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“3.5 hrs of rejeuvenating bliss!”
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Hilton Abu Dhabi
Ranked #47 of 129 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 January 2012

I arrived at this hotel even later than expected as I had gone to the wrong Hilton first, however I was greeted most courteously and professionally by the front desk staff member "AAGER" who had a wonderful sense of humour at that hour in the morning! I was impressed in every aspect of the hotel ..5 star + and so sad that I only had three and a half hours before I had to leave for thew airport again..but the shower and bed and staff were absolutely worth the short stay! I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled solo
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HiltonAbuDhabiDO, Director of Operations at Hilton Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2012

Thank you for posting this review on Trip Advisor.

Whilst you stayed briefly in our hotel, we are glad that you had a relaxing stay and that you found our team members to be courteous. Special mention of Aager at the Reception is very kind; I am sure he is grateful to know that guests appreciate his efforts.

Thank you for your personal recommendation as a place to stay and we look forward to host you during your future visits to the capital, and hopefully you will be able to stay longer to fully enjoy our facilities!

Yours sincerely

Christian Hoehn
Director of Operations

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Reviewed 20 January 2012

We used the Hilton for a business conference and stayed for three nights in November. I had a fantastic room, probably due to checking in late (close to midnight) and was sent to the Business (Club) check in reception on the top floor where we got quick and personal service from the dedicated service manager. I was given a corner suite with separate bedroom, two bathrooms and lounge area. The room was well appointed, although relatively old, but has been updated and was appointed with up to date appliances. Extremely high quality massive bed and room furnishings. There was some noise from outside building work but not enough to disturb my sleep. Breakfast buffet is of high quality, with plenty of choice, and good service. I also used the Club lounge on several occasions, which provided free drinks and snacks and usual business services. Hotel location is good, and one of the advantages is that it has its own beach. Abu Dhabi is well spread out, so to get anywhere you do need to use a taxi.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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HiltonAbuDhabiDO, Director of Operations at Hilton Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2012

Thank you for choosing to stay at the Hilton Abu Dhabi and for taking the time to post this comment on Trip Advisor.

Pleased to learn that you were happy with the room, breakfast, food offerings on the Executive Floor Lounge and the convenient location. Thank you for emphasizing that our Hiltonia Beach Club is an asset; hopefully you managed to take time to enjoy its various facilities whilst staying with us.

We appreciate your comment that it is a good place to stay for both business and leisure and we look forward to welcome you again should your future travels bring you back to Abu Dhabi!

Yours sincerely

Christian Hoehn
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

Although perhaps the oldest hotel in Abu Dhabi,

The staff & very friendly & helpfull - good value.

Rooms are renovated & ok -

The outdoor facilities are what makes this a great stay -

Beach/Gym/Pools/Activities - all accross the road via direct walking underpass.

Room Tip: rooms ending in 14-18 & I suspect the lower ending numbers are differently renovated from the hi...
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled on business
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HiltonAbuDhabiDO, Director of Operations at Hilton Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2012

Thank you for taking the time to write this brief review on Trip Advisor and we are happy to read that we have met your satisfaction in terms of customer service and beach club facilities.

Your comments on the A/C, shower pressure and fridges have been noted and discussed with the hotel’s Chief Engineer.

Thank you and we look forward to see you again during your future visits!

Yours sincerely

Christian Hoehn
Director of Operations

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Reviewed 16 January 2012

We have recently stayed at the Hilton Abu Dhabi. The hotel was built in the early 1970s so it does look a bit dated. The location, however, is quite good, at one end of the Corniche, close to the Emirates Palace Hotel and the Marina mall.

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The standard rooms (on floors 2-6) are a bit worn out, dark and quite small. The executive rooms (on floors 7-10) are much nicer and newer. For us the main problem was the noise coming from outside. The windows don't have double-glazing, which, given the surroundings of the hotel, is a real must. In front of the hotel there an 8-lane road (the Corniche) which separates the building from the beach (and very busy at any time of day & night). On the other three sides there is one sort or another of building works, so all the rooms are quite noisy. We're light sleepers, so this was a major issue for us, but other people may not mind so much...

Eating
We were on half board and dined most of the times at La Terrazza (the buffet restaurant also used for breakfast). The food was quite good, with a different theme every night (oriental, mediterranean etc.). On arrival we were also given vouchers in case we wanted to eat at some of the other restaurants (excluding the Japanese and Lebanese restaurants). The vouchers had a value of 130 dirhams for adults and 65 dirhams for children. We used them a couple of times to dine at Vasco's, the Italian restaurant by the beach. They only just cover the cost of one course (or pizza + dessert) so not good for people with a good appetite!

Beach
The beach club is the real asset of this hotel. The sea was quite cold during our stay so we used the pools for swimming. There is one family pool and one adults only pool and both are heated, which is a welcome feature in December/January! The view from the beach is quite nice, with the tower of the Marina mall in the distance. The beach is of white sand (imported for the Maldives, I was told) and there were always enough sunbeds and umbrellas for everyone. It got really busy for 3-4 days around new year but even then it never felt crowded.

Again, at the beach too, you always have a bit of noise in the background, either from the surrounding building works or the cars/motorbikes racing along the Corniche/the road to the Marina mall. I found it a bit annoying at the beginning but got used to it in the end!

So, overall we had a pleasant stay, also thanks to the kindness and helpfulness of all the staff, that were always happy to accommodate all the guests' requests. My only complaint would be about the noisy rooms and I would strongly recommend the hotel's manager to consider investing in some good double-glazing!

Room Tip: Go for an executive room if you can afford it. The standard rooms are really worn out!
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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HiltonAbuDhabiDO, Director of Operations at Hilton Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2012

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

I have noted your comments on the noise from the outside areas and would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused. We are currently undertaking various soundproofing projects and works are expected to be completed soon.

On a positive note, I am pleased to note that you enjoyed the pool and beach facilities of our Hiltonia Beach Club as well as helpfulness and friendliness of our team members.

We are glad to have contributed to make your stay enjoyable and hopefully, we will have the opportunity to welcome you back during your next visit!

Yours sincerely

Christian Hoehn
Director of Operations

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Reviewed 15 January 2012

From the moment we arrived for a one months stay with the Hilton Abu Dhabi Hotel our dreams came true because of the exceptional level customer service offered by the staff which made you feel very special. Everything was easy and accessible for a fun packed sporting holiday, while the history and location of the Hilton Abu Dhabi makes this a very special venue. It rejuvenated the body and relaxed the mind while the perfect climate and the people took care of the rest

Room Tip: Executive Floor with sea view and executive lounge facilities - fantastic experience
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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HiltonAbuDhabiDO, Director of Operations at Hilton Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2012

Thank you for taking the time to post this review on Trip Advisor.

We are delighted to read that you have selected us to spend your month-long holiday! It makes us happy to know that our guests had a fabulous time with us and that the customer service provided by our team members contributed to make this holiday special. Our location is indeed convenient to points of interest, such as the Emirates Palace, Marina Mall and Corniche Avenue and the hotel has historical significance as the first address in Abu Dhabi.

Once again, thank you and the entire team at the Hilton Abu Dhabi look forward to welcome you again during your future visits!

Yours sincerely

Christian Hoehn
Director of Operations

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Reviewed 10 January 2012

Just returned from our first trip to Abu Dhabi. Loved the hotel. Brilliant position and fantastic beach and pool resort. A bit noisy however due to buiding work on both sides it doesn't stop even in the night!
Congratulations go however to the staff in the Executive Lounge. Kindy and crew deserve medals for their hospitality and hard work they really could not have done anymore for us. Abu Dhabi itself was disappointing although we compared everything to Dubai (there is no comparison!!)

Room Tip: Rooms on far left or right are rather noisy due to construction work. Corner rooms are larger!!
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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HiltonAbuDhabiDO, Director of Operations at Hilton Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2012

Thank you for taking the time to comment on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay.

I am happy to learn that you were satisfied with the facilities of our Hiltonia Beach Club and the convenient location of the hotel. Thank you for pointing out the customer service and hard work provided by our Executive Lounge team members; they are indeed assets to the hotel!

Looking forward to welcoming you again real soon!

Yours sincerely

Christian Hoehn
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Reviewed 9 January 2012

This is the second holiday that we have stayed at this Hilton. One of Abu Dhabi's first hotels, it has been upgraded and modernised over the years, such that the rooms are all to the normal high Hilton standard. All the staff that we came into contact with were friendly and helpful in the extreme. The coffee shop provides the usual high standard of buffet breakfast and other meals, and there is a wide choice of other restuarants..
The jewel in the crown from a family holiday point of view is the superb Hiltonia beach club, accessed by a subway that runs under the ajoining main road. Four pools, a private beach and enough space to more than accommodate everyone, even at weekends. We shall no doubt be returning to enjoy more winter sun in the future.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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HiltonAbuDhabiDO, Director of Operations at Hilton Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2012

Thank you for choosing the Hilton Abu Dhabi for your second holiday.

Good news to know that you found our team members to be friendly and helpful and that you were happy with the variety of restaurants. The hotel is indeed the first address in the city of Abu Dhabi and we continuously upgrade our product to be on par with similar properties in the city.

Thank you for your positive comments on our Hiltonia Beach Club and we are glad that you and your family enjoyed its facilities.

We look forward to welcoming 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:
#20 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#20 On the Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#23 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#28 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#28 Spa Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#43 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range: £72 - £180 (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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