This hotel is in a fairly quiet position, far enough from the centre to be relaxing but close enough for to get there for business. The hotel has a deliberately calming atmosphere which might slightly irritate anyone who is purely interested in business but is ideal for those looking for a little calm in the hustle and bustle of the UAE capital.
The rooms and decor are impressive - as you would expect from a new hotel which is part of an upmarket luxury brand. The hotel really scores with its choice of staff who seem to genuinely care for their guests. There is a warmth which is lacking in many other local hotels.
It is a new hotel and not everything quite goes to plan. The breakfast service clearly still needs some work but at least the staff are willing. I had some problems getting them to prepare eggs royale correctly but the management took note of the issue and resolved it.
The hotel was fairly busy during my stay and yet the pool area was never remotely full. However, it does seem a little small for a hotel of this size and there are only minimal facilities for children (the hotel is really designed more for singles and couples than families with children who would be better elsewhere). Service at the pool was very good.
We stayed on the Kasara (Business) floor and we were very happy with the service in the Lounge. Amer, the Kasara manager, and Fatima and the other staff were all excellent hosts.
Karim, the concierge, is another star of the hotel and is exceptional.
Some might find it too quiet but, for its target market, the Eastern Mangroves Hotel does its job very well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara is ideally positioned along a stretch of Abu Dhabi’s protected Eastern Mangroves District. Only 15 mins away from Abu Dhabi International Airport, 10 minutes from Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC) or a short drive from downtown, the hotel enjoys a naturally stunning setting coupled with an extremely convenient location.Discover a haven of elite amenities that showcases Anantara’s distinctive luxury. Choose from 222 stately rooms and suites, characterised by abundant personal space and decor reflecting the splendour of the region’s desert and mangrove landscapes.A collection of impressive facilities provide definitive urban experiences and set the scene for extraordinary meetings and events. Dine on authentic Thai culinary delights at Pachaylen enhanced by authentic decor. Kick back and relax at Impressions, the stylish rooftop lounge offering million-dollar views and enjoy a showcase of culinary treasures at Ingredients with its masterful chefs on show. Unwind by the infinity edged pool with breathtaking views, while savouring Mediterranean cuisine from The Pool Deck or enjoy the luxury of a decadent afternoon tea at The Mangroves Lounge spread over two floors in the heart of the hotel.Relinquish every last sign of stress at Anantara Spa, where guests experience complete rejuvenation of body and mind and discover the healing powers of a traditional Turkish Hammam. ... more less
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