Golden Sands Hotel Apartments

, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Golden Sands Hotel Apartments

, Dubai
2 star

Rooms: 750

Al Mankhool - Dubai - United Arab Emirates (971 4) 3555553
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10/10
Great Service
Submitted by: Salma in 13/11/06
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: United Kingdom
  • Traveller type: Mature Couple
I have just come back from dubai and had an excellent time. The apartment is wonderful and the staff are so friendly. I would recommend people to visit dubai and stay at golden sands 3

Historical Traveller Reviews of Golden Sands Hotel Apartments

Very nice hotel!

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed in the Golden Sands 3 from 3-10 March 2006. We had a very nice stay! We stayed in a one bedroom apartment wich was very spacious, clean and renovated. The surroundings were not pretty, though very close to supermarkts, shopping malls (Burjaman) and restaurants. We read some reviews saying it is a "red light district" (as we say in Holland) but we did not see any of those girls. The hotel offers free internet and the staff was very friendly. The hotel is not expensive and offers a good quality!

Golden Sands 3 - good value for money

from travellerglos
Our family of four stayed at Golden Sands 3 for a week in February and thought it was very good value for money. We had a one bedroom apartment which was very spacious and had two shower rooms. You could be completely self catering - we had a full size cooker, fridge-freezer and adequate pots, pans etc. Also, there is a small supermarket right next door selling all the basics, including some Western brands. However, the restaurant is a cheap alternative and is open all day.
We found all the staff polite and helpful, although the desk staff were very busy.
Golden Sands is not luxurious, nor is the hotel or its surroundings pretty, but if you want an economical alternative to more expensive hotels, which is convenient for the attractions of the city, we would certainly recommend it.

Best family accommodation

from holidays786
Stayed at the Golden Sands 3, 2 bed studio in Feb 06, for 12 days and it was absolutely brilliant. There were 2 adults and 3 children and we had a 2 bed studio with 2 double beds and a sofa bed, 2 bathrooms, kithen area, dining table and balcony. The rooms were clean and modern, there was housekeeping to clean the rooms everyday with fresh towels.

The staff were really really friendly and loved to play with the children.

The buffet service and room service where good but you can have food delivered from outside to your apartment.

I would highly recommend this to an family has it is close to all shops, supermarktets and central to all.

We are going back again nextyear and will only be staying at the Golden Sands.

If you want any further info just mail me.

Very good value

from Intrepid_Rover
I have just returned from staying at the Golden Sands 3 with a female friend. After seeing positive and negative remarks on this review site, I went with an open mind.
We found the staff very friendly and helpful, from the Manager down to the Cleaner.
The studio apartment was a good size, clean and comfortably equipped. The pool and area were clean and we always managed to get a free lounger. A walkway linked the pool area with Golden Sands 5, where you were able to use their roof terrace pool, which again was clean.
The internet was very slow and the computers were always busy, but we were told (unfortunately at the end of our stay !!) that we could also use the 4 computers in Golden Sands 5, which were not so busy.
A complimentary daily bus shuttle takes you to the beach.
Altogether a very good, reasonably priced, place to stay in Dubai. There is an excellent supermarket, Spinneys, a short walk away that stocks everything you could need.

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from A TripAdvisor Member
Very bad hotel, not hygienic, old furniture, bad pool, bad neighbourhood, no shops, very,very bad breakfast. DON'T stay here!!!!

loved the golden sands 3 dubai

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed in the golden sands 3 apartments for 5 nights with
my daughter and friend. The apartments were very clean, roomy and comfortable. The staff were excellent, made our trip very enjoyable.

Not bad at all.

from Bvista
We stayed at Golden Sands 5 (6-13 Jan) in a studio room and were pleasantly surprised after reading some of the write ups on this site. Room was large - contained a queen size bed, three and two seater sofa, small dining table and kitchenette (microwave, two hobs, fridge freezer and washing machine). All the rooms have a balcony area too. Decor and furniture was contemporary. Two swimming pools, both very clean, however avoid the 1st floor pool if you don't like kids splashing about, go to the rooftop one. Free access to internet (speed, not great but acceptable). Gym contains all the basic gym equipment (freeweights, 2 treads, cycle, rowing etc) but the air con was faulty. There is nothing fancy about the about Golden Sands but rooms are clean and service was efficient and friendly. Location is good, plentiful taxis, cost less than £1.50 to the creek, souks etc and about £5.00 to the sail looking hotel. There is the Grand Supermarket across the road, but don't go there, 'expensive', go to Spinneys (5 min walk)where you'll also get a better choice of goods, even sells various Waitrose items. As for the ladies (and a couple of gentlemen) of the night, all very harmless, they won't bother you if you don't approach them. They are reasonably well dressed, not like the kind you see in Soho. We would have no problems staying there again.

Great stopover value for money

from redhead4
There are about 5 Golden Sands apartment complexes and I stayed in No. 3. My apartment was all I could wish for a stopover. It had a balcony overlooking the pool, efficient aircon, lots of satellite TV channels, very comfy beds, spotless bathroom with fluffy towels. The dining room served dinner until about 10.30pm, although the kitchen has all you need to cook something. Room service was prompt and the food very good.

There was free internet in the Business Centre in the lobby.

I would thoroughly recommend staying here and having a look at Dubai as part of your Emirates trip as the rates are very reasonable.

Good value for the price

from bdobba
We (two adults, two children) stayed at Golden Sands 3 on our last night in Dubai having previously stayed in the 4* Oasis Beach in Jumeirah. I suspect that we got one of the refurbished rooms because everything was in excellent order. It can't compare with the Oasis Beach but, heck, it cost one third of the price! For that price it was spacious (two room studio consists of a double bedroom, two single beds in the living room, two bathrooms - shower not bath - and basic kitchenette), the kids loved the (rather slow) free internet and enjoyed swimming at 8pm at night when the smallish pool was warm but deserted.

Top feature was the poolside restaurant where the food was excellent value for a hotel and mountains of it (e.g. excellent mixed grill - think Middle Eastern not European - for 28 Dirham). The same food can be delivered to your room by room service for about two Dirham extra per dish. That's virtually the same price as restaurants and self-service mall food courts. If you want to self cater there's a Spinney's supermarket 400 yards away.

These apartments are a good way to experience Dubai without paying the sometimes exorbitant Dubai hotel prices. It's not four or five star (it doesn't claim to be) but, from our experience, provides friendly service and excellent value for money.

One final point. Yes, there are a handfull of ladies of the night who congregate around one street corner not far from the hotel. But I've seen them in other parts of Dubai not far from four and five star hotels. It's no different from other big cities, they are easily avoided if you want to and caused no problems to us. Definitely not a reason to avoid this hotel.

t go back!

from cmgallag
We spent 3 nights at Golden Sands 3 as part of a stopover. The rooms are very big and it was very useful to have a washing machine in the room, especially as the soaring temperatures meant that we couldn't wear the same clothes twice! Although the room was generally clean it was in dire need of modernisation (they have started doing this already on the bottom floor). Beware of hanging any clothes up to dry in the bathroom as we managed to get rust patches on some things that had been hung up there. The balcony was very small and not the type that you could sit on to relax as it seemed as the birds liked to mark the territory as their own making it very dirty. The pool area is quite grotty, the sun loungers were dirty and there were no umbrellas around as shown in the pictures. The pool itself was the same temperature as a bath due to the heat! The free internet in the lobby is useful but a bit slow and you may have to queue for it. The staff at reception are the most unfriendly people that I think I have ever encountered. They talked to us as if we were dogs on the street and we were constantly treating us as if we were people who had just walked in off the street who weren't entitled to be there! For example we asked what time the shuttle bus to the beach left and the response was a stony look followed by an enquiry as to which room we were in before they would tell us. Similarly when we asked about how to use the internet we were told you just had to wait and then it was free, we did so and when we got on the internet we once again got interrogated as to our room number despite having just spoken to them. This wouldn't have been so strange if it was happening to everyone but we were the only people this was happening to. All in all it was OK but there is no chance that we will be returning!

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Alcohol Buy your alcohol at Dubai Duty Free (opposite the baggage claims carousel) when you are waiting to collect your bags. You can't buy alcohol in Dubai from supermarkets etc - only in hotel bars/restaurants.

Complimentary Bus service! If you book directly through Golden Sands, then they will arrange for a taxi to pick you up (and drop you off) at the airport! You must inform them of your flight details and ask for this in advance though! If you made you booking via a third party, then there is a complimentary shuttle bus that leaves from the airport to GS3 every few hours. It's worth calling up GS3 prior to your departure and finding out the timings of the bus. Similarly, there is a bus that will take you from GS3 to the airport, so there is no real need to get a taxi!

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  • Address: Al Mankhool - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
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