Traders Hotel – Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

Traders Hotel view from the beach
Traders Hotel view from the beach
Executive Suite - Traders Hotel - 59 sqm / 635 sqf of comfort
Executive Suite – Traders Hotel – 59 sqm / 635 sqf of comfort

Just rejuvenated myself with our first stayacation for the year 2016. Traders Hotel is actually a part of Shangri-La Hotel and located together in Qaryat Al Beri complex, Abu Dhabi. The hotel caters to both business travellers as well as leisure travellers. This is the only 4 star hotel to have their own private beach in Abu Dhabi.

Traders Hotel reception
Traders Hotel reception
Traders Hotel Business Lounge
Traders Hotel Business Lounge
Traders hotel has a specialized focus on business executive travelers with fully equipped business centre offering comprehensive secretarial support which includes copying, faxing, courier services as well as translation and interpretation.

Business lounge features would be:

  • 24-hour Business Centre
  • Conference Facilities
  • One Meeting Room
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Courier Services
  • Secretarial Support
  • Translation Services

 

The welcome write up from the hotel making you feel special
The welcome write up from the hotel making you feel special already
My cozy seat and next to it is the welcome treat of arabic baklavas and fresh fruits
My cozy seat and next to it is the welcome treat of arabic baklavas and fresh fruits
Welcome treat of Arabic Baklavas and fresh fruits
Welcome treat of Arabic Baklavas and fresh fruits

The first beauty when we entered our suite was the divine space and luxurious feel. There was sunlight pouring into our room from our balcony which had the best view of the beach and the canal. I always look forward to the welcome treats when I enter a new hotel on my first day. This time it was a treat of baklawas and fresh fruits. Special write up messages from the senior management of Traders Hotel left on our writing desk makes us feel wanted and cared.

Luxurious king-sized bed
Luxurious king-sized bed
Spacious sitting area next to the king sized bed
Spacious sitting area next to the king sized bed
Full-size executive writing desk with necessary PC / laptop port
Full-size executive writing desk with necessary PC / laptop port

The sitting area had comfortable sofas where we spent fun time playing board games and full sized writing desk which included stationary made it perfect space for me to work comfortably when needed. Ofcourse they had all the additional PC/laptop/USB charging ports as required. I did forget to bring my iphone charger, fortunately the hotel was able to arrange me a spare to use.

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Full-size bath
Full-size bath
Spacious bathrooms with separate shower
Spacious bathrooms with separate shower

The bathroom is quite spacious with a separate shower stall which they call it the monsoon shower experience.  The double wash basin was quite handy for a family of 4.  Kids had a bubble bath in the full sized jacuzzi bath tub.  What’s important is they make our lives simple with enough towels provides at all the right points. The usual luxury toiletries were found as well.

Enjoying the weather and the morning newspaper from the balcony of the Executive Suite
Enjoying the weather and the morning newspaper from the balcony of the Executive Suite
a picturesque view of the canal from our balcony in the Executive Suite, Traders Hotel Abu Dhabi
a picturesque view of the canal from our balcony in the Executive Suite, Traders Hotel Abu Dhabi
The view down from our balcony of our Executive Suite
The view down from our balcony of our Executive Suite

I must admit we had the best view in the house. A fantastic view of the canal where we could see the Sheikh Zayed mosque from a distance and often boats passing by the canal. Sunrise and sunset scenes from our balcony were breath taking. Also I could just peep down and see my kids playing on the beach.

Kids enjoying their movie hour in the spacious 635 sqf of comfort
Kids enjoying their movie hour in the spacious 635 sqf of comfort

For media and Entertainment the following were present.

  • Every morning I would have the Newspapers delivered at my door and that too both of them(khaleej Times and Gulf News)
  • DVD player
  • In-room magazines
  • LCD television
  • Satellite / cable television
Traders Club Lounge
Traders Club Lounge
Complimentary Business facilities at Traders Club lounge - surfing, printing and faxing
Complimentary Business facilities at Traders Club lounge – surfing, printing and faxing
Seating with a view at Traders Club Lounge
Seating with a view at Traders Club Lounge

As a guest of the Executive Suite of Traders Hotel,  we had access to to the exclusive Traders Club Lounge with its full range of privileges. At the lounge you could use their computers, print, fax. Besides the usual tea, coffee and unlimited soft drinks throughout the day. You also had complimentary breakfast and evening cocktails and canapes which was good enough for dinner for some. So usually, breakfast and dinner was taken care for most people if they had the privileged access Traders Club lounge.

desserts - Complimentary evening cocktails and canapés from 6pm to 8pm at Traders Club lounge
desserts – Complimentary evening cocktails and canapés from 6pm to 8pm at Traders Club lounge
Complimentary evening cocktails and canapés from 6pm to 8pm at Traders Club Lounge
Complimentary evening cocktails and canapés from 6pm to 8pm at Traders Club Lounge
Complimentary evening cocktails and canapés from 6pm to 8pm at Traders Club Lounge
Complimentary evening cocktails and canapés from 6pm to 8pm at Traders Club Lounge

Traders Club Lounge treats:

  • Complimentary breakfast served in the Traders Club Lounge from 6.30am to 10.30am
  • Complimentary evening cocktails and canapés from 6pm to 8pm (casual attire is required)
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and soft drinks throughout the day

Other Traders Club benefits would include:

  • Express check-in and check-out on the Traders Club floor
  • One complimentary suit pressing and shoeshine service
  • Personalised concierge services
  • Personalised business services
  • Complimentary usage of meeting room for two hours
Swimming Pool at the terrace of Traders Hotel
Swimming Pool at the terrace of Traders Hotel
Gymnasium facilities at Traders Hotel
Gymnasium facilities at Traders Hotel
Gymnasium facilities at Traders Hotel
Gymnasium facilities at Traders Hotel

Recreational facilities will include:

  • Health Club
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Private Beach
Kids play area next to the beach
Kids play area next to the beach
The view down from our balcony of our Executive Suite
The view down from our balcony of our Executive Suite
Private beach of Traders hotel, Abu Dhabi
Private beach of Traders hotel, Abu Dhabi
at the Private beach of Traders hotel, Abu Dhabi
at the Private beach of Traders hotel, Abu Dhabi
Typical Elevator space on every floor with a security mechanism where you need an access card to use the lifts
Typical Elevator space on every floor with a security mechanism where you need an access card to use the lifts
Typical corridors of Traders Hotel
Typical corridors of Traders Hotel

The health club and the swimming pool are on the same terrace adjacent to each other. The swimming pool has an attached bar. Private beach was a lovely setup which was closely connected to the hotel. They also provided necessary tools for the kids to play in the sand and water. So Kids were most of the time busy getting water, digging sand and building their own sand castles.

Morning breakfast at Afya, Traders Hotel AbuDhabi
Morning breakfast at Afya, Traders Hotel AbuDhabi
Breakfast at Afya
Breakfast at Afya
Afya - Interior and Exterior
Afya – Interior and Exterior
Freshly made soup for breakfast at Afya
Freshly made soup for breakfast at Afya

Then came the exciting part where most of us look forward to in the early mornings during hotel stays, breakfast! Firstly they serve a wonderful looking cafe latte as you can see above and you should have this beauty on  your table to wake you up. Breakfast is served at Afya which is the heart and soul restaurant for Traders Hotel. All food found in the hotel comes out of Afya’s kitchen. Breakfast was international. We found Asian, Middle Eastern and English breakfast.

Danish pastries - Afya breakfast
Danish pastries – Afya breakfast
Pancakes and waffles at breakfast at Afya, Traders Hotel.
Pancakes and waffles at breakfast at Afya, Traders Hotel.
Cornflakes
Cereals
Cheese station & honey - breakfast at Afya
Cheese station & honey – breakfast at Afya

They had a good collection of croissants and muffins. The croissants were freshly made but it wasn’t the best I’ve had. I prefer the croissants to be as light as possible and should easily melt in the mouth. The chocolates croissant was my favourite, thanks to the lovely chocolates in the chocolate croissant. They serve you hot pancakes and waffles with different types of syrups. They had a cheese station and other cold cuts that you could enjoy. The musseli along with the granola was mind blowing. I just love this combination and the granola specially was scrumptious. I give an A+ for this one.

Afya Interiors
Afya Interiors
Afya interiors
Afya interiors
Afya interiors
Afya interiors
Afya - Interior and Exterior
Afya – Interior and Exterior

Afya is a long spacious restaurant where we could be seated inside or outside facing the beach. The cold is strong in the morning that we preferred to be inside the restaurant. There was ample of space and there wasn’t any waiting for seats required. The kids play area was also closely located to the restaurant so they would run away to play as soon as they were done with their breakfast.

Arabic breakfast at Afya
Arabic breakfast at Afya
Hotdogs(chicken/beef) - Afya breakfast
Hotdogs(chicken/beef) – Afya breakfast
Breakfast at Afya
Breakfast at Afya
Breakfast at Afya
Breakfast at Afya

The hot section for breakfast was much better. Specially the Asian and middle eastern category. The stir fried beef, fried rice, sweet and sour chicken were all a good start for the day, although a little aggressive start for me in the morning.

Freshly made soup for breakfast at Afya
Freshly made soup for breakfast at Afya
Soup Station at Afya
Soup Station at Afya
Freshly made soup at Afya
Freshly made soup at Afya

The soup station was interesting. They had a long list of pick and choose items for your soup. I’ve had soup on both days of my breakfast and it was yummy. The second day soup was quite thick and spicy, reminded me of an indian curry than a soup. Soup station does a good job and has been very satisfying. Although not often I have soup during breakfast but the cold weather and their soup was a great match.

Complimentary dessert (A Goodbye gesture) from the hotel on our last day of breakfast at Afya
Complimentary dessert (A Goodbye gesture) from the hotel on our last day of breakfast at Afya
The good bye treat by the hotel
The good bye treat by the hotel

I love the ending tradition they have at Traders Hotel where on the last day every guest gets treated to a hearty dessert at the end of their breakfast.

Pricing:

A typical room at Traders hotel start at a price of Dhs 500+ net
A typical suite at Traders hotel starts at a price of Dhs 1100+ net

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