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

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Rooftop pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Billiards/Pool tables

Darts

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Overview

The sophisticated 4-star Holiday Inn Downtown is set in a shopping area minutes away from Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi Mall and Al Wahda Mall. Residing in a 16-story building, the hotel was opened in 1980 and renovated in 2012.

The Capital Garden and Zayed City Center are located just 650 meters from the venue. The property is set a 30-minute stroll from Abu Dhabi center.

Embassies, exhibition centers and government offices are short distance from the premises.

Rooms

Holiday Inn Downtown offers individual rooms with a stunning view of the city featuring free Wi-Fi, climate control, soundproof windows, TV and a sofa. In-room self-catering facilities include a small fridge, an electric kettle and a washing machine.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a buffet breakfast is served at the restaurant. The lobby restaurant serves Asian dishes. Guests can unwind at the Tipar bar, serving a wide range of tea, juices and afternoon tea as well as snacks and cakes. Guests can dine in Nihal and Just Falafel located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

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

Services

Along with currency exchange, a designated smoking area and a luggage storage there are computer equipment, a business center and a copier available on the premises.

Relax

The hotel offers a mini club and a game room for guests with children. On-site amenities for fitness include fitness classes and a gym.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible at a location nearby.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Safe deposit box
  • 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

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
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Game room
  • Kids club

Leisure facilities

  • Rooftop 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
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Connecting rooms
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Rollaway beds
  • Chaise lounges
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • 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 16 may stay at the price of AED 150 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • All children under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

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
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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      Size: 295 sq. feet
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        Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
        Size: 295 sq. feet
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          Bed type: King-size bed or 2 Single beds
          Size: 295 sq. feet
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              Bed type: King-size bed
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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
                  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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                  What's nearby

                  Popular areas

                  • City Center - 1.5 mi

                  Places of interest

                  • Hamdan Centre - 1700 ft
                  • The Capital Garden - 2000 ft
                  • Liwa Centre - 2300 ft
                  • ADNOC Headquarters - 2700 ft
                  • Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Co Limited - 2700 ft
                  • Formal Park - 3300 ft
                  • Zakum Development Company - 3300 ft
                  • Lake Park - 4000 ft
                  • Große Moschee - 4000 ft
                  • Qasr Al Hosn Exhibition - 5000 ft
                  • Urban Park - 1.0 mi
                  • Abu Dhabi Investment Authority - 1.1 mi
                  • The Landmark Tower - 1.1 mi
                  • Heritage Park - 1.2 mi
                  • The Galleria, Al Maryah Island - 1.3 mi
                  • Cleveland Clinic - 1.4 mi
                  • Family Park - 1.4 mi

                  Shopping areas

                  • World Trade Center Mall - 3300 ft
                  • Khalidiyah Mall - 1.6 mi

                  Monuments and Landmarks

                  • Gold Souk - 2300 ft
                  • Fish Market & Vegetable Souk - 4600 ft
                  • Qasr al-Hosn - 5000 ft
                  • Al Manhal Palace - 1.2 mi

                  Parks

                  • Ah Nahyan Stadium - 1.4 mi

                  Business areas

                  • Zayed City Center - 2000 ft
                  • Abu Dhabi Mall - 1.1 mi
                  • Al Wahda Mall - 1.3 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: British
                    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

                  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
                  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