Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown

ex. Sands Hotel Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed The First Rd, Electra St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emiratesshow map
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Very goodBased on  386 reviews
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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
Wi-Fi
Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

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

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
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

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

Business

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

Children

  • 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
  • Mini-bar
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 2 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedAll children7 - 16 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Hamdan CentreHamdan Centre1700 ft
The Capital GardenThe Capital Garden2000 ft
Liwa CentreLiwa Centre2300 ft
ADNOC HeadquartersADNOC Headquarters2700 ft
Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Co LimitedAbu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Co Limited2700 ft
Formal ParkFormal Park3300 ft
Zakum Development CompanyZakum Development Company3300 ft
Zayed City CenterZayed City Center2000 ft
World Trade Center MallWorld Trade Center Mall3300 ft
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NihalNihal900 ftMadinat Zayed
Cho Gao Restaurant and LoungeCho Gao Restaurant and Lounge1300 ftCrowne Plaza Hotel Abu Dhabi
The Garden RestaurantThe Garden Restaurant1300 ftCrowne Plaza Hotel
Heroes Sports BarHeroes Sports Bar1400 ftBasement Level, Crowne Plaza Hotel
China RestaurantChina Restaurant1400 ftHotel Novotel, Hamdan
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Lake ParkLake Park4000 ft
Abu Dhabi CornicheAbu Dhabi Corniche2.4 mi
Al Bahr TowersAl Bahr Towers3.0 mi
Abu Dhabi MallAbu Dhabi Mall1.1 mi
Al Wahda MallAl Wahda Mall1.3 mi
Marina MallMarina Mall3.0 mi
Ah Nahyan StadiumAh Nahyan Stadium1.4 mi
Al Jazira Sports & Cultural ClubAl Jazira Sports & Cultural Club2.9 mi
Heritage VillageHeritage Village2.9 mi
Manarat al SaadiyatManarat al Saadiyat4.5 miManarat al Saadiyat Shk Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Highway Saadiyat Cultural District
Mushrif MallMushrif Mall4.7 miHadbat Al Zaafran Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Rd
Sheikh Zayed MosqueSheikh Zayed Mosque8.6 miSheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street, 5th St
Al Maqtaa FortAl Maqtaa Fort8.8 miAl Maqta Bridge
Murjan Splash Park Murjan Splash Park 9.6 miSheikh Zayed Bin Sultan St Al Salam Street
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Getting around
Airports
Bateen (AZI)7.1 mi
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Reviews
7.2
Very goodBased on  386  reviews

Rating by category:

9.0
Location
9.0
Rooms
9.0
Service
9.0
Dining
  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Prompt service of the staff manager to customer's requests and the cleaness of the rooms. In addition of having a high speed internet. Plus location is in the center of everywhere.

    Gym had out-dated equipment.....but other then that is all good!!

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Free Wifi and the loacation of the hotel

    you dont have free parking

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    i love the Sands Hotel

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The sweet nice hospitality

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    Housekeeping for the bed are not clean with alots of Bed Buds under your bed sheet

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Located in the heart of AbuDhabi, with walking distance to many attractions & shopping malls. Staff members are so nice, Spatially AHMED who is so nice, friendly and helpful with a warm welcome smile always on his face.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Nice atomosphere excellent staff

  • 7.0
    Very good

    low internet connection; old furnished room

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Hotel Staffs are excellent,co-operative and service-friendly.

    Thr rooms are maintained with old carpets,without any whitewash,painting and no change in old furnitures and interior decoration of the room.Very few Vegeteranian dishes in the breakfast menu.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Room servise was OK

    The bar in Harvesters was OK

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Good prices compaired to other hotels

  • 7.4
    Very good

    location

    Valley barking was chargeable for hotel guests, the parking people took advantage of guests who did not know, as outside parking after 9pm was free and they demanded 20 dhs. Bar on first floor was dirty. Hygiene level of bar service was bar, barman was squeezing lemon into bottles with his bare fingers/hands Most of the fruits offered in the breakfast were from tin cans.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Harversters bar upgraded since my last stay here a couple of years ago, but the scourge of western drunks in Harvesters (Mostly British I have to say) was a big diasppointment! The hotel needs to keep track of this and laos the guests need to realise that it is a Muslim country and behave appropriately! Vast upgrade improvement in the reception area, but some staff a little sour faced and seem as if they want to be somewhere else!

    Drunks in the bar! Breakfast was a bit naff, but certainly more than adequate in variety.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    the staff was very accommodating and the room we stadied in was nice with room to move around in and the beds were very comforable.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The location and the food super.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  386 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 2 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEExisting beddingFREEAll children3 - 6 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedAll children7 - 16 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Bateen (AZI)7.1 mi
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