St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Virgin rating

The hotel

This Mediterranean, yet contemporary style resort, is nestled between Saadiyat Island’s white sandy beach and the famous Saadiyat Beach Golf Course. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort is elegant and prestigious offering a fantastic array of quality services and facilities. Splash about in one of five delightful swimming pools, one of which is adults-only, whilst children have their own pool with a cave and waterfalls to explore. Pamper yourself at the world-class Iridium Spa where you can tailor make your own experience. There is also tennis and squash for those that are more active. Downtown Abu Dhabi is a short taxi ride away with plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy. However, The St. Regis boasts an array of restaurants and bars of its own including the Mediterranean-influenced Olea.

Amenities

  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Kids Club
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Hot tub
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

On Saadiyat Island, overlooking the beach. Transfer time from Abu Dhabi International Airport: 30 minutes.

Hotel information

376 rooms and suites. All with butler service, air-conditioning, private balcony or terrace, smart TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, mini-bar*, tea/coffee-making facilties, Nespresso™ machine (coffee capsules replenished daily), iPod and iPhone deck, safe, hairdryer, iron and board and luxury shower amenities. 

Superior Rooms with 1 king-size bed or twin beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Half Board option: includes breakfast and lunch or dinner (on Fridays Half Board is only applicable to dinner). Meals are applicable only in the open buffet at the all-day dining restaurant, Olea. Half Board has to be taken for the full duration of the stay and by all parties booked. Half Board cannot be booked for individual days only.

Full Board option: includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals are applicable only in the open buffet at the all-day dining restaurant, Olea. Full Board has to be taken for the full duration of the stay and by all parties booked. Full Board cannot be booked for individual days only. On any Fridays, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, Good Friday, Easter and Christmas Day Full Board is not available.

Please note: Half Board and Full Board meals will be served including tea, coffee and local mineral water at Olea all day dining restaurant. All other beverages will be charged as per consumption. Guests will not be refunded for any unconsumed meals.

Dine around credit is on a request basis, and is not available during the summer period. Half Board (buffet lunch or dinner) is available at Olea restaurant only. Should you be booked on Half Board/Full Board and wish to dine in other restaurants, the hotel will extend a credit at the following restaurants: Sontaya, Signature 3, Mazi Abu Dhabi or Buddha-Bar Beach.

Superior Sea View Room has the same facilities as a Superior Room but with breathtaking views of the sea, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

St.Regis Suites have sea views, living area and spacious bathroom, private balcony and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Benefits for guests:

  • 24-hour signature St. Regis Butler Service
  • Pressing of two items per person, per day
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily local newspaper
  • Complimentary WiFi access
  • Access to the St. Regis Athletic Health Club, outdoor swimming pool and private beach
  • Bose iPod docking station
  • eButler Service

7 dining venues; Signature 3 (steakhouse) Olea Restaurant (all-day International dining), Sontaya (southeast Asian style, open for lunch and dinner), Mazi (Greek cuisine, open for late lunch and dinner, currently closed), Manhattan Lounge (evening bar menu), Buddha-Bar Beach (lunch and dinner with signature creations, nightly live entertainment), The Drawing Room (morning snacks and afternoon tea), Sucre Patisserie. 3 outdoor swimming pools including adults only pool with Jacuzzi, family pool and outdoor lap pool. Kids' pool with cave and waterfalls. Iridium Spa*. Health Club with indoor lap pool. 2 tennis courts* and 2 squash courts*. 18-hole golf course nearby*. Sandcastle Club* with play areas inside and out, a sand pit and an outdoor pool suitable for children between the age of 1–12 years (children at the age of 4 years and below must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times). Complimentary WiFi. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-room service*. 

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

4 nights between 27 Dec–7 Jan, 2024.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: meals are complimentary for children 0-5 years (inclusive) when dining with parents. No charge for children under 5 when occupying same room as adult(s) and using existing bedding in rooms. The baby cot is free of charge for infants up to 2 years.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing experience

May 25, 2024 chanya c

The hotel is wonderful! The rooms are clean, modern. Breakfast has many choices. The staff is attentive to service, especially Mr. NADIKA JANITH. Indulge for dinner in the Sontaya Restaurant. Chef SUPOJ and his Assistant Chef SASIPRYA are very kind and professional. Including other employees (Whoever is Thai, don't be afraid that when you come… Read more
The hotel is wonderful! The rooms are clean, modern. Breakfast has many choices. The staff is attentive to service, especially Mr. NADIKA JANITH. Indulge for dinner in the Sontaya Restaurant. Chef SUPOJ and his Assistant Chef SASIPRYA are very kind and professional. Including other employees (Whoever is Thai, don't be afraid that when you come you won't be able to eat authentic Thai food. Because this chef can do it) ❤️❤️💐💐 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating It has its ups and it has its downs

May 25, 2024 True-reviewer-QTR Qatar

Review could have scored better, but felt the property lacks in certain areas, especially the front desk and their response times to guest requests. Arrival process was smooth and in the room in about 10 minutes. Room was spacious, entrance, desk, king bed, sofa, balcony, excellent sized bathroom and the layout well done with a rain shower and… Read more
Review could have scored better, but felt the property lacks in certain areas, especially the front desk and their response times to guest requests. Arrival process was smooth and in the room in about 10 minutes. Room was spacious, entrance, desk, king bed, sofa, balcony, excellent sized bathroom and the layout well done with a rain shower and all the amenities. Bed was comfortable, slept like a baby on all 3 nights, great linens, pillows that just swallow you up, so bee wise, excellent. As an opinion i found the rooms were getting tired, carpet smell on arrival. But overall they still meet the standard of the property name. In room dining options after 2300 are limited and not really that good in taste or quality, being a late hour I understand the lesser option, but would still expect a level of quality. Butler was a nice touch and extremely friendly, professional at all times and went out of his way to assist when asked. Breakfast, on the quiet days, was nice, but as the weekend came in, was busy, selection of food was good, service standards were high and staff friendly. Both indoors and outdoors seating offered. Silly rule on smoking though, only permitted to smoke away from the shaded seating area. Sorry, but outside is outside, rules should not apply. Non smokers can sit inside as they already dominate that side of the smoking rule. Asian restaurant at the property is nice, good menu, some tasty options on food and great views of the ocean. Basically asian with a twist. Enjoyed it. Few other restaurant options but did not try the experience. Two pools, adults and families, then a bast beach area. Generally very well laid out and places to just sit off and soak up the sun. Get busy at weekends though, to be expected i suppose. Next to the property there is residence and offerings of a coffee shop, restaurant, pharmacy, small supermarket and fitness studio (which seems popular). As hotel, its not my personal preference in its design, but it does offer everything that one needs for location, relaxation and a high standard of service - not including the reception in that comment as they lack in their abilities of communication. Would i be back, probably, but would depend on my purpose of visit Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The great evening

May 23, 2024 Sylvain V

We enjoyed great food super fresh with a nice ambiance on the beach by the sea. The bao were memorable and the taste of the king prawns absolutely gorgeous. The wine list is large enough to please all. Asanka and the team gave us a magnificent service
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Anniversary Trip

May 22, 2024 Jeffery K

This was our second visit to St. Regis Saadiyat for our anniversary, and it was nothing short of magical. Brandon and his incredible team turned our stay into a masterpiece of memorable moments, making us feel cherished and celebrated. Chefs Qusai and Hussein were exceptional as well, always ensuring that each meal was a culinary delight. Their… Read more
This was our second visit to St. Regis Saadiyat for our anniversary, and it was nothing short of magical. Brandon and his incredible team turned our stay into a masterpiece of memorable moments, making us feel cherished and celebrated. Chefs Qusai and Hussein were exceptional as well, always ensuring that each meal was a culinary delight. Their dedication to creating the best dining experiences added another layer of joy to our stay. We're already dreaming about our next visit. It was a flawless 5/5 experience—truly the best resort my wife and I have ever had the privilege of visiting! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating First class hotel, faultless from start to finish.

May 22, 2024 MrCEssex1 Essex, United Kingdom

The hotel is perfectly located on a beautiful stretch of beach. Great facilities, the main restaurant under the half board option is excellent with a huge variety of food, varied each night and excellent quality. The staff are amazing, they really do look after you. The team on the beach keep you well watered all day and are incredible, but then… Read more
The hotel is perfectly located on a beautiful stretch of beach. Great facilities, the main restaurant under the half board option is excellent with a huge variety of food, varied each night and excellent quality. The staff are amazing, they really do look after you. The team on the beach keep you well watered all day and are incredible, but then they all are. We will be back without a doubt. We debated about booking this or heading to the Rixos, we were not disappointed by our choice. Read less