After enduring a long international flight and being up for over 36 hours, we decided to stay in Abu Dhabi rather than push on to our final destination in Al Ain. Novotel was offering a good rate for the night so we choose this hotel. Once we checked-in the troubles began. The A/C was not functioning well so we called for maintenance. They responded quickly, but after a short while it was obvious that the room was not cooling down. In the meantime we ordered some food from room service hoping to get something better than airline food. We called maintenance again and again they quickly responded. It took a while for the food to be delivered, but we wished it had never been ordered. All three of our meals were awful. We fell asleep dog tired. The A/C never cooled down the room and by 6:30 am it was too hot to sleep.
Now the pleasant part - The rooms are very nice with comfortable beds and a bath with a separate shower that you won't want to get out of for a long time.
I discussed our problems with the manager and he more than satisfactory made up for our misery. The next time we need a place to stay in Abu Dhabi, we will go back to the Novotel. I always appreciate a place that goes out of the way to right a wrong.
- 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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