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Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Ranked #44 of 128 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
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East Kilbride, United Kingdom
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“Great rooms but avoid the Italian”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We spent 2 nights in this beach side hotel in Abu Dhabi as a base to explore the city. While the location is not ideal as it is a good bit out of the main city, situated on Yaz Island, it is perfect for a bit of beach and a visit to the F1 and Ferrari world. The staff were very friendly and professional, the rooms were lovely and great value for money, the breakfasts were a of a high quality but our meal in the Italian restaurant was beyond disappointing. The pizzas were under cooked and doughy , the pasta sloppy and my huge veal escalope was overcooked and hard around the edges. Very disappointing . I would suggest a good hotel for bed and breakfast but definitely eat somewhere else.

Room Tip: Request a beach front room for a great view of the city in the early morning.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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CraigBruceGM, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am always very pleased to hear when guests are happy with the service provided, and will be sure to pass on your positive feedback to our team.

With regards to your experience in Filini, please do accept our sincere apologies and I will personally follow up to see what went wrong on that day.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

I would recommend this hotel for people staying for a day or two. If you would like to stay for more than two days and do lots of sightseeing in Abu Dhabi then I recommend choosing a hotel more in the centre of Abu Dhabi as Yas Island is about a 30-45min drive. Other than that it is a good hotel with very friendly staff.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Geneva Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Far from the center of Abu Dhabi, but close to the rather noisy car circuit (even audible on the balcony of the room on the opposite side). We had a one-bedroom suite, spacious modern and good value for money with a rather nice view but the noise of the circuit almost constantly present, as already mentioned.
Acces to the lounge was included, but the snacks are scarce and not very good. Buffet breakfast had a large choice but a crowded atmosphere. The italian restaurant is hopelessly overpriced for the low quality food that it offers.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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New York, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2013

I stayed 2 nights at Radisson Blu Yas Island in Abu-Dhabi. It was an excellent hotel, located a little far from downtown, but I contracted a big bus tour and the pick up point was right across the hotel. Located near the airport (only 5 minutes ride), rooms spacious, good climate control, restaurant quality and breakfast selection was very good.
Staff very attentive, held our luggage until we came back from tour the last day. Very organized, internet service great, overall experience 9 out of 10.
I will stay again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

We stayed at this hotel for a week as part of a holiday stay in abu dhabi. Very good apart from slow service at pool bar . Room lovely and good breakfast. Very convenient for airport and Yas island attractions

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We (my husband, 17 year old son and I) stayed at the hotel in Dec 2012. We arrived at about 7:30 in the morning and were accomodated with an early check in. My husband and I upgraded to a superior room at a minimal cost. It was the corner room on the 4th floor - it was really worth it. The staff were extremely efficient, professional and helpful in all areas. The breakfast and dinner selections were very good. The concierge was most helpful. Management was very visible and interacted with us frequently. The hotel was perfectly located to visit Ferrari World and the Yas Marina Circuit. We returned to the hotel after our stay in Abu Dhabi town as we had a racing experience on the day of our departure at the Yas Marina Circuit. The concierge assisted by keeping our lugguge for us when we went into town. This hotel is a must return for us. They also have a free shuttle service to and from Abu Dhabi town.

Room Tip: The corner superior room on the 4th floor
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

We stayed here after a long day at the Ferrari World. The rooms are very spacious and service was excellent. The hotel is about 5 minutes drive from Ferrari World. People traveling with kids and family can really use this good hotel to crash after a tiring day. Usually, there is a grand dinner in the evening and will be perfect to finish your day. This place is also not too far from the Abu Dhabi airport.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Address: Radisson Blu Hotel Yas Island Yas Leisure Dr, 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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 On the Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#19 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#27 Spa Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#28 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#30 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#40 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
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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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