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Al Rafaa - Behind Mankhool Street - Behind AlNashwan Buldg - 24.c St, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

#202 of 318 Holiday rentals in Dubai

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Review score

Based on 90 hotel reviews

7.3

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    7.5

  • Comfort

    7.4

  • Location

    7.3

  • Facilities

    7

  • Staff

    7.6

  • Value for money

    7.1

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  • Reviewed: 16 April 2018

    2.5
    MAKING FOOLS OUT OF CLUB MAHINDRA MEMBERS
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Executive 1-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 1 night

    CLUB MAHINDRA MEMBERS ALERT!!! You are definately being cheated, kindly read the full comment: The hotel charges approximately 30 AED extra from booking made by online partner's. But CLUB MAHINDRA MEMBERS beware, as they will charge 90 AED from you as overheads that amounts to INR 1500/-. Which is half the price of the hotel which they take from you and even then you think that they provided the room free because you are a member. CLUB MAHIDRA IS DEFINATELY FOOLING YOU. BEWARE......

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 December 2017

    6.7
    Good accomodation at a reasonable price
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Studio
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The hotel was located somewhere in the inskirts of Central Dubai. Not so far from the shops. But not near the attractions! The hotel was somewhere in the by-lanes of the street with no views at all. Wifi was an issue as it was only available in the lobby. Also, the washing machines were a bit old and difficult to operate.

    The hotel had good and friendly staff. They helped us checking in and check out. They suggested us the attractions and also helped us find departmental stores nearby. A good deal as the apartment had almost everything. Microwave, iron, television, oven, refrigerator, safety locker.. The rooms were properly managed by the staff and they were prompt in their services. The hotel has a luggage room where you can keep your stuff in case if need, safely and securely.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 October 2016

    7.9
    Quiet and Cosy
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Studio
    • Stayed 8 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    There should be options for breakfast too.. no complimentary water...

    Special thanks to Ms Janice for all her support. It was a good stay enjoyed every bit of it..

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 29 July 2018

    10
    Superb
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Deluxe Studio
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Accommodating and very clean. Me and my friends had a great time and we will come back for more !

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 26 May 2018

    7.1
    overrated
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Studio
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    toilet not upto mark.lobby not attractive.

    Nice crockery provided linens were clean.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 May 2018

    7.5
    The quiteness of the place.
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Studio
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The quiteness of the place..its like home away from home

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 25 March 2018

    5.4
    Staff behavior at reception no assistance was offered for luggage both at the time of check in / out
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Executive 1-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Cleanliness and no Wi-Fi in rooms

    Location

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 13 March 2018

    8.8
    It’s a nice hotel value for money
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    They should provide free wifi even in the rooms for the comfort of their guests

    It’s a nice hotel value for money

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 26 February 2018

    9.2
    Comfy, Spacious - need to consider international guests more.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Studio
    • Stayed 4 nights

    No on site restaurants, all tv stations in hindi. More apartment than hotel.

    The spacious rooms.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 January 2018

    6.7
    should be in range of 200 only
    • Business trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Studio
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    No wifi access in room metress was slipping away from its place or bed frame

    spacious room

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 16 January 2018

    2.5
    Rooms are big.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Studio
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Rooms are big.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 1 January 2018

    3.5
    No advice you to stay in it
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe Studio
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Locationvery so far not around benefit service No resturant only two with high cost

    Studeo good design comfortable

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 December 2017

    5.8
    Location is a Major disappointment
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Executive 1-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Location is a Major disappointment

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 December 2017

    7.9
    Staffs are friendly, comfortable & location v.
    • Solo traveller
    • Executive 1-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Clean

    Staffs are friendly, comfortable & location v.good

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 November 2017

    6.5
    Good for a short trip
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe Studio
    • Stayed 1 night

    staff was helpful.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 November 2017

    8.3
    I am happy & comfort
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Executive 1-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Keep rent a car office in hotel

    Reception staff

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 November 2017

    6.7
    wi fi should be provided totally free or upto reasonable...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Executive 1-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 5 nights

    wi fi should be provided totally free or upto reasonable level free no provision for free breakfast.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 October 2017

    10
    Thumps up
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Executive 1-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No restaurant

    Great

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 October 2017

    8.3
    Satisfied with overall experience.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Executive 1-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 1 night

    No restaurant.

    Easily reachable from the airport.

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 October 2017

    7.5
    wi fi needs to be provided free upto good limits in rooms
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Executive 1-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 1 night

    wi fi needs to be provided free upto good limits in rooms

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 October 2017

    7.0
    More Repair & Maintenance require in term of doors, beds
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Studio
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    More Repair & Maintenance require in term of doors, beds

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 October 2017

    4.6
    Location is not good , even there is no restaurant and we are dissatisfied , it's just like a lodge , even in tap...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Studio
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Nothing

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 September 2017

    5.8
    Facility good but not perfect in services
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Studio
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    No free internet and no free bottle of water provided

    Free internet and free drink

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 September 2017

    7.5
    good one for price
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Deluxe Studio
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    no restaurant

    good one for price

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 May 2017

    7.5
    Receptionist (Indian Guy) keeps on calling, disturbing us.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Executive 1-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Receptionist (Indian Guy) keeps on calling, disturbing us.

    None.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 April 2017

    10
    Nice value for money accommodation with clean rooms and very helpful staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Executive 1-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 4 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    in room dining options.

    Spacious rooms and warm hospitality of staff.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 April 2017

    5.8
    It was just OK If you don't have other option
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe Studio
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bathroom was leaking Location was bad No restaurants inside or nearby hotel Paid wifi

    Staff Size of room

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 April 2017

    7.1
    co operative staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Deluxe Studio
    • Stayed 1 night

    No internet free

    co operative staff

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 March 2017

    9.6
    Its a palace to visit again and again
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Deluxe Studio
    • Stayed 1 night

    1. No mobile charger was there in room 2. Big spoons for cooking food.

    Every thing was excellent.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 February 2017

    10
    Its great hotel 7 star
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe Studio
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Wifi

    Room is out class

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 9 January 2017

    7.9
    A comfortable stay in the centre of Dubai
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Executive 1-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    They should have given free wifi. Should have a small restaurant.

    It was spacious, staff are very cooperative, and the location is good.

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 January 2017

    7.1
    Wi fi at a price
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Studio
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    No free Wi-Fi to room which was annoying and the view of a run down court yard and other rooms did not impress at all

    The location

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 December 2016

    7.5
    Paid WiFi
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Executive 1-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Paid WiFi

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 30 November 2016

    8.3
    Stayed at Arabian Dreams Apartments. Got the booking through Club Mahindra. Located in Bur Dubai.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Executive 1-Bedroom Apartment
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    No free WiFi, No complimentary water or even welcome drink on arrival

    Location, friendly staff

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 27 October 2016

    7.1
    Good comfortable room
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Deluxe Studio
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Good comfortable room

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 5 October 2016

    6.3
    It was good
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Deluxe Studio
    • Stayed 6 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The staff were not very friendly.

    The cleaning needs abit of improvement especially in the bathrooms.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 25 September 2016

    9.2
    Perfect
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Deluxe Studio
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    😎

    Location Equipment in room N kitchen

    Stayed in September 2016

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  • Reviewed: 6 March 2016

    7.1
    Place is peaceful and quiet.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The room smells of cigarette when we came in. Skeptical of using the small pillows because the pillow cases look like they haven't been changed. There are some hair on the bed too. Weird smell in the bathroom.

    Place is peaceful and quiet. Value for money is okay.

  • Reviewed: 25 February 2016

    5.0
    Check in and check out duration.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    There was no one to help to open the main door when i was trying to get in with.The location is good to center but it's pretty difficult getting a cab in the afternoon. No TV channel to watch. No free WiFi and no complimentary water...Am not sure this hotel apartment is qualified to be called one that provides hospitality.

    Check in and check out duration.

  • Reviewed: 1 February 2016

    10
    The staff are courteous.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Nothing

    The staff are courteous. Location is kinda central so we didn't spend much on cabs. The rooms are spacious. The gym n spa are also free and attendants are kind.better to subscribe to WiFi for a week instead of hourly rate if u intend to stay for more than 4nights.

  • Reviewed: 26 November 2015

    7.1
    Friendly staff and decent rooms!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    No restaurant, no Free wifi and cleaning staff is not so good to clean rooms in a proper manner and to change toiletries properly..

    Friendly staff and decent rooms!

  • Reviewed: 25 October 2015

    7.1
    Location is good.
    • Business trip
    • Group

    The internet connectivity is very expensive . AED 55 per day is like 1000 INR per day. For a week 7000. Bit too much in today's age where internet is a must.

    Location is good. Staff is good. The cleanliness is good.

  • Reviewed: 13 September 2015

    7.9
    Good location with Karama area nearby for Indian families.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    There was a security guy in the lobby who kept on picking on the kids making noise etc. Even we adults had to lower our sound. Hope he gets kicked out soon. So annoying.

    Good location with Karama area nearby for Indian families. The rooms were spacious with everything clean. We stayed in 2 bedroom apartment as we have 3 kids.

  • Reviewed: 13 September 2015

    7.1
    coperative staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    free wifi facility not included in services,as compared all other hotels everywhere,now a days giving free 24hr wifi acess..

    coperative staff.good maintainess.

  • Reviewed: 22 August 2015

    6.3
    Hotel location is good.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    hotel staffs' attitude, Room service not prompt. You need to ask the reception for almost all basic needs.WiFi is not free in the hotel. check in time too late 4pm only...

    Hotel location is good.... Good for Bachelors & group of friends.... Taxis available frequently... Private self car parking.... Balcony....

  • Reviewed: 23 May 2015

    6.3
    All ok nothing special cleanliness was good wifi should be...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Non availabity of wifi servants not cleaning utensils nor offering dish washer required

    All ok nothing special cleanliness was good wifi should be be free

  • Reviewed: 17 May 2015

    7.1
    Location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Staff attitude at the reception. They were not willing to extend the stay even for an hour and the attitude of the front staff was not friendly. Only 1 card per room.

    Location. Clean room.

  • Reviewed: 6 May 2015

    5.0
    Need to look after the rooms beds to make sure they are...
    • Business trip
    • Couple

    Need to look after the rooms beds to make sure they are comfortable for customers.a a.Also more attention to spray the rooms and apartments for best and insects control

  • Reviewed: 26 April 2015

    7.5
    A very nice place to stay with family and kids.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Charged wi-fi sucks. atleast it should be free in the lobby. No restaurant in the property is a serious issue as we had to walk a good distance for a meal every time. (there are restaurants which provide delivery to your room). getting a taxi was sometimes a issue

    A very nice place to stay with family and kids. We stayed in a 2 bed apart, which was very very spacious and comfortable. The smiling and always ready to help staff made the stay more relaxed. Major Indian TV channels does not let the family miss the everday serials.

  • Reviewed: 12 April 2015

    2.5
    I didn't like the reception, the way they are dealing...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    I didn't like the reception, the way they are dealing with guests.Dirty rooms. Bad smells. Dangerous / unsafe electrical equipment in the bathroom.

  • Reviewed: 2 April 2015

    6.7
    No free internet and charges for internet are really high.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    No free internet and charges for internet are really high. Studio rooms dont have windows in open air. Only south indian channels on TV. No complementary drinking water in room.

  • Reviewed: 1 April 2015

    6.3
    The one bedroom apartment was spacious and clean.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Staff were not overtly friendly. Was at the hotel a few hours before check in and was made to wait until check in time.

    The one bedroom apartment was spacious and clean.

  • Reviewed: 29 March 2015

    4.6
    Made to pay in full before checking-in or viewing the room...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Made to pay in full before checking-in or viewing the room or availing of any services. Snobbish manager with contemptuous manners. Hidden broken cutlery (inattentive customers may be made to pay for the damaged product). Very expensive WIFI, selling at 400% market rate! Reception calling room to inquire as to what time will the check-out happen!!

  • Reviewed: 24 February 2015

    7.1
    The location, good to go both sides of Dubai
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Check out at 10:00 AM, a bit ridiculous, while many hotels allow guests to stay well beyond 12:00 with no extra payment.

    The location, good to go both sides of Dubai

  • Reviewed: 14 February 2015

    2.5
    even after paying heavy amounts for apartment, you need to...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    even after paying heavy amounts for apartment, you need to clear your kitchen utensils yourself. water leakage in toilets shortfall in towels no hand towels

  • Reviewed: 25 January 2015

    8.8
    Big room size, sofa bed, 2 televisions when you need alone...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Location a little isolated, closest supermarket about 10-15 mins away, check out time is very early and they are part of a holiday club which means some guests are staying for free and taking full advantage of the situation.

    Big room size, sofa bed, 2 televisions when you need alone time from the wifey (or vice versa =P)

  • Reviewed: 20 January 2015

    2.9
    First we checked into a small dark room with dirty walls,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    First we checked into a small dark room with dirty walls, dirty kitchen and bathroom with mold on the walls and floor. In the room there was a terrible smell. Promised when booking a balcony was not, no Slippers, bathrobes. When booking I booked the room 2+1 (children 10 years), but to sleep my kid was nowhere except for a small sofa where it is impossible to fit. After the scandal gave us a bigger room but no balcony and bath accessories. Everywhere dirt, mold, traboulsi repair the interior. Hot water is not hot enough. No free WI-FI and need paid for mad money. Noise in the hallways and in the lobby. Safety Deposit box is not fixed in the Cabinet and is easy to open service personnel. TV exclusively in Arabic. Kitchenware in a terrible state. This is the worst hotel where we lived.

  • Reviewed: 10 January 2015

    5.8
    Very good location, nice spaces, some big apartments.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Dirty rooms at arrival, we were three families and all the three rooms were not clean enough. Some apartments were big enough- that was a plus. Many things were broken. Lot of noise from the personal cleaning in the morning. 8.00 is too early for holiday wake time

    Very good location, nice spaces, some big apartments. At least the manager was fair in the end and gave us a discount for the discomfort

  • Reviewed: 26 April 2016

    5.0
    No towels in the bathrooms .
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    No towels in the bathrooms .check out at 10 which is unusual other hotels usually at 12

  • Reviewed: 11 March 2016

    6.3
    the towels were smelly
    • Business trip
    • Group

    the towels were smelly

  • Reviewed: 27 February 2016

    8.3
    Excellent facilities, very comfortable
    • Business trip
    • Group

    Free wifi would have been appreciated. The hot water kettle in kitchen was not working.

    Excellent facilities, very comfortable

  • Reviewed: 2 February 2016

    8.8
    everything was good
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    --

    everything was good

  • Reviewed: 31 January 2016

    7.1
    Check out time should be more flexible
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Early Check out

    Check out time should be more flexible

  • Reviewed: 17 January 2016

    5.8
    The location was very good
    • Business trip
    • Couple

    1-No free water 2-Indian channels only on tv 3-staff not cooperated 4- high price for no reason

    The location was very good

  • Reviewed: 12 January 2016

    2.5
    The worst place I have ever been to
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Everything

    The worst place I have ever been to I truly recommend for anyone to sleep on a curb than there

  • Reviewed: 24 December 2015

    9.2
    Almost Excellent
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    You have to pay for internet and it is expensive

    Almost Excellent

  • Reviewed: 17 December 2015

    7.5
    Spacious rooms
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Spacious rooms good kitchen

  • Reviewed: 12 December 2015

    3.8
    lobby excellent
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    the beds were too soft .

    lobby excellent

  • Reviewed: 6 December 2015

    3.8
    Location
    • Business trip
    • Couple

    Rooms not very clean

    Location

  • Reviewed: 3 December 2015

    8.3
    It felt like a home really, very comfortable.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    WiFi wasn't free had to use my sim to subscribe. The pool was really small

    It felt like a home really, very comfortable.

  • Reviewed: 28 November 2015

    2.5
    Nothing
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Nothing

    Nothing

  • Reviewed: 6 October 2015

    9.2
    Room quality was very good.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Safari booked through the travel desk of the hotel though was a dissapointment

    Room quality was very good... People were very courteous

  • Reviewed: 20 September 2015

    5.0
    Total low
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    Total low

  • Reviewed: 19 September 2015

    6.7
    Room was good ,car parking .
    • Group

    location have problime to find

    Room was good ,car parking .

  • Reviewed: 15 September 2015

    5.0
    Nothing was complimentary!
    • Business trip
    • Group

    Nothing was complimentary! Not even water!

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