Advantages Nice room, comfortable, clean, well located
Disadvantages Not cheap, only one restaurant and NO BAR!
Rotana is a chain of hotels in the Middle East. They are quite new and the ones that I have stayed in have been generally clean, efficient. They are not excessively luxurious but certainly comfortable, well furnished and equipped. I would place them at 4 star.There are two Rotana hotels in the Abu Dhabi; one on the beach, and the other one which I was in. It's located in central Abu Dhabi in the commercial and shopping area, a short cab ride from most of the malls and an easy walk to the Corniche seafront.
Check in was a little on the slow side, as it always is in the UAE as all hotels have to take photocopies of guests' passports at check in. However here it took longer than normal. After the photocopy, they then took my passport into the back office, apparently to take scans of the main page plus my immigration entry stamp! That was a new one to me!My reservation was all correct and the people were all pleasant. The front office manager appeared and called me by name, asking about my flight. Everyone called me by name, even the porter: "Can I help you with your luggage, Mr Vodka?"
Like the other Rotanas that I have been to, the room was quite light and gave the impression of being spacious and airy; it's no bigger than any regular hotel room, but the space has been used smartly. Instead of the narrow corridor as you walk in, there is a cupboard on one side and the bath room on the other. This then immediately opens up, with a sink, kettle and cupboards on one side, and fridge and microwave on the other - a veritable kitchenette, no less. This then opens right into the room proper.
Other than the corner rooms, many of the rooms seem to be in clusters of three off the corridor, so you pass through a door into a small hallway, with three rooms off the hall. This seems a good idea and I've not seen this in many hotels, it doubtless gives more quiet and avoids noise - unless you happen to have particularly noisy neighbours!
The double bed is firm and of a good size. The bedside tables, desk and drawers are all of a light wood, glass topped. The TV is fair sized, with a good selection of international channels, and there is a luggage stand. Overall the green, yellow and blue carpet, light furniture and light brownarm chair and footstool all give a feeling of light, space and comfort, without extravagance.The room has internet which is charged at Dhs15 per hour (about US$5) so not cheap, but bearable for a swift catch-up.
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