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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  • Excellent (1451)
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Feb 15, 2021 dan78YNWA

From check in to check out Saadiyat Rotana never failed to impress. This is our favourite hotel in Abu Dhabi and the staff friendliness and efficiency is one of the reasons we visit this hotel. Rooms are amazing with spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf and the Rotana resort. We stayed for the brunch which is another mega plus for staying at… Read more
From check in to check out Saadiyat Rotana never failed to impress. This is our favourite hotel in Abu Dhabi and the staff friendliness and efficiency is one of the reasons we visit this hotel. Rooms are amazing with spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf and the Rotana resort. We stayed for the brunch which is another mega plus for staying at the Saadiyat Rotana! The pool is amazing with all the proper safety checks and procedures in force for the current pandemic requirements. Staff are so attentive and service is always with a smile and in a polite, courteous manner. We dined at Hamilton’s, Sim Sim, The pool bar and Namsa Beach Bar- all fantastic experiences. We cannot fault the Rotana and a massive shout out to all staff who assisted us during our stay. Thank you. The Givens Family Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A peaceful staycation

Feb 10, 2021 NNaeem Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

A very serene location to spend your time with pristine beach , while only a few minutes drive from downtown. Great value for money. Best part was the pool side breakfast seating , inspite of a smaller spread in buffet as compared to other hotels we’ve stayed.
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Feb 10, 2021 Twinpower111 United Arab Emirates

Visited the resort during the weekend as part of our Anniversary & B'day celebration. Was welcomed by a cake & Towel swan in the room- Thanks to Rheah. All the staff were courteous & polite, be it at the lobby,swimming pool or the beach front. Huge swimming pool.Kids really enjoyed it. Lot of good restaurants as well. Buffet B'fast spread in… Read more
Visited the resort during the weekend as part of our Anniversary & B'day celebration. Was welcomed by a cake & Towel swan in the room- Thanks to Rheah. All the staff were courteous & polite, be it at the lobby,swimming pool or the beach front. Huge swimming pool.Kids really enjoyed it. Lot of good restaurants as well. Buffet B'fast spread in Turtle Bay was kind of good, however not the best as they could include more varieties. Access to the beach was another highlight which we enjoyed. All Covid-19 protocols in place & therefore felt very safe. Overall a great stay & would highly recommend. We had a great time. Read less
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Feb 9, 2021 Louise M Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Fabulous stay, 2 nights, one night was a romantic package well worth doing, they ensured our room was ready when we arrived that morning an upgrade to a suite which was a lovely surprise and the FB manager Xavier made extra special touches to the room set up, including an edible art piece, as he saw online I did some paintings and used one on the… Read more
Fabulous stay, 2 nights, one night was a romantic package well worth doing, they ensured our room was ready when we arrived that morning an upgrade to a suite which was a lovely surprise and the FB manager Xavier made extra special touches to the room set up, including an edible art piece, as he saw online I did some paintings and used one on the chocolate very clever, we have stayed before at the Rotana, and always had good time, but this time was definitely extra special, breakfast in room which was amazing, we ate at Hamilton’s the first night few bites whilst watching the rugby and had our romantic dinner at turtle bay the second night which was part of the package omg the steaks are amazing , the staff all round were very friendly and thank them all for ensuring our stay was a memorable one. Even the manager Fabrice spoke to us ensuring we had a nice time and wandered if there was anything they could have improved on, but tbh the stay was perfect 🤩 no issues here Read less
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Feb 8, 2021 sugandhis Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

What I loved: This year, to celebrate my sons birthday, we decided to go on a staycation to this picturesque resort! What I loved about the place is it’s beach, beach and beach! One of the most beautiful beaches that we find in Abu Dhabi! The greenish blue hues of the water, the pristine white sandy beach and the breathtaking views makes this a… Read more
What I loved: This year, to celebrate my sons birthday, we decided to go on a staycation to this picturesque resort! What I loved about the place is it’s beach, beach and beach! One of the most beautiful beaches that we find in Abu Dhabi! The greenish blue hues of the water, the pristine white sandy beach and the breathtaking views makes this a perfect staycation location! The pools with the hawksbill turtle sculptures is a perfect instagrammable pool! Our room and the premises : We stayed at the west wing and just few steps from pool, tempting my little boy to spend most of the time in the pool! Clean, neat and perfect! The walk around the resort itself is a delight ! Unfortunately, the kid’s club, Aladdins cave all were closed due to the pandemic situation, however no regrets there too as we all know the current situation and we would really be back to this place after things get normal. Food: The breakfast was set up at Turtle bar and grill! Due to covid protocols, the buffet wasn’t a wide variety one, only 2 small counters of breads and fruits were there and rest was all alacarte , however no compromise on the quality, taste and safety! Juicy sausages and bacon made me comment so! What I really wish was done: Check in was problematic( it was our agent who created the problem and not the hotel). But what made us sad was the person who did our check-in, was quite unfriendly , frowning most the time. They say a smile and the tone of speaking makes it all ok( these days for sure underneath the mask), how we wish she could have smiled and had a friendly tone! We mentioned it’s our sons birthday and with the late check in which almost ruined our day, The least she could do was wish him! Most of our staycations for our birthdays or anniversary, they would put a little card in the room wishing the person a happy birthday or even send in a cake ! That would have really cheered my little boy! If not for this I really want to give this property a 5/5! However, I don’t want to generalize on the “staff and hospitality” and say negative about it. I would like to mention the person who did our check-out, Ms.Su was extremely professional as well kind and we really wished she had done our check in. Cons: Mosquitoes! In the evening, we opened the balcony door and within few minutes, the room had a lot of mosquitoes! But the housekeeping was kind enough to get rid of all of them, while we went out for dinner. But apart from these little concerns, if we don’t let these dampen the happy spirits , this property is amazing, perfect staycation location! Read less