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Golden Sands Hotel Apartments
Ranked #209 of 544 Hotels in Dubai
Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews
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“Great place to stay!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

We stayed here during October 2011. The service was good, the hotel is clean and neat rooms.
Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2012

We stayed at Golden Sands 5 mid March to April due to my husband having business in Dubai. GS5 has its good and its bad. It's convenient to shopping, a nice park nearby if you have children or just want someplace nice to take a walk, good room service and washer machines in the rooms. When I first walked into our room I thought it was very nice, clean and spacious. Immediately I began checking things out to make sure they worked. The dvd player did not, which was not a problem, but as I was trying fix it I found a bottle of prescription Nitroglycerin on the floor next to the tv console. We had our one year old daughter with us, so of course I was very upset. Housekeeping had done a poor job of preparing this room. They are also very slow, my card sat on the door one day for 6 hours and no one came and cleaned our room. Then we had a leak in our bathroom the entire 2 week stay. This is very noisy area at night, so if you want to sleep, don't stay here. I don't think that I will return to GS5 in the future.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

Thought I'd better get round to putting our review up from last year...
Email them first & they will tell you which apt you are being put in, this will make it easier for the taxi to find the right hotel.
We were in 3 so can only comment on this one.
Rooms were cleaned daily & as advertised in the book,reception spoke very good English & were helpful when asked a question.
Take an ethernet cable if you are taking a laptop, reception will provide one but they tend to be quite short.
Breakfasts were fine with lots of choice & nice coffee/tea, we were usually early & it wasn't busy at this time can't comment on how busy it gets later in the morning.
Using the pool involves timing it with the sun, it tends to get quite a bit of shade from other hotels, as in most things it's all about timing.
Make sure the aircon works OK because you will need it at night,any problems report it straight away to reception.
Don't use the taxi outside the hotel, they are nicer cars but you pay a premium. The many taxis that drive up & down the streets are OK & cheaper.

The metro is the way to go in getting around Dubai, the main station is in the centre of a junction probably a mile away,this can seem a lot further in the heat of the day :-)
The nearest stop is quite near to the hotel,straight opposite reception up the side streets & you will come to the main drag,to the right you will see the station above the road, it looks very futuristic. I would start off with the main station where you get your travel card which you can top up as you use it.
Using the Metro will get you to the malls very quickly & in aircon too.The Dubai Mall will involve a short bus journey from the terminal to the mall, same card can be used on this trip too.
This mall also has the entrance to the Burj Khalifa.
Do go see the fountains at the bottom of the Khalifa at night.

Overall a very good trip,well it was our honeymoon...

Keith.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

i stayed at GS5. there are about 10 buildings and even experienced taxi drivers get confused which is which. on the google map it does not show the exact place. there is free wifi in the lobby and in the rrom, you have to ask for the cable which they promptly supplied and free internet access was available.
rooms are quite large even for a family (i was on my own). tea coffee making facility and microwave and cutlery are provided. large king size bed and neat covers. changed daily. quiet surroundings and ensures quality sleep. for me breakfast was not included so cannot comment, i ate outside. the hotel is tucked in from the main busy streets. quite good budget hotel for a family.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Mahe Island, Seychelles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

I had a short stay in golden sands 5 i stayed in the studio. Arrived there in the late afternoon coming in from the outside you wouldn't think much of the place but its a quite place friendly staff very caring, check-in went smoothly. Getting in my room just by opening the door i could tell that i was going to have a nice stay. Clean room kitchen at the entrance nice big bed but a bit hard clean bathroom. The whole hotel has free high speed internet which is a plus for me. I didn't get a chance to try the in room service nor the in-house restaurant. Outside not far on the right hand side there's a little groceries store like 20 meters away. You get complementary water and tea/coffee. All in all a very nice place and it surpassed my expectation and will definitely stay longer next time i'm in dubai.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Golden Sands Hotel Apartments

Property: Golden Sands Hotel Apartments
Address: Al Mankhool Rd | 15a Street, 8; 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:
#47 Best Value Hotel in Dubai
Price range (per night): $74 - $189
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Sands Hotel Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 750
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