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“Very nice hotel in a good location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Downtown Dubai

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Holiday Inn Downtown Dubai
Ranked #317 of 544 Hotels in Dubai
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Very nice hotel in a good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

Stayed at the Holiday Inn Downtown for 3 nights before sailing out of Dubai.
Check-in was quick and easy, our room was a standard room on the 6th floor and was clean and tidy, noise in general wasn't a problem.
Staff were very friendly.
Alcohol and Internet were expensive. There was no in room safe, but there were security deposit box's at reception.
Didn't eat at the hotel, so cannot comment, but if you are looking for value for money breakfast try the Golden Fork.
Overall a very nice hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BnRPerth
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HIDUBDT, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Downtown Dubai, responded to this review, May 16, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. I hope that your review will assist other travelers in choosing whether to stay at our hotel.

I was happy to read your positive feedback about our hotel and shall pass on your inspiring comments to the team.

I hope that we will be able to welcome you back to our hotel in the near future.

Sincerely,

Jatin Singh
Front Office Manager
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Santiago, Chile
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53 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2012

I stay very often at hotels of the Holiday Inn/Intercontinental group and have to say that this is the best Holiday Inn I have stayed at in terms of service without a doubt. Very friendly and helpful. The hotel is conveniently located next to Al Rigga metro station, close to the Creek and the old(er) part of the city. I really recommend to take a watertaxi across the creek to the zouks there.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Wderks
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HIDUBDT, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Downtown Dubai, responded to this review, May 16, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. I hope that your review will assist other travelers in choosing whether to stay at our hotel.

I was happy to read your positive feedback about our hotel and shall pass on your inspiring comments to the team.

I hope that we will be able to welcome you back to our hotel in the near future.

Sincerely,

Jatin Singh
Front Office Manager
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Amman, Jordan
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2012

I've been there in May , v.clean Hotel, good Service, nice rooms, and good location.
Breakfast need a little improvements but it is fair.
Girls in the lobby bar are friendly :)
Price is cheap comparing to a 4starts hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank Mohannad-Baker
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HIDUBDT, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Downtown Dubai, responded to this review, May 16, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. I hope that your review will assist other travelers in choosing whether to stay at our hotel.

I was happy to read your positive feedback about our hotel and shall pass on your inspiring comments to the team.

I hope that we will be able to welcome you back to our hotel in the near future.

Sincerely,

Jatin Singh
Front Office Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2012

I enjoyed the hotel stay
I liked the security men and their determination
Old hotel furniture
But beautiful hotel near the site of shops and restaurants

Room Tip: Rooms above the best
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank abdul a
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HIDUBDT, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Downtown Dubai, responded to this review, May 16, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. I hope that your review will assist other travelers in choosing whether to stay at our hotel.

I was happy to read your positive feedback about our hotel and shall pass on your inspiring comments to the team.

I hope that we will be able to welcome you back to our hotel in the near future.

Sincerely,

Jatin Singh
Front Office Manager
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Madrid, Spain
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2012

I've been staying in the Hotel for a short vacation with my friend. Honestly, I didn't expect to receive such a great service, a well selected and trained staff, tasty and fresh food. Room was always cleaned well, fresh towels and bedlinen, didn't need to leave tips for housekeeping to have it all :) The Hotel location also brings a great value to it as it is just in the middle of downtown, so anything you need to get is just in two steps away from accommodation! But if you need to move to another area, there is a subway station nearby.
Maybe this is not the best Hotel to stay is, but we did enjoy it too much, especially the price we paid to have ALL we've got! Coming back soon!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Frequent V
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HIDUBDT, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Downtown Dubai, responded to this review, April 24, 2012
24th April, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. I hope that your review will assist other travelers in choosing whether to stay at our hotel.

I was happy to read your positive feedback about our hotel and shall pass on your inspiring comments to the team.

I hope that we will be able to welcome you back to our hotel in the near future.

Sincerely,

Jatin Singh
Front Office Manager
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Kabul, Afghanistan
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

I have been staying at this Holiday Inn for business as well as vaction at least 5 night every 3-4 month over a period covering at least 4 years. With its location off of the main road, in a busy portion of town, you may be intially taken aback. Once inside the kind professional staff provide exemplary service. Am not sure what room rberaiki stayed in but, the rooms I have stayed in were always fresh and clean. Sure by Western as well as Dubai standards some of the rooms are smaller than you would like...if that is a consideration PAY A LITTLE EXTRA AND GET THE EXECUTIVE ROOM! It is worth it. In addition to the staff, the location is ideal for business travellers. Shopping and Metro are within 2 minutes walk. If the night life interests you, you do not have to leave the hotel! I must agree that it is not the MOST kid friendly hotel, but each time my family accompanied me they had a wonderful time....the little time they actually spent in the room. a resort it is not. A good, clean, value with staff that goes above the call of duty...it is.

I can afford to stay pretty much where I want in Dubai, but I always choose this Holiday Inn

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Mr_Shawn_USA
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HIDUBDT, Front Office Manager at Holiday Inn Downtown Dubai, responded to this review, April 24, 2012
24th April, 2012

Dear Guest,

Thank you for reviewing our hotel. I hope that your review will assist other travelers in choosing whether to stay at our hotel.

I was happy to read your positive feedback about our hotel and shall pass on your inspiring comments to the team.

I hope that we will be able to welcome you back to our hotel in the near future.

Sincerely,

Jatin Singh
Front Office Manager
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Croxley Green
Level Contributor
40 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2012

Great location close to airport close to metro and close to city.

I arrived at 08.00 but they checked me in no problem meaning I didn't have to wait 6 hours wifi and breakfast was free with my gold membership along with a room upgrade.

Room was normal holiday inn, clean quiet, comfortable with big bathroom and powerful shower.

Rooftop pool was deserted and gave me nice chance to recharge.

Good buffet lunch was 50 UAE and great little cafe on main st by metro (automatic cafeteria) did super shwarma and fresh orange juice for 40 UAE.

Dubai mall is 6 or so metro stops away (16 uae return) and I will definitely stay again at this well priced gem where service was superb!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank MrTall_99
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Property: Holiday Inn Downtown Dubai
Address: Al Rigga Al Rigga Rd | Haleefat Area , hamad Bin Abdulla Road West, Dubai 9100, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number:
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#137 Spa Hotel in Dubai
#243 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Downtown Dubai 4*
Number of rooms: 221
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Downtown Dubai has an excellent location only 10 minutes drive from Dubai International Airport and Dubai International Convention / Exhibition Centre on Sheikh Zayed Road. Also, it is within close proximity from the Dubai Creek , Dubai Museum, the famed Gold & Spice Souks as well as the modern shopping mall, City Centre. The four star hotel is ideal for both business and leisure guests featuring 139 newly renovated rooms equipped with high-speed internet access and 32 LCD TV. Other facilities include an outdoor rooftop swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room. The Bistro restaurant, lounge and bar offer tempting dishes from around the world including themed nights and the famous Holiday Inn Breakfast. 24 hour room service is also available. For business meetings, the hotel has two meeting rooms with natural daylight that can accommodate up to 80 people. Executive room rates include complimentary high-speed internet access in the rooms, and breakfast. Other famous attractions in Dubai include the Burj Al Arab, Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai, and Wild Wadi which are all within a 30 minute drive. ... more   less 
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