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“Daniel Brooks” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

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Southern Sun Abu Dhabi
Ranked #5 of 130 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Al Gharbia United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Daniel Brooks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

I would highly recommend this hotel to all my friends and family because our stay was such a pleasant experience. From when we entered the hotel we had only the best service and attention to detail were never missed ,from making us feel welcome ,to even choosing your own knife to use when eating a steak! The friendliness of the staff made us feel as if we were amongst friends. This hotel offers more than most of the other 5 star hotels in the city.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Review collected in partnership with Tsogo Sun Hotels

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6 Thank Daniel Jacobus B
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PierreDelfau, General Manager at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
Dear Daniel Jacobus Brooks,

Thank you for choosing Southern Sun Abu Dhabi on your recent visit to the capital. I see that you really enjoyed our facilities, including the fact that one can choose very special steak knives when dining in The Foundry Restaurant. I am also glad to read that you enjoyed the service delivered by our friendly Associates.

I look forward to having you back very soon.

Best regards,

Pierre Delfau
General Manager
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

This chic yet contemporary hotel and its professional yet friendly employees managed to not only meet my expectations but completely exceed them in each and every single criteria (room, service, facilities, food, etc.). Thank you for an exceptional experience that i'd happily recommend.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Celine S
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PierreDelfau, General Manager at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 6 July 2014
Dear Celine S,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your recent stay. I am glad to read that you had a good experience and found our Associates to be professional and friendly and that we exceeded your expectations.

I hope to see you back very soon.

Best regards,

Pierre Delfau
General Manager
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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

The staff and the services that were provided were simply, marvelous. I enjoyed my weekend of R&R and wish I could stay longer. The property is new but the service provided was first class and I have stayed in "more" than my fair share of hotels within the UAE. I would like to give special recognition to the staff at The Foundry...they were golden, especially Sandra, the Chef de partie and Hana, who was such an attentive waitress. I, highly, recommend that anyone looking for a quick getaway within the city and an eye's view from the corniche that they at least give this hotel a try. You will NOT REGRET IT!!!

Michelle M. Landry, PhD

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mmlandry34
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PierreDelfau, General Manager at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Dear mmlandry34,

Thank you for trying us out for your R&R and I am certainly very happy to see that we managed to make this precious time for you a memorable one and especially, two of our many stars Sandra and Hana in The Foundry restaurant. Without such individuals we would not be where we are.

I hope that next time you will manage to stay longer and I look forward to seeing you again.

Best regards,

Pierr Delfau
General Manager
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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

I stayed there for 3 nights for a conference with 14 People. Everything was exactly as it should be. My room on the 15th floor was clean, spacious, comfortable. There was a shower, a bath tub (from which you could see the rest of the room); a seperate toilet and a separate closet. WIFI was working well. The pool on top of the building (27th floor) was spotlessly clean with a nice view. The Steak Restaurant offered steaks of premium quality. The staff was very helpful, frendly and polite. The Hotel is from a South African Hotel Group who is now starting to provide the comfort of their Hotels in Middle East. Will be glad to stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Tsogo Sun Hotels

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5 Thank Ein_Stuttgarter
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PierreDelfau, General Manager at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 30 June 2014
Dear Ein_stuttgarter,

Thank you for staying with us during your recent conference in Abu Dhabi. We really value your feedback on the facilities and our Associates and I am glad to read that we have met all your expectations.

Keep well and I hope to see you back soon.

Best regards,

Pierre Delfau
General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

It was so amazing experience to stay in that fantastic hotel . Its amazing from all the ways. Mostly the way the stuff welcomes you and you will feel so comfortable in staying in the hotel... and mostly I give my special thanks to Abdul razzak the stuff who convinced me to to have that pleasant stay with them..
Ahmad Ali room# 1518

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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7 Thank Ahmad A
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PierreDelfau, General Manager at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
Dear Ahmad A,

I am so glad to read that one of our star Associate, Abdul, convinced you to stay with us and I am really delighted to see that you have enjoyed your visit at Southern Sun.

I look forward to seeing you back very soon.

Best regards,

Pierre Delfau
General Manager
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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

In my opinion the most important things that the hotel guest looking for is to have nice hospitality and clean rooms, which you can find them in Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, also the room design is amazing

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Review collected in partnership with Tsogo Sun Hotels

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3 Thank Mohammad Omar M... A
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PierreDelfau, General Manager at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Dear Mohammad Omar,

Thank you for choosing to stay with us recently and I am glad to read that you enjoyed our facilities and our look and feel.
We value your feedback and look forward to seeing you back very soon.

Best regards,

Pierre Delfau
General Manager
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Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

We was looking for place for shisha and drink and the hotel was new, balcon bar shisha was great and we try some of the snake food falafel and chicken msakhen, calamari with green harisa was outstanding, the stuff was friendly (mohamed) for sure I will be back

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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7 Thank almasry1
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PierreDelfau, General Manager at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Dear A-Almasry,

Thank you for coming to Balcon and enjoy one of our great shishas. I am certainly happy to read that once again, our Associates like Mohamed where the shining stars and made your visit a memorable. We all look forward to seeing you back.

Best regards,

Pierre Delfau
General Manager
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Property: Southern Sun Abu Dhabi
Address: Al Mina Street | Al Zahiya, Abu Dhabi 51997, United Arab Emirates
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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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 130 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Southern Sun Abu Dhabi 4*
Number of rooms: 353
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A total of 353 en-suite rooms and suites comprise the luxurious accommodation offered at the hotel. Contemporary with Arabesque influences, each guest room ensures the utmost in comfort and privacy. A host of in-room amenities are offered, from complimentary WiFi access, tea and coffee making facilities, electronic safes, mini bar, to many other comforts that enhance your sense of well-being. ... more   less 
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