Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Abu Dhabi

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Old Aug 29, 18, 1:25 pm
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The plan to switch to W is pretty definite, as far as I know.

The hotel already mostly looks like a W, they just need to add some clashing Technicolour hues and thumping music all over the hotel to complete the process
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Old Feb 26, 19, 6:57 pm
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Planning my Abu Dhabi stay in March. These hotels are within my budget:
  • Marriott Downtown
  • Courtyard World Trade Center
  • Royal Meridien
  • Le Meridien
  • Sheraton
  • Aloft
  • Westin
  • Marriott Al Forsan
  • Yas Hotel
(the last 3 just barely)

I highly value excellent Platinum treatment (suite upgrades), luxurious lounges (food and drinks), large pools. Private beach would be nice. Good gym and walking / jogging routes also a plus.

Don't care for restaurants at all. Closeness to sightseeing sites also not my priority (but won't object to having).

Does any of the hotels on the list stand out as exceptional and a clear choice?…

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Old Feb 26, 19, 7:38 pm
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Best Marriott Club Lounge in Abu Dhabi???

Hello All: Last trip to Abu Dhabi I sacrificed my bonvoy points and stayed at the Jumierah Etihad Tower...which had the most fantastic club lounge. That said, I am going back and would like to try and find a Bonvoy property that compares...at least a little Several properties are run down, reviews aren't great....actually some of the nicest reviews are just the Marriott downtown.....We don't beach so that doesn't matter, but we do enjoy the club all day long etc.

Thank you in advance!
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Old Mar 5, 19, 11:56 am
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Originally Posted by Viks View Post
Planning my Abu Dhabi stay in March. These hotels are within my budget:
  • Marriott Downtown
  • Courtyard World Trade Center
  • Royal Meridien
  • Le Meridien
  • Sheraton
  • Aloft
  • Westin
  • Marriott Al Forsan
  • Yas Hotel
(the last 3 just barely)

I highly value excellent Platinum treatment (suite upgrades), luxurious lounges (food and drinks), large pools. Private beach would be nice. Good gym and walking / jogging routes also a plus.

Don't care for restaurants at all. Closeness to sightseeing sites also not my priority (but won't object to having).

Does any of the hotels on the list stand out as exceptional and a clear choice?…
The Yas Hotel I guess. I know there is an event on the track on the 15th, so if you don't like the noise....

The Westin is nice too, and is practically on the golf course.

Marriott al Forsan is very new. No idea what the rooms are like but my wife is a member of the leasure club. She likes it. The pool is one of the better ones.
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Old Mar 5, 19, 12:55 pm
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Anybody’s view on whether to stay at the St Regis or the R-C in Abu Dhabi? R-C rates are going for about 2/3 of the rates at the StR.Btw, is uber back in AUH?
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Old Mar 5, 19, 1:30 pm
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Originally Posted by MePlatPremier View Post
Anybody’s view on whether to stay at the St Regis or the R-C in Abu Dhabi? R-C rates are going for about 2/3 of the rates at the StR.Btw, is uber back in AUH?
Uber has not returned, but Careem is not bad.
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Old Mar 5, 19, 1:32 pm
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Uber has not returned, but Careem is not bad.
That’s weird when browse trips on the uber app I get estimates for the trips in Abu Dhabi.
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Old Mar 5, 19, 11:37 pm
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Uber is back in AUH, but not that many cars have signed up so far. Careem has a lot more cars.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 12:47 am
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Originally Posted by Dubh View Post
The Yas Hotel I guess. I know there is an event on the track on the 15th, so if you don't like the noise....

The Westin is nice too, and is practically on the golf course.

Marriott al Forsan is very new. No idea what the rooms are like but my wife is a member of the leasure club. She likes it. The pool is one of the better ones.
Just wanna make sure - are you saying that the YAS hotel now has a lounge?
I always thought they did not have one (and I had stayed there a few months back - nobody told me anything about a lounge, nor did I bother asking!)
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Old Mar 6, 19, 1:13 am
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Uber has not returned, but Careem is not bad.
Uber is definitely back in Abu Dhabi. I used them twice last week - once from AUH and once in the city. Barely any wait and had a Lexus both times. Very convenient.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 11:29 am
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Originally Posted by uschpr View Post

Uber is definitely back in Abu Dhabi. I used them twice last week - once from AUH and once in the city. Barely any wait and had a Lexus both times. Very convenient.
jeez, they've kept that quiet, better check it out.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 11:31 am
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Originally Posted by jaejaez View Post
Just wanna make sure - are you saying that the YAS hotel now has a lounge?
I always thought they did not have one (and I had stayed there a few months back - nobody told me anything about a lounge, nor did I bother asking!)
No, sorry, no lounge. But out of that original list I would pick Yas, if the lounge issue wasn't a heavily influencing factor.
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Old Mar 9, 19, 6:50 am
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Well, lounge is quite important for me indeed.

Which of the downtown hotels:
  • Marriott Downtown
  • Courtyard World Trade Center
  • Royal Meridien
  • Le Meridien
  • Sheraton
has the best lounge?…
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