The Capital Centre Arjaan is a sophisticated hotel mostly known as a perfect destination for business travelers because of its completely furnished studios and suites, meeting rooms, apartment-like facilities and prime location – a few steps away from Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre (ADNEC) and a few minutes’ drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport. With our stay experience one weekend, we’ve proven that the common notion of being a business hotel can be altered since it has the facilities to provide guests looking for a leisure retreat or those who plan a long stay. Besides it sits in the center of the capital and nearby Yas Island attractions.
For Business Travelers
With the lobby modern design and fixtures, being spacious along with its high ceiling, it looks formal and very business-like. Check-in was done properly despite the confusion with the dates. Still, the same high level of customer service remains throughout our stay in consistency with previous Rotana hotels we’ve stayed in. Note that a deposit of AED 200 will be asked upon check-in.
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Well Equipped Meeting Rooms
The property has 5 fully equipped meeting rooms which can hold up to 120 people as published on their website. All are designed with efficient amenities such as a WIFI (when in UAE, expect a good internet connection even in shopping malls!), smart projectors and other such tools needed to conduct a business presentation.
For Long Stayers
The hotel has 259 fully furnished studio rooms and suites with the option of city or sea view. We stayed in a studio room looking contemporary with abstract paintings and mainly of purple and cream color. It comes with a cozy long couch beside the king size bed, a well-equipped kitchenette which is perfect for long stayers since it has Bosch stove top and microwave oven. There’s a toaster, refrigerator, complete kitchen utensils and a washing machine.
The addition of a functional working desk make it comfortable for those who are in a business trip. Usual amenities of a LED TV, mini-bar, coffee and tea making facilities, in-room safe, bathrobes & slippers, hairdryer, iron and ironing board are present.
The bathroom comes with a walk in shower but there’s no bathtub so imagine my husband’s dismay :p
For a Leisure Retreat
Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club
All Rotana properties we’ve stayed before have the Bodylines Fitness and Wellness Club which offers facilities designed to provide guests an ultimate relaxation and comfort. Whether you’re a gym enthusiast or someone like us who loves to dip in the pool, they have it covered.
Those who appreciates architecture will surely rejoice with the Arjaan’s outdoor temperature controlled swimming pool since it offers a great view of buildings with a touch of green. An addition with the architectural highlights was Arjaan’s sister property Centro Capital Center.
Sauna and steam rooms are separately available for men and women. They also have two treatment rooms if you opt to have a massage.
The hotel has two dining options with Tamarind being the all day dining restaurant and Aroma Lobby Lounge which offers beverages, snacks and light meals throughout the day. Tamarind ambiance and design was certainly pleasing with a spacious outside terrace. You can actually compare it to 5* hotels or more for its beautiful setting. Trying it during breakfast where there’s not so many options but each dish was cooked well and absolutely tasty.
With the few dining options, guests should not worry since there’s a convenience store at the ground floor. Also there are other restaurants available in its connecting property Centro Capital Centre like the C. Taste restaurant which we’ve tried for Iftar.
Visiting the restaurant on a Thursday night along with a whole company around 200 as per the events coordinator information, we we’re told that the place was reserved for the group. After a few words with the lovely and accommodating Josephine, they’ve provided us a table for two. The food options are few but totally satisfying – with hot and cold mezze sections, soups, desserts, lamb ouzi, dates and juices. Good thing is that the cost is very affordable.
We’ve proven that the Arjaan can be a great place for a relaxing getaway for families or couple like us. With its spacious, modern and fully furnished studios and suites, state of the art recreational facilities, prime location and courteous staff – the Capital Centre Arjaan of Rotana hotels is an ideal destination for business and leisure travelers alike.
Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana
Location: Near ADNEC, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi
Phone: +971 (0)2 495 4444
*We were invited by the property, however all opinions as always are entirely our own.