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“Golden Beach Resort”
Review of Hilton Abu Dhabi

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Hilton Abu Dhabi
Ranked #47 of 128 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 September 2011

A grand group of hotels having served billions of people and still serving. I and my family liked and enjoyed the authentic preparation of food, wonderful scenario along the sealine coast just opposite side of the corniche. Grand Continental look gives an amazing significant go to dwell and dine healthy. Service was excellent and at par to my knowledge.
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We are quiet happy with the allotment of the rooms especially the sunset view along the beach. Also we had great time jogging and children playing in the near by park area and adjacent to that old traditional building of ADNOC Main gives a mark of history with a great grand gala Emirates Palace situated along side to give nurture to its beauty, further giving a diamond class executive stay feeling.

Nothing to explain more, as words are rushing but the time is ticking. Lets enjoy.

Room Tip: Rooms facing corniche are excellent
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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HiltonAbuDhabiDO, Director of Operations at Hilton Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2011

Thank you for your kind comments and for taking the time to post this review on Trip Advisor.

Really happy to read that you and your family enjoyed the food, service and the overall surroundings of the hotel. It is true that our location is convenient to amenities such as the nearby Marina Mall and points of interest such as the Emirates Palace. Guests can also enjoy sweeping sea views when staying in rooms facing the Corniche Avenue.

Once again, thank you and we look forward to welcome you and your family again real soon!

Yours sincerely

Christian Hoehn
Director of Operations
E-mail: Christian.Hoehn@hilton.com

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Reviewed 17 September 2011

I had stayed several times at Hilton Abu Dhabi and with one word, I love it.. I stayed at Executive room everytime I stay there and everything was just perfect.. The staff is very well trained and kind...
The only thing is the rooms are relatively small compared to many other Hilton executive rooms and as well as the lounge but they serve very nice wines and alcoholic beverages in the afternoon.. Although it is a small lounge you can always find a place to sit and they have a seperate smoking area which is has a very good ventilation...

The location is just perfect.. A walking distance to Marina Mall and has a private beach.. On the beach area they have very nice pools as well.. And they are cooling the pools during hot weather periods...

The only problem is it is a little expensive compared to other 5 star hotels but it worths!!!!!

  • Stayed: May 2011
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HiltonAbuDhabiDO, Director of Operations at Hilton Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2011

Thank you for taking the time to post this review on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us.

It is always a pleasure to welcome guests back and we are glad that you enjoyed all your previous visits! As you mentioned, our location is well-placed and convenient to points of interest such as the Marina Mall, Emirates Palace and Corniche Avenue.

With regards to your comments about our rates, please be rest assured that we are comparable to similar 5-star hotels in the city.

We hope to welcome you again during your future visits and we will do our best to make them as enjoyable as your previous stays.

Yours sincerely

Christian Hoehn
Director of Operations
E-mail: Christian.Hoehn@hilton.com

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Reviewed 16 September 2011

Reading the reviews of fellow travellers I can only conclude that I must have stayed at a different hotel. Yes, it might have been the first 5 star hotel in Abu Dhabi and Sheikh Zayed's personal hotel. But that was a long time ago and boy does it show. Very very dated hotel, with very very average service. (Special mention to the driver who picked us up at the airport and who didn't have any qualms about picking a fight with a fellow driver on the highway while his passengers watched. Nice one!) From the welcome towels (which actually stink and were dry) to the dingy rooms with stained carpets it is an underwhelming experience. (Not as bad as the Sheraton, but still pretty poor). I really cannot think of a reason to return to this hotel. If I had any enemies I would recommend they stay here.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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HiltonAbuDhabiDO, Director of Operations at Hilton Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2011

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor.

I am sorry to read your negative service impression during your arrival and in the hotel. With the limited customer information provided by the system, I have tried to follow up on your comments regarding low service levels.

The inappropriate attitude of our driver was caused by a risky traffic maneuver of another motorist. Certainly this was discussed with him together with his department head.

With regards to the rooms please note that we regularly upgrade our rooms and other areas of the hotel to be on par with other new 5-star properties in the city. In fact, we just completed renovating the majority of our rooms and restaurants in 2010.

As mentioned above, with the limited information we retrieved from Trip Advisor about guest details, I assume your booking was only for 1 night. You also stated that other comments on the hotel on Trip Advisor are not understandable to you. I would appreciate if you give us another chance and stay longer to fully explore our services, which include the best beach club in town and the large variety of dining options in order to understand and rate us better.

Once again, my apologies for the negative impressions, and if you have further feedback please do not hesitate to contact me through my details below.

Yours sincerely

Christian Hoehn
Director of Operations
E-mail: Christian.Hoehn@hilton.com

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Reviewed 15 September 2011

Beginning with a welcome email from Nina at Guest relations, to the front desk and 10th floor executive lounge desk, this is the hotel to stay in. The hotel was wonderful and the staff is amazingly helpful and courteous. The breakfast, snacks, light lunches and dinners in the exec lounge were great and restocked constantly. Best of all, the staff here are great, including the young ladies interning at the hotel. Special thanks to Nina for making my business travel a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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HiltonAbuDhabiDO, Director of Operations at Hilton Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2011

Thank you for taking the time to post this review on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us.

It is good news to know that you felt welcomed by our team members, especially our Guest Relations team. Special mention of Nina is much appreciated and rest assured that I will pass on your compliments to her.

We are also glad to note that you were happy with the selection of food offerings in our Executive Floor Lounge and that we have contributed to make this business trip of yours a wonderful experience.

We look forward to host you again during your next visit to the emirate.

Yours sincerely

Christian Hoehn
Director of Operations

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Reviewed 12 September 2011

Old yet renovated hotel with good services and friendly staff. Good value for money and very nice pools. Only difficulty is the under ground subway to access the beach/ pool specially for families with young kids. Check in took much longer than usual (1+ hours). Over all good but not best.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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HiltonAbuDhabiDO, Director of Operations at Hilton Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2011

Thank you for taking the time to post this review on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us.

I am pleased to know that you found our staff members to be friendly and that you think the hotel offers good value for money. Your comment regarding the check-in time has been noted.

Looking forward to welcome you and your family to the Hilton Abu Dhabi the next time you visit the emirate.

Yours sincerely

Christian Hoehn
Director of Operations

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Reviewed 10 September 2011

Stunning hotel with lovely public areas and a great swim pool,gymn, jacuzze was MASSIVE! Could fit easily 20 people.With sunloungers making up a nice relaxing indoor space with screens and cushions. Attached is an outdoor bar/restaurant area. All just 5 minute walk under a small subway link across the Corniche.Easy to get a taxi down to the local Souk for shopping. Just cover up. I actuall wore a kneed length dress and got a lotta looks/stares. So much so i went and bought some linen 3/4 pants. Breakfast restaurant was really nice with an amazing array of foods available to all religions and diets. The fruits and salads were bright in colour and taste. Room service breakfast was bought to me and my mother on our last morning as we had an early flight,and it was served very professionally on the trolly is was bought in on converted into a table. The selection was crazy. So much. Air con works well. The only thing is i didnt go in Oct 2010 but i wasn't sure how to select my travel dates before the automated. i went in 2006.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled with family
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HiltonAbuDhabiDO, Director of Operations at Hilton Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2011

Thank you for taking the time to post this review on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us.

It is good to learn that you were very satisfied with the facilities of our Hiltonia Beach Club and its food & beverage outlets. Also glad to know that you think breakfast at La Terrazza offered a good variety of choices and that you were happy with the Room Service.

Looking forward to welcome you again should your future travels bring you back to Abu Dhabi!

Yours sincerely

Christian Hoehn
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Reviewed 31 August 2011

This Hotel is a small piece of history in the young life of Abu Dhabi, An Oasis in the desert.
It would be difficult to put a review on here without wrtiing a Novel about the all the good positive things I could say about Hilton Abu Dhabi, From all the great eating places like BiCE, Royal Orchid, Cafe Vienna etc. To Music and Dancing like the well known, Jazz Bar, Hemminways and Cina bar. Of course there is the business aspect with its proffessional centre and an incredible Beach Club with its magnificent pools and bars. Not to mention the Executive floor lounge with its excellent staff.

If I had to talk about a negative, a personal preference of mine is a balcony but no rooms have one, but the need for a balcony soon Ebbs away after a few days as you realize you dont actually need or want one.

I have thought hard and long about what makes me return again and again as do other guests. Was it the fantastic Restaurants? Was it the fantastic Jaz bar music and dancing? was it the fantastic Hiltonia beach club and spa. or the knowledgeable business centre and proeffesional attitude? Well of course, but why?

After staying in hundreds of hotels around the world and many Hiltons. Hitlon try to make a Hilton promise and This Hilton tirelessly strives everyday to reach the pinnicle of that promise and they succeed. From the director of operations to the housekeeping staff. They are a family, They greet you with a smile, hello and pleasent friendly attitude. Its a credit to the people that run this HOME for their guests and the staff on the frontline.

The staff past, present and I am sure the future are my second family now that gives the hotel a heart that beats in unison with your own, they are second to non and you realize that this family make this hotel your home 24 hours a day. Everyone is treated with respect and made to feel special, from the man with a penny in his pocket to a crown prince!

Would you have a regret staying here? well yes of course, you will never want to go anywhere else and you will regret not staying longer.

I am going to miss my second family, my second home, and I would like to take this oportunity of a review to thank each and everyone of the staff for making every moment special.

Thank you Hilton Abu Dhabi ......................... "The hotel with a HEART" ;-)

Room Tip: Arrive with a good smile and friendly attitude
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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HiltonAbuDhabiDO, Director of Operations at Hilton Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2011

Thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review about your time here at the Hilton Abu Dhabi.

We are extremely happy to read that you had an amazing stay with us! From your comments it seemed that you have sampled most of our restaurants and the entertainment they have to offer. It is also heart-warming to learn that you enjoyed the facilities of our Hiltonia Beach Club.

Our team members were glad to know that you appreciate their friendliness and courtesy. At the Hilton we do our best to make our guests feel welcome and to be a “home away from home”.

Once again, thank you for considering us your “second family” and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you again during your next visit!

Yours sincerely

Christian Hoehn
Director of Operations

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Additional Information about Hilton Abu Dhabi

Address: Corniche Rd | PO Box 877, Abu Dhabi 877, United Arab Emirates
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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 Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#20 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#23 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#28 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#30 Spa Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#43 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range: £79 - £288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hilton Abu Dhabi 5*
Number of rooms: 326
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on the vibrant Corniche, Abu Dhabi's prime beach location, the stylish Hilton Abu Dhabi hotel places you at the heart of the capital. Hiltonia, our beach club, fitness center and spa offers a spectacular beach, featuring 11,000 square meters of pristine white sand, three swimming pools, water slides, a relaxing spa, an indoor and outdoor whirlpool, a sauna, steam room, modern fitness center and a variety of water activities ranging from paddle boarding to power boat trips. The relaxing guest rooms at Hilton Abu Dhabi feature air conditioning, satellite TV, a seating area, work desk, mini-bar and tea- and coffee-making facilities. Select a Guest Room Sea View for spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf. Stay in an Executive Room for access to the Executive Lounge, which provides an exclusive check-in desk, complimentary in-room internet, breakfast and refreshments. Discover a selection of award-winning restaurants, lounges and bars at Hilton Abu Dhabi. Experience Italian dining at Bocca, international flavors at Vasco's, authentic Japanese cuisine at Toki, and soulful jazz at Jazz Bar and Dining. Hilton Abu Dhabi is a 10-minute drive from the city centre, 5-minute drive from Marina Mall, 7-minute drive from the Heritage Village and 20-minute drive from Sheikh Zayed Mosque. The hotel offers 24-hour room service, front desk service and complimentary on-site private parking. Complimentary WiFi is available in public areas. ... more   less 
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