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“Well - it's ok” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hotel Holiday International Sharjah

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Hotel Holiday International Sharjah
Ranked #22 of 77 Hotels in Sharjah
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“Well - it's ok”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2008

I stayed three nights in the hotel during July 2008.

We were picked up from Dubai airport in the late evening - no problem at all. The driver was waiting for our party and we were taken to the hotel in an airconditioned bus.

I got a room on the 7th floor, overlooking the lagoon. I even had a balcony but due to the weather and the heat, the doors to the balcony were shut and you couldn't access it. So I just could overlook it from inside. The aircondition was running with full power and it was a bit too cold for me... but you could turn it down, no problem. The bed was comfortable, bathroom also ok.

The staff was very friendly and tried to satisfy all customer needs. I stained one of my shirts during my stay and I got it cleaned within 2 hours in the evening (normally it takes 1/2 day). For Western Europeans: Please be advised that in Sharjah there is no alcohol served, it was not possible to get wine or beer in the hotel (in Dubai, it would).

One thing you could nag about: The food. Breakfast was ok, there was a good selection but nevertheless the quality was not up to 4 stars. However, you will not starve. The evening buffet is really nothing special. You should rather try to get something at one of the great restaurants around (I would recommend Lebanese kitchen).

Traffic is terrible, it says 20 minutes from Dubai - probably when there is no traffic. In rush hour, you should account for 1 hour, probably more.

To summarize: for us the location was ideal (we had some meetings in Sharjah), however if going to Dubai, I might recommend to find something directly in Dubai (mostly because of the traffic). Also, try to eat outside the hotel, the food is not too good (the fish restaurant was closed, so we couldn't try this one). Rooms and beds are ok, from this point of view everything was ok.

  • Liked — Rooms
  • Disliked — Food and location (due to traffic jams)
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2007

Unlike the first reviewer, I rate this hotel as being excellent value for money and a thoroughly good place to stay.

It is not so opulent as the 5* hotels in Dubai, but my room was in immaculate condition and furnished simply, with cherry style light wood, with a comfortable queen sized bed and en suite bathtub.

The service was excellent and the location, near the city centre, convenient.

I would recommend this hotel and will stay here next time I am in Sharjah.

Stayed February 2007
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2005

We booked this hotel as all hotels were full in Dubai as it was the rugby 7s. Stayed 2 nights before moving onto Dubai for the rest of our holiday at the Burj al Arab and Al Qasr(fantastic hotels and no comparison at all to Sharjah hotels) Holiday international was supposed to be 5 star I would give it only a 3. Reception was unfriendly had no idea of local points of interest and unwilling to help out or to make any calls for rest reservations etc. Appearance of the hotel looked quite nice in the lobby etc but the rooms were musty and like a days inn motel. The breakfast buffet was ok but they never changed the table cloths so you would have to sit at a table with stains from other people.
Would not stay at this hotel again or in Sharjah for that matter the blue souk is worth a visit but only as a day trip from Dubai

  • Stayed December 2005
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Property: Hotel Holiday International Sharjah
Address: Hotel Holiday International Corniche St | Al Majaz Area, Sharjah 5802, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Sharjah > Sharjah
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #22 of 77 Hotels in Sharjah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Holiday International Sharjah 4*
Number of rooms: 253
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Holiday International is located on the edge of Khalid lagoon offers the convenience of a central location. A mere 20 minutes drive from Dubai and Sharjah airports. A 05 minutes' walk from the hotel is the Sharjah Souk- shopping malls and close to the Exhibition Centre / Expo, Al Majaz Waterfront Front Park and the beautiful Corniche. Hotel's sprawling complex houses 253 recently refurbished luxurious rooms and suites offering the ultimate in comfort with cozy balconies overlooking the picturesque Khalid Lagoon, with high quality furnishing and elegant decor to meet the comfort and requirements of business & leisure travelers. ... more   less 
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