12 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
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"i like it , very confortable but le price is very Eexpensive , There are many fun thingsï¼ Good service and The building is very beautifulï¼ the environment is very elegant and very broad"
- Travel date: Wed 3rd of April 2013
"My wife and I stayed here over Christmas 2007. I had read from some reviews that the hotel was looking tired but as a person who is used to staying in good hotels I can confirm that this is a great hotel for a holiday. Firstly, the staff are amazing nothing is no trouble, what you need to do is check out the hotel bars', Traders Vics and Oscars wine bar have a great atmosphere and you will be surprised how busy they are especially Trader Vics. The restaurants serve good food, check out the Italian and the Lebannon Restaurant with live dancing. I must admit the exterior does not do justice to the hotel, I would definitely go back, this a great hotel. Whilst in Dubai, essentials you must do is the 4x4 tour in the desert and the dinner on the creek. The hotel even has two nightclubs, what made the holiday was the Hotel, only one negative factor was when by the pool you lose the sun at 2.15pm. Taxis are really cheap, if you have time check out VUE bar accross the road in the Emirates Hotel, it is on the 51st floor and the views are amazing. In short if you want a comfortable 5 star hotel that will not break the bank stay in this hotel. I also met up with a lot of expats' who use the bars and as locals they always recommend the Crowne Plaza for friends and relatives."
- Travel date: Mon 21st of January 2008
great for business
"I stay here quire a lot on business - and although the rooms are a little tired now, I have to say that this hotel is in a great positon for doing business, has great in house restaurants and the staff are just great. The club floors in particular offer great value and the ataff there really do look after you."
- Travel date: Fri 18th of January 2008
A good hotel but a bit dated and with some drawbacks
"I am in the middle of a 6 night stay and find the hotel to be quite good. The majority of the highlights were already mentioned but what I like most is the gym. The place has a great workout room. It's old school in terms of types of machines and freeweights but I love old school gyms and work out all the time. So for me, just on the back of this I would give the hotel a 5 star rating, when also considering the good pool. Yet, at the same time, the hotel itself is a bit outdated. It's time for a renovation. The rooms as well as bathrooms are quite large and it's nice to have the kitchenette if you're staying longer. At the same time, it looks a bit worn down. It's not dirty in any way yet furniture is showing it's age and the public areas don't keep up with Dubai's typical luxury standards. Again, the service is great if you can overlook the design details. The rate is also a bit high for what you get. We are here during a convention (which we are not participating in) and the rates are a bit outrageous. I know it's Dubai, but were other hotels available, we could have better standards for the same price Again, it was impossible to find rooms so the Crowne Plaza has been very good yet when comparing to other hotels, note my drawbacks. Location is also a bit up in the air. You can get everywhere in Dubai easily were it not for the traffic. You're pretty much screwed everywhere in Dubai due to this if you are travelling by car. I recommend taxi or private driver as you'll never find parking for your own car anyway. Still, the Crowne Plaza has seemed to be a bit aways from everything. We have meetings all over town and it's always a chore to go anywhere (outside of the Jumeirah towers right across the street). You could do much worse in Dubai than the Crowne Plaza and if they renovate, it will be a really good hotel. Until then, it fullfills its duties but won't blow you away on any count. Everything is simply of good, average quality (except for service which is above average)."
- Travel date: Mon 26th of November 2007
"I stayed two nights in this hotel and found what usually expected from any Crown plaza hotel plus an excellent middle eastern hospitality. The service was outstanding at every level. The king size bedroom was roomy with a lot of pillows and nice furniture, but found the bathroom little bit small. The hotel is well located in downtown Dubai on the main street and close to everything from shops, restaurants, etc...The hotel offer free shuttle service to the airport, the mall of Emirates ( a must see if you like shopping) and Jumairah beach. i would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Dubai."
- Travel date: Tue 16th of October 2007
"Hotel is in a great location on Sheikh Zayed Road. the hotel is friendly and has great facilities. There are plenty places to eat and a great gym and pool facilities. We stayed there for 10 days and had a great time. The bedrooms were a good size and very comfortable with everything you would expect from a hotel of this standard. the food in the hotel is great, breakfasts lovely, with a chef to cook your eggs freshly in which ever way you want, which is a lovely touch. Trader Vics is especially nice place to eat in the hotel with a great atmoshpere.
the hotel is only 15 mins from the airport, which is great, and ideal location for short taxi ride from all the attractions that Dubai has to offer. The hotel has a great mall underneith the hotel with is really convienant and a novelty.
would definately recommend this hotel,"
- Travel date: Sun 26th of August 2007
very good hotel
"I stayed at the crown plaza for 3 nights whilst on business/holiday. It is located on Sheik Zahed Road aprox 15 mins from the airport via a taxi. The check in was very quick and I was upgraded to a 2 bedroom studio. The room was very spacious, very nicely decorated with ample towels and toiletries. The bathroom was slightly outdated but more than adequate. There was a small kitchen with fridge and kettle available for own cooking. The overall room was very clean, ample space and a good view from the large window.
Their are several restaurants and a wireless free lounge to relax and use the laptop for business/pleasure.
There is a small swimming pool on the roof top , but due to nearby buildings the sun is blocked from 2pm onwards.
The hotel also holds a nightclub which is free for residents. There amble restaurants on the same road including Macdonalds, burger king, pizza hut, nandos, chillis aswell as others to choice from. A local supermarket is within the complex with reasonable prices for provisions.
I could fault the overall experience. It is more for couples and business use."
- Travel date: Fri 13th of July 2007
"We stayed at this hotel for four nights in June on business. The hotel is in a great location and the customer service is great.
There is a wide choice on offer for breakfast and plenty of bars and restaurants on the complex.
The Zinc nightclub is worth a visit too - free and no queuing for Crowne Plaza guests.
There are shuttle buses to the Mall of Emirates and Jumeriah Beach as well as the airport - all for free.
All in all a great stay and we'd definitely return."
- Travel date: Sat 30th of June 2007
"I spent 4 nights in Dubai while on a business trip from the US. The hotel was great and I would recommend it to anyone going to Dubai. At one point my wall adapter broke and the front desk had one up to my room in no time. There is no wireless in the rooms, however, so you are confined to the desk which is a negative. There are a number of restaurants within the hotel and within the few blocks around it. The concierge people were great and always had wonderful recommendations on places to go. As a plus the hotel has a shuttle to a number of the key hot spots such as the mall, beach, and airport."
- Travel date: Tue 19th of June 2007
Good Location, Good Service
"I stayed here on the executive floor for about three weeks. While the hotel is a little old, it is spotlessly clean and the staff provides great service. There are plenty of restaurants within the hotel as well as a disco so you never have to leave the hotel if you dot want to. The hotel is also attached to a small mall that contains a grocery store and pharmacy. It is directly across from the Emirates Towers and there is an pedestrian underpass that takes you under Sheikh Zayed Road if you care to walk there. There is free valet parking if you are driving."
- Travel date: Wed 13th of June 2007
Good location for business
"I had a quick 1 night stay at this hotel on a business trip to Dubai. Location is excellent is you have meetings in the Emirates Towers or DIFC, as it's about 5-10min walk, which is manageable at 8am! Only about 20 mins from airport too.
Room was spacious, staff were friendly, breakfast was good.
Very much a business hotel and i don't think i'd recommend for a holiday. I only was in the hotel for about 8 hours, so didn't really see much else!"
- Travel date: Thu 31st of May 2007
Well, you could say this is the best of...
"Well, you could say this is the best of the business type hotels. Like a more upmarket version of Holiday Inn. However, in comparison with the rest of Dubai it has more to go in the light of improvements. One issue that cannot be resolved is the location. The hotel is based on the outskirts of the Diera area, so walking is absolutely out of the question; hence cabs are necessary to get anywhere. The cabs are cheap enough with a standard fixed fee of a couple of AED, not even 50p!
The staff are helpful, but can get agitated at times, including asking not to take pictures in case it bothers the rest of the tourists!
The hotel provides no entertainment for its residents as such, however there is a nightclub located in the arrival lounge.
We stayed around the Xmas and NYE period, but did not attend the NYE celebrations in the hotel itself. Crowne plaza used the Bollywood theme for.
There is a swimming pool located on the roof in front of the main towers. The hotel also has squash courts, a gym, massagers, sauna and steam rooms.
One point to note is that if you would like net connection in your room, it will be no faster than 28kpbs so donât bother trying to do anything as it is just wasting money as the clock ticks! There is an Internet area in the reception with fast running broadband and all common messaging programs installed.
The hotel itself has many restaurants with different cuisines. However, my favourite has to be Al Dana restaurant. I think every Tuesday and Thursday nights are seafood nights. The hotel sets up a seafood station with a chef ready to serve you the shellfish you please or cook any fish you choose. The buffet is large and has good quality food. To decorate the themed night, the hotel also provides a grand display of ice sculptures.
Overall, Iâd recommend this hotel to those who arenât too interested about their accommodation, but would like a comfortable nights sleep and no problems on holiday!
- Travel date: Sat 1st of January 2005