I opted for Sheraton Deira Hotel Dubai located in Al Mateena Road. It just few 3-5 minutes drive from my mother-in-law’s home. Besides the hotel requires the lowest points to redeem a free night stay. I will write more next time on how to get free night stays.
In hotels – you really get what you pay for. Well, that’s what I learned for the last few years.
Parking. The hotel does not have a private parking area for the guests though there is a free valet parking for guests staying in the hotel. There is also plenty of paid parking areas at the back of the hotel.
Accessibility to transportation. Sheraton Deira Hotel Dubai is situated just beside the main road. There is a bus stop just few steps away from the hotel and taxis are easy to find.
Of course, you can always ask the concierge and they are more than happy to assist you.
Room amenities and facilities. We stayed in room 455. I believe it was their non-smoking floor because the sign was everywhere, almost in every door. There is really nothing fancy in the room.
You will notice that they upgraded some facility in the room like the TV screen, furniture and the bed but the rest are old.
Here few unpleasant things I discovered.
The old telephone unit beside the bed was very dusty, really dusty.
The door has a double lock and the top area of it was full of dust.
They have free tea and coffee in the room but the kettle was a slightly rusty – inside the kettle and on the edge of the mouth.
The hotel has basic room amenities – tea, coffee, shampoo, , conditioner, lotion, shower gel and soap. And, free 2 bottles of water.
Service. The receptionist who assisted me during check-in was very helpful and friendly. Actually, I found their staffs, in general, to be friendly, smiling and helpful.
Food & Beverage. Too lazy to go out again, we ordered room service for dinner. We ordered a Phad Thai and some Hammour. The food was good but it was slightly cold when delivered to our room.
Phad Thai & Hammour for dinner
I really haven’t explore the other facilities in the hotel. All I could say is that Sheraton Deira Hotel Dubai is an old property. So lower your bar of expectations in that aspect.
Corridor in the fourth floor
However, they really have great staffs – very friendly and helpful. Personally, I believe that it is the service that sets apart the hotel from those crappy ones mushrooming everywhere.
Yes, if there is opportunity, I will stay again in this hotel.