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Hilton Abu Dhabi Hotel 4.0

Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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  • A 2.7 acre white-sand beach with sunbeds, umbrellas, and beach bar
  • Lovely Hiltonia beach club with pools, waterslides, hot tubs, and water sports
  • Large, well-equipped fitness center with gorgeous beach views
  • Several peaceful garden and beachfront terraces
  • Luxury Wellness Spa
  • Tennis court
  • Bike rentals on site
  • Children's pool and kids' club with supervised activities
  • 24-hour room service


  • Fee for Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Local laws may restrict unmarried couples from sharing rooms, and guests might be asked to provide proof of marriage
  • No pets or service animals are allowed on the property 
  • No shuttle to area attractions
  • Rooms are small and a bit dated

Bottom Line

The 327-room luxury Hilton Abu Dhabi Hotel, one of the city's oldest, sits on the Corniche, offering panoramic views of the Gulf and city skyline. The Hilton has a fantastic beach club, complete with a private beach, several pools, waterslides, hot tubs, a swim-up bar, and an abundance of water sports. The hotel has vintage charm but shows some wear, and the decor could use updating, but the location is great, with high-end shopping within walking distance. The comparable Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana nearby often has better prices. 

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A vintage feel, lovely beach club, and family-friendly vibe

The Hilton Abu Dhabi Hotel is one of the city’s oldest and smallest hotels, and has a little bit of old Las Vegas charm, but against the backdrop of Abu Dhabi’s showstopping futuristic hotel towers the Hilton could use a style revamp. Still, the hotel is warm and inviting, and the Hiltonia Beach Club, across the busy Corniche via an underground tunnel, is its centerpiece. The private white-sand beach covers almost three acres, with plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas, and a cute palapa-shaded beach bar. Gardens surround the beach, with peacocks roaming, and a duck pond. The lobby, with lots of marble and columns, can feel crowded, and resembles other Hiltons in other countries, but everything is clean and the vibe is more family-friendly than at many other area hotels. The location is great for tourists and many business travelers, but the hotel needs a little refurbishing.


On the Corniche in the heart of Abu Dhabi, near high-end shopping

The Hilton Abu Dhabi Hotel sits on the western end of the Corniche in the heart of Abu Dhabi. Behind the hotel are smaller service roads with lots of construction underway, but there are interesting places for walkers to explore, despite the busy traffic. Marina Mall, Heritage Village, and the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club are a 15-minute walk away. There is a golf course two miles from the hotel. The Famed Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a 20-minute drive, and the airport is 30 minutes away by car.


Small and generic, but clean and comfortable, with beautiful ocean views

Rooms at the Hilton Abu Dhabi Hotel are on the small side and somewhat generic and dated in decor, with mirrored closet doors and lots of marble that would fit in at any Hilton anywhere. Furniture is dark wood, and desks are cluttered with coffee and TVs, not great for business travelers who need to work. Ocean-facing rooms have beautiful views but get street noise from the busy Corniche. Guests may want to request a nonsmoking room. Rooms come with flat-screen TVs with premium channels and DVD players, minibars, laptop safes, and free toiletries. Connecting rooms are available.


Fabulous beach club, exotic massage treatments, jazz and sports bar, and international restaurants

The centerpiece of the Hilton Abu Dhabi is its beach club, with windsurfing, sailing, paddleboarding, and water sports galore, plus several pools with waterslides. The hotel’s spa offers awesome spa treatments, including hot stone and Thai massage, scrubs, and wraps, mani pedis and salon services. The Hilton has 15 different restaurants, including Italian, pan-Asian, Japanese, and Lebanese. The Jazz Bar offers live music each evening, and Hemingway’s is a South American-themed sports bar for catching up on futbol. Executive club members have access to a dedicated floor with a private lounge, free Internet, breakfast, and all-day snacks.

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Corniche Rd, PO Box 877 , Abu Dhabi, Emirate of Abu Dhabi 877, United Arab Emirates