Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island

Abu Dhabi, Middle East

Virgin rating

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

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

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

288 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.

 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  (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. Once per stay at each A La carte.

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.

Two Bedroom Family Rooms with 2 king-size beds sleeping maximum 4 adults and 1 child or 5 adults.

Club Prive by Rixos 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 5 dining options with 1 all-day dining restaurant, Turquoise restaurant (all-day dining, buffet concept) and 3 à la carte restaurants serving Mediterranean, Turkish 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, parents will not be able to enter the club). Club House for Villas. Musical performances by live bands and DJs (suspended for the time being).

* Denotes local charge. 

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Traveller rating

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Jun 30, 2022 Mohammed A

An amazing resort which you really enjoy beach vibes , services is away some , staff is supper friendly , they have a lot of activities to do , different options of restaurants and food , you will always find a reason to come and stay back in this resort
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Jun 28, 2022 H5624GXmarinas

We like this hotel though it was windy and uncomfortable near the pool. Many thanks to Irene and Gayan (lobby bar). We spent there last evening and it was unforgettable! Great cocktails and best service! 🤗
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Hotel - heaven on Earth

Jun 27, 2022 980ranjim

I don't normally do reviews, however on this occasion it was a must as this was the most amazing hotel and the staff went our of their way to make our stay extra special. From the moment that you walk into the hotel you can fell how luxurious it is and everyone at Rixos hotel, be it reception, restaurants or pool side, maintain a very high level… Read more
I don't normally do reviews, however on this occasion it was a must as this was the most amazing hotel and the staff went our of their way to make our stay extra special. From the moment that you walk into the hotel you can fell how luxurious it is and everyone at Rixos hotel, be it reception, restaurants or pool side, maintain a very high level of service simply amazing! This was our first stay at this resort and we will be coming back again for definitely. I cant recommend it enough. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Great place to stay

Jun 26, 2022 Brian C

I do not normally do reviews. However, on this occasion I felt it right to do so. This was the families second visit to the Rixos Saadiyat island Abu Dhabi. Once again it did not fail to impress. The standard of furnishings remains 5 star throughout the hotel and of course is fully air conditioned. The whole team at the Rixos hotel, be it… Read more
I do not normally do reviews. However, on this occasion I felt it right to do so. This was the families second visit to the Rixos Saadiyat island Abu Dhabi. Once again it did not fail to impress. The standard of furnishings remains 5 star throughout the hotel and of course is fully air conditioned. The whole team at the Rixos hotel, be it reception,restaurants or pool side, maintain a very high level of service and efficiency which is a wonderful ethos to have in the tourist industry. Our previous stay was during a religious festival so naturally there was no evening entertainment. However, on this occasion every evening the restaurants or the beautiful open air concourse had live music. So all in all a great place to stay,relax and enjoy Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Paradise, beautiful hotel with the best drinks, best food and the best staff

Jun 25, 2022 I1857GWjohnr

Unbelievable how nice this hotel is, sheer quality, staff can’t do enough to please you. Heat is 40 degrees but it’s manageable with getting the sun and in the shade on sun lounges We were in a group of 5 adults from Liverpool , we stayed for ten nights and didn’t want to go, last day today June 25th Top brands for shorts and cocktails , top… Read more
Unbelievable how nice this hotel is, sheer quality, staff can’t do enough to please you. Heat is 40 degrees but it’s manageable with getting the sun and in the shade on sun lounges We were in a group of 5 adults from Liverpool , we stayed for ten nights and didn’t want to go, last day today June 25th Top brands for shorts and cocktails , top choices for food and quality Beautiful beach and beach bar on the way down Patricia, guest relations was very very helpful, irene the waitress in the lobby bar really looked after us, and Vikas Singh who works in the Asian restaurant was superb in looking after our food menus ,also yagmur the waitress at the pool bar was superb, well done staff, superior quality x Can’t wait to get back Read less