눉It wasn't the worst hotel I've ever stayed at, but I felt that although it theoretically ticked many boxes, there was some element missing. As a guest, I didn't feel like it was a home away from home. More like a pit stop where I was just another number.
눇I selected this hotel for it's proximity to ADNEC where I was attending a summit.
Although it is in close proximity to Shaikh Zayed mosque it is not in the city centre or near the Corniche, and you would need take a taxi to any other attractions. The entrance to the hotel is set back from the entrance to the building and one floor up.
On finally reaching the hotel lobby it reminded me of an airport. People milling around, luggage stacked all over the place and everything looking a bit chaotic. There did not appear to be enough hotel staff at the reception and I could see a few other guests getting irritated at having to wait so long to be assisted, although to be fair probably not more than 10 minutes.
The lobby lounge and bar on the ground floor look modern and attractively designed but I don't recall seeing anyone in there. The re:fuel kiosk in the lobby is open 24/7 for hot and cold snacks and beverages and they have a good variety of ready meals that can be reheated too.
I had dinner and breakfast in the all day dining restaurant Dine, and found the food adequate and palatable if not particularly imaginative or lipsmackingly delicious. The service from the waiters was always conscientious and respectful, however the hostesses appeared very frosty and unsmiling on every occasion. I kept having to bite my tongue to stop from saying: 'smiling at your guests won't kill you'.
I found the room to be large and airy (AC was set very low so it took a while to warm up). The shower was huge, but the tiles needed a cleaning and the shower head had a weird diversion in the water spray. There was a towel rail that was out of reach of the shower area and it would have been more useful had the rail been placed closer to the shower cubicle. The bidet was a waste of space and they could have installed a handheld hose instead of such an awkwardly designed bidet.
The bed was very comfortable and I had a peaceful restful sleep.