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“Wonderful Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport

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Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport
Ranked #208 of 544 Hotels in Dubai
miami
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8 reviews
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“Wonderful Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013

Holiday Inn Express is very affordable, and pleasant for a short stay. There is a courtesy shuttle that runs every 30 mins, 24 hours to and from the airport. Free Wifi in the room is a plus. Easy check-in and the Hotel Staff was really nice and helpful. This hotel is not far from the airport at all about 1.6 mi. Now id you want to go site seeing you will need to get a taxi. (Get a local yellow taxi, its much cheaper). I did not see any restaurants, stores, etc within walking distance, however the restaurant inside, was pretty good and had many choices to choose from. There is also a little store in the lobby area if you need snacks, hygiene products, etc. This hotel is mainly for people who have layovers, nothing else.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank parlegirl
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2013

For regular travellers who have a few hours in Dubai between trips, this hotel ticks every box. For those who wish to see Dubai without excess expense - this also does the job - although expense may be incurred getting Taxis every day to Dubai's sights.

Hotel shuttle bus to/from airport every 15/30 minutes is extremely convenient (bus is free)/ Upon arrival - it's quicker to wait for the hotel shuttle bus (@ 'hotel busses' section when you eave DXB airport) than to queue for a taxi more often than not.

Immediately next to the airport for convenience, but surprisingly quiet with a good night's sleep. Basic rooms but with all amenities required, and very clean. Good service and a warm welcome.

No minibar, but the hotel bar being open until 2AM and a kiosk in reception means guests wont go without.

Excellent value - not expensive.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hampton, VA
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

This hotel is excellent for one thing, business travelers. The restaurant on site has a decent buffet that is not overly priced. The best part was the happy hour which lasts from 6pm-930pm, where most of them were 25% off.
The room is what to be expected from a holiday Inn, small but efficient.
One tip, if your going to get a cab get the small yellow ones do not let them put you in a SUV they are nice but they overcharge and they try to talk you into doing trips that are hours long.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Worldtraveler1090
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport, responded to this review, 30 April 2013
Dear Worldtraveler1090,

Thank you so much for your candid review of our hotel. I am happy to know that you found our location to be great for your needs and you liked our happy hour. It is hugely motivating to receive positive feedback like this from guests like you.

Again, many thanks for the feedback and I hope we can get the chance to host you again in the future.

Regards,

Pam G.
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

We had stayed in Dubai and then went to Malaysia but on the way back to the UK needed a further stop over in Dubai and this hotel was the perfect option.
The HIE Airport offers a nice spacious lobby, really pleasant / helpful staff (especially Haroon who checked us in quite quickly and Ndhal who was also very helpful with my luggage issue), good room, very comfy beds and they even do complimentary breakfast box if you have an early flight, just ensure to ask!

The hotel also offers a free shuttle service to and from hotel-Airport Terminal 1 and 3 which was very convienient and helpful. Takes away the stress of getting a taxi and ensuring you get to the Airport or hotel in good time.

We also asked for a taxi to take us into Bur Dubai and this arrived within minutes, thanks again for providing a quick and good service. The Metro link is also not far from the hotel if you prefer to use this.

I would most highly recommend this hotel, all staff were very helpful and despite a short stay, it was very pleasant -although one minor point was that the sink in the bathroom kept blocking up so i had to brush my teeth in the shower!
I have now tried two HIE hotels in Dubai and so far so good....two more to try out!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MissSfromUK
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2013

Good location. Decent price. Quality room. Excellent breakfast. Good link to city centre via Metro. Even though we were right next to the airport, it was silent! Can't say any more really. Except I haven't reached 200 characters!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bigbecks
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

Stayed for 1 night while in transit. Stayed last summer when it was extreamly hot, and the air-con in this hotel is really good!

Staff friendly and rooms clean and spacious. Only critisism, the food! The evening buffet wasn't very appitising, and when in an airport hotel, its not easy to eat elsewhere. Breakfast okay, but as it is complimentary, you cant really complain!

Easy to get to with a Holiday Inn Express minibus that is situated right outside of the terminal building, and only being a short distance away (driving).

Overall, Recommended for the 1 night stay in transit!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Adam685
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Long Beach, California
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53 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013 via mobile

The location is great. Rooms are ok and decent but the service is pathetic. Staff could hard speak English and just appeared lazy and tardy

There were no towels in the room and took about 45 minutes to get it.

Food was decent but basic available items. Internet was beyond slow.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Leacp26
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport

Property: Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport
Address: 52b Street, 30 | Al Garhoud, opposite Dubai Airport Terminal 3, 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 Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#31 Best Value Hotel in Dubai
#150 Business Hotel in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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