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Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
Ranked #9 of 128 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Excellent hotel”
Reviewed 19 January 2014

This hotel is excellent. Staff were extremely polite and helpful. We arrived on Christmas Day and had a wonderful Thai meal in the Silk and Spice restaurant in the hotel - we went for a set meal for 2 people and it was fantastic quality and the ambiance was first class. All very fresh ingredients and beautifully presented.

The room was amazing - wondefully clean with an amazing, powerful rain shower. All fittings were very new and shiny.

The bed was extremely comfortable.

We were on the 9th floor and didnt hear any traffic noise considering we were on one of the lower floors.

The hotel is next to a highway which you can cross using an underpass to get to the Corniche and Sheraton.

There is a lovely bar in the hotel with happy hour drinks.

We didnt use the pool as it was too cold. Had a look at it however and it looked great.

The gym was fantasic - very well equipped and there is a fridge with cold bottled water, cold flannels with apples on the side.

We didn't have the breakfast buffet but we did have room service which was fantastic. I had chicken and mushroom soup and pad thai and it was very fresh and tasty. Would definitely have it again.

The hotel runs a free shuttle bus service to Marina Mall, the Corniche Beach and Yas Island.

We didnt have breakfast at the hotel but there is a nice cafe around the corner called Milano which does an endless choice of breakfast and lunch options.

The hotel is a short walk away from PJ O'Reillys bar at the Meridien hotel which had a great live band playing when we went (sweet chilli jam).

all in all a great stay and we will be recommending this hotel to friends and family.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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PR_SofitelAbuDhabi, General Manager at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, responded to this review, 20 January 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for choosing Sofitel during your last visit to Abu Dhabi and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We also thank you for giving a positive review of our hotel. We all share customer feedback with the management team and employees, who work hard to ensure that all our guests enjoy the experience we offer.

Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you back to Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche.

Best regards,

Nael El Wary
General Manager
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

The Sofitel hotel is nicely located at the eastern Corniche; there are, however, two problems with the location:
firstly, there is a "highway" directly in front of the hotel, which leads to a continuous noise all night long, especially because many cars were tuned.
Secondly, the pool is continuously in the shade (we read in several reviews that there is sun during some hours) and it is very windy in the actually very nice and spacious pool area. This info is true for January, during the hotter months, there will be more sun and the shade and the wind might be very welcome. As the hotel is aware of this problem, there is a shuttle to the public "family beach" three times a day (sun lounger about 10 €). As we were here (9 days) mainly to relax and catch a little winter sun, these criticisms were relevant to us... as taxis are extremely cheap, the location advantage becomes less relevant.

If i stay in Abu Dhabi again, i would choose a hotel not based on its location any longer!

Rooms: nicely decorated, quick and efficient cleaning service, beds comfy. Hair dryer, complimentary coffee, tea, and water.

WIFI: free (1024 kb/s), if you want faster, its possible, but very expensive. For normal surfing, 1k suffices.

Breakfast: i would give it 6 stars, if that was possible. However, again a minor flaw: during our 9 days, regularly a fork or a knife or spoon as well as butter were missing on the table (cutlery and butter are normally on the table in this hotel and not available somewhere at the buffet). So we had to ask for cutlery and butter several times. Five star service? I do not think so...

Complimentary shuttle to Yas Island, Marina Mall and the family beach is a nice touch.

Concierge service is very efficient. Staff is friendly.

Conclusion:
Excellent for business travelers, not so much for sun and relaxation-seeking people, at least during the winter months.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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PR_SofitelAbuDhabi, General Manager at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, responded to this review, 18 January 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

On behalf of our ambassadors team at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, we wish to thank you immensely for taking the time to convey your comments about your experience during your stay with us. We appreciate your feedback as this helps us understand the areas we need to strive for improvement upon.

Please be assured that your observations have been taken on board, a review of the relevant processes has been undertaken and the necessary corrective measures and actions have been implemented to avoid any recurrence of such issues.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche.

Best regards,

Nael El Wary
General Manager
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

Was there with my wife and 2 children. Fantastic hotel and staff, and the location was excellent. The only negative was the noise from the building of a new parking place I think in front of the hotel. So you could not sleep without the noise at early morning.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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PR_SofitelAbuDhabi, General Manager at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, responded to this review, 18 January 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

On behalf of our ambassadors team at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, we wish to thank you immensely for taking the time to convey your comments about your experience during your stay with us.

Thank you once again and I look forward to seeing you again!

Best regards,

Nael El-Wary
General Manager
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

The Sofitel has an excellent location in Abu Dhabi,with views of both the corniche and city. I stayed in December for a few nights and was able to enjoy the spa, business center, and room service. For my first visit to a Sofitel, I was given an upgraded room which was so nice I have booked a suite for my next stay in a few days :)

Staff are friendly and helpful, the property is clean, the room service menu is excellent, and the spa has very nice treatments. Looking forward to my next visit.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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PR_SofitelAbuDhabi, General Manager at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, responded to this review, 15 January 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for choosing Sofitel during your last visit to Abu Dhabi and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We also thank you for giving a positive review of our hotel. We all share customer feedback with the management team and employees, who work hard to ensure that all our guests enjoy the experience we offer.

Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you back to Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche.

Best regards,

Nael El Wary
General Manager
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

Hotel is comfortable, rooms are comfy and well distributed, hair dryer, coffe machine, mini bar in every room. Internet available in all the hotel but you need to log in again every time you move from one part of hotel to other. Spa and gym are nice, swimming pool has great view.
Concierge service is very efficient and resourceful.
Excellent for business travelers.

Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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PR_SofitelAbuDhabi, General Manager at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for choosing Sofitel during your last visit to Abu Dhabi and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We also thank you for giving a positive review of our hotel. We all share customer feedback with the management team and employees, who work hard to ensure that all our guests enjoy the experience we offer.

Thank you once again and we look forward to welcoming you back to Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche.

Best regards,

Nael El Wary
General Manager
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Limerick, Ireland
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

My husband and I staying in the Sofitel Abu Dhabi and found it to be a fabulous experience. The Staff were really helpful and genuinely nice. The food was excellent and the views spectacular. The location made it accessible to the shopping areas - just a short walk, really good restaurants and free bus to the beach and shopping mall. I found Sadiyaat island beach much nice than cornice so we just hopped in a taxi for about 5 euro only!

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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PR_SofitelAbuDhabi, General Manager at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, responded to this review, 14 January 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for staying at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche and sharing your comments on Trip Advisor.

We are extremely glad to know that your experience at the hotel was truly magnifique and that you enjoyed the food and services offered at the hotel.

Thank you once again and I look forward to seeing you again!

Best regards,

Nael El-Wary
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Property: Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
Address: Corniche Corniche Rd, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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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 Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 128 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche 5*
Number of rooms: 282
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in the first quarter 2012, the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche (part of Capital Plaza building) is ideally situated in the heart of the city, close to the seafront and the business and financial center. It enjoys a privileged location on Corniche Road, one of the most prestigious district. The maritime centre Port Zayed, the Souk, famous for its rugs and Dhow Harbour, home to the traditional transport and fishing boats which still take to the waters of the Arabian Gulf, are all a short distance from the hotel. The hotel offers all the services of a world-class French establishment, blending its origins with the best of the Oriental influences: butler service and executive lounge access (Club Millesime) for club rooms and suites, and the famous MyBed concept and Bose wave in all rooms. Each of the rooms offer breathtaking views over city and Arabian Gulf. Additionally, the hotel offers 3 signature restaurants and 3 bars, a pool, a spa and wellness space and 9 meeting rooms. A ballroom can also welcome up to 1000 visitors and therefore host any kind of events. ... more   less 
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