Located within easy striking distance of Dubai’s airport, the Al Bustan Rotana has positioned itself as a predominantly business hotel. Not that it’s all work and no play – far from it: the Al Bustan offers a vast amount of leisure facilities for when the ties are loosened, including a spacious swimming pool, a popular nightclub and a well equipped, if poorly attended, gym.
Standard bedrooms are reasonably sized, with huge beds, but wardrobe space is limited and the bathrooms are dated, diminutive and low on amenities. A handful of rooms come with their own private terrace that face on to the pool deck, raising their appeal considerably. The executive club levels are a distinct improvement with larger rooms, a dedicated check in/out area, TV lounge, breakfast area and net access. A nice touch, but the hotel on the whole is somewhat pedestrian for the price.