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Smana Hotel Al Riqa
Ranked #428 of 561 Hotels in Dubai
Reviewed 31 March 2012

Based on previous reviews, I wasn't sure what to expect but as I was here during the holidays, rooms were scarce, had no choice but to try this, and I'm glad I did. The front door staff was very, very friendly and helpful. The front desk staff didn't do a great job, and were pre-occupied with a lot of other activities, but not a big deal. We ate at the hotel restaurant "Freddy's" and it was pretty good. They also had some good beer on tap. The rooms were small, but the beds were comfortable. Free Wi-Fi was awesome and they had complimentary bottled water as well. They do have a banquet hall of some type and there was an event there the night I stayed. The music was quite loud, but it actually added to the overall experience of being in a foreign city. Location to the airport was fantastic, and I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

I was a bit adamant with some of the negative reviews but I decided to have my company book me there for a 2 week business stay.
My flight was delayed and got there a day late, they still had my reservation and warmly welcomed me.

Breakfast buffet was a variety of amazing foods I never got to eat any dinner from the hotel though i suppose it was also amazing
They have bars inside the hotel which makes it a good start if you are a party animal, i never heard any of the noices i saw other reviewers complaining about.

Its also located around 10 mins from terminal two and 15 from terminal one making it very convinient. its also very easy to hail a taxi right outside the hotel.

The rooms were always spotless clean, They also have swimming pool a bit small but ok, a well furnished gym facility and a sauna where i spend most of my evenings.

I would reccomend the hotel to anyone going to Dubai and I will definatly be staying there again.

Oh and the metro is right outside the hotel if you want to take a ride in one.................

Room Tip: Mine was in the 2nd floor ans it was perfect
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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4  Thank bridgitndinda
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

It is a 3 stars hotel ,located on near by metro station and main street.
it is totally indian ,spacious room but the resturant is no space to seat with angry staffs.

bell boys are kind and friendly

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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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7  Thank saeid z
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

This hotel is located at the back of Al Rigga street which is a main road with lots of restaurants opened till late at night. Al Riqqa metro station is within walking distance. Taxi can also be easily hailed outside the hotel.

The room is very clean and well maintained with flat screen tv, bath-tub, AC, etc. Would definitely recommend for budget travellers.

Room Tip: The hotel operates 3 clubs on the 1st floor but not sure if noise is an issue at night. I stayed on...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled solo
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3  Thank Thai4Ever
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Reviewed 24 August 2011

The hotel was under construction when we stayed there. This basis there was slot of debris all over the lobby and bar area upstairs. Whilst the construction seemed to go on through the day and night, there was no noise at all when in the room.

The food was not good at all, but maybe because we went during the Ramadhan period so leftovers served during the day.

The hotel location is located near the airport which is good for late night arrivals or early morning departures. For shopping, the hotel is too far away from the main shopping malls like Dubai festival city or dubai mall. That said, the taxi system works quite efficiently and the hotel can organize one even short notice.

The hotel has free wifi which you have to request for from the reception.

The hotel service is of acceptable levels for a 3 star hotel. I would recommend this hotel for anyone on a shoestring or on a short shopping trip where all one needs is a place to sleep.

I forgot to add the hotel rooms are quite spacious and there is tv with a number of good channels.

  • Stayed: August 2011
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Additional Information about Smana Hotel Al Riqa

Address: Al Rigga Al Rigga Rd | 26b Street, 31; Al Muraqqabat, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #428 of 561 Hotels in Dubai
Price Range: ₹ 3,269 - ₹ 13,910 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 98
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