Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Introduction: The enchantment is immediate at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi. While the hotel is conveniently located near the airport, golf course and city centre, its lush garden landscapes place it in a serene, faraway world of its own. Exotic sunset views from the hotel’s gazebo

Magnificent views enthrall as you enter. The grand golden-white main building reflects in the swimming pool by the entrance. Your senses are bewitched by the hotel’s impressive architecture, with its fine Arabic décor, full of warm tones and organic textures.

Above information is how the hotel presents itself on their website.

Below is my experience based on a one-night stay at the property.

My Arrival experience: Warm, quick check-in before being escorted to the room.

What I loved: The service and especially the Horizon Club.

What about the food: Good breakfast buffet and great food in the executive lounge.

What about the service: Professional and kind service from all staff at the front desk, Horizon Club and the spa.

What about the rooms: Typical Shangri-La design. My room had rainshower separated from the bathtub, comfortable bed, flatscreen Tv, and a beautiful view from the balcony. Only thing I didn’t like was the smoke on my floor as smoking is allowed in parts of the lobby area, close to the elevator.

Number of rooms: 213


Type of property: City hotel.

Location: Abu Dhabi.

Facilities: Spa, swimming pool, gym, meeting and business facilities.

Complimentary internet: Yes and fast.

Affiliations: Kiwi Collection.

My overall impression: Great experience.