Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, Middle East

The hotel

Set on a 9km stretch of stunning white sandy beach, this Arabian designhotel is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the views of the Arabian Gulf— keep your eyes peeled and you may even spot dolphins! Saadiyat RotanaResort & Villas is the ideal location to explore all that Saadiyat Island hasto offer. And, with a large array of rooms and villas to choose from, you’llbe 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 and 1 child.

All Inclusive option (valid for stays between 20 Apr-30 Sep '20): includes all meals served with unlimited selected alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages served 12:00pm-11:00pm.

  • Sim Sim (buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Available Sat-Fri)
  • Nasma Beachfront Bar (lunch. Available Sat-Wed)
  • Si Ristorante Italiano & Bar (dinner. Available Sat-Wed))

Selected international bottled beer, selection of white and red wines, international spirits with standard mixers, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages/mocktails.

Half Board includes: breakfast at Sim Sim restaurant, lunch or dinner 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 option: the same as above but includes lunch and dinner.

Open plan Deluxe Rooms offer partial pool or sea views and either 1 king-size bed or or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

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 and 1 child.

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

Suites and Club Rotana Rooms are also available. Guests staying in Club Rotana Rooms and Suites receive access to The Club Rotana lounge and the below benefits: 

  • Private check-in and check-out
  • Daily breakfast
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Evening canapés

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Possibly Best Brunch In Abu Dhabi

Nov 27, 2020 Raquel_Sawyer Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Market Brunch maintains a really big spread of food including grilled seafood, mixed poultries, Indian and Arabic cuisines all in three different drink packages. They still have live vocals for entertainment although due to COVID 19 it must stay as solo acts within Abu Dhabi. The brunch staff is always attentive and Nikita does a great job… Read more
Market Brunch maintains a really big spread of food including grilled seafood, mixed poultries, Indian and Arabic cuisines all in three different drink packages. They still have live vocals for entertainment although due to COVID 19 it must stay as solo acts within Abu Dhabi. The brunch staff is always attentive and Nikita does a great job keeping our glasses full and is always pleasant to the whole family! After brunch we often attend early evening snacks and sitting at the outdoor beach bar where Alok takes over as our waiter. Again, awesome crew and awesome food. Highly recommended brunch. Read less
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Nov 22, 2020 Pintuseth Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

No options were available in the veg food which makes it difficult to manage with the kids around plus 3 year old kid went alone in the pool which shocked us with regard to safety. Would have had a better stay if these were managed
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Friday at The Market Brunch

Nov 20, 2020 azbrianz Glendale, Arizona

Wow!! We booked the brunch with another couple and we’re just amazed by this setup. First of all the hotel is beautiful set on a nice beach of whitish sand. The staff are all first class starting with the guard at the entrance, he welcomed us and helped us with parking. Our hostess (Nikita) assisted us with our every need. Get there early so… Read more
Wow!! We booked the brunch with another couple and we’re just amazed by this setup. First of all the hotel is beautiful set on a nice beach of whitish sand. The staff are all first class starting with the guard at the entrance, he welcomed us and helped us with parking. Our hostess (Nikita) assisted us with our every need. Get there early so you don’t miss the way the food is displayed. Okay, now let’s talk about the food. There is EVERYTHING at this brunch, sushi, caviar, seafood, beef brisket, turkeys, beef Wellington, salads, breads, desserts, pork, and on and on. I’ve never had so much lobster and beef brisket in my life. If you don’t see what you want just ask and they’ll get it for you. The drinks were non-stop and delicious too. There was a lady singing that entertained us for the full three hours that we stayed. Afterwards we took a quick walk on the patio and down to the beach, again the staff were always friendly and helpful. This was our second trip to this hotel for the brunch and we look forward to many more. Book early, Friday brunch is a BIG thing in UAE and this was sold-out when we were there. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating My quarantine stay

Nov 19, 2020 MeandmyHabibi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

As an instruction from my company to go into lockdown, a pre-quarantine accommodation was provided while our me and my staff get checked for any virus symptoms. I am happy to say that my stay at this hotel was most relaxing and comforting at the same time. The bed, linens and provided personal items were appreciated. Housekeeping was discreet and… Read more
As an instruction from my company to go into lockdown, a pre-quarantine accommodation was provided while our me and my staff get checked for any virus symptoms. I am happy to say that my stay at this hotel was most relaxing and comforting at the same time. The bed, linens and provided personal items were appreciated. Housekeeping was discreet and professional and other services like in-house laundry was exceptional. Guest services were a bit slow to answer (or maybe just busy, which is forgivable) and the lack of more international cuisine choices made me sometimes yearn to order fast food from outside. I am sad that i could not get to enjoy its other facilities (gym, beach, restaurants), but with that being said, i hope to come back soon, to enjoy them, hopefully when things get to normal. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointed Experience

Nov 14, 2020 Lovetooprettyforyou Metro Manila, Philippines

I have stayed to many hotels but regretfully, our stay was not as good as it was expected. From the front desk, to the room, until we checked-out. Though the place is very nice. Not recommendable and we were very dissappointed.