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Hotel Review – Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana – Your Home in the Heart of Abu Dhabi

I recently had a well deserved staycation at Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana situated in Abu Dhabi. I had an amazing experience staying over and indeed loved the place hence couldn’t resist myself from sharing my experience with you all.

The deluxe apartment hotel is ideally placed in Central Abu Dhabi with banks and shopping malls within walking distance. It has a total of 288 rooms.

Our Apartment


Every hotel apartment has basic facilities like a fridge, washing machine, microwave, utensils, TV, etc. The suites are well furnished, have a convenient work zone and a fully equipped kitchenette. The room features an earthy color tone to compliment the simple yet plush furnishings and that impressive high ceiling window. The bed was one of the most comfortable beds I have slept in. The room was spaced out extremely well with couches in front of the TV and a relaxing chair. A 4 seat dining table was in one end of the room and we were sent a cute tray of fruits and nuts.


The bathroom had bathrobes and all your basic toiletries (shampoo, body wash, dental kit, shaving kit, comb and even a loofah).


Your built in wardrobe had hangers, an iron with an ironing board, a locker, laundry bags, a shoe shining kit and additional pillows if required. The views from the room were breathtaking as you see the cars pass by and take in the hustle-bustle of the city.


Breakfast is served at their beautiful restaurant Cafe 302 which is decorated like the inside of a home, is located in the lobby floor and offers an incredible selection of fresh delicacies. They had a variety of options to choose from and the food was beyond delicious. I have never quite seen a breakfast spread like this with unique varieties. Most of their ingredients are imported from all over the world and so everything is extremely high in quality. From fresh breads, juices, to aloo paratha, to eggs, to a selection of cakes, Cafe 302’s food will impress you like no other!


We also had the pleasure of having dinner here and with their vast menu, you will be spoiled for choice. My husband enjoyed his Pomegranate and Kale Salad along with his prawns whereas I devoured my Caramel Frappe and Pasta in pink Sauce along with cheesy fries and a delicious goats cheese bruschetta.



We also bought the famous japanese KYOTO COFFEE the next morning which is a must for coffee lovers! To read more about my love for this beautiful cafe, read my previous blog post here.

In Room Dining

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What’s the best part about this hotel is that they have 24 hour room service for those who just wish to relax and enjoy their meal while chilling on their beds. They also have a wide selection of sweets and nuts available in the room which can be bought and snacked on while watching your favorite movie.

Wellness and Fitness


The Bodyline fitness and wellness club offers guests a complete rejuvenation package. They have a fully equipped gym with features like a professional instructor, sauna room and steam room with a vast space. The recreation centre also boasts a unique designed rooftop pool and outdoor Jacuzzi, has a pool side bar for snacks, mocktails and other refreshments. The pool area also has cabanas which keeps you well shaded in the summers. Their newly opened Spa offers a unique relaxation area.


The massages are done by professional therapists who will make sure every ache and pain in your body melts away.  I opted for the Hot Stone Massage and my husband chose the Deep Tissue Massage. We both were equally amazed by the way we felt after. The therapists did everything with patience and made sure we enjoyed and felt relaxed. We were offered some herbal tea after our treatment and relaxed in their amazing relaxation beds.

The hotel has been completely renovated recently. Al Maha Arjaan has boardrooms and banquets as well to host private events. It’s plush lobby will make you fall in love with it instantly.

The well lit interiors are good enough to sit in and relax while you wait for your car to be brought to you or you just want to take a breather. Here are some pics of how it looked before and how it looks now.


For me, it was an overwhelming experience to visit this place. They have friendly staff always welcoming you with a warm smile and the best of service. Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana, for me, was truly a home away from home!

For more information visit their website.

Rating: 4-star Hotel

Address: 5th Street, Hamdan Street – Abu Dhabi

Phone: 02 610 6666

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