12 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
"I stayed at Tower Rotana in sheikh Zayad Raod Dubai on March 2011 for 2 nights. I had to catch an early flight from Abu Dhabi so I left the keys in the room to be checked out later. They charge me for every single snack item that was there in the refrigrator along with all the liquore. I did not touch any thing form the snack bar yet they charge me $242.00. When I return to USA, I called to hotel manager to credit that amount back to my card and he refused. They should not put liquore and and unwanted food item in the room without cosulting the guests. They rip me off and charged my credit card for all the over priced items in the room refrigrator. I will never stay at this place again."
- Travel date: 29th July 2011
This hotel was just beautiful and we wer...
"This hotel was just beautiful and we were treated like royalty throughout our entire stay. Dubai is a fabulous place with so much to do and this hotel was the perfect centre. It is about a five minute drive to the beach but there are transfers everyday. The pool was lovely to although you have to move the sunloungers about a bit to escape the shadows of the high rises! The hotel's restaurant Teatro did amazing sushi and had a fabulous wine selection - my other half would highly recommend the Lebanese Red they stocked! Just a fabulous fabulous holiday."
- Travel date: 12th February 2007
First class service
"booked to stay here for a short break, although not the best location- not sure where is really as Dubai is rather spread out, found the hotel service to be first class. rooms spotless, checks to see if everything is ok, turn the linen down before evening... you name it. food and bar in the hotel was excellent- teatro is an excellent restaurant, only gripe i had with the stay was the Wine was expensive! if i did decide to go to dubai again, would stop here!"
- Travel date: 28th November 2006
very nice but had few troubles
"We stayed here for 6 nights and had problems when we checked in as Opodo had not told us that you have to add another 20 per cent to the bill so ended up paying 400 pounds more be carefull of this when booking through sites. The hotel is very nice and pay the extra for club rotana as you get breakfast and evening drinks in your own lounge. The beach is about a 10 minute taxi ride away. The hotel is more for business people stay on the beach if you want this."
- Travel date: 20th November 2006
"Ok, straight to the point. Walls are paper thin and neighbours keep you awake (not their fault if the TV is on at reasonable level); the bar is full of call girls so you can't sit on your own for a quiet drink; the security are getting looked after by the call girls to be allowed to stay in the bar; you can't leave the bar to go back into the hotel without going outside where you get accosted by call girls; we had issues where groups of girls were running around the corridors shouting and laughing when I had to get a flight; later on, there were lads worse for wear running up and down the corridoors; everything was overpriced. Did I mention the call girls :-) Good points - nice pool, fantastic gym Even if it was because I was a guy that I got approached I still wouldnt want to take my wife there. Besides the fact that it was an overpriced meat market, I do actually like to sleep a few hours per night. However, some might read this and book it immediately, just not me."
- Travel date: 15th November 2006
Average hotel for Dubai
"This hotel is located in a busy road in the middle of huge towers. The superior room is clean, with a king bed, a nice view in the pool and the city, a big t.v., but it's not something you never forget. There is a big disadvantage if you go at this period of the time. Ramadan is very strict even for tourists. There is a bar in the hotel that doesn't has music but it serves alcohol. There is no place in the town to hear music and dance for a month. No belly dancers either. You can't eat or drink outside till it gets dark so, go to your hotel. The hotel's stuff is very polite and very friendly. Room service is not very fast concerning food. We had to wait for about an hour to have two pasta and one salad in our room since the restaurant was closed from 3.00 to 5.00. When we had it, the restaurant had already opened. There is a bus station in front of the hotel but it's not so good. I had to wait 20 min. to take one and I gave up. Taxis are cheap and can take you everywhere and you always find one. It's best though to rent a car. The hotel is a nice property, it has 30 floors, gym and small pool. If you want to be close to the sea though I would suggest Jumeirah district and if you want to be close to the centre choose Creek side. Have fun."
- Travel date: 27th September 2006
All fine, but....................
"We stayed at the Towers for one night as tourists. There was nothing wrong with the hotel though am afraid we shall be damning it with faint praise, in line with some other reviews I felt that it didnât quite come up to our expectations of a Dubai hotel. Its well positioned about 10 minutes taxi from the airport and 10-15 minutes taxi from the shopping malls. It is (Iâm told) in the business district right beside one of the busiest roads in the city. The rooms are well sized and clean, our bathroom was a little tired but everything worked and worked well. The staff were courteous and the food was fine. Inside it is rather anonymous, the hotel âfeelsâ European in its design and dÃ©cor and all the staff we saw appeared European or African. The hotel lays on entertainment at night which is very much aimed at Europeans; Tuesday night was âA taste of Blightyâ I canât see you would have any problems using the hotel certainly not if you are there for business or work. But for a holiday? I think you could do better."
- Travel date: 23rd September 2006
"Hotel very nice. On Sheik Al Zayed Road, which means a short taxi ride from anywhere in Dubai - the max we ever paid was Â£5. Pool on top of car park - small but perfectly formed. Food excellent, and they did themed nights were you paid about Â£18 and got unlimited food and alchol - very nice. Rooms excellent. We liked Dubai, but did find the treatment of women was upsetting. However, if you are comfortable with the seeing local women covered from head to toe in black (including gloves) in the searing heat, western women not wearing this will only get strange looks. Racism is also very bad - Indians and Packistanis make up the majority of the population but are treated awefully. We hired our own desert dune buggies which was great (though Â£110 for two of us, but worth it). Desert safaris and dune bashing great. And you have to go skiing in the Emirates Mall, just to say you have done it! Would come back to this hotel if we were coming back to Dubai, but dont think my morals can stand the place again."
- Travel date: 15th September 2006
Ummm low standard
"If you've stayed in 4 or 5 star South East Asian (HK, Bangkok, Phuket etc) hotels this will be a let down. Bedrooms are large, but smell of stale smoke, as does much of the hotel. Housekeeping doesn't appear till you ring and chase them, this was after 4 o'clock mind, not in the morning! Breakfast buffet good, but very pricey. Location not brilliant, on a huge highway and you'd better like what's on your side of the Sheik Zayed Highway or you'll have to get a cab to take you to the other side!!!! If you're lucky enough to hail one with a driver who has been in Dubai for more than two days and actually knows where ANYTHING is that is!"
- Travel date: 14th September 2006
"What ever you do use the safe, had trouble using ours and thought all would be ok, how wrong I was, turned out the housekeeping staff are thieving little [--------]. Have stayed in this property of previous occasions and could never fault the place. How sad all that's changed. If your thinking of booking this hotel I would seriously advise against it. I certainly wont be returning."
- Travel date: 21st August 2006
Who needs the Burj al Arab?
"My friend and I stayed at the Towers Rotana for 3 nights in February and had a great stay! After a tiring overnight flight we arrived at the hotel early in the morning but our first night booked wasn't until that evening, so we decided to book a room just to get our heads down for a few hours before 'hitting the town'! The staff were happy to oblige and because there was a slight mix-up over the key, we weren't charged for this. The staff were extremely attentive and friendly and the breakfast was first class. This hotel also has the advantage of a smart restaurant (Teatro) and the excellent Long's bar (superb bar meals!) on site. The rooms were clean and comfortable, with great views and I would certainly stay there again."
- Travel date: 30th July 2006
"Stayed here for 3 nights after a week in the Maldives. This hotel is mainly for business travellers and not holiday makers. But we loved it because of that. We wanted the central location to do things. We were not there to be by the beach and chill. The traffic can be bad and is so hairy! There are 14 lanes of traffic from one side fo the road to the other. So taxis are a must. But they are cheap. Room was clean and OK size and service was great. Don't use the minibar it didnt have a price list and we had two small tubs of pringles which cost us Â£5! What a rip. We managed to get to the pool once and was really nice and great to watch all the contruction which is everywhere. We had a room with a view out on to the main strip which was great and loved to get up every morning and look at first thing and see the rush hour traffic which lasts hours! We did the Mall of emirates and the shopping in emirates towers where I got my mulberry bag from which wasnt any cheaper than UK. But i wanted to get it here for my present. Gold souk ar Diera is meant to be the best and we thought it was. It must be seen to be believed. My partner bought himself a ring of 18 ct white gold and three princess cut diamonds weighing 1.3 ct and we got it valued back home and its value doubled.......it was expensive but we have made a fortune! Wild wadi was worth the trip. Do a sunset dune bashing drive with BBQ definately a highlight.....arabian adventures were excellent and went with them cos of recommendation. But they go out in huge convoys our was 34 4x4s. 7 peeople jammed in and in the heat 60 degrees 6pm if was annoying struggling to get in and out all the time. But they are well established and have the evening down to a T. The long bar in the hotel was just like weatherspoons but with loud music not that fond. Vu bar on floor 51 of emirates towers was a favourite. Didnt get the views though cos of condensation on the windows! Only went for one meal. 2 courses at al naroufah (or whatever) in the mall in emirates towers was excellent and cost only Â£60 with a bottle of wine. We didnt have a clue what the menu was about being lebanese but they guided us and made recommendations. It was lovely. Overall - fantastic and utterly amzing. The contruction has to be seen to be believed. We will return."
- Travel date: 4th July 2006
Top traveller tips for Towers Rotana
"Do not stay at Tower Rotana"
Towers Rotana is also called
- Towers Rotana - Dubai
- towers rotana hotel
- Beach Rotana & Towers Hotel