I may have an addiction to staycations.
Before the capital was introduced to an array of hotel chains, Beach Rotana in Abu Dhbai, the flagship of Rotana hotels in the Arab Emirate offered opulence of modern luxury with an amalgamation of traditional Arabian hospitality. Of recent, as experienced, the luxuriousness is still present with a lasting level of quality.
Prior 2002, Beach Rotana composed of a single wing and post 2002; the hotel complex has expanded to offer The Beach Wing and The Tower Wing.
As for my staycation, the tower-wing room catered to my mini escape from the skyscrapers of Dubai, to the calming sea view or more aptly put, a ‘beach front view’. The newly constructed Al Marayh Island, on the opposite side of the hotel premises added the extra touch of extravagance, especially at night, with the radiating blue hues while during the day, soothing sky-blue water paired with perfect weather kicked in my staycation bliss.
Chicness is well present within the rooms and right up to the spacious toilet with a designer’s-eque touch and quality toiletries which added that extra pleasure to the stay.
I ventured of the room and towards the many features the hotel offers. For the ultimate relaxation and staycation escape, Zen the Spa deemed the ideal option. Zen offered a holistic Asian approach from the get-go with relaxing fragrances escaping from the spa. As for the treatment, albeit truly rejuvenating, the experience fell short at the relaxation room, as dullness soon took over. Luckily, I had a chic room to let the herbal oil seep into my skin for that lasting effect.
Next morning, in pursuit for breakfast, my hunger and I entered Essence, the international all day dining restaurant located in the beach wing.
To say I was impressed would be poorly put, as Essence emanated an Arabesque feel to the restaurant which with live cooking stations (fresh omelet, yum!), to fresh bakes from the indoor bakery to an international breakfast cratering international tourist taste buds as well as traditional Arabic breakfast.
Overall, the spacious room at Beach Rotana stocked with essential complementarities paired with a blissful view, comfortable bed with fluffy pillows and delectable dining options proved the ultimate relaxation and escape.
Al Zahiyah Area,
Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
T: +971 2 6979000