Dear Intended Traveler,
I would like to post this advisory on behalf of my Wife and I to advise that we thoroughly enjoyed a recent 10 day stay at the Shangri-la located in Abu Dhabi.
Despite the poor reviews posted which may or may not have been true at that time with regards to the level of service, we can certainly assure you that the service offered during our stay was one of the best we ever experienced from any of the hotels we have been lucky enough to visit worldwide.
Everything about the hotel ouzos quality from the moment you arrive to the unfortunate date of departure. The quality of service, food, attention to detail, well appointed large rooms and friendliness throughout the hotel is second to none.
Before our final decision we considered the The Yas Hotel, located on Yas Island, This is a very modern and impressive building located next to a marina and Ferrari world but to be honest it was too clinical and in our opinion fairly cold, The Fairmont which is actually located on the same road as the Shangri-la, again is a very modern building, impressive inside but more of a place for business/stop overs so with out being disrespectful to the other properties we were really happy to have decided to stay at the Shangri-la.
We also decided to hire a rental car as we didn't wish to stay at Yas Island or the city center so we would certainly recommend this option to anybody. It's both inexpensive and the current petrol price in Abu Dhabi is 34 Cent (€). Driving times by car are as follows: International Airport to Shangri-la: 30 mins, Hotel to the famous Sheikh Zayed Mosque: 7mins, (shuttle service is available but we decided to go first thing), Hotel to Abu Dhabi city center including Marina Mall: Approx. 20/25mins.
I hope you find the review useful and if you decide to plan a visit I'm sure you will be very happy and certainly taken care of upon arrival.
- Also Known As:
- Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi Hotel
- Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi Hotel Abu Dhabi
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on a one-kilometre stretch of private beach overlooking the strait that separates Abu Dhabi Island from the mainland, the hotel is situated ten minutes' drive from the city's international airport, five minutes from the golf course and the new Convention Centre and 15 minutes from the Corniche and the city centre. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, features 214 luxurious rooms and suites, all furnished to the highest standards in a modern Arabic style. Each room also has a balcony or a terrace providing an ideal setting for viewing striking ocean sunsets and traditional Arabic domes and minarets. Accommodation choices also include six spectacular villas comprising four bedrooms and a private swimming pool. Regarded as an ideal hotel in Abu Dhabi for longer stays, the Shangri-La Residences include 161 spacious serviced apartments ranging from studios to four-bedroom units.The 8.5 hectare hotel complex provides a wide range of facilities and services for the discerning traveller. These include the signature CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, and a dedicated well-being zone comprising two gymnasiums, a swimming pool and a yoga room. In addition, there are four swimming pools within the grounds. The Souk traditional Arabian market built in a modern setting offers a variety of shops under one roof which are connected by a waterway featuring Arabic gondolas, or abras, which slowly meander through this unique architecture lush garden scenery. Supreme waterfront lifestyle enhanced with Shangri-La hospitality. Designed with luxury and comfort in mind, the Shangri-La Residences has all the features of the hotel at their doorstep. ... more less
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