Friday, November 17, 2017

Spotlight

As it would happen Lady Luck was shining down on Casa GA earlier this week when out of the blue the wonderful Grand Millenium Al Wahda in Abu Dhabi kindly, like a Fairy Godmother blessed me with a much needed overnight stay in their fabulous new hotel.  I needed a break and had been trawling the internet for special offers for this weekend and was practically jumping for joy when they were able to accomodate us last night!!

We packed up yesterday morning and headed down to Abu Dhabi, the GPS on the iPhone 4 was programmed and just over an hour later we pulled into the valet parking area of the biggest hotel in Abu Dhabi!! yes it is huge!!  850 rooms in total, spread over two adjoining tower blocks.  Check in was over in minutes and we headed up to the room which was beautiful! a massive white bed with fluffy pillow cases, Mitten jumped onto it and fell into it like a marshmallow!

Five minutes later we were changed and heading up the roof top pool.   Beautiful luxurious pool area with sofas, tables and huge big arm chairs for those wanting to read or relax. We got our self a few sunloungers and relaxed in the afternoon sun whilst ordering lunch from the pool bar.  The pool area is covered and uncovered if that makes sense, a wonderful idea as the staff have a super shaded area for the summer months.

The hotel boasts an array of restaurants, Toshi- Far Eastern, Porto Bello - Italian, Al Wahda - All Day Dining, Lobby Lounge - cream teas!!, and opening soon is a steak restaurant, PorterHouse Grill.  As I expected the food was top notch and we really couldn't complain about a thing.  If you are in Abu Dhabi, or visiting you must take advantage of their current 2-for-1 offer in Toshi, and Porto Bello.  The Lobby lounge is offering afternoon Tea for Two for just 95 ++ AED.

The Hotel is conveniently located right next to Al Wahda Mall, which we had a quick look around before dinner.  Great little Mall (in comparison to Dubai monstrosities) housing all the household favourites we are familiar with here in the UAE.

A hotel is a hotel, a bedroom is a bedroom, a bathroom is a bathroom, without two essential ingredients a Hotel will never become a second home ........  LÓccitane toiletries and fantastic staff, the amazing Grand Millenium Al Wahda, I am very pleased to say has them both. 

I dedicate this to Kassem, he knows who he is ...

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