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“New and fresh and close to Dubai mall”
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Vida Downtown
Ranked #62 of 556 Hotels in Dubai
Reviewed 5 April 2012

Perfect hotel. Stayed 2 nights in march and where very pleased. Service is very good, rooms clean and nicely decorated. On pictures it looks like there is only one open bathtub but there is also a separate shower. Breakfast is really nice, has everything you need. The pool is also good only drawback is that it is shaded parts of the day.
We walked to Dubai mall and that took about 10-15 minutes. Taxi is available outside the hotel at all time. The area is really nice and clean with, as always, some construction sites but they did not disturb us. Will come back!!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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JohnAritho, General Manager at Vida Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2012

Dear Guest - 'MarSau',

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.

We are very glad that Qamardeen and its proximity to Dubai Mall worked well for you.

I do hope that you will make Qamardeen your regular spot when in Dubai for leisure of business as the Hotel works for both travellers very well.

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John Aritho

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Reviewed 5 April 2012

This is a nice, peaceful hotel in a great location, only 5 minutes walk from Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain. The staff are very pleasant and friendly, and certainly make you feel welcome. Our Executive Suite was fantastic, incredibly spacious, spotlessly clean and well-equipped. The pool area is very inviting and never seems to get busy. Reception staff are brilliant, with nothing being too much trouble. I think the hotel is about 6 years old but it is so well-kept that you would never know. So, if you're sat here looking to book a great hotel in a great location with friendly staff, you've just found it.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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JohnAritho, General Manager at Vida Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2012

Dear Guest 'Ian C',

Thank you for your very accurate description of Qamardeen, the service and the facilities.

We are humbled by your opinion and we can only try and maintain the standards to ensure that every guest has a memorable stay at Qamardeen.

We do hope to see you when in Dubai again.

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John Aritho

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Reviewed 28 March 2012

We picked this hotel at random. It was the perfect choice for us. Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, and Dancing Fountain ( a must see ) all very close. Excellent facilities and very attentive staff. We ate at the "sister" hotel which was also excellent.Great stay and perfect ending to a six week tour of Oz.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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JohnAritho, General Manager at Vida Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2012

Dear 'NBabskebworth',

We should thank you for staying with us and sharing your experiences at Qamardeen as well as Al Manzil the sister Hotel.

We do hope that you shall stay with us when you are in town again.

The team do appreciate your comments.

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Reviewed 28 March 2012

Staff is friendly and helpful. Ecsa, the Italian restaurant is good.
Rooms are well equipped and swimming pool is clean. Might wanna opt for dine in in Ecsa because their room service is not quite upto the standard. We order only tea and coffee for us and few visiting friends and after waiting for about 1 hour in room it never came, so unfortunately we had to cancel the order as we also had other appointments. This was quite embarrassing as we invited few friends for in room drinks.

Stayed: March 2012
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JohnAritho, General Manager at Vida Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2012

Dear Guest,

We do thank you for your feedback on your stay but at the same time, we do apologize for the delay in getting the tea and coffee in your room in a timely manner.

I do hope that you shall use Qamardeen as your prefered residence when in Dubai next and I can assure you that we shall ensure speedy service to requests.

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Reviewed 28 March 2012

We stayed 3 nights prior to flying to SYdney. The hotel staff are extremely courteous and efficient. The facilities in the hotel are very good indeed. The rooms are very well appointed with sky tv and free wifi. The hotel has a nice restaurant with an Italian theme and the buffet style breakfast caters for all tastes. The hotel is located only 10 minutes from the Dubai Mall. The staff could not do enough for us and we appreciated that greatly. We will definitely stay again when we return to Dubai.

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JohnAritho, General Manager at Vida Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2012

Dear 'Barton',

Thank you for your comments.

We are very glad that the Hotel's location was paramount to your stay as well as the service and product offered.

We do hope to see you back in the near future at Qamardeen.

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Additional Information about Vida Downtown

Address: Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, The Old Town | Downtown Dubai, Dubai 114788, United Arab Emirates
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Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai > Downtown Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in Dubai
#26 Family Hotel in Dubai
#46 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#57 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
Price Range: $274 - $778 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vida Downtown 4*
Number of rooms: 156
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Vida Downtown (previously Qamardeen Hotel) takes shape as six floors of fresh, urban styling with bright, airy private and public spaces. Sitting in the Old Town precinct of Dubai just a short walk from Burj Khalifa, eclectic souks, The Dubai Mall and The Dubai Fountain, and a short drive from, The Dubai International Financial Centre, the airport and beaches. This is, literally, the place to be. Please note that all rooms are non-smoking. ... more   less 
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Qamardeen Hotel Dubai

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