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Old Sep 21, 18, 8:08 pm
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Luxury Hotels of Abu Dhabi

I couldn't find a thread on luxury hotels in AUH other than Emirates Palace on this forum and am wondering why the Rosewood is so cheap? So cheap it's on a discount wholesaler website https://luxuryescapes.com/magazine/rosewood-abu-dhabi/

The suites don't look particularly impressive.

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Old Sep 21, 18, 8:17 pm
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Closest luxury hotel to AUH (Abu Dhabi) airport? (12 hour layover)

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Help me choose 3 days in AUH

discussion here is often not easy to search
and acronyms have to be in quotes: "AUH"

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Old Sep 21, 18, 9:28 pm
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Originally Posted by m0hamed View Post
I couldn't a thread on luxury hotels in AUH other than Emirates Palace on this forum and am wondering why the Rosewood is so cheap? So cheap it's on a discount wholesaler website https://luxuryescapes.com/magazine/rosewood-abu-dhabi/

The suites don't look particularly impressive.
It's getting a bit long in the tooth now and more of a business hotel Rosewood than a landmark one.
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Old Sep 22, 18, 10:55 am
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True - Rosewood Abu Dhabi is not a landmark hotel, just like the neighbouring Four Seasons- itís also only a business hotel.
The FS is nicer in the sense that itís much newer and therefore crisp in appearance.

The two hotels are very different in style, RW quite dark, FS rather bright. To me the RW lobby / lounge is more comfortable, the FS one too open and bright.

The rooms at RW are showing a bit of wear and tear, the FS ones of course not.

Usually both hotels deliver in terms of the service quality!
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Which hotel has the best view of the mosque? Ritz?
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Old Sep 22, 18, 5:53 pm
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While PHs donít get reviewed in this forum, we had an exceptional stay at the PH AUH in one of the villas https://www.flyertalk.com/hotel-revi...cognition-1108

It appears to be the best option from what I can tell.
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Which hotel has the best view of the mosque? Ritz?
Ritz and Shangri-la.
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Old Sep 23, 18, 8:26 am
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Ritz and Shangri-la.

..and Fairmont (though perhaps not exactly "luxury" it is pretty good & much fresher than the tired Shangria-la)
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Old Sep 23, 18, 10:14 am
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Which hotel has the best view of the mosque? Ritz?
Like @NikonDuser said, the Ritz-Carlton and the Shangri-La. Between the two, I'd definitely recommend the RC. It's one of their best properties I've been to (top 5).
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Old Sep 23, 18, 11:06 pm
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Like @NikonDuser said, the Ritz-Carlton and the Shangri-La. Between the two, I'd definitely recommend the RC. It's one of their best properties I've been to (top 5).
Between the two I would also recommend the RC, although itís interesting how different experiences / opinions can be.
I personally didnít like the RC at all, far too large, too much walking from one wing to the other, pool doesnít feel cosy and I find the decor to be lacking class, especially that archway you drive through at the very beginning!
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Edition Abu Dhabi opens

Edition hotel Abu Dhabi is in a soft opening phase. I was never impressed by Edition NYC and probably wouldn't stay here. All of the UAE luxury hotels could be described as "high octane luxury" so what makes Edition different?
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Edition Abu Dhabi opens

Edition hotel Abu Dhabi is in a soft opening phase. I was never impressed by Edition NYC and probably wouldn't stay here. All of the UAE luxury hotels could be described as "high octane luxury" so what makes Edition different?
agree with the thoughts. will check it out over the next month and will post something afterwards
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Also opening up in a couple of weeks:

https://www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-r...island-resort/
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Also opening up in a couple of weeks:
jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/abu-dhabi/jumeirah-at-saadiyat-island-resort
panoramic suites may be unique design
guessing from renderings >
32 1BR from $650 USD
04 2BR from $5K / $7K
no details on 8 villas, seems 4 beachfront and 4 spa
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ju...3!4d54.4523354

re desert property linked in post below >
almost half size of sarab (though sarab has 10 royal villas)
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ju...5!4d54.7415536

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https://www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-r...rt-resort-spa/

this one is supposed to open in December / January. a much closer alternative to Qasr al Sarab althought it remains to be seen how impressive the dunes will look
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