We booked a two night stay at the Novotel, and from experiences around the globe staying with Accor had a reasonable idea of what to expect. Rooms are fairly spacious with views of lagoon or partial desert and reclaimed land under development. It's fairly new and the hotel public areas large and capable of dealing with numerous people. This is where you begin to feel a little ripped off. The Novotel normally a 4 star is located right next door to the ibis normally a 3 star and yet the guests at both share the same breakfast hall the Same pool and the same bar pool, which invariably leaves you feeling slightly duped. Rooms are a good standard, and well furnished and staff were attentive and helpful. Location wise you will need a car as Abu dhabi city is some 10 to 15 minutes away to the corniche and whilst the hotel does have a pool you have to be up with the sparrows to gain any sunshine as the pool deck is in the shade at this time of year from around 10 till 1700, so in summer when the temperature is at its highest I was told its very hot, suggesting design flaw on hotel angles to the sun.
- 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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