Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, Middle East

The hotel

Set on a 9km stretch of white sandy beach this Arabian design hotel with its beach feel is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the views of the Arabian Gulf, keep your eyes peeled and you may spot dolphins. Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas is the ideal location to explore all the island has to offer from the Louvre Abu Dhabi to Zayed National Museum. With a large array of rooms and villas to choose from you will be 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 option: includes breakfast at Sim Sim restaurant, lunch or dinner on any day 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 Dine Around option: the same as above but includes lunch and dinner.

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 (1073)
  • Very good (235)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Marvellous stay

Sep 20, 2019 1973juliand Madrid, Spain

Fantastic hotel to spend your time in Abu Dhabi. We stayed only 3 nights and it satisfied all our expectations. Although all was fantastic, the cleaning of the beach could improve because there was many stones.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing, comfortable, modern hotel with amazing food!

Sep 20, 2019 karencC6960CE Otford, United Kingdom

Our first time staying here and we weren’t disappointed. The rooms are lovely, the most comfortable if beds, loved the electric curtains! The shower in the room was excellent too. The staff couldn’t do enough for you and were very present and helpful. The pool and beach are lovely. Watching the sunset while strolling down the beach is highly… Read more
Our first time staying here and we weren’t disappointed. The rooms are lovely, the most comfortable if beds, loved the electric curtains! The shower in the room was excellent too. The staff couldn’t do enough for you and were very present and helpful. The pool and beach are lovely. Watching the sunset while strolling down the beach is highly recommended. Simsim which is the Buffet restaurant, you can have breakfast and dinner here has probably the best selection of quality food we have come across in a hotel. They do themed nights so it’s not the same each night. The only downside we found was there isn’t much to do in the evenings but this could have been as it was so hot due to the time of year at night the outside bars weren’t open. Would definitely return . Read less
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Sep 20, 2019 rkemp2019

Was at the hotel on my own for business during the hot seasons. Has everything you would expect in a resort style hotel and all good quality. Rotana is a very reliable brand. Not cheap. Probably wouldn't have stayed in this hotel if the client had not been using it for an event.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating amazing relaxing holiday

Sep 20, 2019 18220 London, United Kingdom

A beautiful clean hotel with a pristine white sand beach. Check in and Check out was quick. The staff were very friendly, helpful and extremely polite Special thanks to Rajiv and Vipin for going that extra mile. They cooked the most delicious food with regards to our dietary needs. Also Shiva and Sajit from housekeeping were always more than… Read more
A beautiful clean hotel with a pristine white sand beach. Check in and Check out was quick. The staff were very friendly, helpful and extremely polite Special thanks to Rajiv and Vipin for going that extra mile. They cooked the most delicious food with regards to our dietary needs. Also Shiva and Sajit from housekeeping were always more than happy to help. Great food at the Italian restaurant. We will definitely return next year. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointed with the attitude of the management

Sep 19, 2019 ZB262

Stayed recently at Saadiyat Rotana. Our second stay in the past 12 months. The hotel, facilities and breakfast is amazing. They even gave me a small cake and some patisserie for my birthday which was nice. But we had a poor experience with the attitude of the management regarding the room. When we checked in at 2pm to our family room booking,… Read more
Stayed recently at Saadiyat Rotana. Our second stay in the past 12 months. The hotel, facilities and breakfast is amazing. They even gave me a small cake and some patisserie for my birthday which was nice. But we had a poor experience with the attitude of the management regarding the room. When we checked in at 2pm to our family room booking, we were given 2 rooms next to each other on the 2nd floor. We found that one of the rooms view from the balcony was blocked by a tree ( see photo) and hence was very dark and the other was half blocked by a wall (see photo). So we requested for a change of room with a bit more light and preferably better view. We were told by the check in staff and the management (Sohail) that there were no other rooms available. Later that evening around 10pm, the children's bedroom AC was not working and the maintenance staff could not fix it. As a result, we were ask to move both rooms to another 2 rooms on the same floor, which miraculously became available at 10pm at night and had better view and more light (see photos). The issue was when we requested a change initially, the attitude and response from the manager was very dismissive. This is not how you treat customers!! Read less