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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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1413)
  • Very good (290)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous!

Sep 14, 2020 Nomad224426

This is our 3rd stay at the Rotana on Saadiyat Island and it was faultless from check in to check out! We arrived early but were accommodated with an early check in which was fabulous. The pool is beautiful and perfect for my 7 year old daughter and I, happy hour at the pool from 5 is always a bonus! It was my brother in law’s birthday and at very… Read more
This is our 3rd stay at the Rotana on Saadiyat Island and it was faultless from check in to check out! We arrived early but were accommodated with an early check in which was fabulous. The pool is beautiful and perfect for my 7 year old daughter and I, happy hour at the pool from 5 is always a bonus! It was my brother in law’s birthday and at very short notice we had a personalized cake ordered to the room. The rooms are beautiful and tastefully decorated in keeping with the location. Breakfast the following morning was seamless with a really personable waiter whom I wished I’d caught his name! The only negative was having to leave....until next time!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Resort

Sep 8, 2020 alketbi_78 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

What make any hotel or resort great is the staff and the facilities, and rotana resort has both. I love how smiley face and helpful staff. Thank to rotana resort staff <3 Swimming pool, clean beach, thank you for making my stay more fun
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Thanks to Prasanna at the Rotanna saadiyat pool bar!

Sep 6, 2020 Juliakrmn Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

We like to come to this hotel time to time wth my friends n boyfriend! Prasanna always makes it special for us at the pool wth his special cocktails. He is always very friendly and helpful! And you will have the best pina colada from him!!! Thank youu Prasanna u are the best! We cant wait to come back and have the cocktails agaiin♥️♥️
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Sep 4, 2020 RafiFarooq Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The hotel is very beautiful. its landscape, lobby, rooms, pool and beach are all well cleaned. Service and food by the pool will blow your mind, they serve you free fruit skewers which were frozen and they just melt in your mouth, they also serve free slush shots in mango and tropical fruit flavors which will take the heat away from you. I would… Read more
The hotel is very beautiful. its landscape, lobby, rooms, pool and beach are all well cleaned. Service and food by the pool will blow your mind, they serve you free fruit skewers which were frozen and they just melt in your mouth, they also serve free slush shots in mango and tropical fruit flavors which will take the heat away from you. I would like to shout out few names for their excellent service at pool area Sateesh, Prasanna, Khalid and Keith. We will visit again for sure at your beautiful property. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing getaway Abu Dhabi Staycation

Sep 2, 2020 H5299IZcarlm

Unfortunately we could only go for one night but it was amazing, although we stayed in Abu Dhabi for our vacation during Covid the setting and staff really make you feel welcome and like you have stepped away to some special location.