From start to finish, our experiance was excellent. Everyone was friendly and had a genuine want to serve and make you feel like a valued guest. Belated anniversary stay was booked. We were greeted with a room upgrade and an anniversary chocolate cake which was a nice touch. Book half board rate which was excellent value for money. Having stayed in Dubai last year at a 5 star property, Traders was by far better despite being only a 4 star. Breakfast was a good standard with enough choice to keep most guests happy. I made a suggestion about having maple syrup with the waffles and the next day there was maple syrup along side the chocolate and honey. Portion sizes for dinner was very generous. Beach was nice and very clean. Staff at the beach brought cold towels and bottles of cold water which was a nice touch. Water was quite murky due to being located on a sea inlet, however this was not too much of an issue. I would suggest wearing scuba shoes as the bottom was quite muddy. Also ensure you check your body as there are baby crabs which like to hitch hike. Half board menu was a bit restrictive and become quite monotonous after a few days. Kitchen staff were quite loud during dinner often having passionate discussions in other languages. Air-conditioning in the bedroom was right over the bed. If you slept furthest away, you would get too cold very easily. Even not he lowest setting, the fan was too strong which made if difficult to regulate the temperature properly. The pillows were far too soft for our taste which meant your head sank all the way through. Staff were very persistent continually asking when you wanted your room cleaned which is not nice when you are having a lazy morning or day. TBH I am nitpicking, but some points to consider for the management. Overall, we had a great time and highly recommend giving this property a try.
"Great for a business trip ! "
This is an amazing hotel for a business ! Hotel is clean Service is good ! A simple single nice restaurant ! A simple pool! A great beach access ! Price is unbelievable ! A very advisable place for business trips specially in that area!!!
"4 star hotel leaving little extra to desire"
I visited the hotel for a conference. The hotel exceeded my expectations with its overall quality and amenities and service and I would certainly recommend it for price/quality. Had some really good food too although its sister hotel next door, which is also Shangri-la chain but of a higher luxury class (5 star), does top it on the food aspect as well. Particularly the breakfast buffet at Traders nothing to write home about, but all-in-all a hotel leaving little extra to desire and worth every one of its 4 stars.
"Adequate Business Hotel"
Good location with easy access to downtown and to the industrial area. Has a decent buffet breakfast, rooms are clean and generally spacious. Has a beach with cordoned off swimming in the sea. No real bar except for a small coffee shop next to check-in, but the Shangri-la hotel is next door. Adequate for a short business trip, but staying there too long could be a struggle.
"GOOD WEEKEND RETREAT"
I have had mixed feelings about this hotel. Booked during this Eid holidays and i got a good offer. We were well received and check in was smooth. The room was clean and very spacious. But when we went to the swimming pool, we had a shock. It was very small and got crowded as more guests arrived. The pool bar too was nothing great. We later went to the beach, which was also small, but we still liked it. Not crowded over here. We booked the Traders club room, so we had access to the club lounge. They serve snacks and drinks between 6 to 8 which we enjoyed. But he club lounge is also small and gets crowded during this time. They also serve break fast which is quite simple unlike what they serve in the restaurant. But we were happy with this. Only one restaurant in the location with a decent menu and price. You need more choices, you can take a short boat ride from the hotel to the souq which has some good choices. Overall i would rate this place average and I had some lows and highs. The rooms and spacious and clean with good service. But the lack of a decent swimming pool, restaurant and Bar choices within the hotel is a drawback.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM