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Vida Downtown
Ranked #56 of 561 Hotels in Dubai
Reviewed 12 April 2012

We recently stayed at the Qamardeen Hotel and really liked the location. Loved being close to the fountains, Burj Khalifa and Dubai mall. The hotel was very clean. I knew what to expect about the bathroom so that was not a surprise to us. We did not have time to use the pool but the pool area looked very nice and refreshing.

  • 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 'Prussil',

Thank you for your concise feedback on your stay in Qamardeen.

We are only too glad that the Hotel was what you expected.

I do hope that you shall stay again in the future should you be in Dubai.

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John Aritho

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Reviewed 12 April 2012

being in Qamardeen means you are in the right spot to visit the marvellous surrounding area "Dubai Down town". Nice decorated hotel with perfect touch resembling Arabic Bedouin touch. The staff will warm welcoming you with tasty "Apple juice". I didn't like the smell of the room (seems smoking) even I have asked for non-smoking room. The sleep Quality was poor and you will not find King size bed.

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

Dear 'Q8_Oilman' - Guest,

Thank you for the wonderful pictures that you took of the Hotel - they are excellent and very well appreciated.

The vibrant colors, textures and artistic elements that characterise Qamardeen are so well reflected by these images!

We are only glad that you found the Hotel suitable and omfortable to your needs and we do hope that you will make this your abode when in Dubai.

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Reviewed 8 April 2012

Excellent hotel, little walk to Dubai mall, 5 10 min, but they do have shuttle
i recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: pic room down and direct access to swimming room http://www.flickr.com/photos/tayseerh/7043042611/
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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JohnAritho, General Manager at Vida Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2012

Dear 'Q8_Oilman' - Guest,

Thank you for the wonderful pictures that you took of the Hotel - they are excellent and very well appreciated.

The vibrant colors, textures and artistic elements that characterise Qamardeen are so well reflected by these images!

We are only glad that you found the Hotel suitable and omfortable to your needs and we do hope that you will make this your abode when in Dubai.

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John Aritho

General Manager

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Reviewed 5 April 2012

Great location close to the Burj and the fountains, very clean and the staff were polite and helpful, without exception. I was given a smoking room which was a bit smelly, but I hadn't specified non-smoking - it's probably a good idea to do this. I loved the small and shady pool, and the glass walls of the bathroom! (There are blinds and the loo is frosted glass!) I would happily return.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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JohnAritho, General Manager at Vida Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for getting the time to write your comments.

We have noted your comment on the smoke smell and I can asure you we are working to ensure that this is eleminated.

I do hope to see when you come this way again.

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John Aritho

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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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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
#25 Family Hotel in Dubai
#46 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#50 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
Price Range: €191 - €587 (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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