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Africana Hotel

"We booked this place to cool off stress and relax our weekend away ."

nicholas - August 10, 2019
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Africana Hotel

28-C Street, Fish Roundabout, Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 83954 - See map

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

  • 520 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Dubai

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money6.4
Distance to city center5 km
Location rating5.3
Nearest airportDubai International Airport (DXB)
Distance to airport5.9 km

Rooms available at Africana Hotel

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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • City view
  • 3 single beds
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
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  • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
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  • 1 single bed
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • 3 single beds
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Africana Hotel?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM. You may request early check-in during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in before the designated period may be charged an additional fee. The serviced apartment offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Africana Hotel?

Africana Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the serviced apartment know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Dubai with private transportation, the serviced apartment can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at Africana Hotel?

Africana Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Africana Hotel

  • 8.8
    Excellent

    "I like this hotel gives me a peace of mind"

    nicholas

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    August 28, 2019

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Good location and attitude of staff"

    CASSIO

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    February 7, 2018

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    "I like everything ether facilities."

    mohammed

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    November 23, 2018

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Overall rating:
5.7
Review score
1,254 reviews
Cleanliness
5.3
Facilities
5.0
Location
5.3
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More about Africana Hotel

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Dubai, Africana Hotel is the perfect choice. The city center is merely 5 km away and the airport can be reached within 13 minutes. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

At Africana Hotel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. The hotel provides 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

Guests can choose from 40 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Dubai, make Africana Hotel your home away from home.

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Most talked about facilities

Internet
8 mentions
Housekeeping
8 mentions
Taxi
7 mentions
Breakfast
3 mentions

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
Staff 

"Reception staff are tolerant and accomodative."

nicholas

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August 10, 2019

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Nearby restaurants

Arabic cuisine
Arabic cuisine
Al Khayma at Dubai Marine Beach Resort
6.6 km Arabic, Halal, Lebanese
Vista Bar and Terrace
6.6 km Arabic, Bar, Contemporary
The Market Place
6.8 km Arabic, Asian, Halal
American cuisine
American cuisine
Burger King
1.1 km American, Fast food
Hardee's
1.7 km American
Champions Sports Bar
1.9 km American, Bar, Pub
Mediterranean cuisine
Mediterranean cuisine
Samad Al Iraqi Restaurant
1.1 km Mediterranean, Seafood
Tajin & Tanjiah
4.1 km Mediterranean, Moroccan
Baku Caspian restaurant and cafe
4.3 km Mediterranean

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Reviews of Africana Hotel from real guests

Overall rating
5.7
Review score
From 1254 reviews
6.3Value for money
6.1Service
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Cleanliness5.3
Facilities5.0
Location5.3
Room comfort and quality5.4
Service5.6
Value for money6.4
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9+ Exceptional (22)
8-9 Excellent (10)
7-8 Very Good (34)
6-7 Good (15)
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9.6
Exceptional
Dmitry from Russia
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Great for this price”

I booked a single room in Africana hotel for under $25, and didn't expect much for this price in Dubai, especially during Expo'2020. The hotel, however, was quite nice (certainly not just a guesthouse), and I was lucky to get a triple room instead, which was big and very clean. The metro station (Baniyas Square) is ~7 minutes walk away - download some offline map in advance, as it's easy to get lost in the streets of Deira. The area around is mainly Indian - so many Pakistani/Indian restaurants (try ones in the streets, as those near Baniyas Square are too pushy and probably not the best value) around, that it's actually harder to find a shawarma/falafel! A bit chaotic atmosphere around, but very safe as elsewhere in Dubai. It's also easy to reach the motorized dhows at Dubai Creek, to cross to the historical Bur Dubai area in an interesting way and for just 2 dirham. If I knew this hotel would be of so good value, I'd probably stopover in Dubai for 2 nights instead of 1!

Reviewed December 03, 2019
8.3
Excellent
DAEUNBADA from South Korea
Solo traveler
Double
Stayed 2 nights in September 2014

Good enough when we think about its's cost. ”

Kind reception staff , daily cleaning service, and spacious and clean bathroom.

I stayed for 2 weeks and I think it is pretty long-term as a traveller. And I liked the staying in Africana hotel. It is a pretty new building so the room conditions and the bathrooms are really fine. Especially the spacious and clean bath room satisfied me a lot. I've never seen any bathrooms like Africana's one with similar cost in Dubai. Also, the kind staff from reception staff to cleaning staffs, all of them were kind. The distance from Metro station was also okay, it took 10 ~ 15 mins to walk there.

Reviewed July 08, 2015
10.0
Exceptional
Govardhana from United States
Group
Single Room
Stayed 4 nights in December 2017

It was a great hotel for the price I paid. ”

So when I arrived at the hotel, the staff greeted me in English and was very polite. I booked a single room with one big bed, however I was with my friend so he upgraded us at no extra cost to a two bed room. Then when we arrived in the room, it was clean, the bed sheets were clean the floor was so clean you could see your face through it. It was great. They have a TV in all rooms with English movie channels. The area is great, where food is cheap and ethnic. It's in a all Muslim area so you will need to be humble. It's not a party area by any means. The people that live in that area are all working and hustling respect to them. It's a very safe neighborhood. Understand you are in another country and you must be humble to these differences. The police constantly are observing all areas in Dubai so it is safe.

Reviewed December 27, 2017
7.2
Very good
Behzad from United States
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2016

Go where heart and mind takes you not 'Shiny stuff"”

You pay for what you get. If you want to see real people and building aand the relations they have and connect with go Africana hotel or one near by. if you want to see 'Cheap" western replicas go where matchstick high riser are. By the wa tallest matchstick bullying is there. You have seen better ones in NY or chicago or san francisco. Spend your money to see what you don't see nomaly and spend your money on people who need them the most.

Reviewed January 03, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
SYED from India
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Excellent and budget hotel”

Hotel at unbelievable low cost. Nice and helpful staff. Located at the centre of Dubai. Metro, shops, malls, all the things are nearby.

Reviewed August 30, 2019
7.6
Very good
DHARMENDRA from India
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016

CLEAN AND NEAT HOTEL WITH COURTEOUS STAFF”

THE HOTEL IS LOCATED IN THE HUB OF OLD DUBAI( DEIRA) WITH METRO VERY CLOSE. THE STAFF IS KIND AND COURTEOUS. WORTH THE MONEY.

Reviewed August 19, 2016
5.6
Mukhtar from Norway
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

Place to survive ”

Africana hotel is quite acceptably. The room was clean but little bit hot. It was very hard to sleep. Don't expect luxury hotel here. It's just a place to sleep. Dubai is generally bad when it comes hotels. You have to pay too much money to get good hotel.

Reviewed September 16, 2016
5.7
GARRY from Australia
Solo traveler
Double
Stayed 3 nights in January 2015

LOCATION CLEAN COMFORTABLE”

LOCATION METRO AND VALUE FOR MONEY

For a 1* hotel the Africana is more than adequate. Clean, basic comfortable room, double bed with ensuite bathroom facilities in a good location close to all that the Deria area has to offer, cafes, restaurants, shopping and markets. Helpful curteous staff at all times of the day and night. Would I stay again, yes, but only as a layover hotel for a day or two which is what it was for me between Australia and South America.

Reviewed January 21, 2015
8.0
Excellent
Farooq from Pakistan
Solo traveler
Double
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Tourist”

Cost, Traveling, space

One of the cheapest rooms for tourist but good in quality. I travelled whole Europe before but their standard is even better than some one European one star hotels. Best in lowest price you can get.

Reviewed December 21, 2014
7.2
Very good
Muzammil from United Arab Emirates
Business traveler
Single Room
Stayed 5 nights in July 2019

Very good”

With the offer I received from Agoda was the best and cheapest. Best facility of this hotel is normal water at shower that you rarely find at hotels in Deira.

Reviewed July 11, 2019
6.4
Good
SeeHoe from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2017

Overall reviews”

The location as per the taxi driver, it was located at the old street of Dubai, of which you would not expect much. If you are `male traveler' just looking for a room to stay for a night and have a space to shower, it will be advisable. It is just 5-10min walks to the train station (Union station), which is a interchangeable station for red and green lines. No breakfast provided, but you can buy foods surrounded and grocery shops are available along the street to get your light breakfast. You can leave your luggage at the hotel and get to the international airport within 30 minutes.

Reviewed October 25, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Aiwuyor from United Arab Emirates
Solo traveler
Double
Stayed 1 night in September 2020

Same as picture ”

It’s a nice hotel neat and there was no disturbance , it’s also a good price

Reviewed October 05, 2020
7.6
Very good
Ali from Canada
Business traveler
Single Room
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Good”

If you ask them for little late check out they will refuse by saying we are fully booked but if you want to extend your stay they have rooms available for you. Other than this issue the hotel is worth the price

Reviewed February 28, 2018
8.0
Excellent
DAEUNBADA from South Korea
Solo traveler
Double
Stayed 6 nights in September 2014

Nice value and large bathroom. pretty clean room and bathroom. ”

to the metro station. 10~15 min by walk. nice value for money. the room is pretty clean and the hotel looks like new one. not an old building. kind staffs and large, bright and clean bath room is very convenient. I stayed almost 3 weeks there to save money and it was really comfortable.

Reviewed January 28, 2017
6.0
Radka from Czech Republic
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2016

Very basic, just if you need a place to rest your head”

I was hesitating between sleeping at the airport and staying in this hotel - and to be honest, the airport might have been a better option. The room was clean but really basic, no carpet, no supplies in the room - e.g. no towel and only very basic toiletries. The room was not very well maintained (the clock on the wall did not work, plaster was coming off the walls). There was no cold water in the bathroom, therefore no water to drink. Windows were covered with a foil which made the room dark even during day time. I did not manage to turn off the air condition. Wifi worked without a problem. The hotel was a bit noisy (apparently there was a party in one of the rooms, little kids in another one). The hotel is a bit hard to find and located in a busy workers' neighbourhood, where I did not meet any women or any other Western travellers in the street. Also, I did not meet any women in the hotel (including staff). Therefore I did not feel very comfortable as a Western solo woman. This does not mean unsafe, just uncomfortable and attracting too much unwanted attention. I would not choose this place again.

Reviewed December 01, 2016
6.0
Unwritten from Pakistan
Couple
Double
Stayed 4 nights in December 2019

Just OK ”

Cleanliness is not up to the mark. There were insects in the room and bed worms. They need to take care of the cleanliness and housekeeping services. We only stayed here due to new year eve, this was the cheapest hotel. Just ok when you are looking to stay in a budget price

Reviewed January 07, 2020
6.0
nanak from United Kingdom
Group
Triple
Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

Above average”

Deira is poor location in dubai

Reviewed March 01, 2018
2.0
Arturo from Bolivia
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 7 nights in November 2019

Didn't get any help from staff...”

Even when I tried to cancel my booking on the same day I made it, Agoda told me it was up to the hotel. The staff neglected to cancel and refund my money... I did not go to check in this hotel as I booked by mistake, it is very far from the Center of Dubai, in an intrincated and poor part of the city, in the hopes they asune ne as No Show and I could claim a refund later. I went three days after and they told me it was not up to them to cancel and make a refund possible because Agoda is the one who charges, that I shold talk to Agoda. I asked Agoda again. As I saw the hotel wasn't going to make a refund, I tried to set new dates two use it, as the payment had been made. I called Agoda and Agoda insisted, but no answer came from Africana Hotel. Days passed so I decided to go again. This hotel staff refused to either cancel and refund or set me new dates in order to provide me a service they already charged me for. What is cheap at the end of the day is costly... Great lesson. Do the effort and book another more costly but better hotel. Avoid bad memories.

Reviewed November 11, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Laszlo from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Triple
Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

Clean quite comfortable ”

Many shops and restaurants around Union station is around the corner Cons,, : fridge is empty inside the room🙂

Reviewed October 22, 2019
7.0
Very good
Abdul from Pakistan
Solo traveler
Single Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2015

Good, but far from main areas”

Low rate, big room

The hotel is very far from the metro station and it's not easy to find this hotel. And secondly the wifi doesn't work in the room.

Reviewed October 23, 2015
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