Stopped for 4 nights whilst on business in Abu Dhabi.
I was put in a newly renovated room with a view over the Corniche and out to the Gulf. The room was very well decorated, big flat screen, sofa and all the usuals. Only drawbacks were: you have to pay for internet access at outrageous rates (even the lowly, nearby Novotel throws that in for free - I'd expect better from the Royal Meridien) and the design of the bathroom means that you need to build a wall with towels to avoid flooding the whole bathroom when you shower (I think this is a design glick as it doesn't look like its meant to be a wet room).
The Royal Meridien has decided to close its outdoor pool all summer to allow it to put up an Iftar tent. Unfortunately that just leaves the very small indoor pool which is only really of interest to kids. The gym is also smaller than I'd expected from such a big 5* hotel.
The hotel does however have some of the best selection of places to eat and drink in AD.
Would not hesitate to stay again - at the right price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rediscover Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi, as the city's long-standing landmark re-emerges, transformed. Conceived over 2 decades ago by the ruling Royal family of Abu Dhabi, the hotel retains its distinctive avant garde exterior, that resembles an eye when seen from above. Strategically located in the heart of the city's commercial district, the hotel is within a 20 minute drive to all areas of Abu Dhabi and just a walk away from major corporations, shopping, parks and the Corniche. Curious minds are awakened by the Arrival Artwork as guests enter and discover the Hub, Le Meridien's re-interpretation of the traditional hotel lobby, where they are immediately transported into a stimulating space. Recently renovated, the hotel's redesign is inspired by both its European roots and its local heritage. Curated art in the hotel inspires a new perspective and discovery continues at check-in with Unlock Art, where guests receive a limited-edition room key designed exclusively by an LM100 artist, which also allows guests to receive exclusive benefits at a local cultural institution. The 202 spacious guest rooms and 74 lavish suites reveal the city's skyline and coast with panoramic views and feature contemporary, chic design and Le Meridien signature beds. The hotel's transformation also made it the culinary destination in the city, providing a fresh palate of tastes, including the first Jean-Georges Restaurant- Market Kitchen, the city's only revolving lounge bar and grill - Stratos- with 360 degree views of Abu Dhabi, coffee culture brought to life with Illy and the only authentic Irish pub - PJ O Reilly's- in the city. The hotel boasts 10 restaurants and bars offering best in class culinary exploration. With 8 meeting spaces that can accommodate up to 1,300 attendees, Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi's conference facilities provide ample room to encourage creative interaction and forward thinking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi Hotel Abu Dhabi
- Meridien Abu Dhabi
- Abu Dhabi Meridien