I was slightly apprehensive about using this hotel apartment for a 3 night weekend stay in Fujairah because of the low price - 150 dhs per night for a one bed flat. At that price, I was expecting something very third rate. However, we found the flat extremely good value and the faults were fairly minor bearing in mind the extremely low price. Reception were welcoming and friendly and we were upgraded to a Superior apartment - I was not quite clear if this was different from the regular one we had booked, or if it was the same, but on a higher floor (fifth). The hotel is well-situated in the main high street and equidistant from the beach area and the largest mall - both 5 mins drive. The apartment was probably larger than a regular one bed flat, with a fully fitted open-plan kitchen with everything you could possibly want, including microwave and kettle. The large fridge/freezer looked practically brand new. The pool on the roof was ok, though small and rather stark surroundings. On the Fri morning we had it to ourselves. I don't think the gym/sauna facilities were actually available when we were staying.
Minor complaints: rather mean on towels - a smallish/medium one each. The bathroom grouting had mould. The sofa set and rug were a bit stained and the sofa bed was broken. To be fair, we had booked for two people and at the last minute our daughter came, so there were three. Reception offered us an extra bed for 25 dhs per night, but when we found that one of the sofas was a sofa bed we told them we would use that. It was a bit rickety and the second and third nights we just used the larger sofa, which was fine. Bedding for this was provided, but we weren't charged any extra.
Other minor complaints - wifi charged at 15 dhs per day but kept cutting out, which was inconvenient as I was trying to do some banking stuff and also to book an airline ticket, and had to try a few times - wasn't sure whether my transactions had gone through or not The tables at the end of the pool area were dirty. The balcony overlooking the street wasn't really a place you could sit because of the ugly, noisy a/c machines positioned at each end.
For those who like to watch TV in bed, there is no TV in the bedroom, only in the lounge.
If you are not expecting 4 or 5 star decoration and furnishing but want a cheap place and spacious place to stay where there are catering facilities, then Emirates Springs is highly recommended.
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