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“Basic hotel in very ordinary area.”
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Al Sharq Hotel
Ranked #55 of 79 Hotels in Sharjah
Bowral, New South Wales, Australia
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“Basic hotel in very ordinary area.”
Reviewed 13 January 2007

Stayed in the hotel for an overnight break en route to Europe from Australia. Thought we were in for problems when the customs officer at Dubai Airport had never heard of the hotel. Had to arrange (and pay for!) transfer from the Airport to the hotel and return the following morning.
Reasonable check in, but a fairly ordinary room that looked very tired and shabby. The area does not live up to the hotel's description of it, as it is dirty and dusty, with the supposed park that is opposite being mainly bare dirt with a couple of sad looking trees. My wife and daughter weren't game to go out of the hotel because they didn't feel safe, and the very early morning call to prayer through nearby loud speakers doesn't help tired travellers.
Food in the restaurant was OK but very basic, and don't expect to have a drink at the bar after a long day of travel, you won't get alcohol at the hotel or in the surrounding area

  • Liked — Somewhere to sleep
  • Disliked — The surrounding areas.
  • Tips/Secrets — Use taxis to get around, petrol is cheap so the taxis are too.
  • Stayed May 2006, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 September 2005

This is a nice hotel though in a dirty environment.
Nice Egyptian receptionist on night duty but nasty Indian receptionist on day time duty.
I forgot some things in the Hotel lobby in my hurry and called the hotel later to tell them the items and te exact location where i left the items but they said they could not find anything. i know that is a lie.
This makes me wonder if I can ever stay in this hotel again.
I want to stay where my things are safe and I am treated with respect as obtains in some other hotels i have stayed in Dubai

  • Stayed August 2005, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 June 2005

Went to this hotel on the off chance as I booked through Expedia and was so impressed, not only with the hotel but UAE in general that I went back six weeks later for another week. The location is fantastic with it overlooking the market in Al Rolla Square - what a great place to people watch. I thought it was better than being in Dubai itself as it is half the price and not so pretentious. There is plenty to do. The Blue (or Central) Souk is a must for those wanting to buy jewellery or clothes. Go with an empty suitcase and fill it to come home.

There is a lovely restaurant next door called the Najaf. It looks pretty basic, which a lot of the restaurants do but don't be put off. If there are ladies in the party then you will need to eat upstairs. The service is friendly and the food appetising and full of flavour. Experiment - you won't be disappointed - I can highly recommend the vegetable curry or the Najaf Mix.

To be honest, I can't really say anything bad. I shall certainly be going back next January for the Dubai Shopping Festival (mid January to mid February) and will again stay at the Al Sharq, availability permitting.

  • Stayed December 2004
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Reviewed 10 May 2005

This hotel was ok, the service was good, only down fall was that the hotel did not provide a courtsey shuttle bus to Dubai, as stated in the hotel website.

The people were friendly and helpful, the shopping was cheaper than Dubai and I would definatly go there agian, but stay in Dubai.

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Additional Information about Al Sharq Hotel

Property: Al Sharq Hotel
Address: Al Arouba St, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Sharjah > Sharjah
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 79 Hotels in Sharjah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Al Sharq Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated at the heart of the city, Al Sharq is one of Sharjah's leading First class hotel renowned for its Services. The hotel is Ideal for Business and Leisure travelers alike. The perfect location for your stay. It is situated just in front of Rolla garden, opposite to the main shopping centers, and surrounded by government departments and close to the Corniche. ... more   less 
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