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.
The lobby area is spacious and just gorgeous.
The lobby has a heap of seating, and there’s even a grand piano in the middle of the seats.
The check in area is located left of the stairs. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about both the hotel and the area.
The hotel also has a help desk for all SPG related queries.
The concierge desk can help with directions, transport and basically help with anything you need.
To the right of the concierge desk is the elevators up to the rooms and there is also a jewellery store just before them.
My room was located on level 39. The building is made up of both the hotel itself and offices buildings.
I was given suite 3908, one of the corner suites.
As you enter the room, to the left you’ll find the bathroom. What a view!
The bathroom is quite large, and there is heaps of space. There are two sinks, one toilet and one large shower.
Under each sink, you’ll find a range of amenities. More can be requested if you need any.
The bath also has a set of amenities including products from Remede, the hotel even has a Remede Spa on the 3rd floor.
The main part of the room is beautiful. It’s modern, spacious and extremely clean.
Nice comfortable King Bed and the pillows were perfect, not too soft, not too hard.
The bedside table has your standard things, notepad, telephone and tissues. I really liked that the room also had many powerpoints.
The room has a desk with power outlets, a telephone and a variety of stationary equipment in the draws.
There’s also a couch and a comfortable chair in the room. If a pullout bed is required, this is where it goes.
The view from the room is fantastic!
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.
In the drawer, there is a few snacks and care pack.
The minibar has a good selection of beverages, and I appreciated the two types of water.
Next to the fridge is two bottles of water and an 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.
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!
The cleaners also provided many bottles of water, never too much water!
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.
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.
It’s a nice relaxing atmosphere; I’d probably appreciate it more if I could drink.
The bar has a big selection of liquor, wines and cocktails to choose from.
If you’re in the mood for a shisha, they are available as well.
Next to the bar is the Cigar room.
There is a big range of both whisky and cognac to choose from if you’re feeling like some.
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.
Upstairs of the lobby is, even more, seating, including a Tea Lounge.
At the top level, there are tea pots on all of the tables. This was surprisingly busy at 2:00 in the morning.
There is a heap of tea’s to choose from on the menu.
On the left side, there is also a small library.
The hotel is connected to the Nation Galleria mall, and you can access it easily.
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.
The Azura is another restaurant at the property, and it’s known for its very generous food portions and incredible view.
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!