We stayed at the Emirates Palace in July for 2 nights and three days.
The hotel is massive and designed to make you feel like you are litterally in an Arabian Palace. The rooms may not be the most modern, but then thats kind of obvious as it is styled as an arabian palace. Don't come looking for an ultra modern room with high tech gadgets. That being said, your in the Middle East so it is refreshing to stay at a hotel that embraces the culture through its design. The views from the room we stayed in were breathtaking. We had originally intended to stay in a Diamond room with a full ocean view but due to availability we took a Pearl room with partial ocean views. The Partial Ocean view was a lot more than the standard 'partial' view you normally get at hotels. In fact, if I went back I would chose the Pearl room again as you also had views of the beautiful hotel grounds and coastline.
Each wing of the hotel has its own pool, with one more suited to families with children and the other more for adults. The pool staff were extremely helpful with finding us the perfect sun beds and the pool/beach lunch menu was the best we've ever come across. The pool area was one of the highlights of our stay - we spent our days lounging around, enjoying beach walks and the various facilities the hotel had to offer. Complimentary watersports are available and it was beautiful taking a paddle board out to the water at sunset and looking back on the palace. The football pitch (which is good enough for professionals to come and train on) was situated just off the beach and made for a scenic location for a kick about. You won't get bored.
The quality of restaurant choice at the hotel is impressive, with enough choice to keep you happy for well over a weeks stay. We recommend Barbecue Qasr on the beach. The breakfast was as expected, good quality with lots of choice.
All in all a fantastic hotel and one we will be back to visit again soon.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Emirates Palace
- Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
- Emirates Palace Hotel Abu Dhabi