Review: Premier Inn Abu Dhabi International Airport

There are so many amazing hotels in Abu Dhabi it is pretty hard to choose one. Each one has its own uniqueness to it. Knowing that I didn’t have much time in Abu Dhabi, I decided to go with the Premier Inn Abu Dhabi International Airport Hotel. I would soon find out this was a great choice.

Location

In case you couldn’t tell by the name of the hotel, it is located at the airport. Not outside the airport, but actually next to the terminals. This was pretty awesome for a few reasons! There are no street addresses in the UAE, so it being in the airport makes it very easy to find. Getting a taxi is easy since the airport has an abundance of them. The Premier Inn is connected to terminal 1 and 3 so there was no hassle, just a 5 minute walk to the ticket counter. The hotel is also close to some great places to see in Abu Dhabi. Ferrai World Abu Dhabi, Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque, and Yas Island.

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi International Airport

Photo Courtesy of Premier Inn Abu Dhabi
Lobby photo Courtesy of Premier Inn Abu Dhabi

Arriving at the Premier Inn we were greeted by many friendly faces at the front desk.  The gentleman who checked us in was extremely nice and offered to give us a room that he really liked. He gave us a map with all the sights to see on it. The hotel was very clean and modern. There was a restaurant in the lobby area as well as a place to get coffee and pastries.

Pic courtesy of Premier Inn Abu Dhabi
Restaurant photo courtesy of Premier Inn Abu Dhabi

Next to the coffee shop were the stairs and elevator to the terminals. I thought it was pretty awesome to be able to reach the terminals from the hotel without going outside. There were also places to eat and a little grocery store when walking towards the terminals. It was very easy to grab a few things and head back to the room with it.

Rooms

I found out the hotel is environmental friendly in a few different ways. One of these ways is how the electricity in the room turns on and off. In order for anything in the room to turn on the key card must be placed in a slot. When you leave the room you take your key card out and everything turns off.

1/3 beds in the Family Room ©2015 HollyDayz
1/3 beds in the Family Room ©2015 HollyDayz
Family Room ©2015 HollyDayz
Family Room ©2015 HollyDayz

The room the gentleman at the front desk gave us was the family size room. It was a very nice big room that had 3 beds. Although there was 2 of us and 3 beds weren’t needed, it was nice to spread out. The room is great for a family or a group of people traveling. The man from the front desk called the room to make sure we were OK and enjoying the room. I thought that was amazing customer service.

Family Room ©2015 HollyDayz
Family Room ©2015 HollyDayz
 Fridge, Coffee, Tea, and more©2015 HollyDayz
Fridge, Coffee, Tea, and more ©2015 HollyDayz

The room had a coffee and tea maker. There was also a nice array of coffees and teas. There was also a nice size refrigerator, mugs, and water. The bathroom had shower gels, a hairdryer, and a bidet. There was a nice flat screen TV on the wall. As I was looking around the room and I noticed there was an arrow on the ceiling. The arrow was pointing to Mecca so that Muslims would know which direction to pray.

Arrow pointing to Mecca ©2015 HollyDayz
Arrow pointing to Mecca ©2015 HollyDayz

Hotel Amenities

The Premier Inn has complimentary wi-fi! It has a great signal as I had no trouble with it. On the rooftop there is a really nice pool and jacuzzi. Although I didn’t get the chance to go in, it looked very inviting. There was also a very nice deck with chairs, tables, and lounge chairs to kick back and relax!

Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi ©2015 HollyDayz
Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi ©2015 HollyDayz

It didn’t fit into our timing, but there is a complimentary shuttle bus. The bus goes to many attractions including the Corniche, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, and Yas Island. If you happen to rent a car there is free onsite parking. A nice gym can also be found so that guests can keep up with their workouts. As mentioned before they also have a restaurant and lounges. There are buffets or sit down dining. The food is really good. The portions are a great size! I was full when I left.

Food from restaraunt ©2015 HollyDayz
Food from restaraunt ©2015 HollyDayz

The Premier Inn Abu Dhabi International Airport is a really nice hotel. I would certainly stay there again. If you have a layover or looking for a nice hotel, this is definitely one to consider.

Disclaimer: Whilst receiving a complimentary upgrade, I did pay for my room. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced. This article contains an affiliate link. 

22 thoughts on “Review: Premier Inn Abu Dhabi International Airport

  • May 2, 2015 at 1:35 am
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    I still need to get to Abu Dhabi. Once I do, the Premier Inn seems like the place the stay! The rooms look ideal and the food looks delicious.

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    • May 3, 2015 at 9:18 pm
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      Yea, I need to get back! It is a really nice place. The rooms were really nice and comfortable.

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  • May 3, 2015 at 10:17 am
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    bacon and sausage in the UAE?! Lucky you. Our hotels never had bacon! We always stayed in town, but this looks like a good option to keep in mind for another visit.

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    • May 3, 2015 at 9:20 pm
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      It was some really good food. I was nice and full. It is a great option.

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  • May 3, 2015 at 10:44 pm
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    I need to make it to AD soon. Who knew that an airport hotel could be so good? Awesome!

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    • May 4, 2015 at 9:04 am
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      Yea it is a really good airport hotel.

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  • May 3, 2015 at 11:05 pm
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    I’m actually moving to Abu Dhabi later this year! I’ve never visited and I’m so excited to start a new life there.

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    • May 4, 2015 at 9:04 am
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      Oh wow really? That is amazing. I would move out there, I loved it. I am excited for you!!

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  • May 4, 2015 at 12:32 am
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    that place looks so neat! I have never been to Abu Dhabi, and hopefully I will in the future! I don’t mind stopping by this place (:

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    • May 4, 2015 at 9:05 am
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      It was very nice. I really appreciate the customer service! I hope you get there soon as well.

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  • May 4, 2015 at 7:37 am
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    I would love to visit Abu Dhabi one day, I have only been at the aiport. This hotel seems pretty cool, thanks for sharing!

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    • May 4, 2015 at 9:06 am
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      I hope you do too, you will enjoy it.

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  • May 4, 2015 at 7:54 am
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    Good review. I haven’t been to Abu Dhabi but I love seeing the variety of options available for traveler.

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    • May 4, 2015 at 9:06 am
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      Thank you. It is a beautiful place, I hope you get there soon.

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  • May 4, 2015 at 7:01 pm
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    I haven’t been to Abu Dhabi yet, but it’s always nice to become familiar with a place for that “someday” visit. How convenient that you can reach the hotel from the airport without even going outside.

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    • May 4, 2015 at 8:44 pm
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      It was very convenient. I thought it was pretty kool too. I hope you get there soon.

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  • May 4, 2015 at 11:27 pm
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    I’ve never really been a fan of airport hotels but this one looks amazing. I also didn’t realise that there are no addreses!

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    • May 8, 2015 at 2:18 pm
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      Yea, the UAE has no street address, there are street names however. This one was very nice. I was surprised.

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  • May 10, 2015 at 5:42 am
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    Oh this nice for an “airport” hotel! Love the food, the restaurant and the pool!

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    • May 10, 2015 at 6:25 pm
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      Yea it was very nice. I wish I got the chance to take a dip in the pool. Maybe another time.

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  • May 24, 2015 at 10:43 am
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    This looks Niiice. I have to keep this in mind next time trot to Abu Dhabi. I want to go back to hit Ferrari World.

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    • May 24, 2015 at 10:36 pm
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      Yea, it was very nice. I didn’t get to go to Ferrari World, maybe next time.

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