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Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I really enjoyed my stay in this hotel. It is luxury and security is very high. The staff are friendly and helpful especially Izaz in Parking facility. I enjoyed the pool and spa facility so much and I liked the food restaurants.

This was an amazing stay, the most amazing hotel during my 35 day europe trip. Happy helpful staff in a very clean and beautiful hotel. Everyone connected to this hotel was fantastic, very helpful. Thanks Abu Dhabi

I was with my family for 1 week in Abu Dhabi end of December and we are fully satisfied with the hotel. The location is great, you can take a taxi to any point of Abu Dhabi or simple walk Corniche to enjoy the see breeze. Some small supermarkets are in walking distance, for shopping malls and various beaches it is better to take a taxi. The room size and equipment is according 5 stars standards, we had a suite on the upper floor with very nice city view. The bath is fine, however room service can be slightly improved to ensure full clearance in the whole room area (e.g. under bed). The hotel offers vouchers for free to the simple Corniche Beach club (Gate 5), I would recommend to take this opportunity because the hotel pool is fine but small. Beach towels you can get also for free, as usual in 5 stars hotels. The main restaurant offers various and very delicious food, however in the rush our breakfast time the table service can be improved - I provided some suggestions to the hotel - hope some of them can be implemented :-) In the dinner time the main restaurant provides also buffet offer which is real delicious - every day different cuisine (e.g Arabic, Seafood etc.). For the family it is the best choice to my opinion. We had also access to the Club level with daily wine round which is real fine, however in other time the club is real simple and not comparable with e.g. Intercontinental. Summarizing I f you prefer a city hotel with pool and beach options - the Sofitel Corniche would be the best choice.

We stayed at the Sofitel for 4 nights over New Year to finish our trip after visiting family in Abu Dhabi. Not that the Hotel were to know, but I have recently been having treatment for a serious illness just prior to leaving home, and felt delighted and privileged to be given a Suite upgrade on arrival. We were suitably impressed by the gesture, and enjoyed the luxurious touches of the room, fabulous views of the Corniche from the corner of the building (although the windows could do with a clean), and the facilities/Service offered in the Club Lounge. It’s also worth mentioning that the bed was one of the best I’ve ever slept in, the bathroom/wetroom was gorgeous, and the little petite fours offered on arrival and at New Year were a lovely touch. There were a couple of minor irritations during our stay around housekeeping/room service, and service in the main restaurant at breakfast was chaotic each day. With regards to room service, it was quite slow, and the main problem we had was around trying to get 2 outfits ironed. We thought that housekeeping would just be able to collect the items from our room if we were absent, but as we gave our family’s contact number at check-in, they received 3 phone calls to try and arrange access to our room, which they had to relay back to us, so was a little confusing/annoying. The items were returned later that evening, being left in the room in our absence, without further contact, accompanied by an ironing board and an iron, left in the entrance to the room. The other issue was breakfast service, we enjoy the wider selection offered in the main restaurant, rather than the lounge, so headed down each morning. We guess that as we were visiting the Hotel over the holiday season, that volume of guests probably contributed to the chaos experienced each day. Staff struggled to find clean tables each morning, so we were left with items missing/ having to make constant requests for things. On one occasion the Maitre’d took us on a long walk through the restaurant to eventually find a table of 6, failing to tell us it was a ‘sharing’ table. A gentleman and his son, embarrassed us a few moments later returning with their breakfast telling us the table was theirs, meaning we had to move on. The food and choice on offer for breakfast though, was exceptional. I would be failing in my review if I did not mention the swimming pool, which, during our stay remained in the shade, and was quite chilly at times. My husband and I were there to relax, and enjoy a little sunbathing during the day, so were a little disappointed. Having read some TripAdvisor reviews before departure, thankfully someone had mentioned the ability to use the Residents pool area. Our first day of use was a Saturday, and we were advised by Reception staff that the residents pool would be closed to Hotel guests that day, and that we had missed the early transport to the beach. Thankfully, on arrival at the shaded pool, we were shown where the smaller, sunnier pool was, were allowed in, and took the last 2 sun beds. Each day we headed here, and were fortunate to find a couple of beds, but had this area been any busier during our stay, there would be no alternative but to go to the public beach on the bus the Hotel does provide. As you can see from the reviews, we have now stayed in a number of Hotels in Abu Dhabi/Dubai, and on the whole, our stay at the Sofitel was fabulous, and we’ve put most of our issues down to staying during the busy holiday season. We would recommend the Hotel to family & friends, but do feel that an area for improvement would be to create/share a private beach club for residents/guests use. Particularly as Abu Dhabi is a growing tourist destination, developing newer hotels offering up alternative high class competition with facilities to match, at competitive rates.

Nice hotel, great service. good facilities. Well positioned on the Corniche. The room was very nice and the bathroom excellent though it could do with a freshening. Pool area seemed a bit jaded. Would

We had a blast staying in this hotel. The service was amazing experience. All the staff ensured our stay was memorable and a surprised cake on my birthday. My sincere thanks to Le Cafe (Defi) she ensures all we needed during our stay was accomplished and making sure we have smile on our face and my little girl is happy. My daughter has not stop calling Defi and she wants to go back to see her again. Also thanks to ''Pafin'' the Cameroonian, who cleaned our room and ensure is spotless. Sorry if i spell your name wrong Pafin. It was indeed a good service. I will come again and highly recommend the hotel to anyone going to Abu Dhabi.

This is a very nice hotel and we would recommend it. The service personnel is friendly and reliant and also the food is delicious. We also liked the bar on the top floor. What we did not like that much was the pool area as there was almost no sun coming through. There is a second area where there was sun but it‘s too small to accommodate for all people. Also in case you are an Accor Platinum member or booked a suite / club room, you can take advantage of the very nice executive lounge where you can eat breakfast, afternoon tea/sweets and dinner. Where the dinner is usually a bit stingy as there are only small pieces served (not a classical buffet).

We stayed here for a week with my boyfriend and we fell in love with the hotel staff. It is mostly the personnel that makes hotel great and in this context Sofitel hotel Abu Dhabi is without any doubts deserves to be the best. Speaking of other characteristics, it should be mentioned that the one pool stays completely in shadow in winter time while the second pool is exposed to sun but due to limited number of sun beds, space around and generally hotels location in between the skyscrapers: you are able to enjoy sun at the pool only if you get one of the few best spots which in the sun during the whole day. Otherwise you end up with being partially in shadow depending on the certain time slot.

One week stay. The room was tidy and well taken care of. Special thanks to Rafay at the Club for his exceptional service and assistance. The location was ideal, not too busy but close enough to the beaches to walk or hop on a bike. The shuttle buses are also a great benefit.

This is the most tardy review ever, nevertheless, I can not allow 2017 to end without giving accolades to the most singular restaurant experience I have ever had. I wanted to have a lovely Italian dinner with a few close friends for my birthday. A few turned into approximately 30. Rakeesh never once faltered during the planning process and upon arrival I was stunned with the beauty of the table settings. Rakeesh made everything simple and allowed me to order each guest's meal in advance. There would be no possibility that a preferred item would not be available. The tables were set with name cards and we had an entire side of the restaurant to ourselves. Roxanne was our hostess and she greeted us upon arrival and brought out the first bottle of Prosecco. Ankit was also a ready server who was always present but unobtrusive with service. Chef Gary put every dish on display in the most beautiful way possible. The pasta, the salads, the fish, oh my! We ate like royalty. The best part is that at the end of the night, paying was not a problem for such a large party. This is a lovely spot with wonderful food, beautiful views, and an excellent, well trained staff with a real chef in the kitchen. Go. As soon as you possibly can.

Corniche Road East Abu Dhabi

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Abu Dhabi Corniche within a mile (2 km) of Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Abu Dhabi Mall. This 280-room, 5-star hotel has 5 restaurants along with conveniences like a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. Located centrally in Abu Dhabi, it's also near Heritage Village and The Corniche.


Relish the international cuisine at Corniche All Day Dining, one of 5 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the 2 coffee shops/cafés. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


All of Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche's 280 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. 40-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and phones are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. There's free valet parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for AED 210 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Luxury Room, 1 King Bed, Sea View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Superior Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Club Suite, 1 King Bed, City View (Opera)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Club Suite, 1 King Bed, City View (Prestige)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

93% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2951 reviews