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Shalimar Park Hotel
Ranked #525 of 554 Hotels in Dubai
Reviewed 18 February 2011

Awful, I should have listened to other reviews.cockroaches in room, dirty rooms, dirty bed sheets, dirty old men at service counter.

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8  Thank Jhuss
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Reviewed 10 February 2011

There is a place for unvarnished, unsophisticated hotels in this world – especially in a place like Dubai, where "budget" isn't part of the vocabulary, but the Shalimar Park was offering facilities and service that barely deserved the term "modest" yet had the temerity to charge nearly $300 via the internet for a night – despite the board suggesting prices a quarter of that figure.

This was, of course, conference and shopping festival season in Dubai, and every room in the entire Emirate was booked, so for a little shakedown, the owners ratcheted up their prices to exploit the dearth of rooms.

If I was paying $50, I might not have complained. But I stayed in a $15-a-night B&B in Khan Khalili that had better rooms. The bed was like a snooker table, the air-con unit sounded like an outboard motor, they left second-hand flip-flops by the bathroom door, the nearby mosque speakers seemed to be pointed through the windows, and ordering a taxi meant being pointed to the street....

Overall, a horrible experience, made worse with the knowledge that I was being thoroughly ripped off.

Avoid.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled on business
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5  Thank lowfields
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Reviewed 10 June 2009

it was great, although the taxi driver could not find it at first. helpful staff, i had a very nice room and fair breakfast. Was fascinated at what $70 could get me. the bathroom was clean although the hot water did not last for long, and it was 10 degrees celsius in january.

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled solo
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4  Thank fortunedash
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Reviewed 2 February 2009

I stayed at Shalimar Park for one one for a stopover and found the place to be just fine. It was the cheapest I could book online at $65 and was very clean, with new furniture and helpful staff. I don't know Dubai well so I'm not sure how good it is in terms of location, but it is quite close to the airport (35 dirhams by taxi).
It was, however, quite noisy, especially as it is located right next to a mosque and you can hear the call to prayer as if you were inside the mosque!

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled solo
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4  Thank GeRuiXin
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Reviewed 24 October 2008

arrived at hotel @ 9pm 10/18 & was given a room on the 3rd floor. the view was another apartment building across the road with tenants clothes hanging on a line off the balcony. the bed is as hard as a rock, the shower stall was so small with a dirty shower curtain so it was better to bathe w/o it and let the bathroom flood out rather than have it touch my skin and the water in the face basin would back up as soon as you turned on the pipe. the only towel had yellow and brown stains on it and was so rough it could cut your skin. on top of that they gave me a room that was right next to the garbage room. to add insult to injury after putting out the sign that my room needed to be cleaned it wasnt (i stayed for 2 nights) and to add salt to the wound the hotel is situated right across from a mosque so every 1/2 hr on the hour the prayer music would play so loud it was disturbing and this would go on from 6 am until midnight. the hotel is in a really horrible area that is quite run down with a lot of people always loitering around. i definitely wouldnt recommend this hotel as the people at the reception desk are very rude and not helpful at all. to make matters worse when i was leaving the guy was so rude saying that their credit card machine wasnt working so i would have to pay cash. when i said i didnt enough cash and if so why didnt they put up a sign to let people know he just shrugged off my question and told me to go to a atm and pull money off. i told him absolutely not as that would be a cash advance and i was not going to do it. he then asked how much cash i had and when i said only $80 (the cost was 138.00) he said "let me try c/c machine" and lo and behold conveniently it worked. he had the nerve to add a $10 charge for service charge. i couldnt wait to get the hell out of there. TAKE MY ADVICE. DONT CARE IF IT IS A BUDGET HOTEL, SPEND THE EXTRA MONEY AND STAY SOMEWHERE MORE ACCOMMODATING, CLEAN, SMELL GOOD AND PEOPLE ARE FRIENDLY AND DONT FEEL LIKE THEY ARE DOING YOU A FAVOR AND NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND!!!

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled solo
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3  Thank rebelgrl
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Address: 43Rd Sikka | Al Murar, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai > The Creek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #525 of 554 Hotels in Dubai
Price Range: $38 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Shalimar Park Hotel 1*
Number of rooms: 15
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