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Hotel Crowne Plaza Deira Hotel 5 star
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The Crowne Plaza Deira, formerly The Renaissance (Marriott), is one of three hotels of the same chain in the city. It is a lively hotel with fairly good food outlets such as Spice Island, Sails, the Tiki Bar and Harry's. The rooms are on the small side and the decor is dated and dull. However the hotel does have one of the best roof-top pools in Dubai! The Crowne Plaza Deira is ideal for families due to the atmsophere, the pool and the food outlets. Not recommended for couples as it is not particularly luxurious or romantic.

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    Location 6.76 /10

    The Crowne Plaza Deira is more or less opposite the JW Marriott. There isn't too much happening in the immediate surroundings, but this is fairly true for most hotels in the city due to the way the city has been planned. The hotel is in the Deira area which is close to the creek, which is the original starting point of Dubai before its rapid development. A short drive from the airport.

    Accommodation 6.70 /10

    The hotel has 281 rooms and suites spread over six floors. The rooms are a small in comparison to most hotels in the city and the décor is dated and dull. Painted in pale pinks and mint green, the rooms are not the highlight of the hotel. Most rooms are light and bright although the views are nothing to rave about. All rooms have complimentary tea and coffee-making facilities, although finding somewhere to plug the kettle in can be a little tricky! The bathrooms are a little gaudy with golden bathroom fittings. There are own brand toiletries in all bathrooms. All bathrooms have bath tubs. The rooms have all the expected mod-cons, flat-screen televisions, iron/ironing board, mini-bar, hair dryer...

    Overview 7.70 /10

    The Crowne Plaza Deira doesn't have an array of porters in the drive to swamp you with welcomes, but the two staff members that are on duty are very friendly and helpful. The ground floor is the conference area, so guests must take the escalator up to the first floor which is where the reception is. For VIP guests there is a special check-in on the 6th floor accessed via the lifts to the left of the reception desks. The Club Lounge floor is on the 6th and is exclusively for in-house Club Lounge guests. The Club Lounge has recently been refurbished and it is a very pleasant area to spend time in. There is complimentary wireless internet access here. The pool, gym and massage rooms are on the rooftop.

    Food and drink 7.70 /10

    There are six food and beverage outlets at the hotel. The Spice Island restaurant, open for dinner, has a great selection of food from all over the world (Mexican to Indian, to Chinese!) - it is hard not to want to try everything! The restaurant is also pleasant and very lively in the evenings. Guests can even have excellent grilled lobster at the seafood station which is a definite highlight! The Sails restaurant is open for all meals (buffet) which is a calm and pleasant area. The hotel also has an English pub, Harry's Place and Cigar room (American style food open for lunch and dinner), the Tiki Bar (Polynesian, open for dinner). There is also a coffee shop serving cakes and snacks as well as Hero's Bar open by the pool.

    To know

    There is wireless internet access in public areas but is accessed via cable in rooms for which there is a fee. The hotel has a small gym and sauna and steam rooms. The hotel is a four star hotel. Guests can request the paper to be delivered daily. The hotel does boast one of the best rooftop pools in the city. It is large, deep, there is lots of space for deck chairs so it rarely feels crowded and sunbathing hours are maximised due to the good exposure.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Air conditioning
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna, hammam, keep fit, spa, wellness

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, water skiing, gym, beach volley, horse riding, golf, mountain bike, sailing, fitness, sports

    • Animals allowed
    • Ski zone
    • Whirlpool bath
    • Safe
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Solarium
    • Meeting room

    advantage

    • The stunning roof top pool - easily one of the best in the city.
    • A great selection of food at the Spice Island Restaurant (buffet).
    • Friendly service.

    disadvantages

    • The dated décor in the rooms and bathrooms.
    • Checking-in can take a while as there aren't always enough open reception desks.
    • No spa.

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