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Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown

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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

“I like the location. I liked the swimming pool with the view. i ordered the biriyani really its very very very tasty it was really nice.The staff are very kind and friendly. The rooms are clean.The bar & restaurant at -1 floor really good.

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IHG_AUHDTWN, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Noufi K, Thank you for taking the time to write your review on TripAdvisor, we are delighted to learn of your positive experience! We have shared your feedback with our team and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Best Regards, Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown Team

Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 2, 2017

This hotel is located in the city centre and within walking distance to restaurants. If you do wish to visit attractions like the Grand Mosque or Ferrari World, I would recommend that you take taxis. They are cheap, plentiful and use meters. I also used them from/to airport. The service here was excellent throughout my stay. From Macau concierge who...

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AUH_DTWN, Manager at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, responded to this review

Dear rc33, Thank you for sharing a wonderful feedback! There is no greater satisfaction than receiving kind words from a valued guest. Thank you for letting us know so many standout features of your stay and our colleagues from all departments, from front desk, concierge, restaurant to health club, have been providing extraordinary guest service which is a hallmark of...

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed for 16 days with my family in this hotel. The whole experience was really good. The location and the hotel facilities are perfect for someone who is coming to Abu Dhabi on vacation or for business. The hotel staff is very nice and friendly. Abdo and Joshua helped me a lot with the reservations and other requests. The...

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IHG_AUHDTWN, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, responded to this review

Dear RenatoCoelho1973, We are delighted to read about your positive experience at our hotel! Thank you very much for commending the commitment and friendliness of our colleagues as well as our first class facilities. We truly love hearing from our guests and we thank you for taking the time to write your positive review! Looking forward to welcoming you back...

Philippines
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the oldest of he ihg group of hotels. It's well kept and good value. Central. Breakfast ok....bar with live music at the basement...all in all a reasonable stay....but if you are not on a too tight a budget stay at the Crown plaza nearby.

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AUH_DTWN, Manager at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, responded to this review

Dear snkay, On behalf of Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown team, we would like to thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to read that you had an enjoyable time with us. We look forward to having you back in the near future. Best Regards, Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown Team

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have now been staying at this hotel for four months. It has been a pleasure from day one, the staff are so attentative and friendly I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel in fact I already have. I would like to thank you all for your kindness and friendship from Ramy (GM) Bullwinder and Taufik (sales) Ali (front desk)...

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AUH_DTWN, Manager at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Steve H, Thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown for your long stay. We are very delighted to read that you were very well taken care of by our wonderful team during your stay. Your kind words of encouragement will be shared with everyone in the team and we will recognize them for how their services have...

Rome, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After all the basics are covered, what makes staying in a hotel a pleasure is how the staff interacts with you. Well, staying at the Holiday Inn Downtown in Abu Dhabi has been memorable. From the moment we checked in, until our last minute there all the staff did their best to ensure we were happy. And they really achieved...

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AUH_DTWN, Manager at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, responded to this review

Dear G4LSA, Thank you for taking the time to post a review about your recent stay in Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown. Your warm comment about the helpfulness of our colleagues is highly appreciated and a true motivation boost to our team. It was a true pleasure to have you with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Hotel, staff are very friendly and professional. Front office and concierge staff are superb, professional, polite and very welcoming. Valet Parkers are great too. Nice GYM and pool. excellent location in the city center.

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IHG_AUHDTWN, Manager at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, responded to this review

Dear SamZak1704, Thank you for sharing a review. We are thrilled you enjoyed all of the hotel features including the central location, professional and polite team members, and nice amenities. We hope to have an opportunity to host you again soon! Best Regards, Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms are comfortable & nice. A+ service.Only multi-GYM requires a bit up-gradation. Location wise awesome & convenient to market, malls & other places. In-house pub "Harvester" is also too good. Enlisted are the name of the hotel staff / friends who have win my heart because of their down to earth nature and service : 1) Taufik (Manager) * 2)...

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AUH_DTWN, Manager at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Raja D, Thank you for sharing a review. We are delighted to read that you felt like home in our hotel. We are indeed proud to have such outstanding team members who place the customers needs as their highest mission. Trust that your kind words about everyone in the hotel will be shared with the team and we will...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My stay has been really nice. Staff is excellent and cordial. Special thanks to Abdo, Joshua, Taufik , Rupesh for making my stay more enjoyable. Service is excellent and they really care for their guests comfort.

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AUH_DTWN, Manager at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Basanta D, Thank you so much for your comment. It is heartwarming to read the highlights of the genuine and friendly attitude that you have experienced at our hotel, especially from Abdo, Joshua, Taufik , Rupesh. We will definitely share with the team and we are sure they will be more than happy to hear from you. Thank you...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paid Price vs my 5 senses' observation + how was I treated as a 1st time guest in a simple clothing.👀👃🏻👅👂🏻👇🏻😁 GOOD😁 Customer service via phone is pleasant and helpful. The lobby is simple and wide, no nasty smell.Receptionist who helped us is pleasant and organized. Corridors have simple interior + no nasty smell. Everybody was quick to respond to...

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AUH_DTWN, Manager at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Rhia L, Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience in Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown. It is fantastic to know our unparalleled service established a seamless experience, and that our professional team members were quick to respond to your requests. Thank you for also letting us know how much you enjoyed the room, decor and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated in the heart of Abu Dhabi, the Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown offers a dynamic destination for business and leisure travellers. Indulge in the unique pleasures of Abu Dhabi hotel rooms and suites appointed with every imaginable comfort and amenity - the ideal choice for stays of a night, a week, or more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown

Address: Electra Street | Zayed The 1st Rd, Abu Dhabi 32430, United Arab Emirates (Formerly Sands Hotel Abu Dhabi)
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Abu Dhabi
Price Range: $53 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#20 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Ask for a quiet room if you are sensitive to noise”
seasoned_traveller6, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Free breakfast!”
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“perfect location.”
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“Ask for upgrade.”
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“Opt for higher floors.. all rooms would offer a typical urbanscape”
beegeepee, Apr 18, 2017 | Read review
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