Radisson Blu Hotel Deira Creek, Dubai
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Great base!from VicNorthWales
Room service 'instant call' was excellent, very efficient and requests were taken care of momentarily.
We ate at a couple of the hotel's 11 restaurants, Yum and the fantastic Palm Grill. My boyfriend and I are really big fans of steak, and I have to say that the meal and steak at the Palm Grill was the best we`ve ever had, 10/10 on the food and setting, especially when the jazz pianist/singer is around! DEFFINATELY worth a visit.
Overall the hotel is in a great location in the old part of Dubai, close to allot of the tourist attractions, eventhough to get to any of the highlights of Dubai no matter what distance, taxi`s are so cheap and are ALWAYS available outside the hotel. Whilst we were in Dubai we visited lots of other Hotel`s which, eventhough we were happy with the Intercontinental, the competition nearer Jumeirah, is just out of this world!! (You must try the Mina a`Salam for Friday Brunch - what an experience!)
To conclude, great hotel, great location, great for first time visitors to Dubai to get the feel of the place, but when you see what is on offer hotel wise else where in Dubai, you may opt to go somewhere else on another visit!
Loved the InterContinentalfrom gypsymum
Great Location,average hotel.from 7msd
Should give it a missfrom A TripAdvisor Member
s some tips!from LondonJetsetter
I stayed at the InterConti Dubai on 6-8 Jan 2005.
The hotel location is fantastic for a first time visit to Dubai and proximity for a number of attractions. I had some concerns about getting around town - but the taxis are VERY good value.
The hotel is 30 years old, and this is evident in the bedroom and particularly the bathroom sizes. Normally hotels of this standard would have seperate bath and showers in the rooms, but this was a 1970's "Holiday Inn" style bathroom. The in-room decor was recently refurbished. There is a massive selection of TV channels (probably the biggest I've experienced) - perhaps over 50 channels. Due to a cunning architechural design, each room does have a Creek View, also - each room has a small balcony with wooden furniture.
Non-smoking rooms... smoking seems to be very popular in Dubai and this hotel, strangely, has no distinct non-smoking floor - rather pockets of non-smoking rooms indispersed with smoking rooms! This affected me when I woke up and other rooms' cigarette smoke was evident in my room (either through the common ducted aircon system), or coming in under the room door. Also, on booking in they don't offer a smoking/non-smoking choice - so request it if it's important to you.
Overzealous Staff... you may want to make use of the "do not disturb" sign, if you spent any amount of time in the room, you are likely to be disturbed at regular intervals by a stream of staff all undertaking a specific activity (mini-bar check, turn down, etc) which seemed a bit much - I don't know why they can't do it all in one go!
Internet access... common with many other Intercontinental properties, this hotel uses the WorldConnect devices in the rooms to facilitate power and network access. It seems some of these cables have been worn out - and this can, intermittently, affect reliable internet access. I reported a problem and a duty manager had to loan me a Cat5 Network cable to overcome the problem. Otherwise access is fast.
Restaurants... there are a large number of restaurants onsite. I can thorougly recommend "Yum!" - the noodle bar... possibly some of the best Thai food I've had. Ever.
Pool... another great advantage. The pool is on the 1st floor, is open until 10pm, is big and deep (deep end is 2.7m!!) and the water is warmed (to 28deg).
Concierge Desk... very well done. Great advice and booking service for tours, shopping, transport advice. Also, you can book tours and add them to your room bill.
Fantastic Locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top class traditional hotel in great locationfrom NICK
One of the oldest but still one of the bestfrom Iain00
The rooms are not the biggest for a 5 star hotel but don't let that detract from enjoying your stay at what i rate as still the best hotel in Dubai. Upgrade to the exec rooms and the view from the 10th floor breakfast bar are simply awesome.
Most leisure travellers will head for the beach hotels - but if they dont visit the hustle and bustle of Deira and the gold souks then they have missed the whole point of Dubai. Just walking along the creek and seeing all the dhows being loaded and unloaded is what this place is all about. After dark is when the creek comes to life. The hotel is only a 2 minute cab ride from the City Centre mall.
Restaurants at the Intercon are amazing. In fact there are so many that you dont need to leave the hotel to eat all week. The gym is large and a good array of exercise equipment to choose from.
Thoroughly enjoyablefrom cubit1
Just had a short holiday there last week (Oct'05) and couldn't fault it. Stayed in the Club level and the staff could not have been more helpful and pleasant.
No, it is not the newest, most modern 'marble palace' in town but it makes up for this with character, and plenty of it. Watching life go by on the Creek from your own balcony is a real plus.
I've tried other hotels in Dubai, but for the right balance of business/holiday the IC beats them all.
Top Local Tips for Dubai
meal deals man of the five star hotels do all you can eat special nights, they are well worth the money and can be found weekly on the timeout dubai website
Don't go to Dubai on a Friday Most shops/museums and everything else is closed on Friday except the shopping malls and restaurants. The museums do open for 2 hours in the afternoons, but not enough time to fit them im.
Ski Dubai and Wild Wadi Two great places to go with kids..for Ski Dubai remember to take your own gloves and hats as they're not provided and it's chilly in there! It's expensive and an hour is probably enough for most people as there are only two runs but good fun and a new experience to ski in the desert! For Wild Wadi - remember sun block and a sun shirt (rashie) if you have one - there isn't much shade when waiting for the rides..and take a towel - you can hire one there but you pay extra. It's another expensive day out - entry is 170 AED per person inc children over 8 years. Go early as it gets really busy and take drinks as there are long queues at the kiosks and it's also quite expensive. Finally - try to arrange transport from the waterpark back to your hotel - the queue for taxis is really long and taxis are infrequent at best.
Other names for Radisson Blu Hotel Deira Creek
- radisson sas dubai deira creek
- radisson dubai
- dubai radisson
- Address: Bani Yas St - Dubai - 476 - United Arab Emirates
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