Review – St. Regis Abu Dhabi

by Zac George
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After flying in from London, I had two days to spend in Abu Dhabi before flying to Sydney. In the Middle East, there is a heap of variety, especially with SPG properties. I had visited the St. Regis at the Corniche before and really wanted to stay there so for this trip I knew exactly where to stay. I booked a Junior Suite but was upgraded to a Grand Deluxe Suite.

The paid rates were great at the time, and I decided just to pay instead of redeeming miles for a room. The St.Regis on the Corniche is a category five property while it’s brother on Saadiyat Island is a category 6.

As soon as you enter the property the first words out of your mouth will probably be along the lines of ‘WOW’ The lobby is just incredible and really does make you feel small.

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St. Regis Abu Dhabi Lobby

The lobby area is spacious and just gorgeous.

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Lobby Area

The lobby has a heap of seating, and there’s even a grand piano in the middle of the seats.

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Lobby Area


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Lobby Area


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Lobby Area


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Lobby Area

The check in area is located left of the stairs. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about both the hotel and the area.

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Check In Area

The hotel also has a help desk for all SPG related queries.

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SPG Help Desk

The concierge desk can help with directions, transport and basically help with anything you need.

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Concierge Desk

To the right of the concierge desk is the elevators up to the rooms and there is also a jewellery store just before them.

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Jewellery Store

My room was located on level 39. The building is made up of both the hotel itself and offices buildings.

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I was given suite 3908, one of the corner suites.

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Suite 3908

As you enter the room, to the left you’ll find the bathroom. What a view!

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The bathroom is quite large, and there is heaps of space. There are two sinks, one toilet and one large shower.

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Large Shower

Under each sink, you’ll find a range of amenities. More can be requested if you need any.

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The bath also has a set of amenities including products from Remede, the hotel even has a Remede Spa on the 3rd floor.

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Bathtub Amenities

The main part of the room is beautiful. It’s modern, spacious and extremely clean.

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Grand Deluxe Suite

Nice comfortable King Bed and the pillows were perfect, not too soft, not too hard.

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King Bed

The bedside table has your standard things, notepad, telephone and tissues. I really liked that the room also had many powerpoints.

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Bed Side Table

The room has a desk with power outlets, a telephone and a variety of stationary equipment in the draws.

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Office Desk

There’s also a couch and a comfortable chair in the room. If a pullout bed is required, this is where it goes.

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Couch and Seat

The view from the room is fantastic!

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Amazing View!

As with most hotels, there are a minibar and coffee & tea facilities. If you ever want a coffee or any other drink for that matter, I would recommend using the Butler service. Instead, it’s fast and-and a whole lot nicer.

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Coffee & Tea

In the drawer, there is a few snacks and care pack.

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Snacks and Care Kit

The minibar has a good selection of beverages, and I appreciated the two types of water.

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Next to the fridge is two bottles of water and an ice bucket.

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Water & Ice Bucket

After settling into the room, I decided to go out and visit the mosque and do some shopping. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is absolutely beautiful, and a must-visit if you’re ever in Abu Dhabi.

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque


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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

After doing some sightseeing and shopping, it was time to head back to the hotel and get some much-needed rest. As I entered the room, It had already been turned down, and there was also a surprise for me which was just awesome!

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Points From The Pacific Cake!


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Turned Down Bed


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Turn Down Service

The cleaners also provided many bottles of water, never too much water!

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Water Supply

As I was staying the night before flying the Residence, naturally I was too excited and couldn’t sleep so what did I do? Go and get photos of the rest of the hotel.

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Lobby Area

The property has a great lounge/bar area which was very popular during the day and there were even a few people there very early in the morning.

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The St. Regis Bar


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The St.Regis Bar

It’s a nice relaxing atmosphere; I’d probably appreciate it more if I could drink.

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The St. Regis Bar


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The St. Regis Bar


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The St. Regis Bar


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The St. Regis Bar

The bar has a big selection of liquor, wines and cocktails to choose from.

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The St. Regis Bar

If you’re in the mood for a shisha, they are available as well.

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The St. Regis Bar

Next to the bar is the Cigar room.

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Cigar Room

There is a big range of both whisky and cognac to choose from if you’re feeling like some.

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Cigar Room


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Cigar Room


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Cigar Room


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Lobby Area

The Terrace is a day to night restaurant, and I can tell you now, they serve some amazing food. The Friday brunch is absolutely massive. Sadly I didn’t see it this time.

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The Terrace On The Corniche

Upstairs of the lobby is, even more, seating, including a Tea Lounge.

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Lobby Area


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Lobby Area


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Lobby Area


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Lobby Area


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Tea Area

At the top level, there are tea pots on all of the tables. This was surprisingly busy at 2:00 in the morning.

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There is a heap of tea’s to choose from on the menu.

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Tea Selection


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Seating Area

On the left side, there is also a small library.

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The hotel is connected to the Nation Galleria mall, and you can access it easily.

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Hallway To The Mall


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Mall Entrance And Exit

Sadly I didn’t get photo’s of a few things at the property so here are some Press photos: The beach club is across the road from the hotel, but you access it via an underground walkway.

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St.Regis Abu Dhabi Beach Club (Image – Starwood)

The Azura is another restaurant at the property, and it’s known for its very generous food portions and incredible view.

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St. Regis Abu Dhabi Azura Upper Deck (Image – Starwood)

Bottom Line

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the St. Regis and cannot wait to stay there again. The rooms, staff and hotel are just top notch and it my stay would have to be one of the best I’ve had so far. Well done St. Regis Abu Dhabi!



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