Depending on the type of room you book, you get fully equipped kitchenette facilities (in suites only) that allow for families to stay in after a busy day if they want to and prepare meals without venturing anywhere. Alternatively, the hotel offers 24-hour room service.
The central location of Al Maha Arjaan, on Hamdan Street, also means you have hundreds of dining opportunities either on your doorstep or a short cab ride away.
It has an airy, continental feel, but mixes up its food offerings with some great-looking sandwiches, stunning pastries and cakes, quiches and a promotional burger happy hour (other deals are available during the week), plus the current hot weather favourite Kyoto coffee.
This is a no alcohol hotel, but this outlet offers plenty of other refreshments to engage your senses.
Delightful manager Dragana Jankov is rightly enthusiastic about the concept, which stands out on this often busy city centre street.
A cab ride also takes you to luxury shopping and plush dining choices at Al Maryah Island's Galleria Mall, and other options at Al Reem Island. Or you could grab a picnic and venture down to Corniche Park or onto the beach, also a short walk away.
Back at the Al Maha Arjaan, the warmth of the lobby design extends up to the buildings 288 rooms.
There’s a stylish feel to the design, but colours are calming and fabrics warm, so there’s a definite hotel look but without the cookie cutter approach.
Moving through the hotel, you’ll find a gym, sauna and steam room, plus massage treatment rooms, at Bodylines Fitness and Wellness Club, with views across the expanse of Abu Dhabi. There's also a rooftop pool and jacuzzi with a poolside bar serving snacks and mocktails.
Because of its central location, Al Maha Arjaan is also on the radar of companies seeking to hold meetings or staff events, as well as for independent business types looking for a place to stay during one of the many conferences hosted by the capital.
PRICES start from AED249 per night before taxes and municipality fees.
AL Maha Arjaan in about 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World – and about 90 minutes drive from Dubai.
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