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Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sheikh Zayed The First ( Electra/7th) | P.O. Box 32430, Abu Dhabi 32430, United Arab Emirates (Formerly Sands Hotel Abu Dhabi)
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before everything I want to say that I am so disappointed with the room, it was supposed to be a studio, it is just a regular room with a microwave and additional cupboards. Then the room was stinking cigarette (I am not a smoker), imagine how I felt for two nights? The guy at the reception confirmed me that the... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Fett92, Thank you for posting a review of our property. We strive to give great and impressive service to all of our guests and it is regrettable we fell short of your expectations during your stay. Rest assured that we take the confidence our guests place in us very seriously and work diligently to rectify any unsatisfactory experiences. If... More

Doha, Qatar
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

have stayed in this hotel a few times now , and cannot fault anything about the hotel , staff very friendly within the hotel and also the bar on the upper floor the Tippar i think it is called. As for the other bar the Harvesters again all the staff are very friendly and helpful, Ryan that works behind the... More

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8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great place to stay....for me, the location is great. - Very friendly staff - Rooms are clean and comfortable. - Gym not too big or too small, perfect for a daily workout. - The lunch and dinner buffet are excellent, very good variety. - I had a couple of small problems, but were quickly resolved. I strongly recommend this hotel... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I can't say anything negative about this hotel..friendly staff and accommodating staff...good food and great service over all!!!I will definitely go back over and over again...you should also try their seafood night which overs amazing variety of food apart from seafood...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

ocation of this hotel is the best as it is situated in the city centre. Rooms are small but clean and well maintained. Had a good time listening to the band of Harvesters Pub located at their ground floor brings me good memories. The hotel is budget friendly and the staff are very approachable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have recently stayed in Sands Hotel during my local leave from 18-22 June, they have offered me a very reasonable price for the room I booked. Although the room was old, it was well maintained by the housekeeping. The concierge were so helpful upon my checking in as they have accompanied me with my bags till I reached my... More

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Abu dhabi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

I have stayed in sands hotel with my family lately and the first thing i noticed was the warm welcome of the staff at the reception. For the rooms it's a bit old but it's okay since the rates are very cheap and affordable.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Me and my partner prefer to stay in this hotel every time we are in Abu Dhabi. Overall I think that the hotel offers very good services. Location is the best because it is accessible to restaurants, bars, malls, banks. Although when you are in this hotel you don't need to go out anymore because they have almost everything you... More

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Sands-UAE-Managment, General Manager at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this inspiring review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and will definitely pass on your compliments to our associates. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I always stay in the Sands Hotel when I am in Abu Dhabi. The rooms are comparatively small and a bit drab but that is reflected in the price. I understand that refurbishment is taking place and this is being done floor by floor. It is in a good location, has live music in 3 locations, a variety of food... More

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Sands-UAE-Managment, General Manager at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments! We were happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and do hope that you return in the near future to experience our newly renovated guestrooms which will be ready this 2014. The Management More

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18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

If you are travelling with your partner AVOID, AVOID, AVOID. We stayed here for one night, and that was more than enough. We went to the bar located within the hotel and were utterly disgusted at how many 'working girls' were hanging around in the bar area. One even kept eyeing up my partner in front of me. The food... More

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Sands-UAE-Managment, General Manager at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, responded to this review

Let me begin with an apology for your experience at Sands Hotel is frustrating and it is never our intention. We are always committed to providing our guests with the highest quality services and facilities. We appreciate your detailed comments and thank you for sharing with us. All your comments were handled by our department heads and actions have been... More

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Address: Sheikh Zayed The First ( Electra/7th) | P.O. Box 32430, Abu Dhabi 32430, United Arab Emirates (Formerly Sands Hotel Abu Dhabi)
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Abu Dhabi
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Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown 4*
Number of rooms: 257
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Also Known As:
Sands Hotel Abu Dhabi

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