Stayed 2 nights in June 2014 as part of a wider 51 day trip through parts of Europe. Paid AED500 / AUD$140 pn (inc. service charge & tourism fees) for a standard queen room however we were upgraded for free to a club room on 17th floor as a birthday gift to me. Room 1710. King bed. Wow. Gorgeous room.
Rate did not include breakfast (we paid for room service breakfast the next morning and it was superb with all hot items served hot, etc, - faultless).
Room had no balcony but has a large window looking out over Hamdan St and surrounding area.
We considered this property to be excellent value for the price paid.
Staff all spoke English well. ALL staff (kitchen, reception, concierge, housekeeping, club room area, management, etc) went above and beyond at all times. We can honestly say, in terms of customer service experience, this has been our favourite place to stay of this 51 day trip (23 accommodations in total) and one of the nicest, friendliest hotels we have stayed worldwide in 30 years of travel. NOTHING was too much trouble, no request too large or to small.
On arrival a group of staff lined up behind the desk to wish me Happy Birthday and they gave me a card and voucher for free drinks. In my room on the bed was a gorgeous bunch of flowers. The kitchen staff knocked on the door and presented me with a lovely lemon dessert cake with 'Happy Birthday' and my name in chocolate writing on the plate. Totally unexpected but thoroughly made our arrival truly special. Furthermore, every staff member knew our names for the 3 days we were there and asked how things were. Could not wish for more.
Room was exceptionally clean and the room serviced daily (if desired).
Room was beautifully and elegantly decorated and appointed with AC (worked well and really quiet), Heating, Fridge & Mini Bar (4 bottles complimentary water daily included), Desk & Chairs, In Room Safe, Mirrors, Wardrobe, large flat screen TV, Kettle with tea/coffee making and little biscuits, 2 seater lounge suite and coffee table, etc.
Bathroom was private & a great size. Toiletries provided were good quality organic soaps, shampoo, conditioner and other little necessities (cotton balls, buds, toothbrush kits, shaver kits, tissues, etc). Hairdryer provided was affixed to wall in the bathroom and worked really well. Hot water shower with fabulous water pressure. Shower was inside the bath with two shower head options and really good double curtain that kept all the water inside the large bath area. Toilet and bidet and great lighting and mirrors at basin area. Towels were the fluffiest, largest towels imaginable (never had towels like these even in any other 5 star - could have used them as my doona cover LOL).
WiFi was free and ran at a good speed without dropping out anytime.
Pool is a rooftop one of good size for swimming laps set amongst Egyptian style columns. Water temp at 8am was 30C. Has a 'cafe del mar' feel to the cafe bar at one end with big sofa's and couch seats to lounge on with music playing in background. Lovely for a late night relax once the temp and humidity has died off a little. Pool open 6am to 10pm.
There is also a great sized gym and a whole Spa/Relaxation area which we saw but didn't get time to use. There are various restaurants and bars within the Crowne if you don't want to venture forth sometimes.
Hotel is location, location... fabulous location! Walking distance to a few malls (inc Abu Dhabi mall & Etihad's City Terminal check in) and to the Corniche beach area. Easy to get taxi's or bus to and from other attractions.
Please management, take a HUGE bow and pass our kudos & wishes onto all the staff. You all made it an absolute pleasure to stay. You made my birthday trip one I will remember with fondness and joy forever!
Without a doubt we give the Crowne Plaza Hamdan St 5/5 stars. We will definitely make this our home base whenever we pass through Abu Dhabi in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi is an upscale hotel conveniently located in the city centre, just minutes away from the Corniche, main shopping districts and key business locations. The hotel provides friendly personalised service and a range of facilities from wifi access, Health and Spa facilities. For holiday makers, the hotel offers competitive prices & facilities. The 18 metre long roof top pool offers skyline views & an opportunity to exercise or relax.The hotel boasts and excellent array of Restaurants, Bars and LoungesHeroes, Abu DHabi's best Sportsbar in the basement; Cho Gao, Award-winning non smoking SE Asian Restaurant - Bar and Lounge, ground floor; Spaccanapoli, Abu Dhabi's favourite Italian with the famous one metre Pizza on the Mezzanine floor; Cappuccino's, the Cafe on the 1st floor offering Snacks and pastries;The Garden, the international Buffet Restaurant on the 9th floor;Vincent's Cigar lounge on the 9th floor;Level Lounge Chill out Bar by the pool on the RooftopBanquet and Meeting space is available for up to 400 Persons. ... more less
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