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“Great Value & Fabulous Staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

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Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
Ranked #11 of 129 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
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30 reviews
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“Great Value & Fabulous Staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

We stayed at the Sofitel for a couple of nights in a Prestige Suite. The Check in went smoothly and the room was as it is in the photos of the website and infact better. The suite was gorgeous and roomy with a fantastic view over the Corniche. I loved the set up of the desk with the Nespresso right by your side! The room was well decorated, large dressing area and bathroom. There was nothing to fault except no where to plug in the hairdryer except at the desk near where you walk into the room! There not the only hotel I have experienced this in and drives me crazy but it was the only fault. The staff were fantastic especially after checking in I could not get my suitcase open. They did everything to help and finally at 2.30am we got it open!!

Breakfast was superb and the service was the best! Nothing was too much trouble and the selection on offer was fantastic. OMG make sure you try the pastry items! They are delish!!

We intended to get out and about as we had not been to Abu Dhabi before and only had 1 full day to look around. Unfortunately there was a Sandstorm and by mid afternoon when we were out at Yas Marina we decided to call it a day as you could not litterly see much. We headed back to the hotel and thought we would go up to the Club Millesome and have a drink and snack which was included with our package. Unfortunately we found out it is not open yet - ok so I thought Spa and no its not open yet either. A little disappointed but not the end of the world.

This hotel is so new still the decor is lovely and elegant and besides those few little things we really enjoyed this hotel. The staff were kind, friendly and helpful. Sofitel you have done well there!

Its great value at $264 per night and even though I would not expect the fantastic price we got to last - I would go back anyway.

Well done to all at Sofitel!

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Steph23
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PR_SofitelAbuDhabi, General Manager at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, responded to this review, 3 June 2012
Dear valued guest,

Thank you for the positive post on Trip Advisor.

It was nice to read that you enjoyed your stay and found the staff accommodating to your needs.

It was also pleasing to note that you enjoyed the restaurant.

We hope to welcome you back again in the near future.

Best regards,

Jean-Phillipe Bittencourt, General Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2012

I have recently visited the hotel with my husband and my two children. Sofitel Abu Dhabi has recently started its operations, but everything we experienced was perfect. Very beautifully decorated and spacious rooms, great views of the Corniche, and very attentive and professional service from the staff. The pool area is very nice and spacious. The main restaurant is offering a very wide selection of local and international dishes for dinner. The breakfast was simply mouthwatering with so many choices, that we didn't know what to leave out. All in all great value for money and an excellent hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DidiAthens_Greece
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PR_SofitelAbuDhabi, General Manager at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, responded to this review, 3 June 2012
Dear guest,

Thank you for your favourable review on Trip Advisor.

It was pelasing to read that you listed your stay as "Excellent".

I have shared your comments with the team today.

We hope to welcome you back again to the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

Warmest regards,

Jean-Phillipe Bittencourt, General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2012

Sofitel certainly know what they are aiming for, its high. This is my third Sofitel experience in 3 months. Feel a bit guilty about my review of the Sofitel Dubai. Easy to make amends here. Rooms are just so good. Bathrooms are special. Beds very comfortable. Staff incredibly friendly. Service was impeccable.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DarkeinOman
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PR_SofitelAbuDhabi, General Manager at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, responded to this review, 3 June 2012
Dear valued guest,

Thank you for your positive review on Trip Advisor.

We are pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay at the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche.

Thank you for choosing us for your recent trip and we hope to welcome you back again in the near future.

Best regards,

Jean-Phillipe Bittencourt, General Manager
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Dubai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

I had the pleasure to organise the first conference in Sofitel in April. For three days they hosted 66 delegates of whom about 45 stayed in the hotel. As organiser I worked about 2 months in preparation and the support and understanding for our needs was great and flexible. Taking into consideration that the hotel had a soft opening, there was a slight apprehension that something might go wrong, such as technical support issues during the conference, however none of that transpired and the conference was executed smoothly. On the food and drinks side I can only say that, as a spoiled traveller, I was very impressed. The food provided during the breaks in the conference as well as breakfast and lunch, were excellent. The selection of food and the quality was above any standard I have seen in other 5 star hotels. The fact that the hotel only received their alcohol license, 2 working days before the start of the event, did not stop them from providing us the first drinks on the first evening of the event, quite an achievement in view of mobilisation time required. There were minor issues with some of the delegates in their rooms, but upon reporting were immediately satisfactorily resolved. In some of the reviews the fact that too much service was being offered, can be explained by the fact that staff were so pleased with the arrival of the first real conference that they may have been over enthousiastic. Something that I prefer over lack of attention. The rooms are very well appointed with very high standard furnishings. My previous favorite hotel, the Four Seasons in Damascus has found a successor in Sofitel Abu Dhabi.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Robbert B
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PR_SofitelAbuDhabi, General Manager at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, responded to this review, 8 May 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche on your visit to Abu Dhabi. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your time during your stay. We also thank you for the positive review of our hotel. We share all the feedback with the management and staff and such feedbacks help in staff motivation and recognition.
We hope to see you again on your next visit to Abu Dhabi.

Sincerely,

Jean-Philippe Bittencourt, General Manager
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Muscat, Oman
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

Pleasantly modern hotel with good facilities. Rooms are spacy with comfortable beds. Free wireless internet worked well.
Room service is good and puntual.
Food and drinks in restaurants and during functions was really good and abundant.
Business facilities are good.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Voezel
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PR_SofitelAbuDhabi, General Manager at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche, responded to this review, 3 May 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche on your visit to Abu Dhabi. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and we thank you for your valuable feedback. We share all the feedback with our team and take all possible measures to improve on every aspect to be able to better your experience each time you visit us.

Thank you for your encouraging words and recognition. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Abu Dhabi.

Sincerely,

Jean-Philippe Bittencourt,
General Manager
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Additional Information about Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

Property: Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche
Address: Corniche Rd, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Abu Dhabi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 129 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Price range (per night): ₹ 7,951 - ₹ 23,374
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche 5*
Number of rooms: 282
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened in the first quarter 2012, the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche (part of Capital Plaza building) is ideally situated in the heart of the city, close to the seafront and the business and financial center. It enjoys a privileged location on Corniche Road, one of the most prestigious district. The maritime centre Port Zayed, the Souk, famous for its rugs and Dhow Harbour, home to the traditional transport and fishing boats which still take to the waters of the Arabian Gulf, are all a short distance from the hotel. The hotel offers all the services of a world-class French establishment, blending its origins with the best of the Oriental influences: butler service and executive lounge access (Club Millesime) for club rooms and suites, and the famous MyBed concept and Bose wave in all rooms. Each of the rooms offer breathtaking views over city and Arabian Gulf. Additionally, the hotel offers 3 signature restaurants and 3 bars, a pool, a spa and wellness space and 9 meeting rooms. A ballroom can also welcome up to 1000 visitors and therefore host any kind of events. ... more   less 
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