Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown

ex. Sands Hotel Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed The First Rd, Electra St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  show map
 4 stars
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Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Lobby bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Rooftop pool

Overview

The sophisticated Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown is situated short distance from an ice rink in Abu Dhabi and offers a nightclub, a sundeck and a sauna. Residing in a 16-story building, the hotel was opened in 1980 and renovated in 2012.

Just 3 km from the center of Abu Dhabi known for Liwa Centre, World Trade Center Mall and Hamdan Centre. A palace and a mosque lie a short distance away.

Shoppers will find shopping centers and a market within a few minutes of the hotel.

Rooms

There are 257 individual rooms at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown feature satellite TV, individual climate control, a private safe, a speaker phone and a refrigerator. Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown offers rooms with a stunning view over the city. These rooms have marble floor and elegant furniture.

Eat & Drink

Dining options include a hot buffet breakfast served every morning. A range of Asian dishes is offered at the lobby restaurant. The poolside bar features billiards and live music and serves snacks and cakes as well as tea, juices and afternoon tea. Guests can wine and dine at Heroes Sports Bar and Moti Mahal, located in the neighborhood.

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

Services

There are limousine rental services on site.

Relax

Along with a wellness area and a treatment room, guests will appreciate beauty therapy, full body massage and reflex massage on the premises. 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

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Souvenir shop
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Exterior corridors
  • Fireplace
  • Carte blanche
  • Executive/club floor
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Billiards/ Pool tables
  • Darts

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's menu
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Rooftop pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Treatment room
  • Beauty treatment
  • Back massage
  • Reflex massage
  • Head massage
  • Full body massage
  • Foot massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Pillow menu

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • 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. 

How to reach hotel

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

Sheikh Zayed The First Rd, Electra St, 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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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed
Size: 360 sq. feet
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  • Private bathroom
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    Premium Deluxe Double Room
    Bed type: King-size bed or 2 Single beds
    Size: 295 sq. feet
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    • Private bathroom
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      Premium Deluxe King Room
      Bed type: King-size bed
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        Executive Double Room
        Bed type: King-size bed
        Size: 325 sq. feet
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        Executive King Room
        Bed type: King-size bed
        Size: 325 sq. feet
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          Business Suite
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            How to reach hotel

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

            Hotel Address:

            Sheikh Zayed The First Rd, Electra St, 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 Abu Dhabi 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

            • Zayed City Center - 2000 ft
            • World Trade Center Mall - 3300 ft
            • Abu Dhabi Mall - 1.1 mi
            • Al Wahda Mall - 1.3 mi
            • 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

            Stadiums

            • Ah Nahyan Stadium - 1.4 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

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            Best Luxury Hotels in United Arab Emirates

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            Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi 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 Abu Dhabi Downtown Abu Dhabi location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            Sheikh Zayed The First Rd, Electra St, 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 Abu Dhabi Downtown

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

            Use Badge