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Ibis Salmiya
Ranked #12 of 69 Hotels in Kuwait City
Reviewed December 6, 2012

Not exciting but you know exactly what Ibis offer, and they do it quite well. Rooms are small but functional, internet speed is excellent and free. Breakfast is good and served from the early hours which is very convenient. Staff are very good and well trained, always important.
Position of the hotel is pretty good to with loads of shops and malls on the same road and its only a stroll away from the sea.
I usually stay here when I come to Kuwait as it is near my distributors offices but its good value and as an Accor card holder I will probably stay again anyway.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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2  Thank Keith1955
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ibissalmiya1, Manager at Ibis Salmiya, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your positive comments posted on Tripadvisor website.

It is truly appreciated.

Looking very much forward to welcome you again soon.

Yours sincerely

Bruno Debray
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

The hotel car was not at the airport to pick me up, so not a great start. Also my room and transfers had been booked by the local company I work for and they had pre-paid with a voucher. However, the receptionist did not seem to understand this and I had to twice clarify during my stay that the room was paid for and they did not need to take a large pre-authorisation from my credit card.

However, in spite of these niggles, the stay was good overall. I was very happy to see a kettle and tea bags in the room (unlike last year). Note that the room is small but has a good TV with many channels, small bar fridge, a safe and adequate hanging space.

The breakfast is good with a better range than ibis in Europe or Australia. There is free wifi in rooms and the lobby.

The key selling point is location - lots of food nearby and a supermarket (Sultan Center) really close. You can walk to the Corniche and down to Marina Mall if you have the energy.

Room Tip: Ask for non-smoking if you want this before you arrive A sea view over Gulf is good
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank wombatdavid
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ibissalmiya1, Manager at Ibis Salmiya, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your very positive comments.

In another end, I would like to apologize for the misunderstanding with our reception.

The Team and I, look very much forward to welcome you again soon.

Your faithfully.

Bruno Debray
General Manager

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Reviewed November 28, 2012

Room was larger than typical Ibis, breakfast was great (other meals at restaurant were OK) and staff was helpful.

Only negative for me was location- Salmiya is good for shopping and (I believe) business but far from tourist sights ( such that there are in Kuwait) such as Kuwait Towers.

Note: Hotel has a free airport shuttle, tho it doesn't seem to operate in the morning - email the hotel to arrange pick-up

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank Warren L
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ibissalmiya1, Manager at Ibis Salmiya, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your positive and interesting comments posted on Tripadvisor website.

It is very much appreciated.

We all look forward to welcome you again in near future.

Yours faithfully

Bruno Debray
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Reviewed November 20, 2012

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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2  Thank dyna33
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ibissalmiya1, Manager at Ibis Salmiya, responded to this reviewResponded December 1, 2012

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Reviewed November 19, 2012 via mobile

Location is great; lots of coffee shops and shopping malls around.
There is ATM next to the hotel door.
Breakfast open from 4 am till 12 noon. So u can have your breakfast with sunrise.

The view was Good but the room was very small...good for short stay or if u r not a person who stay in the room that long.

Free wireless WiFi in rooms and lobby.
Computers in the hotel lobby available and free of charge.

The only thing I didnt like was smoking allowed in the lobby. When I was using the lobby computer there was a snooker next to me & it was uncomfortable to breath (4 non smoking person it is really uncomfortable)

I consider staying in again.

Thanks

  • Stayed: November 2012
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ibissalmiya1, Manager at Ibis Salmiya, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your positive and constructive comments that will be shared with the team.

This is very much appreciated.

We all look forward to welcome you again in near future.

Yours sincerely

Bruno Debray
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

Very convenient for doing business in Salmiya, rooms are functional with all the basic necessities. Friendly, supportive and efficient staff. Breakfast offers a good variety and is very good quality. There is some road noise out the back of the hotel from the corniche road where the boy racers come out to play late at night.

Unfortunately smoking in the hotel is allowed, There are non-smoking floors, unfortunately they allow smoking in the reception and breakfast areas, which whilst this is in a specific section it takes the edge off what is a very good hotel. Small gym is also very well equipped with a couple of running machines a cross trainer, couple of cycles and a rowing machine.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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ibissalmiya1, Manager at Ibis Salmiya, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2012

Dear Guest,

Ibis Salmiya Team would like to thank you for your positive and constructive comments posted on Tripadvisor's website.

It is very much appreciated.

We look forward to welcoming you again in a not too distant future.

Yours sincerely

Bruno Debray
General Manager

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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Stayed in the hotel for three nights and the first thing that strikes you is the hotel lobby located on the third floor! Although some trolleys are kept near the lifts at the ground level for guests but no porter is available to assist. The service is actually quite good and they attend to you promptly and efficiently, but the hotel is very, very average. It looks like someone made sure that the barest minimum is provided just to achieve whatever ranking they were targeting. Location is convenient with several malls, supermarkets, coffee shops and restaurants around the hotel. I would prefer another hotel for the same rates and I guess you could find several

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank akmar112
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ibissalmiya1, Manager at Ibis Salmiya, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2012

Dear Guest,

Ibis Salmiya Team would like to thank you for your comments posted on Tripadvisor's website.

It is very much appreciated.

"IBIS, the European Leader in economy hotels and the highest level of service in its category".

We definitively look forward to welcoming you again in near future.

Yours sincerely

Bruno Debray
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Additional Information about Ibis Salmiya

Address: Salem Al Mubarak Street | Salmiya, Kuwait City 24755, 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 ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Kuwait City
#13 Business Hotel in Kuwait City
Price Range: $92 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Salmiya 3*
Number of rooms: 175
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ibis Salmiya is located in Kuwait's fashionable Salmiya, overlooking the seafront. Perfectly located close to the heart of the business area on Salem Mubarak street, the most famous and lively shopping and entertainment center. It has 175 airconditionedrooms, interactive TV, Wifi Internet, one restaurant and BBQ terrace, and one bar open 24/7.- Free WiFi, Free Coffee & Tea making facilities and Mini-fridge in every room. ... more   less 
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Ibis Salmiya Hotel Kuwait City
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