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Le Meridien Abu Dhabi
Ranked #60 of 128 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Dubai
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“Nice For Family Weekend”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Located in heart of the city and having its private beach and big pooling area; food is really good and rooms are well maintained. The hotel is old but nice and has a traditional spirit. Kids liked the pool area very much and they spend most of time out there .The major issue is that the parking area is too small and can't be used by all guests, the parking staff was somehow rude, but I faced no other issue related to staff.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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2 Thank WaelSeleem
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Tourya M, Public Relations Manager at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 4 August 2013
Dear WaelSeleem,

We sincerely appreciate you for leaving a feedback following your stay with us. I am glad to read that you had a pleasant dining experience along with your children. Le Méridien Abu Dhabi is an aged hotel but the character and charm is still admired by valuable guests like you.
I apologize for the inconvenience caused with the parking spaces you will be happy to hear that we are working currently on a solution. We will ensure your comments are shared with the concerned department.

I hope we have the pleasure and the opportunity to welcome you again at our establishment.

Yours Sincerely,
Nemo Acimovic
General Manager
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

We stayed at Le Meridien for the second time in March 2013 (previously visit March 2012). Once again we had a very pleasurable stay in this hotel filled with character and atmosphere. We availed of a 3 nights stay pay for 2 so we treated ourselves to a Junior Suite at a reasonable cost. We had booked a room on the club floor so had full use of the health spa and complimentary refreshments. The hotel has great facilities and there is no need to leave the resort expect to visit the sites.

Staff are wonderful with great customer skills and always helpful, the room was very clean and complimentary water a bonus. Our room faced out onto the main road but there was no issues with the noise. Once the curtains are closed the bedrooms are lovely and dark. The breakfast has a huge variety of hot and cold dishes and all of good quality and very tasty. The egg chef is a treat.

Great location, 5 minutes from Abu Dhabi Mall which is where you can pick up the hop-on hop-off bus. Love this place.

Room Tip: Club rooms are great
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank greatimes4ever
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Tourya M, Public Relations Manager at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 4 August 2013
Dear greatimes4ever,

We thank you sincerely for taking the time to leave a review on Le Méridien Abu Dhabi.
We are glad to read that you had a pleasurable stay enjoying our overall facilities. At Le Méridien Abu Dhabi we are proud to giving exceptional guest service and I am delighted that you were also one of the many that experienced the warmth and friendliness of our associates.

Thank you for choosing Le Méridien Abu Dhabi again. We sincerely look forward to welcome you back for your third stay with us!

Yours Sincerely
Nemo Acimovic
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

This hotel is great. It has everything on site, almost like a little village. Pool, beach, bars, snacks,gym. I love it here. Check is is smooth and the staff friendly.
This is an oasis in the heat of Abu Dhabi.
Try the fish and chips in the Captains Arms(who have great air conditioning!)
Great location for seeing Abu Dhabi

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank johnniepk
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Tourya M, Public Relations Manager at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 28 July 2013
Dear Wirral,

We appreciate your review following your stay with us. We are glad that you enjoyed the overall facilities in the village and had a great time at Captain’s Arms.

We hope to welcome you back to Le Méridien Abu Dhabi in the near future.

Yours Sincerely,
Nemo Acimovic
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

This is one of the oldest four starts hotels in Abu Dhabi. We got a great deal for our stay of 7 night in this hotel. Initially we were given a double bed room even though we given our room preference of a king size bed in which we had to stay for two days but after much complaining we were shifted to a better room with a king size bed on the SPG floor. The rooms are small but decent enough for a comfortable stay.

But the best part about this hotel is the food, location and the facilities. The hotel 'le meridien village' has the some of the best restaurants in Abu Dhabi "Pappagallo"- Italian restaurant , serving the best pizza in Abu Dhabi, "Talay"- Thai, great thai and asian restaurant . There are other restaurants and pubs for you to explore in this hotel. Even the inroom dining food is really good but what is disappointing is the nightclub which is not really up to standards and the atmosphere in this clubs is not very good.

Now lets talk about the facilities in this hotel . For a four star hotel this property has great facilities :
Two Swimming pools, Tennis Courts, Squash Courts,Small Beach, GYM, Hydro Therapy & Turkish Bath , Steam, Sauna which are all complementary for guests staying at the hotel. The spa massage services are at extra cost .

Great location right next to the Abu dhabi mall - 5min walk and right in the center of all the action. Many dining places around this area.

Suggestion for Travellers

If you book online then please put down your preference for a King size bed or a double bed. Some rooms have a great view facing towards the beach with a balcony try and get these rooms. Must try the pizzas at the Pappagalo restaurant also try the hydro bath therapy (Which is also complementary for the hotel guests) . The beach is very small so don't book if you main interest is the beach.

Suggestion for the Hotel
Try and improve in room facilities and make it more convinient for all guests. Somethings that you can look at are automatic main switch for room lights (All the lights), Internet on TVs (Smart TVs), better quality bathroom soaps , better quality room keys and so on . The night club- please do something about the night club and the pub maybe have a band or do something to make it more lively . The grand millenium Abu Dhabi has a great bar called "Porters" with a live band and the atmosphere is really good. Do something like this .. which will make you a perfect hotel for a great stay.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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2 Thank Shankar3
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Tourya M, Public Relations Manager at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 28 July 2013
Dear Shankar3,

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time in leaving a detailed feedback following your stay at Le Méridien Abu Dhabi.

We are humbled to read that you had a pleasant dining experience in our hugely popular Le Meridien Village. I am glad that Pappagallo and Talay were to your liking.
Our location is convenient to shopping districts which makes it easier for guests to travel whilst they stay with us.

Thank you again for your detailed views and suggestions, we value your feedback and will take your suggestions on board.

We hope to welcome you back to our establishment in the near future.

Yours Sincerely,
Nemo Acimovic
General Manager
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Manama
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

I have to say that my wife and I are very impressed with this dated but very atmospheric oasis of calm in the midst of Abu Dhabi. We are visiting our son who is working here, having just popped over from Bahrain, and it has everything that you could possibly want form a weekend leisure hotel. Beach, pools, gym, spa and an excellent array of bars and restaurants. Friendly and efficient staff, excellent breakfast, lovely room, outstanding value. Nine out of ten for any money and the deduction is only for the dodgy decor in the room. Would definitely return, recommended.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank DesertOryx
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Tourya M, Public Relations Manager at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 7 July 2013
Dear DesertOryx,


My colleagues and I would like to thank you for your review of our hotel.
I’m happy to learn that the service of our staff met your expectations and that the facilities made your stay pleasant.
Our commitment is to offer the best service as possible and your review is a great testimony that shows that we are succeeding in our mission. And we will keep on offering this highest quality service.
We will be more than happy to welcome you for your next visit to Abu Dhabi.

Sincerely,
Nemo ACIMOVIC
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

This is a great hotel. Old, but has everything that one would require. They cater for everything. There is no reason to go out. Except if you go site seeing. There are enough facilities to satisfy ever taste. The beach, pools, spa, fitness centre , tennis courts, friendly staff and the rooms. The only problem was the smoking. The only place we could escape, was our hotel room.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Alex P
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Tourya M, Public Relations Manager at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 7 July 2013
Dear Alex P,

Thank you for your visit and your great review.
We are very happy to hear that you had a great time, and accept your kind comments with humility. We shall pass on your kind words to our associates who will be delighted to hear them.
We also truly appreciate your feedback regarding the smoking areas, rest assured that this is taken on board and will take the necessary action where possible; however we do fully comply with current government regulations with regards to designated smoking areas.
We sincerely look forward to welcome you back soon!

Sincerely,
Nemo ACIMOVIC
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

Since Le meridien is part of the Starwood brand - I really expected a little more - Standards was not really in place - Service around the outdoor areas was poor. Rooms where dated, and the ceilings are a tad low. Nevertheless, good location in the city 10 mins from almost everything. Leisure facilities where nice - just need to be managed correctly

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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Tourya M, Public Relations Manager at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 30 June 2013
Dear Champ1989,

Thank you for taking the time to post a message following your stay. We are pleased to know that you liked our location and leisure facilities.
As a Starwood property in Abu Dhabi we may be deemed as aged when comparing to our competitors. However, many guests still admire the charm and character of the hotel. We take your service deficiencies comments on board and will strive to improve upon them.
We hope that we have the pleasure to serve you again in the near future.

Yours Sincerely,
Nemo Acimovic
General Manager
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Property: Le Meridien Abu Dhabi
Address: Al meena 2nd St | Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi 46066, United Arab Emirates
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 Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#35 Spa Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#36 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#37 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#46 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#52 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Meridien Abu Dhabi 4*
Number of rooms: 234
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Méridien provides you with the comfort of your home. The lush gardens and private ‎beach make it an ideal destination for business travellers & tourists. ‎The famed Méridien Village brings the world to your plate, with a unique mix of 14 ‎restaurants and bars. Let Le Méridien spoil you with its recreation & rejuvenation facilities - ‎a blend of health, fitness and fun at Eden Spa & Health Club. Special Ayurveda and Litho ‎therapies available. ... more   less 
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