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Dubai International Hotel
Ranked #2 of 292 Speciality Lodging in Dubai
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Pennington, New Jersey
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441 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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“Great Layover Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2012

We were traveling to the Seychelles and had a 6 hour layover in Dubai. We considered utilizing a lounge, but our Travel Agent suggested the Dubai International Hotel at the airport. We are so glad for this suggestion. This hotel provides great value. My wife was initially not sure if it was necessary. However, after the 14 hour flight from New York to Dubai, she was very grateful for this hotel reservation.

Upon our arrival, we were met by a hotel representative and escorted through a special security area and then checked in; we even exchanged dollars for dirham and were then escorted to our room--all within 15 minutes. We were not required to go through customs or immigration since we were not leaving the secure area of the airport.

The rooms are comfortable and the bathrooms provide everything you need to prepare for the next leg of your journey: mouthwash, toothbrush, toothpaste, combs, shaving kits, robes, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, lotions, etc.

Remember, you will not have access to your checked luggage, just the carry on. This is actually a great convenience; a couple of items we did not need to think about. When we checked out we only had a short 10 minute walk to our gate from the hotel. We did not have to go through any additional security, customs or immigration.

Depending on how long your lay over is, there are a number of restaurants which are an easy walk from the hotel.

We very much enjoyed this hotel and look forward to using this hotel as a lay over during a planned trip to Morocco in 2013.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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dcahotel, Manager at Dubai International Hotel, responded to this review, 25 April 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay with us at the Dubai International Hotel.

We are delighted to hear that you and your family had an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you for your lovely comments and we look forward to welcoming you again to the Dubai International Hotel.

Kind Regards,

Sanil Kumar
Manager - Customer Care
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

So convenient with easy check-in for the exhausted traveller. Very comfortable with good space to get some work done if needed. The wide range of restaurants available in the terminal is a bonus. Expensive but worth it.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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dcahotel, Manager at Dubai International Hotel, responded to this review, 19 March 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay with us at the Dubai International Hotel.

We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you again to the Dubai International Hotel.

Kind Regards,

Sanil Kumar
Manager - Customer Care
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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

Had to take a shower before a 16 hour flight. Booked in at the Executive rooms in the hotel for $90 per hour. Worth the price.

All the luxury you can think of when you in need of a pamper.

Staff are very competent

  • Stayed March 2012
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dcahotel, Manager at Dubai International Hotel, responded to this review, 27 March 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay with us at the Dubai International Hotel.

We are delighted to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you again to the Dubai International Hotel.

Kind Regards,

Sanil Kumar
Manager - Customer Care
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

i stayed in the hotel for 6 hours. There is an option to stay in this hotel and pay per hour rate. However, the rate is quite expensive compared to overall rate and what you get.
The rooms are very spacious and comfortable with all amenities you might require during a layover.
Service is good but a bit too slow. i had to wait for 15 minutes at reception while only 4 people were waiting at reception while i arrived.

Strangly how the evaluation forms are filled. I was just asked by the receptionist to write down my name on an empty satisfaction card - that's something VERY bad...

Anyway, it seems to be the only option at Dubai Airport so if you want to relax for a bit - definitely you will get a nice sleep there.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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dcahotel, Manager at Dubai International Hotel, responded to this review, 17 March 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay with us at the Dubai International Hotel.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing to stay at the Dubai International Hotel. We value guest feedback and very much concerned about the comments. I would appreciate if you can forward stay details to guestcare@dih-dca.com to investigate and ensure corrective action.

Kind Regards,

Sanil Kumar
Manager - Customer Care
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London
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2012

Incredibly convenient, as it is inside the terminal, and minutes away from many gates; for example, it was only 10 minutes walk to my gate. In addition, you only pay by the hour. I had 5 hours between flights, so I booked the hotel for 4.

It would have been worth every penny, as the bed was very comfortable and the shower great. The only problem was that a pipe burst and the ceiling started dripping 1 hour before I was due to wake up; I was therefore deprived one hour's sleep, for which I was offered a 10% discount. I pointed out to them that since I lost 25% of my sleep the discount should have been 25%. In the end they accepted my argument, but not before putting up a fight, hence the 3 stars.

Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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dcahotel, Manager at Dubai International Hotel, responded to this review, 15 March 2012
Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay with us at the Dubai International Hotel.
We sincerely apologies for the inconvenience caused following a recent stay at Dubai International Hotel. We do experienced water overflow on that day as one of the guest forgot to close shower in the room causing water leaking to nearby rooms and underneath floors. sometimes we discount heavily on room rate but it requires approval from Management and reception staff doesn’t have the authority to do higher discounts. I hope you understand the situation and kindly send your feedback to Guestcare@dih-dca.com. We look forward to welcoming you again to the Dubai International Hotel.

Kind Regards,

Sanil Kumar
Manager - Customer Care
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Additional Information about Dubai International Hotel

Property: Dubai International Hotel
Address: Dubai Airport | Concourse A, B & C of Terminal 3, Dubai 35566, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 292 Speciality Lodging in Dubai
Price range (per night): $230 - $333
Hotel Class:5 star — Dubai International Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 530
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