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“A Jewel in the sea of hotels”

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The Royal International Hotel
Ranked #98 of 127 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
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29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“A Jewel in the sea of hotels”
Reviewed 29 April 2013

This hotel is easily accessible via taxis and even public buses. Upon arrival into Abu Dhabi Airport, we decided to take the taxi which cost us only AED55 (what a bargain especially with the amount of luggage's we had plus arriving early in the morning). The front desk staff was so kind to let us have an early check in at 830am & allocated a very decent and quiet room on the 14th floor. The room is spacious and provided ample of storage area. I believe this hotel had undergo a lavish renovation as the interior was modern and comfy. Free WIFI is a bonus with no complains on the signal. The A/C also works perfectly especially with the heat from the desert. Definately live up to the standard of a 4 star Jewel! On the day we check out, we decided to try taking the airport shuttle bus which is only two blocks from the hotel and takes only 5mins walk. It only cost us AED4 per person which was really good. Just allocate at least an hour bus ride.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 April 2013

Very easy to find, front desk staff and valet staff is very professional and courteous. Room was clean and quiet.

My only issues are very minor: king sized bed was not available, even though that's what I booked. So, I was forced to take two twin beds. And also, I prefer sealed toiletries in the bathroom. It is kind of gross to know that someone has used the shampoo or conditioner before I was there.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 April 2013

My wife and I just spent two days at this hotel, and we were impressed. The staff is extraordinary, the prices of rooms and meals are fair, the rooms are stylish and comfortable, and the rooftop pool, spa, and gym were delightful. I'd give this hotel at least a four star rating in every category. What really stands out--and what will make this our hotel of choice in future visits to Abu Dhabi--is the free, high-speed Internet available throughout the facility. The UAE is probably the most difficult environment in the world for Western travelers accustomed to easily accessible, free Internet access. The service at the Royal was outstanding. Wherever I went--room, restaurant, lobby--I could immediately access fast Internet without a cumbersome security process. Well-done, Royal!

Room Tip: Great water views if you ask for a room facing the corniche.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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riyadh
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

The hotel is tower like, with fantastic view over Cournich of abu dhabi (sea view) ( only to some rooms, make sure you request cournich view). hotel is marked 4 stars, but its realy fantastic and elegant hotel, rooms are superb furniture, with cable tv and tea and coffee facility, indoor small swimming pool on roof. lebanese resturant , on roof with shisha, Breakfast is ok, not that much, But , the very important thing about this hotel, is you feel welcomed from all staff , from reception to room service, i hope you try it,?

Room Tip: choose room with cournich or sea view , its beautiful. and with same price.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2013

The hotel was very small and seemed old and outdated.

The rooms are very small, even though other reviewers had said they were big...maybe for an ant family.

The pool area which is on the roof and uncovered which makes it incredibly hot is tiny. There is room for about 4 sun loungers and they were full of men smoking. As I have a child that made the pool unusable.

We booked a club room for access to the club (which doesn't exist) and paid extra money for it (693dhs for the night) so again disappointing.

We left within 10 minutes of booking in we were so disappointed and the staff made no attempt to make us stay or give us any money back.

All in all pretty disappointing. Would not recommend.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 March 2013 via mobile

A beautiful hotel
Small lobby. But excellent rooms
Locaton is good. Commercial shops and restaurants are a short walk.
The beach is a 10 min walk

Has a rooftop swimming pool. With a hookah bar and cafe

  • Stayed November 2012
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Wael E, Director of Sales at The Royal International Hotel, responded to this review, 11 April 2013
Dear valuable Guest,

It was really glad to know that we made your stay in Abu Dhabi such a pleasant experience.

Thank you very much for your constrictive comments and looking forward to welcoming you again in our hotel


Kind Regards

Malek Usama
Assistant Revenue Manager
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Ankara
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

The room is spacious yet i didn't have a clean feeling in the room. The aircon temperature cannot be changed and there was a disturbing noise even if it was turned off.

The bathroom was great with both a seperate rain shower and a bath tub. The breakfast was ok.
Also the location is ok. Good for 2-3 days, nothing special.

The staff in the reception is the slowest i have ever seen. It took us ages to check out.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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Wael E, Manager at The Royal International Hotel, responded to this review, 17 April 2013
It was really glad to know that we made your stay in Abu Dhabi such a pleasant experience.

Concerning your comments, we will look into it and find a better solution for these issues not to be repeated again, in our Hotel, we believe that feedback is a gift, where we can enhance our performance and guest experience.

Thank you very much for your constrictive comments and looking forward to welcoming you again in our hotel

Malek Usama
Assistant revenue Manager
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Property: The Royal International Hotel
Address: Al Falah St, Abu Dhabi 009712, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Abu Dhabi
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #98 of 127 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 189

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