We stayed for three nights only but what a place. An immaculate hotel with the most helpful and friendly staff I have ever meet in any hotel, great food (Beef Rendang is simply out of this world), great pool, great rooms and if you are lucky enough a view of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque which looks fantastic any time of day.
Its been almost two weeks since my wife and I stayed here but I can't stop talking about the place. Whilst the hotel is approxiamately 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi centre the hotel do supply a free shuttle bus that will take you there and bring you back. We were on a relaxing holiday so were quite happy to have lazy days by the pool, although we did do a desert safari (a brilliant afternoon and evening out).
The concierges are fantastic and really helpful and are surprisingly quick to learn your name - a great touch that makes you feel special. All the staff are beautifully dressed and will go out of their way to help you, provide advice and ensure that you enjoy your stay.
The food at this hotel is amazing, breakfast is a feast to be enjoyed - don't rush it, evening meal is also mouthwatering and with three chocolate fountains (milk, dark and white) my wife was in paradise. The chefs and the waiting staff are brilliant and we enjoyed talking and laughing with them.
I wasn't expecting the Shangri La to be poor by any stretch but boy oh boy have they got this one right. If you find fault with this hotel, the service or the food then you must live somewhere where the rivers flow with honey, the sun shines 24 hours a day.
Well done Shangri La - this place is an absolute gem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on a one-kilometre stretch of private beach overlooking the strait that separates Abu Dhabi Island from the mainland, the hotel is situated ten minutes drive from the city's international airport, five minutes from the golf course and the new Convention Centre and 15 minutes from the Corniche and the city centre. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, features 213 luxurious rooms and suites, all furnished to the highest standards in a modern Arabic style. Each room also has a balcony or a terrace providing an ideal setting for viewing striking ocean sunsets and traditional Arabic domes and minarets. Accommodation choices also include six spectacular villas comprising four bedrooms and a private swimming pool. Regarded as an ideal hotel in Abu Dhabi for longer stays, the Shangri-La Residences include 161 spacious serviced apartments ranging from studios to four-bedroom units.The 8.5 Hectare hotel complex provides a wide range of facilities and services for the discerning traveller. These include the signature CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La, and a dedicated well-being zone comprising two gymnasiums, a swimming pool and a yoga room. In addition, there are four swimming pools within the grounds. The Souk traditional Arabian market built in a modern setting offers a variety of shops under one roof which are connected by a waterway featuring Arabic gondolas, or abras, which slowly meander through this unique architecture lush garden scenery. Supreme waterfront lifestyle enhanced with Shangri-La hospitality. Designed with luxury and comfort in mind, the Shangri-La Residences has all the features of the hotel at their doorstep. ... more less
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