Thanks to my good friend, Gina, who hosted our stay last month in Dubai. We had a wonderful stay at Ramada Downtown Dubai Hotel and it was a perfect accommodation because it was closed to Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa. Our schedule for that weekend was a tour in Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building. We stayed in their 2-bedroom suite in 32nd floor and it gave us a stunning overlooking view of the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa. It has a balcony too but I didn’t have the courage to hangout there because I was feeling dizzy (and dreadful about the height).
(View from the living room)
Anyway, our room was remarkably nice – a master bedroom with spacious bathroom, a second room with the twin beds and a bathroom, a laundry room with washing machine and dryer, guest toilet, a kitchen with spacious fridge, microwave oven, bread toaster, induction cooktops, dishwasher, cutleries and plates, and basic cooking wares.
(Master’s Bedroom and Kitchen)
Not only that it has an amazing overlooking view, the room was very spacious too for family weekenders like us and there is a Spinney’s supermarket just few steps away from the hotel. As I mentioned in my previous post, having a nearby supermarket is always a plus point for me. Like for instance this time of stay, we ran out infant powder milk. Glad that the Spinney’s is just few steps away.
On the other hand, my mother and sister enjoyed their evening walking around because it has beautiful pathways surrounding the manmade lake and the bridges connecting to Dubai Mall.
Also, we have the opportunity to see again the fountain show in Dubai Mall but this time the view was better – it was overlooking. We just missed the music but the fountain show was amazingly beautiful from the top view.
Because of our hectic weekend schedule, we really didn’t have the chance to experience the level of their service except during our breakfast time in Orchid Restaurant in 2nd floor. We came at past 10am, not a very ideal time because they close at 10.30am.
After 20 minutes, the waitress came already to our table to notify that the buffet sections would be cleared in 5 minutes.
All in all the food was ok. The buffet selection was limited and the service was horrible. I mean the waiter and the hostess/waitress were actually very friendly and polite but it seemed the two staffs were not enough to accommodate the guests in their small restaurant.
We couldn’t find a clean table because all the available tables were not yet cleared though the guests had been gone already. At first, I thought we were not really served properly but then I realized that the guests behind us were also looking for a clean table to sit and dine.
The pool looks great from the top but again we didn’t visit their recreation area.
Overall, we really enjoyed our stay in Ramada Downtown Hotel in Dubai. The location is very ideal, just walking distance from Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa. The view is amazingly beautiful. It seems the poor service in the restaurant became insignificant as we truly had a wonderful stay in our hotel room.