Hotel Review: Premier Inn Abu Dhabi International Airport

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Hotel Review: Premier Inn Abu Dhabi International Airport

The flight from JFK was kinda rough, but we were happy to finally be in Abu Dhabi – especially for that cheap!

I thought about what we wanted to do for this night for a while. The other airport “hotel”, that’s actually inside security, was being renovated. We figured for just one night that we don’t need to venture too far, and knew we’d just want to pass out after the flight. Being that the Premier Inn is connected to the airport it’s ultra-convenient, and we couldn’t pass it up.

After landing in Terminal 1, we headed to security. The line for security probably took 20 minutes or so and then we were off to the Premier Inn!

Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi Airport

Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi Airport

Signs to the Premier Inn are everywhere and they make it pretty easy to navigate to! We started passing some shops on the way.

Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi Airport

Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi Airport

Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi Airport

After a quick walk (maybe 7 minutes?) we were there!

Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi Airport

Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi Airport

By the time we arrived at the hotel it was probably right around 9:00 p.m. Our goal was to check out the hotel (ie. let me get photos of the whole hotel) and then grab some food and beers in the hotel bar/restaurant.

Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi Airport

Premier Inn Lobby

Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi Airport

Premier Inn Lobby

Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi Airport

Lobby – Looking back towards the entrance.

Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi Airport

These seem to be all over Abu Dhabi…they must own some stuff.

Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi Airport

Little seating area off the lobby

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi Airport

Check-in desk

Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi Airport

Check-in desk (other side)

Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi Airport

Little Cafe in the lobby area

Check in was a breeze and we were quickly up to our room!

Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi Airport

Pat – Male model extraordinaire

Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi Airport

Obligatory elevator selfie w/ the screen in it….pretty cool

Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi Airport

Hotel Directory

Our room was on the 3rd floor (room 354). The hotel isn’t very big, and only has 5 floors of rooms.

Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi Airport

Hallways seem very sterile, but for a one-night stay, who cares.

Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi Airport

Our room!

Premier Inn Hotel Abu Dhabi Airport

Similar to mine and Jaime’s hotel in Frankfurt, we had some sweet beds!

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Unlike in Frankfurt on the honeymoon, this was actually preferred!

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

The hotel and rooms really did just remind me of a college dorm. Very sterile, not much character or energy, but completely functional. Seeing that most people who stay here don’t even stay 24 hours, the hotel is perfectly fine (and extremely convenient).

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

3rd floor elevator lobby

After dropping off our stuff in the room, we decided to do a little exploring. First stop was up to the roof to check out the gym and roof-top pool.

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Ladies prayer room – lucky for us it was on our floor!

The gym was more than enough for such shorts stays. It had some free weights, cable machine, bikes and a few treadmills. That’ll do.

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Gym

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Gym

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Gym

After checking out the sculpting factory (gym), we continued down the hallway to the roof-top pool!

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Entrance to the pool!

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Stairs up to the pool – ramp on the left!

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Ramp up the side of the pool

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Lounging area on the backside of the pool!

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

View of the airport!

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

More views!

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Views pt. 3

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Pool!

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Feeling like we had gotten a good enough feel for the pool/gym/rooftop, we headed downstairs to the bar!

Although I don’t remember the name, the little bar (that also served some good food) was very nice. We stayed for about two hours getting some beers and food.

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

The bar!

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

The bar actually had some really good appetizers and finger foods – we munched through a few. Oh, and very cold beers.

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Cheers!

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Cheers, Pat!

Also downstairs, right next to the bar, there’s a real restaurant where they have a buffet or menu to order off. It’s also where the breakfast is served. It’s called Nuevo.

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Nuevo

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Premier Inn Abu Dhabi Airport

Conclusion:

For a one-night stay with only about 15 hours in between flights, this place was great. The fact that it had a gym at all, nonetheless a rooftop pool, definitely exceeded expectations. We didn’t expect some exotic stay in the middle east with the Premier Inn; it’s bare bones and non-sensational. But if you take the place for what it is – a reasonable, extremely convenient airport hotel – it’s just fine!

Have you stayed at the Premier Inn Abu Dhabi International Airport? What’re your thoughts?

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