Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort
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It was indeed midnight when we arrived in Abu Dhabi and even at that time of night it was like walking into a suana (although the locals assured us it was a bit cooler than it had been-44 degrees instead of 50!!) A quick transfer to the hotel and much needed sleep was in order. We had been given the name of a local taxi driver by …
We then caught the bus down to Abu Dhabi the richest and largest of the Emirates. Everything was pretty modern and sleek here. On our first night we ended up at The Tavern at the Sheraton hotel at the bar for quiz night. Every table was full and we were about 20 years younger than everyone else. We were chugging down the brews while everyone around …
... over me. "Where are you going?" I questioned. He said "I'm going to play a game. Please Mum let me out so I don't miss it" I eventually settled him and he was out for the count until our descent.
Standing way above the crowd at the arrival gate, it was so good to see Jake. After a quick chat and a refreshing shower, we finally collapsed into bed for a much needed ...
I have noticed that in Indonesia not all the cars have seat belts. In fact, the one we were in didn't! For another thing it was considered normal if a taxi driver drove up the side of the road, also people busking or selling things would just walk up between the cars and tap on windows. Crazy! We also ...
... when Ton noticed a centipede sneaking towards Sophie. It was enormous ( for a centipede) and as we have never seen one in real life, we just had to stop and look! lAfter a very big day at the Big Buddha in Hong Kong, we set off for the airport to fly to Dubai.
After our 8 hour flight, we then had to scan our eyes at the airport security , which took forever and then had ...
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The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful here. The rooms very comfortable the setting fabulous. I will certainly return.
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I stayed four days on a leisure break. The rooms are not that large and a bit dark (the sliding windows are relatively small but maybe that is to keep the heat out in the summer, at least they can be opened). Looking at the room plan it seems that all of them are the same size but there is a sensible desk area to work at (if needed). The artificial beach and the pool areas have plenty of sunloungers but were rather busy at the weekends. There is a good selection of restaurants in the hotel (though it is a bit odd to have to walk outside the hotel to reach some of them) and I thought the food was very good at all of them (though I did not use the Flavours restaurant other than at breakfast because there is always a buffet there). In general the staff in the restaurants and bars were very friendly and helpful. At the moment there is are empty building sites around the hotel and finding a route to and from the walkway along the waterfront was a challenge. On the whole though a reasonable place to take some rest and relaxation for a few days.
Spent 9 nights at the Sheraton in a Towers room, room was a little cramped especially as we had a roll-away bed for my daughter in the room, but the rooms were nicely and comfortably decorated. The balconies are extrelemly small - just enough room to stand. The bathrooms are very nice, however, don't expect luxury bathroom products. Staff were very friendly and helpful, though at times their understanding of English was limited. Towers lounge was good for breakfast, afternoon tea, and pre dinner drinks and canapes - the drinks measures are very generous.
Things started very well. We'd been booked for a family holiday with friends into the Al Diar Gulf Hotel (another story altogether !) which was shocking and needed to change hotel on the day of our arrival. Having read good reviews here we walked in from the street to enquire what was available.
We stayed here for one week in November ~ it is a lovely hotel and despite mainly business people staying it wasn't too business like.
At check-in I requested and was given a complimentary upgrade to a sea view room which was nice. Rooms are nice with wi-fi access and a work desk. Very comfortable King size bed and marble bathroom. Beach and pool areas are great as are all the restaurants. The big problem is at breakfast which is served in the Flavours restaurant. There were never any no-smoking tables available and this resulted in large numbers of people having to wait. The staff simply did not seem able to cope with the numbers at breakfast. I don't know why they do not make the restaurant non-smoking. It is worth noting that there is currently a major construction project underway adjoining the beach and lagoon area. Although this is screened there was some noise disturbance during the day and the huge trucks serving the site could be seen despite the screens. The gym is good and my wife and daughter made good use of the Beauty Centre which offers treatments at reasonable prices. Overall an enjoyable stay.
Been going there for years. Took my girlfriend there after leaving Sri Lanka early due to the rain. The hotel has everything one needs, whether for couples, families or for business. The pool is amazing, gym is huge and modern and the numerous restaurants serve excellent food. staff are friendly and the breakfast is the best ive ever had. As mentioned by someone else, the breakfast is expensive, but go to lastminute and you can get a room for 2 people including full breakfast for only £65. Just come back from Dubai and the prices there are over £150 for the same quality hotel. Been to Dubai and Abu Dhabi for about 10yrs now and prefer Abu Dhabi. Theres everything to do there.
We have just returned from Abau dhabi, after spending 3 nights in this hotel. The hotel itself is clean and spacious with lovely outdoor areas. There is a very warm and relaxing atmosphere here, and combined with the service it really is an excellent place to stay.
From the moment we arrived we were impressed with the friendly service and beautiful surroundings. Greeted with a glass of apple juice (we'd hoped it was champagne!) and after a little wait we were given an early check-in at no additional cost (at about 1030am). We stayed in a room on the 7th floor with a superb sea view - worth the little extra. Very good pools, including one for children with a waterfall and slide, and a covered one for toddlers. Beach area good with watersports available, plenty of sun loungers and bar service. We dined at the fish restaurant - recommend the lobster - and had snacks at the pool bar - all very good and not expensive. The hotel is in a great location - a taxi ride to Marina Mall cost AED6.50.
For leisure my wife, my daughter and I spent a dreamy week in this hôtel. The building is extremely pleasant to see and rather well situated in east of the "Corniche". The lobby is vast and grandiose. Its ornamentation is simply beautiful. In all sectors of activity (reception, service in rooms or retaurants) we finded kindless and professionnalism. Everywhere cleanness is blameless. The principal restaurant named "Flavours fusion" offer dialy a buffet of exceptional variety and a food of great quality. This remark is avaible for dinner but for breakfast too. Garden, pools and beach are very pleasants. In fact, the short sandy beach boards a small partialy constructed lagoon. We don't use the installations of sport and wellness because we don't wish to stay indoor with the sunny weather of Abu Dhabi!
watch out for the cost of breakfast which is extrem, with pancakes for the kids costing extra. Defiantely not worth the money. Hotel is very nice, and clean. staff extremely pleasent. Childrens pool is out of sight of main pool area, and down some slippery steps. Would say the hilton is MUCH better value for money if traveling with children, or the Meridian if adults only.