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Dubai Marina Walk17.37 km
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Vida Downtown

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, PO Box 114788, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 114788 - See map
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"Overall, it was a great experience staying here and when we come back to Dubai we will definitely stay here again."
Samantha - October 24, 2016
Exceptional cleanliness
9.1 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 91% of guests
Excellent comfort
8.8 room quality and comfort
Excellent service
8.8 rating for service
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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Currency exchange

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

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Value for money8.2
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportDubai International Airport (DXB)
Distance to airport11.9 km

Rooms available at Vida Downtown

8.8
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Junior Suite
Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 64 m²/689 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Room
Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Park view
  • 1 king bed
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2-Bedroom Boulevard Suite
2-Bedroom Boulevard Suite
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  • Room size: 140 m²/1507 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Deluxe Garden View Room
Deluxe Garden View Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Pool View Room
Deluxe Pool View Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 king bed
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Executive Room
Executive Room
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  • Room size: 32 m²/344 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 super king bed
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Premier Suite
Premier Suite
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  • Room size: 90 m²/969 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed
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  • Room size: 140 m²/1507 ft²
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Other
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Premier Suite
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  • Room size: 90 m²/969 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Vida Downtown?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property 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 Vida Downtown?

Vida Downtown is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of AED 400. Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Vida Downtown has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Car parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Dubai with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

What is the smoking policy at Vida Downtown?

Vida Downtown does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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What people love about Vida Downtown

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Breakfast

    "Service was always nice and personal and breakfast was to die for."

    Charlotte F.

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    November 23, 2017

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Location

    "Location is great near Dubai mall and the hotel is very modern ."

    Ebrahim

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    August 30, 2016

  • 8.8
    Excellent

    "It has many facilities like a swimming pool and restaurants."

    Ebrahim

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    August 30, 2016

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Location score
9.2/10
Room comfort score
8.8/10
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8.8/10
Cleanliness score
9.1/10
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Overall rating:
8.7
Excellent
294 reviews
Cleanliness
9.1
Facilities
8.5
Location
9.2
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More about Vida Downtown

More about Vida Downtown

Located near the tallest tower in the world, this is a modern and trendy accommodation suitable for leisure and business trips. Sitting in the Old Town precinct of downtown Dubai, Vida Downtown is just a short walk from Burj Khalifa, eclectic souks, The Dubai Mall and The Dubai Fountain, and a short drive from Dubai International Financial Center, Dubai World Trade Center, the airport, and the beaches. An urban hub where inspiring minds stay, play, and connect, Vida Downtown is a place for the new generation of business executives, entrepreneurs, and leisure travelers. This is a business savvy locale offering the technology, services, environments, and facilities that its guests need to optimize their stay. Guests are treated to high speed internet connections, mini bars, telephones, and flat screen televisions inside each of the guestrooms. Vida Downtown takes shape with six floors of fresh, modern styling and bright, airy private and public spaces. The on-site restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine while the coffee bar offers international snacks and drinks throughout the day. The business center is open 24 hours and is equipped with meeting rooms and wireless internet access. Vida Downtown offers a retreat-like ambience in the heart of downtown Dubai, ideal for the young and the young-at-heart.

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Swimming Pool
23 mentions
Housekeeping
12 mentions
Breakfast
11 mentions
Internet
9 mentions

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional
Spaciousness

"Hotel rooms were very spacious we took the junior suite and ..."

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October 24, 2016

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Restaurants on site

3in1 restaurant
Cuisine:Middle Eastern
Stage2
Cuisine:International
La Serre
Cuisine:Mediteranean

Nearby restaurants

Arabic cuisine
Arabic cuisine
Nine7One
1.2 km Arabic, Asian, Gluten Free
The Market Place
4.8 km Arabic, Asian, Halal
Al Khayma at Dubai Marine Beach Resort
5.1 km Arabic, Halal, Lebanese
American cuisine
American cuisine
Steaky
310 m American, Steakhouse
Boulevard Kitchen
330 m American, Cafe, French
Nezesaussi Grill
340 m American, Australian, Bar
Mediterranean cuisine
Mediterranean cuisine
The Kana Cafe
1.0 km Mediterranean
Level Seven
2.3 km Mediterranean
Baku Caspian restaurant and cafe
6.6 km Mediterranean

What's nearby

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Room comfort and quality8.8
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9.6
Exceptional
Ian from United Arab Emirates
Group
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Location. Location. Location. And People.”

Location is what makes Vida Downtown a great choice for travelers. Right across it (whether you choose the ground level pedestrian lane or through the underground parking) is the entrance to the Burk Park and the picturesque way to the Dubai Mall. A block away is Manzil Souk, which has a Spinneys grocery store. All these can be accessed directly from a side door on the 1st floor of the hotel. Service is generally great and informative, from Mohammed at the front desk to the pool guy, especially the ladies a the restaurant. Room was spacious but I felt had design issues: no power outlet on coffee and kettle shelf, gaps on both sides of glass bathroom doors (meaning, this is not a good sharing room for business travelers), faucet on sink wobbly and sat too low on the sink.

Reviewed June 09, 2019

Hello Ian, Thank you for choosing Vida Downtown. Our hotel location indeed very convenient to explore the city, glad you choose to stay with us. I am so thrilled to know that the team, especially Mohamed and F&B team at 3in1 took such a good care of you. I make a note regarding the room and bathroom design, we certainly take your feedback onboard as we continuosly enhance our product and services. Once again, thank you for the great review and we look forward to welcome your return at Vida Downtown in the near future. Best wishes, Nicolas C. General Manager, Vida Downtown

Responded June 10, 2019
Vida Downtown
9.2
Exceptional
zahraa from Kuwait
Group
Executive Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

The staff are friendly, good location, amazing breakfast, ”

I hope to offer Airport shuttle free...

Reviewed July 17, 2019

Hi Zahraa, Thank you for your fantastic comments and for taking the time to share your experience with us, it is highly appreciated. I am very happy to know that you are having a great stay and that you appreciate our location, the amazing breakfast spread and our people, whom are the most important part of the hotel delivery amazing experiences all the time. Unfortunately, we do not have airport shuttles but we do have the option to get our hotel transportation at a very reasonable fee or opt to take a taxi. In both cases our concierge team will be delighted to assist you and facilitate that on your behalf. Looking forward to welcoming you again in the not so distant future. Kind Regards, Nicolas C. General Manager Vida Downtown

Responded July 18, 2019
Vida Downtown
10.0
Exceptional
Samantha from Philippines
Family with teens
Junior Suite
Stayed 4 nights in October 2016

Good amenities and location”

Hotel rooms were very spacious we took the junior suite and it was very convenient. The location was great too, very close to the mall and the boulevard street with lots of restaurants. The breakfast food however could still be improved in terms of having more options. Overall, it was a great experience staying here and when we come back to Dubai we will definitely stay here again.

Reviewed October 24, 2016
8.3
Excellent
Leow from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 3 nights in September 2012

Very friendly service & great location”

Friendly service, good room size, quality room amenities.

it's quite refreshing to see such friendly service in dubai. the staff seems quite sincere when they smile or deal with us particularly the chinese/asian lady at the reception. room service is also very prompt. they do have to improve on the club sandwich though, very dry and tasteless. the hotel is a walking distance from dubai mall and souk al bahar, which is perfect for a weekend stopover. it's a cosy, quiet and personal hotel, not like most of the hotels in dubai which tends to be over the top and cold. the security guard at the back entrance is rude though. not all asian/chinese girls are 'call girls', he should be careful not to treat asian guests as one of them. otherwise, everything else was great. thank you qamardeen.

Reviewed October 07, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
ebrahim from South Africa
Family with young children
Deluxe Room
Stayed 3 nights in July 2012

Great hotel”

Clean rooms. friendly staff

Comfortable, ideally located to the mall, fountain and burj. Hotel should add more shuttle trips to the destinations they offer. One of the days, we "missed" the shuttle and took a taxi. While en-route in the taxi, i checked the shuttle time table and realised that we were 20 minutes early for the shuttle that had departed!!! Concierge could not offer an explanation when i returned Free WIFI - always a plus All in all - an excellent place to stay

Reviewed July 10, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
SAMEERA from United Arab Emirates
Group
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

Nice hotel, perfect location, friendly staff”

Clean, nice room size, close to Dubai Mall

Had a lovely time there with my sister. The hotel is on a walking distance from Dubai Mall, about 10 minutes, which was the main reason for our visit to Dubai. The walk is fine as long as the weather is fine.

Reviewed May 04, 2012
8.0
Excellent
Maria from Philippines
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in December 2011

l=clean hotel with great location”

location

Qamardeen hotel is around five minute walk to Dubai Mall and Souk Al Bahar. There are so many restaurants and interesting places near it as well. The hotel is clean and well maintained. The bath tub is glass enclosed but a roll up curtain is available in case you are sharing a room for privacy. The pool is however unheated when we stayed there but they say it is not always the case. Overall, we had a great stay in this place.

Reviewed January 07, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Alastair from United Kingdom
Business traveler
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2011

Great rooms and location”

rooms are spacious and stylish, well finished

Just stayed for one night but will definitely stay again. The location is handy for Dubai Mall, Sheikh Zayed Road and Burj Khalifa, so should appeal to business and tourist travellers alike. I've stayed in so called 5 star hotels which do not come close to this 4 star. Build Quality is high (not always the case in UAE) and the room is spacious and comfortable.

Reviewed November 08, 2011
9.3
Exceptional
NG from Singapore
Solo traveler
Deluxe Room
Stayed 3 nights in July 2011

Modern hotel, excellent service”

Location, clean & modern room, great service

loved my stay with qarmadeen! rooms are nice, clean & modern, looks exactly the same in real life as in the website photos. front desk staff are very friendly & helpful. the business center is open 24 hours, with complimentary copier & printer services. there is free wifi in the lobby & in-room broadband service is also complimentary. also very near dubai mall, walking distance.

Reviewed August 09, 2011
8.7
Excellent
Mohammad from Kuwait
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2010

Nice 4 star hotel in a good location”

Location
Bathroom

If you are looking shopping, then this hotel is your choice not far away from Dubai mall and burj khalifa. The hotel offer clean modern style room with plasma tv offers many channels (showtime movies, super movies, kids channel, discovery channels) that every one likes. The weather is very hot and humid so you need a taxi to the mall that cost you 10 Dhr ( minimum charge). Over all if you want to save money with a good facility hotel then this hotel is the right choice. But if you are looking for a better hotel location regardless the price then Old town palace or the address 5 star hotels ( more than twice price) are better choice.

Reviewed July 06, 2010
9.0
Exceptional
YUEN from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in June 2010

Fantastics Stay. Highly Recommended.”

Of all things this hotel's staff is absolutely brilliant. I'm very very impressed with the service. Free underground parking with the lift lobby a few steps away from the carpark.
Shuttle bus to the Dubai Mall is no longer running. It's too far to walk yet taxi drivers do not like short trips like that so you'll likely get a hard time from them! Not the hotel's fault anyway. View from the room is not worth mentioning but the decor is spot on. Modern yet gives you a hint that you are in the middle east.

You simply cannot fault this hotel. It's a quiet little hotel so they can afford to provide excellent service that is very personal. I was impressed from the moment I checked in when they offered a cold towel and a fruit juice. It's little touches like this that make you remember this hotel and want to come back. Absolutely brilliant staff. Everyone is dedicated in providing the best they can for the guests. Never says no to anything. Highly recommended if you are on a business or a shopping trip.

Reviewed June 28, 2010
3.6
Michelle from United Arab Emirates
Business traveler
Deluxe Garden View Room
Stayed 6 nights in December 2018

Very disappointing ”

There was a smell and issue with the sewage my whole trip! That nobody solved and there was an issue with controlling the air conditioning. Again nobody know how to resolve this. It is not possible to control the temperature either in the room or even out of the room from the mains! Breakfast was very disappointing! Not good value for money! They couldn’t even make an omelette properly most of the time. The service is mostly very bad.

Reviewed December 11, 2018

Dear Michelle, I do appreciate the time you have taken to share the concerns and issues that you faced, as this allows us to look deeper into the areas and address them in an effort to prevent any repeat. It is disappointing to know that your expectations weren’t met and you had to encounter several inconveniences during the stay, please know that this is not reflect the standards and service we live in Vida. I have shared your comments with the team and we will take necessary actions to avoid re-occurrence. I once again thank you for your review and I will be happy to welcome you back. Best wishes, Nicolas C. General Manager, Vida Downtown

Responded December 12, 2018
Vida Downtown
9.6
Exceptional
Cristina from Spain
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

great place”

we loved this hotel. staff were really friendly and informative. swimming pool was nice and relaxing and the room was super comfy and exceptionally clean. located 15m walk from mall and fountains. recommended

Reviewed June 13, 2017
8.8
Excellent
Ebrahim from United Arab Emirates
Family with teens
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

Nice hotel with great location in downtown Dubai ”

Location is great near Dubai mall and the hotel is very modern . It has many facilities like a swimming pool and restaurants. The room is slightly small and the toilet is not separated . The bathtub is good only if there was a seperate bathroom

Reviewed August 30, 2016
9.7
Exceptional
Mishaal from Saudi Arabia
Business traveler
Deluxe Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2014

Comfortable rooms and good service”

Front desk, concierge, restaurant staff

I was travelling with a colleague who stayed here before once, and upon check-in they welcomed him back. It's a small detail but effective. We had a comfortable stay, and even though we were late in checking out because our meeting went longer than expected the staff accommodated our circumstance. Location is excellent and I imagine that when the weather is better people can walk around the downtown area to the Burj and Dubai Mall. I would stay here again and its good value for the price.

Reviewed September 25, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Liana from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Pool View Room
Stayed 4 nights in June 2014

Beautiful Stay, Would Recommend to Everyone!”

Location, Amazing Pool, Luxury Room

I went to Dubai for 4 nights for a business trip. Decided to stay here because of its location and great review; I was not disappointed! The ambiance as a whole were extremely positive and luxurious. Check in was hassle free and the room was very clean with a good size comfortable bed. The pool was great, only wished it stays open at night as I often come back from meetings/shopping sprees past 7pm. Will definitely stay again and recommend to everyone!

Reviewed June 09, 2014
8.0
Excellent
Karen from United Kingdom
Group
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

Great location, but wouldn't stay there again”

Location, location, location

The location of the hotel was good, within walking distance to a number of cafes, restaurants and the Dubai Mall. The pool is very exposed as it is looked over by the bar area and anyone can walk in off the street straight into the pool area. The initial check-in staff member was very friendly, but subsequent interactions with staff was verging on rude. I also found the "interactive" TV system, which allows you to order room service and find out about the hotel facilities and surrounding area, totally user-unfriendly. After 15 minutes trying to view the full room service menu, I lost patience and ordered the item at the top of the menu, rather than what I wanted to eat. Equally, the check out time was very difficult to find using the TV system. And there was no printed guide as a back-up. This hotel looks great on the surface, but I wouldn't recommend it or stay there again. What a shame.

Reviewed June 08, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
Krystyna from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

Very pleasant stay”

Location, staff, comfy bed

We stayed for two nights. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Check in was fast and room was very clean, a good size and the bed was very comfortable. The shower was awkward as there was a bench/seat type of thing inside which was odd. Pool was lovely, I just wish it was open later than 7pm as we get back from sight seeing and it would be closed. Food was good and we enjoyed drinking by the pool. The breakfast was fantastic. We Will definitely stay again and recommend to friends.

Reviewed June 08, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Daniel from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Room
Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

Simply the best hotel I have stayed in!”

The Luxury Room, the whole atmosphere, the service!

I will not be staying in any other hotel when I visit Dubai again. Vida blew me away with the service, attentitive staff, amazing location, amazing courtyard / pool / daybed area / the amazing restaurants within the hotel. We stayed here on our honeymoon and they surprised us with a cake the read honeymoon and also sent us a photo of the staff holding a congratulations sign. This hotel is an absolute must stay when traveling to Dubai, I cant speak highly enough!

Reviewed May 26, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
abdulaziz from Saudi Arabia
Couple
Deluxe Pool View Room
Stayed 4 nights in March 2014

Luxury, quiet, and a great location”

cleanly, The pool, location

i Enjoyed my stay very much, i have been stayed 4 nights and i don't want out of it. it's Wonderful hotel and very comfortable For couples and families. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the swimming pool is fantastic, it's very close to Dubai Mall and burj khalifa, i love it. The price is rather high and there is no breakfast included.

Reviewed March 27, 2014
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