Al Bustan Residence

Al Nahda Road, Al Towar District, PO Box 20107, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Bad (2.0 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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Where not to stay in Dubai

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 12, 2008

In all my travels I have never seen a staff team so incompent; meaning they don't have knowledge about Dubai or basic information for guests such as how to get places, what is open when, etc. There are no taxis available at night to take you anywhere and buses are impossible to deal with. There are limo taxis availabe but will charge you an arm and leg. There is pressure from staff to take the limo taxis as if they get a kickback. Be careful because these limo taxis often take the long way to a specific desination to charge you more. They act dumb in orfder to get away with it. They buffet food at this hotel smells like glue and the sight of the eggs and meat made me ill. The hallways smell bad too. It's really nasty. We could not eat there. The place just smells! The photos online are misleading! The rooms are small and very basic. The exercise facility is OK, but the equiptment is outdated, but OK for a quick workout if thats your thing. Staff have a hard time understanding English and there is a real vibe there they don't care although we found a couple staff who were OK. The main problem here is the location. Unless you have a rental car stay away from this place. You'll pay more taking taxis everywhere. There is a free shuttle everyday to the City Center mall which is nice, but thats it. It runs at 10pm back to the hotel. The pool was decent, but small. The shopping mall attached to this hotel is also misleading. 90% of the stores are womans clothing. 1/2 the mall stores open seldom. There is one small Iranian grocery store for emergency stuff which was helpful. The food court was slim picking with a pastry shop, subway and a arabic chicken stand which smelled like dirty feet. In short, stay away -this hotel is not worth saving a few dollars. Pay more and find a place to enjoy yourself. You wont here.

Unique Quality: The pool was OK, but small and the sun goes behind other building by 2pm so you'll be in the shade from 2 on. They will do your laundry for you, but they dont fold it so its stuffed back in a bag wrinkled and it smells funky.

Directions: about 15 minutes from the city center area and in a area where traffic is a headache

The most misleading hotel in Dubai

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 1, 2007

A major dissapointment is the only way I can describe this hotel. I booked it because it had lovely looking executive suites on its website. In reality it didnt! The executive check-in didnt exist, Oh the counter did but no one to man it. We waited nearly 30 minutes to check in. The rooms were smelly, small and dark, and if a 2 foot diameter table is classed as executive dining.....! On the 4th floor, the so called executive floor someone had obviously spilt milk because the smell of sour milk was so over whelming I nearly threw up in the corridor. The lounge was ok, large and airy, the food was dreadful and the internet was charged at an outragious hourly rate, unheard of on an executive floor. The al bustan hotel and apts is not much more than a knocking shop and I would heartily recommend everyone to give it a wide berth.

Unique Quality: small pool, no views, bad food.

Directions: Tip... dont go

A LUXURIOUS RESIDENTIAL SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINME

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on May 30, 2005

When you see a feature on Dubai, they always show the 5 star hotels The Emirates Towers, Burj al Arab, Jumeirah beach… …and the list goes on. The hotels in Dubai are now the city’s main attraction.
So when I arrived at the Al Bustan Residence, I was a bit disappointed cause from the outside it looked like a government school very DULL!
Anyway the next day, I woke up early and before breakfast I wondered around the complex and quickly changed my mind. There are so many shops inside that I got lost. This hotel is equipped with every thing. If you need some thing, you’ll find it within the complex and you don’t have to go far.
The staff is very friendly and helpful. And the rooms are spacious and clean. So for those who can not afford the luxurious hotels on Sheikh Zayed road, this hotel is good enough to make your stay in Dubai unforgettable

Unique Quality: A large Shopping Mall with over 80 outlets and one of the highest indoor amusement arcade in the UAE

Shops include: Ladies textile, jewellery shops, shoe & bags, pharmacy, music shop, hair dresser, Accessories & Cosmetics, stationary, souvenir shop, Bank, supermarket...

Restaurants in the complex: McDonald's, Al Nahda Restaurant, Al Nahda Banquet Hall, Food Court, Subway, Pastry Corner, Fantasy Kingdom Café & La Forneria Cafe

Directions: 5 Minutes away from the airport and a short ride to the centre.

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We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:

  • Al Bustan Centre And Residence
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Address: Al Nahda Road, Al Towar District, PO Box 20107, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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  • Fitness Center
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Bar / Lounge

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