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REVIEWED: ANANTARA EASTERN MANGROVES ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

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This resort, part of the same family as the renowned Desert Island Resort & Spa on Sir Bani Yas Island and Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort in the Liwa Desert, elegantly completes this trio. Let’s delve into the details to explore the latest addition to the Anantara Hotels group.

The setting

It’s impossible to overlook the grandeur of this hotel. Situated along one of Abu Dhabi’s busiest thoroughfares that runs alongside the mangrove, it’s a prominent sight from a distance, whether you’re approaching from Dubai or Abu Dhabi.

The serene ambiance that greets visitors upon their arrival at the hotel is a striking contrast to the bustling atmosphere of the adjacent highway.

The hotel’s location undoubtedly stands out as its prime asset. Nestled by the mangrove, characterized by those distinctive trees that thrive in aquatic environments, it enjoys a unique status as the sole hotel with such an exquisite setting in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Moreover, its strategic positioning places it a mere ten-minute drive from Abu Dhabi’s city center and within a stone’s throw from the secondary Corniche of Abu Dhabi – a scenic promenade tracing the mangrove’s edge.

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Architecturally, the hotel exudes a refined blend of modernity and Arab tradition, with intricate mashrabiyas and captivating mosaics. The lobby, centered around a serene pool, offers an awe-inspiring panorama of the mangrove. This stunning natural landscape remains in plain view from the lobby, guest rooms, dining establishments, and even the poolside. The hotel aspires to cater not only to transient tourists and GCC residents seeking charm but also to discerning business travelers.

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"The spa stands as yet another standout feature of the hotel, housing ten treatment rooms and a Turkish hammam overseen by a "hammam guru.”

THE ROOMS

Eastern Mangroves boasts an expansive selection of accommodations, encompassing 222 rooms and suites across five distinct categories. These range from the inviting Deluxe Mangrove Balcony rooms, spanning 57 square meters, to the opulent Royal Mangroves Residence, sprawling over an impressive 1775 square meters and featuring a private rooftop pool measuring 50 square meters. Even the fundamental Deluxe Mangrove Balcony room ensures a tranquil mangrove vista.

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Leisure & Well-being

The spa stands as yet another standout feature of the hotel, housing ten treatment rooms and a Turkish hammam overseen by a “hammam guru.” The spa caters to separate male and female entries and facilities, boasts three Deluxe Double Suites complete with private dressing rooms, and even accommodates two VIP rooms within the hammam. The comprehensive spa offerings extend to saunas, consultation chambers, a serene relaxation area, and Yoga and Pilates classes.

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Eastern Mangroves predominantly specializes in aquatic activities within the mangrove, such as canoeing and kayaking. The hotel further presents an inviting pool, complete with a mangrove view, an outdoor Jacuzzi, fitness facilities, and access to the Corniche promenade for outdoor athletic pursuits.

CULINARY EXPERIENCES

In addition to the expansive two-story lobby and the inviting poolside bar, the Eastern Mangrove hotel features three distinctive dining venues. Ingredients, a round-the-clock restaurant with an alfresco terrace; Impressions, an elevated bar-lounge affording breathtaking vistas of both the mangrove and Abu Dhabi’s skyscrapers; and the Thai eatery Pachaylen.

FINAL VERDICT

Positioned alongside the vibrant mangrove ecosystem, the hotel’s strategic location grants it unparalleled views and a serene ambiance, a stark contrast to the nearby bustling thoroughfare.

Its architecture beautifully merges modern elements with Arabian traditions, culminating in a captivating lobby centered around a tranquil pool that provides a mesmerizing vista of the surrounding mangrove.

With an extensive array of accommodations, exquisite dining experiences, a top-tier spa, and a range of engaging activities, Eastern Mangroves caters to a diverse audience – from leisure-seeking travelers to discerning business professionals.

Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa stands as a testament to luxury, sophistication, and the remarkable beauty of Abu Dhabi’s natural landscapes.

CONTACT INFO

Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara Eastern Ring Road, Salam Street, Abu Dhabi

Tel: +971 (0)2 656 10 00

Email: [email protected] 

Website: www.anantara.com

 
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