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InterContinental Abu Dhabi
Ranked #21 of 129 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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316 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel on the inside with great choice of food and drink options”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2012

Stayed here 1 June on a 1 night stop over. This is one of the older hotels in Abu Dhabi, and it suffers from poor architectural exterior design that doesn't make it look that attractive, however inside is a different matter, and inside its lovely, and it's location backing onto a marina makes it a very attractive hotel once you are inside. It also has a great choice of bars and restaurants; cool yacht club bar that is lively at weekends with great chill out sofas looking over the marina; fish restaurant on opposite side of marina; Italian; Brazilian meat fest restaurant; Belgium Beer Cafe with obviously great beers and good simple food; then usual buffet style hotel restaurant. Rooms are a good size, and most have a great view over the city or out to sea over the islands. Only downside right now is the amount of road works and construction going on around the hotel ( not so close to be noisy), which means you are looking at construction also in most directions. Doesn't put me off however. Rooms are of good size and service is good. With so many hotels springing up in Abu Dhabi there is a lot of competition but I think Intercon holds its own, and with the competition, rates are reasonable ( paid £100 for double room at weekend night).

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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InterContinentalAD, Manager at InterContinental Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 4 June 2012
Dear Mr. Richard

Thank you for taking the time to review our property in such great detail.

We are very happy to note that you enjoyed all our facilities and our unique location with the only private marina of the Abu Dhabi hotels.

It also gives us great pleasure to note that the construction around in Abu DHbai did not trouble you and you were still able to enjoy our hotel, the facilities and our servvices.

We hope you wil give us the pleasure to serve you again upon your next visit to Abu Dhabi.

Best regards
Ankit Garg
E-Commerce Manager
InterContinental Abu Dhabi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2012

Firstly we did not actually stay here, so the ratings at the bottom will be skewed maybe.

Myself, husband and son (nearly 2yrs) were on a cruise of the middle east, every time my son entered the pool onboard the cruise he came out in a horrible itchy rash, which resulted in visiting the doctor and him advising us not to allow our son in the pool. Having visited the UAE on numberous occasions we wanted to use the days on the cruise in abu dhabi, dubai, fajheria as relaxing days using the pool. We could not do this so we went off in search of help.

Being platinum members of the IHG we went to the Intercontinental hotel to see if they could help. They were very helpful and said of course we could use their pool and they were happy to have us as their guests. They did not need to do this or help us, but we were grateful for their loyality to us as frequent IHG guests.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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InterContinentalAD, Manager at InterContinental Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 3 June 2012
Dear Ms. Rachel

Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review of Intercontinental Abu Dhabi.

We are very happy to see you appreciated our hospitality and of-course you are always welcome at the InterContinental abu DHabi. We are happy to have been able to help and a some joy to your vacation.

Please do come and visit us again and give us the pleasure of serving you once more.

Best regards
Ankit Garg
E-Commerce Manager
InterContinental Abu Dhabi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2012

A very beautiful Hotel in Abi Dhabi! The rooms are quite big. Er had a Great view on the Emirates Palace. The terrasse with the pool and the beautiful viel on the little Port is great. The Bars are very nice and the service is great!
Also perfect is the Barbier Shop and the spa in the Hotel!
Very lovely as well is the private beach.
We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Stayed February 2012
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InterContinentalAD, Manager at InterContinental Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 3 June 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review about our hotel.

We are very happy to note you enjoyed your stay at our property and very especially impressed by the various views provided from different parts of the hotel.

We hope you will give us the pleasure of serving you again upon your next visit to Abu Dhabi.

Best regards
Ankit Garg
E-Commerce Manager
InterContinental Abu Dhabi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

Excelend Service from the E Commerce Manager of the Intercontinental. We asked for some things which we got without hesitating. Check in excelend as well, we could move to our room very early in the morning. Received an upgrade to a sea view room.
Very good food and excellend service in the restaurants, specially in Belgium Caffee.
Breakfast in Selections good, but Service not satisfactory for a 5 star Interconti, it seems they train their staff in Selctions in the morning.
Thanks to the E-MCommerce Manager, the reception team and all staff which gave us y beautifull stay. ....... we will come again. if the value for money stays as it is. Inerconti AUH is still a good choice. bestr regards to the Interconti team.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank harald089
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InterContinentalAD, Manager at InterContinental Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 3 June 2012
Dear Mr. Mueller

Thank you for your kind words and for honouring us with your third stay at the Hotel.

We are so happy to note that you still found our services up to the mark and believ that the InterContinental Abu Dhabi provides good value for money.

We have noted your feedback about the Selections restaurant and it will certainly be included when we review this facility in the near future.

We look forward to welcoming you again upon your next visit and hope you will find our services consistent with top of the line world class hotels.

Best regards
Ankit Garg
E-Commerce Manager
InterContinental Abu Dhabi
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2012

Intercont Abu Dhabi is a bit old from outside but very clean and revamped from inside. needs to be revamped from outside
Rooms a very confortable.
Beach needs a bit work.
pool is nice.
Breakfast was AMAZING, best I ever had
Restaurant are excellent, food was great
Yacht Club (night club) was fantastic with great 80's music
1 & half hour drive from Dubai

Room Tip: Spend a full afternoon on the beach, nice sushi in the evening, continue the night in the Yacht Club...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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InterContinentalAD, Manager at InterContinental Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 21 May 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you for writing a great review of our hotel. We are very pleased to note that you enjoyed our facilities and especially our breakfast and the service and production of the Yacht Club.

We hope you will come again on the weekend next time and can take advantage of our great summer offers and the best Brunch in town on Fridays.

Best regards
Ankit Garg
E-Commerce Manager
InterContinental Abu Dhabi
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2012

It was an average hotel. Nothing so special about it. However, it was clean and organized and it had a great location.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2012

Stayed here and had a twin room, city view which was very noise free. The room was spacious which a huge bathroom. It was spotlessly clean and well serviced. The concierge desk were very helpful. The pool area did get busy on occasions but there was always a couple of spare beds to be found and a canopy (fortunately). Unfortunately you do get people hogging the sun loungers by putting their towels down first thing in the morning then wandering off - very frustrating! The pool bar staff were a little slow with service. The breakfast was fantastic, there is virtually everything you could possibly want, great fresh juices too. Taxis are very reasonable in Abu Dhabi so it was easy to get everywhere from the hotel, I thought it was nicer being a bit further away from downtown. The beach area looked lovely. Ate at one of the restaurants, it was lovely food but pricey - but then most of the hotel restaurants I visited were very pricey out there. For the money we paid, it was very good value for money and I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank KilburnAngie
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InterContinentalAD, Manager at InterContinental Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 21 May 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review about your stay with us.

We are very happy to note that you enjoyed our leisure facilities and the care we put in making sure it is spotlessly clean. Thank you also for understanding that the blocking of sunbeds by guests is out of our control.

We are very pleased to see, that you also enjoyed our breakfast and found our location an advantage from the hustle bustle of the city.

We look forward to welcoming you again upon your next visit and hope you will give us the pleasure of serving you again.

Best regards
Ankit Garg
E-Commerce Manager
InterContinental Abu Dhabi
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Property: InterContinental Abu Dhabi
Address: Abu Dhabi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud St | King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, Abu Dhabi 4171, 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 High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#12 Spa Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#21 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#22 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#23 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Abu Dhabi 5*
Number of rooms: 390
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
InterContinental Abu Dhabi is perfectly situated on the beach and less than 10 minutes from bustling downtown and the Abu Dhabi International Exhibition Centre. Heritage Village, the Cultural Foundation and Lulu Island are also close by. For a unique shopping experience, the Gold Souk (market) is a must while the Marina and Abu Dhabi Malls offer more contemporary alternatives. The hotel concierge can arrange a 4x4 desert safari for those looking for adventure. Our Bayshore Beach Club offers the beast recreiation facilities, 300 meters white sandy beach, an adult pool with a wish up bar, a children's splash pool with a slide and a shaded children's pool. The Bayshore Beach area also includes a beach bar and a restaurant offering delicoius snacks and drinks. Guests can also continue to enjoy our outdoor pool located on the 3rd floor of the main hotel building. ... more   less 
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