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Howard Johnson Diplomat Hotel

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Shk Khalifa Street | PO Box 73095, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #108 of 120 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Phuket, Thailand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I am an easy traveller, happy to stay in 3 star hotels and have done so around the world in over 40 countries. This was by far the worst service I have ever received. When we booked online were booked 2 double bed room, free parking and free breakfast for a standard amount. Upon arriving there we were shouted at... More 

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Hyderabad, India
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Hotel is located in a convenient location with excellent facilities suiting my budget. The stay was almost all like staying at home or like staying in a serviced apartment with homely atmosphere. The place is well connected by all means of transportation and near to Abu Dhabi Corniche

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

i have stayed in the HJ hotel on a number of previous occasions, as have colleagues of mine. Previous experiences were not bad but I stopped over in the HJ hotel enroute from the UK. It started off badly when there was no record of my hotel booking (I ad to trawl through emails to find the online booking confirmation).... More 

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Pune, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

My company books me into this hotel when I'm in Abu Dhabi. I must have stayed here over 15 times this year and here's my honest opinion about the place: The pros: 1. The staff at the reception, the security guards and the bell boys are far beyond excellent! They have been extremely helpful to me everytime I've stayed here... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Rooms are clean, spacious but no complementary water bottles when we stayed there the last time. Hotel is near Corniche and tourist club area, so everything is within walking distance. Bad thing is they don't have a lot of recreational facilities.

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Pune, India
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Stayed there for two days and it was a decent experience. The location is good as there's a multiplex and lots of eating joints around. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The rooms are quite spacious. Their wifi policy is weird in which the give coupons of two hours usage and it can be logged in on one device at... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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72 reviews 72 reviews
32 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This is a far cry from a hotel, worst customer service ever! Rooom was not clean, smelled of too much smoke, lights are too dim, amenities below average not even water is avaialble, the bed cover/ blanket is actually just a bed sheet and the pillow cases had an odore as well. walls are evry thin, elevator has a lound... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

rooms are good. Room service is nice. Well maintained house keeping. Communication service is ok. Avoid Thursday and Friday stay. Food quality is ok. The location is very good and so no need to worry about the food.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Howard Johnson is located in the commercial centre of Abudhabi. A handful of supermarkets and few restaurants are located around the hotel. There are a couple of Indian restaurants also within walk-able distance. The front office staff are not so friendly. One will always get a cold response in the reception. However, the room service is ok. The rooms are... More 

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Hamilton, Ontario
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

the room was clean, it was cleaned everyday, the washroom was cleaned every day by the cleaners.... staff - huge problem with their attitude, i don't know whats stuck up their @!#!@# but they are not friendly. over all the hotel ammenties is great, the location is awesome, right in downtown you can say of Abu Dhabi, walking distance maria... More 

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