Copthorne Hotel is a cosy city hotel located in the middle of Deira district, close to the beautiful water of Dubai Creek. The location is fine for those who would like to be close to the airport, to the busy shopping streets of Deira and close to the Business District of Dubai in the same time.
Copthorne Hotel is located right next to Flora Creek Apartments, and it is a nice four-star hotel with fair service and prices. The location of the hotel is great for those who would like to stay close to the fizzing city and business life of the Al Rigga district full of shops, bars and restaurants, also being very close to the huge shopping mall of the area called Deira City Centre. The beautiful port of Dhow Wharfage, from where the great evening and daily dhow cruises start is only a couple of minutes away. The Copthorne Hotel is a shiny modern building; from the higher floors, you can get a superb view to the neighbouring Dubai Creek and to the great modern city of Dubai. The hotel offers 188 rooms for its guests. There are four types of rooms, Penthouse Suite, Superior Double or Twin room, De-luxe One Bedroom Suite, Executive Two Bedroom Deluxe Suite.
Among the services of Copthorne Hotel, we can mention the four catering facilities, out of which the Crystal Restaurant is the best choice, serving traditional Arabic style meals and has unique style interiors with glass ceiling. Please not that the hotel is a “dry” hotel offering no-alcoholic beverages for its guests. Also, please note that a thick clientele of the hotel consist of visitors from fellow Muslim nations, so this hotel is more of a Muslim hotel. This means some limitations on Western guests. In the Copthorne Hotel, you can find a nice fitness centre, a large outdoor swimming pool with a terrace, a Turkish steam bath with sauna and massage services. The parking is free in the area of the hotel.
Now, to enlist some of the drawbacks of the hotel: the internet or WIFI is very expensive and the breakfast area is too small. Please note that most hotels do not include breakfast in their prices and it is acceptable if you do not have breakfast at the hotel in Dubai. Please also note that in this hotel, special swimming pool regulations are in use, which means, women and men are not allowed to stay in the pool area together. No matter Westerners or not, married or not, women can swim only from 7.30 to 13.13H. Men can use the swimming pool from 13.13-19.00H. This policy does not enlisted in the basic description of the hotel on travel sites as it confuses some travellers and leaves them with bad memories.
Apart from these specialities, the Copthorne Hotel Dubai is a nice hotel, ideal for lonely travellers and for those who accept the Muslim way of things and like a hotel with a good downtown setting. The hotel’s tariffs start at AED 400 per room per night.