Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE

Marina Residences & Townhouses

9 Reviews
star 3
Year built
2009
Developer
Nakheel PJSC
Marina Residences & Townhouses is a multi-building complex located on Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Marina Residences & Townhouses is a multi-building complex located on Dubai, United Arab Emirates
star 3

Marina Residences & Townhouses receives an overall rating of 3 based on 9 reviews. We asked the residents to consider a variety of factors such as the view, finishing, layout, noise levels, traffic, public transportation, parking, security, swimming pool, gym, and maintenance.

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Marina Residences & Townhouses review, December 2014
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Jess
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2014, Living with flatmate.
Positives
View and size
Negatives
Unnecessary security measures and bad design
This is a lovely building, but the excessive security means that it is a frustrating place to live. Having to use the access card for the lifts makes even having guests round difficult and carrying shopping etc. There is never any free parking for guests either. The exit from more… the car park is difficult to exit without damaging your wheels to get to the card reader as it is on a concave bit of a bend and set away from the kerb. Silly design features like there not being a direct exit to the pool is frustrating too as you have to go out the front of the building through a carpark down stairs and up stairs to get to it. I feel like the neighbour above me is "big foot" as they are either so heavy footed or the ceiling doesn't block out the noise. If the lifts did not require passes and it wasn't practically impossible to get work men into your flat this would be a much better place to live. Silly things have having to do a NOC for every work man / delivery would make me think of leaving next year. The gym could be improved by having a better selection of free weights and cable machines. It's ok if you just want to do cardio.Show less
This is a lovely building, but the excessive security means that it is a frustrating place to live. Having to use the access card for the lifts makes even having guests round difficult and carrying shopping etc. There is never any free parking for guests either. The exit from the car park is difficult to exit without damaging your wheels to get to the card reader as it is on a concave bit of a bend and set away from the kerb. Silly design features like there not being a direct exit to the pool is frustrating too as you have to go out the front of the building through a carpark down stairs and up stairs to get to it. I feel like the neighbour above me is "big foot" as they are either so heavy footed or the ceiling doesn't block out the noise. If the lifts did not require passes and it wasn't practically impossible to get work men into your flat this would be a much better place to live. Silly things have having to do a NOC for every work man / delivery would make me think of leaving next year. The gym could be improved by having a better selection of free weights and cable machines. It's ok if you just want to do cardio.
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Marina Residences & Townhouses review, November 2014
Overpriced for what it is.
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Dennis
From Canada
Moved here in 2014, Living with spouse.
Positives
Size and layout.
Negatives
Parking and inaccessibility. A/C fees.
Perfect example of good idea with poor execution. Apartments are very spacious and could be luxurious if it wasn't for extremely poor workmanship. Got in the new apartment, after 3 years of light usage (professional couple travelling most of the time and eating outside) it's tearing apart. Water & drainage more… pipes burst occasionally. Access cards in elevators don't work most of the time. Parking is a huge issue as most apartments have only 1 designated parking space and there is no additional parking for guests. Very noisy due to construction of the mall, speed humps in front of the building and elephant neighbors from above. Fire alarm goes off often. Moisture build up (mold) is noticeable. Limited shopping and dining choices. Most neighbors Arab / European. Show less
Perfect example of good idea with poor execution. Apartments are very spacious and could be luxurious if it wasn't for extremely poor workmanship. Got in the new apartment, after 3 years of light usage (professional couple travelling most of the time and eating outside) it's tearing apart. Water & drainage pipes burst occasionally. Access cards in elevators don't work most of the time. Parking is a huge issue as most apartments have only 1 designated parking space and there is no additional parking for guests. Very noisy due to construction of the mall, speed humps in front of the building and elephant neighbors from above. Fire alarm goes off often. Moisture build up (mold) is noticeable. Limited shopping and dining choices. Most neighbors Arab / European.
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Marina Residences & Townhouses review, November 2014
Review of Marina Residences 3, Palm Jumeirah
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Ritesh
From Canada
Moved here in 2014, Family with children.
Positives
The Views
Negatives
No access to basic grocery / convenient store
Pros: Very nice, quiet 14 story building. Spacious bedrooms and living room. All apartments come c/w maids room. Amazing views of the Marina or The Atlantis (depending on what side of the building your apartment is facing, and how high you are). Good facilities like swimming pool & gym. Walking more… distance to Palm Jumeirah Park (jogging / walking track). Cons: Access to basic groceries is difficult - closest place would be either Carrefour at MOE, or Waitrose at Marina Mall. Party hall in building not very useful (no kitchen, no toilets, not furnished).Show less
Pros: Very nice, quiet 14 story building. Spacious bedrooms and living room. All apartments come c/w maids room. Amazing views of the Marina or The Atlantis (depending on what side of the building your apartment is facing, and how high you are). Good facilities like swimming pool & gym. Walking distance to Palm Jumeirah Park (jogging / walking track). Cons: Access to basic groceries is difficult - closest place would be either Carrefour at MOE, or Waitrose at Marina Mall. Party hall in building not very useful (no kitchen, no toilets, not furnished).
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Marina Residences & Townhouses review, November 2014
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Nena
From Greece
Moved here in 2014, Living alone.
Positives
Pool
Negatives
Noise
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Marina Residences & Townhouses review, October 2014
Marina Residences C type 2 bed + maids FULL SEA VIEWS
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Lucy
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2014, Living alone.
Positives
The view, pool and size of the apartment
Negatives
Bumps on the palm and lack of visitor parking
This is a great place to escape the fast paced city life! Your views are truly breathtaking looking out towards the Palm and the boats. Shared ammenities consist of a stunning large sparkling swimming pool and beautifully manicured gardens. There is also a great state-of-the-art gym with full facilities and more… floor to ceiling windows overlooking the pool as you workout. There are always taxis, the area is very safe, neighbours are lovely, the only possible downside of this is total lack of visitor parking or a 2nd car space... apart from that out of all property I ever saw in Dubai (and I have seen many) this stands out as the best place to live and enjoy The Palm at its very best.Show less
This is a great place to escape the fast paced city life! Your views are truly breathtaking looking out towards the Palm and the boats. Shared ammenities consist of a stunning large sparkling swimming pool and beautifully manicured gardens. There is also a great state-of-the-art gym with full facilities and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the pool as you workout. There are always taxis, the area is very safe, neighbours are lovely, the only possible downside of this is total lack of visitor parking or a 2nd car space... apart from that out of all property I ever saw in Dubai (and I have seen many) this stands out as the best place to live and enjoy The Palm at its very best.
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Marina Residences & Townhouses review, October 2014
Best flats on the Palm
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Bridgette
From Canada
Moved here in 2013, Family with children.
Positives
The location & the overall quality was top notch.
Negatives
Daily Fire alarms
Beautiful flat with quality finishing. The 2 bedroom flats on the second floor have a bonus super sized terrace to enjoy the beautiful views of the Marina or island. The wood floor in the master bedroom scratches very easily & the fire alarms tend to go off several more… times a day/night as they are very sensitive. We enjoyed our 3 years of Marina Residence living. Show less
Beautiful flat with quality finishing. The 2 bedroom flats on the second floor have a bonus super sized terrace to enjoy the beautiful views of the Marina or island. The wood floor in the master bedroom scratches very easily & the fire alarms tend to go off several times a day/night as they are very sensitive. We enjoyed our 3 years of Marina Residence living.
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Marina Residences & Townhouses review, September 2014
Marina Residences 2 bedroom
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Gina
From United Kingdom
Moved here in 2013, Family with children.
Positives
Pool and apartment size.
Negatives
Parking and damp
The apartment was spacious with a lovely sized balcony. The appliances were of a good quality. When we moved in there were wires hanging from the ceiling and we were told we would need to put a light fitting there, had to arrange for bare wires to be 'blanked off' more… in the kitchen when we moved in. Damp became a major issue and with parking becoming an everyday problem (police were admitted to the private underground parking to issue parking tickets to all vehicles not parked in a designated parking place!). Only one parking place for the apartment and absolutely nowhere else to park second vehicle... These issues along with a heavy increase in rent forced us to move after 3 years in the apartment. Landlord very unhelpful, damp, came back from 2 weeks holiday to an apartment full of mold, had to throw away bedding and launder soft furnishings and clean apartment at own cost.Show less
The apartment was spacious with a lovely sized balcony. The appliances were of a good quality. When we moved in there were wires hanging from the ceiling and we were told we would need to put a light fitting there, had to arrange for bare wires to be 'blanked off' in the kitchen when we moved in. Damp became a major issue and with parking becoming an everyday problem (police were admitted to the private underground parking to issue parking tickets to all vehicles not parked in a designated parking place!). Only one parking place for the apartment and absolutely nowhere else to park second vehicle... These issues along with a heavy increase in rent forced us to move after 3 years in the apartment. Landlord very unhelpful, damp, came back from 2 weeks holiday to an apartment full of mold, had to throw away bedding and launder soft furnishings and clean apartment at own cost.
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Marina Residences & Townhouses review, August 2014
Marina Residence 2 bedrooms
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Jesse
From Malaysia
Moved here in 2014, Family with children.
Positives
The layout of the apartment
Negatives
Extremely lack of public transport
I loved the layout and interior of my apartment, its very cozy and spacious for the family of 3 adults and 1 kid. Environment is family friendly too. The only problem is public transport services is quite limited here.
I loved the layout and interior of my apartment, its very cozy and spacious for the family of 3 adults and 1 kid. Environment is family friendly too. The only problem is public transport services is quite limited here.
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Marina Residences & Townhouses review, July 2014
Quiet, family block
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Dubai
From Europe
Moved here in 2013, Living with spouse.
Positives
The location and views
Negatives
The noise from the poor sound insulation
Home to new families and couples, Marina Residence is a very nice place to live. With spacious balcony's and views of either Burj Al Arab or Atlantis. We love living in this block due to its easy access from SZR, no traffic, no hassle! The only complaint would be the more… sound insulation, we hear the upstairs neighbors walking and the garbage shoot in the hallway! Show less
Home to new families and couples, Marina Residence is a very nice place to live. With spacious balcony's and views of either Burj Al Arab or Atlantis. We love living in this block due to its easy access from SZR, no traffic, no hassle! The only complaint would be the sound insulation, we hear the upstairs neighbors walking and the garbage shoot in the hallway!
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