Traders Hotel, Abu Dhabi 1
I made a last minute booking for 1 night, thinking everything would be fine at home the next day. I booked a club room, because while about Dhs100 more than a standard room, it has benefits which in the end make it an obvious choice. Benefits include access to a dedicated Club lounge serving cocktails and canapés in the evening, breakfast and drinks throughout the day. Furthermore, the lounge allows a space to go to relax away from the claustrophobia of a room.
Because we checked in at 20h30, there was no time to sample the canapés in the lounge, so instead we headed straight to the pool. It is a lap pool, though quite small, but when you have a 7 year old who is champing at the bit to jump in, who cares?
After an hour of swimming, we headed back to the room to relax.
The next morning we tried breakfast in the lounge. I really like the club lounge concept. It is basically a hotel within a hotel, a haven away from the hustle and bustle elsewhere. For breakfast, you can have eggs made to your preference along with chicken or turkey sausages. In addition, there is the usual continental options like yoghurt, fresh fruit, jams, bread and a few hot dishes to choose from. Al in all, a great breakfast.
Check out was uneventful. said goodbye to the great lounge attendants, thinking that was it...Next post for an unexpected return to Traders!