Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Abu Dhabi

WHERE TO STAY IN ABU DHABI: ABU DHABI SOFITEL CORNICHE

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Whether you are a traveler exploring the UAE or a resident looking for a much needed staycay weekend keep reading to learn where to stay in Abu Dhabi.

 

HOTEL/LOCATION

Abu Dhabi is literally crawling with hotels and lodging that you can choose from to satisfy your needs, wants, and budget. I believe that when you visit a gorgeous place like the capital of the UAE you should maximize your experience by having a hotel that is centrally located and makes you feel at home.

The Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche sits facing Lulu Island and the Arabian Gulf, giving you the option to access the beach easily as well as explore downtown Abu Dhabi with ease. The beach and the city all are all at your reach. Who wouldn’t love that? I do!!!

COST

The Sofitel ranks as one of my top choices for stays in Abu Dhabi because of their ongoing effort to provide a valued stay for my money. As a budge-lux expert, I prefer to book accommodations that offer some sort of savings. The Sofitel not only has top quality rooms and service but they also have offers with different booking apps like Entertainer and Booking.com. If you use the Entertainer app you can snatch up a 2-for-1 stay. And this is included on ALL room types.

With Booking.com, you can get rooms at a discount while bundling breakfast buffets or offering lounge access. Compared to many other hotels that were close to this area (Abu Dhabi Corniche) the Sofitel offers the most bang for your buck.

THE ROOM

Good room quality is one of my non-negotiables of lodging. I prefer to pick rooms with good bedding, comfortable space for downtime and a nice view.  Fortunately, my stay at the Sofitel didn’t force me to choose one or another with my preferences. They literally HAD IT ALL.

 

The Sofitel luxury suite rooms are a perfect choice if you decide to plan a long getaway or a short stay. I mean we all could use a staycay every now and then, right? Read WHY A STAYCAY IS A GREAT IDEA.

The room gave me a relaxed spa vibe while overlooking the beach.

DINING

When I choose accommodations I prefer that I have lots of options, especially for food! It’s always nice to have a choice of eating in or going out. Whether I’m exploring a new city or enjoying my surroundings on a staycay, a hotel with different food options is a winner for me every time.
From mouth-watering in-room breakfast to a grilled dinner by the pool; tea time in the executive lounge and a 5-star Italian meal with Michelin starred chefs, I had a lot of choices

I really loved that most of the options for dining were also available on the Entertainer. Saving money for accommodations AND food? You can thank me later.

Breakfast in my pajamas? I don’t mind if I do!

 

Sofitel’s premiere restaurant, Parmigiana, hosted a 5-course dinner by a Michelin – Star chef, Paolo Cappuccio.
 

Club Milesime
Club Millesime is the executive lounge offered to the guest who stays in select rooms. The lounge offers exclusivity during breakfast, high tea, and happy hour.

 

Every Friday & Saturday the hotel pool side restaurant, Grill@Chillo, offers a BBQ plated dinner.

ENTERTAINMENT

As far as must-haves in a hotel, entertainment provided by the hotel isn’t a top priority. But, when my accommodations offer it, it’s a major plus to my stay. During my stay at the Sofitel, I was able to hang out at their Jazz bar which has a live band once a week along with drink specials. They also put on sports matches by the pool which offers shisha and happy hours as well.

TIA’S TAKE

As an avid staycayer I enjoyed the perks that the Sofitel offered to its guest. There were a few shows that took place during my stay and different activities for the guest to enjoy which I love having as an option. The cost of stay and the location makes the Sofitel a great choice for anyone traveling to Abu Dhabi for the first time or staying for a short getaway.

When I travel I love to have an option to relax and just kick it. The pool lounge gave me all of the feels and helped me to wind down and enjoy my stay.

My favorite part of this weekend staycay hands down was the cleanliness and comfort of my room. When you entrust a place to make you feel at home away from home having an inviting room is a key factor and the Sofitel delivers!

Overall, I had no complaints about the Sofitel and I would recommend them to anyone exploring or visiting Abu Dhabi. Check them out on social media to keep up with their latest events and specials!

Until Next Time,

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