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Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha
Ranked #135 of 550 Hotels in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Great stay at the Holiday Inn - Al Barsha”
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Although we were only there for 3 nights we had a fantastic time at the hotel. The room was excellent and amenities were well presented. Staff in the Breakfast Restaurant were courteous and attentive and the choice was excellent. When we wanted to know various places to visit the front desk and concierge were very helpful, directing us in the right and shortest direction to where we wanted to go. The bar on the roof was an excellent place to unwind from the daily trips and had great views of the downtown area and the modern buildings nearby. We had a couple of snacks in the bar area and the atmosphere was excellent, together with all the staff.

Room Tip: Cannot advise on this as we enjoyed the room we were in. Never had a good view but we only used it t...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank Sailaway-John
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HolidayInnnAlBarsha, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha, responded to this review, 13 October 2013
Dear Mr. John,

Greetings from Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha!

We thank you for taking time out to convey your appreciation and commendation through TripAdvisor. We really appreciate your feedback!

Once again, we would like to thank you for your time and initiative taken. We at Holiday Inn truly believe that your continuous support will enable us to deliver services which are synonymous with Intercontinental Hotel Groups highly guarded reputation.

Thank you very much and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to our hotel as one of our most valued guests!

Best Regards,

On behalf of Ms. Kezia
Devini Naicker
Marketing Coordinator
Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha
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Queensland, Australia
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Stayed here two nights. Arrived very late after flying in from Athens. Had great service at check-in and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. They were more than pleasant. We weren't flying out until 11.30pm two nights later and were given our rooms until then which was absolutely fantastic and not expected.
Buffet breakfast was great and staff available all the time serving tea and coffee. Home made omelettes were made to your liking whilst you waited.
The rooms were large and spotless. The area where the hotel is situated is ok and reasonably close to everything, but because of the heat walking is not a good option although we did a fair bit to and from the shopping mall which was about 10-15 minutes away.
The roof top bar is great, not cheap, but great. At night it has a great view.
WiFi in your room has a fee, but there is good free service in the lobby. There are plenty of comfortable lounges to sit and use this facility.
Staff at the concierge were happy to book any outings or excursions and always more than pleasant.
All in all a great stay at this hotel.

Room Tip: We had Room 116 on the first floor. It was good.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Alerico03
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HolidayInnnAlBarsha, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha, responded to this review, 5 October 2013
Dear Mr. Alerico,

Greetings from Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha!

We thank you for taking time out to convey your appreciation and commendation through TripAdvisor. We really appreciate your feedback!

Once again, we would like to thank you for your time and initiative taken. We at Holiday Inn truly believe that your continuous support will enable us to deliver services which are synonymous with Intercontinental Hotel Groups highly guarded reputation.

Thank you very much and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to our hotel as one of our most valued guests!

Best Regards,

On behalf of Ms. Kezia
Devini Naicker
Marketing Coordinator
Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha
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Los Angeles, California
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Stayed at the hotel for the first time for 6 nights last week. The location is great as its right across the train station which makes it easy to get around. Some local restaurants are right around the corner and there is a subway close by. You can walk to the Mall of the Emirates (5- 7 Min walk). Check in staff is helpful but you have to argue to get a room of your choice. Got a room not facing the Sheikh Zayed road and it was a blessing as the room was quiet and had great large windows opening to the back of the hotel where there is no noise. Rooms are small but are equipped with all the amenities
Breakfast is about 90 dhs and offers you a decent variety of fresh fruits, cereals, juices, and the works. So you will not be disappointed. There are 3 more restaurants (Thai, Indian and Japanese) within the hotel and I didn’t try them. The staff is very courteous and friendly and try to accommodate your requests. Over all a positive experience and I would stay there again for sure.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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1 Thank Tahir H
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HolidayInnnAlBarsha, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha, responded to this review, 3 October 2013
Dear Mr. Tahir,

Greetings from Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha!

We truly appreciate your kind comments regarding your recent stay at Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha. Informative feedback such as yours inspires us to consistently provide our guests with the superior level of service they have come to expect from the Holiday Inn brand.

Your generous praise to our accommodation, facilities, staff and location are very gratefully received and they are really helpful to all TripAdvisor readers.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

We look forward to once again make your stay with us an exceptional one!

Best Regards,

On behalf of Ms. Kezia
Devini Naicker
Marketing Coordinator
Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha
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Doha, Qatar
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2013

I'm giving that extra star as I got upgraded to the executive suite.
I stayed there for only one night the suite was superb and very quite (no view at all).
The suite was very nice and had all the comfort including different types of pillows.
The breakfast area was very crowded and the selection of food was not that great.
They can definitely improve the time taken for check-in. It took them 15 minutes to check me in.
My colleague was staying in the standard double bed room with her family and she mentioned that the room was very small.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the Shiekh Zayed road are extremely noisy.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Thank touchbluesky
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HolidayInnnAlBarsha, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha!

Thank you for the valuable time you've spent in sharing your comments through TripAdvisor. We are really happy that you have been satisfied on your recent visit to our hotel.

Certainly, we will do our level best to look after those areas which require improvements and enhancements.

Again, thank you so much and we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the near future.

Best Regards,

On behalf of Ms. Kezia
Devini Naicker
Marketing Coordinator
Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha
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Kyabram, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

Hotel is very central to take the Metro out of Al Barsha to visit the golden Mile and the Dubai Mall, can only speak of the staff as very attentive and friendly, service to clientele 100%. The only comment I would make is the Hotel needs to update the Laundry the issue I had was very small and was dealt with straight away. THANKYOU Holiday Inn for a wonderful stay

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Beverley B
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HolidayInnnAlBarsha, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha, responded to this review, 30 September 2013
Dear Ms. Beverley,

Greetings from Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha!

Thank you for the valuable time you've spent in sharing your comments through TripAdvisor. We are really happy that you have been satisfied on your recent visit to our hotel.

Your generous praise is truly appreciated!

Certainly, we will do our level best to look after those areas which require improvements and enhancements.

Again, thank you so much and we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel in the near future.

Best Regards,

On behalf of Ms. Kezia
Devini Naicker
Marketing Coordinator
Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2013

We stayed for 3 nights and were very pleased. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The breakfast was included, but I would have happily paid extra for it. It is only about a 5 minute walk to the Mall of Emirates. We arrived about 7.00am and had 2 rooms booked for a family of four. As one of the rooms was not ready for us, they upgraded us to a suite room, which made the children very jealous. Will definite return to Dubai and will definitely stay at the Holiday Inn Al Barsha again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank Tony C
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HolidayInnnAlBarsha, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha, responded to this review, 30 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha

The management and our entire team are very happy to know that you have been satisfied with your stay.

Be rest assured that the same quality of excellent services will be extended to you on your next visit.

Looking forward to welcoming you back to Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha!

Thank you.

Best Regards,

On behalf of Ms. Kezia
Devini Naicker
Marketing Coordinator
Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

I have stayed here for 5 nights and had 3 different rooms because different reasons.

At check-in, i was given a King bed room which was adjacent to the lifts which i refused and got a twin bed room instead due to non-availability of king bed rooms. The fromt desk staff promised that the day after, a king bed room will be available to me and i could then switch. The day after, i arrived at front desk and there was a different front desk staff who has told me that there is no king bed room available even though i was promised the same the day before (!) On my way to the lifts, i am called by the same frot desk employee whom after consultation with the duty manager has "'agreed'' to give me a king bed room.

I switched to the given room. The king bed room was on 1st floor and had a very strange layout (TV at the left side of the room not in front of the bed). The night after check-in in this room and it was a friday evening, some noisy neighbours freshly checked in were making huge noise that was surely heard from the lobby and were more than 3 in the same room which is even contradictory with the terms and conditions that the hotel displays in the IHG website. I called the service center to complain and the lady told me that she will get in touch with the duty manager and come back to me. 1h later, no feedback. I decided to call again. Another service center employee who transferred my call to the duty manager for whom i explained that it was almost midnight and the neighbours are making huge noise. He responded to me by saying that i can change the room and i will be upgraded to a nicer room and that even if he speaks with the neighbours, there could be a chance that it does change nothing to the situation. I hate this kind of attitudes. This demonstrates simply that the hotel prefers not to deal with the issues upfront and prefers to let some people not respecting the rules living their moment in peace and having other people victims paying for this instead. I had 3 big suitcases that i had to rearrange again to change the room that was on the 4th floor. The room on the 4th floor had a modem or a receiver behing the TV which had a disturbing light when room is in dark!! This should also be fixed.

This goes without specifying the mistakes of minibar staff when settling bills onliging me to pay cash even though i had deposit at check-in or trying to empty my minibar when i changed to the 4th floor room pretexting that there was no deposit which was wrong as there was a deposit which is even greater than the whole value of the minibar items!

Housekeeping service could be improved in terms of timely execution as sometimes even though the room is empty the whole morning, the staff has not cleaned the room and will wait till i come back at lunch time to knock on the doors. I have not tried to put the clean my room card but in other hotels, this is not necessary if the room is empty for more than 3 hours. The housekeeping staff is also very talkative at early morning hours (8-9am) which can be very disturbing for people who want to sleep a bit more than usual.

The laudry service is ok and the concierge service is good.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Khalid E
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HolidayInnnAlBarsha, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha, responded to this review, 28 September 2013
Dear Mr. Khalid

Greetings from Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha!

We really appreciate your feedback and would sincerely like to apologize for any inconvenience that was caused to you during your stay with us.

Rest assured we have taken the necessary steps and action is being conducted to attend to the problems you addressed.

Your comments will help us continue our tradition of focusing on what really matters most to our guests.

We would love to welcome you back to our hotel, which will be an opportunity for us to look after you.

It is only through thoughts such as yours that we are able to continually monitor and improve our operations.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us directly for future reservations.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

Best Regards,

On behalf of Ms. Kezia
Devini Naicker
Marketing Coordinator
Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha
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Property: Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha
Address: Sheikh Zayed Road | near Mall of The Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#80 Family Hotel in Dubai
#80 Spa Hotel in Dubai
#101 Business Hotel in Dubai
#101 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#122 Luxury Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha 4*
Number of rooms: 309
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Dubai - Al Barsha is centrally located on Sheikh Zayed Road next to Mall of the Emirates (Ski Dubai) and Sharaf DG Metro Station. In close proximity to all major business districts and close to Dubai's major leisure and entertainment hubs. The hotel is a 20-minute drive to Dubai International Airport and 45 minutes to Abu Dhabi International Airport and Ferrari World on Yas Island. It offers 309 elegant rooms including 95 spacious suites equipped with the latest facilities keeping in mind the guests comforts and needs. You will be pleasantly surprised with the awe-inspiring atrium of over 6 floors housing the piano lounge and networking facilities offering free WIFI. The hotel features a variety of fabulous dining outlets - Royal Budha - Fine Dining Thai, Gharana - specialty Indian restaurant with live music and The Gem Garden - an all Day dining offering Continental cuisine. Our sophisticated Sports bar, The Q, is designed to deliver a winning blend of entertainment and atmosphere. Indulge in a hearty game of pool or watch a live sporting fixture on massive cinema screens. ... more   less 
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