Abu Dhabi / Hotels & Resorts / Middle East

Conrad Etihad Towers Review: The Most Iconic Hotel in Abu Dhabi

Conrad Etihad Towers stands tall and proud overlooking the surrounding area and oozes with architectural magnificence.  There are five towers, with tower one standing at 277 metres and containing the 69 floors of the Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers Hotel.

The remaining four towers house offices and apartments and three of them were featured in the film “Fast and Furious 7” starring Vin Diesel. You can’t help but be impressed by their visually stunning presence on the Abu Dhabi skyline.

Located on the West Corniche in the exclusive area of Las Al Akhdar, the Conrad Etihad Towers command an impressive position. Being located close to the business district, it caters perfectly for both travellers and business guests. The Corniche runs from Mina port to the Emirates Palace Hotel and offers a place to walk and cycle on its extensive pathway.

I was staying a few nights in Abu Dhabi before moving on to the Anantara Qasr-al-Sarab Resort in the Liwa desert and then back to the Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai and wanted a hotel that was something out of the ordinary with unique styling and top-class facilities. The Conrad Etihad Towers matched all my requirements.

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The view of the five towers that make up the Etihad Tower complex

A warm welcome awaits you

On our arrival, we were greeted and shown to the front desk where dates and cold drinks were offered, along with cold flannels to refresh us.

I had booked two of the Deluxe rooms but was offered the option to pay extra for the “Executive Club” service which included breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and pastries in the club restaurant.   As we weren’t sure what our arrangements for dining would be, we did opt for this package and after a few formalities made our way to our rooms.

The rooms were very grand, in the usual modern Arabic style that we enjoy.  A kingsize bed with high thread Egyptian cotton sheets and floor to ceiling windows felt very opulent.  Fully integrated technology is installed with high-speed wifi, iPod docking stations and centralised lighting.

I liked the bath products that were all shaped in the same form as the five towers, such an original idea.  Dates, local wine and chocolates had also been left in the room, a nice touch from the management after I had told them we were celebrating a birthday. I find that little gestures like this make a huge impact on customer satisfaction.

Afternoon tea offers a varied selection of artisan savouries and delicate patisseries. The seating area has wonderful views across to the Emirates Palace and the Arabian Gulf.

afternoon tea taken in the Etihad towers

High standards are the norm

Breakfast and lunch were both buffet-style and taken in the Club Lounge.  The service is of a high standard as you would expect from one of the Hilton group hotels.  If you are not using the Club Lounge then breakfast is taken in the Rosewood and dinner is from one of the eleven global restaurants in the Etihad Towers including Italian, Japanese and contemporary Lebanese.

The outside pool is large and built beneath the lower entrance roof of the hotel.  This gives you shade most of the day when the heat can soar to being almost unbearable.  Make sure you have a high factor sunblock on to protect your skin.  There is also a small swim-up bar and a children’s section.  If you want to exercise inside then there is an on-site gym.

On the 74th floor in Tower Two, the Observation Deck at 300 provides views of Abu Dhabi’s splendid skyline. You can pre-book afternoon tea here or linger a while with a drink. The entry is complimentary for hotel guests.

If you want a trip out of the hotel then my blog on five of the best things to do in Abu Dhabi may help you decide what to do.

Who would enjoy this hotel?  Anyone who enjoys the luxury that is synonymous with the Hilton Hotels brand.

How did I book this hotel?  Please follow this link to Conrad Etihad Towers via Trip Advisor

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Angela Price

Angie is a full-time travel writer with over 30 years of travel experience. She has always had a passion for travel, and after a 3-month world trip with her 18-year-old son, she created her popular travel blog to share her adventures with a wider audience. When Angie is at home in the UK, she enjoys exploring the English countryside, visiting castles and gardens and planning her next big adventure. Her motto is "Live Life Wandering not Wondering".

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