Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 153
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Great Hotel
Easy to park in the basement,
a bit difficult to find due to road construction aorund.
Hotel is very clean and nice. Personnel was able to anticipate my needs and was welcoming.
They prepared a take away breakfast for early wake up.
27 January 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mling1970 Great Value
This hotel is excellent value and in a great location. 10 minutes from Dubai Mall and the beach.
Bathrooms and bedding were clean and the rooms well equipped. However, there was a slight musty smell to one room and a slight smell of cigarettes in another (non-smoking) room.
Breakfast was more than adequate (and the buffet was kept well stocked even at busy times) and the staff were very friendly and helpful.
Sadly the construction of the Dubai canal means that (for now) you cannot enter Safa Park from the North East side - which means a walk to the park is not possible from the hotel.
20 January 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wordwise Holiday Inn Express
Great hotel for all the major things - comfort, quietness etc.
They only need to improve a few things to make it perfect:
1. it needs an email contact on the website - I needed to contact them prior to my arrival, to organise an early checkin, but they only offered phone numbers (I was not in a situation to use a phone, as I was travelling overseas) . I was forced to ask a local friend to phone for me.
2. they need a seat outside the hotel which is NOT for smokers, so that one has somewhere to sit and wait for friends, taxis etc (although the seats just inside were ideal)
3. Hommus should be provided at breakfast..this is one of the local dishes I particularly look forward to when visiting UAE, so it was disappointing to not have any.
The dates at breakfast were the best I have tasted, anywhere in the world!
19 January 2015