Located in downtown Abu Dhabi, the Southern Sun hotel offers sweeping views of the skyline and waterways that comprise the heart of the city. The 350+ room hotel offers guests a rooftop swimming pool, sauna, gym, and restaurant. Each guest room is tastefully appointed, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, platform beds, sleek furniture, a large flatscreen television, and a gorgeous bathroom reminiscent of a spa.
Don’t want to brave the desert heat? Hiding-out will not be a problem at the Southern Sun. The hotel’s on-campus restaurants (The Foundry and Kahraman) offer mesmerizing ambiance and exquisite menu offerings to fit any taste. The Foundry offers both buffet and a la carte dining options for breakfast and lunch, making it perfect for diners wanting a less formal dining experience. For dinner, the restaurant transforms into a ritzy steakhouse, offering a more intimate and upscale environment. You can indulge in a cocktail and shisha after dinner at one of the Southern Sun’s lounges. The rooftop bar, Hytes (which sits on the 27th floor rooftop), offers cocktails with a view! Diners are treated to insane views of the skyline and waterfront of the corniche while sipping the night away. Those wanting to relax and smoke shisha can head down to the terrace level lounge, Balcon.
The Southern Sun hotel is conveniently located near the scenic corniche. This puts guests in close proximity to several attractions, many of them in walking distance. Abu Dhabi Beach, Al Sahil Beach, Family Park, Abu Dhabi Mall, and the Al Mina Fish Market are a short walk or taxi cab ride from the property. Other attractions in the area, such as Yas Island, Ferrari World, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque are a bit further out, but easily reached via taxi service.
The draw of this hotel is most certainly its commitment to service. From the moment you walk through the doors, you are treated to attentive and personalized experience from the staff. Everyone from housekeeping to room service knows your name and address you by it. Leave your shoes and souvenirs scattered on your way out the door? They are re-organized by the time you return. Ordered 2 extra towels last night? They re-stock your bathroom with those extra two towels the next night, without you requesting them. Personalized service is the name of the game at the Southern Sun.
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi Hotel
Al Mina Street Tourist Club Area – أبو ظبي – United Arab Emirates
+971 2 818 4888
Lifestyle Editor at World Bride Magazine.