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Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort

Dec 1, 2007
2007 / December 2007

Arrival/Check-in: I could not miss the red sandstone exterior of the Sheraton Abu Dhabi on the Corniche. Nor could I miss the smiles that greeted me upon arrival, making me feel right at home. I was registered in a matter of moments and took myself to the room; the bags followed shortly after. (20/20)

Guest Quarters: The guestroom was fresh and modern with hints of Arabic décor that extended to the bright, modern bathroom where there was a vanity with Arabic carvings. Hardwood floors were a welcome change from wall-to-wall carpet, and the Sheraton “Sweet Sleeper” bed provided a comfortable night’s rest. My only quibble with the guestroom itself is that there was no overhead light above the desk, which made the work area feel darker than desired. The small balcony overlooking the ocean was a nice feature, but be sure to close the sliding door tightly as the A/C is turned off when the door to the outside is open, and the desert air warms a cool room quickly. (11/15)

Services/Amenities: The Sheraton Abu Dhabi is geared for the business traveler, yet it offers the features of a true resort, including two hair salons — one for men, one for women. I tried the women’s salon and was pleasantly surprised with the finished product (and at half the cost of New York!). The fitness room, which allots times for women only, was a three-minute walk from the hotel’s main building. There’s also a pool and a private beach. (A newly constructed bridge spoils the beach view slightly.) The hotel’s 12 food outlets range from a juice bar to a nightclub. The business center includes a meeting room. Because I visited the hotel during Ramadan, I enjoyed one special amenity: the Ramadan tent. Located on the property, the tent had all the spoils of Arabian Nights: shisha pipes, Moroccan tea and great company from locals and visitors alike. (43/45)

The Experience: From the lobby (warm, but not overbearing) to the guestrooms, restaurants and amenities, this property offers something for everyone. Centrally located in Abu Dhabi, it boasts unassuming luxury from beginning to end, and I am looking forward to a return visit. (19/20)

Total Score: (93/100)

Corniche Road Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
tel 971 2 677 3333


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