it. This is international breakfast with eggs, meat, fruits, fruit juice, coffee,.... Unfortunately we did not have the opportunity to test the restaurant ( we were always far away at dinner time).
The internet works well, as far as we used it to check weather forecast and news from our palmtop. Please note that if you need to print (ie boarding passes), it is 5 dirham per page, which can be taken out of the 20 dirham per nigh bail. We got an all inclusive package, so internet was free. However this may not be always the case
The staff has always been helpfull and nice with us. Some comments report that hotel security is sometime "invasive". We were never asked for our passport ( must say that our family was easily noticeable...), however one evening we noticed one customer was complaining because he was accompanied by two "nice persons", that the hotel denied access.
I used the free parking, easy to access and almost empty when we stayed. The hotel is at a 2mn walking distance from the metro station (closed Friday morning) and the Deira City mall and 10 mn by car to Airport Terminal 1.All the area is safe, even at night, like most of Dubai city.
Checkout was done in 5mn : we phoned the reception when we were leaving the appartment and they sent somebody to verify while we were going down.
In summary I would recommend the hotel for a family. It is convenient, clean, safe and secured. However this is not a high luxury hotel, but we got everything we needed and felt well, and all the facilities and the location of the hotel are very convenient.
If we go to Dubai again, for sure we'll stay at Flora Park Deluxe Hotel Apartments.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Flora Park Hotel Apartment is a classified deluxe hotel apartment located in close proximity to the serene Dubai creek, only 100 meters away from the Deira city centre which is less than a 5 minute walk. It is 2km from the Dubai international airport and an ideal place for business travelers and holiday makers alike. These prestigious fully furnished 118 apartments offer 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms and amenities include fully equipped kitchen, en-suite bathroom for each bedroom, IDD facility and voice mail, Free High speed and wireless internet connectivity, in-room safety deposit box and satellite television. In addition to that 24 hour room service, express laundry and dry cleaning service, all day dining restaurant provides the comfort and convenience of home while allowing you to enjoy the amenities and personalized service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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