My wife, daughter and I visited this hotel for 7 nights in mid April. Initially it appeared to be more of a business hotel than holiday hotel but that was quickly put to rest when the magnificent staff from reception through to the restaurant and bar got to work.
A very welcoming, genuine welcome supported by first class service from a multi cultural team. As is always the case in the Arabian Gulf region, alcohol is at a premium price, but food and soft drinks are reasonable in price. The Yas Island private beach is a gentle 10 minutes walk from the hotel and you get free access for being a Radisson guest. The beach is really nice, not over crowded and it's nice to have a dip I the warm sea as well as sit by the hotel pool.
One point the hotel could benefit from reviewing or standardising is the use of the Business Class lounge. Re rule is that a guest must be aged 18 or over to access the lounge, and remain there. I unrest and this rule as I've stayed in an abundance of Radisson's over the years. Our polite demonstration of understanding the need for and perhaps value of this rule was appreciated by the Business Lou the manager, a South African gentleman I understand. It's not though good to adhere to a hotel policy only to return each of the following three days to fid that the manager has simply broken the rule he stated to me was so important. Each time I visited the lounge at around 6pm, children in push chairs and young teenagers were seated and eating and drinking in the lounge. Perhaps the Radisson should review whether his policy is worthwhile or indeed to be flaunted by staff who are paid to be fair to all guests.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on Yas Island, the Radisson Blu Hotel offers spectacular views of the sea, Yas Links Golf club and the Yas Marina Circuit. The hotel offers 397 guestrooms; Italian and International restaurants; Meetings & Events facilities to host from 10 to 445 persons and a Spa. Conveniently located 7 minutes from international airport, 15 minutes from Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC), Diplomatic Area; 20 minutes from City Centre and is 50 minutes drive from Dubai. ... more less
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