Rixos Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, Middle East

The hotel

Palatial in scale, setting, design, and indulgences, Rixos 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 Room Garden View with oversized bay windows and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child or 3 adults.

Ultra All Inclusive of: the below services:

  • Turquoise restaurant (breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight buffet)
  • Rixos lobby lounge
  • Peoples bistro/snacks
  • L'Olivio (dinner only, reservations required)
  • Mermaid (dinner only, reservations required)
  • Orient (dinner only, reservations required)
  • Aja (dinner only, 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) untill 2:00am.

Please note: à la carte restaurants operate on rotation basis, not all outlets are available on same day.

Deluxe Room Sea View with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child or 3 adults.

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 or 3 adults.

One Bedroom Family Suite 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 Suite 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. 

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (799)
  • Very good (134)
  • Average (72)
  • Poor (18)
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Sep 22, 2019 Hrey1004

What a week, in Rixos Saadiyat island, apart from the amazing weather, the surrounds and the Fabulous staff!! We have completely relaxed and enjoyed our self! We had a amazing skater bar tender called Ahmet. He was amazing and couldn’t do enough for us!! We will defo be coming back! ThNk you all very much! Hannah Reynolds
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Sep 20, 2019 Dipak3110

The hotel is great. Very kid friendly. Buffet has lots of options. Big swimming pool and kids pool. The beach is amazing and quite. All the staff are amazing, especially Jitan who always went the extra mile! Thank you!
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Sep 20, 2019 easygoingoldman

Overall… my room nice. bed/pillows comfortable. Hotel large! pool large. poolside beds comfortable. great beach. great KIDS area. buffet good quality staff was very good. The lounge bar was nice with great staff but small. entartainment was not bad but at this time of year the night temprutures are to high to be comfortable.Alot of children in… Read more
Overall… my room nice. bed/pillows comfortable. Hotel large! pool large. poolside beds comfortable. great beach. great KIDS area. buffet good quality staff was very good. The lounge bar was nice with great staff but small. entartainment was not bad but at this time of year the night temprutures are to high to be comfortable.Alot of children in pool, bombing you when just trying to chill they were all over the pool bar and I mean all over one one occation with blow ups, in evenings running around buffet, as well as racing around on scooters! in fact you could not just get away from kids....(so not for all)..Yas area not far about £10 in taxi lots to do there including adult only bars. Read less
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Sep 20, 2019 Kerim Y

Hotel is new, beautiful and very clean. From first day till last moments you will enjoy your time, because all staff are very helpful and kind. Service is perfect. There are nice kids club, good Dj and live music near the lobby. If it is your birthday staff will bring you cake and bottle wine to your room. Food & sweet quality was wonderful! This… Read more
Hotel is new, beautiful and very clean. From first day till last moments you will enjoy your time, because all staff are very helpful and kind. Service is perfect. There are nice kids club, good Dj and live music near the lobby. If it is your birthday staff will bring you cake and bottle wine to your room. Food & sweet quality was wonderful! This hotel is nice place for people who want calmness and relaxation. Believe me in the beach you will feel yourself in the Maldives islands, beach and colour of water amazing. To be honest with you as a family we feel ourselves VIP in the hotel! Thank you Rixos Saadiyat, thanks everyone! Let us be grateful to people who make us happy: Ahmet Can, Mohammet bar manager, Laxmi, Mehmet Emin, Riya, Evren, Ozan, Cesar Nasr , Okan Akca, Francis Bored, Dj Oguz, Yusuf and Alina from SPA Read less
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Sep 19, 2019 alex s Sydney, Australia

My wife and I spent ten days ( 20>30 Aug 2019) at this magnificent Resort/Palace. The resort is huge,absolutely beautifully designed and decorated. It has a very impressive entry and reception area with beautifully maintained gardens. The garden rooms have the added advantage of sharing a long and somewhat narrow swimming pool which would be a… Read more
My wife and I spent ten days ( 20>30 Aug 2019) at this magnificent Resort/Palace. The resort is huge,absolutely beautifully designed and decorated. It has a very impressive entry and reception area with beautifully maintained gardens. The garden rooms have the added advantage of sharing a long and somewhat narrow swimming pool which would be a treat,however,I would imagine they come at a cost. The main swimming pool is relatively big and has a bar and three small carts with free ice cream,fruits and juices. To continue on to the beach there’s a longish walkway that leads you to it. There are plenty of sun lounges and umbrellas and a kiosk with free soft drinks and water. Back to the rooms,we had a magnificent one overlooking the garden and partially the sea.The room was big enough and very well appointed including a free minibar. During our entire stay we only frequented the main restaurant for all our meals,we didn’t feel the necessity to try the specialised ones such as Italian etc... Where should we start reporting on this restaurant? The magnificent display,the variety on offer,the freshness of everything that was on display and last but not least the delicious taste-no matter what we chose to eat. Excellent kitchen. We can tell you that from day one to day ten we have been treated like royalty,EVERYONE works very hard to please the guests and we can tell you that they ALL succeeded. However,we would like to acknowledge the following members of the staff that could not do enough to ensure that we were very well looked after,and we were. Crystal ( Reception ),Ozan & Cagatay ( Restaurant Chefs ),Aman ( Restaurant ) Raysa ( Bar/Lounge ) Jalan & Binod ( Room Cleaning ) Jerby ( Bar Captain ). Thank You ALL once again for making our holiday a memorable one,however,we must not forget the MANAGEMENT for your professional training of your staff. Read less