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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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  • Location
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Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown

Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Rooftop pool

Overview

The 4-star Holiday Inn Abudhabi Downtown boasts a major location near The Corniche, which is around 3.9 km away.

The hotel is situated within 8 km from Manarat al Saadiyat.

The hotel provides easy access to exhibition centres, embassies and government offices.

Bateen airport lies 15 km away from Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown and it takes about 20 minutes by car to get there.

Rooms

The property comprises 257 individual rooms appointed with individual climate control, a minibar, a private safe, a microwave and direct dial phone. Rooms boast a stunning view over the city. The rooms feature a small fridge, an electric kettle and a washing machine as well as en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Guests can unwind in the on-site pool bar with a favourite drink. Serving a wide range of dishes, Just Falafel and Nihal can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

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

Services

Aside from free self-parking, currency exchange and an elevator, guests can make use of free shuttle bus service, 24-hour reception and shoe shine.

Relax

Guests can avail of a wellness area, a treatment room and a sauna as well as beauty therapy, full body massage and back massages provided on the premises. On-site amenities for fitness include fitness classes and a gym.

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
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Exterior corridors
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Billiard tables
  • Darts

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's menu

Spa & Leisure

  • Rooftop pool
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • City view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Wet bar
  • Mini-bar
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Laundry basket/ Clothes hamper

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Washer & dryer
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Down/Feather pillows

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Paid films
  • DVD player
  • Multi-line phone
  • Dual voltage outlet
  • CD player
  • 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 - 2 years
Cot FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 - 6 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed AED 150
All children
7 - 16 years
Extra bed AED 150
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Maximum capacity of cots 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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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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Rooms and availability

Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown photos Room
Premium One-Bedroom Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Connecting room
  • Trousers 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
Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown photos Room
Deluxe Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Private pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Connecting room
  • Trousers press
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bath or 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
Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown photos Room
Premium Deluxe Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Private pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Connecting room
  • Trousers press
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bath or 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
Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown photos Room
Executive King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Private pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Connecting room
  • Trousers press
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Bath or 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
Premium Deluxe King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Connecting room
  • Trousers 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

Business Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Connecting room
  • Trousers 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
Business Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Connecting room
  • Trousers 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

Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown Location

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Local attractions

  • Manarat al Saadiyat4.5 mi
    Manarat al Saadiyat Shk Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Highway Saadiyat Cultural District
  • Sheikh Zayed Mosque8.6 mi
    Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street, 5th St
  • Murjan Splash Park 9.6 mi
    Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan St Al Salam Street
  • Mushrif Mall4.7 mi
    Hadbat Al Zaafran Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Rd
  • Al Maqtaa Fort8.8 mi
    Al Maqta Bridge

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

7.2
Very goodBased on356 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
9.0
Rooms
9.0
Service
9.0
Dining
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
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

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