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. 

Club Rotana Rooms and Suites are also available. 

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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Jun 23, 2019 yassin16 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

It was a nice trip For me and me and my family had a really good time so we defenitly going back one day inschallah! Very clean and nice people always asking to help you so that was very nice!! Yassin
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Jun 21, 2019 Relax09204646580 Ruskin, Florida

Excellent stay, perfect 10 score overall. Being in a customer service related job and a travel agent too, this location is my preferred choice to recommend to my clients. The swimming pool is huge that can accommodate a lot of people, the beach is crystal clear. The staff are very polite, helpful and the services are excellent that will make… Read more
Excellent stay, perfect 10 score overall. Being in a customer service related job and a travel agent too, this location is my preferred choice to recommend to my clients. The swimming pool is huge that can accommodate a lot of people, the beach is crystal clear. The staff are very polite, helpful and the services are excellent that will make your stay very memorable. Location about 30AED(cab)each way to downtown depending where you are going but very accessible. It will definitely give you an experience of a lifetime. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place for family!

Jun 21, 2019 joannehowell Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

All staff are very friendly, accomodating and helpful. The place is a real beauty! There are many things to do for kids. They have kids club, movies, game area, mini golf course, kids pool with shade, and the mini river that kids will surely enjoy. I suggest they put photos of these areas in their site. One thing that parents consider when… Read more
All staff are very friendly, accomodating and helpful. The place is a real beauty! There are many things to do for kids. They have kids club, movies, game area, mini golf course, kids pool with shade, and the mini river that kids will surely enjoy. I suggest they put photos of these areas in their site. One thing that parents consider when looking for a hotel. Reception granted us a late check out, so we had more time to enjoy and explore this beautiful and relaxing place. I wish they would have Rotana pool day pass! Read less
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Jun 20, 2019 carolinelucyf Brighton

This is our third stay with Rotana on Saadiyat and we're always happy to return as the location is probably one of the best beaches in the region! The rooms are neutral and spacious, with a sliding louvered door connecting the spacious bathroom with the room. The decor quite tranquil and low key and if you're lucky enough to have a Premier or Club… Read more
This is our third stay with Rotana on Saadiyat and we're always happy to return as the location is probably one of the best beaches in the region! The rooms are neutral and spacious, with a sliding louvered door connecting the spacious bathroom with the room. The decor quite tranquil and low key and if you're lucky enough to have a Premier or Club room the sea views are wonderful! The breakfast area does get very busy and service can be a tad slow and the selection of food is a pretty standard breakfast buffet. Unlike the St Regis this hotel only has one large pool area and it can be quite family orientated, so if you're a couple without kids I'd definitely avoid any popular holiday periods as the pool can get a bit kiddy!! The beach however is delightful! Potentially a little too hot this time of year but I'd always revert to the beach as it's quiet oasis away from the crowds. In terms of eating, Turtle Bay is by far our favourite place to eat and the cocktails on the roof are fab!! Unfortunately unbeknown to us this restaurant was closed on our last visit so we actually opted to eat out as I wasn't overly impressed with the buffet area or the Italian restaurant last time. However there are lots of places to enjoy a lovely meal a short taxi ride away, even the other hotels on the island have fab places to dine so you dont have to go far!! I've been visiting Saadiyat ever since the St Regis opened in 2011, now there are quite a few hotels to choose from on the island, whilst Rotana is a good addition I'd say it leans more towards the family market so a great destination for families with young children. Read less
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Jun 18, 2019 hiritos Nice

We loved the caring staff, nice beach, and great dinner. Our room was spacious, clean, with nice partial sea view. As it was extremely hot outside, we did not use the balcony of the room. We had a half board option and the turtle Bay was excellent. Only downside, for lunch you do not have many options. Other than that everything was great. I can't… Read more
We loved the caring staff, nice beach, and great dinner. Our room was spacious, clean, with nice partial sea view. As it was extremely hot outside, we did not use the balcony of the room. We had a half board option and the turtle Bay was excellent. Only downside, for lunch you do not have many options. Other than that everything was great. I can't wait to coming 🔙. Read less