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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
How to Get There
If you're looking for a quiet place with luxurious features, it's the place to be ! Thevrooms and suites are very clean, spatious and equipped with modern furnitures. Beds are very confortable even if you have back pain. There are two pools one dedicated to thevyoung swimmers and another for the older one. The gym is very spatious and well equipped. Cardio, fitness, bodybuilding and streching you can practise anytime with very high quality equipment. If you have the opportunity to get the "club millesime" pass, please don't hesitate.
You can enjoy free coffee or tea with cookies anytime all day long. Betwween 3.00 pm and 5.00 pm it's tea time with pastries and from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm you can have, wine and beer with toasts and high qualiry finger food. And all for free !!
Regarding the employees of the Sofitel, they are all very good professionnals and concerned about the well-being of all of the customers.
I would like to take the opportunity to thanks all of them, especially Maria from the front office and Zineb from the "millesime club" for their outstanding devotion and the attention to detail .... Thank you so much to all this
great team !
My wife and I came to celebrate our wedding anniversary at Sofitel. It's been a very good stay and we were surprised from the reception till the Luxury Room. We deeply recommend to enjoy the pool-bar at P8 floor, Mr. Zeeshami from Grills@Chill is very friendly and make us very comfortable to order our food and beers during our day. We do appreciate his hospitality and professionalism.
For sure we'll be back soon to Sofitel Corniche!
Stayed there last month with friends. The staff were nice and approachable. We dine at PARMIGIANA Italian resto, they have a sumptuous food and very good ambiance. Staff were very accommodating. Offers excellent service. Highly recommend this!