The Al Dar Regency was one of the recommended hotels by an exhibition organisor.
As it is only a 20 minute cab fare from the new exhibition center it is in a good location.
On arrival i immediatelly had a feeling of woe. The small reception looked tired and very dated. The front of house staff greated me cordially but looking at the equipment they had to work with i imagine their job is quite a challenge.
I had a room on the fifth floor - My first shock was to see a 2 ring hob and sink in the small entrance to the bedroom.
The bedroom had two large twin beds floor to ceiling net curtains that needed a wash and plastic outer curtains - Yuch. There was a cigarette burn on the carpet and on the bedside cabinet.
bed was comfortable and the sheets clean.
The worst part of this hotel was the bathroom. The false cieling tiles were very old - stained and in some areas broken, the wall mirror was damaged, the bath had no plug, the shower was at best - functional.
This was like a Spanish 3 star hotel 20 years ago!!!!!
The restaurant on the 15th floor has a lovely view, but you wont want to spend long to enjoy it. The buffet consists of second rate products - jars of honey and marmalade have little taste. the hot buffet offerings were inedable.
If all you want is coffe, toast and fruit then this will be OK
At $280 per night this is very bad value for money. No internet axcess in the rooms and a wireless hot spot that wouldn;t work in the reception area
The hotel bar is depressing, the seats are uncomfortable.
I didnt know this but there is a sheraton 10 meters away - pay the extra and stay there
- Also Known As:
- Regency Hotel Abu Dhabi
- Regency Abu Dhabi
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Al Diar Regency Hotel is right at the heart of Abu Dhabi's business and leisure district. It is just a short walk away from the Abu Dhabi Mall, Abu Dhabi Mina port and 35mins away from the Abu Dhabi International Airport The hotel's rooms are decorated in contemporary style, with dark-wood furniture and earthy tones. The attached balconies offer stunning views of the softly lapping waters of the Arabian Sea and the city. The hotel has a host of fine-dining and bar options which includes the Regent's Court that offers a range of international dishes and a breathtaking panoramic view of the Arabian Gulf. Al Johara with its Oriental and Thai fusion cuisine. Shandini which showcases the best of North and South Indian cuisine. And, the Fun Pub which brings together food, drinks and fun for a perfect partying experience. The hotel also offers a host of leisure and business facilities which includes a health club with sauna and steam rooms and a fully-equipped business centre. ... more less
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