This was the second time we came to stay at Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi in the frame of the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon.
It is located conveniently to go for a morning run alongside the beach road (the Corniche).
Food & Beverages:
The generous breakfast times during week days until 10:30am and 11:30am on weekends allow you to take all the time you need at the buffet offering an extensive variety of literally all you would expect at a buffet. I could not think of anything missing. We did not try the lunch buffet but dinner buffet at "The Garden" was just as perfect including the desserts. You should absolutely try their Lemon Ice Tea with a blend of fresh mint!
If you are more into Pizza and Pasta then "Spaccanapoli" is your place to go at the hotels mezzanine floor. Here I've seen the longest pizza ever (1 meter long) which was tempting, but following the triathlon I opted for "Pizza all you can eat" :) Authentic taste is all I can say!
The rooms are spacious, very clean and the beds are so comfortable!
The hotel's staff is helpful and very friendly making you feel welcome.
During our stay they were conducting a routine test of the fire alarm system, which was announced via loudspeaker by a non-native english speaking voice. We met an old lady on the corridor who was puzzled because all she understood was "fire alarm". I explained it was only a test. It would help having a native speaker (even if recorded) do the announcement of the test. The strong accent of the announcing voice is really difficult to understand.
All in all the service, quality of food and beverages and level of comfort is great and absolutely recommendable. We'll be back again next year. Looking forward to it already.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi is an upscale hotel conveniently located in the city centre, just minutes away from the Corniche, main shopping districts and key business locations. The hotel provides friendly personalised service and a range of facilities from wifi access, Health and Spa facilities. For holiday makers, the hotel offers competitive prices & facilities. The 18 metre long roof top pool offers skyline views & an opportunity to exercise or relax.The hotel boasts and excellent array of Restaurants, Bars and LoungesHeroes, Abu DHabi's best Sportsbar in the basement; Cho Gao, Award-winning non smoking SE Asian Restaurant - Bar and Lounge, ground floor; Spaccanapoli, Abu Dhabi's favourite Italian with the famous one metre Pizza on the Mezzanine floor; Cappuccino's, the Cafe on the 1st floor offering Snacks and pastries;The Garden, the international Buffet Restaurant on the 9th floor;Vincent's Cigar lounge on the 9th floor;Level Lounge Chill out Bar by the pool on the RooftopBanquet and Meeting space is available for up to 400 Persons. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abu Dhabi Crowne Plaza