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Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi
Ranked #25 of 128 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great hotel!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We had an overnight stay here last weekend. The hotel has recently been refurbished and the difference is amazing. We stayed in a deluxe suite and it was lovely. Great size and very light and airy, with everything you could possibly need. The staff at reception, the restaurant and the club lounge couldn't have been any more helpful or pleasant. The pool was not available when we were visiting, due the Ramadan tent, but we were able to use the pool at Le Meridien (5 minute drive away) and the hotel very kindly offered to cover our taxi costs. Could not fault the hotel, we had a fabulous stay here and I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank leannek996
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Le Royal M, General Manager at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 9 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your kind comments and we are glad to learn that you had a fantastic time during your recent stay with us. The hotel and its dining destinations are recently transformed and offers top class products and services to our valuable guests. We apologize for the inconvenience regarding the pool and thanks for cooperating with us. It is an annual tradition to host one of the largest Ramadan tents in town which can accommodate 1000 guests daily during the holy month. During this time our guests are advised to use the indoor Jacuzzi and Pool facilities or the Pool and beach at our sister hotel.

We look forward to welcoming you back to another inspiring stay soon.

Best Regards
Shaun Parsons
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Excellent service, friendly and helpful staff, high standard, good food and variety, nice pool, good location and multi spot for entertainment. Definitely this hotel will be my destination next time I am in Abu Dhabi

Room Tip: very comfort suites in the Royal Tower
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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2 Thank YSM955
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Le Royal M, General Manager at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your encouraging remarks and we are delighted to read that you had a fantastic stay recently and will be coming back during your future visits to Abu Dhabi.

Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best Regards
Shaun Parsons
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

I stayed here in early April for 2 weeks on business and found it to be a really nice hotel. Couldn't fault the rooms for cleanliness or comfort. Had everything I needed. The food is good but I found the main restaurant to be seriously overpriced for breakfasts and dinners. Especially when directly across the corridor you have Wheat which is kind of a bakery but also serves burgers and such. I only discovered Wheat towards the end of my trip and wish I tried it much earlier. The food was a lot cheaper than across the hall or room service and just as good if not better. There were another couple of restaurants under construction at the time that looked like they'd be interesting to try. The only real complaint I had about the hotel was something that came up after I'd already left. I'd been having a tough time with work and my wife decided to call the hotel to arrange a little gift of some chocolates / cake to be sent to my room with a message. Apparently she got bit of a run around from the concierge asking questions such as where they should buy the stuff and weren't very helpful. When she spoke to someone else (one of the staff at the front desk who knew me) they were able to sort it out for her though and something was sent to my room, but without the message from my wife. Though at the time it was just a gift / marketing thing from the hotel and didn't find out till I got home exactly what it was. Might have made my life a bit easier if I'd gotten the message at the time but ah well. Would probably have given an extra star if not for this experience.

Room Tip: Get a seaview room. Great views while rooms on the other side provide little or nothing of interest...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Le Royal M, General Manager at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 1 July 2014
Dear Steve,

Thank you for your valuable feedback and we are happy to learn that you had a good experience overall. Since your last visit we have revised the pricing of certain items in the restaurant and also revisited the content of the menu at the main restaurant. whEAT is definitely a popular casual dining destination which offers comfort food with a gourmet touch. We have also launched Amalfi, our Italian restaurant and Market Kitchen, offering modern American cuisine with local influence during April. A revolving Lounge Bar and Grill, STRATOS, will be live from end of July as well.

We have noted your remark about the gift and message from your wife which is unacceptable to happen in a hotel of our standards. We apologize for the inconvenience caused and please be assured that required actions are taken with the concerned department heads to avoid any recurrence. Kindly consider this as a one off incident which does not represent our usual high standards.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best Regards
Shaun Parsons
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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

I had an excellent stay here at Le Royal Meriden in Abu Dhabi. The staff are polite, friendly and extremely courteous. No matter what you require the staff will assist you in every way.

The restaurants serve excellent food, the breakfast service is superb and the quality is what you expect from hotels but rarely receive but in their case they go above and beyond what is required.

Having stayed here a number of times now the service is always the same. 6 stars and I will continue to use this hotel in future.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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1 Thank ScubaSy
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Le Royal M, General Manager at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Dear Guest,

We are delighted to receive your encouraging remarks and thank you for your continued patronage. Your compliments will be definitely shared with the team and I am sure they will be encouraged to go an extra mile reading this.
Look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Warm Regards
Shaun Parsons
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

returned from a week here. really nice rooms especially the ones with views. the breakfast was the best we've had in AD too. Location great. only minor is that we found the hotel suited business people more than couples or families as the pool area wasnt as good as other hotels in the area but that may be due to it being marque'd for ramadan. staff were amazing especially 'Athens' on concierge who remembered our name for the whole holiday and put a smile on our faces every time we saw him. Thanks Athens - From Mr Walsh!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank greekbeak
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Le Royal M, General Manager at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Dear Mr. Walsh,
Thank you for your kind feedback and we are happy to learn that you had a pleasant experience overall. We apologize for the inconvenience caused due to the Ramadan preparation by the pool side. The Good news is, post Ramadan we are planning to remodel and modify the pool deck and the lawn area with more leisure features which will definitely add more options to rest and relax during your future stays with us.

Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Best Regards
Shaun Parsons
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

My family traveled to Abu Dhabi to visit Abu Dhabi and the other Emirates. We stayed one night at The Royal MERIDIEN, I had visited the hotel several times before the renovation and when I came in with my family, I didn't recognized.
The hotel has gone through a major renovation and I must say that the hotel looks much better.
Breakfast was excellent, abundant selection of fruits and juices.
Definitely a hotel to stay at again!

  • Stayed January 2014
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1 Thank Akbar T
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Le Royal M, General Manager at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Dear Akbar,
Thank you for your positive remarks and we are delighted to read great feedback about the transformed Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi. Since the launch of phase one towards the later part of 2013, followed by a series of openings of brand new dining destinations, we are overwhelmed by the encouraging comments from valuable guests like your kind self.

We look forward to welcoming you and family back for another great experience soon.

Best Regards
Shaun Parsons
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Well, I would start with my new experience with newly refurbished Market kitchen in le royal meridian Abu Dhabi. Rare to find this kind of restaurant setting with cheerful staff in Abu Dhabi apart from SONTAYA at st.regis saadiyat island. Service was very attentive. Nice staffing since we got 2 servers to served main course for 2 person. :). Food is delicious as expected but in very simple presentation we wished to have better appearance (just my opinion). Bit timid in dealing with guest and seem they are bit new in hospitality industry but beautifully polite and humble. We will go back again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Sara L
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Le Royal M, General Manager at Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 24 June 2014
Dear Sara,
Thank you for your kind feedback and we will share this with the team at Market Kitchen. The team there is inspired by encouraging comments from valuable guests like your kind self since their recent opening. Your opinion is valuable for us as we continue to improve our products and services accordingly.

We look forward to welcoming you and your friends and family for another experience soon.

Best Regards
Shaun Parsons
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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
#14 Spa Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#24 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#25 Luxury 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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