My stay was 16-21 Jan.
The hotel is grand and the lobby area is huge. The rooms were clean and very big.
If you have breakfast included you will be in the main hotel, but if you are room only you will be in the annexe across the car park.
I stayed in a large room in the annexe. The room was cleaned every day and tea/coffee replenished. These rooms also have fridges and 2 free bottles of water each day.
I had breakfast once and there was plenty of choice including a chef to cook eggs how you like them.
The reception staff are very friendly and also dealt quickly with any queries.
The hotel is not in the centre of Dubai and is approximately 40 minutes away by car. The hotel rates are very cheap and if this type of hotel was in the centre of Dubai, you could expect to pay 5x more. There is nothing to do in the evenings, but you could visit the nearby hotel. This hotel does not provide alcohol, the other hotel does. There is a pool area here, so you can relax if you wish to do so.
The hotel provides a free shuttle service to Dubai each morning at 9am Mon-Sat including one in the afternoon at 2pm if there's enough passengers. The pick up time is agreed with driver each day. There is also a free shuttle service to Abu Dhabi on Sundays, but this can be changed to Dubai if all passenger agree. Just be aware the drivers have to leave at the agreed time, so I recommend getting to the pick up point at least 15 minutes early.
I highly recommend this hotel and the location is not a problem due to the free shuttle service.
I had a very nice stay, thank-you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Swiss-Belresort Cassells Ghantoot is a cultural heritage that rests on the shores of the Arabian Gulf. It was built many years ago as the Palace for the ruler of Abu Dhabi and was later converted into a resort for the guests to feel the essence of the local royal tradition prevalent from the lobby to the rooms. The building architecture resonates with the tastes of the rich Arabic lifestyle with its golden walls, dome style high ceilings, balconies, and extremely large living spaces. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cassells Ghantoot Hotel Abu Dhabi