Intercontinental Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, Middle East

The hotel

Boasting a private beach and marina, this stylish hotel offers an urban oasisof calm close to Abu Dhabi’s popular Corniche. If you are keen to explore thelocal area, the hotel is within easy reach of world-class shopping malls,attractions and sites of historical interest. There’s a cosmopolitan array ofrestaurants, all with marina views, whilst the contemporary BayshoreBeach Club offers something for every kind of traveller.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Children’s Playground
  • Children's Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Located at the heart of the capital, a 10-minute drive from downtown. Suitably close to popular shopping malls and within easy reach of many local attractions and sites of historical interest. Transfer time from Abu Dhabi Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

390 spacious, modern and stylish guest rooms and suites on 19 floors in 1 building. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, alarm/clock radio, telephone, tea/coffee maker, high-speed Internet access*, mini-bar*, safe and hairdryer. Deluxe Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 infant or child.

All Inclusive Standard option: includes three buffet meals in Selections and selected beverages of non-alcoholic, coffee/tea, wines, beers, and regular house spirits (vodka, whisky, rum, gin, brandy) during the below times at each outlet. This package excludes menu from room service, mini-bar, ice cream and Friday Brunch at both the Marina and Byblos sur Mer.

Please note: alchohol is served during the following times - Selections: 12:30pm-10:00pm, Chamas: 6:00pm-10:00pm, Coffee and cakes 12:00pm-10:00pm, The Bayshore 11:00am-6:30pm and Aquarius 11:00am-6:30pm.

Premium All Inclusive option: includes set menu and beverage service at below times at each outlet. This package excludes menu from room service, mini-bar, ice cream and Friday Brunch at both the Marina and Byblos sur Mer.

Please note: alchohol is served during the following times - Selections: 12:30pm-10:00pm, Byblos Sur Mer 12:30pm-10:00pm, Circo 5:00pm-12:00am, Cho Gao 12:00pm-10:00pm, Fishmarket 12:30pm-10:00pm, Chamas: 6:00pm-10:300pm, Belgian Café 4:00pm-10:00pm, Aquarius 11:00am-6:30pm, Coffee and cakes 12:00pm-10:00pm and The Bayshore 11:00am-6:30pm.

Half Board option: includes buffet lunch or dinner at Selections (International buffet) restaurant.

Full Board option: includes buffet lunch and dinner at Selections (International buffet) restaurant.

Deluxe Sea View Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 infant or child.

Club InterContinental City View/Sea View Rooms includes access to the club lounge with private check in/check out, cocktail hour and late check out till 4:00pm, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child. Please note: Children are not allowed in the Club Lounge and an alternative venue will be advised.

Deluxe Suites with bedroom as well as a large seating and dining area, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 infant or child.

Club Rooms include the following:

  • Private check in/check out in the Club InterContinental Lounge
  • Buffet breakfast with a live cooking station
  • Five different food presentations daily including cocktail hour
  • Business centre area equipped with PC desk tops and PC connecting stations
  • High-speed Internet access in all Club InterContinental Rooms
  • Wireless Internet access in the Club InterContinental Lounge
  • Two meeting rooms
  • Late check out 4:00pm.

9 restaurants and 3 bars: Byblos Sur Mer (Lebanese cuisine), Circo (Italian cuisine, dinner), Chamas (Brazilian cuisine, open for dinner), Fishmarket (Thai-style seafood, open for lunch and dinner), Selections (all-day-dining with regular theme nights), Cho Gao Marina Walk (Pan Asian cuisine), Belgian Café (open for dinner), Aquarius (poolside and beach restaurant) plus Piano Lounge (24-hour drinks and snacks). The Bayshore Beach Club has an infinity pool for adults with a swim-up bar, 2 kids' pools with a slide and a beach bar. Outdoor swimming pool with swim-up bar and kids' pool on the 3rd floor. Gym* including Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and cold plunge pool. 2 floodlit tennis courts*. Table tennis*. Kids' playground and play room. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Shops. Standard complimentary WiFi (premium WiFi*). 24-hour room service*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

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Jan 28, 2020 D2322TBbrendanc

My wife Patricia and I had a very enjoyable week at this intercontinental hotel and the superb beach area and spa. The hotel food in the Selections restaurant was excellent. All staff from the life guards on both beach and pools to the front desk staff were both friendly and helpful. I managed to leave some medicine at home and Nasr Al Abri on… Read more
My wife Patricia and I had a very enjoyable week at this intercontinental hotel and the superb beach area and spa. The hotel food in the Selections restaurant was excellent. All staff from the life guards on both beach and pools to the front desk staff were both friendly and helpful. I managed to leave some medicine at home and Nasr Al Abri on the front desk proved the level to which the hotel staff were willing to work to solve.my dilemma. And they did, We can only say how much we enjoyed our visit to Abu Dhabi and the magic assistances from all the staff. Special mention needs to be made to Silva, Shiju , Darins at the the front desk. We hope to return next year and expend our knowledge of a lovely country and people, Brendan Cradden . Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A very pleasant stay

Jan 28, 2020 Neil C

Excellent service from the moment that I entered the hotel to the moment that I left. All staff very friendly and accommodating. The usual excellent selection of food at breakfast and a good meal in the Belgium Café later. Enjoyed!
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Jan 27, 2020 Ebp202

I personally appreciated with the staff like Melanie, kezang, rejb and rinchen. All hotel staff are helpful and very friendly. Hope to see you all in your hotel. I'm sure I will come back with my family and friends. Thank you all for lovely service.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Staff Fantastic, rooms need a revamp

Jan 27, 2020 LTakel Surrey

Stayed for 3 nights. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, including moving my room from a lower floor to a higher one so I could sleep in a quieter area. They did all they could to make me feel welcome and for this reason I'm sure to return. The wifi is good and the selection of buffet food in the selections restauarnt is impressive. On… Read more
Stayed for 3 nights. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, including moving my room from a lower floor to a higher one so I could sleep in a quieter area. They did all they could to make me feel welcome and for this reason I'm sure to return. The wifi is good and the selection of buffet food in the selections restauarnt is impressive. On the downside, the rooms are a little tired (in particular the bathrooms) so a revamp is needed. They are clean, and the beds are great, but as a general feel the rooms are behind those of comparable price. In addition, if not staying as an all-inclusive guest the food & drink is expensive. Read less
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Jan 27, 2020 Craig1970 Scotland

Hotel is easy to get to from Abu Dhabi airport (approx 30 mins). Good location to access all areas of Abu Dhabi including Yas Island. Hotel valet service was fast and efficient and entrance to hotel is bright and airy. Staff at reception checkin were welcoming and attentive and genuinely happy to welcome me. Had the pleasure of a free room upgrade… Read more
Hotel is easy to get to from Abu Dhabi airport (approx 30 mins). Good location to access all areas of Abu Dhabi including Yas Island. Hotel valet service was fast and efficient and entrance to hotel is bright and airy. Staff at reception checkin were welcoming and attentive and genuinely happy to welcome me. Had the pleasure of a free room upgrade (which was very much appreciated). Check I was fast and hassle free. Room was large with excellent views. Bed was clean and very comfortable with both soft and medium pillows for everyone’s taste. Bathroom large and clean with jacuzzi bath and separate double shower. Hotel has plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from and is socially busy at night and weekends. Breakfast was busy but still plenty of food for everyone. Food was excellent in restaurants. Checkout was again fast and friendly. Would definitely recommend and would stay again at this hotel. All staff were genuinely friendly and welcoming. Read less