Intercontinental Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Virgin rating

The hotel

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

Amenities

  • Tennis
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • 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.

Board basis options

Half Board option: includes buffet breakfast at Selections restaurant and a set menu lunch or dinner at select restaurants.

Full Board option: includes buffet breakfast at Selections restaurant plus a set menu lunch and dinner at select restaurants.

Dine Around option: buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and buffet dinner from Selections restaurant. Lunch and dinner will be, at guest choice, from below award-winning restaurants with a set menu: - Byblos sur Mer, Cho Gao Marina Walk, Porto Gina, Belgian Café. 9 Cut Experience at Chamas restaurant (dinner only from Monday to Saturday). Light bites at The Bayshore, Aquarius. Restaurants and bars for beverages only: - The Bayshore: 11:00-18:30, Aquarius: 11:00-18:30, Belgian Café: from 15 of May - 16th of June, 12:00-22:30, Chamas: from 16th June, served until 22:00, Selections: drinks service available during meals.

All Inclusive Standard option: buffet breakfast, buffet lunch and buffet dinner from Selections restaurant. 3 course set menu at Porto Gina. Restaurants and bars for beverages only: - The Bayshore: 11:00-18:30, Aquarius: 11:00-18:30, Belgian Café: from 15 of May - 16th of June, 12:00-22:30, Chamas: from 16th June, served until 22:00, Selections: drinks service available during meals, Piano Lounge: 7:00-01:00 (non-alcoholic drinks).

Premium All Inclusive option: guests will enjoy breakfast (assisted buffet with live station) from Selections restaurant. Lunch and dinner will be, at guest choice, from below award-winning restaurants with a set menu: - The Fishmarket, Byblos sur Mer, Cho Gao Marina Walk, Porto Gina, Belgian Café. 9 Cut Experience at Chamas restaurant (dinner only from Monday to Saturday). Light bites at The Bayshore, Aquarius. Restaurants and bars for beverages only: - Selections: drinks service available during meals, The Fishmarket: 12:30-23:00, Byblos sur Mer: 12:30-23:00, Cho Gao Marina Walk: 16:00-23:00 (Thursday to Saturday), Chamas: drinks served until 22:00, Porto Gina: drinks service available during meals, Belgian Café: 12:00-22:00, The Bayshore: 11:00-18:30, Aquarius: 11:00-18:30, Piano Lounge: 7:00-01:00 (non-alcoholic drinks).

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), Porto Gina (Italian cuisine, dinner), Chamas (Brazilian cuisine, open for dinner Mon-Sat), Fishmarket (Thai-style seafood, open for lunch and dinner), Selections (buffet breakfast), Cho Gao Marina Walk (Pan Asian cuisine, open for dinner Mon-Sat), Belgian Café (open for dinner), Aquarius pool bar, plus Piano Lounge (24-hour drinks and snacks). Club InterContinental lounge.

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 (currently closed).

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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Selections Restaurant Excellent Server Tushar

May 27, 2024 joellen504 New Orleans, Louisiana

At Selections Restaurant, We received Excellent Service from Tushar our server. He greets Us with a friendly smile, remembers our beverages and checks in with Us to make certain we are enjoying our meal ! Bravo, He’s a Gem. Thank you to Prity as well for her friendly smile and welcoming Us back upon each visit.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bad reception and old dirty hotel. Staff are not supportive

May 26, 2024 ojanja Al Mubarraz, Saudi Arabia

The receptionist were very bad. Renee almost threw the key on may face. She did recognize my membership as diamond elite and didn’t tell me a word of what is in this hotel. She didn’t even direct me to the elevator. Additionally the hotel is old and dirty room and furniture. You need to call three to four times to get some things to the room. The… Read more
The receptionist were very bad. Renee almost threw the key on may face. She did recognize my membership as diamond elite and didn’t tell me a word of what is in this hotel. She didn’t even direct me to the elevator. Additionally the hotel is old and dirty room and furniture. You need to call three to four times to get some things to the room. The only good thing is the spa was good. I don’t advise going to this hotel Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Comfortable, excellent restaurants, Kardenal staff

May 25, 2024 Tour59768035639

Excellent location Excellent services Excellent staff especially Kardenal Istanbulu she has smily face and didn’t forget her customers requirements. She follow up with you to make sure you are satisfied. She guided me to the marina and showed me the restaurants
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good experience will go back

May 19, 2024 Cedric Y

Everything was great except the checking in. The check-in clerk told me he is going to upgrade me to a sea view room. I told him that a sea view room is exactly what I booked. If you want to give me an upgrade, put me on a higher level, which is also on my IHG preferences. He was clearly unhappy that I did not appreciate his lie, and put me on a… Read more
Everything was great except the checking in. The check-in clerk told me he is going to upgrade me to a sea view room. I told him that a sea view room is exactly what I booked. If you want to give me an upgrade, put me on a higher level, which is also on my IHG preferences. He was clearly unhappy that I did not appreciate his lie, and put me on a lower floor. The hotel is fairly priced, and everyone is friendly. Breakfast is full of choices and the people really enjoy providing their services. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing facilities!

May 19, 2024 Adel G Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The room size is very convenient despite it is very old hotel and the furniture really needs a renovation. The restaurants and the beach along with the pool are amazing and it is really nice place to take a break. I highly recommend this hotel for business or leisure.