Staycation in Abu Dhabi: Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana | Lady & her Sweet Escapes

Aug 17, 2017

Staycation in Abu Dhabi: Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana


Last weekend, I found myself once again inside a bus en route to Abu Dhabi. The capital has been our go-to-destination for short city breaks. This summer alone, we already visited twice! Although the almost 2-hour bus ride became a norm for us, Abu Dhabi never became a mundane destination. The huge emirate has a lot to offer!

Our staycation spot, this time, is in the center of the business district! Sounds ironic, isn't it? But in our home for the weekend - Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana, business amazingly goes well with leisure.

Staycation in Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana


The Hotel
Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana is located in the heart of Abu Dhabi's business hub. Convention and exhibition centers are in close proximity. I remember attending a one-day healthcare conference in the convention center just across the road late last year! If it was a two-day event, I could have booked a stay in the same hotel due to convenience.

Apart from being a good base in the business district, the hotel is a quick drive to the top attractions in Abu Dhabi. Guests can reach Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in 9 minutes, Eastern Mangroves in 15 minutes, Yas Island in 30 minutes, and Abu Dhabi International Airport in 20 minutes. No car? Getting a cab easy in the area!   

Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana
Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana

Hotel Apartment in the heart of Abu Dhabi Business District
Hotel Apartment in the heart of Abu Dhabi Business District


Checking in
The ambiance in the hotel lobby is very formal. But beneath the sleek decors and refined atmosphere is a warm hospitality that instantly made us feel at home. That is actually typical for a Rotana property.

The front desk staff oriented us with the stay inclusions and recreation facilities. Then, we were required to give 200 AED deposit. Nevertheless, the check-in process was quick and courteous. 

Capital Centre Arjaan hotel lobby
hotel lobby


Classic Studio
Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana is a first-class hotel apartment with a distinct personal touch. The property has 259 fully furnished studios and suites. We stayed in one of the studios - a thoughtfully designed 38 sqm classic room with a comfortable king size bed, a couch, a functional desk and a versatile dining space. 

Classic Studio at Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana
38 sqm Classic Studio at Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana 

cozy king bed at Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana
cozy king bed

couch at Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana
 small living space beside the bed 


The classic studio is aptly to be called our "home for the weekend" as it has a fully equipped kitchenette with hot plate, microwave, toaster and utensils. The refrigerator and mini bar are well-stocked, but there's also a convenience store nearby.

Another room amenity that we were so pleased to see is the washing machine. If only we knew, we could have packed our weeklong laundry. Hahah! Anyway, that just goes to show the studio is suitable for guests who prefer to do things independently while on vacation. 

kitchenette at Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana
fully equipped kitchenette

complimentary tea and coffee at Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana
complimentary tea and coffee

mini bar at Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana
nibbles to purchase

The en suite bathroom is elegant and spacious. It has a walk-in shower, fluffy towels and basic toiletries. We asked for a comb and dental kits over the phone, and these were delivered it to our room shortly. 

bathroom toiletries at Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana
bathroom toiletries

bathroom at Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana
spacious bathroom with walk in shower


Recreation Facilities
Remember when I said that business goes well with leisure at Capital Centre Arjaan? It is because of the recreation facilities! The hotel has a fitness and wellness club with a state-of-the-art gymnasium, an exclusive sauna and steam rooms for men and women, and serene massage rooms.

Our favorite hotel facility is none other than the outdoor pool. Well, I know, it's pretty obvious as staycations normally involve lounging in a pool deck. But, what I love about the pool in Capital Centre Arjaan is that it is temperature controlled and suitable for both adults and kids... and for not-so-good swimmers like me. The good view of the "Leaning Tower of Abu Dhabi" is an added bonus! 

pool at Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana
outdoor pool with a view

kiddie pool at Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana
 pool for the kids

indoor lounge at Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana
indoor lounge

gym at Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana
Bodylines gym


Breakfast at Tamarind
Included in our stay is a breakfast buffet in Tamarind - one of the two dining options in Capital Centre Arjaan. It is the hotel's all-day dining restaurant. The vibe was trendy; quite a good break from the formal atmosphere in the hotel lobby. 

For breakfast, International and Arabic selections were present in the buffet. There's also a live-cooking station for eggs, waffles and pancakes. The spread was too perfect for my liking. The service was excellent as well; I never thought it could go a notch higher. But when the chef surprised us with a lovely plate of crepe, breakfast was made even more special! 

Tamarind at Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana
Tamarind restaurant

Arabic breakfast at Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana
Arabic breakfast starters

English breakfast at Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana
my English breakfast + a Japanese roll on the side

salad bar at Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana
healthy options

starters at Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana
cheese, cold cuts and Japanese rolls

crepe at Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana
breakfast crepe from the chef


How about you?

  • Have you stayed in Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana?
  • How was your experience?
  • If you haven't yet, would you consider this property on your trip to Abu Dhabi?
Let me know in the comment section below!



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Hotel Info:
Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana
Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street
Abu Dhabi Capital Centre
Website: www.rotana.com/arjaanhotelapartments
Contact # +971 (0)2 495 4444


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We were invited to stay in Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana.
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