Name: Al Seef Resort & Spa by Andalus
Location: United Arab Emirates
The ideal accommodation for a family trip to Abu Dhabi is the Al Seef Resort & Spa by Andalus; a five-star resort with excellent facilities for all the family, with a refined first class service in an excellent location.
Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second most populated city of the United Arab Emirates; known for its captivating skyline of modern towers, spectacular waterfront and Sheikh Zayed Mosque; the 6th largest mosque in the world. The resort is conveniently located on Abu Dhabi’s Eastern Ring road and only twenty minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport. Both British Airways and Etihad fly direct from London to Abu Dhabi with flight times of just over 7 hours.
Style & Character
There is a distinctly Mediterranean atmosphere with a sophisticated and opulent décor, majestic buildings and an innovative and refreshing concept. Although there’s a lot to do at the resort and no one in the family need get bored, there is a tranquil air. Despite the contemporary design, with fabulous splashes of deep turquoise, the mood is more reminiscent of ancient times.
Service & Facilities
The resort is a one-stop residential complex with a huge choice of facilities, you’ll be spoilt for choice on a short stay and it’s also ideal for extended stays too. It benefits from a luxury spa with the biggest Jacuzzi in Abu Dhabi, four outdoor pools including a family lap pool and a children’s pool, a 24/7 state-of-the-art gym, a beauty centre, and direct access to Al Seef Village Mall. Guests staying at Al Seef Resort & Spa by Andalus can also enjoy exclusive complimentary access to Abu Dhabi’s hidden gem, Happiness Island, located off the coast of Saadiyat. Service is special here; they have a team they called Alonsos who are on hand to meet your every desire; they are local gurus and are expert at making your life easier.
The suites are situated in beautiful low-rise villas; choose from a 77 sqm. One-Bedroom Suite, a 100 sqm. Two-Bedroom Suite or a 144 sqm. Three-Bedroom Suite. There are also Studios with vary from 27-40 sqm. All include fully-equipped kitchens and offer either a private terrace, some which have direct pool access, or a balcony overlooking the pool or lush garden. As standard, the room amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, parking, digital safe and organic bath amenities. If your budget allows, I would definitely opt for an Andalus Royal Suite; they have a separate private entrance and a private pool with Jacuzzi and vary from 140 sqm. to a simply huge 320 sqm! The largest of these also has a well-stocked library, wellness room and three bedrooms furnished with customized Spa beds.
Food & Drink
The walk boasts 20 dining outlets and retail shops; the San Francisco Coffee Company is to place to catch up with friends over an organic coffee and Italian-made cake, or check out Gina Café for an early evening shisha and Mediterranean dinner. Amassi International Cuisine & Lounge serves hearty food in a cosy intimate atmosphere and Chota Indian restaurant has fabulously vibrant décor and serves delicious Indian cuisine made from the finest ingredients.
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