Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown

ex. Sands Hotel Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed The First Rd, Electra St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates  show map
 4 stars
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Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown

Wi-Fi
Parking

Off-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour business center

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Lobby bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Rooftop pool

Overview

Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown is a 16-story hotel in a shopping area of Abu Dhabi about 12 km from Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation offering tasteful rooms with a stunning view over the city. The building was renovated in 2012.

The city center is about 30 minutes on foot. A palace and a mosque lie a short distance away.

The hotel offers easy access to shopping centers, stores and a market.

Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown can be reached in 20 minutes by car from Bateen airport.

Rooms

Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown features rooms with a personalized interior that come with individual climate control, a mini bar, a laptop-size safe, a microwave and direct dial phone for a pleasant stay in Abu Dhabi. These rooms have marble floor and elegant furniture.

Eat & Drink

Every morning at the restaurant guests may enjoy buffet breakfast. The ideal on-site restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine. The poolside bar has billiards, live music and a terrace to offer and also serves juices, afternoon tea and tea. Guests can dine at Nihal and Just Falafel located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs AED 40 per person per night. 

Services

Residents will benefit from free shuttle bus service, airport transfer and shopping service.

Relax

On-site treatments include beauty therapy, full body massage and reflex massage. Active travelers will appreciate fitness classes and a gym available on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

The staff at the hotel speaks English, Arabic, Hindi, Tagalog / Filipino.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   16.  Number of rooms:   257.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Souvenir shop
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Exterior corridors
  • Fireplace
  • Carte blanche
  • Executive/club floor
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Billiards/ Pool tables
  • Darts

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Limousine service
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Lobby bar
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's menu
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Leisure facilities

  • Rooftop pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Treatment room
  • Beauty treatment
  • Back massage
  • Reflex massage
  • Head massage
  • Full body massage
  • Foot massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Wet bar
  • Mini-bar
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Chaise lounges
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels
  • Slippers
  • Room toiletries
  • Laundry basket/ Clothes hamper

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven

Bedroom

  • Pillow menu
  • Down/Feather pillows
  • Goose feather pillows

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Multi-line phone
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 12 pm FREE
Check-out until 2 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 6 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed AED 150
All children
7 - 16 years
Extra bed AED 150
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown Abu Dhabi location
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Hotel Address:

Sheikh Zayed The First Rd, Electra St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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City Center
  • Abu Dhabi
    1.6 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Nihal
    900 ft
  • Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge (cuisine: Thai, Vietnamese, Asian)
    1300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  2 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    16
  • Number of rooms:
    257

Hotel Awards

UAEHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedAbu DhabiHoliday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown

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Best Luxury Hotels in United Arab Emirates

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Rooms and availability

Premium One-Bedroom Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown photos Room
Premium Deluxe Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Smoking
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Connecting room
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Laundry basket/clothes hamper
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Non-feather pillows
  • Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

2 SINGLE BEDS DELUXE PREMIUM SMOKING

Premium Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Smoking
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Connecting room
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Voice mail
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Laundry basket/clothes hamper
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • DVD player
Room Description:

I KING BED DELUXE PREMIUM NON SMOKING

Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown photos Room
Executive King Room
  • Room size:

    315 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Smoking
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Connecting room
  • Trouser/pants press
  • Voice mail
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Laundry basket/clothes hamper
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Rollaway bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • DVD player
Room Description:

1 KING BED EXECUTIVE PREMIUM NON SMOKING

Business Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

  • Check Prices

Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • City Center1.5 mi

Places of interest

  • Hamdan Centre1700 ft
  • The Capital Garden2000 ft
  • Liwa Centre2300 ft
  • ADNOC Headquarters2700 ft
  • Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Co Limited2700 ft
  • Zakum Development Company3000 ft
  • Formal Park3300 ft
  • Lake Park4000 ft
  • Große Moschee4000 ft
  • Qasr Al Hosn Exhibition5000 ft
  • Urban Park1.0 mi
  • Abu Dhabi Investment Authority1.0 mi
  • The Landmark Tower1.1 mi
  • Heritage Park1.2 mi
  • The Galleria, Al Maryah Island1.3 mi
  • Cleveland Clinic1.4 mi
  • Family Park1.4 mi

Shopping areas

  • Zayed City Center2000 ft
  • World Trade Center Mall3300 ft
  • Abu Dhabi Mall1.1 mi
  • Al Wahda Mall1.3 mi
  • Khalidiyah Mall1.6 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Gold Souk2300 ft
  • Fish Market & Vegetable Souk4600 ft
  • Qasr al-Hosn5000 ft
  • Al Manhal Palace1.2 mi

Stadiums

  • Ah Nahyan Stadium1.4 mi

Local attractions

  • Sea Lion Interaction UAE1.5 mi
    Emirates Park Zoo, Abu Dhabi
  • Mushrif Mall4.6 mi
    Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street (Old Airport Road), Hadbat Al Zaafran, Abu Dhabi
  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque8.6 mi
    Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
  • Emirates Palace3.7 mi
    West End Corniche, Abu Dhabi
  • Monte Carlo Beach Club7.0 mi
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Restaurants nearby

  • Nihal900 ft

    Address: Madinat Zayed
    Phone: 02 631 8088

    62% likes this, based on 19 reviews

  • The Garden Restaurant1300 ft

    Address: Crowne Plaza Hotel
    Phone: 00971 2 616 6166

    65% likes this, based on 39 reviews
    Cuisine: European, Asian, International, Philippine
    Price Range: USD 7 - USD 52

  • China Restaurant1400 ft

    Address: Hotel Novotel, Hamdan

    81% likes this, based on 12 reviews

  • Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge1300 ft

    Address: Crowne Plaza Hotel Abu Dhabi
    Phone: 009712 616 6101

    75% likes this, based on 156 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai, Vietnamese, Asian, Indonesian, Singaporean
    Price Range: USD 6 - USD 31

  • Heroes Sports Bar1300 ft

    Address: Basement Level, Crowne Plaza Hotel
    Phone: 00971 26166101

    76% likes this, based on 30 reviews
    Cuisine: British
    Price Range: USD 5 - USD 35

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  2 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    16
  • Number of rooms:
    257

Hotel Awards

UAEHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedAbu DhabiHoliday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in United Arab Emirates

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Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown

Average guest rating

7.0out of 10
Very good
Based on 359 reviews

Rating by category:

Value
9.0
Dining
9.0
Location
9.0
Rooms
9.0
Service
9.0

Guest reviews

  • Single
    7.8

    Ambiance is nice plus the best thing i like about them is that they provide variety of TV channels which cater most of the different nationalities of the world.

  • Family with children
    8.8

    the place is clean and nice, accessible and staff are friendly and approachable

  • Couple
    10.0

    Fantastic value for money, I paid 300 Dhs for one night and it was worth 3 times that (but please don't put the prices up!!)

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    Good central city location. Efficient valet parking. Charming older decor.

    The swimming pool was unavailable. We were put into the wrong class of room, but it was readily rectified.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Romantic and formidable hotel with a good staff

    Excellent hotel without any comment

  • Single
    6.4

    rate is litte high. breakfast should be included.

    i ve requested for the B/Fast. the front desk staff said she will ask manager and will call. she never did.

  • Single
    7.4

    Good facilities and good location in Central Abu Dhabi

    Rooms especially bathrooms a little tired looking.

  • Single
    8.8

    I always find the staff very helpful and courteous. The rooms are very comfortable and it is well located in the city.

  • Group of friends
    7.4

    Very nice hotel I like to go there again

  • Couple
    4.6

    Only the location of the hotel.

    I thought that Hotel is luxury, but actually it's not. The main reason I selected this hotel only to try as I want to stay from beginning in this hotel, but I shocked when I stayed there. The building it's too old also they charge 20Dhs for the parking service during holiday days. Which is free charge parking during the weekend days in Abu Dhabi?

  • Single
    7.0

    good location - good rate

    Internet was terrible Ventilation was terrible I smelled cigarette smoke in my no smoking room all night. I will not stay at this hotel again.

  • Single
    7.0

    Good value for the price

    Poor internet connection, quite often not working wifi spots

  • Single
    10.0

    First of all, the hotel was very affordable and in good location. Also the hotel was very clean with helpful staffs. I feel very comfortable and relaxed in spending my weekend break.

    Nothing....

  • Single
    8.4

    Well about sands hotel..its location,acess to major malls,comfort,free wifi,bars,restaurant,check in check out,staffs,room service everything is more than the value you pay.Though I booked king size I coduldnt get the room while I check in but after few hours as they promised changed to king size.

    Wi fi weak in all king size room need to somehow improve this.chequers bar -when you go as single its hard to find a place and bartenders not helpful.massage/spa very ordinary.

  • Single
    10.0

    The professionalism and efficiency of reception staff. When I arrived, it seems that there was no non-smoking rooms available, so they decided to upgrade me to a club room on 16th floor. That was very nice of them.

How to reach hotel

hotel Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown Abu Dhabi location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Sheikh Zayed The First Rd, Electra St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Get directions
City Center
  • Abu Dhabi
    1.6 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • Nihal
    900 ft
  • Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge (cuisine: Thai, Vietnamese, Asian)
    1300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  2 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    16
  • Number of rooms:
    257

Hotel Awards

UAEHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedAbu DhabiHoliday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Luxury Hotels in United Arab Emirates

Use Badge