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3.0 /5

The Torch

Score breakdown

How do residents score The Torch in the following categories?
Maintenance
3.5
Staff / Security
4.4
Gym / pool
2.9
Children friendly
3.0
Noise
2.6
Traffic near property
2.4
Guest parking
2.0

Resident reviews

4.6 /5
After the Renovations this place is Amazing!
The building doesnt have the best reputation because of the fires. But now that they overcompensated it with fireproof cladding the place offers probably the best value in Marina. Great location, great gym, great people. I've lived in Dubai for 5 years and I love this tower.
5 /5
Best Place to live and invest
I moved here 6 months ago, the location is amazing near to the main roads, super markets Carrefour and Spinneys, tram, metro, beach, restaurants and bars. The community is great international, educated and friendly. Great insulation I barely use the AC. Visitor parking available public RTA or private paid parking in the Marina Gate building. You can’t ask for more!
4.6 /5
Great place to stay
The location is excellent, easy to access the parking with less traffic. Clean building and the staff are very helpful and kind.
4.9 /5
Excellent building!
The Torch Tower is ideally situated, one minute from the sea, from the marina and from public transportation. The staff are very friendly. Gym and Pool are great.
4.3 /5
Great place to stay in!
I lived in Torch Tower for the past 3 years and i only left because i moved countries. the place is great, luxurious, staff are great and building is super clean. only thing i would advise you to live between 6-46th floors in order to access fast elevators. everything above 46 will take you some time to get there. rooms are spacious, gym and pool is great and the area has a 5 stars rating close to many shops, restaurants, services etc.. overall i highly recommend Torch Tower
2.3 /5
Good value but no one’s dream
The staff are really friendly and helpful and the apartments are good value for the rental cost. However the traffic around the building is appalling and the noise from it can be heard at least to 49th floor (maybe even higher). For high floors the lifts can mean regularly waiting for 10minutes, so make sure you leave extra journey time! The swimming pool is great however doesn’t get the sun after 11am in the winter months, so good for families with young children, not so good for the sun lovers - best to head over to a beach for sun. The external cladding gives some peace of mind from fires, but the fire alarm is extra sensitive and does go off for a few minutes every couple of weeks whenever someone in the building has burnt some toast. You learn to ignore it!
3.6 /5
Excellent value location
I've been living in the Torch for 5 years and I must say after dealing with the fire issues and the construction next door, the building is now excellent value with good size apartments and an amazing location. The external cladding has been replaced and fireproofed and the gym is being upgraded. There is barely any noise on the higher floors. Easy access to SZR. Only issue is the lack of guest parking.
1.9 /5
Lived 1 year
.Noise can go up to 32nd floor. Traffic is a problem during rush hours. Train rings a bell while passing the lights and this goes till 1 am ( this drive me crazy). Location wise great.
2.4 /5
Maintenance cost is a trick
I live in 13 floor. Escaping fire was easy. Happened one on December 2018 Had to fix heater, water tap, washing machine, clean vent, plumbing every time just below 500 dirhams. Pool is unusual during winter for heating not working and strong wind due to location. Furniture quality is awful. Stove has barely enough power and oven is not usable and cannot be fixed. Building power isnt sufficient. Wonder if it s same everywhere. Guest parking is practically non-existent. Location great. Marina walk with hi entertainment is just 2 minutes away.
3.1 /5
Beware of your maintenance costs
I do not regret being in the torch after 8 months. It s a great location, The noise of the on-going next door construction soon will be gone. Pool and gym are great (heating is not always working well, leaves pool unused for most of winter months and being on a funnel road, very strong wind blows almost always). What is bad? since day 1 , i have been confronted with malfunctioning equipment, water heating (land lord did not want to fix), oven and stove do not get enough power to really be useful, plumbing problems are monthly (landlord consider them my problem).... My conclusion, Torch yes, but make sure in your contract specifies what you have to pay and what not. And give it a thought. Almost everything is just below the threshold of 500 Dirhams.
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