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 (1472)
  • Very good (302)
  • Average (93)
  • Poor (24)
  • Terrible (46)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent hotel and excellent service

May 2, 2021 Mercyfernandez0219

Very nice hotel,excellent service from room housekeeping,security,life guards,front desk,chefs, everybody is excellent.. we will come back again soon. The food in sim sim breakfast buffet is fantastic, all the staff is friendly. Everybody is caring to us. We are happy to stay and we enjoy our room
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Ladies pool day

May 2, 2021 Fishzwife Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Beautiful pool with lovely staff food is nice but a little on the pricey side. Sundays ladies pay 99 dirhams for pool & beach access and get 100 back in f&b vouchers, my favourite part are the slushy fruit drinks made expertly by Ranjan it's a really lovely way to spend a day
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Turtle Bay Lunch

May 1, 2021 Hitchjo23 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Had yet another anazing lunch here. The oysters here are the best in Abu Dhabi. Great service. Shout out to Rajesh and Pradeep our waiters excellent service. Fab food with a great atmosphere. The drinks are great too, the aperol spritz is so good. The seafood is really fresh. Then the deserts are to die for.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A paradise in the Gulf

Apr 29, 2021 Badis5577 Paris, France

After many visits in the UAE for work, Abu Dhabi & Dubai specifically, I got finally an occasion to relax and to spend some days in Abu Dhabi this month. My surprise was big as I never expected such a beautiful place in a such modern and busy city like Abu Dhabi. Saadiyat island is where the famous louvre Abu Dhabi is. However it has also one of… Read more
After many visits in the UAE for work, Abu Dhabi & Dubai specifically, I got finally an occasion to relax and to spend some days in Abu Dhabi this month. My surprise was big as I never expected such a beautiful place in a such modern and busy city like Abu Dhabi. Saadiyat island is where the famous louvre Abu Dhabi is. However it has also one of the best beaches I’ve ever seen. In this new resort you have the feeling of staying in one of those famous Caribbean islands: white sand, blue hot water, amazing fish and even dolphins if you wake up early. The service was great and discreet, rooms spotless and really big (suite size in Europe) with balcony. I will definitely come back and this property is for sure the perfect place in the region for a perfect relaxing time, alone after business meetings or with family (the endless pool is a child dream). Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Treated like a queen

Apr 25, 2021 claireyup

Such a fantastic hotel with stunning facilities and a view to die for of the beautiful saadiyat beach. The hotel is immaculate!! The service is incredible and food is just divine! A special thanks to the beach bar guys, Ranjan and Deepak for their hospitality and making my friends birthday one to remember! I will definitely come back here :)