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The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

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#9 of 148 hotels in Abu Dhabi
Location
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
Value
4.4
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Retreat to premier luxury at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal. Our 5-star hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates is set against the backdrop of the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and it offers views of sunrises over Al Maqta Creek. Stay with us an enjoy our stately architecture evoking the Italian Renaissance and our tranquil waterfront location.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Entertainment staff
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Valet parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Kids club
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
River View
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Arabic, Filipino and 1 more
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Trek281780 wrote a review Today
London, United Kingdom4 contributions
Overall stay was great no issues, breakfast and beach facilities were great. However upon leaving and checking out from the hotel en route to airport I left my phone in the taxi which melted into the busy Abu Dhabi traffic. I had no taxi number/receipt etc. Tried multiple different people at the airport but no luck and not a sign of any help or support. Initially my wife called the hotel and a receptionist literally fobbed her off saying he couldn’t do anything about it even though we got the taxi from the hotel. Upon my desperate second call to the hotel for help, Michael picked up the phone. He was amazing and so empathic, he listened to my concerns carefully and took control of the situation reassuring me that he would do his best to help us. He managed to view the cctv footage , tracked the taxi down through the taxi helpline. Spoke to the taxi driver and then sent us telephone number of the taxi driver so we could let him know we were at the airport. With an hour to spare I got my phone back in my hands and was soo relieved. So a big shout for Michael and his 5* star efforts. It is with employees like these that make all the difference to these hotels.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Angus F wrote a review Apr 17
St Austell, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
We were staying here when a huge rain storm struck Abu Dhabi, the hotel suffered multiple areas of flooding. The staff were fantastic, despite major disruption they dealt with everything calmly and efficiently - a credit to the hotel. Thank you
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Halah A wrote a review Apr 17
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We stayed in a newly renovated 3 bedroom villa. The villa was spacious, clean and nice and had everything we needed except it wasn’t private and everyone passing by can see us and that was a main concern for us. The food is nice and we enjoyed the delicious breakfast options offered at the hotel. The variety provided catered to all tastes and made our mornings a delight. We loved the outdoor seating; however, the indoor seating is dim and feels like nighttime. And most importantly, the service was amazing thanks to our butler Rameesh for his exceptional responsiveness, efficiency, and attention to detail throughout our stay. He truly went above and beyond to ensure our needs were met seamlessly. He handled the situation admirably during the heavy rains, ensuring our comfort and safety despite the challenging weather conditions. We couldn't have asked for better service. As for the hotel, it might be beneficial to improve its infrastructure to better handle heavy rains in the future.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Rami D wrote a review Apr 16
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania1 contribution
The hotel has great location next to tourist attractions (Grand Mosque), but not too busy with traffic. The building itself is grand And elegantly decorated in true Ritz Carlton fashion. The amenities at the hotel are fabulous, large pool with food/bar service, spa, gym, restaurants. We tried the Asian restaurant, Lebanese restaurant, breakfast buffet and the bar on the first floor. All had delicious cuisine and very helpful, professional and kind staff. What makes this place great is the people that work her, from the front desk, concierge, bell captain, car park attendant, restaurant staff…etc. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone planning a visit to Abu Dhabi.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: The lounge bar on lobby level has live music/band playing on 3 days a week. If you like live...
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SinbadSam wrote a review Apr 15
Doha, Qatar200 contributions157 helpful votes
The hotel and facilities are very nice and of a high standard one would expect of Ritz Carlton, however it is the distinguished level of service that sets this Abu Dhabi hotel apart from the rest. I was extremely impressed with the exemplary service of the staff at the Ritz Carlton. In particular, I had the opportunity to meet the Manager of the Executive Lounge in the lobby during check-in, Jovana Petkovska, and she treated myself and my team very well. I have to admit that this is the best service and level of professionalism, diligence and hospitality I have ever received in a hotel in Abu Dhabi. The Ritz Carlton will now be the only hotel I will stay it in Abu Dhabi going forward and we have amended our travel policy in our company to have this as a standing hotel during our visits to Abu Dhabi. The executive lounge offering was of a high quality with varied foods and an excellent, diverse offering. This was an ideal hotel to conduct business and I left my stay very impressed with the experience.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Mohamed E wrote a review Apr 14
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates7 contributions5 helpful votes
While staying in the hotel I went to the Lebanese restaurant was the best every and alaa there is so welcoming and helpful and every thing else was so good the animates , kids club , beach and the poof for sure and everting was so good and in order, thanks for everyone
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Date of stay: April 2024
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samerCardiff wrote a review Apr 14
Cardiff, United Kingdom50 contributions89 helpful votes
This is a beautiful hotel with excellent service. The guestrooms are spacious, comfortable and well equipped. There were plenty of sunbeds available around both pool areas and the beach, where the staff worked tirelessly to provide towels, bed and refreshments to guests. But the hotel excels itself in the club lounge. Drinks and food were available all day and nothing was too much trouble. All staff in the lounge were so helpful but particularly Prabhu and Jospeh, who really looked after us and made our stay extra special.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Book the club access rooms, it is definitely worth the extra.
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Kat Y wrote a review Apr 13
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Another outstanding brunch at the Ritz. Ranjit and Dipik’s service was first class and we always enjoy coming. They are always great at catering for my husband who is vegan. There are plenty of options on the buffet but the chefs are always happy to prepare anything you want fresh. Best brunch in Abu Dhabi!
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled with family
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Moataz e wrote a review Apr 13
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5 contributions
Came for a staycation for 3 nights. This was my second time and the service is just top notch. Amazing staff and amazing service! The ritz lives up to it/ name. Special thanks to concierge service “Salman, Chris, Vinky, Aqib” and Guest services “Fahmy and Shubam”. The pool is big and clean with excellent service. Anything you order to the room comes really fast. Definitely returning to the ritz!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Response from Executive Office, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
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Dear moataze420, Thank you for returning to our hotel and for taking the time to share a wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your second visit and that our Ladies & Gentlemen made a positive impact on your experience. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we can't wait to welcome you back for another enjoyable staycation. Warm Regards, Christian Hoehn General Manager
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DHB759 wrote a review Apr 13
Hartlepool, United Kingdom67 contributions37 helpful votes
Absolutely amazing experience at the Ritz Carlton brunch. It is honestly like walking into a grown up Willy Wonka eatery. Joking aside the food is of an outstanding quality and cooked by an amazing team of chefs Myself and my partner were looked after at our table by Ranjit and Dipika. They looked after us both so very well and are a credit to the team at the Ritz Carlton
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Definitely make this a part of your plans for a Saturday afternoon stay in Abu Dhabi
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Dear DHB759, We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing brunch experience and enjoyed the outstanding food quality prepared by our chefs. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we look forward to the pleasure of serving you again in the future. Kind regards, Christian Hoehn General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
Which popular attractions are close to The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal?
Nearby attractions include Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center (0.6 miles), Sheikh Zayed Bridge (0.6 miles), and Wahat Al Karama (Oasis of Dignity) (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sofra BLD, Punjab Grill Abu Dhabi, and Mazaj Bab Al Bahr.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal have airport transportation?
Yes, The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Hindi, Arabic, and Filipino.