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Old Apr 17th 2011, 9:51 am
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Fancy a trip to see what's changed since 2007.

Looking at expedia and there is a wide variety of hotels with a wide variety of prices. Can anyone recommend a decent but reasonably-priced hotel up the Marina end?

Cheers.
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Originally Posted by littlejimmy View Post
Fancy a trip to see what's changed since 2007.

Looking at expedia and there is a wide variety of hotels with a wide variety of prices. Can anyone recommend a decent but reasonably-priced hotel up the Marina end?

Cheers.
try The Media Rotana, The Millenium at Tecom. I am assuming you don't want a beach hotel?
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try The Media Rotana, The Millenium at Tecom. I am assuming you don't want a beach hotel?
Thanks. Not too bothered about a beach. A licence and a good location (between WTC and Marina) would be good. Crowne Plaza on SZR looks OK and not too pricey.
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I believe there are some good Korean restaurants.
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I believe there are some good Korean restaurants.
Good AND Korean? Give over!
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Originally Posted by littlejimmy View Post
Thanks. Not too bothered about a beach. A licence and a good location (between WTC and Marina) would be good. Crowne Plaza on SZR looks OK and not too pricey.
Stayed at Crowne Plaza Festival City and was lush, but heard less favourable reports on the one on SZR
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Whatever you do, please don't swear at your chamber maid.
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Thanks. Not too bothered about a beach. A licence and a good location (between WTC and Marina) would be good. Crowne Plaza on SZR looks OK and not too pricey.
that's cos it is a nightmare to get in and out of, try the Media Rotana it is more Springs end, you will know where it is
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that's cos it is a nightmare to get in and out of, try the Media Rotana it is more Springs end, you will know where it is
Read some reviews and more than one person said they don't honour the price you pay for online booking...
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Read some reviews and more than one person said they don't honour the price you pay for online booking...
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Whatever you do, please don't swear at your chamber maid.
Is that what the guy at the Burj did?
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Is that what the guy at the Burj did?
Allegedly, although some in the UAE press are suggesting that he tried to throw her out of his sixth floor apartment.
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mmm
And the Millennium you mentioned, is that the Grand Millennium in Barsha?
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And the Millennium you mentioned, is that the Grand Millennium in Barsha?
yes, that will do you nicely
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yes, that will do you nicely
Holiday Inn has a sign offering rooms for 209 Dhms!
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