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Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

Mina Road Al Zahiya, Abu Dhabi 51997 United Arab Emirates
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#11 of 147 hotels in Abu Dhabi
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A total of 353 en-suite rooms and suites comprise the luxurious accommodation offered at the hotel. Contemporary with Arabesque influences, each guest room ensures the utmost in comfort and privacy. A host of in-room amenities are offered, from complimentary WiFi access, tea and coffee making facilities, electronic safes, mini bar, to many other comforts that enhance your sense of well-being.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Babysitting
Free shuttle or taxi services
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Laptop safe
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, Afrikaans, Filipino and 1 more
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Siobhan C wrote a review Feb 2024
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Very nice hotel. Excellent service. We were upgraded to a mini suite on arrival. Sreekanth and his team at the front desk were very helpful and so pleasant to deal with . Would highly recommend this hotel when staying in Abu Dhabi. Siobhan and Noel from Ireland
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mariam Alobaidat wrote a review Feb 2024
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Yesterday i try the food of the restaurant and Mr. Mohammed alsayed advice me to try the weygo burger and it was very delicious also he heated for me because the wether was cold to eat it all.. thanks alot for him and for the all staff for the hospitality
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: My advice is to visit the greatest hotel in abu dhabi and try there restaurants especially the...
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Trisha Sharma wrote a review Feb 2024
Kota, India13 contributions3 helpful votes
Hello people of Abu Dhabi, I want to give a big shout out to this place Souther Sun where I celebrated my daughter's birthday party. All the guests international and indians were st7nned to see the arrangements they did. HIGHLY CLASSY with super delicions food with a wide variety is a rare combination when you go for a 4 star or 5 star hotels. What else you need other than Hospitality, Food , Ambience, Attention, loaction, People. Very very special thanks to Mr Jerin who made it a great one and arranged each and every item according to us in a very reasonable price. He arranged even more than our expectations. What a professional staff and super duper hospitality woth Amazing super delicious food. 5 Big Stars 🌟 to this Amazing team and hotel. I highky recommend this hotel. 👌 Thanks once again for making my Daughter's 13th birthday a very special one.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Simson24 wrote a review Feb 2024
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My recent stay at the Southern Sun in Abu Dhabi was delightful. The rooftop pool provided a tranquil escape with stunning city views, complemented by the friendly lifeguard's Guru attentive service. While the breakfast was good but not extraordinary, the hotel's prime location made it ideal for exploring the city and embarking on day trips. With its convenient location and serene ambiance, the Southern Sun offered a wonderful retreat in Abu Dhabi.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Pierre Delfau, General Manager at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Simson, Thank you for being with us recently and for your feedback. I see that you had a good time whilst in Abu Dhabi and found our location very convenient, together with a very friendly service from Guru, our Life Guard. The Team and I look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Pierre Delfau General Manager
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Issam Bouziane wrote a review Feb 2024
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates2 contributions10 helpful votes
I organized a ceremony and, following a recommendation from a friend, I reached out to the hotel's service. We met with Jerry, who was the manager responsible of this event. One meeting was enough to figure out all the needed details: menu, venue, ... The event was a real success, the food was perfect, the service was very good. Everyone in the events liked the food and the ambiance. I'm genuinely impressed and grateful for the seamless experience. If anyone is looking for a place to host an event, I wholeheartedly recommend Southern Sun. Thanks again to Jerry and the fantastic team! thanks also to Salma from the team who was taking care of the ladies and accommodating all our requests.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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maureen w wrote a review Feb 2024
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The ambience of the hotel is very top notch, from the reception all the way to the classy rooms. The hotel staff are amazing, friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. Special mention to Dulal, Alice, Joseph and Emanuel who really made our stay easy and memorable. We stayed in the hotel for more than a month. Will definitely recommend this hotel to my friends 🥰🥰🥰❤️❤️
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Maureen, Thank you for staying with us and for the great comments you have posted on this website. I see that your experience was a memorable one and we all look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Pierre Delfau General Manager
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Steve wrote a review Feb 2024
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Only a short 8 day trip this time, but as usual an excellent stay. Thanks to Guru and all his pool attendants for making the pool deck an excellent place to relax, and Sean, Dutka and all the other f and b staff for there wonderful service and friendliness.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Pierre Delfau, General Manager at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Steven, Once again, thank you so much for your continued support and for posting this great review about your extended period with us over the years. I see that some Colleagues are really making a difference to your stays and you will always have a home away from home at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi. Kind regards, Pierre
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Malcolm M wrote a review Feb 2024
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I have had a wonderful stay at Southern Sun hotel and have been v well looked after by all the staff...the hotel staff were all very helpful in all departments and my room cleaning and servicing by Durga was friendly, very efficient & professional every day and helped to make my stay very enjoyable. Thank you very much for your hospitality and I look forward to visiting again in future ☺️
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Dear Malcolm, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review and for commenting on the high level of service in your room from one of our Colleague, Durga. I am delighted that you had a good time with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Pierre Delfau General Manager
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GameGod E wrote a review Feb 2024
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The hotel entrance was nice and the staff very nice and helpful. However this seemingly nice hotel has some major flaws in my opinion that don’t make it worth the stay at the price especially including breakfast prices. Some of the elevators did not respond properly and the panel was loose making it hard to press the buttons and it registering for your floor. I stayed in room 1614 and upon entry it looks nice everything is in order except a missing coffee mug and ironing board to which you can request no problem. I want to add as well the door lock broke after one use. Normally I never use the chain privacy lock but I tested anyways and it fell right to the floor. The experience in the room during the day you will notice a heavy amount of debris in the air. Causing the room to be completely dusty and needing to be cleaned every morning. The room service sometimes took several calls just to get somebody to come as they tend to forget, or never informed the right staff. The room service also came in and washed a coffee mug in the sink instead of replacing the cups and wine glass with clean ones. That was when I decided I did not like the service. I requested several times for clean cups and they simply washed the cups in my sink with no detergent and this is unsanitary and something I could have simply did. The first set of cups I requested the room service brought these cups to me dirty. Upon inspection, there was a cluster of dust in th e center of the cub. I’m not sure if he even look before handing the cups to me. I was provided robes upon request and they did not come with the ties and when I asked to have the full robes and pieces it’s like they could not comprehend what I was requesting and it never got fulfilled. The room service also cleaned the bathroom with dirty towels that were already located inside the hotel room. After seeing this seems very unhygienic, even if the intention is to clean the towels. This makes me also question the bedsheets as after several nights sleeping in this hotel my skin became very irritated in several parts of my body. The breakfast I believe was over priced so I paid for a single morning and breakfast, and for the most part, the breakfast was all right but I’ve been to several hotels and never seen the omelette line cooked with old pans instead of using nonstick. There are several plates use for the breakfast, which are easily accessible. However, I found that quite a few of the plates were dirty and probably poorly cleaned. The room service gentleman gave me the link to complete a survey upon him, knowing I was going to check out however, after showing me the link he tried to input five stars and not allow me to give my genuine review.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us recently and also, for letting me know about your experience. Please accept my sincere apologies for the disappointments we have caused as well as leaving you with a poor reflection of our hotel. What you have described is certainly not the norm as can be seen by the numerous positive comments we receive, and especially, about our Housekeeping Team. I have discussed your comments with my Team as well as the Head of the Department, and we are already implementing various re training programs for the individuals that serviced your room, and also, the rest of the Team. I once again thank you for bringing this to my attention, and I hope that we will still have the opportunity of welcoming you back, in order to demonstrate that this was an isolated occurrence. Kind regards, Pierre Delfau General Manager
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davidreed03 wrote a review Feb 2024
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates6 contributions5 helpful votes
The staff led by Pitambar kept the room very clean and tidy. The staff are also very friendly and helpful. Very nice spirts bar as well. Was given the option of a cheap upgrade to executive room which I took advantage of.... Will stay here again
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Dear David, Thank you for being with us recently and for the valued feedback given, which I have shared with the Team. We all look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Pierre Delfau General Manager
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€79 - €129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Southern Sun Abu Dhabi
Which popular attractions are close to Southern Sun Abu Dhabi?
Nearby attractions include Al Mina Fruit and Vegetable Souk (0.2 km), Ratskey (0.4 km), and Legends Night Club (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Southern Sun Abu Dhabi?
Conveniently located restaurants include B Lounge, Grills at Chill'O Mediterranean Restaurant & Lounge, and Flavours International Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Southern Sun Abu Dhabi have airport transportation?
Yes, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Southern Sun Abu Dhabi offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Hindi, Arabic, Filipino, and Afrikaans.