Spent four-nights here over the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Weekend. It was great in most every way.
My only concern is with being isolated. I didnt have a car and there is no place you can walk to or anything close. But... you do need a car pretty much anywhere you go in Abu Dhabi - it's not a "walk around" type of place - due to the crazy heat!
The hotel is beautiful - even though there is construction going on (building the spa). The construction was never a problem and you didnt know it was there except when you entered and exited. I loved my view of the mangroves and the birds along the estuary. The skyline of the city was in the distance - yet a very close cab ride away. I am not a beach person, but i did hear one person comment that the only thing missing was a beach. There is a lovely pool complex however. The two restaurants - "Ingreadients" and "parasomething.... (Thai cuisine) were both outstanding. I have never seen such an extensive multi-national breakfast buffet anywhere. It was quite remarkable (at Ingredients - the all day dining restaurant). And I HATE dinner buffets, but i got dragged to Ingreadients with friends one night - and it too was outstanding. Many items cooked to order - such as grilled fish and dim sum, also a raw bar and a sushi bar. All excellent and amazing variety. The staff are friendly and welcoming throughout the hotel, and the rooms are outstanding. Large, comfortable, well appoointed for a business traveler. The bathrooms are giant and offer really nice amenities and a wonderful shower. The beds are comfortable and great. I would return here - with a car....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara is ideally positioned along a stretch of Abu Dhabi’s protected Eastern Mangroves District. Only 15 mins away from Abu Dhabi International Airport, 10 minutes from Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC) or a short drive from downtown, the hotel enjoys a naturally stunning setting coupled with an extremely convenient location.Discover a haven of elite amenities that showcases Anantara’s distinctive luxury. Choose from 222 stately rooms and suites, characterised by abundant personal space and decor reflecting the splendour of the region’s desert and mangrove landscapes.A collection of impressive facilities provide definitive urban experiences and set the scene for extraordinary meetings and events. Dine on authentic Thai culinary delights at Pachaylen enhanced by authentic decor. Kick back and relax at Impressions, the stylish rooftop lounge offering million-dollar views and enjoy a showcase of culinary treasures at Ingredients with its masterful chefs on show. Unwind by the infinity edged pool with breathtaking views, while savouring Mediterranean cuisine from The Pool Deck or enjoy the luxury of a decadent afternoon tea at The Mangroves Lounge spread over two floors in the heart of the hotel.Relinquish every last sign of stress at Anantara Spa, where guests experience complete rejuvenation of body and mind and discover the healing powers of a traditional Turkish Hammam. ... more less
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