Rated 4 out of 5 by ADAugust Hotel suits all needs.
Will return and recommend Le Meridien to all in need of accommodation in Abu Dhabi. This hotel is in the centre of all attractions.
August 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JSAiki2014 Traditional+Excellent service
As one of the earliest hotels to be built in Abu Dhabi Le Meridien lives up to its strap line of 'European Service and Arabic Tradition'. I spent 2 weeks on a working holiday, having stayed there previously, and it really feels like home-from-home. The staff are incredibly friendly and really work hard to exceed the guest experience - I only had two minor issues both of which were down to communications misunderstandings (not unusual in this part of the world!). There are some renovations taking place but this did not impact on my enjoyment, although short stay guests might experience some minor inconvenience. If you like new coffee tastes try the Fredo in the lobby cafe :-
This is 4 star only because of the property age not the facilities - I'm not alone in hoping that when they start renovating the rooms they maintain the beautiful traditional feel of the place. The 'village' experience is special with gardens and a great variety of bird life and the spa jacuzzi/water spouts is possibly the best in Abu Dhabi. I'm looking forward to my (brief) return in December! Overall I can't fault the hotel and would certainly recommend that anyone who stays there takes some time out to appreciate its aesthetic qualities...and Abu Dhabi Mall is a short walk away with cinema, large Co-Op store and an excellent food court for those on a budget. Hope this helps!
August 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Arun Good Stay
It was a good stay. Particularly staff (Mr. Gerald) responsiveness was good.
August 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bigfoot95 A great hotel in the future
In it's day, Le Meridien was a great hotel, and I am sure it will be again in the future when all the work is done. The number of outlets is currently greatly reduced by the renovations going on, and access to the beach and pool is only through the coffee shop and we feel that customers should be made aware of this on the website.We were also unaware that the room we booked did not have a balcony as requested and had to upgrade to get this facility. Our booking also said the room had 'direct beach access' - only when we arrived did we discover that none of the rooms are near the beach so this is something of a misnomer! However, all in all our stay was made pleasant by the warm and welcoming, and very helpful, staff and we were able to overlook the inconveniences. The location is good being in close proximity to the Abu Dhabi Mall, other hotels and no great distance from other malls and the corniche, and, in spite of ongoing roadworks, not too difficult to access.
August 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EtihadFirstClass Great Staff and Decor
I had a two day transit in Abu Dhabi and chose this SPG hotel. All the staff were warm, professional, and helpful including Mr. Singh who checked me in; Ismael, the bellman who escorted me to my room; Maggie, the hostess at the Talay restaurant for breakfast; Ganni in the Royal Club; and Gerald, the Royal Club Supervisor. A sincere thank you to all of them. :)
Decor at the hotel was great and restaurants are being remodeled/added. Good Business Center and computers in the Royal Club.
My only complaints are that I didn't see a clock in my room and I didn't know how to turn off the light over the painting in my room (other than turning off the master switch), though this might be due to my genetic limitations.
The hotel is convenient to the airport bus (which even I can afford) and a shopping mall.
I hope to return someday.
July 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robyn2014 Everything was first class
Room was great,loved the private beach,nothing was too much trouble for the staff and position was just great close to everything
August 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Vic2000 Staff
Mr. Gerald Tamoundong provide it an outstanding and professional service
August 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ravijvr Location
This is located in the downtown area close to many shopping malls
August 6, 2014