As soon as you step inside the lobby, there’s a competition going on for your attention. Between the huge futuristic sphere chandelier, and the view over the Arabian gulf, it’s difficult to decide what to focus on first. In blingtastic UAE , it’s nothing more than I would expect from luxury hotel brand Jumeirah .
As I’m shown to my room on the 27th floor, I opened the door, and immediately felt like I was in the clouds. Anyone who follows me on twitter @ishootandtravel knows, I love to share great views from my window whilst on my travels , and this was certainly pretty spectacular, especially at night.
I found my room sumptuous, but not gaudy, the bed was comfortable and the linens were crisp. They clearly knew I was going to spend a lot of time staring out of the window, as the oversized chaise lounge was perfectly placed for me to take in the view.
The snazzy nespresso machine was a nice touch in the extensive mini bar , but despite having a nespresso in my room a number of times now , I don’t have a clue how to even turn it on let alone use it so instruction might have been a good idea. That’s the one thing with being a tea lover tea , as long as you’ve got a kettle, your good to go.
Breakfast unsurprisingly was a lavish affair , the one thing you won’t do in a UAE, is go hungry at breakfast. Everything was fresh , I found the selection was a little overwhelming, but in a good way.
I was lucky enough to check out the onsite Japanese restaurant , Tori No Su . With imported Japanese chefs, the dining experience was totally authentic with tepan tables, and freshly made to order sushi. It’s worth grabbing a seat at the bar, to check out the chef’s in action.
And after a few cocktails, it was easy staggering distance back to the room.
When I got tired of my in room view , I had a couple of options to get my fix . The 300 ft observation tower (73rd floor ) is free to enter for Jumeirah guests , and a great place to relax with some afternoon tea. If your looking for something a bit stronger than tea, Rays Bar ( 62nd floor ) for sundowner cocktails is a Abu Dhabi must do .
With a large infinity pool & a small section of beach, even though it was 42 degrees outside , I still managed to keep cool under the shaded canopy. There’s also a gym but funnily enough I didn’t manage to make it there , maybe next time ….not lol.
All in all I had a great stay at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers , it was perfectly located for getting out and about in Abu Dhabi. Check out the Towers on your next trip to Abu Dhabi, for more info take a look at http://www.jumeirah.com/
Please note my stay was hosted by Jumeirah in order to write this review. But as usual all views are my own.