Holiday Inn Downtown - Abu Dhabi  4 stars

ex. Sands Hotel Abu Dhabi

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

Guest Parking

private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is AED 30 per day.

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

City Center Abu Dhabi - 1.6 mi
Airports Bateen (AZI) - 7.1 mi, Abu Dhabi International (AUH) - 17.8 mi
Restaurants Nihal - 900 ft, Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge (cuisine: Thai, Vietnamese, Asian) - 1300 ft
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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
  • Animation
  • 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
Media
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

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.

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              Bed type: King Size bed
              Size: 325 sq. feet

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                    Holiday Inn Downtown LocationWhat's nearby

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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
                    • Emirates Palace
                      3.7 mi
                      West End Corniche, Abu Dhabi
                    • Mushrif Mall
                      4.6 mi
                      Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street (Old Airport Road), Hadbat Al Zaafran, Abu Dhabi
                    • Monte Carlo Beach Club
                      7.0 mi
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                    • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
                      8.6 mi
                      Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

                    Restaurants Nearby

                    • Nihal

                      62% likes this, based on 19 reviews

                      900 ft
                      Madinat Zayed

                      Phone: 02 631 8088

                    • Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge

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

                      1300 ft
                      Crowne Plaza Hotel Abu Dhabi

                      Phone: 009712 616 6101

                    • The Garden Restaurant

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

                      1300 ft
                      Crowne Plaza Hotel

                      Phone: 00971 2 616 6166

                    • Heroes Sports Bar

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

                      1400 ft
                      Basement Level, Crowne Plaza Hotel

                      Phone: 00971 26166101

                    • China Restaurant

                      81% likes this, based on 12 reviews

                      1400 ft
                      Hotel Novotel, Hamdan

                    Holiday Inn Downtown Reviews

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

                    Average guest rating

                    7.0
                    out 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

                      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.

                      • Average rating
                        7.8
                    • Family with children

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

                      • Average rating
                        8.8
                    • Couple

                      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!!)

                      • Average rating
                        10.0
                    • Older travelers

                      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.

                      • Average rating
                        7.8
                    • Older travelers

                      Romantic and formidable hotel with a good staff

                      Excellent hotel without any comment

                      • Average rating
                        9.6
                    • Single

                      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.

                      • Average rating
                        6.4
                    • Single

                      Good facilities and good location in Central Abu Dhabi

                      Rooms especially bathrooms a little tired looking.

                      • Average rating
                        7.4
                    • Single

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

                      • Average rating
                        8.8
                    • Group of friends

                      Very nice hotel I like to go there again

                      • Average rating
                        7.4
                    • Couple

                      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?

                      • Average rating
                        4.6
                    • Single

                      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.

                      • Average rating
                        7.0
                    • Single

                      Good value for the price

                      Poor internet connection, quite often not working wifi spots

                      • Average rating
                        7.0
                    • Single

                      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....

                      • Average rating
                        10.0
                    • Single

                      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.

                      • Average rating
                        8.4
                    • Single

                      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.

                      • Average rating
                        10.0
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