Best - Mediterranean Night, the buffet spread is impressive and the food, particularly the appetizers, is delicious. Fresh squeezed orange juice at breakfast. For me the 4am song of the mullah was a nice cultural touch to a sadly over-westernized city.
Worst - In room complementary internet connection is very slow, making the use of my company-issued VPN virtually impossible. The hotel charged me for the IT-helpline calls. My colleague tried the business office internet connection and also reported it very slow. Swimming pool is too small for laps; my female colleague felt uncomfortable even in the gym.
Cultural (?) - Arriving at breakfast before my colleagues, as an unaccompanied female, resulted in stares from some male hotel guests. As an asian, the reception was friendly on the surface but a bit prejudiced underneath. Was originally given a room on the 2nd floor despite having reserved a superior room, which is advertised as being on the upper floors of the hotel. My colleagues received rooms on the 8th and 13 th floor. My usage of the mini-bar was checked upon check-out despite answering "no" in response to reception's question, but that of my two colleagues was not checked.
I stayed at the Millenium while attending a trade show at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC). The hotel is about a 30-45 minute drive from ADNEC during peak traffic hours.
The suite I occupied had 3 rooms including a very large and luxurious bathroom with a separate shower and bath.
Other rooms included a living room and bedroom with a king-sized bed. Both rooms featured large screen HD televisions though there is a very limited number of HD stations. Room also featured high-speed internet that was relatively easy to connect to.
I ate at two of the hotel restaurants and found the food to be adequate, but not quite 5-star level cuisine. The breakfast buffet in the front lobby restaurant was excellent and included in the price of my room, although that was not the case with everyone at the hotel and I'm aware that it was very expensive as a separate item. Alcohol is available at the restaurants.
I found the service excellent throughout my stay at both of the restaurants, the front desk, and the concierge. The staff is well-trained and helpful.
Only downside is the cost. During peak visiting periods such as major trade shows the rooms were $1200 USD per night.
The best place to be in terms of relaxing and lot of comfort. The 5 - star hotel, absolute customer focus oriented hotel, loved to stay in such a peaceful hotel.
Requested an early check-in but the hotel wasn't able to accommodate due to being full the night before. While I understand that this happens, knowing we had travelled 14 hours, we were given no assistance with storing luggage or what we should do while waiting. We paid for an expensive breakfast in the restaurant but no one came to tell us the rooms were ready until we went back to the check-in.
The rooms are nice for business class travel. Good location, Food is decent but not spectacular. Where they could improve is the service at check-in.