So we were staying at the hotel from the 29th of July to the 2nd of August. Unfortunately we didn't even think about Ramadan and one of the main attractions for us, the pool bar, was closed. So were a couple of the hotel restaurants. In fact pretty much everything was closed up until 7:30pm in the way of alcohol. Need to take that into consideration when booking in if you’re a drinker. Very disappointing but that would probably be the only problem for the trip.
The hotel itself was overall fabulous. Rooms are very clean, beds are super comfy and the bathrooms are very nice. We got 2 adjoining rooms with a door in-between which is great if you’re travelling with kids. Kids loved the room-service. We loved the facilities, breakfast buffet was reasonable and the staff were GREAT. The restaurants that were open, we thought were a bit pricey, but you can just go and visit the other hotels nearby and try their cuisine. The Y bar was pretty good value though as it had a happy hour, but it is very smokey.
A couple of little nice to haves would be a power outlet in the bathroom and maybe an emergency toothbrush in the vanity kit. Also, TV’s were a bit of a struggle but otherwise very happy overall. Would recommend in a hearbeat.
Oh, one more thing. The complimentary Yas island express takes you around the island all day so you can get to Yas waterpark which was the highlight of the trip for both kids and adults. This was the one good thing with Ramadan. When we rocked up to the venue there were only 14 other people waiting to get in! The place filled up a little but absolutely no waiting time on any of the rides.
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