We have just returned from the Millennium, after a two week stay. We didn't want or expect a resort hotel with on site facilities and a large pool area, the Millennium's info makes quite clear the fact that it is in the city with no private beach, i.e. it is primarily a business hotel (although the Corniche is well within walking distance). If you want a clean, very comfortable, quiet and efficient hotel with wonderful staff then this is the place to stay. We wanted a hotel from which to explore the wonderful city of Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE and the Millennium was a peaceful base to come home to at the end of busy days. The staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful; there is a real family atmosphere there.
The Millennium was recommended to us by a businessman who frequents AD and has tried all the five stars.
Breakfast was excellent and the restaurant, although busy, never felt crowded. The Club Room deal (free refreshments in the Club Lounge all day) should not be compared to an all inclusive deal at a resort hotel; that is not its intention.
The pool is more than sufficient for an emergency swim and cool down after a busy day.
We have visited plenty of other five and seven star hotels in both AD, Dubai and the other Emirates. The Millennium always at least matches their standards. Service is always of a high quality in the Gulf States, but the staff at the Millennium are among the very best.
While there is no beach at the hotel, the public beaches of AD are just a AED 10 taxi ride away. Head for Gate 3, a family beach (no groups of males allowed). Entrance is a few dirhams and a comfortable sunbed and parasol can be hired for just AED 25 per day. You don’t have to worry about leaving your stuff on the beach while you have a swim either, which makes a pleasant change. Alchohol is prohibited on the public beaches, not a problem for us otherwise we’d have opted for an all inclusive in Spain.
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- Also Known As:
- Millennium Abu Dhabi
- Abu Dhabi Millennium Hotel