Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal

Abu Dhabi, Middle East

The hotel

Luxury personified, The Ritz-Carlton is set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens, overlooking a pristine stretch of private beach. Inspired by early Renaissance architecture, every room is nothing less than sheer bliss with gorgeous views of the illustrious Grand Canal, stately gardens or breathtaking Grand Mosque from your private balcony. Enjoy a day by the canal or relax by the grand pool, soaking up the sun in peace. If you’ve children with you, they’ll be having the time of their lives at the Ritz Kids Club, there are activities galore to tempt them, including face painting and treasure hunts. Between the swimming pool and the beach is also the Splash Park, try and extricate them from that if you can! A very special venue, you’ll feel extra special as a member of The Ritz-Carlton Club, which combines intimacy, comfort and exclusivity with personalised service and attention to detail. Rooms on Club Level enjoy The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge offering a continuous steam of culinary offerings throughout the day, complimentary internet access and international magazines and newspapers – helping to make your stay a supremely memorable one. Also memorable is the hotel’s choice of restaurants – eight to be exact, featuring cuisine from around the world. Mijana, an Arabic Lebanese restaurant designed by the famous designer Super Potato from Japan. For seafood and steak, The Forge is stylish and contemporary or feast on Southeast Asian delights in an outdoor lounge with majestic views of the mosque at Li Jiang. Less formal dining includes the all-day dining restaurant Giornotte, built to resemble a classic Italian villa, or Al Fresco Pool and Beach Restaurant with a variety of Mexican dishes, healthy salads and cocktails, as well as Dolce for espresso and ice-cold gelato.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Adjacent to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, overlooking the canal. Transfer time from Abu Dhabi International Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

447 rooms and suites as well as 85 villas. All with air-conditioning, private balcony, 42” LCD TV, telephone, high-speed Internet access*, mini-bar*, tea/coffee maker, safe, iPod docking station, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, iron and board. Deluxe Rooms have garden, pool and beach views, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Half Board option: includes breakfast and lunch or dinner in Giornotte buffet restaurant.

Full Board option: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in Giornotte buffet restaurant.

Club Rooms with 1 king size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children. Rooms provide daily access to the club lounge where guests are entitled to the following benefits;

  • Breakfast, midday snacks, afternoon tea, light evening snacks
  • Evening hors d'oeuvres
  • Cordials and desserts
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Private check in
  • Dedicated concierge
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Personal computers for guest use
  • Complimentary pressing for two pieces per room per day

Please note: children under 12 years old are not permitted in the Club Lounge after 8:00pm.

1-Bedroom Villas with 1 king-size bed and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

2-Bedroom Villas with 1 king-size bed, 2 double beds and sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children.

8 unique restaurants and bars including; Giornotte (all-day dining Mediterranean restaurant), The Forge (steakhouse, open for dinner), Mijana (Lebanese cuisine, open for late lunch and dinner), Li Jang (Asian cuisine, open for dinner), Al Fresco (beach restaurant, open from lunch to sunset), Dolce (Italian-style cafe), ALBA lobby lounge, Sorso traditional bar and poolside bars. Grand (1600 sq m) outdoor swimming pool. Private sandy beach. ESPA* at the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, a beachfront spa with 16 treatment rooms, steam room, hammam, outdoor plunge pools and hair and beauty salons. 24-hour fitness centre*. Ritz Kids' Club* (4-12 years) offering supervised indoors and outdoors activities. Babysitting* (on request). Retail shops. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. WiFi access*. 24-hour room service*. Complimentary valet parking.

* Denotes local charge.

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Jul 3, 2020 Morthrcsed

The hotel is really really amazing, beautiful wide rooms with Excellent and beautiful views, helpful and friendly staff everywhere in the hotel, from the reception to the beach or lobby or restaurants , everyone want to help with a wide welcome smile, we tried the dinner at (the Forge), the steak is really delicious and one of the best , the staff… Read more
The hotel is really really amazing, beautiful wide rooms with Excellent and beautiful views, helpful and friendly staff everywhere in the hotel, from the reception to the beach or lobby or restaurants , everyone want to help with a wide welcome smile, we tried the dinner at (the Forge), the steak is really delicious and one of the best , the staff are very professional, we really want to thank everyone in the Ritz Carlton Abudhabi to make our experience exceptional and very nice Read less
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May 25, 2020 trouppaul Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR), United Arab Emirates

A well needed recharge located in a stunning venue, with beautiful views across the water and the Grand Mosque. All the staff are excellent, discreet and unobtrusive and a thank you to Chris the GM for making our stay perfect. A beautiful staycation we will definitely return.
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Mar 23, 2020 280dees Greater London, United Kingdom

This was our 6th stay - on arrival was disappointed that they asked had we stayed at the hotel previously Room - Overall was tired Wooden Wall panels covered in what appear to be sun tan lotion Rug in room had numerous stains and hair on the carpet Floor lift lobby - someone has left a empty water bottle on the dresser by lifts - it took 3 days… Read more
This was our 6th stay - on arrival was disappointed that they asked had we stayed at the hotel previously Room - Overall was tired Wooden Wall panels covered in what appear to be sun tan lotion Rug in room had numerous stains and hair on the carpet Floor lift lobby - someone has left a empty water bottle on the dresser by lifts - it took 3 days before the cleaner removed. Unfortunately we experienced the same problem a few years previously, when a empty Costa Coffee cup was left on the lift looby dresser for nearly a week. It was only removed because I notified the housekeeping manager Breakfast - was completely chaotic ,waiters very slow at serving and just not very efficient. Begs the question what the numberous managers they had on duty were doing? Final straw was that we had paid halfboard and our drink expenses took us approx AED 600 (£55) over our 2000k deposit which we paid on arrival. The day before leaving a note was put through the door asking for this to be paid. What an insult. When I complained to the duty manager, he could not explain if the hotel policy has recently changed, and asked what could they do for us? He took AED 300 off the bill. The general manager waited until we checking out, before he put in an appearance to apologise. This was too little too late. The only consistency at this hotel was Rafiq our very hardworking and dedicated pool attendant, who has actually cared for us over the last 6 years. P erhaps the remaining staff could take a leaf out of his book. Read less
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Mar 20, 2020 S2093WJdavids

We had an excellent time at the hotel. The Reception desk under the management of Dmytro Ilyin was helpful and knowledgeable. We used all of the restaurants which were all high quality and the staff were friendly and helpful. Particularly well looked after at The Forge on our last night by Stella & Sanjay. At the pool, Aranga identified our… Read more
We had an excellent time at the hotel. The Reception desk under the management of Dmytro Ilyin was helpful and knowledgeable. We used all of the restaurants which were all high quality and the staff were friendly and helpful. Particularly well looked after at The Forge on our last night by Stella & Sanjay. At the pool, Aranga identified our preferences on the first day and ensured that our wishes were met, even on the days when he was off or working elsewhere. The Pool Bar staff were equally helpful with Vichal and Irfan serving us well. The room was always clean and well stocked. Particular thanks go to Matthew & Sanju at Best at Travel for organising the holiday and arranging for the Ritz Carlton Sales Team to make us so welcome on the occassion of our 50th wedding anniversary. Sorry, nearly forgot Kumar who also helped us to have such an enjoyable stay Read less
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Mar 17, 2020 Omar H Stamford, Connecticut

We had a wonderful experience at the Ritz. The service was top notch. The restaurants and food were fantastic. Poolside staff was excellent. Kids club was well staffed and had plenty for the kids to do. Will definitely be visiting again. Only complaint would be that the pool wasn't heated.