Andaz Capital Gate – Staycation
I’m not sure if I should be worried, but gone are the days where I enjoyed clubbing on weekends, now it’s more about doing absolutely nothing & relaxing, so what better than a staycation?
I packed my bags and drove down to perhaps the most iconic building in town, the Capital Gate building which is home to the Andaz Capital Gate hotel.
Upon arrival, we were greeted by Sahil who helped us out with the entire check-in process which was really smooth & quick & he later also assisted us towards our room.
A few things in particular that I liked during my stay at the Andaz Capital Gate are as follows
1. Free mini bar – Say whaaaaaa, yes who doesn’t mind a free mini-bar? The alcohol ofcourse isn’t included, but the chocolates, the non alcoholic beverages, nuts etc are all on the house
2. Wine tasting – Andaz clearly knows that no staycation can be complete without a few glasses of wine & they held their own free wine tasting session at the lobby between 5 – 7 #Win
3. The luxury tub – So am not sure what my obsession with fancy tubs is but its definitely something I appreciate during a staycation & Andaz Capital Gate has a nice fancy tub (As seen in the photo below)
4. Lavish breakfast spread – The breakfast options were great & I loved the venue (18 degree) it offers a fabulous view of the city (Also has an outdoor option)
5. Extremely friendly staff – right from the valet guys to the front desk manager, the room service guys to the staff at the spa/pool area – everyone was well trained and friendly – they were also pretty flexible with our check out timings
6. Temperature controlled pool – The winter is at its peak and unfortunately not all pools here in the UAE are temperature controlled so I was really glad that the rooftop pool at Andaz was and thoroughly enjoyed my time by the pool. It would be nice if they did up the rooftop a little more though & maybe added Shisha?
Overall absolutely loved being at the property and would recommend Andaz for a nice week getaway. They also have a SPA located on the 19th floor that currently has a 30% off on their packages.