I stayed at Le Royal Meridien Hotel, Abu Dhabi for a week at the end of November 2010 with my husband.
As we had booked a Club Room we were picked up at the airport and taken directly to the hotel where check in was quick and smooth. Our Club bedroom was large and well maintained with a view over the pool.
As previous reviewers have commented, the Club Lounge doesn’t exist. Having stayed at Le Royal Meridien Hotel and the Grosvenor House Hotel in Dubai in Club rooms we were expecting a lounge purely for Club Room residents only. This Club lounge is just part of a public piano lounge area where the staff were more interested in serving other visitors to the lounge. We were always kept waiting and were never made to feel welcome. The drinks available was very restricted and generally the quality and selection of canapés available differed greatly each night. The extra cost for the club room was not worth it at this hotel.
As we arrived quite late at night, we had room service on our first night which was very good. Other than room service, we only ate in the buffet restaurant when it served a seafood themed buffet which was excellent. There was very limited information in the bedroom and around the hotel about the restaurants. Promotion of the hotel restaurants was very poor and as a result we ate out in the city most nights.
The pool area was well maintained and there were lots of sun loungers and towels. The only down side with the pool area is the number of high rise buildings which constantly put shade over the pool area so you end up chasing the sun.
This hotel is in a great position for a city break with shopping malls and restaurants on the door step and is very close to the Corniche.
- 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