Hotel Review: Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Centre, Abu Dhabi
Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott, Abu Dhabi
Address: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad St(5th St) – Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates
Restaurants located nearby:
Fifth Street Cafe (cafe), The Bistro (buffet and a la carte) and Up and Below (bar) are located within the hotel while World Trade Centre Mall and souk is next door to the hotel and has several dining options – from food court, casual dining, and restaurants
Distance to local attractions (driving):
Emirates Palace: 10 minutes
Sheikh Zayed Mosque: 20-25 minutes
Ferrari World: 30 minutes
Yas Marina Circuit: 32 minutes
Heritage Village: 11 minutes
Falcon Hospital: 35 minutes
Distance from Airport (driving): 35 minutes
Alcohol served: Yes
Total cost for 3 nights: 840 AED (breakfast included)
During a weekend trip to Abu Dhabi, we stayed in the 4 star Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, World Trade Centre. Located in the central district of downtown Abu Dhabi, we chose the hotel for its convenience to restaurants and bars in the capital.
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We booked our 3 night stay online directly through the Marriott website to take advantage of their summer special which included complimentary breakfast daily for 2.
The hotel was only 30-35 minutes away from Abu Dhabi International Airport and was an easy drive. We hired a rental car in Abu Dhabi so appreciated the complimentary valet parking.
The hotel is conveniently located next to the World Trade Centre mall and souk if you wanted to do a spot of shopping. A large array of dining establishments are also in the WTC Mall if you wanted options on where to eat.
The room was nicely decorated with white linens, bright furnishings and had a king sized bed, desk, tv and minibar with all the essentials.
A large window overlooked adjacent buildings but the view wasn’t anything to rave about as other buildings towered over our room on the 7th floor.
A fully equipped gym was available to use for hotel guests. We only used it once, but it had the basics with several treadmills and different weights.
The hotel also had a rooftop bar called Up and Below, next to the outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi (which we didn’t use as it was too hot!). The swimming pool was quite small, but we were the only guests using it so this was fine. After a long day of sightseeing, the rooftop was a nice little area to relax and escape to on our mini holiday.
The breakfast buffet rotated different menus daily, but had the standard breakfast items like cold cuts, fruits, cheeses, egg station and cereals available all the time. I’m quite indecisive so I find buffets overwhelming at times, but The Bistro breakfast selection had the right variety of food to choose from.
Complimentary valet parking – perfect for our hire car!
Value for money
Pool bar on the rooftop