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“MUST GO.. ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sheraton Khalidiya Hotel
Ranked #86 of 131 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“MUST GO.. ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

One of the best hotels ive stayed in.
Firstly the welcoming was very warm by staff and the cystal chandeliers and view of the lobby are to die for.

the room was fantastic too. Very homely and spacious bathroom. Refrigerator and microwave was included within the room and complimentary gifts were good too. Included a comb (",)

Only negative about room is that wifi was not included in price unless used on the hotel television. And also city view consisted of a building site to the right but a beautiful mosque to the right.

Outdoor area was very nice, very relaxing.

foodnis very pricey but buffet was amazing, well worth the price.

Room Tip: City view consists of a building site
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary
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49 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

This was a business trip, good location easy access to everything you would want to see. Hotel has great amenities, good buffet, room service was excellent, laundry service was excellent., beds are comfortable

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CocoLoco69
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Farnham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
103 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2013

Stayed here as it is local to the offices I was visiting in Ruwi.

Nice hotel, rooms I bit basic, but clean & tidy.
Not the quietest of hotels (walls a bit thin, doors easy to slam etc.) but more than acceptable.

Room service is very efficient and portions are huge!
Can't comment as to the restaurants, as mainly ate out with others.

Staff are very helpful and can offer many suggestions as to what to do / where to go etc.

All in all, would defiantly stay again for business.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Nick H
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

I liked this Hotel we stayed for 3 nights and found all staff helpful and friendly, the English bar was a welcome relief for my husband who could finally enjoy a pint of Stella and the food was great too. Room service was fast friendly and very reasonable (this coming from someone who wasnt sure about exchange rates and values before travelling) The only downside was the rooftop pool was not heated. As a family we would stay here again the room was comfortable and provided all you needed after a day exploring.

Room Tip: get the a/c so that you can set it yourself as automatic is a pain during the night if you feel the...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank dawn h
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Szczecin, Poland
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55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2013

I lived there for a few days in a room on the 15th floor. Above I had a rooftop pool. Small, with cold water and a few chairs. The rooms themselves rather standard sizes, but with one small window (also leaking - a wind blowing). Thus, in a dark room. But the sight very attractive. Food is a big plus of this hotel - delicious, every day something new. Kitchen Arabic, Asian, Indian. Large selection. Nice location - close to everywhere on foot or by taxi. At the bottom of a large pub with a beer and strong alcohol. The hotel staff friendly, the pub staff very rude. But it's hard - it was not bad.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Premol
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Los Angeles, California
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230 reviews
173 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

This hotel was recommended by the local colleagues for my stay during a business trip. For the business trip, it proved to be a good choice. However, having been to Abu Dhabi before, for purposes of a vacation, I would go with another property. While on the business trip, we had the service of the company car and taxis, but otherwise I would want to be in a location that were more conducive to walking (yes, I do realize it gets very hot in some seasons).

The hotel lobby was rather luxurious, though check-in is on a higher floor. The hotel restaurant serves a tremendous variety of offerings for breakfast. The room service breakfast was extraordinary with its variety of offerings, choices and quantity. While intended for just one person, it could have fed an army.
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The service at the front desk was quick, welcoming and responsive. The room was like a room at US Sheraton, or Hilton, or Marriott, meaning dependably good, but not out of the ordinary. It was a very nice room, though. The bathroom was clean and rather upscale. There were slippers and bathrobes available in the room.

Overall, this was a nice hotel for business purposes, in particular.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank JasmineMarti
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

This is a large hotel situated midway between the Corniche and the Khalidiya Mall. It is about a 10min stroll to either one.
Rooms are clean and quite comfortable, if not particularly modern or bright. Rooms don't really match up to the opulent reception areas. Entrance areas to each room obviously once contained kitchenettes, but these are no longer in existence, although the cupboards are still there as is some of the plumbing under the counters. Perhaps there are plans to develop these areas into something more practical and more appealing. Wifi is available in rooms, but I still don't understand why hotels have to charge such ridiculous rates for this service. In this day and age wifi should come as standard with each room. Housekeeping staff are cheerful however.
Sound proofing between rooms is not that great depending on how raucous your neighbours are and the corridors from the lifts are somewhat dark and dingy.
There is quite a wide choice for breakfast. Interestingly, the staff serving breakfast vary considerably in attitude & efficiency. Their productivity increased dramatically when a Manager was on hand to monitor activity. A special 'well done' should go to the chef behind the hot counter, who was enthusiastic, humorous and very professional each morning.
I'm not sure what to make of the reception staff. They were quite pleasant when you approached them, but they rarely looked up as you were passing and seemed to spend considerable time engrossed in the mobile phones.
All that said, this hotel is ok, if you need to stay in this particular area. I'm not sure that I would really want to rush back as I've stayed in better hotels in Abu Dhabi in the past.

Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Sheraton Khalidiya Hotel
Address: Khalidiya Zayed The First St, Abu Dhabi 6727, 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 Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#71 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Sheraton Khalidiya Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 285
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sheraton Khalidiya Hotel, Abu Dhabi is a luxury hotel located in the heart of the Abu Dhabi the capital where luxury and style are mixed with traditional values of hospitality and respect. The hotel has close proximity to the "Corniche" which is one of the main attractions of the capital as well as close to the main business districts and the famous shopping malls such as Abu Dhabi Mall, AlKhalidiyah Mall which makes it a perfect venue for leisure and business travellers. After going through a major renovation, this luxurious boutique hotel welcomes the travellers with home away from home feeling. Our 284 guest rooms with state of the art technology, wireless Internet in a cozy and chic furniture will ensure that you will have the real Sheraton experience with us. Other facilities and features which include a rooftop swimming pool, fitness center is a great option to re-energize and rebuild your body during your stay. ... more   less 
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