The hotel experience was average. Room service and the hotel staff was nice and very friendly. The... See full review
Mike J. A.
Mar 13, 2013
Visit the down town area. First day at hotel down stairs bar on ground floor bar ran out of CARLING... See full review
Mar 2, 2010
Holiday Inn Downtown Dubai has an excellent location only 10 minutes drive from Dubai International Airport and Dubai International Convention / Exhibition Centre on Sheikh Zayed Road. Also, it is within close proximity from the Dubai Creek, Dubai Museum, the famed Gold & Spice Souks as well as the modern shopping mall, City Centre. The four star hotel is ideal for both business and leisure guests featuring 139 newly renovated rooms equipped with high-speed internet access and 32" LCD TV. Other facilities include an outdoor rooftop swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room. The Bistro restaurant, lounge and bar offer tempting dishes from around the world including themed nights and the famous Holiday Inn Breakfast. 24 hour room service is also available. For business meetings, the hotel has two meeting rooms with natural daylight that can accommodate up to 80 people. Executive room rates include complimentary high-speed internet access in the rooms, and breakfast. Other famous attractions in Dubai include the Burj Al Arab, Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai, and Wild Wadi which are all within a 30 minute drive.
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The hotel experience was average. Room service and the hotel staff was nice and very friendly. The bathrooms are average and could use some upgrade. It is 15 min from the airport.
Overall I would give 3 stars.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short drive from hotel
If you like gold Jewelery then Gold Souk is a good area. Make sure you bargain!
If you love the endless thumping of techno music, this is the place for you. This Holiday Inn has 2 disco's on the 1st floor both trying to out volume each other with base. Fortunately they only play until 3:30am and will shake the glasses off the
shelf on any floor below 6. If you're not into techno blasting you can stay on floor 6 otherwise know as cigarette alley my room smelled like a cigarette campfire but at least it was quiet. If you're here for business this is a great place to send a competitors.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
there's a great walking shopping street just around the corner
Visit the down town area. First day at hotel down stairs bar on ground floor bar ran out of CARLING beer, it was stated that more would be put on Tap. for the 1 1/2 days I was there no one completed that task but offered beer budwiser and Heniken
in which I don't drink. They promised but did not produce. I don't like to go out and drink. They will not pick you up from the airport and when asked to be dropped off it cost 35 AED dollars which is the same as a taxi why have the program. I have stayed at the crownze plaza more than 18 times but wanted to give this hotel a chance, this was my 2nd time staying at this specific hotel. The staff is very good and are more than willing to assist. I requested an american plug for my computer around 10 am and had to call again around 1600 because no one followed up on my request. Don't think I will be staying there again. Breakfast is awesome for the amount you pay.