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Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown

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Sheik Zayed the 1st Road Electra Street, Abu Dhabi 32430 United Arab Emirates
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 04/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 04/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#14 of 164 hotels in Abu Dhabi
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Located in the heart of the city, Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown is the ideal place for a city break in the capital. Combining contemporary design, sophisticated facilities, and friendly world class service, the hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers, who can enjoy the hotel’s ideal proximity to major commercial centres, tourist attractions and shopping malls. The hotel features 194 spacious guest rooms, 16 sophisticated suites, and 31 full serviced apartments, offering ultimate comfort and convenience while boasting views of prominent city landmarks. The hotel’s newly designed apartments offer a spacious living room, high speed Wi-Fi access, a designated working space; and feature a kitchen, washing machine, fridge and microwave oven - perfect for guests residing in the hotel for a longer period of time.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Kids stay free
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Valet parking
Wifi
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Car hire
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, Filipino, Hindi

Location

Full view
94Great for walkers
Grade: 94 out of 100
79Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
4Attractionswithin 0.5 km
668Reviews14Q+A77Room tips
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prashob prem wrote a review 3 Jan
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Very Pleasant stay. All staff was nice especially Mr. Vineesh from bell desk was assisting and willing to help all the time. Thumps up. House keeping was good. Days passed with good time. Keep it up. I
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from IHG Abu Dhabi Downtown, Owner at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear prashobp Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It's something our staff takes great pride in, so we value your feedback. We hope you will visit us again. Sincerely, Rami Serhal Cluster General Manager
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Renato A wrote a review Dec 2021
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The staff of the hotel is absolutely fantastic! Allan and vinesh from concierge is very helpful for everything that is asked for. The food at the restaurant js good,keep up the good work. Will definitively come back with family and friends to stay at the hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from IHG Abu Dhabi Downtown, Owner at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown
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Dear renatoaN7096IE Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It's something our staff takes great pride in, so we value your feedback. We hope you will visit us again. Sincerely, Rami Serhal Cluster General Manager
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Eliza Mae A wrote a review Dec 2021
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I made a booking for my family and they had a lovely and amazing stay at the hotel. Thanks to the warm and sincere assistance of Ransley. His effort and help to me are invaluable and priceless. All staff are very accommodating as well.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Dear elizamaea2021 Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It's something our staff takes great pride in, so we value your feedback. We hope you will visit us again. Sincerely, Rami Serhal Cluster General Manager
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Wachyuni S wrote a review Dec 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates21 contributions26 helpful votes
Been in Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown for the second time. The team at the front desk extremely friendly and helpful. Room was spacious and clean. Will definitely back to the property very soon and recommend it to our friends and family.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Dear wachyunis Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It's something our staff takes great pride in, so we value your feedback. We hope you will visit us again. Sincerely, Rami Serhal Cluster General Manager
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Joseph wrote a review Dec 2021
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The room was spacious and the reception provided at the reception begin very courteous and professional. Especially Mr. Ransely and Mr. Jay. They have a best team and always ready to give the best service.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from IHG Abu Dhabi Downtown, Owner at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown
Responded 18 Dec 2021
Dear Josephferns17 Thank you so much for reviewing our hotel. Our team would be ecstatic to receive such great feedback on TripAdvisor, especially for Ransley and Jay. A positive experience is something our staff takes great pride in, so we value your feedback. We look forward to having you with us again soon! Sincerely, Rami S Cluster General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$58 - US$128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sands hotel abu dhabi
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Sands Hotel Abu Dhabi
LOCATION
United Arab EmiratesEmirate of Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
241
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown?
Nearby attractions include Abu Dhabi Ice Rink (0.4 km), KM Trading (0.4 km), and State Of Art Jewellery Designers LLC (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jones The Grocer, Spaccanapoli Ristorante, and Cho Gao Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown have airport transportation?
Yes, Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, Arabic, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Qasr Al Hosn (1.5 km), Heritage Village (4.0 km), and Dhafeer Fort (1.9 km).