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“Perfect stop over!” 5 of 5 stars
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Yas Plaza | Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates   |  
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Ranked #36 of 120 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Australia
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Perfect stop over!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

I returned to Australia from UK, flying alone with my 10 month baby. The trip to the UK had been very distressing due to a death in the family and so the journey home was going to be full of mixed emotion. Thankfully I chose Radisson Blu to stop over to break up my journey. Having never stopped in Abu Dhabi (usually fly via Dubai) I was unsure of where to stay. In relation to the airport, the hotel is only a 10-15 min drive and the taxi is pretty cheap. The reception staff were so friendly and very welcoming. The room was clean and had an amazing view if both the pool (stunning) and the sea.
The bed was extremely comfortable and I was well rested to take on my second flight of the journey home.
I found all the staff to helpful and very friendly. The pool area is gorgeous and kept very clean.
My little girl and I were sad to leave and could have stayed longer! Highly recommended as a stop over hotel or perfect for a mini break too.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CraigBruceGM, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Dear Nala101,

Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your stay. We are very happy that you and your daughter were able to relax before continuing your flight, and hope to see you back again in the future.
sincerely
Craig Bruce – General Manager
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Mahe Island, Seychelles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

As expected the experience at radisson blu is top class. the room is of normal size, nicely decorated with balcony. in fact i was upgraded upon my arrival which was a nice touch from the staff. nice view on the desert. breakfast in the morning was succulent. load of variety which is good. in general, it is a very nice hotel and staff always ready to help.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I stayed 2 weeks ago for an overnight during a transit stop on my way to Europe. From some of the other comments we didn't have any high expectations, but were pleasently surprised! The hotel is well designed, with a great lobby and helpful staff. I thought it may be a little noisy due to its short distance from the airport however we didnt hear any aircraft noise, or any other noises at the all and also received a complimentary upgrade to a Business room on arrival which was a bonus. The room was very well decorated, had a comfortable bed and was a great size with a small table as well as a work desk. Overall it was a great stay and I'd highly recommend it especially for anyone in transit or for people wanting to visit the local attractions on Yas Island like Ferrari world for Yas Water World, both of which are a very short walk away!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CraigBruceGM, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Dear Nathhh
Thank you for your review of the hotel, and we are delighted to hear that we exceeded your expectations. One night is certainly not adequate to experience all that we have to offer, and we look forward to welcoming you back again on your next trip through Abu Dhabi.
Sincerely
Craig Bruce – General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

Stayed there with my family. I truly enjoyed my stay. The room was clean, bathroom was nicely done and the shower was excellent. Room service was prompt and courteous. The breakfast was very nice. There was just one small issue. The minibar in my room was not working. They had to change the refrigerator twice and by the time it got working it was too late in the night for me to enjoy a drink. But overall a very nice hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CraigBruceGM, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Dear Juice18

Thank you for your comments following your recent stay with us. It is always good from our guests! Thanks for highlighting the minibar issue – we will certainly looking to the refrigerator issues. Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

I stayed at this hotel with my sister in May 2013. We stayed for a total of 5 nights, and it was such a lovely stay. We arrived in the evening and there was no wait to check in. The receptionist was very friendly and offered us the options of upgrades and gave us all the relevant info. I was shocked at the cost of the breakfast at the hotel - which was £17pp each morning! The concierge took our bags up to our room for us and when we got to our room they were there to give us our suitcases which was great. The room was very clean and modern. We had a twin room with bath and shower - everything was pretty much brand new so was the room was lovely. Ours was on the front of the hotel so we had great views of the island - we could see the Formula 1 race track and the beach in the distance. We had complimentary water in our room which I thought was a nice gesture as there are no shops around on the island to purchase this. The pool at the hotel is fairly big, and there is no need to rush to get sunbeds if you are looking to sunbathe as there are plenty. If you want the beds by the pool though, you will need to get down faily early as these go quite quick. There are 2 bars at the hotel, the pool bar and the lobby bar. Both are quite expensive for alcohol. I paid over £10 for a small glass of wine! Soft drinks and snacks are reasonably priced. We dined in the Italian restaurant at the hotel one evening, it was very quiet, we were really the only diners. Food wasn't amazing but edible if your not looking to go out of the hotel for the night. The only other restaurant we ate at was the Park Inn next door which was a Mexican which was lovely - I would recommend as it was lively, the staff were very helpful and the food was excellent. The staff at the hotel are very friendly - especially the cleaners. We didn't use the spa so we couldn't comment. The location of the hotel was good for the waterpark and theme park and there is a complimentary shuttle which runs around the island. There is also a bus which can take you into Abu Dhabi city centre which I think takes about 30 mins but we didn't do this. I would recommend this hotel to anyone that is looking for a relaxing break and doesn't really want to leave the island.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CraigBruceGM, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear Nicola

Thank you for taking the time to post so much detail in your review of the hotel. Your comments are very constructive and much appreciated. The Yas Island Mall will be opening early next year, adding world-class shopping to the list of activities at Yas Island – we do hope you have the chance to return to see all the developments in the future.

Sincerely
Craig Bruce – General Manager
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Wanted a romantic weekend en couple !
30 minute wait to check in
Hundreds of people and children
Swimming pools packed
Restaurants packed and very very inefficient...breakfast was a 30 minute wait for an omlet in a queue that stretched in to the middle of the crowded buffet restaurant.
Dinner in the Italian restaurant was quiet but poor quality and the wine was corked...
Reception staff uninterested except one great guy.
Rooms;asked for a quiet room overlooking the sea but got a room overlooking the other hotels and racetrack and it was illuminated all night due to lack of blackout curtains. The planes taking off from Abu Dhabi airport all night did not help sleep either.The room was very clean. The kettle did not work.

This hotel is for young families at the weekends. Do not go for a quiet weekend en couple!

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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CraigBruceGM, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear ‘Pirates of St Malo’

Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel and share your observations. We regret that the hotel did not meet your expectations for a quiet romantic weekend and apologise for any inconvenience you experienced during what was a very busy time at the hotel. We do hope that we will be able to meet your expectations on future visits.

Sincerely
Craig Bruce – General Manager
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Best night sleep ever! The pillows and bed was sooooo comfortable. The staff was so attentive. The pool was great! Great hotel, I was so comfortable there. We arrived a bit early for check-in and the front desk staff allowed us to store our luggage and go to pool while we waited! We received 7 star service and the rooms were 7 star quality!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Yas Plaza | Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Abu Dhabi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#21 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#24 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#34 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#34 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island 4*
Number of rooms: 397
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Yas Island, the Radisson Blu Hotel offers spectacular views of the sea, Yas Links Golf club and the Yas Marina Circuit. The hotel offers 397 guestrooms; Italian and International restaurants; Meetings & Events facilities to host from 10 to 445 persons and a Spa. Conveniently located 7 minutes from international airport, 15 minutes from Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Diplomatic Area; 20 minutes from City Centre and is 50 minutes drive from Dubai. ... more   less 
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