Rated 2 out of 5 great facility and rooms. horrid service and attention to detail.
This was a beautiful property at first glance. trouble started as soon as we checked in. The staff is not empowered to do anything. usually the answer to a request was "no", until they spoke to a superior. Attention to detail around the property was among the worst I've seen: Steam room broken with no sign. lockers not functioning, misinformed about access to the spa, took 30 minutes to process payment at the pool, over 20 minutes to check out (lots of typing on the key board... still not sure why) and bell staff totally inept and didnt call us / notice that our car to the airport had arrived-- we had to point it out to them and go ask the driver to pull around.
Dont get me wrong, the rooms are beautiful and the property, for the most part, was great, though showing age in the pool area. the service just made the whole thing appalling for a St. Regis, let alone any Starwood.
December 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jenny16 Amazing weekend break
I can definitly say it has the best beach&swimming pool in Abu Dhabi. Bed is super comfortable.
Most staffs were attentative, courteous. (especially my evening butler)
Beautiful and romantic ambience while walking around the property.
Everytime I stay here, was never disappointed.
Would recommend 200%
November 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ziad12 Luxurious hotel
Amazing room, great pool, relaxing, staff always smiling and helpful,
November 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RCM89 Beautiful Hotel
Did the brunch and stay weekend. Was fantastic everything from food, service, rooms and the amazing beach. Couldn't fault the stay, even got 20% off in their delicious Thai restuarant. My only advice would be to book the restaurats early to avoid disappointment.
November 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nizarz Great Experience
Excellent weekend - Romantic / Relaxing / Fun
November 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sjuma76 Great Hotel but the worst service
We arrived at the hotel and were impressed with the location and facilities the hotel offer. But after staying there for three nights these are my observations.
1. It took me a long time to get food at the pool
2. Impossible to get a reservation in any of the restaurants ( since the number of outlets doesn't accommodate the number of guests in the hotel.
3. I had to wait until noon and after calling a couple of times to get the room cleaned.
April 12, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by dxb2012 My worst guest experience in UAE
I am staying almost every week end in different hotels over the UAE. This hotel is for me the worst guest experience. I arrived on Thursday evening at 9 pm,first i had to wait 15mn under freezing AC, then I booked a superior seaview room, at first i end up in a garden room, so i asked to change, then they place me in a room with a view on all the ac blocks and roof of the outrdoor restaurant. Finally at 10.30 i got a seaview room, which unfortunately was not ready. Not bathroom amenities, balcony full of dust, no fruit platter (and i am a SPG guest). Later in the evening, around 11.30pm, someone ring at my door to deliver fruits and a bottle of wine. Why not. When i did my check in, the front office staff asked me which news paper i want, i said Gulf news, and then the 2 following morning, i received the National newspaper. The room service food is awful, you'd better go to the hotel next door. And finally in the pool area, St Regis has steel sun bed where half of it is in the water, and the other half is just collecting heat, so you will really burn yourself.
Then and finally, the spa and the hair salon are not completely open (hair cut, pedicure, manicure...)
Lots of my friend wanted to go to stay in this hotel, but i am sharing with them my worst hotel experience, and i will never go back.
May 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by newgirlintown A lovely hotel away from it all!
The great thing about this hotel is that you seem so far away from everything and the hustle and bustle of UAE life. You could be anywhere in the world ......
Needs to still perfect the service both at check in and in the restaurants - needs to be more attentative and thinking before the customer 'actually needs it'. Booking in staff on arrival need to be more aware of any special offers in the press - as I had to repeat myself to five different people before i finally found someone who knew about our offer. Apart from that, I would definitely stay again ....
June 7, 2012