Stayed 3 nights in January 2013 as recommended by Trailfinders. This iconic building is indeed a marvel, the rooms ultra- modern and impeccably clean, the staff helpful and the breakfast excellent but it's other issues that spoiled our visit. Above all, this hotel is very isolated from Abu Dhabi city which is some 8-9 miles away so you're totally reliant on taxis or a fairly expensive open top bus tour to escape.
The hotel is right in the middle of the F1 circuit so options for a stroll are virtually non-existent. There are no shops in the vicinity so you're a captive audience forced to eat and drink in the hotel itself. The marina looks inviting for a stroll but access is not possible.
On our first day, aircraft noise became tiresome with passenger jets passing 500' overhead on final approach to the International airport. Now I like aircraft, but this was every 3-4 minutes lasting into the night and resuming around 6am. Day 2 was better as the aircraft were taking off overhead so less noisy.
One bizarre feature is that the sliding door onto the room's balcony is sealed shut. The door handle is removed, the lock is disabled and large screws prevent it from being opened. It could be that debris, bottles or glasses were being chucked onto the F1 circuit, but crucially this feature ruins the enjoyment of the room and in my view compromises fire safety by denying guests an obvious escape route onto the balcony. So, once in the room, there's no fresh air or seat on the balcony. Shame.
If you visit Abu Dhabi for F1, to see Ferrari World, use the circuit for motorsports or need an overnight stay near the airport, then this will suit you. If you want to see Abu Dhabi up close as part of an extended vacation, then book something in the city itself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As Yas Island Abu Dhabi's premier hotel, Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi sets the standard for exceptional service throughout its 499 impeccable rooms and suites, 11 fantastic dining venues and lounges, and the luxurious ESPA at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi. Guests marvel at the incredible LED canopy that not only emits a concert of colour and shade but also embraces the exhilarating Yas Marina Formula 1™ Circuit, defining the Abu Dhabi hotel as a landmark across Yas Island and one of the world's most extraordinary destinations. Delight in the art of cuisine at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi. Choose from a colourful host of eateries, from the freshest seafood and sushi to rustic Italian, regional Indian cuisine, and a stylish array of bars and lounges. For fantastic cuisine throughout the day, we have the perfect Abu Dhabi dining spot for every taste. ... more less
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