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“Best Hotel I've ever stayed at......” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

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Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
Ranked #26 of 131 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
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Canberra, ACT
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23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best Hotel I've ever stayed at......”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2011

It is rated as a 4* hotel and I am quite sure the hotel is underrrated - definitely in my opinion a 5* hotel ! Great, roomy and well equipped rooms and bathrooms, outstanding staff from the reception desk, to restaurant staff and room service staff. Incredibly warm and obliging every single one of them ! For a hotel of such a high standard, it was exceptional value and its charges for room service, the resturant and incidentals such as phone calls, were very reasonable. It is a little away from central Abu Dhabi but getting to and from the city centre is cheap and easy and if you can't be bothered to make that journey, a modern 'souk' is just a 10 minute walk away or you can hop on a hotel provided golf cart to make the trip. I have stayed at (supposedly) more highly rated hotels that just aren't up to scratch compared to Traders in Abu Dhabi.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled solo
    • 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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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2011

spent 3 nightsat traders relaxing after 7 weeks travelling around europe it was perfect! the staff were very helpful and made our trip I am sure we had the best room in the hotel it was huge (803 I think) we used the traders lounge every day and were lucky as it was not to busy when we were there, served some good australian wine and plenty of food on offer we found we did not need to eat out .

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, India
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26 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2011

We're residents in Abu Dhabi and enjoy staying in hotesl across the UAE. Traders can recommended to us by friends. Traders up until recently had been a quieter, newer hotel, offering incentives and deals to get people in the door. But is now better known and is more popular. We stayed in an Executive Suite which was more than comfortable for us as a family of four. We had access to the club lounge which included a selection of hot and cold drinks throughout the day and snacks in the evning between 6 and 8pm. The lounge is on the ninth floor. It is very smokey and is not big enough to accommdate the demand. The hotel offers club lounge facilities to those staying in suites and in club rooms which could be over 60 rooms. This puts a strain on service. We arrived for snacks after 7pm and waiting for a table and for the snacks to be replenished. Great service yet I think the hotel are struggling to keep on top of this service. We had lunch on the first day in the restaurant and again breakfast the following morning. The hotel is advertised as part of the Shang Ri La complex and up until recently guests staying at Traders could use the facilities including the pools, beaches and gyms etc of Shang Ri La. However this is no longer the case. You are restricted to the pool and beach of the traders. This is Policed very well and you will be challenged and turned around. The pool at traders is on the first floor facing the car park. It is a salt pool. A lap pool and again could not keep up with the demand or accommodate the guests of Traders well. The pool bar was closed and there are limited beds around the pool. If Traders are going to restrict access then another pool is a must and not salt water. Whilst we understand that the restrictions this should be clear on the web site and on check in etc. Cross signing facilities still features on the web pages. This is misleading. Other than this, staff were friendly, service was good, parking bit of a nightmare yet the hotel are working on building another car park. Not sure that I will be back unless they add another pool or re-impose cross signing to Shang Ri La.

  • Stayed July 2011, 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank paul_and_the_girls
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

7 of us stayed here for 1 night during a short visit to Abu Dhabi. Check in was no problem at all but when we arrived in our room the smell of smoke was too overpowering and we requested that we moved rooms - we only did this as we specifically requested non smoking rooms when we booked. As we had booked club rooms, we were using the club reception - who were extremely helpful and quickly arranged a new room for us. As the hotel was almost fully booked, we were transferred to a suite, which was perfect! They also upgraded those in our family who hadn't yet arrived - before they had even looked at their 1st appointed room.
The hotel is very clean and modern, had everything you need and the staff were very pleasant. Yes there is construction going on beside the hotel at the moment, and the noise is disturbing. However, this is not the fault of the hotel - I think they could just make you aware of it more when booking.
We ate in the restaurant at lunchtime, which was good. Nothing special but nothing to complain about either. Breakfast was good, a pleasant relaxing breakfast sitting outside - with a huge selection to suit everyone.
We made full use of the club lounge between the open hours of 6-8pm, with the drinks flowing and the snacks food very good (some people actually made this their evening dinner). Would definately recommend this as an option when booking your rooms.
We took the buggies round to the souk late evening (the hotel can provide a boat to take you but we didn't wait for it) and ate in the noodle house which was lovely.
Would definately stay at this hotel again, for the money it was excellent value.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DaeDae77
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2011

I stayed at Traders for two nights earlier this month. When I arrived, it was late evening, and check-in was very slow. The gentleman on reception informed me that there were no rooms on the west side of the hotel, so he would give me a room on the other side. When I asked what the difference was, he said 'only the view'. Actually he neglected to say that there is a massive construction project, so aside from the room looking out onto the site, the noise is also intolerable. On my first night, the work continued until 4am! It was noisy even with earplugs. The issue is that the construction us not related to the hotel, and so they have no control over working hours.

The next morning I asked to be moved, and although reception seemed to be a little chaotic, I was given a room that was much quieter and gad a beautiful sea view.

Both rooms were beautiful and spotlessly clean. Room service and the restaurant food was very good, and excellent value for money, and the concierge were excellent in making reservations and providing suggestions for things to do.

Both pools are great, providing towels and water and there is a lovely little beach. There was also a boat that travels 1pm through the complex, although I didn't use it.

Overall I would highly recommend this hotel, it is great value for money and excellent service.

Overall I would highly recommend this hotel

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank lovely_lotty
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Saudi Arabia
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281 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2011

We stayed at Traders Hotel Abu Dhabi for one night and fall in love with it. We arrived early in the morning to the hotel and the staff accommodated us quickly without any hassle. The rooms are moder, clean, well decorated with very high standards. The breakfast buffet is commonly asian, but it was O.K. to us. There are only two things that bothered us. The nearby construction and the unshaded car parking.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank emeyg
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2011

Everything in this hotel is just right for the rate offered.
The setback is the bad smell at the entrance and not enough car parking spots.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 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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Property: Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
Address: Qaryat Al Beri Complex | Between the bridges, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Abu Dhabi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#24 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#26 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#26 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi 4*
Number of rooms: 301
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on a private beach overlooking the strait that separates Abu Dhabi Island from the mainland, Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi is a contemporary luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi situated ten minutes' drive from the city's international airport, five minutes from the golf course and the Convention Centre and 15 minutes from the Corniche and city centre. The hotel features 301 well-appointed rooms and suites, all furnished to the highest standards in a modern and contemporary style. Rooms start at a spacious 32 square metres and for travellers requiring the highest levels of service and attention, the hotel also offers 93 Traders Club rooms and suites with a dedicated lounge on the 9th floor. Additional benefits of staying at Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi include the ease of access to a whole complex, including cross-signing privileges for CHI, the Spa at Shangri-La and Shangri-La operated restaurants and bars. All areas can be accessed by club cars, while just a short stroll away is the Abras (Arabic gondola) waterway. ... more   less 
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