President Hotel

Sat on one edge of the bargain-heavy Karama markets, this 50-room, two-star hotel seems as happy to offer knock-down prices as the traders who have set up shop behind it Reviews

Sat on one edge of the bargain-heavy Karama markets, this 50-room, two-star hotel seems as happy to offer knock-down prices as the traders who have set up shop behind it. The dark and dimly lit hallways lead into similarly gloomy rooms, with views of surrounding buildings and the busy road out front.

The beds themselves are quite small, and the tiny bathrooms with their shampoo sachets are just enough to get by on. Staff are very friendly and helpful, although as there are so few of them, efficiency is notable by its absence and the guests, predominantly Indian and Gulf Coast families, seem to keep them teetering on the brink of a collective nervous breakdown.

Dirt-cheap and centrally located, the President is a fair choice, but you’re better off splashing out that bit more for the Jumeirah Rotana or, if you can live without a pool, opting for the Ibis.

By Time Out Dubai staff

Details

  • Location: Karama, Dubai
  • Tel: 04 334 6565
  • Travel: Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Street
  • No. of Rooms: 60
  • Hotel Rating: 2 star

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  • Room amenities: 
  • Mini bar, 
  • Television

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Posted by: suraj on 20 Jun ' 12 at 17:01
  • Best for: Honeymoons
  • Would you go back to this hotel? Yes

Posted by: Kumar Anoop on 20 Feb ' 12 at 21:28
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  • Best for: Business trips
  • Would you go back to this hotel? Yes

all over experience was good, stayed for six days, value for money, excellent service, good room, very well access to metro train which connects all major cities of Dubai. all over fantastic. Good Luck !!!

Posted by: John Abdo on 25 Nov ' 11 at 08:31
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  • Would you go back to this hotel? No

From the second I stepped into the hotel, I coldn't believe where I gotten myself into. The smell, the looks of it. I know Karama is quite run down, but you expect the hotel to have a better appearance, AND BETTER SERVICE.

I can clearly state this hotel as the worst i have EVER been in, even when comparing to hostiles in europe!!!

Posted by: mohammad nasir iqbal on 18 Aug ' 11 at 01:55
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  • Best for: Family holidays
  • Would you go back to this hotel? Yes

In 2010, i was there with my family including my parents. being my father on wheelchair, he had no problems but could do with one disable toilet. Good breakfast (could do bit more choices), staff were very smily and helpful. airport transfer facility was great. Close enough to train station and town. great value for money, definitely use again.

Posted by: noor sultan on 10 Dec ' 09 at 13:01
  • Would you go back to this hotel? Yes

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