Holiday Inn Downtown - Abu Dhabi

ex. Sands Hotel Abu Dhabi

Zayed The 1St Road Electra Street, Abu Dhabi 32430, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  show map
 4 stars
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Holiday Inn Downtown - Abu Dhabi

 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Billiards/Pool tables

Darts

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Overview

The excellent Holiday Inn Downtown offers individual rooms in proximity to Abu Dhabi Mall, Heritage Village and Qasr al-Hosn. Founded in 1980, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2012.

The property enjoys major location within minutes of embassies and exhibition centers. Holiday Inn Downtown is within about 30 minutes' walk of the center of Abu Dhabi.

Shopping centers and stores are minutes away from the hotel.

Holiday Inn Downtown lies within 15 minutes’ drive to Bateen airport.

Rooms

The property offers 257 guestsrooms appointed with free Wi-Fi, climate control, soundproof windows, a safe and a sofa. They are equipped with a small fridge, a microwave and a stove.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a buffet breakfast is served at the restaurant. The ideal restaurant serves first-class meals. The Tipar bar features billiards, karaoke and a terrace for guests' comfort and offers tea, coffee and afternoon tea.

You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs AED 40 per person per night. 

Services

The on-site limousine rentals help to explore the area.

Relax

The hotel caters to families with cribs, a mini club and a game room. The property offers a gym and fitness center to keep shape.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at AED 30 per day.

The staff at the hotel speaks English, Arabic, Hindi, Tagalog / Filipino.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   16.  Number of rooms:   257.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Free safe at reception
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Executive/Club floor
  • Lobby
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Fireplace
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Carte blanche

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Darts
  • Fitness center

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Game room
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Entertainment
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Sun terrace
  • Leisure/TV room
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Connecting rooms
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Towels

Kitchen facilities

  • Mini-fridge

Bedroom

  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  12 pm

Check-Out

  • until  2 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Zayed The 1St Road Electra Street, Abu Dhabi 32430, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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City Center
  • Abu Dhabi
    1.6 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Nihal
    900 ft
  • Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge (cuisine: Thai, Vietnamese, Asian)
    1300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  2 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    16
  • Number of rooms:
    257

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Rooms and availability

Holiday Inn Downtown Deluxe Double Room
Deluxe Double Room
Bed type: King Size bed
Size: 295 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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    Holiday Inn Downtown Premium Deluxe Double RoomHoliday Inn Downtown Premium Deluxe Double Room
    Premium Deluxe Double Room
    Bed type: King Size bed
    Size: 295 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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      Holiday Inn Downtown Executive Double Room
      Executive Double Room
      Bed type: King Size bed
      Size: 325 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Holiday Inn Downtown - Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi location
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        Hotel Address:

        Zayed The 1St Road Electra Street, Abu Dhabi 32430, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Abu Dhabi
          1.6 mi
        Airports
        Restaurants
        • Nihal
          900 ft
        • Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge (cuisine: Thai, Vietnamese, Asian)
          1300 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  12 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  2 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2012
        • Number of floors:
          16
        • Number of rooms:
          257

        Hotel Awards

        UAEHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedAbu DhabiHoliday Inn Downtown

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Luxury Hotels in United Arab Emirates

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        Holiday Inn Downtown Location

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        What's nearby

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 1.5 mi
        • Abu Dhabi Public beach - 2.6 mi

        Places of interest

        • Gold Souk - 2300 ft
        • Große Moschee - 4000 ft
        • Fish Market & Vegetable Souk - 4600 ft
        • Al Manhal Palace - 1.2 mi
        • Al Bateen Palace - 2.5 mi
        • Abu Dhabi Int. Marine Sports Club - 2.9 mi
        • Al Khubeirah Garden - 2.9 mi

        Shopping areas

        • Zayed City Center - 2000 ft
        • Abu Dhabi Mall - 1.1 mi
        • Al Wahda Mall - 1.3 mi
        • Marina Mall - 3.0 mi

        Stadiums

        • Ah Nahyan Stadium - 1.4 mi
        • Al Jazira Sports & Cultural Club - 2.9 mi

        Museums

        • Heritage Village - 2.9 mi

        Local Attractions

        • Sea Lion Interaction UAE - 1.5 mi
          Emirates Park Zoo, Abu Dhabi
        • Mushrif Mall - 4.6 mi
          Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street (Old Airport Road), Hadbat Al Zaafran, Abu Dhabi
        • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque - 8.6 mi
          Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
        • Emirates Palace - 3.7 mi
          West End Corniche, Abu Dhabi
        • Monte Carlo Beach Club - 7.0 mi
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        Restaurants Nearby

        • Nihal - 900 ft

          Address: Madinat Zayed
          Phone: 02 631 8088

          62% likes this, based on 19 reviews

        • The Garden Restaurant - 1300 ft

          Address: Crowne Plaza Hotel
          Phone: 00971 2 616 6166

          65% likes this, based on 39 reviews
          Cuisine: European, Asian, International, Philippine
          Price Range: USD 7 - USD 52

        • China Restaurant - 1400 ft

          Address: Hotel Novotel, Hamdan

          81% likes this, based on 12 reviews

        • Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge - 1300 ft

          Address: Crowne Plaza Hotel Abu Dhabi
          Phone: 009712 616 6101

          75% likes this, based on 156 reviews
          Cuisine: Thai, Vietnamese, Asian, Indonesian, Singaporean
          Price Range: USD 6 - USD 31

        • Heroes Sports Bar - 1400 ft

          Address: Basement Level, Crowne Plaza Hotel
          Phone: 00971 26166101

          76% likes this, based on 30 reviews
          Cuisine: Bistro, British, Bar, Brew Pub
          Price Range: USD 5 - USD 35

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  12 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  2 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2012
        • Number of floors:
          16
        • Number of rooms:
          257

        Hotel Awards

        UAEHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedAbu DhabiHoliday Inn Downtown

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Luxury Hotels in United Arab Emirates

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        Holiday Inn Downtown Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Downtown

        Average guest rating

        7.0out of 10
        Very good
        Based on 359 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Location
        9.0
        Rooms
        9.0
        Service
        9.0
        Value
        9.0
        Dining
        9.0

        Individual guest reviews

        • Single
          7.8

          Ambiance is nice plus the best thing i like about them is that they provide variety of TV channels which cater most of the different nationalities of the world.

        • Family with children
          8.8

          the place is clean and nice, accessible and staff are friendly and approachable

        • Couple
          10.0

          Fantastic value for money, I paid 300 Dhs for one night and it was worth 3 times that (but please don't put the prices up!!)

        • Older travelers
          7.8

          Good central city location. Efficient valet parking. Charming older decor.

          The swimming pool was unavailable. We were put into the wrong class of room, but it was readily rectified.

        • Older travelers
          9.6

          Romantic and formidable hotel with a good staff

          Excellent hotel without any comment

        • Single
          6.4

          rate is litte high. breakfast should be included.

          i ve requested for the B/Fast. the front desk staff said she will ask manager and will call. she never did.

        • Single
          7.4

          Good facilities and good location in Central Abu Dhabi

          Rooms especially bathrooms a little tired looking.

        • Single
          8.8

          I always find the staff very helpful and courteous. The rooms are very comfortable and it is well located in the city.

        • Group of friends
          7.4

          Very nice hotel I like to go there again

        • Couple
          4.6

          Only the location of the hotel.

          I thought that Hotel is luxury, but actually it's not. The main reason I selected this hotel only to try as I want to stay from beginning in this hotel, but I shocked when I stayed there. The building it's too old also they charge 20Dhs for the parking service during holiday days. Which is free charge parking during the weekend days in Abu Dhabi?

        • Single
          7.0

          good location - good rate

          Internet was terrible Ventilation was terrible I smelled cigarette smoke in my no smoking room all night. I will not stay at this hotel again.

        • Single
          7.0

          Good value for the price

          Poor internet connection, quite often not working wifi spots

        • Single
          10.0

          First of all, the hotel was very affordable and in good location. Also the hotel was very clean with helpful staffs. I feel very comfortable and relaxed in spending my weekend break.

          Nothing....

        • Single
          8.4

          Well about sands hotel..its location,acess to major malls,comfort,free wifi,bars,restaurant,check in check out,staffs,room service everything is more than the value you pay.Though I booked king size I coduldnt get the room while I check in but after few hours as they promised changed to king size.

          Wi fi weak in all king size room need to somehow improve this.chequers bar -when you go as single its hard to find a place and bartenders not helpful.massage/spa very ordinary.

        • Single
          10.0

          The professionalism and efficiency of reception staff. When I arrived, it seems that there was no non-smoking rooms available, so they decided to upgrade me to a club room on 16th floor. That was very nice of them.

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Holiday Inn Downtown - Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        Zayed The 1St Road Electra Street, Abu Dhabi 32430, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Abu Dhabi
          1.6 mi
        Airports
        Restaurants
        • Nihal
          900 ft
        • Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge (cuisine: Thai, Vietnamese, Asian)
          1300 ft
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  12 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  2 pm
        • Year renovated:
          2012
        • Number of floors:
          16
        • Number of rooms:
          257

        Hotel Awards

        UAEHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedAbu DhabiHoliday Inn Downtown

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Luxury Hotels in United Arab Emirates

        Use Badge