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spacious room. well equipped. OK breakfast. No SPA.

The room is modern, spacious and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and the staff were friendly. Thank you.

The quality of service far exceeds anywhere else in Abu Dhabi. The hotel staff were friendly, welcoming, and made sure that every need of ours was met. We were celebrating a birthday and at the end of dinner they surprised my friend with a cake. Wow! The service cannot be beat. Thank you Southern Sun.

I stayed 2 nights and was stunned with the quality of service. The Southern Sun went above and beyond to help ensure my friend had a great birthday experience. The room was spacious and clean. I especially like the setup of the bathroom, it has a very modern feel. Thank you.

Overall it was a good experience. Although, I needed to be changed as my first room was very smelly (smoke). But staff were able to accommodate us right away. The staff working at the pool at night time need to improve their customer service. The staff though at the Steak Restaurant was exceptional. Very nice. We enjoyed our dinner.

The customer service and customer relationship/ hospitality is a huge problem at this hotel. First off,it takes hours for the bell service to bring up the luggage, they also lie about what is free in the room minibar or not and charge arm n leg for local Abu dhabi calls. I asked the front desk to make photocopy's and they didn't have a business center in the hotel for customers(sad), she had to go ask a manager who later said he would CHARGE me 1 deram each/ page and I went just around the corner from the hotel and I got to do 10 pages for same 1 deram. Also when I booked my room, they was an oversight of dates ( oct 10 for nov 10), and when I called for a shift in dates, they said NO and made me pay again for the 1 week stay I never checked in!. The morning breakfast which is also a shame and they charged a lot for, the staff there are also very rude and lazy. I had so many bad experience for the 5 nights I stayed here except at the lounges. I WILL NEVER RETURN OR RECCOMEND this hotel to anyone.

Good staff, friendly and professional hotel is about a 15 minute walk from the beach which features a nice boardwalk for morning and evening strolls. It is also close to a LuLuCenter supermarket where one can get local and imported food at reasonable prices. The rooftop pool is lovely, albeit a bit small on the weekends as the hotel is quite full Saturdays and Sundays. This was our first time in Abu Dhabi and while it is an interesting city in its own right, we were a bit disappointed about how empty and culture-less it feels. Granted, we are used to vacationing in places like Singapore, Paris, Kuala Lumpur, and Rome, so they are difficult places to follow. If you are an organized person that enjoys planning out places to see in your vacation city, than Abu Dhabi may be for you. If you like to go to a city and let the heart of it steer you in interesting directions, then go to another place.

The hotel amenities are excellent. The front desk staff and doormen are very kind and helpful. I would highly recommend a stay at this hotel.

Each time we go to Abu Dhabi, we stay at the Southern Sun. It's great location make it a short taxi drive to just about anywhere we want to go. The rooms are always clean, and the hotel is always quiet and comfortable.

It was a great place to stay for an overnight layover. Hotel room was spacious and staff were very attentive. Clean and comfortable room. Would recommend.

I can not give this hotel any negative reviews! This hotel was sooooo amazing especially for the price! it was literally a 4-5 star hotel and pretty new I believe. The front desk was very helpful with check in and with setting up my taxi from the airport before hand. I was nervous because normally hotels this nice range about 200 a night so this hotel definitely gets 5 stars from me based on the price alone. This was my first time in the UAE and if I ever go back I know exactly where to stay.

Extremely modern hotel which felt more like a boutique 5 star than a 4 star. One of the best hotel buffet breakfasts we have ever had but only if you are really hungry as it is quite pricey.

I am so impressed by this hotel and I will definitely come back. It has great rooms and the service is just wonderful. The price is also just right. Breakfast is amazing.

We loved all aspects of this room and the price was good for what you got, especially going by a US standard. one thing we didn't see was that unless you book your breakfast buffet way in advance, it is really expensive and not that great. I would recommend you just get a quick breakfast outside because everything else was fantastic.

Great hotel to stay at looks new, nice, clean, friendly staff. Close to some food places. 30 minutes from airport and 15-30 minutes from local attractions.

My husband and I decided to head to Abu Dhabi instead of Dubai for a long weekend. We took our chances on Southern Sun. Boy, did we WIN big! From the time we arrived until our departure, we had superb service in a superb place. We were welcomed with tea and a refresher towelette. We requested a room in a corner away from hustle, bustle, and noise. We got just that! When we got to the room, we were pleasantly surprised! The room was beautiful: a perfect combination of contemporary, romantic, and comfort. The location was great, too. It's walking distance from the Corniche, an ADNOC, and malls. We will definitely be staying at Southern Comfort every time we visit Abu Dhabi.

Al Mina Street Abu Dhabi

Hotel highlights

  • Close to The Corniche and Abu Dhabi Mall
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Al Zahiyah, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Abu Dhabi Mall and within a 15-minute drive of other popular attractions like Heritage Village. This 353-room, 4-star hotel has an outdoor pool along with a 24-hour fitness center and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Filaments, which specializes in regional cuisine. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All of Southern Sun Abu Dhabi's 353 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. 40-inch LED TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds with premium bedding and down comforters ensure a restful night, and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include laptop-compatible safes, phones, and desks.


Property features

Built in 2014, the brand new Southern Sun Abu Dhabi offers an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a sauna. Free valet and self parking are available, or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for AED 160 per vehicle one way. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with concierge services, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center.

Room options

Suite, 1 Bedroom

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Presidential Room

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Executive Room

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

Everyone (6) Business (3) Couples (4) Family (1) Other (3)
4
Everyone

spacious room. well equipped. OK breakfast. No SPA.

By on Jan 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 27, 2019

Dear value guest, We are glad you enjoyed your stay, looking forward to welcome you back soon at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi. Kind regards

4
Everyone

By on Jan 3, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 4, 2019

Dear guest, We are glad you enjoyed your stay, looking forward to welcome you back soon at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi. Kind regards

5
Everyone

The room is modern, spacious and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and the staff were friendly. Thank you.

By , from Abu Dhabi on May 26, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 3, 2018

Dear Laney, We are glad you enjoyed your stay, looking forward to welcome you back soon at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi. Kind regards

5

service beyond expectations

Everyone

The quality of service far exceeds anywhere else in Abu Dhabi. The hotel staff were friendly, welcoming, and made sure that every need of ours was met. We were celebrating a birthday and at the end of dinner they surprised my friend with a cake. Wow! The service cannot be beat. Thank you Southern Sun.

By , from Abu Dhabi on Oct 8, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 9, 2017

Dear Laney, We are glad you enjoyed your stay, looking forward to welcome you back soon at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi. Kind regards

5

fantastic service

Everyone

I stayed 2 nights and was stunned with the quality of service. The Southern Sun went above and beyond to help ensure my friend had a great birthday experience. The room was spacious and clean. I especially like the setup of the bathroom, it has a very modern feel. Thank you.

By , from Abu Dhabi on Oct 7, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 9, 2017

Dear Laney, We are glad you enjoyed your stay, looking forward to welcome you back soon at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi. Kind regards

4
Everyone

Overall it was a good experience. Although, I needed to be changed as my first room was very smelly (smoke). But staff were able to accommodate us right away. The staff working at the pool at night time need to improve their customer service. The staff though at the Steak Restaurant was exceptional. Very nice. We enjoyed our dinner.

By on May 12, 2016

Review comment responded on May 17, 2016

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and we are glad that you enjoyed dining at The Foundry steakhouse. Please accept our apologies if you found fault in our service at the rooftop pool and we can assure you that this usually is not the norm at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi. Our pool attendants usually receive very good feedback form our guests. We sincerely hope that you will once again give us the opportunity to serve you better in the future. Regards, Sayed

1

no customer service.

BusinessTravelers

The customer service and customer relationship/ hospitality is a huge problem at this hotel. First off,it takes hours for the bell service to bring up the luggage, they also lie about what is free in the room minibar or not and charge arm n leg for local Abu dhabi calls. I asked the front desk to make photocopy's and they didn't have a business center in the hotel for customers(sad), she had to go ask a manager who later said he would CHARGE me 1 deram each/ page and I went just around the corner from the hotel and I got to do 10 pages for same 1 deram. Also when I booked my room, they was an oversight of dates ( oct 10 for nov 10), and when I called for a shift in dates, they said NO and made me pay again for the 1 week stay I never checked in!. The morning breakfast which is also a shame and they charged a lot for, the staff there are also very rude and lazy. I had so many bad experience for the 5 nights I stayed here except at the lounges. I WILL NEVER RETURN OR RECCOMEND this hotel to anyone.

By on Jan 3, 2016

4

good hotel

Families

Good staff, friendly and professional hotel is about a 15 minute walk from the beach which features a nice boardwalk for morning and evening strolls. It is also close to a LuLuCenter supermarket where one can get local and imported food at reasonable prices. The rooftop pool is lovely, albeit a bit small on the weekends as the hotel is quite full Saturdays and Sundays. This was our first time in Abu Dhabi and while it is an interesting city in its own right, we were a bit disappointed about how empty and culture-less it feels. Granted, we are used to vacationing in places like Singapore, Paris, Kuala Lumpur, and Rome, so they are difficult places to follow. If you are an organized person that enjoys planning out places to see in your vacation city, than Abu Dhabi may be for you. If you like to go to a city and let the heart of it steer you in interesting directions, then go to another place.

By on Oct 19, 2015

5

weekend getaway

Singles

The hotel amenities are excellent. The front desk staff and doormen are very kind and helpful. I would highly recommend a stay at this hotel.

By on Sep 28, 2015

5

great hotel for couples and family

Couples

Each time we go to Abu Dhabi, we stay at the Southern Sun. It's great location make it a short taxi drive to just about anywhere we want to go. The rooms are always clean, and the hotel is always quiet and comfortable.

By on May 12, 2015

Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

Al Mina Street, Abu Dhabi, 51997
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