Renaissance Dubai Hotel

, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Renaissance Dubai Hotel

5 star

Rooms: 281

Salahuddin P.O.Box 8668 - Dubai - 8668 - United Arab Emirates Hotel Website | | +97142625555
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The perfect 5 star
Submitted by: Sepehr in 07/09/08
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Iran
  • Traveller type: Family Traveller
The hotel is amazing and the staff were great. The harry's place club was very good. The pool and the club were great too.
It is a perfect 5 star.
Great Value and Excellent Staff
Submitted by: Malcolm in 22/04/06
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Qatar
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
We had a great stay, i was on a business trip and decided to take the family to take the family for a few days in Duabi. Great value we had booked a suite at amazing price, very spacious, i was able to work from the room and the kids had great fun by the huge pool. we had dinner in The Spice Island restaurant, the food was great and the quantity was amazing.. will definately go back.

Historical Traveller Reviews of Renaissance Dubai Hotel

Lived up to expectations

from Macbrayne
Very good in all respects. Particularly impressed by no fuss way very early check-in handled after a long overnight flight. Staff smiling and courteous. Most comfortable hotel bed ever.

Vert good place to stay

from wdalati
I stayed in this hotel for two nights in a club room. It was such a great experience that i recommend to everyone.
The hotel have the conference rooms in the ground floor, the lobby is in the upper floor, and six floors for rooms. The club is on the sixth floor.
The bed room is very well equipped and it contains everything you need to enjoy your stay. The matress and pillows are soo much relaxing. This is one of hotels i really enjoyed staying in. The bath room is spacy and fitted with a big tub. Amenities are complete, you don't need to pick up the phone and order anything.
The club lounge is small and it is fitting barely 6 tables, they would have considered having a bit bigger room as it get crowded in the happy hours and the breakfast. The happy hour is between 6:30 and 8:30. You can have snack and drinks as much as you want.
The swimming pool looks nice but didn't try it as it was raining the time i was there.
One the most important restaurants to visit is SPICE PLATINUM. A 7 in one cuisine where you can eat all your stomac can afford. cuisines are Chineses, Japanese, Mongolean, Italian, Indian, Thai, Mexican. Most of the food is live cooking. Rates for this restaurant are 140 AED for softdrinks and goes higer for other drinks. Personally i recommend the Mongolean section with Lobsters.

Realy enjoyed staying at the Renaissance

from fatfrog
Excellent Hotel near the Airport and city centre. The place to stay unless you want the beach which is about 40 minutes away by taxi depending on traffic. A short taxi ride to the Dowe Warf, Creek and the Soulks. The most friendly and helpful staff you could find. The restaurants are absolutley superb and reasonably priced. The Spice Island Restaurant is not to be missed even if you are not staying in this hotel. For about Eur35 equivelent you can enjoy the most exciting and varied buffet you could imagime with dishes from Mexico, Italy, Japan, China, Mongolia to name a few. Harrys Place is a Bar serving all drinks and a Bar food menu. We got a late booking deal on the internet so enjoyed superb value for money. There is just nothing more this Hotel could do for you. They go out of their way to be of every service they can. I highly reccomend the Renaissance. If it is a city Hotel you want look nowhere else. The is a Shopping Mall just across the street. However the big ones are Taxi ride away. Taxis are always available at the hotel, they are clean, in very good condition, air consitioned in all cases and cheap.

Loved the Ipod Music in the Limo and the Mariott Rewards Loyalty program

from A TripAdvisor Member
We spent 3 nights at the Renaissance Dubai Hotel, the Service was fantastic, very cool and friendly staff...they took excellent care of our kids, the Kids had a great time. The Food was delicious, The Spice Island Restaurant is amazing (all you can eat and Drink) with live cooking, you can go for two days without eating after a meal in spice Island. The Pool great we spent a lot of time there and we even got a chance to go to the private beach they are associated with. great hotel will definately be going back on my next business trip to dubai ... dont forget to ask for your marriott rewards points.

Renaissance Hotel Dubai

from A TripAdvisor Member
Three nights 31 OCT-3 NOV during Ramadan. Excellent hotel with very friendly staff, room (Deluxe with king bed) quite ok, very clean, the hairdrier in the bathroom not very convenient (usual wall mounted hotel type), otherwise ok. Internet connection in the room for laptop (didn't use this time), Wi-Fi in the lobby, there are three PCs in the business centre on the lobby floor for the ones without laptop,
minimum charge 40Dhs for 30mnts. Nice buffet breakfast for 72Dhs in the Spice Island restaurant, there is also Buffet dinner - good choice of different kitchens for Dhs156 including wine and basic liquers. It was quite full but we got a good table immediately as hotel residents. Hotel organizes transport to Marina Beach Club, costs 50Dhs per person, we got Mercedes with a driver who took us
there at 11am and brought back to hotel at 4pm, was quite ok except there beach was tiny and not very clean with some kind of docks next to it. A few shopping malls within a walking distance from the hotel, otherwise a short taxi drive to bigger ones. I asked a few things hotel staff in the lobby, like where to go for shopping etc. and found their answers proved to be very accurate and informative,
generally all the hotel staff we met were very nice and there is a good atmosphere. Airport transport is free (about 10 mnts drive). Would recommend this hotel to anybody who is not particularly looking for the beach kind of holidays (there is a swimming pool which
looks quite ok - didn't have time to use it)

Fond Memories of Renaissance Dubai Hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
Memories of Renaissance Dubai Hotel

It was early this year when we experienced the professionalism of highest order, during our stay with the majestic Renaissance Dubai Hotel between February 19–21, 2004. The occasion was the 3RD International Convention of So~Safe Water Technologies, which this grand hotel hosted for three days. Almost 50 delegates from around 26 countries enjoyed the luxuries and extra personal care which was accorded to them by the diligent and ever smiling staff of this reputed hotel. Being the Convention Director I was heavily entrusted to extend personalized care to these international delegates who were true business professionals and frequent travelers and at times these kind of people maintain certain egos, when it comes to timings, behaviors and handlings, but thanks to God my job was made lot more easier by the proficient and smart front office team, agile room service squad and cheerful restaurant staff, who I always found walking extra miles to serve this big group of ours.

I found myself short of words to thank the superb display of professionalism, Renaissance people extended to us and very specially I would like to register my gratitude to the ever helpful and ever smiling Sales Manager Mr. Jan Siddiqui and the extremely courteous Event Co-coordinator Ms. Marilou Domalaon, who despite of being in final days of her pregnancy, used to run down to our venues, just to ensure that happenings are smooth and logistics are in order. Being a professional event manager I have had many experiences with hotels in more than 15 countries, but I can very safely state that this kind of generosity still remains to be matched. I am certain that any hotel or service industry for that matter could take due pride in engaging such a bunch of talented individuals and be proud of the philosophy which prevails in Renaissance Dubai Hotel.

Salman A. Siddiqui
Convention Director-2004

Builders in

from Sue
Just come back from 5 days at the Renaissance.
Dissappointed that two of the main restaurants were closed for alterations ( due back mid December )
A suite was booked which turned out to be just two standard rooms back to back with an interconnecting door.
Staff in the private club lounge were less than attentive, we chose to use the main Sails restaurant where the food was more varied and warmer.
I class this as a business hotel for the short stay, its under the flight path from the airport, but this was only noticeable when at the pool.
Not up to the standards of the Jumeirah Beach Hotels or the other business hotels on Sheik Zaid Rd.


from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at The Renaissance in July 2003 and had a wonderful time. We were passing through for only 24 hours and a really helpful guy called Keith in Customer Relations at the airport gave us a seat and a coffee and found us this great place for the night.

The pool is lovely and the hotel is beautiful. Its all air conditioned, but not to that uncomfortable freezing point I have previously found in hotels. The snack bar/pub is great and I had one of the nicest Ceaser Salads there!

We are back in Dubai soon staying at the Fairmont, but only due to it being closer to the beach and the R being full.

You can safely book this hotel - no noise, nice food, clean and friendly. Complimentary pick up and drop off at the airport. More of a town hotel than beach but beware of the beach as I hear it is a construction zone in some places!!!

very nice spice isalnd

from A TripAdvisor Member
stayed here for 8 nights loved great service try out the spice island for meals it was brill

Excellent service, good hotel

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the Renaissance Hotel in Dubai for three nights. I thought the service excellent in all respects and the propert was pretty good too.

As with most hotels in Dubai I was given a complimentary transfer from the airport. A member of staff met me even before I had gone through passport control and greeted me. He then took me to the hotel's airport desk where I was given a bottle of ice cold water - just what I needed. The staff told me that unfortunatly the transport for my transfer was delayed and so they would arrange a taxi for me which the hotel would pay for.

I stayed in on the Club floor which meant I had access to the CLub Lounge. The lounge itself was small but the staff were friendly and attentive. The breakfasts were ok but not great - but the snacks in the evening time were excellent including sample dishes from the Asian themed restarant in the hotel.

I am not sure if my room on the club floor was different to a standard but it was excellently furnished and ample size. Cleaning was always to a perfect standard and the bathroom was outstanding in size and facility.

The pool area is up on the fourth floor and is ample size but is looking a little tatty with green decking. I didn't see the fitness rooms.

The rest of the hotel was nicely decorated but the architecture is looking a little bit like 80s idea of futurism...not necesarily a bad thing.

Of course the location of the hotel is no where near the beach but then it doesn't pretend to be a holiday hotel. It is a city centre business hotel and it does it very well.

Of course the standard of hotel in Dubai is generally excellent anyway so I would have liked to have been able to compare the Renaissance with some others -- notably its sister hotel, the JW Marriott opposite -- but nontheless my stay there was very pleasent and I would certain recommend it.

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Taxis Only use metered taxis. When leaving the airport many people will approach you saying "Taxi, taxi" but their cars are not metered and they can charge whatever they like. Ignore them and walk straight past to the large taxi rank where plenty of metered cabs are waiting. Beware of hotel door staff trying to put you in non-metered taxis as well. Taxis in Dubai are quite cheap although a journey from the airport carries a small surcharge. Almost all taxi drivers speak English although not all of them know Dubai as well as they should! Also remember to carry enough change - most drivers cannot change a 100 dirham note so be sure to have plenty of 10 and 20 dirham notes with you.

Desert Safari Rented 2 Hummers and took the desert Safari our last night in Dubai. Don't miss it. A MUST DO!

Taxi Meter Make sure when you jump into your taxi after flagging it down, it has a meter. We made the mistake of flagging down a taxi in the Gold Souk. We didn't notice that it didn't have a visible meter, although we have since been told that all registered taxis by law should all have a meter. We made the journey to Batuta Shopping mall, which is quite a distance but should only cost us no more than 70-80 dhs. Without the meter the taxi driver demanded a flat rate of 100dhs, but without a meter we weren't in any position to argue with him. Even though, this may only be a few pounds extra, this is how cowboy taxi drivers take advantage of us foreigners.


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  • Address: Salahuddin P.O.Box 8668 - Dubai - 8668 - United Arab Emirates
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