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Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

Mina Road Al Zahiya, Abu Dhabi 51997 United Arab Emirates
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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#14 of 161 hotels in Abu Dhabi
Travellers' Choice
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)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Free shuttle or taxi services
Valet parking
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
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
Currency exchange
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
Laptop safe
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, Arabic, Filipino, Hindi
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Safi wrote a review 16 Oct
2 contributions2 helpful votes
My room had all the amenities I needed with a shower and bathtub. The pool area was comfortable and the bar right there. There were no problems with my stay. The staff was friendly and enjoyed speaking with them.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Joey D wrote a review 11 Oct
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I was here for a 1 night stay with a friend. I didn't expect how magnificent the hotel is, from reception, to lobby, to bar, to restaurant, rooftop pool, and to our room. I was really shocked, judging from the outside it was totally different. Our room was so spacious and well/neatly maintained. Room service is also efficient (not to mention their super kind staffs). The food in their restaurant is fabulous, I was so lucky to experience their launching of Asian cuisine. Definitely will go back here with friends. Thanks to Sir Albert for assisting us!
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Date of stay: October 2021
Elena B wrote a review 2 Oct
1 contribution
I just want to say thank you to all of the hotel staff at the Southern sun hotel in Abu Dhabi for their consistently excellent work. I want to specifically mention Veeranna who works in the house keeping department . A few weeks ago, we traveled for three days and when we arrived back our room was immaculate! He deep cleaned the room and made it very warm and welcoming for us upon our return. Thank you for your hard work and amazing effort. It was lovely to come home to such a clean and welcoming environment, especially after a trip. Thank you again to Veeranna and all of the house keeping staff at Southern Sun Hotel. Stuart and Elena Bateman
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Liz S wrote a review 1 Oct
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates67 contributions3 helpful votes
Me and my husband book late night yesterday Sept.30,2021 and while we are having dinner outside for our anniversary we booked room in booking.com and clearly stated that we request for 2 pairs of slippers and Bath robes.. and so before midnight we arrived in our room.. when we arrived the room is not well prepared the amenities like vanity kits and extra soaps as well as coffee and tea and water is not available in the room and also the slippers and bathrobes we have requested.. and the toilets is uncleaned still there are traces of dirt and pee stained around the rim of the toilet bowls which is disgusting as well! early morning when we woke up my husband wanted to prepare a coffee for both of us but to his surprise the electric kettle is full of dirt and rust and disappointedly disgusted we just ordered talabat instead.. this is really a very disappointing and bad experience for both of us we never expected such a thing like this in a very nice and cozy hotel like Southern Sun! definitely not recommended! 👎🏻👎🏻👎🏻
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Pierre Delfau, General Manager at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear lizsE2901FB, Thank you for the valued feedback you have shared with us and please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience and disappointment we have caused. I can assure you that this is not the norm as can be seen by the numerous comments we receive on a regular basis on this website. I have address your issues with the Team to ensure we take better care and we also had a the kettle removed from the room which had been used by the previous Guest to boil milk. This should have been noticed by our Colleagues during the cleaning process though. I do hope that this will not stop your from returning in order to show you our true hospitality. Kind regards, Pierre Delfau General Manager
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Azza Hamieh wrote a review Sep 2021
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates9 contributions
Without the Assistance of Ahmed Ayachi, the Experience wouldn't have been complete, full hospitality , Good Rate convinced me to stay for Four Month. From the moment i stepped in just to check availability. The Hotel is well located in the Heart of Abu Dhabi, you can reach anywhere easily. A full experience , Tidy Vast Rooms, Friendly Staff, Great Pool, Greater Gym, Pub, Three Restaurants, coffee Lounge All in one.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: Select Rooms With Sea View
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Response from Pierre Delfau, General Manager at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear 3azza7amieh, Thank you for staying with us and your feedback, especially about Ahmed on our Front Desk who made your visit a memorable one. I see you also enjoyed our varied facilities and location and we all hope to see you back soon. Kind regards, Pierre Delfau General Manager
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US$56 - US$168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United Arab EmiratesEmirate of Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi
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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 Chinese Art Gallery (0.4 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 Parmigiana Italian Restaurant, Lemon Lounge Abu Dhabi, and Jazz & Fizz Bar.
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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi offers an airport shuttle 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, and Filipino.