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Howard Johnson Hotel - Diplomat Abu Dhabi AE

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Had been to the hotel on 9th may 2017 for having dinner from their Kairali restaurent based on the recommendation from a friend. When we reached, there wasn't any parking available. Hence, I walked up to the security who were smoking right in front of the restaurent, which I found weird. When I checked for valet, the said the charge is 25 AED which I agreed since we were hungry. The guy in charge, wanted to know how long do we intend to stay before even helping. He also didn't mention as to when the parking fees have to be paid. After parking when we were about to enter, the so called in charge demanded money. All this while he didn't mention anything about when the money had to be paid. When I inquired as to why was the last minute demand of payment that to when we were on the doors, his response was, what will he do if we run away. That was one of the lamest excuse I have ever heard with such a rude tone. When I asked him to behave in a proper way he started shouting and asked us to remove the vehicle immediately. On hearing that I demanded to speak with the manager who turned out to be standing right near the doors smoking. When explained the managers reaction was that the area is paid parking and we have to pay. When I highlighted that I am willing to pay but there is a way of asking money and informing the customers well in advance of when to pay, his reaction was cold and he turned around. No apologies whatsoever. In the meanwhile the guy in charge started swearing and as there was no point of explaining customer services to such staff, we left the place. Cutting it short, thanks to the staff for ruining our evening and a warning to everyone who decide to stay or come to the aware the staffs here don't know what hospitality means and customer services is far from their reach.

This is one of my least favorite hotels I've ever stayed at. The hotel rooms are large, but are in need of upgrades. The bathroom are old and dark. The staff is not quite friendly, but at the same time not quite rude, but also tend to not be that helpful. They have a club at the top of the hotel that plays music with heavy bass all night. It's strange though, because when we went up there during the week, nobody was even there, yet they continue to play the music all night, every night. This hotel would be much better if they reserved the club for the weekends. If you want a very cheap hotel, in a decent location for business, then this would be a hotel for you. You won't find much cheaper in the area.

This is a budget friendly hotel with nice rooms and also the room service food is good. Please make sure you get your room in the middle of this hotel building as it has a lot of pubs which might disturb you in the night.

This place is known in Abudhabi for the number of clubs it's having, by clubs please don't mistake it as the clubs similar to Western countries. You will get cheep beer inside and if you go bit early you will get some offers for food and drinks. So my Advice is to stay for a day or two if you don't worry about what's happening down stairs or in the street below.

Booked on line for a one day visit , the booking site failed to advise that the hotel is in what one call a seedy location. The hotel room was clean and sufficient with all the basic amenities. The facilities were poor especially the breakfast area. Tried the bar down stairs and left after one drink. Left the next day never to return.

Location was very good. Easy access to shopping and Corniche. I had my lunch in Restaurant. Thanks to the serving team , they offer me a good choice and i thoroughly enjoyed the food. I enjoyed the Happy hour Promotion too

Good location 10 minuets walk to the Corniche and central to Abu Dhabi amenities. The hotel is currently under renovation,so make sure you ask for a floor that as been modernised. The rooms were clean and staff polite. Hotel as free WiFi but it's almost nonexistent. You will be lucky to get a signal The hotel has a lot of bars and clubs so it may not be an ideal if your staying with your family, or your wife.

Staff: 1/10 Cleanliness: 8/10 Location: 10/10 Poor staff. Have to pay for WiFi.. nice gym. close to all the restaurants. overall a good experience... except the disrespectful staff. Hotel also has very good breakfast

I was one of your regular guest (weekly) The staff at the reception don't care and they have NO skills to treat guests it's like someone force them to stay in the reception I don't want go more in details

Located at an area you can find restaurant, shopping mal and chornice easily. However, the noise came from club was quite disturbing. Internet access is free, but it is so slow. Breakfast was okay, room cleanlines was fair enough.

Shk Khalifa Street Abu Dhabi

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Nightclub
  • 24-hour fitness center

Located in Abu Dhabi City Center within a short walk of Capital Garden, Howard Johnson Hotel - Diplomat Abu Dhabi AE is within a mile (2 km) of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank. This 136-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a 24-hour fitness center, free in-room WiFi, and a nightclub. It's in central Abu Dhabi and also close to Abu Dhabi Mall and Heritage Village.


Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Howard Johnson Hotel - Diplomat Abu Dhabi AE's 136 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free local calls. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Safes and desks are also standard.

Property features

At Howard Johnson Hotel - Diplomat Abu Dhabi AE, guests enjoy a nightclub, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 3 meeting rooms, a meeting room, and a business center.

Room options

Double Room, 2 Double Beds, Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

31% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 57 reviews