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 (1489)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing experience

Aug 4, 2021 fa508 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

One of the best experiences I have had in a long while, the process was so smooth and fast and the service was ecceptinal. The most important thing was the staff that was so helpful and accommodating to all my requests. definitely something I am will to do again and totally worth it
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great summer staycation

Aug 3, 2021 Lee_Mission Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Great summer staycation with my husband and son. Smooth early check in with a free ice cream for my son. Room was clean and overlooking the beach which made us feel like we’re not in the dessert. My son enjoyed the pool and the aladdin’s cave, never wanting to leave the club. Huge thank you to Nissan for greatly taking care of my son while in the… Read more
Great summer staycation with my husband and son. Smooth early check in with a free ice cream for my son. Room was clean and overlooking the beach which made us feel like we’re not in the dessert. My son enjoyed the pool and the aladdin’s cave, never wanting to leave the club. Huge thank you to Nissan for greatly taking care of my son while in the club! He had a great time and still asking me to go back there. ☺️ Thank you also to Richelle in the pool area for accommodating us and to Regina from Simsim for an amazing service. Will surely remember our stay here and will definitely not our last! 🥰😍 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very good

Aug 2, 2021 nanita2021 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I just would like to bring you one thing which we didn’t like at all that the pool temperature was not controlled . It was not as we expected. And if I plan to come visit this would be the first thing to reconsider & visit other resorts than this one . Lifeguard said it’s 30 everywhere and played it as if we never been to any resorts and we don’t… Read more
I just would like to bring you one thing which we didn’t like at all that the pool temperature was not controlled . It was not as we expected. And if I plan to come visit this would be the first thing to reconsider & visit other resorts than this one . Lifeguard said it’s 30 everywhere and played it as if we never been to any resorts and we don’t know how other pools are temperature controlled. I hope you take into consideration for other guests . Otherwise everything was perfect . Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel & service

Jul 24, 2021 808wernerp Mabula Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Henry is exceptional - he creates the ultimate hospitable experience for his guests. Amazing service from a friendly team in a great setting - the modern contemporary interior design is refreshing. Had a lovely dinner at Turtle Bay - great food and service. Our favourite hotel in Abu Dhabi - We will be back!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating One of the best places with excellent food

Jul 22, 2021 Naser_Wadi Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

We got beach access (3 adults) and received 650dhs in voucher. Used it in Turtle bay bar and grill. The swimming pool and beach were excellent and food was amazing. I tried the "roasted corned baby chicken" it was the best I have ever tried. The staff in the hotel are very friendly. Self parking available underground.