My partner's company booked this hotel for one of his business trips that I tagged along on, needless to say I was less than impressed beforehand as I wanted to stay at one of the flashier, branded hotels and lets face it, Abu Dhabi has plenty of them.
Anyway, it wasn't to be, we were booked into the Oryx and so be it.
I was amazed by the hotel on arrival, firstly we were booked into their Executive Rooms which was basically a suite as large as any one-bedroom apartment. We had a spacious, fully equipped kitchen, guest bathroom, large living-dining room fully furnished with a full size table and chairs, this led down a corridor to a large bathroom with bath and seperate shower area and a good size bedroom. The bed was really comfortable and as we had so much space you just couldn't complain. The entire suite was spotlessly clean also.
I would possibly have to agree that the bars/restaurants and lobby area are definitely not swish but the location in AD is great, you are just off the Corniche so its not as though you are in the middle of nowhere with no other bars or restaurants around you.
I would agree with another reviewer that the construction noise is constant however two nights I was so tired I didn't notice and another night I just couldn't sleep but it wasn't due to the noise. All in all, I thought this was a gem of a hotel and enjoyed my stay there, I would stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oryx Hotel is located in the up-market district of Abu Dhabi. The hotel is in close proximity to the city's key business and leisure attractions as well as Corniche (the local beach) where you can immerse yourself in the tranquility of the softly lapping waters of the Arabian Sea. Each room is fully equipped with all modern-day amenities including high-speed Wi-Fi internet access and is ideal for holiday-makers and executive travelers alike. There are plenty of ways to relax and stay in shape at the Oryx Hotel. The Curve, the hotel's Health Club comprises of a contemporary gymnasium, roof-top swimming pool and an outdoor Jacuzzi. In terms of cuisine and entertainment, there are plenty of options to choose from such as the Horizon Restaurant which offers an a-la-carte and buffet menu and stunning panoramic view; the Blue Line restaurant where you can indulge in classy cocktails and live music; and Horizon Terrace, ideal for laid-back chit-chat with friends and colleagues. ... more less
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