Part XII: Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi
We used a prebooked transfer service to get us to the Hyatt, which only cost $35 after a coupon code. When you have less than 9 hours on the ground, every minute counts, so the cost was worth it to us.
The driver met us right at the exit for customs, and we were in the car in less than a minute. The drive took about 15 minutes this late at night (around midnight), so we weren’t too inconvenienced.
Check-in was bustling at this hour, so we had to wait for one person to finish up before proceeding. We were welcomed graciously, and given a gigantic one-bedroom suite for our 8 hour stay. It’s sad to have such little time in the room, but still very fun to check out, for a rate as low as we paid ($130).
First thoughts on the hotel, is that it’s gorgeous. The lobby’s chandeliers are magnificent! I loved the entry level, which led to the elevators to take you up to the main lobby for check in.
A full 1 1/2 bath 1,000+ sq. foot suite, with a view over the royal palaces of Abu Dhabi. This was quite an upgrade, one category above the standard suite, and included wine. We took this home with us, and while it only retails for $7, the thought was appreciated.
After a quick sleep, we took breakfast at 18 Degrees. The food spread itself was immaculate, and very high quality, though service isn’t great in the restaurant.
Can we PLEASE stay longer?? I was very saddened to leave, but we had to go back home. We hopped in the hotel’s car around 7 AM and headed to the airport for our direct flight to Los Angeles on board Etihad once more.