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“Had drinks here - worth the visit”
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Emirates Palace
Ranked #6 of 127 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Had drinks here - worth the visit”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Had a 24hr stop over in Abu Dhabi and stayed at the Intercontinental right beside the Emirates Palace Hotel. Took this opportunity to visit the second most expensive hotel ever built. The costs to build the hotel were 3.9 billion GBP - WOW. The hotel is simply lined with gold and marble everywhere. It is much a tourist attraction apart from being a hotel.

Had drinks in the Cavier bar and also Havanas Cigar Bar. Despite the opulence of this hotel i found the cost of drinks to be very reasonable. Cocktails 57 AED, pint of beer 50 AED, and in keeping with the theme of the hotel made of gold- Champagne with 24 cart gold shavings 120 AED.

I found the service was very attentive but not at all over bearing for the type of hotel it is. I would advise to visit during the day to have a good look around and go on and indulge and treat yourself while there. They have amazing cakes. If you are planning a trip coming up to Christmas they have one of the most expansively decorated Christmas trees...

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Hannover, Germany
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

I've stayed at many 5 star hotels before, but the Palace tops everything so far.
Service, value, the different interiors throughout the hotel are superb. The rooms and the room service are perfect; every individual wish can be met. The different restaurants are a must to try, also try the Arabian cuisine when there.
I'll certainly be staying there again. Enjoy your stay!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Aberdeen Scotland
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

From arrival to departure our 6 night stay was perfect.We both agreed that this is the best hotel we have ever stayed at for service and luxury.We were upgraded to a pearl room and the view over the pool area was lovely, although every room is beautiful only the view different. We tried the Chinese and the BBQ Restaurants which were both superb and at other times the Veldrome which we real enjoyed.The pool areas are superb and we were well looked after with cold towels and drinks and staff keen to know if we were enjoying the hotel and where we came from,all the staff seemed to be very proud of their hotel and rightly so.While in Abu Dhabi a must see is the Mosque, the building is the only place in the world where i think the beauty can make you emotional just to look at it, take the free guided tour and the guides will make your understanding of the building and all that it means all the more pleasurable.We will look forward to returning to the Emirates Palace some time in the future.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Germany
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Everybody goes out of their way to assist guests at this place. Service was espeacially great at the pools where pool boys were so quick to assist with setting up your loungers and umbrellas.

Also, if you want to play tennis, they will provide you with a cool box with ice cold water, Evian facial spray and cool towels, all for free and they carry the box to the tennis courts for you!

Food and rooms are as great as you would expect at a six-star hotel. I especially liked the huge bathrooms!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

Prepare to get lost finding your room. This place is fabulous and huge. But what a pleasant stay we had. The staff are just exceptional and everyone do their best to assist you in every manner. We stayed two nights in a Diamond room with a fantastic ocean view. These rooms are placed on the east wing close to the east swimming pool. This is the best pool for adults and I didn´t see any kids around. The west wing pool is more for families with children. If you want to change side you just have to wait a couple of minutes for the golf car to take you there. The free camel ride is on the west wing side, don´t miss it.
From the moment you check in you are treated as royalty. The check in process goes smoothly while you get cold water and local candy.
The beds are super comfy and some refreshments are free of charge in the mini bar. If there was anything to complain was the remote control that governs the whole room. It was either broken or with low batteries.
A special thanks to Roland who showed us the whole place with a golf car totally free of charge and to our butler Dipak who treated us great.
If you like supercars (Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Aston Martins) this is the place. Just go out to the main entrance mostly on the evenings and serve yourself. You are allowed to take pictures.
We visited Abu Dhabi in September and the air humidity was incredibly high. We couldn’t even walk short distances. The good thing is that taxi fares are very low. You don´t have to deal a fix price, just make sure they use the taxi meter.
Bon voyage!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Moenchengladbach
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

In June we stayed in the Emirates Palace for five days and it was really awesome. What can you say. Luxury, obviously, but with style- never had the feeling that it was too much. But especially we will never forget you, Prasanna, our Butler during our stay! You were very kind and helpful and you did a good job, you were alert and so friendly. And it was also nice talking. Wishing you ALL THE BEST for your future, with supporting your family back in India. Keep it up & thanks a lot! Karin and Ulrich

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Belfast
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2012

I recently stayed at this amazing hotel in Abu Dhabi. The hotel is absolutely beautiful, designed on a grand scale. Everything is opulent and ornate but also tasteful. It felt like something from The Arabian Nights Tales. The entire palace(and it is a palace) is meticulously kept, immaculately clean and fresh. Staff are courteous and helpful and service is simply perfect. The concierge team was pleasant,friendly and very helpful.
This is an unbelievably luxurious place to stay with private beach, wonderful spa , endless places to sit and relax or enjoy a coffee or cocktail.
There is a choice of restaurants and I didn't have time to try them all but those I ate in were most impressive, including the amazing Hakkasan Restaurant.
Must also mention our personal butler who was most helpful and polite.

Room Tip: Hotel is amazingly quiet. The staff seem to make no sound as they clean or go about their business.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Emirates Palace
Address: West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Abu Dhabi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#3 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#5 Spa Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#6 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#10 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#15 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Emirates Palace 5*
Number of rooms: 394
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