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“Indulge yourself at Aloft Abu Dhabi”
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Aloft Abu Dhabi
Ranked #49 of 128 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
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“Indulge yourself at Aloft Abu Dhabi”
Reviewed 7 February 2011

Excellent room (very clean, very modern). Excellent food. Excellent roof-top bar. Excellent staff.
What more would we need?

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
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RayWei, Director of Operations at Aloft Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 8 February 2011
Hi wn02! Everything about your review seems to be excellent news! Thank you for submitting these great comments, our whole team is delighted to learn this from you. Hope to see you back soon. Best wishes! Rainer
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Reviewed 2 February 2011

It’s sometimes a gamble when established brands the likes of W, one of the Starwood family of hotels, comes up with an offshoot that’s purported to further promote the W value, albeit for a slightly different demographic – such as in the case of aLoft ‘a vision of W hotels’. While I can’t speak for the brand, or rather offspring, as a whole, I can certainly vouch for the success of this franchise in aLoft, Abu Dhabi.

Standing 12 stories tall at Abu Dhabi’s new ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center), aLoft Abu Dhabi is fun, inviting, trendy and modern. It isn’t entirely smack in the middle of the center of town (perhaps a mere 10-15 mins away by taxi), it’s got the necessary frills and amenities one needs to ensure a pleasurable stay at the establishment.

On this particular visit, check in (which is a couple floors up from the ground floor) by the friendly and welcoming front desk staff was quite smooth and efficient. If you’re a Starwood Preferred Guest, you may be automatically upgraded to a ‘Splash’ room (rooms facing the aLoft’s ‘Splash’ pool) if you booked a standard ‘aLoft’ room. If not, you should inquire as this affords you some view of the property – overlooking the pool and connecting ‘Mai Café. The hotel also has suites on higher floors overlooking the ADNEC center and Capital Marina.

Rooms are very spacious with comfortable bedding, flat panel TVs, standard complimentary beverage service--coffee, tea, bottled water, oversized bathrooms including typical ‘Bliss’ toiletries, roomy workstations, and complimentary internet access. In keeping with the concept for this line of hotels, there’s no room service; however, snacks and light meals can be purchased at aLoft’s ‘re:fuel grab n’ go’ which you can enjoy in the comfort of your room or, if you’re feeling a little more social, at the adjacent ‘W xyz bar’.

For after dark activities, the party goes on till the wee hours of the morning at aLoft’s bar/Lounge, ‘Relax@12’, on aLoft’s top floor. This ultra-modern lounge is quite roomy with floor to ceiling windows with sweeping vistas, plush sofas in intimate lounge areas, and unique cocktails/drink specials. The crowd is very lively and vivacious, so don’t be stunned if you see the locales—in full regalia—downing the rich elixirs and throwing back shots.

Guests tend to be on the youthful side—young couples and singles, so may not be entirely suitable for families.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled solo
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RayWei, Director of Operations at Aloft Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 6 February 2011
Hi there Parlonny, first of all I have to say that I was just thrilled to read your extensive review. I am sure this took some of your time off so I really appreciate this dedication. It is great to learn that you have enjoyed the space of our rooms, its facilities and its views. Just as you describe, our concept which is actually called delivery service replaces the traditional room service. All the products displayed in our Grab n' go area (or in the menu), will be brought up to your room by our staff. Continuing your review, it seems that you had enjoyable and amusing evenings at our Relax@12 sleek, trendy, roof top lounge bar. I am sure we will have the chance to welcome you soon again to our hotel. Please give me a buzz on your next visit as I will be delighted to meet you. Best wishes! Rainer
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Reviewed 16 January 2011

We loved everything of this hotel! We arrived on the 1st of january and as we were their first customer the manager decided to give us a free upgrade to a breeze room with fantastic view over the sea and the ADNEC, plus a free breakfast, this was so kind! The room was very big, bright and soundproofed, the shower was impressive, bath products were of high quality, the hairdryer was very power, the ironing board was smart, and from the bed we could enjoy a great sea view. We loved the take away corner, opened 24 hours a day where you can buy snacks, cold and hot meals at good prices. The best thing was the pool deck: sunbeds were divided to create privacy, the pool was big, with pleasant 29°c water and olive trees in the middle (we also had a nice swim in the evening with the dark outside and plenty of lights in the water). Breakfast was simply gorgeous! In the hotel there were very few families with children and that was good for us, as we were looking for relax. The hotel isn't in town center, you need to take a 20 minutes drive to arrive to the corniche area, but it was absolutely easy with our rented car.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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RayWei, Director of Operations at Aloft Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 6 February 2011
Wow greta_andrea! Fantastic review! What can I say...you have taken the time to submit a splendid and precise description of most of our facilities. Thank you very much for that! I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay so much. When are we welcoming you back? Hope that it's soon enough! Best wishes! Rainer
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 12 January 2011

Room is comfortable, spacious, facilities of connection of laptop to the screen, bathroom spacious, sink mirror for shaving very nice, easy and fast check in and out, Close to ADNEC, all for the same rate of other hotels, honestly, I would never stay but in Aloft.
Rodolph Sarkis
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  • Stayed December 2010, travelled on business
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RayWei, Director of Operations at Aloft Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 6 February 2011
Hi Rodolph, with a couple of words you have managed to perfectly describe our arrival/ departure services and our room facilities. I am delighted to read that you would only choose to stay at our hotel! See you back soon then! Please let me know next time you are back! Best wishes! Rainer
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Reviewed 5 January 2011

Very handy if you need to be at the exhibition centre as it is right next door. Very nice rooms, great bathrooms. I missed the ipod docking station that was promised on the website, but other than that it was perfect. The pool is on the roof right next to an outdoor bar/restaurant. There's another nice bar on the very top of the building.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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Thank GospelOak
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RayWei, Director of Operations at Aloft Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 6 February 2011
Hello GospelOak, appreciate your time to submit this review. It's fantastic to learn that you enjoyed our rooms with their huge bathroom and shower, our pool, our restaurants and bars. With regards to the docking station, in our website we refer to it as a "plug n' play docking station" which is somewhat different than the one you mention. You can plug in here your laptop using a VGA or HDMI cabel and work or watch a film on our 42' LCD screen. You can also plug in a portable DVD player and project on the screen or connect an MP3 player via Bluetooth to our device so that you can enjoy your music through the T.V. speakers. The USB slot is to recharge the batteries of any device. Hope that clarifies the description of the device on our website and I am really looking forward to welcome you soon to Aloft Abu Dhabi!
Best wishes! Rainer
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Reviewed 3 January 2011

This was a total surprise at the end of a long business trip. We spent one night in Abu Dhabi, at the Aloft Hotel. I loved how modern the hotel is, how clean and spacious the rooms are. The bathroom is another great surprise, the shower is simply heavenly. The blackouts help keep the room nice and dark for a perfect night's sleep. It is very elegant and quiet - maybe next time I'll be able to stay for more than one night!

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled on business
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Thank Nina B
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RayWei, Director of Operations at Aloft Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 6 February 2011
Hi ninabarki! Great review! It is really true when you use the word "surprise" to describe the experience in our hotel. To be honest, guests who stay for the first time do experience a positive surprise. Considering the competitive prices many do not expect such a modern, fun, spacious and high tech business destination hotel with first class room facilities. I do really hope as well that you do stay more than one night on your next visit. Don't hesitate to contact me personally when booking your future stay. Best wishes! Rainer
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 22 December 2010

The stay was extremely relaxing and the staff was very helpful as well as the price of the room was moderately cheaper than other in-town hotels. I will be coming for more stays whenever I am in the area.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank Adwan
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RayWei, Director of Operations at Aloft Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 6 February 2011
Hi there Adwan, thanks for the brief but splendid review. I am glad our friendly staff provided the perfect atmosphere you needed for a relaxing stay. It's nice to read that you have identified our competitive prices. As you say you will be coming for more stays, please let me know when so that I can have the pleasure in meeting you. Best wishes! Rainer
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Property: Aloft Abu Dhabi
Address: Khaleed Al Arabi | (30th Street), Abu Dhabi 94943, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Abu Dhabi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#36 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#41 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#44 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Aloft Abu Dhabi 4*
Number of rooms: 408
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Easy breezy adventures await at Aloft Abu Dhabi, with free hotel-wide Wi-Fi for in-house guests, outdoor pool, loft-inspired rooms and ever abuzz bars & restaurants. Set in the state-of-the-art Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, mere minutes from the airport and city sights. All rooms feature ultra-comfy signature beds, oversized spa showers, and plug & play connectivity stations to charge all your electronics and link to the 42” LCD TV to maximize work and play. ... more   less 
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