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

Overview

Holiday Inn Downtown offers fine accommodation in Abu Dhabi. An example of international architecture, this hotel opened in 1980 and was fully restored in 2012.

This business hotel is situated 1.6km from Qasr al-Hosn, Abu Dhabi Mall and Al Manhal Palace. Abu Dhabi city center is 3km away.

The nearby surroundings feature embassies and exhibition centers.

Just 15 minutes from Bateen airport.

Rooms

The hotel offers 255 individual rooms with such room amenities as individual climate control, a laptop-size safe, a minibar, satellite TV and a writing desk. They provide bathrooms with free toiletries, bathrobes and slippers.

Eat

A deluxe breakfast is served daily. The exceptional restaurant serves Italian meals in a contemporary atmosphere. The contemporary in-house bar features a terrace.

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

Services

For business guests Holiday Inn Downtown offers a business center, conference facilities and a photocopier, while leisure travelers can enjoy a safe deposit box, a tour desk and a beauty salon.

Relax

A wellness center, shiatsu massage and a health club are available on-site. Guests can go in for darts, billiards and golf at the hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is 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
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Fireplace
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Activities

  • Darts

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Karaoke
  • Night club
  • Entertainment
  • Billiards/Pool tables
  • Fitness center
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Sun terrace

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers

Kitchen facilities

  • Mini-fridge

Bedroom

  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • 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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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)
    1400 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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        Bed type: Quad
        Size: 295 sq. feet
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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)
                    1400 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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                  • Convention centers
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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 - 1400 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

                  • Ruchi Restaurant - 1400 ft

                    Address: Ground Floor, Abdul Aziz Jasim Humaid Al Zaabi Building, Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street (Hamdan Street), Al Markaziyah
                    Phone: 02-6792679

                    61% likes this, based on 8 reviews

                  • Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge - 1400 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)
                    1400 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

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