It was a typically hot Middle Eastern Summer and I went to meet some friends in Abu Dhabi, the idea was to enjoy as much as we could so we had heard there was only one place to be, the Emirates Palace. Well, I must say, it was all I expected, and much more…
ARRIVAL: the hotel speaks for itself, the arrival, well, you feel like royalty, the staff won’t think twice to make any request possible, the check in area is huge, no queues, no misunderstandings, it’s just getting the key and going upstairs… floors offer personal butlers, security is tight, the basics for a 7 stars hotel.
ROOM: large, comfy, beautiful. It is made classic and kept sober at the same time, a room for any purpose, be it a business trip, a romantic getaway or a family vacation, plus the toilet is huge, in fat all is amazing, and views… ah the views, I believe most rooms have awesome views, at least the ones I’ve seen, plus it offers great cost and benefit for the opulent luxury offered, specially on low season, watch out for discount bookings.
STAFF/SERVICE: that’s what I find amazing, from the security to the restaurant staff you get the best of the best, all is carefully planned to make sure the guest or even hotel visitor for the day feels like heaven, honestly, it’s impressive the welcoming feeling considering it is such a big hotel, in hotels of such size or even smaller ones I have previously felt out of place or underserved.
HOTEL/CONCIERGE: like the name itself says, it is a palace, worthy of every compliment one can think of. The gardens are flawless, you get to ride bikes or club cars around the main buildings (since it’s quite enormous) and the facilities are very well taken care of. The concierge service is one of a kind, they are above every expectation, some time ago I had met Mr. Hussein Khalil, to whom I owe compliments as well, who is part of the managing staff of the concierge, responsible for what I’d call a flawless service.
OVERVIEW: it’s surely a seven stars hotel, you feel it in every detail. From the carefully prepared meals to the towel sculptures in toilets, honestly, it’s a destination in itself, whenever in Abu Dhabi do try it, even if just for one night it is totally worth, a luxurious hotel offering sybaritic service and grand care, my favorite.
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Emirates Palace
- Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
- Emirates Palace Hotel Abu Dhabi