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“Amazing”
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Emirates Palace
Ranked #7 of 128 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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“Amazing”
Reviewed July 3, 2013

This hotel is out of this world. The staff are so helpful , nothing is too much trouble.
The food is fabulous , we especially enjoyed the BBQ restaurant .
The pool areas were never crowded .
I want to go back very very soon

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2013

The good things about this hotel:
1) You'll never get bored in this place, there are so much things to do!
2) Very nice pool and beach area
3) Kid-friendly
4) Gym has ample machines and is open 24 hours
5) Thoughtful arrangements (cake and balloons in the room) on my son's birthday.

The things that aren't that good:
1) Very touristic, it feels like you are entering a museum as you walk through the hotel
2) Rooms are not that luxurious as I thought (I prefer the rooms at the St. Regis Saadiyat)
3) Again, my high expectation on food wasnt met, buffet restaurant doesnt have much variety to choose from and it has a dress code!
4) Our room requirements were not met despite of communicating this to the hotel upon reservation, I requested for connecting rooms (or at least rooms that are next/close to each but end up occupying rooms that are in both ends (well, at least they are on the same floor/wing!)

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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10 reviews
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

our whole staying in the emirates palace was an amazing experience!! we didnt even had to check in, they did everything for us! they took us to our room while showing us around. the hotel is so big and so luxurious that you just want to stay in all day and explore the place! The pool area was huuuuge with palm trees everywhere and a great pool bar. the staff was very friendly and helpful. Overall, our staying in the emirates palace was an unforgettable experience! its totally worth it staying there!!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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111 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2013

As summer arrives and temperatures rise in the UAE, the number of guests at this magnificent hotel diminishes, which means fantastic offers on prices, quiet pools and beach as well as a sense of an opulent retreat which may have been made just for you. Yes, it is grand and overwhelming, gold glitters everywhere and the marble decor is definitely over the top, which reminds one that this is not a mere hotel, but indeed a palace.

Expect attentive costumer service, a personal butler on call, staff which are pleasant without invading your privacy. The room we stayed in (coral -king size) was huge and as opulently decorated as the rest of the hotel. The bed was extremely comfortable, the mini-bar well stocked, luxuriously soft bathrobes and velvety slippers provided.

The hotel is HUGE, so it depends on which wing (east/west) you're staying, it may take you about 5 minutes to walk to the main dome and the restaurant where the most excellent breakfast is served. There is a golf car to take you from one pool to the other and a Bedouin tent with camels and Arabic coffee served by the beach.

I am not sure if I could stay in this hotel for a long period, as one is not used to such a grand range of commodities, however as a nice treat Emirates Palace made me feel like royalty!

Room Tip: The East wing is next to the kids pool, and the West next to the adults pool, so request a room base...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Emirates Palace is by far the most luxurious, opulent, lavish hotel I have ever laid my eyes on. It is mind blowingly massive. The hotel building itself stretches over 1km and then you have the grounds which we likened to a small city, with numerous pools and exceptional restaurants on site. You literally need a golf buggy to get from either side of the hotel. We only stayed for one night while transitting to Europe for our wedding and when the (outstanding) staff observed the rather large bridal dress bag we were carrying we were upgraded to a suite. The suite was amazing with separate dining area complete with a large silver bowl overflowing with fresh fruit, lounge room equipped with high end entertainment system, study with its own computer, master bedroom with huge bed and luxurious linen, a walk in robe, marble bathroom and of course a guest bathroom! The suite was appointed with the finest furniture and materials you'll ever see. There aren't enough words to truly describe how extraordinary this hotel actually is, you positively must see it for yourself as an at least 'once in a lifetime' experience.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dubai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed June 29, 2013

I was in Emirates palace couple of weeks ago and overall I had a very good stay.

What I Like about the Hotel
- Food
Food is just to die for…. I’ve tried many dishes and all of them very delicious. Even though its bit expenses compare to what you pay in a 5 star hotel in Abu Dhabi, its totally worth the money. ( do yourself a favor and try the coconut and date macaroon in the coffee shop, you will not regret).
- Interior of the building
I’ve been to many hotels for the past couple of years but never felt this amazed by the interior of the building. Where ever you walk, you will find something unique. If you are into photography (like me  ) , you will be very busy.
- Pool
The pool area was enormous ( honestly I felt I’m in a water park rather than in a Hotel pool) and there are many different water rides which you can enjoy.
- Staff
All the staff ( except for the front desk) was really helpful and will do their best to make your holiday as pleasant as possible.

What I didn’t like about the Hotel
- Reception staff
Checked in process was not SO GOOD. I’ve noted that they offer a coffee and a fresh towel for all the guest that checked it, but I didn’t get any. This may be a minor thing but the first impression last for a long time. And the staff who took me to the room didn’t had any interest to have a genuine conversation ( I felt she was reading something from a guidebook rather than talking to a guest).
- Coffee/ tea making facilities in the room
As previous reviews have highlighted there are no coffee/ tea making facilities in the room. I still can’t understand the reason behind this….

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is by far one of the most outstanding Hotels of the world with service and opulence second to none. Its a little overwhelming to be honest. Your own butler etc will walk you to one of the hotel wings and provide you with a map - yes its that big its easy to become lost. Greet your private security guard on the way through.
This place is very breathtaking and I would have liked to stay a touch longer. A long soak in the tub helped after all of our Euro tours etc. Dont forget to check out the 'gold bar' vending machines (yes you read correctly) in the foyer in case you have nothing to spend your thousands of dollars on!
Breakfast buffet was magnificent. The Palace is a great stop over for a few days to unwind - but of course bring your cheque book!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#6 Spa Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#7 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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