This hotel is "meh" at best.
Cons: The bed is extraordinarily uncomfortable and the bathroom tile is in desperate need of a grout-scrubbing cleaning. There is a small bit of mold growing on the ceiling above my bed (which I am allergic to) and the internet is not included with the room charges. We have also paid for breakfasts, but don't even bother because the breakfast buffet is gross. There are gnats buzzing around the croissants constantly and the food is bland at best. There is not at all enough lighting in the rooms (but this is a minor inconvenience more than a problem).
Pros: The staff members are all very kind and helpful, I have not had a negative encounter with them at all. The sheets are always spotlessly clean and the blanket is amazingly cozy. The bath tub is also perfectly clean. It is in a very good location (a 10 minute walk from the corniche and a 20 minute walk from the Khalidiya mall) and there are plenty of supermarkets and restaurants right around the corner. It is quiet at night and the view from my room (on the 15th floor) is very nice.
I would never choose to stay here again, but it isn't a completely miserable experience. So, meh.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oryx Hotel is located in the up-market district of Abu Dhabi. The hotel is in close proximity to the city's key business and leisure attractions as well as Corniche (the local beach) where you can immerse yourself in the tranquility of the softly lapping waters of the Arabian Sea. Each room is fully equipped with all modern-day amenities including high-speed Wi-Fi internet access and is ideal for holiday-makers and executive travelers alike. There are plenty of ways to relax and stay in shape at the Oryx Hotel. The Curve, the hotel's Health Club comprises of a contemporary gymnasium, roof-top swimming pool and an outdoor Jacuzzi. In terms of cuisine and entertainment, there are plenty of options to choose from such as the Horizon Restaurant which offers an a-la-carte and buffet menu and stunning panoramic view; the Blue Line restaurant where you can indulge in classy cocktails and live music; and Horizon Terrace, ideal for laid-back chit-chat with friends and colleagues. ... more less
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