Advantages Beach Club, Restaurants, Service, Choice
Disadvantages None really.
There are three Hiltons in Abu Dhabi; as well as this one there are also the Bayouneh Hilton and the Hilton Corniche Residence. Make sure you get to the right one - you'd be really hacked off if you unloaded two suitcases, a couple of cabin bags, a pushchair, the occupant of aforementioned pushchair, paid the taxi, sent it on its way then found you were half a mile down the road from where you wanted to be. No, it didn't happen to me - well, not here anyway! But there was that occasion....hotels but we were there within half an hour.
I had booked an airport pickup and sure enough, I was picked up. As we emerged from customs, there was our name on the board. I identified myself and moments later we were escorted to the door and we, and our bags, were loaded into a Mercedes taxi, no less, and we were on our way. A fine start, we were impressed already.
The square lobby comprised mostly a lounge area; to the right was the beautifully landscaped entrance to the Lebanese restaurant. To the left was a long, wide corridor stretching past the Concierge and Reception desks, a small parade of little shops made to look like a village street, to the lifts.
Check In and the Lobby
We and our bags were quickly unloaded out of the cool, air conditioned car, through the baking 40 degree heat and into the nicely chilled lobby. As the doorman unloaded the bags, I looked around.
In the mornings, next to the check in desks, a trolley offered complimentary iced lemon tea - and delicious it was after a walk in the sun! - and in the evenings it offered traditional Arabic coffee and dates. A welcome touch.When we arrived, check in was done very quickly. The receptionist was welcoming, cheerful and friendly and minutes later we were on our way to our room.
First, most important, the bed. The double bed was well sized and comfortable even for three. The cover was a bit weird, it was a duvet that tucked in at the bottom, but once I had ripped it off the bed and thrown it back on again I was comfortable enough! In fact the bed was, quite honestly, very comfortable indeed.
The room was fairly standard hotel room size and decorated in the predominantly bland colours. However it was quite well stocked and furnished, certainly comfortable.
Of the less important features, there was a unit of four drawers for storage, with a good sized TV on top. Next to that, another small unit containing the minibar and, on top of that, a kettle with tea and coffee.
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Located on the Corniche in the heart of Abu Dhabi, Hilton Abu Dhabi features panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf. The Hilton boasts a private beach...
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