This is a newly ultra modern opened hotel .It is locate directly across from the Emirates Express domestic bus terminal if you are coming from Dubai. The 2 hour bus ride will cost you just under 3USD !!Taxis in the Emirates are dirt cheap especially since gasoline is under 50cents a litre but a two hour taxi ride from Dubai to AD will cost you 100USD .
The hotel lobby is staffed by super efficient excellent English speaking staff .
Check in was ultra fast and painless.
I was assigned a non smoking room with a HUGE separate bath and excellent shower .The room controls are controlled manually or by using a mobile tablet application unit that has a docking station on the night table .If you are not use to tablets have the bellhop show you ..it is really an excellent device to control room lighting, room temperature etc etc ..total room comfort.Internet was free using a wireless keyboard and using the LCD multi-media TV as a monitor ,The huge TV has endless English stations as well as free movies .The bed was ultra comfortable and the room was super-soundproof .Breakfast was not included in the rate .It will cost you under 30USD ,There is a Mall located within 3 miutes of walking just around the left corner from the hotel exiting from the lobby .There are endless western style eateries such as KFC, Macs, etc .It has one of the best supermarket /deptstores chains to be found in the Middle East ..it is called LULUs..it is located on the bottom floor of the mall .It has a supermarket with a prepared food section .This is great if you want to make your own meals .
A concierge at the hotel whose name is Archie is probably the hotel's most valuable employee .This young man knows EVERYTHING about Abu Dhabi and how to get there .He is a former employee of the famous Yas Hotel .
Archie can answer any question that you may have about getting the most out of your trip to Abu Dhabi.He actually saved be a lot of money by giving me alternative suggestions to my expensive plans .Be sure to look for Archie if you need anything .He is probably the BEST concierge that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.
This hotel is certainly ranked as being one of the best on my worldly list of not to be missed hotels of the world for friendliness , comfort and affordable luxury ,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This elegant five-star hotel with direct access to the mall opened in October 2010. Its spacious 585 hotel rooms and 265 residences have all been designed in a luxurious contemporary style, offering unrivaled comfort and high-tech connectivity, with features such as multi-line telephones with data ports, wireless internet connection, 37-inch LCD televisions, Bose sound systems, and heated towel racks. The hotel also boasts the largest health club in the city with a 2,700 sqm spa, rooftop swimming pool and a supersized gym equipped with top-of-the-line Technogym aerobic and weight training machines. Multiple dining venues beckon with authentic and wide-ranging international cuisine. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Millennium Al Wahda Hotel Abu Dhabi