REVIEW: Hyatt Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi

I arrived late at night after my flight from London. The driver took about 20 minutes to get from the airport to the hotel, on almost deserted streets. The hotel is located on the upper floors of an office tower block. This means that you are met by a doorman on the ground floor and escorted to Reception on one of the upper floors.. Here they take a scan of your passport and immigration stamp, and of course a credit card for payment.

The lobby is open and airy with the distinctive glass sculpture hung from the ceiling.

Grand Abu Dhabi 2

I was booked in to room 2403, which turned out to be a very large room at the end of the building, near the lifts.

Grand Abu Dhabi 1

The room had a coffee machine, as well as a desk and large bathroom and walk in closets. It was light and bright, even though it was pitch black outside. Bottles of water were provided next to each side of the bed. A central control panel allowed me to turn off all the lights and to open the shades from the bed. The outside steel beams were about 1m away from the glass of the room, making the view slightly odd!  The view down to Reception and up to the top floors was quite special.

Grand Abu Dhabi 3

The bathroom was large, with a separate egg-shaped bath and shower. The floor and walls were stone and looked very smart. The bath was a little odd, but I did have a nice bath the next morning.

Grand Abu Dhabi 4

Hyatt provided the usual range of soaps, bath wash, shampoo. There were plenty of towels as well as bath robes stored in the closet.

The air-conditioning was effective and I have a great nights sleep in the Hyatt bed. The hotel did not seem very full (It was a Friday night), and I heard no noise from the corridors during the night.

The alarm woke me the next morning but as I had an early flight there was not time for me to have breakfast. As there is no Grand Club at the hotel, breakfast was served in the restaurant – on the same floor as Reception.

I checked out and waited for my pick-up on the Ground Floor. The driver arrived early and the door man popped my luggage in to the boot, ready for my trip to the airport and on to Melbourne.


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