We stayed at the hotel for the first part of our Abu Dhabi/Dubai trip. Our overall experience was great, the breakfast at the restaurant was delicious. Outside area and pool areas are clean and accommodating on arrival. We didn't have any meals other than breakfast so no comments. Internet in the room and lobby areas are usable for browsing and e-mails, there is also a pay-to-use premium option for a faster connection. The hotel is within walking distance of Abu Dhabi mall. We simply went there for dinner in the evenings. All in all a good experience and nice stay.
"Needs a bit of TLC in many areas."
Having booked a Club room with access to the lounge, I was incredibly disappointed with the quality of the food for evening drinks. Not only was it not geared to guests preference for healthy food, it was very high in fat content being mostly deep fried, and also very little protein, usually potato, rice or other carbohydrate. I questioned the staff about the food and they said a different hotel restaurant provided the food each night for the Club, my reply was, it is not doing much in way of promoting their food, if this is the best they can offer! Furthermore, there was a sign on the desk outside the Club Lounge apologising for there not being anyone at the desk and suggesting that guests call a number, I went to reception and the staff on front office were reluctant to assist with Club room guests any more than they would another guest. On this occasion I was requesting bath towels as housekeeping had forgotten to place them in my room, they told me to ring them myself, she relented when I mentioned it was just as easy for her to do that! Not a good attitude. The service in Latest Recipe was very patchy, the staff seemed to disappear and leave the entire restaurant seemingly unattended, after mentioning this on the ‘sign in’ form at breakfast, the service did improve slightly. Room housekeeping was generally good, but I have no idea why on 5 consecutive days my wine glass was not washed and dried or that the housekeeping person could not pick up my electric toothbrush and wipe the mark away from underneath. I tested this and ended up with 5 ring marks still not cleaned. The resident musicians (November)in the garden were so predictable as to be boring, you could almost tell the time by their music, and why, if they are professional do they have to take such a long time between songs, surely they would know by now. Having said this there were some stars: Rafi in the Club Lounge, Dipak in Latest Recipe and Ismail on Concierge/ Bell Desk, all these gentlemen had unique personalities and showed a genuine care.
This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed. Room is not tidy, can hear loud noise from outside where people talking/shouting/laughing at the bar... Not advisable for anyone who need a peaceful sleep.... Too much price for the service you get.. I am never gonna stay here for sure. There are many other hotels much better than this in Abu Dhabi you can find at a discounted rate than this... Also note if you need an additional bottle of water you will be charged extra !!
"Once stunning hotel in need ot updating"
The Dubai Le Meridien is not really up to Le Meridien standards any longer. rooms are dark brown and old fashioned and the whole setting is a bit gloomy. However on the plus side the breakfast is fantastic, and the young woman who checked us in noted that it was my birthday and gave us a huge suite, plus a birthday cake sent to the room. Large pleasant pool and a number of restaurants to choose from in the Village area. Overalll a good hotel but in need of an update decor-wise.
"Great hotel although a little tired"
We stayed here following a cruise for two nights. Great facilities and staff. They have their own beach which you get to via the spa. In the rear there are various eateries and drinking places. We ate at the pub and found it very reasonable for Abu Dhabi.this hotel is within the tourist district so it's safe and quiet. This should fill all your requirements. Note, taxis are abundant and cheap.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM