A reasonable hotel, but by no means perfect...
I'll write this review chronologically from start to finish. I came to the UAE for the weekend to run a Spartan race.
The parking situation is a little awkward, with a few small paid lots across the street which is a major thoroughfare. The hotel does have its own parking garage, but it doesn't disclose that the entrance to that is in the back.
The check-in was smooth, with a welcome glass of juice. I was upgraded to a suite room, but this was likely due to my Diamond status with Best Western. Still nice, though. The room was large and spacious, with the living room TV situation with a couch and chairs, and decent programming. WiFi is also decent, but not spectacular. The master bed had fresh clean linens and was easy to sleep in.
The bathroom is spacious and reasonably decorated and although it included a rainfall shower, it didn't have a bathtub.
The spa on the roof is reasonably priced and the pool is beautiful with a nice view (The hotel is situated with a good view of the dhows and the river nearby)
The breakfast cost about 45 AED extra and is added separately. However, it is very well stocked with a variety of Western and ethnic foods, fruits, and salads. Unless you have an incredibly picky palate, you'll be able to fill yourself up well.
There is a good amount of stuff to checkout within walking distance of the hotel, although the major malls are a cab/car or bus ride away.
As for the checkout process, it's fairly smooth. However, this is where I have a problem. I accidentally left my laptop charger and adapter in my room. Although I know it's ultimately my responsibility, management made ZERO contact with me regarding the missing property. They have both my email address and phone number and no contact was made by management.
I do think the above is a minor blip on an otherwise decent stay. It is unfortunate that the former BW property in Deira is now a Ramada and this is the only Best Western in Dubai. Regardless, I would likely stay here again if I chance upon the UAE in the future. less