I agree with btonboz, it is a good location to the airport. However, if you are going for leisure, you may want to select another property. Downtown is really about 20 minutes away via Metro. The Metro is only a block away, so you can easily access downtown, however, you certainly can't step out the door to the attractions.
It was a pretty average facility. It was listed as a 4 star, however, some amenities weren't included in the rooms that I'd normally associate with a 4 star. WiFi is approximatley $7 a hour or you could get a day pass for a higher rate. We had to call for an iron and ironing board (which they were quick at bringing up).
The restaurant was very, very slow. We ordered the lunch special in hopes of quickly being served, however, that wasn't the case. They were very disorganized. The waitress came to our table to take our reservations before we even received a menu. Then they brought one menu for a table of six people and we had to share it. The food was adequate at best.
It's an ok place to stay if you need a place by the airport or just in and out for meetings. However, if your goal is vacation, then I'd recommend a different location.
- 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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- Also Known As:
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- Holiday Inn Dubai
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