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Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, an IHG hotel

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Sheik Zayed the 1st Road Elextra Street, Abu Dhabi 32430 United Arab Emirates
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  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#20 of 159 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 Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Valet parking
Wifi
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Restaurant
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
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

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89Good for walkers
Grade: 89 out of 100
79Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
4Attractionswithin 0.5 km
608Reviews14Q+A75Room tips
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Xris A wrote a review 11 Sep
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I always choose this hotel because they never failed us for their excellent services. Special thanks to Ms Shalie for her huge effort to attend our extra needs and Mr Allan for his friendliness and hardwork. Continue your good job guys. Thank you so much and God bless.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from IHG Abu Dhabi Downtown, Owner at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, an IHG hotel
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Dear 950xrisa Thank you so much for your time and for sharing your experience here with us. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We appreciate your comments and will share these with our team especially with our colleagues mentioned in this special review. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes great pride in. We hope to have an opportunity to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Amrou Tabbaa Hotel Manager
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Uncle T wrote a review 4 Sep
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I go to Abu Dhabi just about every weekend for R&R. I have stayed at the Holiday Inn downtown several time and have had a relaxing time every time. Josie at the front desk is like seeing an old friend. She makes sure to give me the best room available. The gym, the restaurant (Jones the Grocer) the pub, the pool are all good. Also centrally located to everything downtown.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from IHG Abu Dhabi Downtown, Owner at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, an IHG hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear 491unclet Thank you so much for your review, I am delighted you enjoyed your time with us. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes great pride in. We hope you will visit us again. Sincerely, Amrou Tabbaa Hotel Manager
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Risa @ EdGuru wrote a review 3 Sep
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates32 contributions42 helpful votes
This HI is in the heart of Abu Dhabi's city centre. When we were there, it was very busy. However, the staff was very professional, helpful, and friendly. They do offer valet service, but the driveway is very narrow and crowded. The valet was so busy that we just asked for our keys and walked to our vehicle. We didn't mind though. We understood that he was super busy. The room was comfortable. It's obvious that this is an older hotel, but the room was decent. It wasn't the cleanest, but it sufficed for one night. The location, though, is AWESOME! You can walk to or easily catch a taxi to restaurants, malls, the Corniche, and other places. There's actually a Jones the Grocer in the lobby of the hotel. Would we recommend this hotel? Yes, for a short stay, because the location is ideal, and the staff is amazing!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Dear EdGuruRisa Thank you so much for your review, I am delighted you enjoyed your time with us. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes great pride in. We hope you will visit us again. Sincerely, Amrou Tabbaa Hotel Manager
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Joseph Donald G wrote a review Aug 2021
Madinat Zayed, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
The warm hospitality as usual. FO staff, Ransley, went out of his way to make sure we had an amazing stay..the check-in was super smooth, with us basically spending less than a couple of mins at the reception..luggage already sent to the room by then.. to top it off, a free upgrade..amazing FnB venues..good food, great beverages, amazing staff..
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear josephdonaldg Thank you so much for your review, I am delighted you enjoyed your time with us. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes great pride in. We hope you will visit us again. Sincerely, Amrou Tabbaa Hotel Manager
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Wael Skaf wrote a review Aug 2021
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Great Location in Middle of city center of Abu Dhabi where easy you can get to Yas Island, Excellent customer service, we stay for tow nights and we really enjoyed it, reception and restaurant team were so helpful and friendly.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Dear Vaelchek Thank you so much for your review, I am delighted you enjoyed your time with us. A positive guest experience is something our staff takes great pride in. We hope you will visit us again. Sincerely, Amrou Tabbaa Hotel 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, an IHG hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, an IHG hotel?
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, an IHG hotel?
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, an IHG hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, an IHG hotel?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, an IHG hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jones The Grocer, Spaccanapoli Ristorante, and Cho Gao Restaurant and Lounge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, an IHG hotel?
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, an IHG hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, an IHG hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, an IHG hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, an IHG hotel 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, an IHG hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, Arabic, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi Downtown, an IHG hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Qasr Al Hosn (1.5 km), Heritage Village (4.0 km), and Dhafeer Fort (1.9 km).