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Hotel Choice: Location

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Hotel Choice: Location

The wife and i will be visiting Abu Dhabi in Feb 2014 and, as usual,can't decide on the hotel.

The main ones we are considering are: The Hilton, Traders, Fairmont, Sofitel, Shangri-La Hotel, and Beach Rotana.

Can anyone advise on the location of these hotels?.

As we don't normally eat in hotels (usually too expensive for our budget) ideally we would like to be in an area where there is a choice of reasonably priced restaurants within walking distance.

A decent swimming pool that gets the sun all day is also another of our preferences

All advice will be gratefully received, as will suggestions for any hotels we haven't yet considered

Cheers

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11. Re: Hotel Choice: Location

Thanks for the info, Mydubaiguide

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Thanks for the info Alex_Devonian we have chosen The Fairmont

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Thanks for the info Goonerbunny, we have built up a good picture of hotels and areas thanks to yourself and the other posters.

cheers

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If you're looking for some good deals try Best@travel (more specifically Best@Dubai, which also cover Abu Dhabi)

We've just booked for Sept, direct from Manchester and got a free half board upgrade at the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers (both hotel & half board option reviews are excellent)

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Good choice. I don't think you will be disappointed.

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We are also staying at The Jumeriah Etihad Towers in September, we booked the Hotel with netflights £590 for a week and booked Etihad flights seperate. we also got half board. This will be our first stay in Abu Dhabi although we have been to visit for a day. Can't wait for September

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Fairmount and Shangri La Hotel are almost next to each other in same area and about 20 minutes from Airport. They are situated in a popular area, have great restaurants and a sea view. These are not inside the capital though, that would take an extra 40 mins journey.

The Hilton and Beach Rotana are located right inside the capital.

The Hilton is on the Corniche , a long time and veyr popular hotel. The Rotana Beach Hotel is also located downtown, it located in the midst of Abu Dhabi Mall ( next door), shops, restaurants and other hotels , taxi access would be widely available ( even with other hotels but more so here) . It is close to the Corniche but may take a taxi ride to actually get to the Corniche. Either way, everything here is within walking distance. Rotanan probably hasa sea view on the back side of it and a private beach.

Hope this helps. Lots of new hotels are up so you will find loads of choices. I may well suggest Rotana Beach first as it is within distance of everything. Howeverm the Fairmount is increasingly becoming popular and you will meet lots of people there. It will take a tax ride into the capital but the scene on th way would be fun. Everyone drives into the capital so those extra minutes are nothing to get there really-normal routine for most people.

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arggh sorry about the typos there, It wouldn't give me enough time to edit it.

Anyway, I wanted to add that Restaurants are located within walking distance of Rotana Beach Hotel, it has Firdays' Steak House across the road, loads of restaurants within the mall in the Food Court ( next door). Located near Fairmount, you will find Burger King and Texas Chicken at the petrol stations ( either side of main road) 5 mins away. You also have Spinneys ( Mangrove Village opposite side of road) close by 5 mins by car where you can buy sandwiches and other foodstuff.

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thanks for the info proudMom2012

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