I travelled for business to Abu Dhabi and decided to extend my stay with 3 days of beach holidays. For my stay in the city I choose the Sofitel, which has excellent reviews. I decided to go for the Park Hyatt, because I enjoyed my stay in the Andaz in New York so much, as well as a restaurant visit in the Park Hyatt in Shanghai. However, reviews for the Park Hyatt aren't as good as for the Sofitel, but that seemed to be not right in my humble opinion.
The Sofitel was very good, but the Park Hyatt was top notch! For me, they should have a better ranking. I agree, that the front of the building is maybe not that attractive, but once you go in, you enter a world of understated class and elegance! If you like opulence, don't go here. If you like minimalism, modern, but still classy design, this is your hotel! Rooms are very spacious, with a big balcony. Furniture is high quality. Bathrooms are very cool designed. I was a bit afraid that the shower would become a big mess, but it worked out fine! Very nice smelling amenities by Le Labo. The smell is already there once you enter the room.
I enjoyed breakfast and dinner in Le Cafe. I advice to go there when it is not too crowded. Go there before 9 am for breakfast and dinner after 8.30 pm. The food there was buffet style, but 'different'. I liked the dishes as they were more creative than in the average hotel. One of the female waiters was excellent! I guess she was from the Philippines or a country in that area, but worked very efficient and was genuine friendly.
The exterior at the back of the hotel is very nice, as well as the pool area. The beach is very beautiful and cleaned every day. The beach outside the hotel has some small boulders. You can walk a while, but you have to watch out a bit. The sea has a nice blue colour.
Almost all guests were from Western Europe (mainly UK and Germany, but also The Netherlands, Belgium, France and some Scandinavians), only some from the Middle East and Asia. I liked the atmosphere, as the guests were friendly and calm people. 5-star hotels sometimes attract noisy, nouveau-rich people who like to show off, but luckily it was not the case at all in the Park Hyatt during my stay.
If you're looking for a calm, but very nicely designed and classy modern resort, just go for it! Don't be afraid of the rating. I previously stayed in more well known hotels in the area, like the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and the Address Downtown Dubai and I can assure you Park Hyatt is definitely as good, if not, better.
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