What is cost to use sleeping pods in F lounge in AUH?

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We are flying paid Biz LHR-AUH-SYD in 2 weeks.

I am Virgin Platinum so have access to F lounge and presumably my wife also in paid Biz. Have been there before, but only for short transits as on way over for 3 hours so no need for a nap.

This time we arrive AUH at 7.25pm, but depart on a 10.40am flight next day, so a good sleep will be handy.

No idea what the free hotel night deal is .. but recall it needs to be 2 nights minimum?

The F lounge website says this -


Cosy semi-private cocoons
· Relaxing chaise lounges
· Private suites with ensuite shower
(complimentary for guests of The Residence
and available to book for other First Class Lounge guests)

Pretty odd to be charging for a sleeping pod - anyone know what the cost is? Getting to a Hotel is always a hassle.

Or, are the Cosy semi-private cocoons OK for sleeping?

Thanks for any recent input. :D
 
There is the Premier Inn AUH, connected to the terminals. Might be an option for you. Less than 5 minute walk from the exit apparently. Was booked to use it a couple months ago but our flight was cancelled due to the war in the ME :(

Edited, as per post below, this is for the old airport terminals. In case anyone is still flying via there. Other hotels now available in the new EY terminal..
 
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Thanks ... like all of us, I hate all the departure and hassle of re-entry to terminals and check in, and security and immigration etc if it can be possibly be avoided. :D

Depends on what cost they levy in F Lounge, and whether it is time based, and more important whether it can be pre-booked and confirmed. Anyone know an email I can use to set this up in advance?
 
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There is the Premier Inn AUH, connected to the terminals. Might be an option for you. Less than 5 minute walk from the exit apparently. Was booked to use it a couple months ago but our flight was cancelled due to the war in the ME :(
No longer connected. Hourly shuttle bus. Remember new AUH airport opened in December. But still a good option.

I think the dark room is just first come best dressed. The price of the rooms is on the same page you found the other info. Scroll down. Says 580AED for up to 8 hours - per person I think.

Look up AUHotel Transit area - this is airside and I believe recently opened. No idea on cost. Otherwise Premier Inn or Ibis Abu Dhabi Gate.
 
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I have an overnight layover in AUH coming up (around midnight to 9am), also Virgin Platinum flying Etihad. I was also wondering what the best option would be but would most likely book a hotel. If the transit hotel is good value I could give that a try.
 
No longer connected. Hourly shuttle bus. Remember new AUH airport opened in December. But still a good option.

I think the dark room is just first come best dressed. The price of the rooms is on the same page you found the other info. Scroll down. Says 580AED for up to 8 hours - per person I think.

Look up AUHotel Transit area - this is airside and I believe recently opened. No idea on cost. Otherwise Premier Inn or Ibis Abu Dhabi Gate.
Ah, yes, new terminal!
 
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Appears to be a new 2024 opened Hotel airside -


No desk or work area it seems - just bed and shower at $A215 for 12 hours.

Still prefer to stay camped in F Lounge depending on cost and whether they can GUARANTEE space there. How to do that, and the likely cost, seems the great unknown.

Had an overnight in SIN recently in the SQ higher end Silver Kris lounge and they have sleeping rooms, with lie flat beds and blankets and pillows etc. Surely EY can match or better that for F lounge guests!
 
OK .. read a recent review on the new F Lounge which oddly seems severely lacking in any snoozing options! AND is very noisy with exterior PA announcements being boomed it seems.

What sleeping options does Bus Lounge offer?

Top end food and booze is assumed of course, but all we want to do is sleep!

'However, don’t expect much in the way of amenities in this lounge. The lounge has no bar, no nap rooms, no smoking area, no gym, etc. Now, many of these amenities are available in the Etihad Business Class Lounge, which is easy to access from the first class section. But still, frills are kind of lacking here.'



 
I have an overnight layover in AUH coming up (around midnight to 9am), also Virgin Platinum flying Etihad. I was also wondering what the best option would be but would most likely book a hotel. If the transit hotel is good value I could give that a try.
Etihad might offer you a free hotel as part of their new promotion to try and get people out of the airport and exploring the city. I have a free night as part of a 14 hour transit. I'll also be planning on using the F Lounge on arrival and departure to AUH.
 
I have an overnight layover in AUH coming up (around midnight to 9am), also Virgin Platinum flying Etihad. I was also wondering what the best option would be but would most likely book a hotel. If the transit hotel is good value I could give that a try.
Call Etihad, they are now offering complimentary accommodation as part of a tourism push to get people out of the airport.

I am staying overnight at a local 5 star hotel as part of a 14 hour transit, complimentary.

I also plan to use the F Lounge when I land and when I depart AUH. I am Velocity Platinum.
 
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