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63 out of 100

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SO/ Uptown Dubai

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9.6

Excellent (1,211 ratings)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 

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2.5 km Ibn Battuta Mall

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2.5 km The Walk

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3 km The Beach Mall

Hotel Overview

SO/ Uptown Dubai, based on user reviews, offers a blend of luxury, convenience, and distinctive style. Nestled in a vibrant area, this hotel is celebrated for its exceptional service, stunning design, and array of amenities. However, some aspects have room for improvement, according to guests.

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Hotel highlights

Property

Service

Atmosphere

  1. Exceptional Service: Staff are highly praised for their attentive and personalized service, ensuring a memorable stay for guests.
  2. Stunning Design: The hotel's unique and modern architecture, coupled with its stylish interior, creates an aesthetically pleasing environment.
  3. Excellent Location: Ideally situated in a vibrant area, it provides easy access to local attractions, shopping, and dining.
  4. Luxurious Amenities: Guests appreciate the range of high-end amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, spa, and swimming pool.
  5. Quality Dining: The hotel's dining options are highly commended for their variety, quality of food, and ambiance.
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Area for improvement

  1. Price Range: Some guests find the hotel's rates to be on the higher side, making it less accessible for budget travelers.
  2. Occasional Noise: Due to its location in a bustling area, noise can sometimes be an issue for guests seeking peace and quiet.
  3. Room Availability: High demand can lead to difficulty in securing a preferred room type or facing long waits for check-ins during peak times.
  4. Internet Connectivity: Although complimentary, some guests have reported issues with the reliability and speed of the Wi-Fi service.
  5. Parking Constraints: Limited on-site parking and the complexity of nearby parking can pose challenges for guests with vehicles.

Amenities

Extra beds/cribs

Grocery/Convenience store

Soundproof rooms

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Pool

Restaurant

Bar

Spa

Spa

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Score icon9.6

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Total 1,211 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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9.6

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9.4

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9.6

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4.8/5

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5.0/5

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agoda

116 Reviews

9.6 / 10

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booking

149 Reviews

9.4 / 10

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expedia

789 Reviews

9.6 / 10

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google

92 Reviews

4.8 / 5

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tripadvisor

65 Reviews

5.0 / 5

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Property was mentioned 41 times

2% Negative98% Positive

Reviews based on Property

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Wilhelm Lamberts2 months ago
5/5Google icon

Excellent hotel in the DMCC tower. Very new and not yet known to all taxi drivers. The lobby is located at the 6th level of a parking building and not shown very well at the gate where cars are supposed to enter. The rooms are large and the view from 43th floor is breathtaking. The young team is very friendly, correct, not stressed and service oriented. They fulfill any wish you might have and have fun doing so. Special thanks from us to Steve and Peter of concierge services and Ramon from Colombia who served excellent breakfast in Portuguese language.

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Dana St5 months ago
5/5Google icon

I had to check into this hotel for a night due to an incident in my building in Dubai and I am very glad that this is the hotel that I decided to pick for my unplanned staycation! I realised that I made the right choice right at the check in with very lovely Leila - shoutout to her, she is a star! Both her and Bobby gave me a very warm and heartfelt welcome, as if I just came to stay with a good friend. The whole attention to detail and kindness of all of the hotel's employees is just on a new level, better than at any other hotel I've been in Dubai. The room was spotless, spacious and felt very luxurious, the bed was so comfortable and the bathtub was even better! The room also had all amenities that you might need during your stay, but I especially loved the cute His/Hers slippers that were available in the room, such a nice touch. The hotel itself is very stylish and modern, the interior designer did a fantastic job. The breakfast was also delicious with lots of available options. While I love breakfast buffets, I am glad that the hotel went with a la carte options, as hotel food waste is such a serious issue. My building incident turned out to be a blessing in disguise as I had an amazing time at SO/Uptown and I am definitely coming back for another staycation!

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 188

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Number of floors 10

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Number of buildings/towers 1

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Year Built 2023

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

6

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298

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144

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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online gaming

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What's nearby

Ibn Battuta Mall

2.5 km

The Walk

2.5 km

The Beach Mall

3 km

Dubai Marina Mall

3.5 km

Marina Beach

4.5 km

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Getting around

Sobha Realty Station

2.5 km

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Airports Nearby

Al Maktoum Intl. Airport (DWC)

16 km

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Restaurants

McGettigan's Irish Pub

1.05 km

Oregano

Nearby

Brunch & Cake By The Lake

2.5 km

Couqley French Bistro & Bar

1.19 km

Jazz

1.19 km

Street View

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Daytime safety

91 out of 100

Very Safe

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Nighttime safety

83 out of 100

Very Safe

Dubai safety index

Safety

Crime

63

Overall Safety Index

Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

63 out of 100

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Women safety

Risky

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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43

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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95

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Property safety

Risky

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Likelihood of theft.

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43

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Political safety

Risky

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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43

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LGBTQ safety

Safe

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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69

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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87

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Overall Crime index

Minimal

An average rating of the crime categories

16 out of 100

Property crime severity

Minimal

17

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Mugging or robbery  13/100

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Car theft  11/100

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Car break-ins  16/100

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Home break-ins  14/100

Violent crime severity

Minimal

12

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Physical attacks  15/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  14/100

Other crime severity

Minimal

12

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Insult or harassment in public  19/100

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Corruption or bribery  25/100

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Drug problem  18/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.4 - $1

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Coffee

$2.5 - $8.7

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Beer 0.5L

$1.2 - $6.2

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$5 - $19.9

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$1.2 - $2.5

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$0.5 - $1.2

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$37.3 - $149.2

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$7 - $24.9

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McMeal at McDonalds

$7.2 - $9.9

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$0.6 - $2.7

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Public transport, monthly pass

$49.7 - $87

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.7 - $0.9

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$29.8 - $104.4

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$24.9 - $124.3

Weather In Dubai

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Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

No pets or service animals

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