Le Meridien Abu Dhabi
What We Love
- Making the most of your all-inclusive board basis with access to nine restaurants and bars
- Staying just a short walk away from the hotel’s private beach
- Treating yourself to a sea view to take in impressive vistas
What To Know
- Tennis courts are highly-coveted, be sure to book ahead of time
- Rooms are a bit dated, but clean and comfortable
- Free WiFi works well (and is even known to reach the beach)
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Head to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the largest of the seven emirates, and you’ll find plenty to compete with its luxury neighbour, Dubai. During your stay here, you can ride the fastest rollercoaster in the world or marvel at the 82 domes and 24-carat gold gilded chandeliers of one of the world’s largest mosques. With nine restaurants and bars of its own, the luxury Le Méridien Abu Dhabi’s grand scale fits right in. When you’re not exploring the city, retreat to your guest room, decorated by local artists and luxury linens, or switch off in the glass-domed spa with its own indoor waterfall. Greek, Thai, Italian and English cuisines are also catered for in its pretty dining village and gardens. For anything else, you’ll find the city’s business district and Abu Dhabi’s Marina Mall within walking distance.
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Stayed there due to proximity to so e business event I'm attending and due to a good rate offered.
The hotel is old which you will note once you walk around it to the spa, resturants and other facilities.
The rooms were okay. I think the hotel was partly renovated so ask for a renovated room.
The first room I check had an issue with a/c and it was changed within 2 hours of check-in. The pilews in the second had a funny smell and I was provided by additional two as replacement.
The breakfast was decent.
All in all the hotel is okay.
I booked 8 rooms, only 1 room was ready and the rest was ready by around 4-5pm, only because we keep chasing reception. They didn't bother calling us to advise the status.
Upon registration, we realized that my nanny forgot her wallet hence cannot provide her ID so I emailed a copy to them, the copy was clear but the reception supervisor insisted that they cannot accept it due to fine the CID will impose to them and he said he cannot allow my nanny to check in which is outrageous. Does not even give me a solution just keep on insisting about the fine, I was stress already, the hotel was busy, I have a hungry toddler but there was only 2 or 3 of them at the check in and the supervisor was not accommodating at all and very rude. After long discussion he said, I cannot register my nanny if without an ID which is fine for me since the reception clerk was the once insisting to register every person.
I requested two interconnecting rooms for me and my family and it was given, I have paid upfront for the 2 rooms as per the standard rate I booked but after about 2 hours i got a call from the reception asking me to pay more, I said I paid the correct amount and asked them to check as it was a mistake.
The rest of the 6 rooms for my friends were given around 5pm, one or two rooms smells cigarette so we requested change but took them a while to change.
One of my friend has bad experience with the swimming trainer, he was rude asking my friend and their children to leave the pool as he has an on-going swimming lesson. He could have told them nicely.
The main stress was when we check out. I realized that the extra amount they are charging me was because the reception staff has given me a seaview room which she didnt informed me upon check in. I thought since the hotel was busy, that is the only available room. I didnt ask for an upgrade and was not advised from check in. The mere fact that she charged me and I paid standard rate is a proof that I booked for standard room and shouldn't be paying extra since it was their decision/mistake to give me seaview and I dont need a seaview! IT took me around 30 mins explaining this to the manager as she was insisting me to pay for the difference amount of AED52 for a mistake done by the reception staff! She was not accommodating at all, very rude and no consideration at all that I made a group booking of 8 ROOMS at the hotel and I am a Marriot Silver elite status. The treatment was very rude! Me and my friends will never come back to the property at all!
During holiday season, it is not a good idea to visit this hotel as they have less staff to cater the needs of the guests, there is always long line at the reception and concierge. The breakfast buffet was horrible, there was no table to accommodate our group, it was very full, few staff, refill was slow etc.
Someone has pooped at the swimming pool as well and they didnt clean it immediately, it was disgusting not checking if kids are wearing swimming diapers!
Overall, it was stressful staying with them.
Generally I had a very pleasant stay at this hotel except trying to book a room over the phone was a nightmare!
Living in the Emirates, being a fairly regular guest at this hotel and an SPG member I thought that I would get a more beneficial rate per night of stay by ringing and making the booking. It took 3 days of calling the hotel and being past from pillar to post with nobody really knowing what they were doing or who to pass me on to. I tried ringing at different times in the day as well. I eventually got through to someone in Room Reservations called Eric, who was fairly helpful but could not offer me any discounted rates, not did he apologise. He was able to book me in for a room that I wanted.
On arrival at the hotel, the receptionist, Camille was both very helpful and polite, however it took some minutes to get checked in. Camille did not apologise either for my booking problems. She did arrange for me to speak to the Front of House Manager, Arushi. Arushi came to speak to me in the evening in the Club Lounge. She did apologise for my room reservation fiasco but offered me no compensation for the room reservation fiasco. She did explain that Le Meridien and two other hotel groups had a come together and correspondingly so had their room reservations departments.
Nothing else went wrong during my stay.
Best place to be in town
Was there few days back with my family in there Papagallo restaurant, and despite the restaurant was soo busy, we can see only two staffs in the whole restaurant. But was very impressed, with the work of Anil, the way he was handling and dealing with the customers was soo professional, and a charm & smile in his face while welcoming other customers was simply outstanding.
We also noticed some guests next to our table being unhappy with the delay in service for their food, and when Anil came to know about it, he just approached to the table and apologies to the guests and offered them some breads to start there meal with. The way he handled the whole situation really was very impressive and professional and the customer felt very happy after that and appreciated his gesture.
And also we received a very good service from the staff and there thin crushed Margarita Pizzaz are so delicious. We will definitely come back with lovely staff around this place.
And I like to thank to whole team of Le meridian .First Chandra front office,letast recipe William,Shadath,mani,iliaz, asfraf,sunil from bech restaurant and lifeguard sunil,and Mustafa from nrg. Farhad from pappagalo.
Once again I like to thank yhanks, Mr.Anil and nsrla maniteja to make my stay happy and joyful looking forward see you soon all.
Best of luck all of you.
Overall we had a great stay.
1)The reception is very receptive, especially Aldrin. Also, great Room Service.
2) Special mention for the duty manager (Asma) she really made us feel very welcomed and valued, we faced a chaotic situation at the time of checking out and she assisted us as promptly as possible. Thanks for all the help!
3) Maryann from sales accommodated us at a very short notice- we really appreciate the overall interaction with her.
4) Room was perfect and so was the view.
1) Buffet breakfast—we literally survived our 3 days only on omelettes and fruits coz of the limited options.
2) The srilankan chef ( omelette counter) was very rude. I asked him to make me an omelette in a certain way and he turned down my request replying he dosent understand what I an trying to say. Thats fine. But, I hope he can be a bit more polite to his customers.
3) Beach - Not clean, it was really smelling.
4) Internet access was a struggle.