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“Short business stay but difficult to fault” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi

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Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi
Ranked #23 of 130 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
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Saltburn-by-the-sea
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Short business stay but difficult to fault”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2011

I stayed for a couple of busy days in June 2011. The hotel impresses with an impressive foyer and a slick checking in facility. Concierge services could not be more helpful. P J's bar is a relaxing place by the pool. The only other facilities used were the excellent breakfast which kicked the day of well. My broom was spotless with ample room and , quite possibly, the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in (I just wish I'd had more time in it. Altogether a very comfortable base from which to operate.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank CraigW_64
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Abu Dhabi
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125 reviews
114 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2011

This is very much a business hotel, right in the centre of Abu Dhabi. Rooms were hit & miss - the Royal Towers were very comfortable but bothered by noise from the nearby bar & not so great a view. Staff & food at most of the restaurants all excellent - staff in general a bit lack-lustre & found breakfast at main dining restaurant a bit dull. Anywhere else this would be a very good hotel but with the high standards in the UAE it needs to do a little bit more to be up there with the best.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TravellerAbuDhabi
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lancashire england
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34 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2011

Stayed at this hotel as a 2 and a half night stop over on the way from Japan to the UK. Everything went very smoothly: we arrived at 4 in the morning looking slightly jaded after an 11 hour flight, taxi doors whisked open, luggage straight to the rooms and a super quick check in.
We didn't book for breakfast but did eat at Amalfi one night and L'Opera for lunch. Both had good food and excellent service. We also had a drink at the Irish bar as it was happy day - band playing and very busy.
The room was spacious and clean with a very comfy bed. The air con was fierce (this seemed to be the case in all of Abu Dhabi) and I would have preferred a remote for the controls but this is a very minor point.
I liked the pool area - clean and tidy, lifeguard on duty and huge towels. I didn't use the gym but my partner did and said it was fine.
Taxis always seemed to be about or produced very quickly. We used the hotel limo service to go to the mosque as I wanted them to wait for us. It probably cost more than a taxi but was a calmer experience for a passenger!
My only gripe - not free internet unless we upgraded. Had got a bargain deal on the room so didn't want to upgrade. Not a problem for two days but would be on a longer stay.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank wherever1
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abu dhabi
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50 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2011

the only silver lining to this hotel was its restaurant 'Oceans', its a seafood restaurant which had pretty good food. Overall, the spa was disappointing and the service wasnt great either. The view from the room was fantastic. I didnt think it was value for money though.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank gaurav797
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UK
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2011

Excellent hotel for business travellers for meetings in downtown. Modern rooms, good room service menus's and breakfasts and very attentive staff. Only gripe is that some rooms don't have wi-fi. Would stay again.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Mekongarts
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Frankfurt, Germany
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130 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2011

Generally speaking the hotel was very nice, lovely pool area, good food and helpful staff. Paid extra for access to executive club rooms but the only room available on that floor was a smoking room facing the road. Settled for a non-smoking room with sea view. Very accommodating staff on the executive floor but miserly portions of canapés and the toilet didn't have hand towels, and despite reporting this, they were not replenished.

Despite the above, I did enjoy my stay, however, they do need to pay attention to detail in order to warrant a higher score.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Von_Smiles
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2011

I would highly recommend this hotel. There are a variety of hotel choices to make in Abu Dhabi but for us this traditional hotel offered an amazing service that made us glad we selected it. The local building work, which won't last forever, is currently unsightly. However it won't be there always and it did not spoil our stay.

Almost everything is fine

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank uhu031
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Additional Information about Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi

Property: Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi
Address: Le Royal Meridien Khalifa Bin Zayed the First St, Abu Dhabi 45505, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Abu Dhabi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#13 Spa Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#23 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#24 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#29 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi 5*
Number of rooms: 276
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rediscover Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, as the city's long-standing landmark re-emerges, transformed. Conceived over 2 decades ago by the ruling Royal family of Abu Dhabi, the hotel retains its distinctive avant garde exterior, that resembles an eye when seen from above. Strategically located in the heart of the city's commercial district, the hotel is within a 20 minute drive to all areas of Abu Dhabi and just a walk away from major corporations, shopping, parks and the Corniche. Curious minds are awakened by the Arrival Artwork as guests enter and discover the Hub, Le Meridien's re-interpretation of the traditional hotel lobby, where they are immediately transported into a stimulating space. Recently renovated, the hotel's redesign is inspired by both its European roots and its local heritage. Curated art in the hotel inspires a new perspective and discovery continues at check-in with Unlock Art, where guests receive a limited-edition room key designed exclusively by an LM100 artist, which also allows guests to receive exclusive benefits at a local cultural institution. The 202 spacious guest rooms and 74 lavish suites reveal the city's skyline and coast with panoramic views and feature contemporary, chic design and Le Meridien signature beds. The hotel's transformation also made it the culinary destination in the city, providing a fresh palate of tastes, including the first Jean-Georges Restaurant- Market Kitchen, the city's only revolving lounge bar and grill - Stratos- with 360 degree views of Abu Dhabi, coffee culture brought to life with Illy and the only authentic Irish pub - PJ O Reilly's- in the city. The hotel boasts 10 restaurants and bars offering best in class culinary exploration. With 8 meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 1,300 attendees, Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi's conference facilities provide ample room to encourage creative interaction and forward thinking. ... more   less 
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Abu Dhabi Meridien

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