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“Surprisingly Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Holiday Inn Kuwait

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Holiday Inn Kuwait
Ranked #6 of 69 Hotels in Kuwait City
Certificate of Excellence
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
79 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Surprisingly Good”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised by this hotel, since Holiday Inn is not a brand I would normally select. In fact, with large rooms, good service and a nice variety of restaurants I would recommend this hotel as a good choice for a business trip to Kuwait. Two aspects were particularly noteworthy: The free wi-fi was excellent with good coverage and speed. Secondly breakfast was available for 5 hours, from 6-11am, making it both convenient and not too crowded, with a large choice of Western and Middle-Eastern dishes. This was a nice contrast to many hotels (including 5*), where breakfast can often be an over-crowded scrum. Overall, a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed September 2013
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1 Thank Slitherin
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HolidayInnSalmiyah, Manager at Holiday Inn Kuwait, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
Dear Slitherin,

Thank you for taking the time to write about us on tripadvisor.com. We appreciate that you enjoyed the guest services offered at out Hotel. We do look forward to your next visit with us.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • French first
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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39 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2013

I had been regulalry visiting Holiday Inn, Salmiya (Kuwait City) hotel, this was my 5th visit and always liked the hospitality of the front desk staff who took utmost care of me being a SPG member.

I always get an upgrade of room and the rooms whenever I got was the best accorinding to me. Bed sheet smelled wornderful, and were very clean. It had big rooms and beautiful sea side view and the bathroom had all the basic amenities and it was very clear instruction to the staff when escorted to the room to describe and give a basic safety instruction to be followed.

I was very happy with the breakfast, the spread catered to all nationalities. The staff at the restuarants were very kind and nice and provide their best service. The food at the chinese restaurant one should not miss.

I invited my cousins for a dinner and visited The Japanese restuarant, this was my first visit at this hotel, and I can confirm you that food was excellent. It had its own cosy side at the hotel, though the waiters don not come frequesntly when required, it was not a serious matter as it was more pvt.

The location of the hotel is nice, very close and opp to gulf waters, but not many restaurants nearby, except for a shopping complex, where you have a limited choice, however choice at the hotel is more and good value for money.

I would be staying and visiting at this hotel again.

Room Tip: If not the sea side, then overlooking the garden or the road side is also fine. But try to take a ro...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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2 Thank DeepakAmin
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HolidayInnSalmiyah, Manager at Holiday Inn Kuwait, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Dear DeepakAmin,

Thank you for taking the time to write about us and the services provided by our Hotel at Tripadvisor.com. We do look forward to having you with us again.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2013

This is my 3rd stay in this hotel. This is my business home when I travel to Kuwait. I have never been disappointed with the service. A big shout out and thank you to the front desk lady (sorry forgot to take your name) who went out of her way to lend me her personal blackberry charger for my 2 slowly dying blackberry's. I will be back and I will recommend this hotel to all my colleagues & friends.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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2 Thank Captainjnr
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HolidayInnSalmiyah, Manager at Holiday Inn Kuwait, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Dear Captainjnr,

It is always a pleasure to serve our guest. We thank you for taking the time to write about us on Tripadvisor and looking forward to your next visit with us.
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London, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
114 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

What a lovely hotel, great rooms, lots of Restaurants to choose from really makes a difference. The guest rooms are really comfortable and very clean. Housekeeping ensure they stock up on soaps, shampoos and towels. Great, friendly staff.

Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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3 Thank William C
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HolidayInnSalmiyah, Manager at Holiday Inn Kuwait, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
Dear William C,

Thank you for review about us on Tripadvisor. We look forward to having you at our hotel again.
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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Big rooms and nice gulf view. Clean and good quality of pillows and mattress. Small swimming pool. The staff is polite. Not many things to do around the hotel but may things to do (restaurants) in the hotel area. Would suggest it, if visiting Kuwait for business.

Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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HolidayInnSalmiyah, Manager at Holiday Inn Kuwait, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
Dear GeorgeK1971,

Thank you for taking the time to write about property on Tripadvisor.com. We look forward to your visit with us again.
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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This was my second hotel in Kuwait for business. This place is amazing in all corners. The hotel management is excellent- very friendly, accommodating and helpful. They go above and beyond in service which is why it's always full!! I had the apartment style - long term stay rooms. My room was a like an apartment- entry way, living room (sofa, two chairs, coffee table, desk, TV & end tables), Kitchen (dorm style fridge, two burners, microwave, sink & 2 seater dining table), powder room, bedroom and bathroom. The door that leads to the bedroom and bathroom has a lock w/ key. You can look your room and housekeeping can only cleaning the living and kitchen area.

The hotel has about 5 restaurants inside which all amazingly delicious (Japanese, Chinese, Lebanese, Texan style, international and their bistro. It also has a big gym and pool, spa. I loved the Japanese restaurant- edamame and green tea was my soul food after a long day.

I highly recommend staying at this Holiday Inn in Salmiya.

Room Tip: Ask for a room above the 5 floor and facing the gulf-- you get to have a beautiful view of the sunri...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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4 Thank iPriya
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HolidayInnSalmiyah, Manager at Holiday Inn Kuwait, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
Dear iPriya,

Thank you for your wonderful comments on our Hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed you stay with us. We look forward to your visit with us again.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Good place and clean environment to stay. Except break fast all other services are good for the money. Also more options for the dinner. Location is idle to move town or industrial area from the hotel

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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1 Thank Sam S
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HolidayInnSalmiyah, Manager at Holiday Inn Kuwait, responded to this review, September 7, 2013
Dear Sam S,

Thank you for your comments and feedback about our Hotel. We do serve an international breakfast buffet, if there is anything that you would particularly like to see, please let us know and we will look into it.
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Kuwait

Property: Holiday Inn Kuwait
Address: Hamad Mubarek Street Bldg 140, Kuwait City 22003, Kuwait
Phone Number:
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:
#3 Spa Hotel in Kuwait City
#6 Luxury Hotel in Kuwait City
#8 Business Hotel in Kuwait City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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