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- 98%Family Travelers
- 83%Local Culture
- 82%Budget Travelers
- 82%Business Travelers
- 67%History Buffs
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- Pearl ResidenceMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Jul 01, 2014
One thing I have to note about this hotel is the staff. They offered me a glass of water and a seat to cool down from the outside heat right away. It was very thoughtful of them. The rest of the hotel is not too much to brag about it. But I also can’t make too many complaints. I think guests with families that are on a budget would appreciate this hotel. It’s a 10-minute walk from the nearest metro station. The rooms are spacious and clean, but the couch and dining table are small in size. They’re also sparsely furnished and the colours are a little overbearing (red walls, red carpet). There is a kitchen so guests can cook some of their meals but there is no washing machine inside the room. Guests can also enjoy the rooftop pool and a gym. Both of these are small but well-kept and the gym has just been renovated. The Pearl Residence Hotel doesn’t really give anything for free, such as tea & coffee or wifi, but it’s all chargeable for a small rate. I found this hotel has positives and some shortcomings -- nothing that is major though.Recommended for:
- Pearl ResidenceMember ofLocal CultureAdventure TravelersFirst to ReviewMay 11, 2014
Besides the carnivorous elevator doors, the Pearl Residence, with its central location, 24 hour room service, gym AND rooftop pool is a good value for the medium range traveler in Dubai. Posh compared to the local youth hostel but not quite the Burj Al Arab,it feels like baby bear's bed in Goldilocks and the Three Bears - just right :-)Recommended for:
- Pearl ResidenceMember ofAdventure TravelersArt & Design LoversOct 15, 2013
Dubai is one of the worst cities I have ever been to for budget accommodation. Blame the oil money. The only youth hostel in town is far out and costs almost $60 (U.S.) a night and the budget hotels are usually even more than that. Pearl Residence is a fine budget option for Dubai, especially if you're with a couple of people or with a family. The hotel is within walking distance to the history museum and the older part of Dubai like the souks, but it's also close enough to the metro to get to the beach quickly. The public beaches are beautiful in Dubai and the budget hotels in this area often have shuttles and are close to public transportation. Internet deals on resorts can run as low as $80 a night for a room, and the budget hotels are usually cost about the same, so it's worth looking on the internet and booking ahead if you're interested in luxuries like airport pickup and attractive interiors.
If you're seriously on a budget and up for it, there's a really fun group of couchsurfing hosts in the city. No one is Emirate, but some of them grew up in Dubai and know the city well. It's a really international group (80% of the population of the city is from another country) and if you hang out with them (they meet an evening a week at a coffee shop in the Crown Plaza on Sheikh Zayed Road) or surf with them, you can learn a lot about the city.Recommended for:
- Pearl ResidenceJan 12, 2013
The Pearl Residence is one of the budget hotels in Dubai. Well budget in Dubai style. I suggest you to reserve your room online, if you intend to stay in a cheap place. What happened to me is that the prices that I looked up on the internet did not match the prices given to me at the receptions. I could not find an answer to this. Compared to other budget places, I did not like the Pearl Residence. It was not because of the room or the facilities. On the contrary the room was nice and the facilities were alright. But the staff was not as nice. I would not call them rude, but the genuine friendliness that I found in Dubai, lacked.
- Business Center
- Fitness Center
- Room Service
- Swimming Pool
- Data Ports
- TV In Room
- Hair Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Electronic Room Keys
- Clothing Iron
- Wake Up Service
- Coffee & Tea Maker
Mediocre353 reviews across the web.
- Guests think this is a family-friendly hotel.
- LocationNear to public transport, according to 100%.
- ServiceOnly 69% found the staff to be friendly enough.
- Hotel64% thought the cleanliness of the hotel was average.
- Hotel Building57% thought the facilities needed updating.
- PricePrice is tolerable.
- InternetInternet is poor.