95% Based on 1932 reviews TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 out of 5

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Hotel Description

Southern Sun Abu Dhabi puts you in the center of Abu Dhabi, 1.8 km (1.1 mi) from Abu Dhabi Mall and 8.8 km (5.5 mi) from Heritage Village. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants, 3 bars/lounges, and an outdoor swimming pool.

You can enjoy LED TVs with digital channels, and all 353 rooms feature free WiFi, free wired Internet, and separate bathtubs and showers. Minibars provide refreshments, and 24-hour room service is also available. Pillowtop beds and premium bedding welcome you to a good night's rest, and other nice touches include soaking tubs and rainfall showerheads. Coffee/tea makers, down comforters, and free bottled water are also available.

The café, Filaments, serves regional cuisine. Hytes is the hotel's own rooftop bar, serving drinks along with light fare. Enjoy the 24-hour fitness center and sauna. 3357 square feet (312 square meters) of event facilities include a conference center, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business center. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and a snack bar/deli. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 6 AM and 10:30 AM. There's also free valet parking, along with the convenience of a free area shuttle.

Places within a 30-minute drive of this 4-star Al Zahiyah hotel include Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Yas Waterworld.

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$62 per night

Executive Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Presidential Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

95% of guests recommend out of 1932 reviews

Excellent 1429
Good 395
Average 64
Poor 22
Terrible 22
Value <span>4.5</span> out of 5
Rooms <span>4.5</span> out of 5
Cleanliness <span>5.0</span> out of 5
Service <span>4.5</span> out of 5

About the Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

Location Al Mina Street, Abu Dhabi, 51997

Property Features

Southern Sun Abu Dhabi offers its guests an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/café and a snack bar/deli. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 3 bars/lounges. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A 24-hour business center and meeting rooms are available. Event space at this hotel measures 3357 square feet (312 square meters) and includes a conference center. A rooftop terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Southern Sun Abu Dhabi. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Free self parking and valet parking are available. For a fee, the property may offer extended parking privileges after check-out. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Abu Dhabi hotel.

  • 1 building
  • 353 guestrooms or units
  • 22 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • 6 conference rooms
  • 3357 sq ft of conference space
  • 312 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2014
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference center
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • ATM
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking

Transport

  • Airport: Abu Dhabi (AUH-Abu Dhabi Intl.) (38.1 km / 23.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle; airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Southern Sun Abu Dhabi offers 353 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 40-inch LED televisions come with premium digital channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, slippers, and bidets. This Abu Dhabi hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Hypo-allergenic bedding and irons/ironing boards can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LED television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.

Filaments - This café specializes in regional cuisine and serves light fare only. Open 24 hours.

The Foundry - This steakhouse specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.

Kahraman - This restaurant specializes in Middle Eastern cuisine and serves dinner only.

Balcon - This bar specializes in regional cuisine and serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Hytes - This rooftop bar specializes in regional cuisine and serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center.

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 6 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AED 130.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Southern Sun Abu Dhabi

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No pets or service animals allowed
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AED 300.00 per week
  • Tourism fee: AED 15.00 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AED 78 for adults and AED 61 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AED 160 per vehicle (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AED 130.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • Southern Sun Abu Dhabi offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.