With its polished design and excellent service it’s not hard to see why the Rosewood Abu Dhabi is one of the city’s best…
As you enter the Rosewood Abu Dhabi you instantly know you are in for a treat. The beautiful 5-star hotel located on Al Maryah Island is the epitome of luxury; it’s got all the mod-cons you could want, yet maintains the character and charm of what you would find at a sophisticated boutique hotel.
The hotel boasts excellent service and it can truly be said that Rosewood Abu Dhabi offers a memorable stay whether you are simply visiting for one night or longer. The training of the staff and the elegance at every turn are what truly make this hotel exceptional. From the first moment to the last, staff go out of their way to make sure all your needs are met, that the room is just how you like it and that you will want to come back soon. The elegance is noticeable in that furnishings, décor and artwork are eclectic, and the style doesn’t just cater to older notions of opulence that rely on heavy gold plating and white marble.
The iconic tower houses 154 guestrooms and 35 suites, 131 serviced residences, nine restaurants, and a stunning spa. The inspiration for the Handel Architects-designed tower comes from the glistening Arabian Gulf and the vast desert that surrounds Abu Dhabi city. As with every hotel in the Rosewood collection, the property embraces Rosewood’s A Sense of Place philosophy by reflecting the culture, history and geography of its location. The 34-storey tower is a dramatic modern structure covered with reflective glass, which was chosen for its daytime shimmer and its nighttime luminescence. The curvilinear architecture of the 470-foottall building is designed to suggest the movement in this vibrant city and the inspiration for the interiors of the hotel comes from the meeting of land and sea, desert and sky.
The hotel has a fabulous location and it is just seconds away from The Galleria Mall which boasts high end shopping and lots of cool eateries. The views extend over turquoise waters which look out over other islands and the cityscape of Abu Dhabi. The hotel has an equal feeling of enjoyment for business or leisure. Our Executive Room was impressive and we were overwhelmed by the size, the practical layout and all the different drawers, cabinets and gadgets to explore.
Featuring rich, lavish décor in contemporary tones and a high-tech, integrated iPad room management system. The room is open plan, and is so thoughtfully designed that you can comfortably lay back and take a warm bath, whilst watching your favourite shows on the television, which is placed in a position that is easily viewable from the oversized tub.
The bathroom itself is set in fine Italian marble, featuring a private rain shower, double vanity, and luxury Roberto Cavalli amenities. There’s a sliding door partition between the bathroom and bedroom for privacy if necessary.
“From the first moment to the last, the staff go out of their way to make sure all your needs are met”
The hotel is certainly not short on space. There are nine dining venues and eight event spaces for meetings and social occasions of every size. The restaurants include Mediterranean, Italian, Spaniard, Lebanese and Indian foods served in their traditional fare, but with modern interpretations. Collections of wine and cigars allow for some special comforts within the hotel too. With nine restaurants to choose from, you can have something new for lunch and dinner every day. Our biggest recommendation for food is Dai Pai Dong. It’s inspired by the street food movement with a menu that showcases interpretations of classic Chinese dishes. This place does incredible and honest Cantonese cuisine, at an unbelievably reasonable price. They’ve just launched new menu items while still keeping their most popular dishes. You have to try the crispy Szechwan beef, assorted dim sum, and the delicious wok fried beef tenderloin. A live show kitchen, a stylish speakeasy bar and friendly staff, create a welcoming ambience.
Sense Spa is also a must try and there are so many amazing treatments to choose from. Our favourite is the Gulf Cure which is a two-hour detoxifying and restoring treatment that utilises a treasure chest of minerals and antioxidants of natural organic seaweed. A rejuvenating Luscious Salt Scrub is used to remove dull, dry skin and prepare the body to be wrapped in strips of nutrient and mineral rich Laminaria seaweed. This highly effective marine plant will impart natural vitamin compounds to improve the suppleness and elasticity of the skin and revive aching, fatigued muscles. Then you are treated to a full body massage with nourishing Angelicus Serratus body oil, enhanced with Rosehip and Evening Primrose oils to improve cell structure and boost skin renewal. This treatment is so relaxing and leaves your skin so smooth and hydrated, we loved it.
There isn’t a part of the Rosewood experience that isn’t highly fabulous. Being in a prime location and having an overall contemporary vibe, you feel like you’ve come up in the world of hotel sophistication. If you’re looking for a complete hotel experience that offers great attention to detail and homely touches, then we cannot recommend this glorious property enough.