We had never been to Abu Dhabi before, although had been to Dubai a couple of times. We looked at a few hotels before deciding on the Sofitel, based on other reviews that we'd read. When we got there, we were not disappointed. We had requested a room on a high floor, and mentioned that it was our wedding anniversary. We were welcomed with a drink at reception, and escorted to our room by the very attentive staff, and when we entered, we were stunned to see that the staff had prepared it with rose petals on the bed and in the bath, and folded the towels into swans. A few minutes later, there was a knock on the door, and it was a porter, who presented us with a cake with "Happy Anniversary" written on it, as well as a selection of fresh fruit, and were told this was all on the house. We had only been there 5 minutes, but were already certain that we had made the right choice.
The hotel itself is simply stunning. A fantastic location right at the Northern end of the Corniche. The facilities are great, and it is so clean. As for the staff, I've never felt so well looked after. Nothing was too much for them. They all made the effort to make conversation, and it never once felt like they were doing it because they had to. Special mention to Alvin at the pool, Mohammed the shuttle bus driver, and Sanjeewa from Chillo's bar, who we had lots of conversations with during our stay.
To sum up, we loved it and will certainly be staying there again. Top class hotel. Thanks everyone!
Darren uit Corby, UK
Dit luxe hotel ligt in het centrum van de stad, vlak bij het strand. Capitolpark (0,9 km) • The Corniche (0,9 km) • Abu Dhabi …Meer
I stayed at the Ibis Gate for 3 nights on my way to Sydney. For a start Abu Dhabi is superb and I had a great time chatting with Taxi Drivers, staff at the hotel and people I met on a Desert Safari Tour all about the politics of the UAE. The Ibis Gate is located between the Airport and the City, on the way so that makes it ideal. It's about 20 mins away from the corniche beach and all the main attractions e.g. the Marina mall, heritage village, beach. At the Ibis the room and staff were excellent in their professionalism and service. In particular I'll remember the breakfast staff CJ and I believe her Bertund, they were brilliant hosts each morning. We also talked about life in Abu Dhabi and their own lives and these Ex-Pats are all very interesting people. I will definitely return to Abu Dhabi and I can't think of a single reason not to stay at the Ibis Gate.
Paddy Irish man uit Dublin
Dit hotel ligt in Abu Dhabi, vlak bij de luchthaven. Golfbaan Abu Dhabi (2,9 km) • Grote moskee Sheikh Zayed (5 km) • Sheikh …Meer
Having had to make the trip to Abu Dhabi for a consular visit, this hotel was located at a great place. It's quite easy to access from the airport and is convenient to the diplomatic section in Abu Dhabi. When we arrived, we were promptly greeted and the staff took good care of our bags so we could tend to checking in and watching after our young kids. They did not have the room I'd reserved ready when we arrived, but as we planned to get lunch anyway it really was no big deal. They had it ready in about 30 minutes and made the phone call to inform me.
I had requested a crib/bassinet in the room, and although it was not there when we reached the room, a quick call to housekeeping resolved it. A nice young Nepalese fellow brought it and sheets for the sofa bed so our kids had good sleeping accommodations.
I would describe the room as a bit on the small side for the price, and the options on the TV left something to be desired. However, that's not why I was there anyway. The only other thing I'd point out is that the kids' play area was a little uninspiring. Could have had a bit more to it. Otherwise, I'd call it a decent place to stay.
DK uit Doha, Qatar
Dit hotel ligt in het centrum van de stad. Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (1,5 km) • Sheikh Zayed Stadium (2,9 km) • …Meer