It was my 1st time in Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, earlier I had stayed in other hotels, all from Starwood chain. I have chosen it because this time I have taken family to accompany me on my business trip. Booking was done via official web site of SPG.
As usually for UAE we landed early in the morning and we were at front desk already at 9.00 am, 5 hours before regular check in time. No problem, the room waited for us and we could move in immediately. I had indeed asked in advance for this favour, so hotel was aware of our situation.
Resort itself is an old lady, however I prefer those type of hotel, still having some spirit and charm and this way distinct from depersonalised skyscrapers - nowadays hotels in Abu Dhabi. Nevertheless, although celebrating 35 years in 2014, this hotel is one of the best choices for stay in Abu Dhabi, specially when travelling for leisure.
Rooms are spacious, very clean. Lobby decoration cute and atmosphere very nice.
Breakfast is amazing, not only the incredible choice but quality of all food is really top. We also had 2 times dinner - buffet evening in Le Bistro. The seafood buffet is worth every penny although not cheap. Lobsters, scampi, gamberi, salads, sushi, vegetable, mezze, cold fish dishes....There was no problem to fetch some lobster tails and send them via room service to our room - at no extra costs. Big thanks to manager on duty (chief of service ?), very nice and highly professional Anastasios from Greece. Congratulations also for "food court", really rarely we experienced so rich and "unindustrialised" food in mass hotel.
All, but really all staff in all restaurants and bistros, at pool bar in Club Lounge is just amazing. Friendly, professional and addressing guests needs at every moment. I admired them a lot for their extreme patience with some agency guests, who behaved for 1* motel level, taking breakfast food, hidden in PVC bags from restaurant and being on the top very rude to waiters and cooks. Maybe that is why hotel is slightly more convenient for tourists and shoppers than business guys - although I had few meetings in the Club lounge which is remoted from crowd and with limited access.
The last but not least recognition to front desk personnel, mostly to Mrs. Rita. Professional, helpful and efficient all the time. When something goes wrong others call her.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Le Meridien Abu Dhabi Hotel Abu Dhabi
- Meridien Abu Dhabi
- Abu Dhabi Le Meridien