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Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate
Ranked #37 of 128 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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117 reviews
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“A good value layover option”
Reviewed January 12, 2013

Having stayed here twice, each time as a transit hotel, the Novotel Gate (don't get it confused with the other Novotel in the city, which is separately owned and operated) is good, clean and great value. It's isolation means there are no other food options nearby if you don't want to eat at the hotel.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Mumbai
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

was visiting a popular EXPO in Abu Dhabi. As usual all hotels were sold out. Novotel had just opened up. One of the best business rooms I have stayed in. Not only because it was new; but also because it was very practical right from charging your phone to connecting your laptop to the TV (my first)
the bar was excellent !
The breakfast was great ! quick. The staff was cordial ! ( a lot of them were trainees)
for business perspective the location was perfect (although dont expect to walk around the hotel). you need a taxi no matter what.
we checked out early on day of departure and then asked to use the shower before our flight ! the front desk was more than kind allowing us to do so
I am coming back for sure

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Lovely brand new hotel but unlike most novotels it didn't have a double sofa bed so although we had booked a room for 2 adults and 2 children it couldn't accommodate us, had to move out after the first night,so don't book if you have children.hotel is lovely nice pool and spa, restaurant was good however not all restaurants are open yet and is a bit far from the corniche and downtown malls. Agree with the other reviewers that taxi drivers don't know where it is so worth having it on your phone to show them.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Frankfurt, Germany
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2013

This new Novotel (opend Oct2012) is only 10min by taxi from the airport but (to) far from the city center. Unfortenly they do not offer any shuttle bus downtown yet (staff says its planned to marina mall to start during 2013) and also other details are not ready. the web corner (mentioned in the printed hotel information in the room) does not exist, at least wifi is free. also they do not provided any adaptors as they promise. good thing you can open the windows in the room a little bit which was also necessary as the air con did now work well eighter. very good bathroom with great overhead shower. nice pool area with a good swimming size pool, even heatet but the pool chairs are a bit to short. also its not opposite the grand mosque as in the description, you can see it on the horizon but its still about a 10min drive. if you plan do to a city bus tour anyway then start it right there as the big bus tour has a stop at the mosque and a taxi from the hotel there is much cheaper then downtown. if you arrive late or have a early flight its the perfect hotel to stay overnight but its just to far to the city center as long as they dont even offer a shuttlebus.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Prague, Czech Republic
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104 reviews
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Reviewed December 25, 2012

This hotel worked out very well as i was organising a meeting with delegates from europe, dubai and bahrain.

The new hotel has good general facilities and is very close to the airport (so you don't have to go through traffic into AD. The room was good, outside pool area very nice with many tables and 2 bars and professional and helpful staff.

The hotel is close to the shangri-la complex where there are a lot of restaurants and shops. You'll need this as there was only 1 restaurant open in the novotel. Otherwise it is quite far into town.

I had rented a meeting room for 5 people for one morning and was the first to use this room. Very good facilities, internet connection, projector and coffee breaks. Some kleenex tissues on the table would be good though.

I would book this hotel again for a 1 or 2 day meeting. If you stay longer or are in AD as a tourist you might want to book something in town

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 13, 2012

The hotel is lovely. Rooms are delightful and first class in all aspects. Location is not known by taxi drivers. The poolside bar is amazing with panoramic view, Staff are friendly and helpful. Only negative is food. Both the restaurant and room service breakfast are not good,  Not much options & the food quality was also below standard

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Doha, Qatar
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 9, 2012

This hotel has just opened recently, the room and everything are very clean and new.
The atmosphere is up to the standard of Novotel brand.
However, as this hotel is very new some of the taxi drivers didn't know the exact location of it and they tended to take you to the other Novotel downtown so you better have the map with you to be precise.
The location is near to the airport and also to the famous grand mosque, you can even have a glimpse of it from the room window. Nice place for a stop over or short stay in AbuDhabi. But if you're looking for a holiday here I would recommend you choose somthing else near corniche where beaches and malls are because riding all the way from Novotel to the city is quite far and a waste of time.
The staffs are very well trained and helpful throughout my stay.
The pool area looks nice but with a weird planning, it will be under shade all day. I don't know if they did this on purpose as I could see all arabic families enjoying their pool times without sun exposure. For sunseekers, big disappointment!
Anyhow it was a good stay for a short holiday.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate
Address: 34 St, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Abu Dhabi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #37 of 128 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
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Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate 4*
Number of rooms: 224
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4-star Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate hotel is ideally located at the end of the creek between Abu Dhabi Gate City and Bain Al Jessrain in Al Maqta area. Novotel Abu Dhabi Gate hotel offers the perfect stay for both business and leisure. ADNEC, Abu Dhabi Airport, Yas Water World, Ferrari World and Yas beach are all only 15-20 minutes from the hotel. Free high speed Wi-Fi is provided in all public areas and rooms Featuring 164 individually decorated modern yet spacious and comfortable superior rooms and 60 one bedroom suites with all kitchen facilities, 24-hour room service, minibar and safety deposit boxes. All rooms have a flat-screen LCD TV with satellite channels for in room entertainment Novotel also offers access to 7 meeting rooms, a 24-hour business center along with many dining experience in Belgian Cafe, Gabbiano Italian restaurant, Aroma cafe and Al Nasseem pool bar which features a hookah lounge and Arabic dining fare in the evenings. Horizon restaurant serves an extensive buffet breakfast with oriental specialties, and international buffet lunch and an Indian evening dinner buffet is offered with a wide variety of dishes from our Indian chefs. For the young ones there is a children's play area along with children's swimming pool and a temperature controlled outdoor swimming pool. At In Balance we have Sauna, Jacuzzi, Moroccan bath, Steam room and Spa services to relax and revitalize. ... more   less 
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