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Golden Sands Hotel Apartments
Ranked #206 of 561 Hotels in Dubai
Reviewed 24 July 2007

Have stayed here over Christmas for the past no of years.GS3 is the one we always stay in .It is great value for money and has everything you need including large fridge,clean rooms and good food in the cafe and very nice door staff.Everything you need is near by including the delicious Thai Terrace which serves the best thai food outside Thailand....its across the main road from Spinneys.....and a quick hop on the bus to Bur Dubai bus station where Carrefour is,which is the biggest hypermarket I have ever seen, where you can buy anything from a needle to a plasma TV at the best price.The only drawback is the beach "mini" bus.It can get full very quickly and its a "everyone for themselves" when the doors open and if you dont get on you have to take a taxi to the beach.We have no complaints with this hotel...and as arnie said...."I will be back"...

  • Stayed: December 2006, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 July 2007

we (me, my wife & 2 kids aged 9 & 6) stayed in the hotel for the 2nd time in a two room suite. This time we stayed at Golden Sands 3 and not 5. The 2 buildings neighbour each other and share a pool, restaurant and car park.

We used the level 1 pool (another on teh roof og GS 5) and had room service and ate at the restaurant - all very good in quality and price.

The rooms are nicely sized, with clean bedding and bathrooms (we had 2), a kitchenette complete, wiuth oven, fridge freezer, washer dryer and sink with Cooker hood!

Our room had a sofa, coffee table, dinning table and TV and still plenty of rrom.

the hotel is easy to find and well located just outside th hustle & bustle of bur duabi, but within walking distance of the major eateries and shopping areas of Bur Dubai. The reception and all the hotel staff are very helpful - we only tipped at the end except the waiters and porters.

the local supermarket :
opposite the buidling 5 entrance or go through the car park towards with GS 3 behind you. Take at left by the car park entrance and on the opposite side of the road slightly to your right a 24 HR store and decent restaurant. Both deliver your food/purchases rght up to your room.

Trips to go on: desert safari, dhow cruise and wild wadi. The city tour was quite good and you get to see a lot of the sites with a break at Jumeriah Beach and the jewelary quarter and museum.

Have fun go, but be careful of the sun it's a scorcher. Wear a hat, drink pleanty of fluids and clothe modestly away from the beach/ beach hotels.

  • Stayed: July 2006, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 June 2007

i really advise if you are going to dubai, to stay in an apartment rather than a hotel, the reason is that it is so hot in dubai, that when you come back to where you are staying its so nice to have a large fridge, a washing machine , gas cooker and essentails like cutliary,glasses, and kettle.
especially if you have kids.

this apartment was fine for the stay, it was great to buy your own drinks and water and keep in the large fridge, and wash your clothes everyday, (as you cant wear the same clothes twice)
the spinneys store and burjman is not really walking distance,especially in the heat,( we stayed at GS3)

there were slight hiccups, as there was no cold water in the bathroom taps, and the light didnt work in the bathroom, but hey we didnt complain, couldnt be bothered!

there is free airport transfers and free bus to the beach which was handy, but its every 2 hours.

  • Stayed: June 2007, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 June 2007

We stayed at the Golden Sands 3, for two nights. Arrived early morning ( did not know about the free transfer bus) and our room was ready. Upgraded for free to a one bed ensuite - fantastic, spacious, clean, aircon. Helpful, efficient staff. Two small pools available. Cafe serving breakfast, lunch etc. Taxis easy to get outside. We walked to the Ramada (10 mins away) for the pub inside and the Bur Juman shopping centre where we took the city tour bus. Dubai is much bigger than we expected with an enormous amount of construction which appears to leave a grey dusty cloud hanging over the city. It was good to feel warm in the evening walking about. We took a taxi to Bar 44 at the Grosvenor House Hotel for cocktails, this took about 25 mins in clear traffic. We liked Dubai and would return. Not being fond of hotels we would be happy to self cater at the Golden Sands, we certainly did not think it was of poor quality and we too have travelled extensively. Perhaps we were lucky.

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2007

Excellent place to crash out whilst you explore Dubai. I stayed here with my family between May 24 & June 1 this year. Room cleaned and dishes washed each day and much more !!!! Centrally located which is quiet handy. In the foyer area you can book the safari or hire a car and much more. Friendly staff especially the chaps on the door...big thank you to them !!!!
Obviously it's not a 5 star but it's still a decent place to crash out as that is all one should be doing whilst you explore Dubai during the day and into the night !
Just one slight criticism about the complementary airport transfer service....we couldnot find the bus outside the airport on arrival as it was parked well away from the main collection point...we nearly missed it and only just got there with the help of a local. Also the hotel willnot book a seat to take you back to the airport...it's a first come first served basis...i ended up stopping in the foyer for 2 hours to ensure we got a seat and all our luggage aswell, with 8 of us you can imagine there was quiet a bit !!!

Stayed: May 2007
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Address: Al Mankhool Rd | Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#44 Best Value Hotel in Dubai
Price Range: $60 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Sands Hotel Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 750
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