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.

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 (1180)
  • Very good (260)
  • Average (72)
  • Poor (20)
  • Terrible (35)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Huge hotel on stunning beach.

Nov 14, 2019 Roger H Chesham, United Kingdom

Opened in March 2018, Rotana still looks and feels brand new. There is little evidence of Arabia here, but the decor is white minimalist and inoffensive. Staff were all pleasant and eager to please, especially Miguel and Su, our Butlers.. Restaurants serve tasty food, especially Turtle Bay for surf and turf. But we felt that all the restaurants… Read more
Opened in March 2018, Rotana still looks and feels brand new. There is little evidence of Arabia here, but the decor is white minimalist and inoffensive. Staff were all pleasant and eager to please, especially Miguel and Su, our Butlers.. Restaurants serve tasty food, especially Turtle Bay for surf and turf. But we felt that all the restaurants should have been facing the beach, whereas some were tucked away inside the hotel. Our One Bedroom Beach Pool Villa was excellent. Spacious with living area, kitchen, bedroom, superb bathroom and even a separate 'gentleman's toilet! The plunge pool was the largest we have ever had, and the patio also has two loungers and a nice seating area with covered canopy....until the amazing storm one day blew it away! Read less
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Nov 13, 2019 Jairusimoi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Most beautiful, and best place to stay. Staff very helpful, professional in their areas. Clean and neat room, everything was excellent. I hope to be there again. I have good time and I wish I can stay for months.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating With Saadiyat Rotana we found a place to which we will definitely come back.

Nov 12, 2019 Chris2045

We had a phantastic and relaxing vacation and enjoyed every day. We can defintiely recommend the hotel Service was excellent, all the staff was extremely friendly and attentive. The price-performance ratio was excellent.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful hotel with very kind staff

Nov 12, 2019 Csilla50 Hungary

Overall one of the best hotels we've stayed at so far. Comfortable, very clean rooms, beautiful beach, very kind staff. We really enjoyed that the pool water for the villa was heated. It's very good system that the half board can be used for lunch and dinner. We could have a little more international food for dinner.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Really excellent

Nov 12, 2019 alanoud257 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Really excellent I definitely adore hotel, .great choice for travelers interested in food, restaurants definitely go back holiday and would love to come back. Would definitely reccomend this hotel to every one ...