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Howard Johnson Diplomat Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Shk Khalifa Street | PO Box 73095, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates   |  
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Ranked #101 of 116 hotels in Abu Dhabi
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6 hotel reviews
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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.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Chennai (Madras), India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 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 reasonably clean. The bedspreads, pillow covers, towels are all replaced promptly everyday and are all clean. The bathrooms are maintained cleanly.
The complimentary breakfast is decent, though has limited options.

The accommodation is quite spacious. The room is equipped with a microwave, an electric kettle and a refrigerator. The bathrooms are little small with a bath tub.

There are a number of night clubs in the hotel, providing all night entertainment. The downside of this hotel is the tremendous noise coming from these clubs all night. Particularly at upper floors (above 10th floor), one cannot have a peaceful sleep.

There are not many interesting Cable TV channels available. Internet is available on paid basis, through LAN connection at 10 Dirhams for 1 hour. The central airconditioning is ok.

It is fairly easy to get a taxi near the hotel any time of the day/ night.

Recommended only for a couple of day’s stay. Not for a stay with family.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms above 10th floor to have less disturbance from the blaring noise coming from the discos...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hamilton, Ontario
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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 cinemas, KFC, pizza hut all that stuff, taxis are really expensive in this city, the price was okay... it was free not sure our friend paid for it as courtsey

the one thing i didnt like about this property was the bar built right in the ground floor, creepy bengali people staring at your wife and kids its really uncomfortable, the noise is a lot, shouldnt have a night club/bar right in the building where couples and families are there to spend a vacation... and secondly the price of internet use... wow 10 dirhams or 20 dirhams for one hour of internet use, ridiculous should be free like every place or have a package of like 20 for 24 hours! or something, hate paying for stupid internet service by the house. not happy.

but they did provide us extra blankets, beds, etc...

hmm over all a good experience :) gym was fine too used it a couple of times, i am going to post pictures also


will def. go there again

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hyderabad, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

I recently stayed in this hotel and would like to share my experiances. The room service is OK, Hotel facilities are pathitic, Food is worst. Value for your money is spent is not justified. Too much of noise due to the night club located in the same building.

Room Tip: Do not visit this hotel if you are visiting along with a family. OK if you are alone and on a busine...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Muscat, Oman
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2011

I stayed here for two weeks for my business purpose. The hotel location is good and the rooms are large and spacious.
Its having around 5 to 6 bars. so at night the hotel was fully crowded with the people from outside to the bars ...
and also the music from the bars goes so loud punching sound throughout night till 2 am .and always the loud speaking voices of the people in front of the rooms who comes out of the bar at late night... which all is an utter disturbance to sleepp ... !!!
The food was only average .. the hotel is only recommended for the tourists who loves night life ... not for the family mode or buisness class !!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Peshawar Pakistan
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2011

I used to stay in this hotel for 2 nights and liked it, as my stay was a free :P (courtesy to my friend)

Room was spacious with clean bathroom and city view was good. Food in the restaurant was finished (surprise) so i had to order and wait for some 30 minutes. Its quality was just below average

There were few bars (fillipino on 17th to hook a lady) and some English pub on the ground floor (for the same purpose). Room service was ok. Don't know about the breakfast as i missed it twice due to late woke up. Oh yes some construction work was on (adjucent to hotel) all the night, so couldn't slept well and finished as soon as my stay was over.

Has no parking, yet found front desk staff a bit polite and helpful.
Overall stay was an average

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2009

Bad place to stay. Rooms are cheap but the entire hotel smells of cigarette smoke . Poor airconditioning , impersonal staff and disturbance due to late night activity ( you can hear music thumping in your rooms) in the dance clubs which seem to be fronts for pick-up joints .No parking space .Could be avoided.

  • Liked — Cheap rooms
  • Disliked — Cigarette smoke smell in the air
  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Shk Khalifa Street | PO Box 73095, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Abu Dhabi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #101 of 116 hotels in Abu Dhabi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Howard Johnson Diplomat Hotel 3*
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