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 (1387)
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Jul 15, 2020 AmeurGlobeTrotter Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

An amazing hotel with a real management who pays attention to their guests. From rhe very spacious rooms, the breakfast, the amazing beach (could water and ver clean towells provided) .. everything was just perfect. Highly recommended
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Jul 15, 2020 amyp542 Ramsey, New Jersey

I have stayed at Saadiyat Rotana three times since April...twice in the private pool villas and once in a premium sea view room. The hospitality, rooms and resort in general are amazing. I was blown away with the level service and friendliness of the staff. When I arrived this time, Akash, who is a butler and works at the front desk, recognized… Read more
I have stayed at Saadiyat Rotana three times since April...twice in the private pool villas and once in a premium sea view room. The hospitality, rooms and resort in general are amazing. I was blown away with the level service and friendliness of the staff. When I arrived this time, Akash, who is a butler and works at the front desk, recognized me right away (even with my mask on), greeted me and helped me. Each of my stays were exactly the vacation I needed, especially in these stressful times and when we cannot travel internationally. We were so happy with our stay that we have booked again for next week. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Safe and excellent stay

Jul 14, 2020 Mohamed12to14july

The hotel is covid safe.staff are very helpful .very quick service.F and B are very tasty and well variated.clean rooms and very confortable beds.very nice beach service providing towels and free ice box with cold water
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Jul 14, 2020 Christopher G Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

As we are staying Abu Dhabi this summer, due to the Covid travel restrictions, we decided to celebrate our daughters birthday with a family staycation at the Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas. From arrival we found the staff extremely friendly and helpful. They allowed us to access the birthday girls room early to decorate before she arrived, thanks… Read more
As we are staying Abu Dhabi this summer, due to the Covid travel restrictions, we decided to celebrate our daughters birthday with a family staycation at the Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas. From arrival we found the staff extremely friendly and helpful. They allowed us to access the birthday girls room early to decorate before she arrived, thanks Abigael! Housekeeping were very efficient and attentive, always looking after your requirements topping up the complementary water whenever requested and keeping the rooms ultra clean and tidy. We had 3, double garden with direct access to the gardens, these rooms were well appointed with very comfortable beds. We ate at Hamiltons, Si, Turtle Bay, Nasma Beachfront Bar and had table service breakfast in Sim Sim. All of which had excellent food and beverages, served by enthusiastic staff. The hotel went the extra mile to help us celebrate our daughters birthday with no less than 3 cakes and numerous Happy Birthday's. Special thanks to all at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas for making our stay memorable and special, with extra thanks to Henry. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Impressive Hotel with incrediable staff

Jul 8, 2020 Faavesi T Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

This has been my favorite staycation in my nearly 6 years living in The Emirates. Checking in at Saadiyat Rotana Resort I was impressed with the beautiful entrance and efficient desk staff. Any queries I had were answered promptly or escalated higher up and staff actively followed up with me rather than myself having to chase up. I was equally… Read more
This has been my favorite staycation in my nearly 6 years living in The Emirates. Checking in at Saadiyat Rotana Resort I was impressed with the beautiful entrance and efficient desk staff. Any queries I had were answered promptly or escalated higher up and staff actively followed up with me rather than myself having to chase up. I was equally impressed with my room which had a stunning view of the sea and large balcony. Unfortunately during my stay the pool was closed with the current health restrictions in the Emirate but the hotel has taken a very proactive approach to hygiene and cleanliness and I felt safe and my well being taken seriously. Hamilton's proved to be a great evening spot for dinner and socializing. There was a great atmosphere, great happy deals and the talented bar staff are amazing. While all the staff were fantastic both Jade and Wilfred stood out as outstanding. The staff at Saadiyat Rotana are amazing. They have shown great initiative, highly intuitive of guests needs, polite and efficient and demonstrate an extremely high level of knowledge and competence at their work. The 2 staff I mentioned from Hamilton's gastro pub (Jade and Wilfred) were incredible and is a true testament that they can shine above a spectacular team. All in all, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend either a staycation or even dinner and a night out at the facilities of The Saadiyat Rotana Resort. I have even become a member of the Rotana rewards program as I am confident that I will be frequenting Rotana facilities more often as a result of my experience at this Hotel. Read less