Great 10+ days stay; got an upgrade. Thank you Expedia!
A slight hiccup; at check out the reception overcharged us AD600/- for an AD80/- mini bar item . After charging the AD 80/- the reception promised to refund the overcharged AD600/- to to my Amex..not yet done.
As I paid part of the charges in local currency, they should have paid the overcharged money in cash without refunding to Amex as Amex charges handling charges and exchange fees!!!
Still waiting for the refund!
The Gym was closed...had to walk to the other side to Sheraton Gym
The hotel is in the Tecom / Al Barsha area of Dubai, which is not the poshest area, but it is very convenient to many key parts of Dubai, like Burj Al Arab, Madinat Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina and Mall of the Emirates - all within a 10-minute taxi drive from the hotel.
When I stayed at the hotel, there was construction going on across the street. Not overly loud, so that wasn't an issue, but you are looking at a construction site to one side, and just other grey apartment buildings on the other. So nothing to see in that whole area.
The room itself was absolutely huge. Almost a junior suite with a living room set-up and desk. As I paid around $50, it was great value for money. If you don't care about location and want to save a bit of money, this is a good place to stay.
A collection of smaller communities serviced by the Sheikh Zayed Road and Emirates Road make up the western Dubai area of Al-Barsha. Bordered by Al Sufouh, Emirates Hill, Al Quoz, and Dubai Sports City, Al-Barsha, is also close to Dubai Internet City and the Dubai Marina. Visitors can shop at The Mall of the Emirates and visit the Dubai Autodrome.