Had a 24hr stop over in Abu Dhabi and stayed at the Intercontinental right beside the Emirates Palace Hotel. Took this opportunity to visit the second most expensive hotel ever built. The costs to build the hotel were 3.9 billion GBP - WOW. The hotel is simply lined with gold and marble everywhere. It is much a tourist attraction apart from being a hotel.
Had drinks in the Cavier bar and also Havanas Cigar Bar. Despite the opulence of this hotel i found the cost of drinks to be very reasonable. Cocktails 57 AED, pint of beer 50 AED, and in keeping with the theme of the hotel made of gold- Champagne with 24 cart gold shavings 120 AED.
I found the service was very attentive but not at all over bearing for the type of hotel it is. I would advise to visit during the day to have a good look around and go on and indulge and treat yourself while there. They have amazing cakes. If you are planning a trip coming up to Christmas they have one of the most expansively decorated Christmas trees...
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- Also Known As:
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- Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
- Emirates Palace Hotel Abu Dhabi