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InterContinental Abu Dhabi
Ranked #18 of 128 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 December 2013

Even though at your arrival you see its an old property you can say its not a hotel in the UAE ,so old looking. But from the moment you get of the car ,you note a hospitality atmosphere that makes you forget at moment that is an old hotel.
Rooms are very very clean and quite big area, Suite is quite big with two bathrooms in general rooms are comfortasble even though the furniture is old.Where ever you go in this hotel everything that the property lacks is very well hiden by the high service and staff.
I have been in this hotel several times restaurants are quite good, the Brazilian restaurant has left their quality go a bit down, the show is not so Brazilian anymore, some foreign dancers not Brazilian with not a lot of idea what a good Samba means. Fish market is quite good, its a nice place to combine business and pleasure.

Room Tip: Ask for high floor with view to Yacht Club or to Corniche
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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InterContinentalAD, General Manager at InterContinental Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2013

Dear Guest

I would like to wish you a very happy festive season and thank you for your kind words. I am delighted you have enjoyed your stay with us and found our rooms comfortable and our facilities attractive.

I look forward to welcoming you back.

Best regards
Reema

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Reviewed 23 December 2013

With the up and comingness of Abu Dhabi, it's time for a makeover Intercon. Will start with what I liked...location, breakfast buffet, and service all were outstanding. Probably second best breakfast buffet in my many hotel stays (first being Bangkok Shangri-La). Staff went out of their way to accomodate when rooms weren't ready, despite arriving after 5 pm. Location is easy to get to and from everywhere.

What Intercon needs to pay attention to: rooms were large but tired, especially the bathroom and the tiny, mildewy shower. Walk into the lobby, and you are overcome by the scent of cigarettes and perfume. Despite the cultural fact that smoking is acceptable everywhere, the hotel is catering to an international crowd, many of whom prefer not to be overcome with second-hand smoke and it's odor.

With the impending development of Saadiyat Island and the luxury resorts coming, it's time for Intercon to step up its game.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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InterContinentalAD, General Manager at InterContinental Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2013

Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your review. It is always great to receive such positive feedback. I am delighted that you have enjoyed your stay and found our team to be helpful and accommodating.

I have to apologise for the delay you had in getting to your room. I assure you that this matter was discussed with the them and we will make sure it does not re-occur in the future.

InterContinental Abu Dhabi is re-developing its Bayshore area where we expect it to be ready within the first quarter of 2014. This development will include a swimming pool with a built in bar, a children’s swimming pool with a slide, 7 rentable cabanas, a health club with treatment rooms, a restaurant and of course our white sandy beach with a wonderful beach bar.

I look forward to welcoming you back soon and wish you a happy festive season.

Best regards
Dieter Franke

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Reviewed 23 December 2013

Everything was great and we loved to
Stay at intercontinental abu dhabi especially the service in the selectionrestaurant was very good uzair khan was very kind and gentle and we love to speak to him because we remember him from a year ago

  • Stayed: December 2013
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InterContinentalAD, General Manager at InterContinental Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2013

Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and I wish you a happy festive season. It is great to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us.

I have shared your comments with Uzair and the team and we all thank for your kind words.

Once again I thank you and wish you a happy festive season and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Dieter Franke
General Manager

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Reviewed 21 December 2013

Excellent hotel in a great location. Will definitely now add this one to our Abu Dhabi rotation. Located less than a 10 dhs ride away from Marina Mall, and housing excellent restaurants and bars, it is definitely a hotel worthy of its rating.

Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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InterContinentalAD, General Manager at InterContinental Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2013

Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your kind review. I am delighted that you have enjoyed your stay and had a memorable experience.

Our Guests' comments are of great value to us as they guide us and allow us to do our utmost to provide our guest with the service they expect from us.

Thank you once again and I take this opportunity to wish you a happy festive season and a prosperous new year.

Best regards
Dieter Franke
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Reviewed 18 December 2013

The first time I visited this hotel was in 1987 and in that time the Intercontinental was quite a conspicuous building in Abu Dhabi! Nowadays there are lots of surrounding highrise buildings, however that does not mean the hotel lost it's presence. It is still a 'place to be' with it's own yacht harbour and cafe's where you can pleasantly enjoy the warm evenings. Guest rooms are nice with lots of daylight entering through windows reaching from floor to ceiling.
December 1-7, I stayed with my wife in room 1421 which was a seaview club level room. We enjoyed the hotel premises, the hospitality of the personel and can conclude that this is still a well managed hotel ranking with the top-hotels of Abu Dhabi. For our next visit, we shall book this hotel again an also our son has booked here a room for his visit to Abu Dhabi on 29 december next week.
Especially thanks to Matai and Kumudu in the lounge for all their efforts to make you feel at home!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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InterContinentalAD, General Manager at InterContinental Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2013

Dear Guest

Thank you for your review and your kind words. The team and I are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay. I also would like to thank you for being a loyal guest with InterContinental Hotels & Resorts. It is always a pleasure to learn that you had a memorable experience and you enjoyed our hotel.
We look forward to welcoming your son next week and in the meantime, I wish you and your family a happy festive season and a happy new year.

Best regards
Dieter Franke
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

The hotel is nicely located and my room had a nice view of the swimming pool area and the ocean. It is 5 star and very nice. When checking in I was offered a package for breakfast and a happy hour as well as access to a business lounge for about $150. I was there for a 2 day meeting so seemed like a good deal. Apparently it was not a one time charge but added to the daily rate. Ended up spending more than $350 a night which is a little much even for a 5 star. There is much better value for money out there. The breakfast and happy hour were certainly not worth $150 per day.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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InterContinentalAD, General Manager at InterContinental Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2013

Dear Guest
Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review. I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed the room and the view. I am sorry to hear that there was a misunderstanding in the daily rate offered for the up-grade to a Club InterContinental room. The upgrade includes the use of the Club Lounge on the 18th Floor, complimentary breakfast, Afternoon tea, pre-dinner cocktails, free use of the meeting room plus a vouchers for complimentary pressing of one suite and two shirts.
I thank you once again for your review and look forward to welcoming you back.
Best regards
Dieter Franke

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Reviewed 8 December 2013

Uzair of the Selections Restaurant made it a memorable stay...yayyyeeee ;) very attentive and friendly. The hotel is very clean. Lots of construction around the hotel,but that should be over with at one point.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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InterContinentalAD, General Manager at InterContinental Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2013

Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to write your reivew and for giving us the perfect score. I am happy you enjoyed your stay us. Thank you for your kind words regarding my colleague Uzair. He is thankful for your comments.

As you mentioned our Bayshore development is not affecting the enjoyment of our guests on the beach. We are expecting the whole project to be ready within quarter one of 2014.

Thank you once again and I look forward to welcoming you back.

Best regards
Dieter Franke
General Manager

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Additional Information about InterContinental Abu Dhabi

Address: Abu Dhabi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St | King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, Abu Dhabi 4171, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#9 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#11 Spa Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#18 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#22 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#23 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range: £95 - £275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Abu Dhabi 5*
Number of rooms: 390
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
InterContinental Abu Dhabi is perfectly situated on the beach and less than 10 minutes from bustling downtown and the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre. Heritage Village, the Cultural Foundation and Lulu Island are also close by. For a unique shopping experience, the Gold Souk (market) is a must while the Marina and Abu Dhabi Malls offer more contemporary alternatives. The hotel concierge can arrange a 4x4 desert safari for those looking for adventure. Our Bayshore Beach Club offers the beast recreiation facilities, 300 meters white sandy beach, an adult pool with a wish up bar, a children's splash pool with a slide and a shaded children's pool. The Bayshore Beach area also includes a beach bar and a restaurant offering delicoius snacks and drinks. Guests can also continue to enjoy our outdoor pool located on the 3rd floor of the main hotel building. ... more   less 
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