Wanted something different and came across some (relatively) cheap flights from Manchester to Abu Dhabi. After reading TripAdvisor and asking others, settled on staying at the Yas Viceroy.
Decided to stay on a half board basis and definitely made a great choice!! From confirming the booking to liaising with guest services for transport to/from the hotel it really was 5* service all the way.
Arrived at the hotel Friday morning after an overnight flight from the UK. My wife was given a small bunch of flowers on arrival and we were taken straight to our room to sign the checking in paperwork.
Rooms are very spacious and modern and the king size bed one of the biggest and best we have ever stayed in.
The half board option is buffet style or a credit against a meal in any of the on site restaurants. As well as breakfast, we ate at Amici (Italian) and the food was OK, nothing special but then again nothing wrong with it. We also ate at Angar (Indian) and this was excellent, as good as any Indian Restaurant we have eaten in.
We were treated to 2 separate anniversary cakes which was very much appreciated and spent 2 evenings in Rush nightclub which was great for people watching and the free drinks for ladies early in the evening went down well!
Overall a great hotel and a great weekend and all of it wouldn't have been possible without the excellent staff from the hotel. All very hardworking and very pleased to assist anyway they can and they should take the credit for this very positive review. Whilst we can't list everyone, a special thank you to Patrick on the Concierge desk who was particularly helpful.
A lot of people asked why we wanted to go so far for what was 3 days away and a overnight flight. Our advice would be try it!! Very relaxing time - also helped in no small way by great flights and service from Etihad who I hadn't flown with before and and will definitely be going back!!!
We do have lots of other positives (such as proximity to the airport) but am always conscious of other readers not wanting to be weighed down with too much to read. In summary, give Abu Dhabi and the Yas Viceroy a go - well worth it in our opinion!!
- 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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- Also Known As:
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