Best Hotels, B&Bs, Guesthouses and Hostels in Abu Dhabi

Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels in Abu Dhabi

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Abu Dhabi that have been recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times, Frommer’s and more. All Abu Dhabi hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only list places that have a customer rating of at least 4 out of 5.

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Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Between The Bridges, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (show on map)
4.6
Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
Expert reviews

“Picturesque waterways run past the luxurious Shangri-La, affording lovely views of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque on an opposite bank. Amenities include a private beachfront, the Asian-inspired Chi spa and the opulent Pearls and Caviar restaurant and lounge.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Abu Dhabi.

Customer review rating
4.6 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Friendly staff
  • Swimming pool
  • Nice view
  • Top location
  • Comfortable beds
  • 213 rooms
From
$211 per night
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All you need to know

This five-star hotel is located within the Qaryat Al Beri complex, being one of the numerous facilities situated within the complex. Other facilities within the complex are the Shangri-La Residences, private villas, and the Spa at Shangri-La, the Souk at Qaryat and CHI. All these places combine to make the Shangri-La Hotel the perfect relaxation spot that it is today by providing perfect agglomeration economics.

The hotels offers its guest a range of services and state-of-the-art facilities that reflects the renowned Shangri-La hospitality. The hotel includes features such as a conference centre, a relaxation room which stays true to its name, a steam room and a spa. Other facilities in the hotel are wake-up service and babysitting service, which are meant for an easy and convenient stay in the hotel for anyone, including families.

The hotel features amazing sports and leisure facilities such as a well-equipped gym, a massage room, a pool bar, a tanning studio, children’s pool, Jacuzzi and a full-service spa. A day at any of these would make you as relaxed as possible.

All 214 rooms in the hotel are fitted with deep soaking bathtubs, patios and a standard free Wi-Fi connection and a high-speed wired internet service. Also available in the rooms are LCD TVs with cable channels to make sure you have the best of stay in the hotel.

With three outdoor pools and three bar/lounges, the hotel makes for a perfect place to relax and have a good time. Other services such as free valet parking, laundry facilities and free self-parking are also present in the hotel.

Welcome to the home of hospitality. 

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Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (show on map)
4.6
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Expert reviews

“An exceptional hotel, occupying a landmark tower – one of five that rise from the end of the Corniche like polished organ pipes.”

Telegraph review:

“Where it stands on the western end of the Corniche, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers today finds itself amid a cluster of hotels. It beholds the best (and highest) views of all, and is within walking distance of some of the city’s most popular attractions, whilst being a one-stop shop for dining and shopping.”

Customer review rating
4.6 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Friendly staff
  • Great views
  • Excellent service
  • Boutique style
  • Comfortable beds
  • Top location
From
$185 per night
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All you need to know

The beautiful Jumeirah at Etihad Towers is a beautiful hotel that is the epitome of the modern hotel. Standing as the highest vantage point of Abu Dhabi, it overlooks the Arabian Gulf and Corniche. As a part of the iconic 5-tower complex in Abu Dhabi, it ranks as one of the best hospitality centers in the city.

Some of the luxurious features of the hotel are the private beach, a spa which has a state-of-the-art equipment, stylish finishes and furnishing, and cutting-edge technology which includes free Wi-Fi available throughout the entire property and area of the hotel.

It is strategically located at a crucial point in the city; a 30-minute or 33 km drive from the Abu Dhabi International Airport, a 650m from the Emirates Palace and a 5-minute drive from the Marina Mall. With all these, the Jumeirah is an excellent location for tourists and visitors.

Fine dining and a tasty cuisine will be enjoyed by guests throughout their stay on the premises at any of the two restaurants in the hotel. The rooms in the hotel are well-equipped such as a flat-screen TV and an iPod docking station in every room. The hotel has a full-service spa with treatment rooms numbering 13, and a very large fitness center fitted with modern equipment.

The view of the city from the hotel rooms are near-perfect; beautiful skyline, scenic coast and a radiant sunshine every morning. The hotel offers other services such as childcare services and concierge services all to ensure that guests are well cared for and enjoy their stay.

Welcome to Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Hotel.

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Hotel Yas Viceroy, Abu Dhabi

Yas Island Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (show on map)
4.5
Hotel Yas Viceroy, Abu Dhabi
Expert reviews

“Appealing especially to race-goers, this dramatic hotel sits in pole position, straddling the Yas Marina Circuit.”

Telegraph review:

“The 499-room Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi is renowned for its over-water, over-land location straddling a Formula 1 race track. The hotel is a landmark on Yas Island, offering guests the opportunity to watch a car race from the balcony or relax in the sun by the beach.”

Customer review rating
4.5 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Friendly staff
  • Spacious rooms
  • Great hotel
  • Boutique style
  • Comfortable beds
  • Top location
From
$139 per night
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All you need to know

With its futuristic design and sophisticated architecture, Hotel Yas Viceroy is indeed a modern beauty. The architecture and design reflect the ancient Islamic art and craft traditions and the modern aesthetics of new global landmark areas.

The Grid Shell is a 217-meter expanse of sweeping curvilinear glass and steel that is the main feature of the hotel. The lighting reflecting from the Grid Shell can be seen from miles away ensuring that the hotel iconic status is guaranteed. The visible atmospheric-like veil from the Grid Shell can be seen from any direction from miles away.

At night, the light reflecting from the hotel is unique and dramatic which shows a range of beautiful color smoothly across the double curved surface of the hotel.

The Yas Lounge provides guest mouth-watering delicacies such as flaky pastries, fresh scones, and tasty chocolates. The lounge is particularly famous for its rich dark chocolate called Yas Cake ensuring that guests are treated to. The hotel has six restaurants in total.

The floor area of the entire hotel is a spacious 85,000-square-meter, with close to five hundred rooms and seventy-five well-equipped suites. The hotel is groundbreaking for being the world’s first hotel built over a Formula One race circuit making it home to one of the most exciting attractions in the UAE.

The Yas Viceroy Hotel is a perfect combination of culture and modern aesthetics, giving guests a look into one of the world’s most iconic and extraordinary hotels in the world.

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Aloft Hotel, Abu Dhabi

Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (show on map)
4.1
Aloft Hotel, Abu Dhabi
Expert reviews

“The towering Aloft hotel has 408 rooms done in a sleek and angular style and contains the popular rooftop bar Relax@12, among others.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Abu Dhabi.

“Adjoining the ADNEC Exhibition Centre, the loft-like rooms, rooftop pool and high-tech gadgetry make this a stylish business option.”

Customer review rating
4.1 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Swimming pool
  • Friendly staff
  • Large rooms
  • Boutique style
  • Top location
  • 408 rooms
From
$54 per night
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All you need to know

Whether you are looking for some alone time to unwind, to get away with the entire family or travelling for business, the Aloft Hotel situated in the ADNEC (Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre) offers the perfect mix of comfort, convenience and adventure. The renowned hotel is only a short drive from the Abu Dhabi International Airport and is surrounded by key attractions like the Khalifa Intl Bowling Centre, the Abu Dhabi Ice Rink and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

The Aloft Hotel offers a wide variety of amenities at an affordable price. The first of the memorable experiences at the Hotel is being greeted by the professional and courteous staff. Then it is onto what could be the most unique and relaxing experiences of your life. The spacious, comfortable rooms and outdoor infinity pool offer peace and tranquility to guests seeking leisure. For those partaking in business matters, the boardroom and conference setups are ideal.

All of the 408 contemporary-styled rooms feature oversized spa showers, comfy signature beds, plug and play connectivity stations and a 42” LCD TV among the many wonderful room elements. Beyond the luxurious rooms, the Splash Pool, Maï Cafe Restaurant and Rooftop Bar with presenting dynamic views of the Abu Dhabi skyline await. The Aloft Hotel is a treat to the senses that does not drain your wallet.

Hotel Details
— 408 rooms
— Built in the year 2009
— Contemporary style

Hotel Features
— Free valet parking
— Free WiFi
— Restaurant
— Outdoor swimming pool
— Poolside bar
— Business center
— 24-hour fitness center
— 24-hour front desk

Family Amenities
— Up to 2 kids under the age of 12 years old stay free when using the existing bedding
— Free infant bed available

Additional Info
— Check in starts at 3:00 PM
— Check out time is 12:00 PM
— Cardholder must present credit card and matching photo ID at check-in
— Minimum check in age is 18 years old

Address
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates

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Hotel Centro Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Golf Plaza, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (show on map)
4.1
Hotel Centro Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Expert reviews

“In the centre of the Yas hotel district, this contemporary choice has compact rooms for the budget conscious and attracts a younger crowd.”

Customer review rating
4.1 out of 5.0
What guests liked
  • Friendly staff
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Swimming pool
  • Boutique style
  • 259 rooms
From
$59 per night
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All you need to know

The Centro Yas Island Hotel is a seven-storey building with 259 rooms located within two miles of three famous places; the Yas Marina, the Ferrari World, and the Yas Waterworld. The hotel is a perfect location for guests as it is located some few minutes from the Formula One racetrack, a 10-minute drive from the Abu Dhabi International Airport and 750 meters away from the Ferrari World Theme Park.

The hotel has some outstanding features that make it one of the best in the city; a state-of-the-art tennis court with modern equipment available to guests, a fitness center with the perfect regimen and equipment designed to keep you fit throughout your stay in the hotel and a restaurant where delicious cuisine can be enjoyed by guests. The on-site coffee shop, a bar/lounge and outdoor pool where guests can enjoy a good swim makes the hotel a great relaxation spot.

All 259 rooms in the hotel are well-equipped with modern fittings and furnishings, stylishly designed to suit the taste of guests. Also available in all the rooms are pillow menus, free Wi-Fi, free wired Internet and flat-screen TV with cable channels.

The hotel staff is famous for their friendliness and great work ethic and the guests can enjoy 24-hour room service. A golf course is located within two miles and can be easily reached with the shuttle bus which can also be used to visit other major attractions on Yas Island.

The hotel is a perfect combination of aesthetics, functionality, and finesse.

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F.A.Q

What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Abu Dhabi?

The city of Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second most populous city in the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven emirates in the country. Here are some of the best neighborhoods to stay in Abu Dhabi:

Al Raha
One of the most posh residential areas, Al Raha is the home to the authentic Emirati villas and houses. The villas built in this neighborhood are beautifully extravagant yet simple and it is the best place to witness the architectural wonders of the country.

Al Reem Island
Al Reem Island is the finance hub of Abu Dhabi and the neighborhood evokes the hustle and bustle of any leading financial capital in the world. The area is thronged by thousands of tourists and residents who visit the place to witness some of the most avant-garde sights of the country.

Al Reef
Al Reef is noted for its characteristic urban-lifestyle setting and is a perfect hangout spot for the people who intend to discover the emirate’s city life. The neighborhood has ample of hotels and townhouses as well as numerous health clubs, public parks, shopping malls, and restaurants.

Al Maryah Island
Al Maryah Island is among the newly-built neighborhoods in the emirate and it is swiftly turning into one of the most sophisticated city centers of the city. The neighborhood is the home to some of the best shopping centers and technology hubs in the country.

Saadiyat Island
Saadiyat Island is among the most luxurious areas in the city and is the home to romantic beachfronts, five-star hotels, and large villa complexes.

How much do I have to pay for a night in a hotel in Abu Dhabi?

For 3-star hotels the average rate is around $70 per night. If you're looking for a 4-star hotel then the rates are around $90 per night. The average rate for a 5-star hotel in Abi Dhabi is around $200 per night.

Which Abu Dhabi hotel offers great breakfast?

If you're looking for a hotel that offers great breakfast, then Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri or The Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel are probably your best bets in Abu Dhabi.

What's the best hotel near the airport in Abu Dhabi?

If you're looking for an excellent hotel near the airport in Abu Dhabi, then go for Hotel Centro Yas Island.

Which hotel offers the best views in Abu Dhabi?

The Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel has some excellent views of Abu Dhabi.
About Abu Dhabi

The city of Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second-most populous city in the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi also serves as the capital of Emirate of Abu Dhabi, where it is the largest of the seven emirates in the country.

As of 2016, the estimated population of Abu Dhabi was 3 million. The city of Abu Dhabi is popularly regarded as one of the most attractive cities in the world as a result of the several tourist attractions and landmarks in the city. Attractions such as Etihad Towers, Yas Marina, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi are some of the most popular in the city.

The Yas Marina Circuit, the second Formula One track in the Middle East, serves as the venue of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. This attracts numerous people to the city over the course of the Grand Prix.

Abu Dhabi is famous for its breath-taking architectural designs and styles which offers one of the best spectacles to the eye. It is easy to enjoy commanding views from the hotels on this review which would just make your stay in the city even more worthwhile.

If you like our list of best places to stay in Abu Dhabi, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Dubai or the best hotels in Mumbai.

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