Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 448
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Higgsy56 Business stay
Returned to Holiday Inn Al Barsha for a short stay a beginning of business trip.
Very convenient location if you need to be this end of town!
February 7, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by WERF2013 Good for Basic Stay
Found service to be frustrating - at check in, I understand the agent was doing his required upselling, but we made it clear that not only did we not want to upgrade (as we were barely going to be in the hotel) but that we were in a hurry to get check in done. The whole process was very slow taking around 20 minutes in all.
Upon checking into the room, a colleague then entered the room (no knocking). Finding us there, he did profusely apologise, saying he had been sent to do a final room check and was unaware that we had checked in already. Could have been a much more uncomfortable situation.
Was informed that I could not use my colleague discount anywhere in the hotel which is unusual. Room was subject to noise from the all day dining and lobby which made sleeping past the opening breakfast hours impossible.
Requested ladies essentials from via the instant service which took over 45 minutes to arrive which was problematic.
Will however say that the room attendants on our floor seemed to be working all day and night and they were the only saving grace as far as the service in this hotel went.
February 4, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Zipp Tango Warning Warning Warning
It's very hot in Dubai in the summer time, that's not new
What is new, is that this hotel has it's water tanks on the top of the building in the brutal sun and heat
what this means to you is that the water coming out of the "cold water" tap is 120° for your important morning shower
Me and my friends use 2 gallon jugs we fill at night. The jug water cools overnight and we take jug showers
We nicknamed this hotel "Jugs"
We rate "comfort" at poor
The Internet cuts you off once an hour and makes you sign in again,
They do this to cut off people streaming movies to keep their already slow speed from coming to a complete stand still
February 2, 2016