Review of Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi
Written by: Roshina Jowaheer
AOL Travel UK
Date published: 02/13/2013
4 / 5 stars
Sleek and sophisticated with an unrivalled location within the Yas Marina Formula 1 Circuit on Yas Island, the five-star Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi is an architectural masterpiece offering visitors an exciting and unique stay in Abu Dhabi.
The awe-inspiring architecture! From the moment you approach the distinctive building, you'll be wowed by its incredible design outside and in. The structure's sparkling 219-metre canopy consists of sweeping steel and 5,096 diamond-shaped glass panels creating a veil that drapes over the hotel. Inside, the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi is elegant and contemporary with unique touches, such as the flooring, which features race track-style lines to reflect its fast-speed setting.
What's to love?
With its racing credentials and futuristic style, you may think the hotel is just for motor enthusiasts, design aficionados or glamorous jet-setters, but there's something for everyone. For families visiting, there is a children's play area open on Fridays, a family swimming pool and Ferrari World located just minutes away for a fun day out. If you are travelling with children, opt for a room in the Marina Wing where it is the quietest. Guests who appreciate modern art should also head straight for the Bridge Gallery to check out the hotel's ever-changing exhibitions.
This place is perfect if you...
... are looking for a distinctive and inspiring hotel that will keep you entertained throughout the day and night. Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi is home to two rooftop pools, seven restaurants, a luxury ESPA spa, state-of-the-art fitness centre and two bars. If this isn't enough, Yas Marina Circuit is just outside, providing plenty of activity with all kinds of motor racing for you to watch and take part in, from motorcycling to drag racing.
Where to eat
Dining at the hotel is a wonderful experience and with a variety of restaurants you won't need to worry about not having enough choice. For homemade Italian pasta opt for Amici, sample freshly-rolled sushi in Kazu and explore the rich flavours of Arabic stews in Atayeb. If you love seafood and want an even finer dining experience, book a table at Nautilus to enjoy a decadent dinner of fresh and seasonal delights from the sea.
If you do one thing here, make sure it's...
Take in the spectacular setting. Take a walk around the hotel, enjoy a cocktail in the Yas Lounge or soak up the speed and spectacle of Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi as you relax with a shisha pipe in Atayeb. This is a hotel to experience and not just a place to rest your head.
Deluxe rooms start from AED 550 including breakfast.
Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, P.O. Box 131808, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Phone: +971 2 656 0000. Visit viceroyhotelsandresorts.com
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