The heading says it all! We were totally treated like royalty!
On check in we were personally greeted by Natalina who knew our names immediately, gave my wife a little bouquet of roses and personally guided us to our room and shown all of the amenities. Our room was amazing, we were upgraded to a 1 bedroom suite which was huge with a dining table, writing desk with laptop, lounge area , 1 small bathroom and then another very large bathroom off the bedroom and a fabulous balcony with fabulous views over the front beach and marina,amazing!
We were celebrating our silver wedding anniversary, but also there to visit the Grand Prix, and Natalina made sure we were very well looked after.
At breakfast we were greeted by our name every time, breakfast was everything you could wish for and more and a great way to start the day, I am not usually a big breakfast person, but we did really look forward to our breakfast each day and did see the F1 Ferrari team at breakfast as well as Bernie Ecclestein!
We ate at la Vendome and also Mezzaluna which were both excellent and of very good quality, and also ate at Quest in the Jumeriah Ethiad Towers ( see separate review) and have to say could really fault anything.
The hotel is amazing and big so did get lost a few times but after a couple of days did get our bearings, but be prepared to walk a lot!
We used the pool and the beach and as soon as you walk towards your lounger you are assisted with the towels, and a beach/pool attendant lays them on the bed for you perfectly, we did enjoy our afternoons here as it was so relaxing and they bring little snacks, such as spring rolls or quiche to nibble on in the afternoon! On your bedside table is a call pad for waiter or the manager for any of our needs, you don't need to move everything is done for you!
When you return to the hotel after your day out, you are greeted with a welcome back as you enter, just lovely!
On our anniversary they left a bottle of champagne roses in every room both bathrooms the dressing table the desk the lounge the bedroom they were everywhere and a lovely cake which was just so thoughtful and delicious!
Overall this hotel is very very grand, opulent, and just breathtaking, it is service to the very highest of standard, and we could not fault anything, we had an amazing time here and will definitely be returning, we have travelled well and this hotel certainly exceeded our expectations!
One previous reviewer said souless opulence we can't agree as the hotel had a great atmosphere, was busy without being overcrowded, although we never saw anyone when we walked to our room, it felt relaxing, you didn't have to fight for a table at breakfast, a bed around the pool or beach there is always plenty of everything for everyone!
This hotel is the best in Abu Dhabi and is a must if you visit there you will not be disappointed but blown away!
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