From the moment I walked into the Rosewood, I felt like my custom was valued. Having arrived on an overnight flight and unable to get a shower at Dubai airport, I arrived at the hotel at 9.30am hoping to be able to use the shower in the spa to freshen up. However, I was very pleasantly surprised to be told that I could have my room now, rather than wait until the afternoon to check-in.
My butler accompanied to my room, showed me how to use all the gagdets, which was useful given everything in the room is run from the in-rom iPad. He was very helpful without being intrusive, and was a very nice touch. The room itself was very spacious, with an enormous bathroom, and a nice touch was the huge bath tub next to the retractable screen, allowing you to soak in the bath while watching the huge TV! The bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever slept in.
The price paid for such luxury was very good value compared to other hotels in the region, however, I did think charging for Wifi in this day and age was a bit unnecessary for a high class hotel, although, having discussed this with the management, there are discussing the possibility of making it free from next year.
The only other thing to note is that given the location of Maryah Island, you may not be able to get a taxi on demand, so factor in a 10-minute wait if you are going to be time sensitive.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An ultra-luxury five-star hotel on the waterfront at Sowwah Square, Rosewood Abu Dhabi features 189 rooms and suites, 58 serviced residences, 73 residences for long term lease and four penthouses. The 34-storey landmark hotel is strategically located on Al Maryah Island (formerly Sowwah Island), in the heart of Abu Dhabi's new Central Business District (CBD) and features direct climate-controlled links to neighbouring Sowwah Square offices, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and The Galleria on Al Maryah Island.Rosewood Abu Dhabi embraces Rosewood’s A Sense of Place® philosophy, reflecting the history, architecture, scale and sensibilities of Abu Dhabi. The hotel offers premium accommodations, nine distinctive restaurants and lounges, the luxury Sense, A Rosewood Spa® and fully equipped business facilities and services. ... more less
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