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Holiday Inn Kuwait
Ranked #10 of 69 Hotels in Kuwait City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 18, 2012

I travled to Kuwait and stayed in the Holiday Inn Salmiya for 1 full month while taking a college course about politics and oil in the Gulf. No matter what your purposes are for staying in Kuwait, the Holiday Inn Salmiya is a beautiful hotel with the nicest staff I have ever met! I tried most of the restaurants, all of which were delicious - especially the breakfast buffet. The rooms are small but comfortable, and the entire hotel is impeccably clean. The pool is nice, although sometimes crowded, and the gym is great as well. Overall, the Holiday Inn Salmiya is a great hotel in a great location!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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HolidayInnSalmiya, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Kuwait, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2012

Thank you for your wonderful review. We look forward in having you at the Holiday Inn Kuwait Salmiyah again.

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Reviewed June 18, 2012

What makes this hotel amazing is the staff. Anything you need, even if you express the slightest bit of unease, they assist you and make your trip easy. The cafe is convenient with good food. And there are multiple other restaurants in the hotel. The beds are comfy. The shuttle service is convenient and prompt. The rooms are nice. I slept great every night I was here (which was a lot of nights) never noisy or disturbing. Breakfast buffet is great too! They have a nice gym and exercise classes too. But again, it is the staff that made this a truly special experience.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

Holiday Inn Salmiyah is a great deal. The staff pays attention to every detail and is anxious to make your stay pleasant and comfortable. The breakfast buffet, included in the price, is legendary. Transportation from the airport, also included, is efficient and friendly. The rooms are clean and large. Mine had a lovely view of the sea. The public spaces such as the lobby and cafe, are lively and fun. Little touches, such as the guy serving Arabic coffee and dates, adds greatly to the charm and pleasant demeanor found at this gem of a hotel. The service is superb but not at all stuffy as in much pricier places. You get the distinct impression that they are really trying to make this a great hotel. I'm a hotel snob, but Holiday Inn Salmiyah is the exception to the rule!

Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
Thank Kathleen B
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

An excellent hotel in the center of Kuwait City. Staff speak English and other languages as well as Arabic. Room superb and TV with many channels catering for most European/English needs. Parking free but if driving in Kuwait be warned of speed bumps. These are normally before junctions and roundabouts and are large and unmarked, you have been warned!!

Room Tip: They all seemed excellent. Pool is on the top floor
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

i stayed here on business for a week and a half, the summary is great food but small rooms. The breakfast buffet is excellent - quality of the food is 5 star, as is the variety, and the staff are always courteous and helpful. The rooms are a different story, at 46 kd per nite you get a very comfortable bed but a very small room, adequate but dated bathroom, and a wardrobe which by design seems unable to open properly so that you have about 12 inches to stick your arm inside and ferret around for your clothes.There is a pool and gym, you can swim laps which is nice although its not more than about 15- 20m in length. Excellent steak house on the ground floor with mainly Filipina staff running the show in cowgirl gear...just as well because there isn't much else to do here at nite, no dancing or alcohol is allowed in Kuwait and you have to watch your behaviour in public...there are stories of people being arrested for hugging in public...

Room Tip: try to stay in the serviced apartments which are bigger, if you are there for over a week...otherwis...
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 12, 2012

Well located, great food. The airport transfers well organized.
Service good, room service (the only food I tried) very good.
The room was small, and the sea view ridiculously angular. Internet was slow, intermittently.
The cupboard remains a mystery to me - the sliding doors made access restricted and impossible to use fully.
Overall, just average.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

A wonderful experience, have previously stayed in the Crown Plaza in Kuwait. The Holiday Inn is more impressive, better facilities, better location, staff are customer focused and very friendly.
Transfers easil arranged, contact them in advance and they will arrange the Visitir Visa - this will save your hours at the airport.

Room Tip: Al rooms are fine
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Richard K
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HolidayInnSalmiya, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Kuwait, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2012

Thank you for your wonderful reviews of our Hotel. We look forward to having you again at the Holiday Inn Kuwait, Salmiyah.

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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Kuwait

Address: Hamad Mubarek Street Bldg 140, Kuwait City 22003, Kuwait
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Location: Kuwait > Kuwait City
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Kuwait City
#8 Business Hotel in Kuwait City
#10 Luxury Hotel in Kuwait City
Price Range: $194 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Kuwait 4*
Number of rooms: 189
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern, beachfront hotel with 6 splendid restaurants located in Kuwait's buzzing shopping district In the heart of Kuwait City overlooking the Arabian Gulf, the Holiday Inn(R) Kuwait - Salmiyah hotel is perfectly located for business and leisure. After a 25-minute complimentary shuttle ride from Kuwait International Airport, you can stroll along the Gulf road or walk to the near shopping malls. If you are in Kuwait on business, complimentary Wi-Fi and a Business Center means you can get work done fast, leaving plenty of time to relax. Thanks to 22 conference rooms, two stunning ballrooms and extensive free parking, the hotel is one of the best meeting and event venues in Kuwait. Need transport to Kuwait International Fair exhibition center or Kuwait's banking district? Ask the Concierge at any time of day or night. With themed buffets, live cooking and private dining rooms, our seven international restaurants let you dine around the world without leaving the hotel. Leisure guests enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere - and the fact that children aged 12 and under stay and dine free. Kids can play at the Rainbow Kids' Club while parents relax in the outdoor swimming pool or work out in the high-tech Fitness Center. Modern facilities, relaxing rooms & suits offering sweeping & spectacular views of the Gulf Road and a location in the bustling Salmiyah district of Kuwait means we offer something for every guest - a 4 stars hotel with 5 stars services. Hotel Internet Feature High-speed Wi-Fi is complimentary and consistent in all rooms and public areas. Just one of the reasons business and leisure guests return year after year to the Holiday Inn Kuwait - Salmiyah hotel. Hotel services & Amenities • individually controlled air conditioning and heating • Connecting rooms • Interactive LCD screens • Mini Bar • Coffee and tea making facilities • In room electronic safe • Free airport pick up and drop off • Business Center • Banquets & Meetings • Disabled Access • 6 Fine Dining on Site and one cafe shop • flower shop • laundry service • 24 room service • ATM machine • 24 hours Fitness Center • Beach Access • Kids Rainbow Club • Free High Speed wireless Internet • Outdoor Pool • Iron with ironing board In executive floor rooms. • Hairdryer • Electricity: 220 volts • Smoke detector and sprinklers • Complimentary newspaper • Car Rental Service • Valet Parking ... more   less 
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