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Nice stay at Renaissance. Central location and near airport. Small clean room, great large pool, no iron or board in room - must call and request, pool bar never opened when at pool, nice selection of restaurants, complimentary dates and coffee served in lobby, great bell staff. Not much else to say - very pleasant visit.
Dubai best place to stay...
We stayed in this hotel for 2 days only. It was a pleasant experience. This place is near the City Center and hence we could do all our shopping there. We were also able to go to Deira and the hotel authorities arranged for a taxi. The restaurants were good, food yummy. Overall it was one of the best hotel stays for us.
Danat Dubai Dinner Cruise
There are many romantic dinner cruises operating daily in Dubai creek. Usually they are of two hours duration from 8 - 10 p.m. Guests are welcomed on board with hot towel and welcome drinks.
There is live commentary by captain who usually gives information about Dubai. Dinner is served in buffet style. Unlimited alcoholic and other drinks are also served. You can enjoy views of city from open air upper deck. Many people like to take photographs while other just enjoy the views of Dubai at night time.
The trip starts from Bur Dubai side of the creek crossing Rashid Al Makhtoom bridge and entering Deira. Cost per person for two hour cruise usually ranges between AED 125 ($ 35) and AED 250 ($ 70 appox) . Some cruisers also cover Arabian gulf apart from Dubai Creek.
One of them is "Danat Dubai Cruises". They have got this nice three story cruiser with nice restaurant and large open air seating n dinning facility. Their crew is very friendly but i did not liked their food despite the fact it was from Renaissance Dubai Hotel which is a five star hotel and member of Marriott hotels chain.
Their charges were AED 125 ( $ 35 appox ) per person but special discounts were available for groups and families. After ride of creek they took us to Arabian gulf and that too quite far away from city. The worst part started when suddenly there was sea storm and cruiser was shaking badly. All of their buffet items also fell down. Most of people got fainted. Kids and ladies were crying so they were ordered to go inside the restaurant.
Captain was talented enough that he managed to turn back and every one was relaxed when we were back to Dubai creek. But it was fun so try it next time when you are in Dubai. I have mentioned Danat Dubai's telephone and fax numbers for your help here.
Perfectly functional and comfortable.
This is a very decent business hotel fairly close to the airport in Dubai. I arrived at 8am after an overnight flight and the courteous check-in staff made every effort to allow me to have a room straight away. The room is just what I expect from a Marriott hotel - spotlessly clean, fairly spacious and with a very comfortable bed. Two bottles of water are offered with the hotel's compliments each day. Another pleasant factor was the good water pressure in the shower, always a plus. I had to change rooms owing to some nearby noise on day 1 but again the staff were more than happy to help and a quieter room was found within half an hour. It probably would have been faster still had I not asked to change at midday, when many rooms are still being cleaned. Brunch at the Spice Island restaurant was very filling: 121 dirhams for all the food I could eat including Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Lebanese and sushi plus good lentil soup and flatbread, some great desserts and an endless supply of various fruit juices and mineral water. Great if you're hungry which I certainly was and pretty good quality food as well. The swimming pool area (4th floor) was very well looked after and quite a comfortable place to spend an afternoon. The bars (Harry's Place & Tiki Bar) close at 2am but serve last orders at 1.30am. Both are fine but neither is particularly interesting and better locations are to be found elsewhere in Dubai. Meanwhile there is a new shopping mall 5 minutes walk down the street and next to it is Marks & Spencer. A taxi ride to the considerably larger City Centre Shopping was only about 10 dirhams - beware when getting cabs from this mall when you have done your shopping, however, as there is only one place to get them and often quite a long queue. Slightly classier hotels in Dubai carry even higher price tags than the Renaissance (seemingly no hotel in Dubai has rates for the budget traveller) but this one is perfectly adequate with pleasant staff and its location makes getting to the airport a relatively short journey in the morning. Full marks.
Home away from home
I stayed at the hotel for 10 days while on a business trip. A bit out of the way from the business district but very easy to get around by taxi. The hotel is extremely comfortable with a great breakfast and good restaurants. The hotel pool is absolutely wonderful and there is a full workout room with steam/sauna for both men and women. The pool staff is extremely helpful and always there when needed. The Renaissance has beach priveledges with the Dubai Marina and Beach Club. For a small fee take them up on it as it is a great way to spend the day or a few hours. We were in Dubai for business but the atmosphere is so warm and inviting. Restaurants to visit are Noodles in The Emerates Tower, India and Buda Bar in Grovenor House and of Course Ritz Carlton, Le Meridien and Mina A Salam hotels all of which serve exquisite meals and great ambiance. The rooms are comfortable and well taken care of by the hotel attendants. The beds as usual are very comfortable. Only complaint and a small one was the cost of internet service. I booked three rooms as some of my staff traveled with me. Internet was approx $30 U.S./day times 3 rooms at 10 days. Otherwise this place is a great stay and reasonably priced. Enjoy your stay in Dubai and enjoy this hotel. It will be a good starting point to explore and find the many other places to visit on your next trip!
Great Stay at the Renaissance
Just back from a 10 day stay at the Renaissance, and what can i say? It was brill. My husband and I took our 7 and 10 year old children for an Easter break. I had already read great reviews about this hotel, but was still a bit wary until we got there. We booked directly with the hotel and got a room on the 6th floor with access to the club lounge and also a club reception.
Arrived approx. 8am (Dubai time), so we were travelling overnight. Were greeted by our driver at the airport and after a 15 minute drive we arrived at the hotel. Location is in the heart of the bustling city but with cheap taxis readily available no distance is too far. Having already visited Dubai, 2 years previous, I have noticed the traffic has increased quite considerably.
Arriving just before 9am, we weren't expecting to get into our room much before 3pm but were pleasantly surprised to have our rooms ready within an hour. Had breakfast and then got into the room. Room was quite small as there were 4 of us, but for 2-3 it would have been adequate. To be fair, I think they accomodated us, as we were having difficulty finding any hotel that could have us all in one room within our budget.
Pool is located on the 4th floor, and the kids were totally happy with it. There was a separate childrens pool but wasn't necessary as they can both swim. Pool staff were extremely courteous and helpful at all times.
Although we had access to the Club Lounge for a continental style breakfast, we soon discovered the main lounge for all types of breakfast, which suited all of us better.
Even though this hotel may be used for Business purposes we found it most pleasant. We seemed to be the only family staying with children, but that meant that our children had the run of the pool!! All hotel staff were very pleasant and couldn't do enough for us.
This has got to be one of the best hotels we have stayed in and would definitely recommend it to anyone of any age.
A great place to stay!
My husband, 3 year old daughter and I stayed here for 2 nights in the Club room. I booked through asiarooms and got a great price. We checked in late- about 1am and were greeted with friendly efficient service. We were allocated a roomy, comfortable and modern room which was a delight! It was quiet on the 9th floor- I heard no noise from the windows- were double-glazed. We arrived to a plate of fruit and complimentary water. There was the usual extras in the bathroom- the aromatherapy kind! There was bath salts for the huge bath, use of robes and a bidet. The pool was outside on the 4th floor, with a separate pool for young children, and a spa. Breakfast was from 6am in the club lounge, however, the 'hot' food was not always appetising. There was the usual cereal, fruit, toast and croissants etc. The best part was probably the cocktail evenings, where you have complimentary beer, wine and spirits. The only negative we encountered was the very soft pillows and mattress which was due to the duck feathers! Once we removed the quilt of feathers from beneath the bottom sheet and used the more comfortable pillows, we were alright!
As for airport transfers, the cost is far greater than a taxi- according to reception! They also recommended we change our money at the airport in future, something good to know! I also heard that the Euro is accepted in many places in Dubai. I did not get to eat in the acclaimed Spice Island Restaurant- we ate heaps during our cocktails in the lounge! But I heard lots of positive comments from other guests. All-in-all, I can highly recommend this fine hotel which has well-trained staff!
Stayed there for a one night stopover in September 2007. It is located relatively close to the airport. Room was nice, clean and equipped with all you need. Service was friendly and breakfast excellent. The lobby is spectacular, ranging in height over several floors, and all rooms are entered from balconies inside that big hall. Great design, but the downside is exactly that - all the noise from the hall goes straight into the room. There are several bars, restaurants and even a place with live music in the hall, so be prepared to have the noise in your room until early morning (when they finally finish cleaning the bars, moving chairs and tables around etc.). Not for those of us who need their sleep. Solution to this would be simple and not too costly: Similar to many hotels, an extra door between bedroom and entrance area (where the wardrobe is located and the door opens to the bathroom) would help to keep out the noise from the hall.
Nice hotel, but not worth the price
5-star hotel. Service was good. Food in restaurants was good but expensive. Check in/out process was quick and good. Tourist info was helpful. I only stayed 2 nights. The bed and pillows were great. Rooms were average size and there seemed to be nothing special other than a nicely tiled bathroom and nice bed. I expected a lot more from a 5-star hotel.
Good location. Very close to the airport and to shopping centers. Free shuttle to City Centre shopping center, which is where city tour originates.
I didn't like the fact that high speed internet was fee based. The fee was about 40 Dhm ($12) per hour. Isn't the price of the room high enough?
I redeemed Marriott Rewards points so I didn't pay money for my stay. I've stayed in hotels that were just as nice for half the price. Even Marriott hotels. My experience here was good and nothing bad happened. But had I paid regular rates, I would be disappointed.
Clean, comfortable, good location
This hotel is located fairly close to the airport. Fairly long taxi ride to Juneriah Beach but you are in the heart of Deira where the gold souk and town centre are located. Staff are friendly and helpful. The rooms are spacious and clean with a decent bathroom. I booked with Marriott points so the hotel was great as it did not cost a penny!