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Vida Downtown
Ranked #61 of 554 Hotels in Dubai
Reviewed 10 February 2012

Changed my reservation for this trip as my last stay was good. Sadly this time I paid more as there was a conference, and was stuck in a bad room next to AC units and overlooking building site. Disappointed also that they've stopped sieving a beer in the upstairs lounge, I don't want to sit in the restaurant to have a beer

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1  Thank Fulhamrob
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Reviewed 30 January 2012

Hotel personnel was courteous and friendly, room clean, swimming pool was cleansed every morning, 10 minutes walking distance to Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall. The only thing which harassed us was the noise from the building site nearby. General impression was very good and we can recommend the hotel also to our friends.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Finntraveller69
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Reviewed 29 January 2012

Disappointed by this hotel. The room had bad acoustics, my room faced the road and you can hear the traffic well. . Further the room has airco however no heating system. Last week was cold and I couldn't get the room above 20°C, which wasn't comfortable for working. Good location near to Dubai Mall.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank Pascalehall
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

The hotel is situated in a walking distance from Dubai Mall (wolrd's biggest mall) and Burj Khalifa (world's highest building), between which there is a free water fountain show (unbelievably beautiful) every evening from 7 pm onwards every half hour. Hotel was new, service good and food great. One pretty pool with a steep end and a shallow end. Rooms cleaned every day, free water bottles every day, english newspaper delivered to room door every day. Very peaceful and quiet even though construction sites nearby.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Familyholiday189929
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Reviewed 21 January 2012

On the downside, I booked this hotel thinking that it is in 'old town' while in fact it is in a boutique area that has an old town facade in terms of building styes etc. The real throb and gristle is some distance away. That said this was a great value hotel: nice light rooms, high standard of cleanliness and housekeeping, great breakfast. Above all else though, and most important of all, this hotel clearly looks after its staff. Everyone I spoke to was warm, polite and genuine. This goes far in a place as 'corporate' and 'glamorous' as Dubai. Qamardeen was a home from home and I recommend this hotel to anyone who wants the perfect balance of luxury, friendliness and comfort. Ten out of ten for my stay.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 January 2012

Modern, comfortable, clean, courteous and professional service, great location for walking around downtown, child friendly, good morning buffet and room service.... and for Dubai not very expensive.

What can I say more we really enjoyed our stay here and will be back.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

We chose the Qarmadeen Hotel primarily due to its proximity to the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall and we were very happy with our choice.

It is only a 10 minute walk to the Burj and Mall and the hotel is kept very nicely indeed. We had a room on the ground floor near the business centre (free internet) and it was very spacious, immaculately clean and furnished to the latest standards.

We would highly recommend the Qarmadeen to anyone wishing to be in walking distance to this particular area of Dubai.

PS. Instead of paying AED 100 per person for a trip to the observation platform on level 124 of the Burj, we paid AED120 per person and had "High Lunch" at At.mosphere Restaurant and Lounge on Level 122 of the Burj. Check their webpage or facebook page for more details.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Vida Downtown

Address: Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, The Old Town | Downtown Dubai, Dubai 114788, United Arab Emirates
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Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai > Downtown Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Dubai
#26 Family Hotel in Dubai
#46 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#56 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
Price Range: $209 - $720 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vida Downtown 4*
Number of rooms: 156
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vida Downtown (previously Qamardeen Hotel) takes shape as six floors of fresh, urban styling with bright, airy private and public spaces. Sitting in the Old Town precinct of Dubai just a short walk from Burj Khalifa, eclectic souks, The Dubai Mall and The Dubai Fountain, and a short drive from, The Dubai International Financial Centre, the airport and beaches. This is, literally, the place to be. Please note that all rooms are non-smoking. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Qamardeen Hotel Dubai

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