The World’s Largest Aloft Hotel, Abu Dhabi

In the Emirates, the mantra seems to be “bigger is better” and that rings true with the Aloft Hotel in Abu Dhabi. At over 400 rooms it is the world’s largest.

Most Aloft hotels that we’ve been to are 3, 4, or 5 story hotels with just a few rooms on each floor. This hotel has 12 levels including a rooftop bar!

We grabbed a taxi from the airport and made our way to the hotel. It was a quick 15 or so minutes and we came across the gigantic hotel. We actually had to second guess ourselves that we were at the right place, but I suppose when you’re in the Emirates, everything is just a little bit bigger, no?

Aloft Abu Dhabi Entrance

Upon check in, we were immediately identified as Platinum guests and offered points or breakfast. Since we were flying out early, we opted for the points. We got our keys for room 822 and headed up the elevator.

Aloft Room Entrance Abu Dhabi

Aloft Room Entrance Abu Dhabi

The hallways were standard aloft hallways…

Aloft Abu Dhabi Hallways

Aloft Abu Dhabi Hallways

And the bedrooms were standard aloft hotel rooms…

Aloft Abu Dhabi Bedroom

Aloft Abu Dhabi Bedroom

And the bathrooms were standard aloft bathrooms…

Aloft Abu Dhabi Bathroom

Aloft Abu Dhabi Bathroom

Aloft Abu Dhabi Bathroom

Aloft Abu Dhabi Bathroom

Except for the bidet!

Aloft Abu Dhabi Bidet

Aloft Abu Dhabi Bidet

There was also a coffee and tea station, although we didn’t much have any use that.

Aloft Abu Dhabi Coffee

Aloft Abu Dhabi Coffee

On the other table was a note from the management with a fruit/cheese platter and bottle of sparkling water, our fave!

Aloft Abu Dhabi Welcome Gift

Aloft Abu Dhabi Welcome Gift

We headed to the rooftop bar for a drink and to enjoy the view. The music was pumping and the views were spectacular. We had two drink coupons courtesy of the hotel so we made sure to make good use of those!

Aloft Abu Dhabi Rooftop

Aloft Abu Dhabi Rooftop

Aloft Abu Dhabi Rooftop

Aloft Abu Dhabi Rooftop

Our flight to Kathmandu left at 10am, and we had a taxi ordered to pick us up at 815, so we wanted to get some sleep ASAP. We finished our drink and headed back downstairs.

Aloft Abu Dhabi Elevators

Aloft Abu Dhabi Elevators

The next morning we opted for a quick breakfast before heading out. A quick checkout and we were on our way!

How’d we book?

As a category 2 hotel, it’s a great value especially if you’re looking for a quick stop over in the Abu Dhabi airport area. We booked the room originally for 4,000 points, but right before we arrived, I took a look and checked to see what the cash rate was. At 240 AED (around $68) it made more sense to keep the points and pay cash, so we switched the reservation.

If you find yourself needing a clean, cheap, and reliable hotel in Abu Dhabi for an overnight, stay here and you won’t be disappointed!

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Author: Jon Nickel-D'Andrea

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