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Corniche Hotel Apartments
Ranked #122 of 128 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Reviewed November 24, 2011

I just got back to a trip to Abu Dhabi. My travel agent booked me into what i thought was the Hilton but i hadn't realised that it was called the Hilton Apartments. So after being dropped off at the Hilton i got a taxi to the apartments. I think it is very disengenuous for the Hilton brand to use their name to this complex. Its in he old part of Abu Dhabi close to many of the office complex but the hotel looks tired and well past its sell by date. I think even in the 60's this would have looked tired.
The internal decor is dated but parts of it are literally falling apart. Given i was there for one night it was just a bed to sleep in and in the morning, i checked myself into the Hilton down the road. I am not convinced that the apartments are good value and someone has to explain how they can charge these rates for what essentially is a tired beat up old building with Hilton ripping of customers who use the name for quality but in the Gulf it appears you can get away with it. I had a similar experience with the Four Point Sheraton in Dubai where you think it is Sheraton but once again you pay for something which isn't quite what you think.
I had a standard room which was quite basic, the bathroom had fixtures that were falling off. I never tried the restaurants as i slept the night and checked out the following morning. There is a pool on the roof which is a pool.
All in all, one to give a wide berth unless you are on a budget

Room Tip: Its not really a Hilton
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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syamkumar_11, Front Office Manager at Corniche Hotel Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to comment on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay.

We regret to hear your disaapointment with regrds to the hotel and it's interior decor. Your comments have been addressed to the management to take further necessary action. With regards to the bath room fixtures, please be assured that the issue has been discussed wth our chief engineer to corrective measures.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience which might have been caused and hope to welcome you back to the hotel next time you visit Abu Dhabi.

Yours sincerely

Syam Kumar

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Reviewed November 20, 2011

Stayed here for 5 nights, Staff very friendly and helpful. We had an upgrade to a suite which was huge decoration a little tired but you have to remember it is a city hotel. Breakfast plenty of choice. Ideal location taxi to the malls only between 10 -15 dirhams £2-3. I would definately stay here again.

Room Tip: Do visit the mosque, go to the cornish beach to top up your tan payable 10 dirhams 25 for a sunbead...
  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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syamkumar_11, Front Office Manager at Corniche Hotel Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to write a comment on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us.

We are pleased to know that you had an enjoyable stay with us and many thanks for your kind words about excellent service and friendliness of our team members.

we look forward to welcome you again during your next visit to Abu Dhabi.

Yours sincerely

Syam Kumar
Front Desk Manager

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Reviewed November 12, 2011

good place to spend yours vacation in the heart of the city, the Hilton Corniche Hotel Apartments is within walking distance of the business district, just 0.5 miles from the center of Abu Dhabi and 21 miles from Abu Dhabi Airport. The suites are large
The hotel has a Guest Lounge with 4 PCs and wireless internet access.

Enjoy international dishes and Gulf views at the Hamptons Restaurant or pop into Café Cappuccino for coffee in the Hilton Corniche Hotel Apartments Lobby.

The Hilton Hotel has rooftop pool and gym. Relax with a massage or a sauna. Let trained stylists change your hairstyle in the hair salon. Enjoy retail therapy in the shopping malls half an hour from the hotel. Relax at the Hilton Beach Club 3 miles away.

Enjoy a Hilton Room with a city view or step up to a Suite with a sea view. The Hilton Corniche Hotel Apartments Junior Suites and Suites have kitchenettes.

Room Tip: take the room in the higher floor. you can have view of the city from there with
  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 9, 2011

I stayed in the hotel for a week. It really does not do justice to the Hilton brand. The hotel is outdated and in need of refurbishment. Rooms are of a nice size, but everything just seems as if it is waiting for someone to come along and really do a redesign and redecorate! The service is good and the staff are generally very friendly and helpful. Meals are reasonable - although I must say that I mostly had breakfast there.

Note that there is no bar in the hotel, which means no alcohol if you do drink as well as no nightlife. The hotel is well sited and taxis are available to and from all areas of Abu Dhabi. For business, at a reasonable cost, I would go again. Would I stay there if visiting Abu Dhabi on holiday - no - rather look at the hotels where there is nightlife and so on.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled on business
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syamkumar_11, Front Office Manager at Corniche Hotel Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to write a comment on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us.

We are pleased to know that that our loaction is convenient for all your needs and many thanks for your kind words about excellent service and friednliness of our team members. Please be informed that we are not licenced to serve alcohol as per classiffication of the hotel.

we look forward to welcome you again during your next visit to Abu Dhabi.

Yours sincerely

Syam Kumar
Front Desk Manager

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Reviewed November 1, 2011

I don't normally write a bad review, but on this occasion I feel I have to.
The hotel pictures on various websites make it look better than it physically is. The staff were polite and helpful, but the hotel felt unclean and in need of refurbishment.

Majority of the taxi drivers in Abu Dhabi don't know where the hotel is, and they often confuse this hotel with the Hilton Abu Dhabi and Bayunah.

The breakfast was OK. I preferred only to eat breakfast here. One member of staff was rather rude as she tried to charge me for my nephew's breakfast and I complained to the reception about it. The reception said they sorted it out, but when I checked out they tried to charge me for one breakfast. After showing them my reservation from Hilton and my travel agent (Octopus Travel), they apologised and was eventually put back right.

I stayed in the MIllennium Hotel which is on Khalifa Street in April 2011, which is around the corner from this hotel and I would suggest staying there instead - but it will cost a bit more.

I won't be staying here again, as I did not feel welcome. The hotel beds were good, rooms cleaned and towels changed daily but some parts of the hotel felt like you lived in the 80s.

The swimming pool was average, we used the sauna which was compact but very good.

Getting a normal taxi from the front of the hotel can take time, so I walked to Khalifa Street towards Pizza Hut and hailed taxi's on the main road there.

If you're looking for an average place to stay then this is your place, If you want a bit more luxury, then look elsewhere

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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syamkumar_11, Front Office Manager at Corniche Hotel Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to comment on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay.

Firstly on a positive note, many thanks for your kind words about the politeness and helpfulness of our team members and sorry to hear about the difficulties in finding the location and confusion on breakfast charges. .

Please be informed that all three Hilton hotels are located in the corniche road. However, with different names like we are called as Hilton Corniche Hotel Apartments and others are Hilton Abu Dhabi and Hilton Baynunah.

With regards to the confusions on charges about breakfast and behaviour of the team member we have discussed with our Food & Beverage Manager and necessary action has been taken.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience which might have been caused and hope to welcome you back to the hotel next time you visit Abu Dhabi.

Yours sincerely

Syam Kumar

Front Desk Manager

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Reviewed October 15, 2011

The hotel is outdated, clean, functional and in a great location. If you are worried about the decor...don't be as the rooms have everything you need. The gym is well equipped and very clean. The pool is rooftop and nothing special but cools you down! The service is great (except for Friday parking..there is no one there to do it!), everyone is lovely. Breakfast was well prepared and vast array of food. It is a good hotel, walking distance to nightlife and there are buses to the malls. We got an upgrade and the suites were huge!

Room Tip: Pay the extra 30 dirham for an upgrade!
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

I stayed here on the way to Kuwait for a few days. I found this hotel which I picked from the web to excellent. Close to the beach(it has its own beach club for guests with snack bars and other eating outlets plus pool and beach swimming. Also close to the Hop on Hop off bus route for easy sightseeing and walks or bike rides along the waterfront . Wish i had stayed longer which I will next time.

Room Tip: Large rooms good decor with breakfast HUGE included
  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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syamkumar_11, Front Office Manager at Corniche Hotel Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2011

Thank you for taking the time to write a comment on Trip Advisor regarding your recent stay with us.

We are pleased to know that you had an enjoyable stay with us and found that our loaction is convenient for your all needs.

we look forward to welcome you again during your next visit to Abu Dhabi.

Yours sincerely

Syam Kumar
Front Desk Manager

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Additional Information about Corniche Hotel Apartments

Address: Behind Khalifa Street, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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 Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #122 of 128 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Price Range: $165 - $1,350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 187
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Soak up the sea view from the large opening windows of this traditional 29m² room. Get to work at the desk or keep in touch with internet access. Some rooms have a kitchenette, dining table and chairs or a marble bathroom. Spoil yourself with in-room magazines and newspapers. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hilton Abu Dhabi
Hilton International Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Hilton

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