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Crowne Plaza Hotel Abu Dhabi
Ranked #16 of 129 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Good solid hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2009

Typical Crowne Plaza really - it does what it says on the tin. Good food, amenities and friendly helpful staff. I stayed (on business) during Ramadan and the Iftar Buffet was superb :) No problem for those not fasting during the day - room service was running and for those not abstaining from alcohol they opened the bar area after 9pm.

This hotel is quite central and handy for local restaurants and supermarkets.

As always, beware the mini bar, very expensive - relatively speaking and also buying alcohol in the hotel - also expensive. If you are staying for a period of time it is worth bringing in your alcohol allowance from the airport and buying mixers etc from the supermarket.

All in all a very satisfactory stay.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled on business
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CrownePlazaAbuDhabi, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Management Team at Crowne Plaza Hotel Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 24 November 2009
We would like to thank you for taking the time to note the review. We are glad our team have met your expectations and made your stay an enjoyable one.

We do recommend for your next stay to book our Crowne Plaza Club rooms which in addition to other exclusive benefits it includes access to Club Lounge with Cocktail hours between 18:00 and 21:00 daily.

We look forward to welcome you again at Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi in the near future.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2009

I stayed here for 10 days as part of a larger business group. Located along busy Hamdan Street in a central area, you are about equidistant to the Corniche, the Emirates Palace, and the old seaport/souk. The decor of the hotel is slightly outdated, but all is beautifully maintained, and the staff, from the manager to the cleaners, is very professional, kind, and helpful. The room had wonderful floor to ceiling windows with good views, and the bathroom was large and spacious. Exiting the entrance on the interior of the block, there are numerous small restaurants and cafes that offer inexpensive, good fare, including Lebanese and Persian. If you'd rather stay in, there are a number of in-house restaurants, as well as a poolside lounge on the roof. The breakfast buffet is very extensive, incorporating cuisines from around the world---you will find something to suit your tastes.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled on business
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CrownePlazaAbuDhabi, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Management Team at Crowne Plaza Hotel Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 9 September 2009
We would like to thank you for taking the time to note the review. We are glad our team have met your expectations and made your stay an enjoyable one.

We look forward to welcome you again at Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi in the near future.
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abudhabi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2009

It was really good staying there and its super to be there for abt 3 months as a part of my business trip.A superb break fast was available and very good cleaning facilities and room temperature controlled swimming pool and steam and suna rooms ... the gym was awesome ... and it was a pleasure staying there

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled on business
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CrownePlazaAbuDhabi, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Management Team at Crowne Plaza Hotel Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 9 September 2009
We would like to thank you for taking the time to note the review. We are glad our team have met your expectations and made your stay an enjoyable one.
We look forward to welcome you again at Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi in the near future.
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Wiltshire, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2009

The Crowne Plaza is a good business hotel. My room (16th floor) was dated but it was very clean (it has laminated floors which are so much better - you can see that they are clean). The bathroom is similarly dated, so no walk in showers with cloudburst heads here. The towels and the bedding are fresh. The room is a good size, offering lots of space, and the desk is fine for using a laptop and reviewing documents. Two complimentary bottles of local water are given each day, and the hotel offers to prodice complimentary basic toiletries if you forget to pack anything. The service in this hotel is what stands out. I am working in the Emirates Palace during the day and can easily say that the service is far better at the Crowne Plaza! Not what I had expected given reputations etc. By the way, make sure that you register your Priority Club card before / when you arrive. Oh and for 200dhs extra you get breakfast, happy hour drinks in the Club Lounge on floor 17, free internet (wired and wireless) and various vouchers to save money in the bars and restaurants.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled on business
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CrownePlazaAbuDhabi, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Management at Crowne Plaza Hotel Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 27 May 2009
Dear Valued Guest,

We would like to thank you for taking the time to note the review. We are glad our team have met your expectations and made your stay an enjoyable one. At Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi we are continuously working on upgrading our products and services to ensure our guests’ satisfaction at all times.
We look forward to welcome you again at Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi in the near future.
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Manila
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2009

I like the soaring atrium(s). They give the hotel a sense of verticallty that isn't immediately apparent when looking at the building from the outside.

Breakfast was very decent, featuring a good mix of items (fruits, cereals, breads, eggs, bacon (veal), sausages (chicken), vegetables, local specialties (humus, tabloueh), fresh juices, cheeses, etc.). The dining area on the 9th floor was rather drab however. Save for the soaring atrium, it was unmemorable from a design and style perspective.

As others have mentioned, the rooms are a bit dated and drab. However, for the most part, the room was very clean, well lighted, and well maintained. (I did notice a sloppily done patch job on the ceiling area where the air conditioner is located.) The TV is still a CRT... a bit of a disappointment that one. It did, however, carry a good mix of English and Arabic language channels. The bed, while plain (i.e. not adorned with throw rugs and other stuff) was comfy and sported adequate pillows. The room came with complimentary bottled water, a fruit plate that was re-stocked, a mini-fridge with a mix of items, and a daily newspaper. Those little amenities add up and serve to balance out some of the room's negatives.

The bathroom is somewhat dark and the area around the tub leaked a fair bit whenever I took a shower. The hair dryer is a throwback to ancient times and is nearly useless if you're one of those for whom a hairdryer is an absolute necessity. On the positive side, I liked the nice oversized towels that felt new and always smelled as if they were just laundered. (The towels also did a superb job in soaking up the leaking water!) Standards of cleanliness were up-to-par, with faucets, other fixtures and the floor gleaming. Bathrooms are done in marble or some other stone like material. So, definitely no hard plastic counter-tops here! (Note that there is no separate bath but it does sport a bidet.)

Location wise, it's just ok. The main malls (Marina and Abu Dhabi Mall are a bit far off and require either a bus ride - which are free as of now or a taxi). However, the area does feature a decent number of restaurants and shops.

Traveler's tip: for amazingly cheap perfume go to Hamdan Center (less than a 5-minute walk from the Crowne Plaza and near the Novotel) and look for a shop called Damascus. Prices of the perfumes on sale are easily 50-70% cheaper than the malls and people I've talked to that have actually bought from them swear that none of the perfumes they've purchased were fake (or expired).

Another tip, for other Filipino travelers, there's a Chowking located very close to the hotel. And it's a sit-down place, no fast (well, faster) food here! And Abu Dhabi (like Dubai) is filled with Filipinos, so even while you're about 6,000 miles away from home, Abu Dhabi, in some ways, still feels like home.

  • Liked — Much better than the Golden Tulip (Suites) down the road!!!!
  • Disliked — I should have mentioned it in the review, very expensive internet. Go to the internet cafe down Hamdan Road!
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled on business
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CrownePlazaAbuDhabi, Director of Sales & Marketing at Crowne Plaza Hotel Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 8 February 2009
Dear Valued Guest,

We would like to thank you for your valued feedback. We have taken your comments into consideration and we are pleased to inform you that we are continuously upgrading our products and services. Please note we do serve on our daily buffet philipino dishes freshly prepared daily by our chefs. Should you wish to savor a particular dish on your next visit please write us your special requirements to cpauh@cpabudhabi.ae prior to your arrival to ensure you a “home away from home” experience!!!
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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2009

The hotel is located within the older business district, not far away from the corniche. Nice for business, not so for beach holidays.

The hotel itself is a quite typical Crowne Plaza, reflecting the prevalent design at time of opening. However, clean, well maintained and overall no complaints.

Special tribute deserves the small but very well equipped gym with very helpful staff (they obviously and successfully used the facility themselves). The roof top pool provides some 15 m for swimming as well as a pool bar.

We enjoyed access to the lounge level with breakfast, drinks and fingerfood. Food & drinks typical for American chain hotels, in very good qualilty. Again the service made the difference. One evening the management invited guest for informal discussions, the next evening the inauguration of President Obama was celebrated. Nice party with personal touch.

While the Beach Rotana and the Emirates Palace provide more luxury and also have been a positive experience I really enjoyed this business hotel with a good cost/benefit ratio.

  • Liked — Service in general, especially at the Lounge level
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled on business
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CrownePlazaAbuDhabi, Director of Sales & Marketing at Crowne Plaza Hotel Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 8 February 2009
Dear Valued Guest,

We are pleased you had a pleasant experience at Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi. Our utmost objective is to always ensure that our esteemed guests receive a high level of personalized service. We have recently introduced the “Personal Hotelier” service for our Crowne Plaza Club floor guests. On your next visit please contact concierge for directions to the public beach which is a 5 minutes journey from the hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back at Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi.
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East Anglia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2009

We booked in for a 3 night stay at the Crowne Plaza and yes although some may think that the decor is a tad dated for hotels in this country the room was very well equiped and extremely comfortable and the service we receieved was great.
The location was pretty good, and taxis only cost a few pounds to most parts of the city (mall, emirates palace etc).
The only slight issue that we had with the place was that the internet was expensive, but there is a cyber cafe nearby that is much cheaper. Also the breakfast although vast was also a bit pricey at approx £20 per head, but if you go down to the Rotanda hotel which is just about 600 metres down the road they served an 'american breakfast' (so full english style) and drinks and pastries and cereal for more like £12 per head.
But overall i would say that for the money the Crowne Plaza is worth every penny.

  • Stayed January 2009
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CrownePlazaAbuDhabi, Director of Sales & Marketing at Crowne Plaza Hotel Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 8 February 2009
Dear Valued Guest,
We would like to thank you for the feedback and we are glad to see you had a memorable stay at the Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi. With regards to rates we will take your comments into consideration; however we always ensure that our products and service rates are in line with similar hotels in Abu Dhabi market.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi!
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Property: Crowne Plaza Hotel Abu Dhabi
Address: Abu Dhabi Hamdan Bin Mohamed St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Abu Dhabi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#13 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#14 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#16 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Crowne Plaza Hotel Abu Dhabi 5*
Number of rooms: 236
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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