4.5
Very Good 1749 Reviews
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What We Love

  • The Anantara Spa, which features Abu Dhabi's only Turkish hammam, vast couples suites and gold sinks
  • Efficient concierge team that can arrange everything from a round of golf to an afternoon of dune bashing in the desert
  • Pachaylen: Abu Dhabi's finest Thai restaurant, where traditional street food is given a sophisticated, modern twist

What To Know

  • A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
  • There isn't much within walking distance, so you'll need a car or cab to get anywhere. Luckily, taxis are plentiful and cheap
  • Reservations are recommended for the intimate Pachaylen restaurant
  • Breakfast is included for Kasara rooms only
  • WiFi is an additional cost of $26 per day
  • There is an optional gala dinner on Dec 31; please see the details section for further information

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

An urban sanctuary with a sublime spa, top Thai restaurant and an infinity pool overlooking Abu Dhabi's mangroves

The Look

Far East meets Middle East. Lofty ceilings, arty light fixtures, clean lines, gleaming marble and plush fabrics combine at this mammoth resort overlooking Abu Dhabi’s wildlife-filled mangrove marshes. Arabian-style arches and intricate tiling feature in the public spaces, and the intimate 15-table restaurant serves dishes inspired by Thai street food. The infinity pool is lined with towering palm trees and overlooks the waterfront.

Bed and Bath

Guestrooms attract a corporate crowd. The muted color scheme is made up of warm browns and biscuit tones with splashes of turquoise. Giant beds, work desks and large flat-screen TVs with access to a wide range of international channels come standard. Opt for a room overlooking the pool and you’ll be rewarded with winning views of the mangrove marshes, which you can explore by kayak. Back inside you’ll find free bottled water and Elemis goodies in the bathroom, where an enormous tub and separate rain shower await.

Beyond

Award-winning Thai restaurant Pachaylen is a foodie hot spot, and as a result nabbing a table can be tricky — there are only 15 of them. The intimate, low-lit eatery serves innovative dishes inspired by street food from an open kitchen. Impressions is a chic rooftop bar with views of the mangroves; it hosts regular cheese and wine nights. And Ingredients offers an impressive breakfast spread, from sushi and noodles to waffles and pastries and Middle Eastern specialties. The spa is home to Abu Dhabi’s only Turkish hammam; it offers treatments using Elemis, Shiffa and Anantara brand products. There’s a gym on-site that runs yoga and Pilates classes, or you can just chill at the infinity pool, set amid towering palm trees.

How to Get There

Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa
Sheikh Zayed Street
Abu Dhabi, 128555 United Arab Emirates

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1749 Reviews
Beyond expectations...
Reviewed 6 hours ago

One of the best hotels in UAE and Abudhabi. The staff are very well organized.
The rooms are very wide and clean .
Views are breathtaking....
You can find activities for all family members as well...
The walk is very long and too relaxing...

Masters of Hospitality
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hands down best hotel in everything
Amazing welcome
Great service
Delicious food
Fascinating ambiance
And an extraordinary experience

Dined at the hotel 3 times different occasions they never failed, last one was on Valentine’s Day it was so Romantic.

Beautiful hotel.
Reviewed 2 days ago

A cozy beautiful hotel that makes you meet Arabic culture. As you enter the hotel straight in front, you'll see Arabic coffee and dates served as self help. The dates are my favourite, they're named Khallas dates. By the pool I don't remember the name of the restaurant however, on some week days someone is playing arabic music and it's absolutely heart winning. I go there mostly on a full moon night to sit under the sky and treat myself with some good music. They do serve alcohol so you can have a Corona if you wish :)
There's another bar at the top of the hotel on the 8th floor, again can't recollect the name, which is a very preferable bar to go to if there's a football match going on. Also, the rooms of this hotel are extremely impressive. One of my favourite hotels to stay in Abudhabi. Very candid, cozy, luxurious and relaxing hotel to stay in.

Disappointing
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was our third stay at the Anantara Abu Dhabi, our hotel of choice for some R and R after visiting our family in Australia. As on previous visits I had booked a club room with access to the Kasara club lounge on the 4th floor, whose situation and amenities we had particularly enjoyed. However when we arrived we were told that the Kasara lounge was now closed but that we could enjoy all the amenities of the club lounge in the Mangrove lounge on the first floor.....not so.

The Kasara lounge provided breakfast, snacks and soft drinks throughout the day, light lunch snacks, and evening drinks and hors d'oeuvres. So on our first day at lunchtime I asked for some sandwiches. I was told that the only complimentary food served would be between 5pm and 7pm in the evening and I would have to pay for anything else - not my idea of club lounge service. After ‘a discussion’ we were served some light snacks but we made our own lunch arrangements on days 2 and 3.

Obviously occasionally it becomes necessary to change the products offered but our having prepaid for full club lounge access and with no prior notice received a much reduced service was unsatisfactory.

Our stay was very disappointing, apart from the lounge closure, staff attention was not at all what we had previously experienced. We will not be returning.

My Zen hideout
Reviewed 1 week ago

I choose Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa over the Ritz Carlton where the rest of my "party" were staying as I hoped for peace, quiet and calm. I got that and more - a lovely colour scheme which evoked a "desert zen" vibe.