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“Still the same if not better” 4 of 5 stars
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Le Meridien Abu Dhabi
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2nd st, Al meena | Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi 46066, United Arab Emirates   |  
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Ranked #59 of 117 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
cheshire
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19 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Still the same if not better”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Following a stay in november I came back with my partner, the staff were excellent in all departments, yes the hotel needs upgrading but must retain its charachter.
The various resraurants and bars give a great choice and the atmosphere was execellent.
The Club lounge meeds attention but the staff make up for it .
We were there on the the 35th year they opened and had great discounts.
All I would say is if you are going to re develope the hote please keep the character

Room Tip: Dont skimp
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NemoAcimovic, General Manager at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Dear RandBCheshire,

Thank you for your visit and your great review.
We are very happy to hear that you had a great time and our associates looked after you well.
We are also delighted to read that you liked the character of our hotel. Indeed we have celebrated the 35th anniversary of the hotel and we believe it is a comfortable hotel with a lot of character.
We sincerely look forward to welcome you back soon!

Yours Sincerely,
Nemo ACIMOVIC
General Manager
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Whatever they use to "freshen" rooms should be a banned substance. Do not get a room anywhere near the garden/restaurant area if you want to sleep.

Generally a tired place, badly in need of real freshening up -- that's the reason it is fairly cheap. Just don't think you are getting a bargain.

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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NemoAcimovic, General Manager at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Dear davidderrick,

Thank You for taking your time to post your thoughts. We regret that you found the hotel not to your liking. We have provided our care and services to many discerning guests for the past 35 years. The hotel may appear dated compared to newer properties those have come into existence in this dynamic city.

Our forte is our associates and the services they provide, sincerely look forward to seeing you again.

Yours Sincerely,
Nemo Acimovic,
General Manager
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

My wife and i stayed here for 10 days recently and have nothing but praise for this wonderful hotel.
The management made us very welcome and throughout our stay.
This hotel has a large restaurant with many choices of food, a very comfotable lounge bar ( non smoking), a first class Spa, sauna,steam rooms and private pools in little caves.
In its grounds there is a lovely pool for adults and one for children, its own private beach and more than enough beds to go round. It also has a pool bar where you can order food and drinks right to your sunbed so you dont have to move!
Also in its own grounds is ` Le Meridien Village`. This has a pub( Captains Arms) an Italian restaurant, a Thai restaurant and a Sports Cafe that shows all premier league football as well as rugby on big screens.
Take all this with a comfy classy room and you cannot fail to enjoy your stay here.
There is a superb shopping mall 5 mins from hotel with a Hypermarket on the groundfloor.
Negatives? The drink prices are steep as they include service charge and tourist tax. Also smoking is allowed most places.
Apart from that, get a room on the 4th or 5th floor facing the sea for a lovely view.
We loved it and will be returning one day soon.

Room Tip: 4th or 5th floor facing the back towards the sea
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NemoAcimovic, General Manager at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Dear Ray1503,

Thank you very much for your review. I am delighted to hear that you had such a good time at Le Méridien Abu Dhabi indeed we proudly believe that Le Meridien Village is a lovely place to spend a good time with friends and family.

We understand your concerns with regards to smoking in public areas. We are glad to inform you that non smoking policies has been recently implemented in all the restaurants and lobby in order to improve the well being of our guest.

It will truly be a pleasure for us to welcome you again soon.

Your Sincerely,
Nemo ACIMOVIC
General Manager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Service was excellent and all of the staff members I interacted with went out of their way to be nice and helpful. Breakfast was also excellent. Unfortunately, the room itself had a terrible smell. I eventually figured out it was radiating from the bathroom (the pipes?) and it decreased if the bathroom door was always kept shut. I would have asked to be moved if I was planning to spend any length of time in the room other than to sleep.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NemoAcimovic, General Manager at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Dear Kat0425,

Thank you for taking your time to share your feedback following your recent visit to Le Méridien Abu Dhabi.
Indeed our team strive to provide exceptional service to all our guests and it gives us great pleasure to know that our associates exceeded customer service
As for the bathroom, we have communicated your comments to the housekeeping department to take preventive measures to avoid any recurrences. Thank you once again for your valuable annotations and look forward to welcome you back to Le Méridien Abu Dhabi.

Sincerely,
Nemo ACIMOVIC
General Manager
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Business trip for a few days, great helpful staff, rooms a good size and fairly priced for Abu Dhabi! Nice to have a small balcony and escape the AC occasionally. The range of restaurants & bars in the complex meant a good selection and the choice of beach or pool just a few steps apart meant my wife had a relaxing stay too. Found a good 'locals' Asian restaurant just over the road which made a nice change to the hotel food - and very cheap! The shopping center right next door was a bonus. Will definitely return.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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NemoAcimovic, General Manager at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Dear Russ G,

Sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your experiences with regards to your stay at Le Méridien Abu Dhabi.
I am happy to learn that the facilities and the convenient location met with your expectations and made your stay pleasant.
We look forward to welcome you once again to Le Méridien Abu Dhabi.

Sincerely,
Nemo ACIMOVIC
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

There are a number of hotels to chose from and maybe this has seen better days. Checkin was fine but there was a gentleman trying to get a non smoking room, which did appear a problem. It does pay to have SPG status!
A beach facing room is not exactly such as there are the flat roofs and a/c units to look at and then across to the cranes and new build operations. Also they have live music outside and the windows only give limited sound proofing.
There's a lot of choice of restaurants and bars and so enough to make a short stay comfortable.

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Tourya M, Public Relations Manager at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
Dear ThamesViewE14,

Thank you for taking the time to give us your valuable feedback. Sincerely regret that we did not meet with your expectations due to above compelling reasons.
Indeed, Le Méridien Abu Dhabi is amongst the first two hotels that were established in this magnificent city almost 33 years ago and it is sought after by many discerning guests for its renowned service and charm until now. We are delighted to hear that your stay was comfortable and the facilities were to your liking.

We sincerely hope that you will give us the opportunity to welcome you back to Le Méridien Abu Dhabi once again.

Sincerely,
Nemo ACIMOVIC
General Manager
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I live in the Western Region (desert), of Abu Dhabi- about 2 hours away from ANYTHING and stay at the Le Meridien just about every other weekend to shop, see movies, etc. The hotel has parking and is literally steps away from The Abu Dhabi Mall (movie theater, super market, various food choices, etc). I usually book at their Le Residence, which is very inexpensive and has a somewhat kitchen, but often when I arrive late I am bumped to the main hotel. The rooms are nothing fancy and a bit dated, but clean, comfortable and very reasonably priced for the area. The pool and beach area are nice and the buffet breakfast is always a nice treat. The staff knows me by name and are always wonderful.

Room Tip: If you stay in Le Residence ask for the 4th floor. Low rooms are noisy.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tourya M, Public Relations Manager at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, February 9, 2014
Dear Blam123,

Thank you for taking the time to post your impression of our hotel after your recent stay.
I’m happy to learn that the facilities and the convenient location met with your expectations, thus made your stay pleasant.
We look forward to welcome you once again to Le Meridien Abu Dhabi.
The associates and I would like to thank you for your kind review of Le Méridien Abu Dhabi. We are delighted that you enjoyed our facilities and found our associates accommodating.

We look forward to welcome you back in the near future to Le Meridien Abu Dhabi.
Sincerely,
Nemo ACIMOVIC
General Manager
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Address: 2nd st, Al meena | Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi 46066, 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 Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 On the Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#26 Spa Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#43 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#49 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Meridien Abu Dhabi 4*
Number of rooms: 234
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Méridien provides you with the comfort of your home. The lush gardens and private ‎beach make it an ideal destination for business travellers & tourists. ‎The famed Méridien Village brings the world to your plate, with a unique mix of 14 ‎restaurants and bars. Let Le Méridien spoil you with its recreation & rejuvenation facilities - ‎a blend of health, fitness and fun at Eden Spa & Health Club. Special Ayurveda and Litho ‎therapies available. ... more   less 
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