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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Place to stay and relax

Sep 29, 2020 bode1980 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

very clean, neat and fantasy Hotel. the largest Pool in Abu Dhabi, Pool team are very helpful along with all other team members. I am staying in this Hotel minimum two times per month. the Room are very clean and sanitized. Dine in service is great as well
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Sep 26, 2020 mayoushS

Amazing staff and amazing hotel got upgraded to pool view and late check out alot of nice restaurants and cafes around the hotel. pool was clean and organize and all covid precautions are there definitely coming back ❤️❤️❤️
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Sep 17, 2020 Mssaroo

This is my 2nd visit to this hotel in a month, and i didn’t regret a second of being here ! Great service, very professional staffs, real hospitality... what made me write a review today something happened with one of the bell boys, is that we were going out & we forgot our face masks & the staff was very alert he just approached us with a nice… Read more
This is my 2nd visit to this hotel in a month, and i didn’t regret a second of being here ! Great service, very professional staffs, real hospitality... what made me write a review today something happened with one of the bell boys, is that we were going out & we forgot our face masks & the staff was very alert he just approached us with a nice smiling face & said i know u forgot ur masks shall i give you ones cos u ll get fines ... i just loved the fact tht he was so attentive to details & even there were so many ppl arround nd he could noticed! Tht doesn’t happen everywhere!!! Aldo, They are sooo fast in the service we came we ordered some ice nd not even 3 mins he arrived .. last time i made a mistake nd changed the hotel to a just opposite hotel nd regret the whole stay .... so tht made me without thinking to book again the ritz carlton AD canal ... I wanna thank the whole management & all staffs for the high standards of hospitality they shown us & be sure we have so many visits to abudhabi & absolutely this will be our forever spot ... Good luck & well deserved 5* Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Josh Stevens represented this hotel like it was his own

Sep 16, 2020 S7548PMnancya

Josh Stevens, the business sales executive, went above and beyond taking care of our entire team, before, during and after our very lengthy stays. He earned our business by his professional poise when he showed us the property and his ability to be flexible during this Covid crisis. We moved dates in and out and impacted him daily with changes,… Read more
Josh Stevens, the business sales executive, went above and beyond taking care of our entire team, before, during and after our very lengthy stays. He earned our business by his professional poise when he showed us the property and his ability to be flexible during this Covid crisis. We moved dates in and out and impacted him daily with changes, but he stayed with us and made us feel right at home. He was very proficient with his representation of the hotel and all of it lovely accommodations. We had rooms for some and villas for others. The pools are delightful and the club lounge is a little bit of home when on a lengthy stay. If we ever had an issue with anything, big or small, Josh was there to tend to our requests. I would highly recommend the hotel, but Josh was so attentive and made certain that our stay was like being a visitor in his home. Hats off to Josh for a job well done. This hotel and its staff will not disappoint. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great getaway

Sep 14, 2020 FatControllerLondon Rayleigh, United Kingdom

A lovely hotel a bit quiet because of the pandemic but that was a bit of bonus in a way. Well looked after. Pool is absolutely great and there are some nice restaurants nearby. Grand Mosque is currently closed but the view at sunset is still spectacular. The louvre museum is worth a visit.