Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island

Abu Dhabi, Middle East

The hotel

Palatial in scale, setting, design, and indulgences, the Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island needs to be experienced to be believed. Decadent décor with an utterly Abu Dhabi flavour fills every space, but it’s the setting on the white sands of stunning Saadiyat Beach that firmly root you in the luxury-loving UAE. The only all-inclusive retreat on Saadiyat Island, you can dine on delicacies from Italy to Asia at seven elegant restaurants; sip drinks at a series of beautiful bars; enjoy the fun of its beach, aqua park and wave pool; and even indulge in the ice room, Jacuzzi, and private outdoor pool of its Turkish-inspired spa.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi are both a 20 minute drive away. Transfer time from Abu Dhabi International Airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

366 rooms, suites and villas. All with air-conditioning, balcony (subject to availability), flat-screen TV, WiFi access, marble floors, personal fridge and mini-bar (stocked with a selection of soft drinks and beer per day). Deluxe Rooms Garden View with oversized bay windows and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Ultra All Inclusive of: the below services. 

  • Turquoise restaurant (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • Rixos lobby lounge
  • Peoples bistro/snacks
  • L'Olivio (reservations required)
  • Mermaid (reservations required)
  • Orient (reservations required)
  • Aja (a supplement charge of AED 100 per adult and AED 50 per child, 6-11 years, applies. Children aged 5 years and below are complimentary. Additional charges apply to the teppanyaki show, reservations required)
  • Highlights pool bar
  • Shisha Lounge (cigars, shisha service and selected alcohol beverages are at an extra charge)

The above restaurants and bars serve a selection of alcoholic beverages (pouring brand of vodka, tequila, rum, whisky, gin, selection of beer and house wine) and non-alcoholic beverages (tea/coffee, juices, soda, diet soda, water) until 2:00am.

Please note: à la carte restaurants operate on a rotation basis, not all outlets are available on the same day. Some items on the menu may carry a supplement. 

Deluxe Rooms Sea View with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Premium Pool Access Rooms are located on the edge of the hotels pool, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

One Bedroom Family Suites with either garden, pool or partial sea views, have 1 king-size bed in the bedroom and living room with 1 sofa bed (180cm X 150cm), sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults.

One Bedroom Family Suites Pool Access with 1 king-size bed in the bedroom, living room with 1 sofa bed (180cm X 150cm) and a balcony with direct access to the swimming pool, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children, or 3 adults.

Executive Villas (3 bedrooms, sleeping maximum 6 adults and 1 child), Superior Villas (4 bedrooms, sleeping maximum 8 adults and 1 child or 9 adults) and the Presidential Suite (2 bedrooms, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 1 child or 5 adults) are also available.

Choice of dining options with 1 all-day dining restaurant, Turquoise restaurant (all-day dining, buffet concept) and 4 à la carte restaurants serving Mediterranean, Turkish, Italian and traditional Japanese cuisine. Mobile food stations. 4 bars and 1 lobby lounge. Turkish-inspired spa and wellness center*. Private beach. Fitness centre. Aqua Park (for children only), with wave pool experience (wave pool is for adults and children). Non-motorised water sports. Beach Yoga. 2 tennis courts. Rixy Club - kids' club (4-12 years). Club House for Villas. Musical performances by live bands and DJs.

* Denotes local charge. 

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Spa!

Apr 13, 2021 LameezD4 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Everything about our experience at Rixo's Premium Saadiyat was amazing. It was my friends birthday and we enjoyed the Anjana Spa, and everyone we were in contact with was so friendly and accommodating. The wonderful Yana at the front desk was welcoming and created such an inviting experiences. The therapists Alma and Tutu were beyond amazing. I'd… Read more
Everything about our experience at Rixo's Premium Saadiyat was amazing. It was my friends birthday and we enjoyed the Anjana Spa, and everyone we were in contact with was so friendly and accommodating. The wonderful Yana at the front desk was welcoming and created such an inviting experiences. The therapists Alma and Tutu were beyond amazing. I'd highly recommend the hotel and spa. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Group trip with friends and toddler

Apr 13, 2021 louisemR242HF

We stayed with a group of 8 couples, 4 of whom had babies aged 6-24months. We were able to get the right balance between having fun whilst ensuring our children also did! The food and beverages included were diverse and staff were all very nice and polite. Reception staff were very efficient making check in very quick and stress free! The kids… Read more
We stayed with a group of 8 couples, 4 of whom had babies aged 6-24months. We were able to get the right balance between having fun whilst ensuring our children also did! The food and beverages included were diverse and staff were all very nice and polite. Reception staff were very efficient making check in very quick and stress free! The kids little waterpark is perfect for younger kids! Would definitely return :) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Hotel &facilities

Apr 13, 2021 mhjs1987

Very recommended place to relax and enjoy best times with your family. Best hospitality and services. Serious approach to customer satisfaction. The full board is awesome and should be repeated again and again, I can’t believe how delicious was the food and variety of cuisines
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not really 5 star and not really all inclusive

Apr 12, 2021 Ewa G Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

My husband and I booked a one night, all inclusive stay in the hotel. The check in was efficient and we were graciously given a late check out. We were also told that the last food order had to be made by 12 noon the next day. We started with lunch. The food was of excellent quality, but nobody informed us what the Covid protocol was, so there… Read more
My husband and I booked a one night, all inclusive stay in the hotel. The check in was efficient and we were graciously given a late check out. We were also told that the last food order had to be made by 12 noon the next day. We started with lunch. The food was of excellent quality, but nobody informed us what the Covid protocol was, so there was a bit of confusion. There were not enough attendants, and we then realized we were 'being followed'. At the beach hut, we asked for a botlle of sparkling water and a bucket of ice. Two cans of soda water were put on the counter, and the grumpy attendant said "No more buckets". The little restaurant near the pool had nice food and friendly attendants. Dinner, however, was not a pleasant experience. The quality of food was not as good as at lunch time. I got a fatty and rubbery grilled steak. There were not enough attendants again, and there was an atmosphere of panic as they were running around trying to do their best. We asked for some ice-cream for dessert and were given a tiny scoop each. We found out by accident about the Orient Bar. The Indian lady attendant was friendly and professional. She was the only one who made us feel we were is a luxury hotel. We are early risers, so we had an early breakfast the following day hoping for a snack before we left. Nothing was available. The little restaurant at the pool was closed, and when we asked if we could have a sandwich, we were told we had to buy one through the room service. So much for all inclusive. The venue is stunning, the rooms and the bathrooms are very nice. The service and the food did not meet our expectations. The place lacks atmosphere and many staff members seem stressed out and/or short tempered. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Weekend - Relax and Enjoy

Apr 11, 2021 Iandt1978 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

We were celebrating a weekend for folk departing back to their homes countries soon - no better place! Great service from start to finish - shout to Kristian for the amazing and personal welcome, Jerby for the best poolside drinks and keeping us in the shade and Dougan for skating round and keeping us hydrated ! Couldn’t ask for better - Great… Read more
We were celebrating a weekend for folk departing back to their homes countries soon - no better place! Great service from start to finish - shout to Kristian for the amazing and personal welcome, Jerby for the best poolside drinks and keeping us in the shade and Dougan for skating round and keeping us hydrated ! Couldn’t ask for better - Great job guys and see you soon... Read less