Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
What We Love
- The Sofitel So Spa, which has five treatment rooms, a sauna and steamroom, and two hammams with private baths
- Club Rooms and Suites include access to the two-story Club Millesime Lounge for free breakfast, afternoon tea and evening canapés
- The hotel is a short drive from both Yas Island and Saadiyat Island
What To Know
- A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- The rooftop swimming pool gets the sun only for a few hours a day, between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., and it can get very windy
- Frequented by the conference crowd and business types during the week (Sunday to Thursday)
- Although the views are excellent, the rooms have no balconies
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Inspired by the paintings of 20th-century French artist Pierre Soulages, known as “the painter of black,” the palette running through the hotel is almost exclusively monochrome; reproductions of Soulages’s paintings, predominantly composed of bold black brush strokes, hang on the walls throughout the hotel. Walk into the glittering, high-ceilinged lobby on a busy Thursday evening and you’ll be struck by the Gallic elegance of this traditional five-star hotel.
Bed and Bath
The black-and-white theme carries through to the guestrooms, the addition of a beige swirl to the patterned carpet being the only exception. Each room has a Soulages print on the wall. The beds, which have floor-to-ceiling leather headboards, are firm and extremely comfortable, but the highlight is the bathrooms. Separated by a sliding screen, they feature freestanding tubs, powerful rain showers and designer toiletries (Lanvin in standard rooms, Hermès in premium rooms). Rooms don’t have balconies, but they all overlook the Corniche.
There are numerous options for dinner and drinks. Thai restaurant Silk & Spice has sunken tables and offers traditional kneel-down service; La Mer specializes in seafood from the gulf. Tea and Arabic pastries are served at the Le Café lobby lounge, and the Corniche All Day Dining spot offers Arabic and European buffet dishes. Sip cocktails at Jazz ‘N’ Fizz, a piano bar with a cigar bar and live Cuban band. The Sofitel So Fit gym provides gym nuts with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, a selection of free weights and the option of a personal trainer, while the intimate So Spa has five treatment rooms, two hammams, a sauna and a steamroom, and an extensive spa menu incorporating products from Carita and Cinq Mondes.
In the Area
The location provides easy access not only to the small restaurants and cafés lining the seafront but also to the superb restaurants in the city’s many five-star properties. Take a short taxi journey to the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers and visit the Abu Dhabi outpost of London seafood restaurant Scott’s, which is on a jetty jutting out into the Persian Gulf, or visit Chinese restaurant Hakkasan at the regal Emirates Palace. Both Yas Island, home to the Formula 1 circuit, and Saadiyat Island are a short drive from the hotel. Visit the Manarat Al Saadiyat cultural center and explore one of its four galleries, or enjoy 18 holes on the Gary Player–designed Saadiyat Beach Golf Club.
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My wife and I had a great week at Sofitel Corniche in Abu Dhabi. This was made possible by the excellent service and kindness of the entire team working there. They all showed an incredible attention to us. Their professionalism and attention to details made our staying very pleasant. The hotel is perfectly located to reach all the best places and restaurants. Breakfast is rich and of very good quality
We spent one week here in Abu Dhabi. Its worth of upgrade to luxury room in 22th floor with a seawiev (125 aud/day). If you staying here choose half-board (breakfast AND dinner). Dinner menu variates every evening from french, mediterranean, seafood, indirn and so. And if you lucky, You get to your waiter Hamad. Superior service every evening and breakfast. Special thanks also to Butlers Michelle and superfast Lama!
This is my third stay here, and while the furniture is unfortunately showing wear & tear, the service is impeccable- except for the breakfast service: need to be more attentive and welcoming. Took me ages-again on this 3rd visit as last times- to get my coffee served. Had to get up and ask for it mystlf- for both of my cups!! Not acceptable considering it was not particularly busy with adetstaff on hand.
Please pay attention to this, otherwise great place to relax after a long day. The poolside restaurant is perfect for both groups if colleagues and also women like myself traveling alone. Peaceful, good food, and comfortable
During the busy holiday season, Sofitel offers a delightful array of customised delicacies that make fantastic gifts. The French Bakery Corner beautifully gift packages made-to-order baked goods such as cakes, breads, pastries and cookies that make ideal holiday treats and gifts that make easy while delicious gifts. Warm thanks go to the excellent restaurant and bakery staff that go out of their way to meet the customers’ needs, all with huge smiles! Special mention goes to Ms. Lourdes, Mr. Lama, Ms. Maryam, Mr. Dinesh, Mr. Rohit, Chef Ron (Sushi), Ms. Michelle, and thanks to all of the staff. Always had top rate service experience at Sofitel.
I cannot highly recommend this hotel and its staff. Everything was wonderful as was the staff. Everyone from Maria who checked us in to everyone of you in Club Millesime. The pool staff the housekeeping staff EVERYONE made our stay memorable. I cannot praise you all highly enough. There was a tiny towel issue but this was sorted out promptly and efficiently. Our room 2503 was perfect for our stay and had a great view. The only thing I would say would have made our stay better was if there was a balcony. But that is just me being picky. I would highly recommended this hotel if you want 5star service with a smile and to be utterly spoiled :) You made 2 birthdays very special.Thank you to everyone. 💓