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“Cheap but basic” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday Inn Express Dubai-Internet City

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Holiday Inn Express Dubai-Internet City
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Tecom Zone, Knowledge City | PO Box 282647, Dubai, United Arab Emirates   |  
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Ranked #191 of 499 Hotels in Dubai
London
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Cheap but basic”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2010

This is a cheap hotel for the facilities it provides, although its location is not great. In any case, you only get the basic package, with a lot of issues which can be very much improved. The following are just some examples:
- Internet is not free, and in fact, is fairly expensive (20 dhm per hour). I tried the cable connection at the room, and it is also quite slow, specially on the uploads (e.g sending e-mails with attachments)
- Breakfast, although complementary, is very basic
- Room could be cleaner, specially furniture and corners of the bathroom
- No amenities by default, although you can ask for them
- Service isn't great: they lost a fax, took dirty towels but didn't give new ones, took forever to get an iron, door card keeps on needing to be re-coded or the door won't open, etc
- We warned about getting a taxi from the front desk: they provide a hotel car without a counter and ask you a certain amount at the end of the ride, which is 10-20% more expensive that a regular taxi.

So, summarizing, if you need a cheap accommodation around this area, come here, but don't expect much.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gurgaon, Haryana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2010

I have travelled many times to Dubai for work and leisure, and stayed in various hotels. This time around I wanted a good value for money hotel for my brief stay. I found Holiday in Express Internet City a fantastic experience. Its is well located with easy access. The staff were amazingly courteous and helpful, which was something you dont expect much of in a budget hotel. The room was very clean, well kept, and had all the basic facilities you require with no frills. Interestingly, for a budget hotel, they have a good bar and restaurant, and what I enjoyed most was a lovely open-air restaurant and bar in the rooftop of the hotel which had a great ambience and a lovely view of a Dubai. I will definitely return to Holiday Inn Express for my next visit.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2010

Perfect for our needs. As a resident of Abu Dhabi this was a great place to stay if you want a night on in Dubai. Cheaper end of the scale but staff were very helpful, especially compared to the Ibis chain in Dubai. Breakfast included. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2010

This is the 3rd time I am visitng this hotel and would just drop a short view on it - while minimalistic (for example no complimentary drinking water, internet is not complimentary, no room service, soap and shampoo all in one in a tube you need to squeeze) etc., the hotel is still good value for the money and for shorter stays up to 3 days. Given that my company is near by, it suits me quite well. You still have a mini bar (empty) which you can stuff with ur own stuff, it is totally OK to order "food delivery" from outside restaurants and the reception people will notify you that you have something to pick up, water kettle with some sugar and tea&coffee bags are provided complimentary.

If you mind your budget and are ready to compromise on perks for shorter stays, this place is OK.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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male
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2010

I will make my comment very short,I had a great stay,They made my stay wonderfull.Every One should try it

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Al Ain - UAE
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2010

I''ve been staying in this two star hotel which should deserves four star statusfor 04 nights. My. stay was very comfortable which ic value for my

budjet (specially being a business traveller). The staff was excellent with very courtius manners.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2010

I Came to dubai for a short visit earlier of this month,I was there alomost 4 days,It was my first time stayed in an express hotel,Science its a limited service hotel i fell very much comfertable of my stay.Saff was very nice and very helpful,They were always there to help the guest,sometimes they go for bit an extra miles to help guest.The vista restaurant was excelent with the view and the food,Its having the nice view of Palms.Housekeeping staff was realy nice.Even some of my friends said that were happy too.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Dubai-Internet City

Address: Tecom Zone, Knowledge City | PO Box 282647, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #191 of 499 Hotels in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Holiday Inn Express Dubai-Internet City 2*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Express by Holiday Inn Dubai-Internet City. The Hotel is located in the heart of a major business district in Dubai incorporating Knowledge Village, Internet City and Media City.The Hotel offers convenience for business and leisure travelers with easy access to the Dubai-Abu Dhabi highway and being close to the largest mall in Dubai Mall of the Emirates, the rapidly developing Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Palm, offers our leisure travellers a variety of activities to choose from including shopping, skiing, dinning, entertainment and many more. Express by Holiday Inn Dubai-Internet City is in close proximity to the bus station that leads you directly to Dubai Gold Souk and Dubai Creek .Express By Holiday Inn Dubai-Internet City features 244 contemporary style bedrooms individually air conditioned, offering guests a comfortable, warm and friendly stay. All rooms have en-suite facilities, power shower, direct dial telephones, work station, mini fridge, safe box, satellite T.V. and underground car-park facilities.Express by Holiday Inn Dubai-Internet City is committed to offer guests the best product combining convenience of location with the quality and value for which Express by Holiday Inn brand is famous for around the world. ... more   less 
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