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Citymax Hotels Al Barsha
Ranked #142 of 561 Hotels in Dubai
Reviewed 17 June 2012

This hotel formed part of my trip to Dubai. We spent 5 nights here and 1 in the Royal Meridien. The hotel had a great location and for the money was a great budget hotel. The staff were very friendly, Although the room was small, it had everything we needed. The cleaners did a good job every day without fail. There is a nice rooftop pool area. The hotel is about a 3 minute walk to the Mall of Emirates and has a free bus service to wild wadi and the beach. There were a couple of bars to watch the football in and a restaurant for breakfast. But a good budget hotel all round.

Room Tip: We had a room on floor 11, great view of Dubai...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Citymax H, General Manager at Citymax Hotels Al Barsha, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2012

Dear SandySunbabe,

Thank you for choosing Citymax Al Barsha during your recent Dubai trip.
We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcoming you back again upon return.

With kind regards

Sven Drewitz
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

Had travelled to Dubai for a weekend shopping trip with my wife and so to save money for shopping stayed in a 'budget hotel'. But I can vouch for this, except for breakfast there is nothing budget about the hotel. Its quaint but really well managed. Rooms are nice, location is excellent , right next to mall of emirates, metro walking distance, the beach also not far away and good eating joints. The hotel has a nice bar and a night club which seemed pretty happening. The staff is really friendly and ready to help. Most of them are Indian so it doesnt feel too far from home.

Our room also had a nice view of Burj Khalifa and also Burj Al Arab. The rooftop pool is small but nice to have. Did not use it though. THe breakfast is very limited and just about okay. All in all a nice play to stay if shopping is your motive.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank sanjeevprakash
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Citymax H, General Manager at Citymax Hotels Al Barsha, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2012

Dear sanjeevprakash,

Thank you for your stay with us and taking the time for sharing your detailed review.
We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your time at Citymax Al Barsha.
As you mentioned that you visited Dubai for a shopping trip, keep also informed about the annual event ‘Dubai Shopping Festival’ beginning of next year with great retail offers.

We hope to welcoming you back again in the not too distant future.

With kind regards

Sven Drewitz
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Reviewed 26 May 2012

stayed here in feb for dubai desert classic, fantastic location, 2 mins from mall of emirates & 5 min walk to metro station.room was small but very clean & tidy. very comfy bed ( slept like a log).didnt hear any traffic noise( 8th floor) great sports bar, went in every day to wind down & relax after golf, breakfast was the only disappointment. great italian restaurant opposite or plenty of food outlets in the mall, will definately be staying here next year ( if not full)

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank andyofhull
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Citymax H, General Manager at Citymax Hotels Al Barsha, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2012

Dear andyofhull,

Thank you for staying with us during the Desert Classic in February and your review.
We are pleased to read that you had a pleasant stay and plan to visit us next year again.
To ensure availability during the high season, I suggest to book at least three weeks in advance as we will be fully booked closer to the event.

Once again, thanks for giving us full points!

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Reviewed 17 May 2012

Stayed here whilst visiting my Dad. Lovely place, clean and comfortable. Would definitely return to stay again. Apparently in the music bar this is the place where many ladies of the night go to pick up business, didn't bother me as I didn't go in, however I did go into the sports bar several times for a nice glass of wine which was at a reasonable price for Dubai. Fab location for MOE. Fabulous Italian across the street which was delicious. Won't commend the room service pizza, far from the best but filled a hole! Staff are all so lovely. The pool is very small and there was often a struggle for sunbeds, as only one side got the sun in the afternoon, the pool has a lifeguard who also gives you the towels. As it was a short trip I didn't spend much time here and would have used my dad's pool in his apartment block if needed. The hotel is very popular with locals who use it to put their family up in when visiting and the Russian travel agents seem to use this as a package hotel, I think that the hotel could do with the staff speaking Russian as I noticed a few travellers having a bit of a hard time communicating. Fab place as long as your not fussed about the pool :-)

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank itsmissfitz
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Citymax H, General Manager at Citymax Hotels Al Barsha, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2012

Dear jaime_voyage7,

Thank you for your recent stay with us and sharing your personal opinion at tripadvisor.com.
We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and intend to visit us again.

We carefully read your points and find constructive feedback important for the long term success.
Regarding ‘angels of the night’ at Maxx Music Bar & Grill, we are aware that occasionally those business ladies do try to get access to the bars.
As far they can be identified as such we strictly block access or ask to leave the bars on the spot for which reason door supervisors check the entrance and also observe inside the bars.
Realistically this can never be enforced by 100% but our regular guests in both bars do appreciate our strict commitment not becoming a kind of ‘pick up place’.

Once again thank you for your visit and hope to welcoming you soon again.

With kind regards,

Sven Drewitz
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Reviewed 12 May 2012 via mobile

very good hotel..clean and new...value for money is excellent..next to one of the largest shopping malls which is Mall of Emirates..even though not a beach hotel but they have two buses daily to the Jumairah public beach near Burj Alarab...Dubai Metro station is next to Mall of Emirates so its 5 minutes walking distance..

  • Stayed: May 2012
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3  Thank HameedDadi
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Citymax H, General Manager at Citymax Hotels Al Barsha, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2012

Dear HameedDadi,

Thank you very much for choosing Citymax Al Barsha.
We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your positive comments.

Please visit us again upon your return.

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Sven Drewitz
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Additional Information about Citymax Hotels Al Barsha

Address: Al Barsha 1 | behind Mall of Emirates, Dubai 337-1500, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Best Value Hotel in Dubai
#111 Business Hotel in Dubai
#130 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
Price Range: ₹ 3,985 - ₹ 12,405 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Citymax Hotels Al Barsha 3*
Number of rooms: 376
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Citymax Hotels is a comfortable, mid-market, budget hotel for the business traveler. The chain has 3 hotels across Dubai and Sharjah, centrally located near important business hubs and International Airports. Each Citymax Hotel is equipped for business and leisure with Internet access, conference halls, multi cuisine restaurants, gyms and rooftop swimming pools. With no compromise on comforts, Citymax Hotels promises luxury mattresses, coffee makers, rain showers and other in-room luxuries at affordable prices. ... more   less 
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