We booked one night only at Le Royal Meridien late November, having visited the Danat, Jebel Dhanna the night before. booking was made through SPG and we were offered a 'classic, non-smoking room, sea view', which we accepted. Initially at check-in they advised that only city view rooms were available but after a little insistence we did get a sea view room (809). We have to say this was one of the most impressive rooms we have stayed at in the Middle East. Not huge (we have stayed in the Burj Al Arab) but recently very nicely refurbished in contemporary way. Very high quality of finish, fabulous bed, and gorgeous view. Staff, from bell boy to reception were excellent. But perhaps the highlight of our stay was at the Al Fanar restaurant (revolving restaurant). As residents we got 30% off the price of a meal for two, plus 50% off cocktails. Unfortunately our guest had to pay his full 100%! But he did so with a smile. The food was just exemplary. The ravioli was melt in your mouth, as was the lamb main course. The only slight fault I had with any of the dishes was the slow cooked veal. I was advised by the staff that it would arrive 'well done' and indeed it did turn out not as tender as I had hoped. Service too was a tad slow, but as we enjoyed the company, and food was freshly prepared, this was not an issue for us. The wine list was good, if not extensive. We tried PJ's (Irish bar) later and enjoyed the band, which started a bit lat for us (11:30). A big downside though - there was no wi-fi in the room, only wired ... (though I think they are working on this). Overall a first class stay, and we will be returning in the very near future for longer we hope!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi Hotel Abu Dhabi
- Meridien Abu Dhabi
- Abu Dhabi Meridien