The hotel is quite well maintained. This is not a beach hotel. This hotel is located in the heart of Sharjah with good shops around. For beach vacation consider another location. The closest beach is Al Mamsar which is about 6 km away however shuttle bus goes there two times per day at 10 & 11 am - free of charge and goes back from beach at 2 & 3 pm. Al Mamsar is public beach with entrance fee 5 dirhams. You may save this money by walking 400 m back on road to the free open public beach. 80% of all guests in hotel are russian ( mostly women ). I rented a car (130$ per week) from Dubai airport. You can go there by 11 o`clock free bus which goes to the shopping center from the hotel lobby each day ( you will save on taxi ). I recommend you to rent cars in the airport as nearby rental offices offer cars for a double price. All signs on the road are both in Arabic & English. It seems everybody speaks English in UAE and this is very helpful for going around. Driving in UAE is easy as in US or Canada as drivers are courteous. Orientation in cities is not difficult as all populated areas are between main highway and seashore so you will not get lost in towns. Breakfast in the hotel is nice however food with dishes are emptied quite fast. If you rent a car ( which I recommend you a lot ) go to Ajman emirate to swim as this emirate has very nice free public beaches just 12 km away from the hotel. Jumeira beach in Dubai is nice but too many people are there & it is difficult to find free parking there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Grand Excelsior Sharjah enjoys one of the most central locations in Sharjah, ideally located just 10 minutes from Sharjah International Airport, 15 minutes from Dubai International Airport and 25 minutes from Dubai International Convention / Exhibition Centre on Sheikh Zayed Road , subject to traffic. The Five star hotel is ideal for both business and leisure guests featuring 180 spacious rooms including one and two bedroom suites, all rooms are equipped with high-speed internet access and living area. Other facilities include an outdoor rooftop swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room. A complimentary shuttle bus is available on a daily basis to the beach. Our all day dining restaurant Al Dana is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. WIFI is available in the lobby lounge which is open round the clock for meals and refreshments. 24 hour room service is also available. For business meetings, the hotel has two meeting rooms with natural daylight that can accommodate up to 220 people. Executive and suite room rates include complimentary high-speed internet access in the rooms, and breakfast. Other famous attractions in Sharjah include the Blue Souq, City centre Mall, Sharjah Business District and The American University of Sharjah. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Sharjah Hotel Sharjah
- Sharjah Holiday Inn