My husband and I spent a week at this hotel in December 2012, a perfect time of the year to visit when temperatures are a comfortable 25-29 degrees.
This is a fantastic hotel in a superb location in the Liwa Desert. It is actually very easy to get to with a transfer time from Abu Dhabi airport of around 2 and a half hours.
The hotel is beautiful and the rooms excellent. Any small niggles, such as not much wardrobe space for a one week visit, blend into insignificance when you consider the mammoth task of building such a hotel in such a location.
We only did two activities as we had previously visited Al Maha but the two activities we did were well executed and good value for money. The guides are what make these experiences worthwhile, the more you chat to them, the more your experience grows. I would recommend you try at least a couple of activities.
The pool are is beautiful also and at the time of year we visited, it was nice and quiet.
The food was excellent, even though the main restaurant is buffet style, you still get very good quality food served by happy and enthusiastic staff. We tried the roof top restaurant for sunset cocktails which was superb.
I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel and please don't think there is only enough to do for 2 nights, in my opinion you need to be here longer to immerse yourself fully into the desert experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Where mystic charm, cultural passion and unparalleled luxury evoke distinctive memories. Set in the middle of the Rub' al Khali or Empty Quarter, the largest uninterrupted body of sand in the world, Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resorts by Anantara is isolated from the world, yet is less than 200km away from Abu Dhabi. The resort brings the mysticism of this eminent location to life, inviting you to discover the unique appeal of its surroundings. Enjoy an array of facilities and immerse yourself in the wonderful splendour of an eternally changing landscape. ... more less
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