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
- 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