Hotel Holiday International

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

1.9 K reviews
Good hotel for solo travelers. Located near shopping areas with easy access to parking. Great pool.
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  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Service
  • TV
  • Fitness
  • Room
    • Double Bed
    • Radio
    • Bathroom
    • Safe
    • Internet Access
    • Shower
    • King-size Bed
    • Hairdryer
    • Direct dial telephone
    • Minibar
    • Bathtub
    • Tea/coffee maker
    • Carpeting
    • Satellite/cable TV
    • Air conditioning (centrally regulated)
    • Balcony/Terrace
  • Facility
    • Elevators
    • Restaurant(s) with air conditioning
    • Laundry Service
    • Hotel Room Safe
    • Shops
    • Hairdresser
    • Café
    • 24-hour check-in
    • Currency Exchange
    • Medical Assistance
    • WLAN access
    • Room Service
    • Air conditioning
    • Conference Room
    • Public Internet Access
  • Food
    • Breakfast Served
    • Half Board
    • Full Board
    • Children's Pool
    • Lounge Chairs
    • Jacuzzi
    • Outdoor Pool(s)
    • Number of Pools
    • Ping Pong
    • Massage
    • Badminton
    • Heated Pool(s)
    • Swimming Pool
    • Steam bath
    • Sauna
    • Tennis
    • Basketball
Al Buhaira Corniche P.O. Box 5802 Sharjah
1.9 mi to downtown


This hotel lies on the shores of the picturesque Sharjah's Khalid lagoon, just 20 minutes drive from Sharjah Souk, the Mega Mall, the centre of Sharjah and the Blue Souk. It is just a short distance to the EXPO exhibition centre.


The hotel was built in 1978. The air-conditioned establishment has a total of 66 single and 119 double rooms. At the accommodation, travellers are welcomed at the reception area with 24-hour reception and a 24-hour check-in/check-out service. Individual storeys are accessible via the lift or stairs. Amenities include a safe and a currency exchange service. Wireless internet access (no extra charge) is available to guests in the public areas. Among the culinary options available at the hotel are a restaurant, a dining area, a breakfast room and a café. Shopping facilities are also available. Those arriving in their own vehicles can leave them in the car park of the establishment. Additional services include medical assistance, room service, a laundry service and a hairdresser. In addition, a shuttle service is offered.


Each of the rooms is appointed with air conditioning and a bathroom. Most rooms feature a balcony with a view for guests' enjoyment. The carpeted rooms feature a double bed or a king-size bed. A safe and a minibar are also available. Additional features include a fridge, a mini fridge and a tea/coffee station. An ironing set is also available for travellers' convenience. Little extras, including internet access, a telephone, a TV, a radio and WiFi (for a fee), contribute to a great stay. Amenities in the bathrooms include a shower. A hairdryer and bathrobes are available for everyday use.


The accommodation offers an outdoor pool and a children's pool. A terrace, a sun terrace, sun loungers and parasols are available. The hot tub is the perfect place to relax. Leisure options at the hotel include tennis, volleyball, a gym, a sauna and a steam bath. For a fee, a spa and massage treatments are also available.


A variety of catering options can be booked. Guests can choose between half board and full board. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available.


The following credit cards are accepted at the establishment: American Express, VISA, Diners Club and MasterCard.


  • Location
    "Great location"

    Family friendly environment. Near the sea. Excellent location.

    "Great location and easy parking." "Great nearby restaurants, bars, and shopping right by beach."

  • Pool
    "Great pool"

    Wonderful swimming pool. Nice swimming pool. Next door pool.

    "Clean pool area."

  • Food
    "Delicious food"

    Good restaurant. Good food.

    "Delicious food, particularly the seafood and desserts." "Great salads and sides." "Menu is adequate."

  • Breakfast
    "Tasty breakfast"

    Excellent breakfast. Good breakfast. Free breakfast.

    "Tasty breakfast."

  • Service
    "Fantastic service"

    Excellent welcome. Well trained staff. Poor cleaning.

    "Reception and service are alright." "Friendly, professional service, however housekeeping is less well rated." "Recreation staff is nice." "Room service could have been improved."

  • Beach
    "Reasonable beach"

    Near the sea.

    "Reasonable beach." "Average beach sports." "Clean beach."

  • Comfort

    No ventilation. A/C controller doesn't work. Blanket did nothing.

    "Room size and comfort are OK, but beds are great." "Air conditioning is poor, but bathroom size and noise level are acceptable."

  • Room
    "Room is all right"

    New phone in the room. Excellent lagoon view. No ventilation.

    "Average sized rooms with great views and comfortable beds." "Older and poorly cleaned rooms with inadequate A/C." "Poorly-kept rooms, with unpopular balconies and poorly rated furniture." "Bathrooms aren't perfect, but okay size and clean enough." "Standard TV."

  • Cleanliness
    "Could use a good cleaning"

    Dirty bed linen. Dirty swimming pool. Dirty carpets.

    "Rooms could be cleaner." "Moderately clean hotel facilities." "Pool area is clean and bathroom cleanliness is acceptable."

  • Wellness Area
    "Wellness & sports facilities could be improved"

    Gym is old.

    "Below average sauna and wellness facilities." "Average fitness area."

  • WiFi
    "Complaints about WiFi"

    Bad Internet connection. Signal poor. Poor WiFi service.

    "Wifi quality could be improved." "Free internet."

  • Vibe
    "Vibe is not too good"

    Gym is old. Building is old. Very old facilities.

    "Vibe is not too good." "Hotel could use some updating." "Atmosphere could be friendlier." "Entrance area is ok." "Suitable for solo travelers."