Without a doubt, one of the very best hotels I've stayed in. I get the impression that this hotel is designed to attract the discerning business traveler but it's also fantastic for a weekend getaway.
From the moment we arrived at the very grand entrance, we were treated like royalty. Check in was quick and friendly and directly afterwards, we were introduced to our butler who would look after us for the rest of our stay. All the staff were incredibly friendly and everyone remembered my name, which I thought was a very nice touch.
The room was superb. Modern yet luxurious, well laid out and all controlled from an ipad (lights, TV, curtains, a/c, messages, hotel info, etc).
We dined in the hotel the first night. I would have been happy with a club sandwich at the bar but the staff suggested Catalan and I'm very glad that they did. The menu was intriguing, the food was spectacular and the staff were highly knowledgeable.
After dinner, the friendly sommelier asked if we would like to finish our wine downstairs in La Cava (a cool, dark wine cellar that oozes class). He seemed more than happy to stay with us and discuss wine.
La Cava only serves wine but there is another great bar called Hidden bar, just upstairs, that won't disappoint.
Hotel breakfasts are pretty much the same from one hotel to another but the Rosewood even managed to differentiate themselves here. The staff were incredibly attentive and, If the buffet doesn't quite do it for you, then they're more than happy to bring you a la carte.
The only other thing to mention is the pool. Again, you would assume that one hotel pool would be much like any other but the level of service here is unique. The staff ensured that we always had ice cold water, cold towels and cool fruit were regularly brought around and our butler even came to pay us a visit...just in case we needed anything.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone and for the price, I don't think you will get any better value for money.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rosewood Abu Dhabi first opened its doors in May 2013, marking the first presence of the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts brand in the United Arab Emirates. Defining new standards, this five-star hotel offers locals and tourists a distinct and personalized luxury lifestyle experience in the heart of city. Featuring 154 spacious guestrooms and 35 suites, the iconic tower also includes 131 serviced residences, all with access to world-class service. Offering 8 restaurants & lounges, superb shopping and stunning views of the water, the hotel complex provides a sophisticated environment for both business and leisure. As with every hotel in the collection, Rosewood Abu Dhabi encompasses Rosewood’s A Sense of Place® philosophy by reflecting the culture, history and geography of its location. ... more less
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