Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, Middle East

Virgin rating

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

  • Tennis
  • Kids Club
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

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 (1609)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel that exceeded my expectations

May 21, 2022 Annita_Bon Dubai, United Arab Emirates

We had a wonderful stay at Saadiyat Rotana. As we arrived on the weekend when hotel gets busier, front office manager Kim was very helpful to assist us and to make sure to allocate both rooms with king bed and even close to each other on the same floor, and we got one room at 1 pm and another room around 2 pm. It was nice that we were able to go… Read more
We had a wonderful stay at Saadiyat Rotana. As we arrived on the weekend when hotel gets busier, front office manager Kim was very helpful to assist us and to make sure to allocate both rooms with king bed and even close to each other on the same floor, and we got one room at 1 pm and another room around 2 pm. It was nice that we were able to go to the pool and to enjoy some sun, while the rooms getting ready and hotel called our agent to inform when pass by the reception to take the room keys. Rooms are very bright abs specious, and you can feel that hotel is pretty new. The food is amazing. We booked on half board basis, and for dinner you can go to their a la carte restaurants where you can chose starter, main course and dessert. And soft drinks also included what is great added value as majority of the hotels don’t offer it to the clients. We really loved Turtle Bay restaurant, everything we ordered there was delicious and portions were big enough, while Nitish was taking care of our table and the service was amazing. I will highlight only two points that make me a bit upset. First is that prior to arrival we informed that our parents celebrating 39th wedding anniversary and our agent communicated to hotel team Ejay who confirmed that they will provide some special amenities (cake) in the room as a surprise - but it never happened unfortunately :-(. And another thing that trays after room service might stay in the corridor for hours or even almost the whole day by the time someone will remove it. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating It does exactly what it says on the tin

May 16, 2022 hendu2022 Belfast, United Kingdom

Great Hotel. Great Facilities. Great Food. Great Spacious Bedrooms. Great Staff who are personally involved in their jobs, they ALL want to help with any request, And Management which oozes Class. We Just loved this place.
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May 16, 2022 Zari2022

I had an amazing experience at Rotana Resort & Villas, thanks to Helen for the top notch service. I’d definitely come back to the resort just because of the service provided by Helen. My daughter love her so much and would miss her.
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May 14, 2022 anamariamT6406CM

The attention at this hotel has been great, every person do the best to make us feel comfortable and also the people that help us to have our room clean are very kind one of them is Ravi he is excellent at his job, he is always willing to do his best and I appreciate it! Thank you!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not worth the money you spend

May 10, 2022 ajayp1296

We have booked family room and they gave us 2 rooms at a distance. They promised to change next day but they never came back despite reminders. My sons had to stay at a distance and the whole purpose of the trip was lost. You have to ask for even a moisturiser in the room. Over all its not worth the 3 they charge. Property is not great compared to… Read more
We have booked family room and they gave us 2 rooms at a distance. They promised to change next day but they never came back despite reminders. My sons had to stay at a distance and the whole purpose of the trip was lost. You have to ask for even a moisturiser in the room. Over all its not worth the 3 they charge. Property is not great compared to similar resorts. Read less