The Aloft Abu Dhabi Hotel Review is part of the Trip Report Athens Marathon: The Original Course which includes the following cities:
- Toronto, Canada
- Detroit, Michigan
- London, England
- Athens, Greece
- Giza, Egypt
- Cairo, Egypt
- Luxor, Egypt
- Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
- Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Getting There: Take Uber from the airport for 45AED. Go to Arrivals for SkyPark in Terminal 3 to meet your Uber.
If you’re a points person, chances are you will find yourself in Abu Dhabi, my 76th ‘country’, for one night while to catch your flight to somewhere else. I’ve never had a desire to visit Abu Dhabi and opted to spend a month in Dubai instead. From what I saw in my short time there, Abu Dhabi is beautiful and may require a more extended visit. Abu Dhabi has great golf courses that qualify for free rounds using the Citi Prestige card and a plethora of top end points options from the St. Regis to the Park Hyatt.
If you’re going to be in Abu Dhabi only for a few hours, save those precious points and head to my favorite everyday brand, the Aloft. For $40 and 2000 SPG points, you won’t find a better deal or a better hotel. As a platinum guest, I was given the free breakfast option but asked for more drink tickets instead since I had an early morning flight. The hotel has a rooftop bar that is worth the visit but stay clear of the mixed drinks. They were absolutely disgusting. I tried 4 of them and at $11 each was happy that my drink tickets covered that expense.
Overall, I love Aloft hotels. They’re big, bright, and the service is casual yet professional. The Aloft Abu Dhabi was all that and a bit more.
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