After enjoying Rosewood Beijing so much, I was incredibly excited to visit my second Rosewood Hotel in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Rosewood Abu Dhabi is located on Al Maryah Island, alongside the water and connected to The Galleria Mall. We arrived a bit early for checking in and headed to the Manor Club Lounge to have a coffee before our room was ready. The Manor Club Lounge is one of my favorite club lounges of them all, but we will discuss that more later!
We were soon informed that our suite was ready, located on the top floor of the Rosewood Abu Dhabi. As soon as I walked in, my jaw hit the floor! I’ve stayed in many luxurious suites in my day, but this topped nearly all of them. This had everything, and all of it in a very luxurious manner. There were two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a half bathroom, full kitchen, den, huge living room, dining room and enough closet space for an army. This suite also had incredible views, in three different directions.
These bathrooms were also no joke. I’ve always been a fan of electronic toilets and this massive suite had two them!
The Rosewood Abu Dhabi suite’s kitchen had absolutely everything, including a separate entrance for service staff, washing machine, oven, clothes washing machine, full refrigerator and more! This is also where I got my caffeine fix daily.
The den was hidden away behind a large door that was somewhat camouflaged. This turned out to be the perfect place to watch a movie!
It quickly became apparent that this property was incredibly beautiful, made of the highest quality components and had a level of service that thoroughly exceeded my expectations. Throughout my stay, I was treated like a king! I was offered five gifts during my stay, including multiple gin and tonic kits, a bottle of red wine with cheese, a negroni kit and tons of other snacks. Thank you so much Rosewood for making this a truly remarkable stay!
As mentioned, during my stay at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi we had Manor Club access. With the amount of food and drink included, it basically meant we had all of our meals included (or “full board” in hotel speak.) The Manor Club has incredible food and drink throughout the day, including a full a la carte lunch, afternoon tea and a dinner with cocktail hour. I was impressed with the quality of everything in the Manor Club! Throughout my stay the food, drinks and service were top-notch. BONUS ALERT: The Manor Club Abu Dhabi features a billiard table!
As I’m sure you’ve noticed from researching this property, it has an absolutely breathtaking pool on the third floor. The pool has several metal fixtures, giving it a very modern aesthetic, simply gorgeous. This pool would be a perfect location for a fashion photo shoot, which I know from experience. Wink.
Just one floor down from the pool you’ll find the Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s Fitness Center (the same floor as the Manor Club.) The gym is impeccable. So much quality equipment and such gorgeous a space, I absolutely fell in love. They even have personal trainers available which helped formulate my future fitness plan! The gym is connected to the spa which has amazing relaxation facilities included for hotel guests. I appreciated the fact that the changing rooms included flip-flops which guests can wear back to their rooms, no need to wear dirty gym clothes in the elevator (this is a pet peeve of mine.) My perfect Rosewood Abu Dhabi morning included a great workout, a steam or sauna, freshen up with their high-end toiletries and finally, heading back to my suite before an extravagant breakfast at Aqua Restaurant.
Aqua Restaurant is located on the third floor, next to the pool and has a view of the water and city below. The breakfast buffet focused primarily on Middle Eastern food but also had plenty of other items to choose from, all were incredibly tasty. I couldn’t stop falling in love with Rosewood Abu Dhabi!
My Rosewood Abu Dhabi experience left me feeling incredibly joyous and satisfied. This was definitely one of the top hotel stays of my life, and I’ve stayed at literally hundreds of luxury hotels. I’m still smiling just writing this article. Across the board, the stay was flawless. It’s not often that every aspect of a hotel’s offering will be in such a pristine order, but it was at Rosewood Abu Dhabi. A trip to Abu Dhabi just to visit the Rosewood Hotel would be worth it! Bon voyage.
Al Maryah Island
P.O. Box 41184 Abu Dhabi, UAE
Phone: +971 2 813 5550