I travel a lot, and to be fair I am rather fussy. Here is my story:
Walk into the hotel to be met by a restaurant waitress thrusting a leaflet for a special promotion. I just want to check in after an 8 hour flight! Go away!
Get to my room, look out the window and see a building site over the road (my room was at the rear of the hotel). Sure enough, at 6 am the noise started.
This was followed by a leaking air conditioner, which was attended to quickly, but what really upset me was when I returned to my room I found the engineers who were still working on the unit had left my room door wide open. Anyone could have entered my room. Quite shocking.
To be fair, the hotel is not expensive, but there are much better one's in Dubai. If you are on a limited budget, you will probably find the Palace meets your needs. If you are the more savvy traveller you will find this 15 year old hotel a little tired and old fashioned in a city that is neither. For me, I checked out and moved to somewhere I found more to my liking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxurious 5-star service at the Carlton Palace Hotel. Welcome to the Carlton Palace Hotel - a grand 5-star hotel in the heart of Deira within easy reach of Dubai Creek, Dubai Airport, metro stations and the World Trade Centre. Carlton Palace Hotel is a luxurious hotel for both leisure and business travellers with an unparalleled combination of exemplary service, beautifully renovated rooms, stunning decor, international dining, central location and value for money. Reminiscent of an elegant era, the magnificent Baroque lobby with an imposing double staircase leads to the 212 spacious and newly refurbished rooms and suites. The rooms range from 32-250 m² and are centred around an imposing balustrade-lined Atrium with greenery encircling a fountain. The hotel features all the facilities of a 5-star hotel including rooftop swimming pool, spacious fitness centre with views of the city, business centre, a variety of restaurants and bars, 24-hour room service, conference and ballroom facilities as well as three floors dedicated to executive rooms and suites overlooking a classic Executive Lounge. Our welcoming staff will attend to your every need at check-in and beyond. That's a promise. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Metropolitan Palace
- Metropolitan Palace Dubai