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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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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

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Rooftop pool

Overview

Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown is a sophisticated place to stay in a shopping area, 4 km away from Heritage Village. Founded in 1980, the hotel underwent a renovation in 2012.

Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown is located within 30 minutes' walk from the center of Abu Dhabi. The hotel is positioned in commercial district of Abu Dhabi in proximity to a palace and a mosque nearby.

There are shopping centers and a market in the proximity of the hotel.

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

Residents can have breakfast in the restaurant. The lobby restaurant offers fresh Asian cuisine. Guests can savor tea, afternoon tea and juices in the poolside bar. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge and Just Falafel are about 400 meters from the property.

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 facilities

  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safe
  • Wet bar
  • Mini-bar
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Sitting 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
  • Kitchen appliances

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

Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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 Centre
  • 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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Rooms and availability

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

    2 persons

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  • 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:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Trousers press
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Dustbin
  • 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
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
    • Non-smoking
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Trousers press
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Dustbin
  • 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
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
  • 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

Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown photos Room
Executive King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Smoking
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Connecting room
  • Trousers press
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Dustbin
  • 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
Business Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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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

  • Abu Dhabi Mall1.1 mi
    Street # 2, Tourist Club
  • St. Andrews Church 1.4 mi
    Abu Dhabi Co-Op Buteen 17th St
  • Sea Lion Interaction UAE1.5 mi
    Emirates Park Zoo, Abu Dhabi
  • Paris Gallery1.4 mi
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  • Al Wahda Mall1.4 mi
    Al Wahda Mall 2 St

Near the hotel

  • Madinat Zayed Shopping Center 2200 ft
    New Airport Road
  • Central Market 4000 ft
    Hamdan St

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

7.2out of 10
Very good
Based on 356 reviews

Rating by category:

Location
9.0
Rooms
9.0
Service
9.0
Value
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
City Centre
  • 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