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Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
Ranked #15 of 128 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Great Hotel”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

This is an excellent hotel with great staff. Any small problems were dealt with promptly with no fuss. The rooms are large with comfortable beds. Food quality was excellent with lots of choice. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 7 March 2014

picked this because it was away from the city and because we knew S-L service from before. Not disappointed - a good package. service sometimes a little bit too simpering, but all very well meant and better to be attentive than not. comfortable rooms. the highlight - Pearls and Caviar - this is not a hotel spec restaurant, it is well above that and is a destination on its own!

Room Tip: horizon club is worth the extra just to get away from what is no doubt a hectic weekend hotel as the...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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ArbindKS, General Manager at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 10 March 2014
Dear aeparker81, it is always a great pleasure to read a positive review from our valuable guest such as yourself. I am pleased to learn that you had an enjoyable stay with us and it is indeed my pleasure to share your positive feedback to the entire team. We look forward to welcome you back to the hotel on your next visit. Best regards
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Milton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Helpful in every way.Excellent food.Excellent ambience.Perfect assisstance.
Nice evening buffet.Fine wines.Lovely theme nights.
Drinks espeically bottled water overpriced.
Worth trying their iranian lamb sandwich at lunch time






Room Tip: Clean and well appointed
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

From start to finish, everything was wonderful! The rooms, the staff, the ambiance - a really lovely place to stay while in Abu Dhabi! We would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to escape for a few days and soak up the tranquillity of the place!

Room Tip: We were in the apartments and a note for anyone staying there - if you would like shampoo/conditione...
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

My husband surprised me for my birthday and our wedding anniversary by booking us into this beautiful hotel for 1 night. From the moment we set foot in the lobby we were amazed. The hotel itself is beautiful and elegant. The staff is friendly, efficient and professional! We were escorted to the Horizon Club Lounge, were we where checked into our room. Again the same effectiveness and professionalism applied. We were taken to our room and what a beautiful surprise awaited us. The bed was decorated with towels and rose petals. Same in the bathroom. It was such a romantic touch. My husband had further plans up his sleeve with an afternoon booked at Chi the Spa. This was amazing! Once again the staff is friendly and professional. The atmosphere in the spa is so relaxing and everything that you would come to expect from a spa. Our therapists truly made our treatments worth while. After, they gave me a small cake with a candle to wish me happy birthday. What a special touch! Dinner was at Sofra, buffet style, and the food was good. Only point that might be worth looking at, from hotel side, is to have name plates at the various dishes. We had no idea what we were dishing up. The view at night time is spectacular. We had breakfast the next morning at the Horizon Club Lounge and it was really good. Checking out was done in a few minutes. The only sad thing was to leave after only one nights stay...

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Chester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 March 2014

We have just returned from a magical stay at this beautiful hotel. From the moment we arrived around 0530hrs in the morning all the hotel staff provided us with exceptional service in a pleasant and professional manner. The hotel more than lived up to our expectations during our 10 night stay. Thank you to all concerned.

Room Tip: We stayed on the fourth floor in a beautiful room which afforded us a lovely view of the Grand Mosqu...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

Reviewing the room options at the Shangri-La I noted that the Residence offered much more living space for less money than a regular room in the main hotel.

it turns out that there are three choices at this resort; the Main Hotel, The Residence and Traders Hotel; all are operated by Shangri-La but each has a totally different feel. The main hotel is opulent; The residence offers up-market comfort; Traders is modernistic [ more characteristic of a city hotel] .

Stopping at the Residence was definitely more relaxed ; our room was 100square meters divided between a kitchen/lounge area and a spacious bedroom. The kitchen was well equipped to enable 'self catering' should you wish but with the multiple dining options of the Shangri-La and the on-site souk we dined out relentlessly; however a proper fridge was great for having drinks on site and we enjoyed popping to Starbucks for breakfast but eating it in the room.

Being a guest of any properties gave full access to all facilities [the restaurants , spa , gym, etc. ] , the only exception being the main pool - but with two others in The Residence who cares?

The dining options are mainly linked to the main building but with golf buggy or abra [ boat] transfers - or a 5 minute walk - all is accessible. Every meal was excellent. The buffet dining in the main restaurant is overwhelming and wonderful quality; Pearls and Caviar was sophisticated but still relaxed ; poolside dining was always good food and good value though occasionally slow.

Every experience was positive ; the staff were obliging and smiley; the gym and spa very well equipped; the beach perfectly groomed ; and the location convenient - away from the bustle of the city but , thanks to cheap taxi fares, still enabling easy and affordable access to downtown , the airport and the 'entertainment centre' Yas Island

So unless you feel the need to be at the heart of this delightful resort hotel - or I guess if you are staying just a couple of nights and don't want to invest time to explore the total resort - I would strongly recommend The Residence

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
Address: Qaryat Al Beri Complex | Khor Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#2 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#8 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#10 Spa Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#15 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi 5*
Number of rooms: 213
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on a one-kilometre stretch of private beach overlooking the strait that separates Abu Dhabi Island from the mainland, the hotel is situated ten minutes drive from the city's international airport, five minutes from the golf course and the new Convention Centre and 15 minutes from the Corniche and the city centre. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, features 213 luxurious rooms and suites, all furnished to the highest standards in a modern Arabic style. Each room also has a balcony or a terrace providing an ideal setting for viewing striking ocean sunsets and traditional Arabic domes and minarets. Accommodation choices also include six spectacular villas comprising four bedrooms and a private swimming pool. Regarded as an ideal hotel in Abu Dhabi for longer stays, the Shangri-La Residences include 161 spacious serviced apartments ranging from studios to four-bedroom units.The 8.5 Hectare hotel complex provides a wide range of facilities and services for the discerning traveller. These include the signature CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, and a dedicated well-being zone comprising two gymnasiums, a swimming pool and a yoga room. In addition, there are four swimming pools within the grounds. The Souk traditional Arabian market built in a modern setting offers a variety of shops under one roof which are connected by a waterway featuring Arabic gondolas, or abras, which slowly meander through this unique architecture lush garden scenery. Supreme waterfront lifestyle enhanced with Shangri-La hospitality. Designed with luxury and comfort in mind, the Shangri-La Residences has all the features of the hotel at their doorstep. ... more   less 
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