Ratings based on 32 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.3 out of 5
75% of guests recommend
3.6 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by SG from Perth, Australia.

Nice apartment hotel in a great location.

Posted Jun 25, 2014
Pros: Close to shops, restaurants, supermarkets, KFC, McDonalds, hotel nightclubs, Al-Fahidi metro station (green line) only 5 mins walk away.
Cons: Allow guests in the rooms and put a safe in the rooms.
I booked the cheapest room (Executive Studio) and when I checked-in I couldn't believe how large the room was, it felt more like a 1 bedroom apartment rather than a studio. It was clean and had everything I needed apart from a safe. The Wi-Fi was only 50 AED for 4 days which is great value and the connection was fast and reliable. It doesn't have the polish of a 5-star hotel but for the price it's great value. Close to everything including a metro station. The only downside I had was that they don't allow guests in the rooms.
2 out of 5
by CC from Los Angeles, CA

Not a Sweet Rose

Posted Mar 23, 2014
Pros: The front desk and bell staff were nice guys. The hotel was located near some easy food options. A taxi was easy to catch even early in the morning.
Cons: Just want a booked room to be guaranteed - is that too much to ask?
Location: There is a Spinneys (supermarket), fast food (McD, KFC), and casual dining (Lebanese) eateries right around the corner.
I needed a hotel room for my family of 4 for an extended overnight layover. The only reason I booked at Desert Rose was that there weren't many hotels near the airport with 2 king beds in one suite. When we arrived, the front desk staff said the 2-bedroom rooms were all full (supposedly someone didn't check out on that day when they were supposed to leave). He was very apologetic and gave us 2 adjacent rooms with 1 king bed each. I wasn't happy about it, but I didn't want to try to find another hotel at the last minute. He tried to appease us by giving us free wifi and morning shuttle to the airport which was a nice gesture, but that didn't make up for the room problem. The rooms smelled like mildew and the bathrooms did not feel clean at all. There was a cockroach in the kitchenette in one of them. The "ding" from the elevator shaft was also very loud and kept my wife and me up for most of the night. To end our stay there, the shuttle to the airport was late, and we ended up just grabbing a taxi out front.
3 out of 5
by Shaddy from London, England

Hotel in Indian district

Posted Jan 2, 2014
The hotel was in a nice area, an Indian district close to the nice Asian bazaars and a short ride to the old souk and gold souk. The hotel had no information in the room about facilities all the local area and it generally seemed unloved, with grout coming off the tiles and mould on the chopping board. There was not enough crockery, only 4 cups, four plates, four goals etc, which in a self catering apartment is not really sufficient and we had to ask for a lot of the basics like a kettle etc. Hotel staff were friendly and the apartment was clean. The apartment was absolutely huge, and was the only room with three bathrooms (room number 315). The gym was really big and seem to well-equipped, there was a steam sauna and a dry sauna, and a small but deep swimming pool on the roof.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Bad Experience

Posted Nov 25, 2013 on Hotels.com
The bed felt like springs covered with a little clothm hurt all the time.I left the hotel 3 days early because it was so bad, the staff seemed very eager to please but then my mini HP computer dissapeared when they did the loading of my bags into the cab..................can I rate this place as a negative one on the number scale??Will not stay there again.P
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A.C. from Islamabad,Pakistan

Posted Oct 27, 2013
Pros: The price
Location: Great location,near metro
3 out of 5
by canadian from M

Dampy smell.

Posted Sep 21, 2013
Its in a very nice area but hotel needs major mold cleanup. Staff excellent.
4 out of 5
for Families
by Ali from Elstree, Hertfordshire, UK

Great Resting Break

Posted Jun 9, 2013
Pros: Clean ad near shops
Cons: None
Location: Location near Mina Bazaar good for shopping and near the little boats to take you to the city quicker than the Taxis and cheaper
The hotel was clean and well kept. Wish we did not have to pay for use of Wi-Fi for our laptop or tablet. A microwave would have been ideal in the room, and a shower curtain in the bath.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler


Posted May 17, 2013
1 out of 5
by Tress from Surrey

Wrong room booked

Posted Apr 16, 2013 on Hotels.com
When we arrived at the hotel we were told that they didn't have our 2 bedroom apartment as booked as they were having some issues and had put other people into different hotel. 5 of us ended up in a 1 bedroom apartment with extra beds put in the living room.. If we had known this we would have cancelled and booked somewhere else. The staff did try their best to accommodate us but it was a disappointing start to our holiday. We wouldn't go there again.
2 out of 5
by AL from Dubai

Close to Metro

Posted Apr 14, 2013 on Hotels.com
The room was not as good as I was expected. Initially, I have been told the Internet connection is complementary but when I check-out at 4:00 am the receptionist very dis-respectively keep asking I have to pay for the full amount of fees for Internet connection. He knew that I didn't want to miss my flight then I paid fully which didn't make me happy!