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Winchester Grand Hotel Dubai, UAE

Winchester Grand Hotel Dubai, UAE
2 Overall Rating
£60Price - 1 Night
4*Hotel Class
Good Location
Fairly Cheap
Better Hotels Nearby Budget end of a 4*
Value For Money2
Service / Staff2


Located in the Residential area (Al Mankhool) part of Bur Dubai, this hotel offers budget accommodation at a fair price. It is in close proximity of the BurJuman Shopping Centre (5 minute walk and also near many local restaurants which serve a wide array of cuisines. All of these are within a few minutes walking distance.

There is no beach within walking distance. Jumeirah Beach is approximately 10 miles away. Taxis are readily available outside the hotel but we advise to cross over a few roads and pick up a taxi yourself rather than the hotel pick one for you. This is a cheaper option as you don’t pay the extra service charge. Taxis are generally very safe in Dubai as the drivers work for the governments owned taxi’s. They are all metered so no haggling needed. EVERY TAXI should be metered. If you somehow find one where the meter is off, don’t use it.

Overall the location is suitable for those who want to see the dubai culture and taste the local cuisine. If you like the up market tourist areas with sandy beaches – This is not the area for you. In this case, you should go for Jumeirah Beach. . See the review for Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach for a great hotel in a brilliant location.


This hotel offers the usual amenities you would generally see in a 3* hotel with rather small no frills roof top swimming pool.  This is a no frills, budget hotel and it has that feeling about it. The rooms are OK, not the tidiest or cleanest but nothing that affects health and safety.  We prefer Golden Sands 3*hotel.  See our in depth hotel review for Golden Sands Hotel Apartments  which you can get for similar price.

There are some great local restaurants nearby which you should take advantage of. If you like steak, there’s a Yoko’s Steakhouse nearby which is pretty famous in this region.

Other Amenities include:

  • Free parking
  • WiFi
  • Fitness Centre with Gym (small)
  • Restaurant
  • Baggage storage
  • Concierge
  • Outdoor Rooftop pool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry service

Value For Money

A 7 night stay would cost you in the region of £400 which is fair. Family of 2 adults and 1 child.

Service / Staff

The service is pretty much standard. Nothing really to shout out about. Rooms are fairly clean and tidy. Staff are friendly enough.

Lastly – Would we go back

No – As we mentioned above, we would rather stay at Golden Sands which is a few streets away. See our in depth hotel review for Golden Sands Hotel Apartment

Although Winchester Grand is classed as a 4*, we think it was more like a 3* with a roof top pool.

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