Hotelchain: Rosewood hotels
Location: Abu Dhabi– UAE
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: rosewoodhotels.com/en/abu-dhabi
The Rosewood hotel Abu Dhabi is one of the top rated hotels in the city. It was the first time I got the chance to explore a Rosewood Collection hotel and truly was blown away with this property. The 34-storey building itself is ultra modern and huge, but the Rosewood hotel has ‘only’ 189 rooms and truly has a boutique feeling. The Rosewood Abu Dhabi opened in 2013 and is ideally located on the waterfront of Sowwah Square. It is directly connected with the largest luxury shopping mall of Abu Dhabi, The Galleria.
This ultra luxurious hotel is not just a ‘hotel’, to me it is a destination… Let me tell you why…
Upon arrival we were greeted warmly and we were really overwhelmed by the design of the lobby area. Very tastefully and attention to details. We couldn’t have felt more welcomed by the staff. The check-in staff were absolutely excellent, they could not have been more friendly and helpful. Check-in was seamless with zero wait.
The room we stayed in was absolutely breathtaking. It was spacious to the point that we felt we had an apartment. We declared that we could just live here. The quality of furnishing was excellent. The bathroom was one of the nicest bathroom I have seen in any hotel. I took a bath in the most wonderful bath tub ever and enjoyed every single second of it! Standard amenities were of a very high standard. Everything in the room such a lighting, drapes, etc. is electronically controlled with an iPad. I just can’t say enough good things about the rooms at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi! You really have to experience it yourself! By the way, the views were amazing (as you could see on the second picture – just stunning!)
The outdoor pool area is stunning with a the nicest swimming pool I have seen in Abu Dhabi. Sun loungers are of a very good quality and they provide complimentary water, sun cream and a refreshing facial spray. Top service! There’s a separate tanning area where you can enjoy sunshine all day long.
The Rosewood Abu Dhabi has 9 dining options, from lounges to fine dining restaurants… they have it all! Breakfast is serves at Aqua and as you could expect from such a luxurious hotel, the quality of the food was excellent. The lobby lounge is a perfect place for hanging out, relaxing and reading a book. I should also mention the cleanness of the entire hotel. If you told me that the hotel opened just a few days ago, I would have believed it!
We had dinner at Sambusek with a Lebanese cuisine. Sambusek delights seafood lovers with the quality and freshness of its ingredients from the local fish market. The atmosphere was so nice here, we were sitting outside and enjoyed the cool vibe around the place. Do try the hot mezzeh ‘Cheese Sambusek’ as a starter… a fried dough stuffed with feta and akkawi cheese, it is just delicious! As a main course I enjoyed the traditional kebab and enjoyed every bite. As said, the atmosphere is great and live music was sooo nice.
I was sad to leave the Rosewood Abu Dhabi as I felt at home here! Can’t wait to visit this hotel again! Highly recommended!