Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, Middle East

The hotel

Set on a 9km stretch of white sandy beach this Arabian design hotel with its beach feel is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the views of the Arabian Gulf, keep your eyes peeled and you may spot dolphins. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas is the ideal location to explore all the island has to offer from the Louvre Abu Dhabi to Zayed National Museum. With a large array of rooms and villas to choose from you will be spoilt for choice. From the Classic room with its beach style inspired décor with floor-to-ceiling patio doors leading onto a balcony and open plan bathroom to Beach Villas with its own private plunge pool and furnished terrace facing the sea, ideal for guests wanting a little bit of privacy. When it comes to eating, there is plenty of choice from Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar, Hamilton’s Gastropub serving British and American classics in a lively atmosphere, Turtle Bay Bar & Grill, Sim Sim serving a vast international buffet, Nasma Beachfront Bar for cocktails and music on the beach, Sama Lobby Lounge serving light meals or chill out at the pool bar. If you fancy keeping fit whilst you are away then the fully equipped gym is open 24-hours, outdoor swimming pool and male and female saunas. For the young guests there is a dedicated kid’s club for ages 4-16 years with a lazy river, a splash pool, cinema zone, teen zone and a water slide.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Children's Pool
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Beach location on Saadiyat Island, downtown Abu Dhabi is a 5-minute drive away. Transfer time from Abu Dhabi International Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

327 rooms and suites, plus 13 beachfront villas. All with air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, WiFi, Lavazza coffee machines, mini-bar* and safe. With beach house inspired décor, Classic Rooms offer views over the gardens or the Saadiyat Golf Course (higher floors) from a balcony, rooms have either 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults, or 3 adults (with an extra bed). 

Half Board option: includes breakfast at Sim Sim restaurant, lunch or dinner on any day in any of the restaurants. Guests will be offered the full à la carte menu where they will be able to choose a 3-course meal including soft drinks, juices and mineral water.

Full Board Dine Around option: the same as above but includes lunch and dinner.

Deluxe Rooms offer partial pool or sea views and either 1 king-size bed or or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults, or 3 adults (with an extra bed). 

Modern Premium Sea View Rooms enjoy a private balcony with Arabian Gulf views and either 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults, or 3 adults (with an extra bed). 

Family Rooms consist of 2 inter-leading Classic Rooms, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 

Club Rotana Rooms and Suites are also available. 

7 dining venues; Sim Sim (International buffet for breakfast and dinner), Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar (italian delicacies), Hamilton's Gastropub (British and American menu), Turtle Bay Bar & Grill, Nasma Beachfront Bar (light meals and snacks), Sama Lobby Lounge (snacks), Pool Bar (snacks). Swimming pool. Zen the spa at Rotana*. Bodylines Fitness Club. Aladdin's Cave Kid's Club with kids pool, lazy river and slides. 2 tennis courts. Mini-golf course.

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (765)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful resort, great staff

Apr 20, 2019 Star2226 Greater London, United Kingdom

Hi, just got back from a beautiful place. Hotel satisfies all expectations. Water is available for free all day long,great kids club. The beach is beautiful. Staff are on hand all day to meet any of your requirements. Great variety of food.
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Apr 18, 2019 Alan H

Thsi has to be one of the best hotels in which we have stayed. Staff were so pleasent and nothing was too much trouble. Alwayus greeted with a smile no matter which member of staff wa coincerned. Would definitely go here again.
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Apr 17, 2019 Cruiser52541884192 Brooklyn, New York

Everything you need is right there at the resort. The ocean is a short walk, the water is clean and beautiful. The staff was very nice and the food was great. I would definitely go back again in the future.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautifully designed, outstanding beach - but small details prevent it from being truly great. Yet.

Apr 17, 2019 954atifs

Really friendly service - throughout the hotel. But standards of professionalism, attention to detail and timeliness were issues throughout. Unfortunately this means we found ourselves having to constantly manage these things ourselves - rather than being able to relax and have it all handled for us. Property is beautiful, kids club amazing, beach… Read more
Really friendly service - throughout the hotel. But standards of professionalism, attention to detail and timeliness were issues throughout. Unfortunately this means we found ourselves having to constantly manage these things ourselves - rather than being able to relax and have it all handled for us. Property is beautiful, kids club amazing, beach stunning, bed comfortable and bathroom awesome. Club lounge a highlight. And food everywhere awesome. So close to greatness...Could charge more I think - less guests, same revenue? Read less
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Apr 17, 2019 Tour68609663432 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Beautiful property to spend time in, beach and pool are amazing.They pay attention to details, staff is very welcoming. One can spend hours admiring the beauty and view this property has to offer. Highly recommended