It was in the old part of the city and enjoyed close access to gold souq and spice souq. And just enjoying a fresh juice on the sidewalk watching people. Breakfast was very basic
Staff amazingly helpful and friendly in organizing tours for sightseeing. Location excellent for walking to gold and spice souks. Tasty breakfasts with much variety.
Location Cleanliness and smell
Location is great. To an extent the workings of the hotel carries an ambience from old traveller movies. SOME of the staff is quite helpful. Bathroom: - cochroaches - no hot water - exposed electrical wire on the wall of shower cabin!!! - no shower curtain Main room; - balcony opened to back yard, facing directly the nearby loud speaker of a mosque. Thus every morning around 5:30am a loud prayer would wake us up - no light switch near the beds - remnants of large killed bugs on walls - wifi sometimes works, sometimes doesn't - remote controls lack battery Other - worst breakfasts ever; the sausage they serve is not simply uneatable, but outright horrifying - beware that they take your passport upon arrival and want to keep it unless you pay the whole sum upfront. Also, the total they forced me to payfor the three day stay was 71aed more than displayed on my booking as "total". I had no choice but to agree in writing to that upfront (or leave in the middle of the night)
the people at the reception where very friendly No safety box although this was mentioned. The breakfast at the African Restaurant is terrible
The staff were helpful & friendly & were always on call especially with assistance with luggage, lifts were effecient & working. A good selection of breakfast, hot & well prepared. Hot water was quickly available in the bathroom. Suitable for two to three nights stay. Quite room. Stayed 3# nights. The tv in the room had to be operated manually remote not functioning. Bedside lights did not work. No windows in the room. Extract fan noisy. Entrance to hotel in side street for pedestrian access only, difficulty in moving heavy luggage to & from hotel to taxi area, Very busy road to cross.
convinience,friendly service, staff helpfull with shopping no tea facilities, having to pay for snakes in the room