Beach Rotana

10th Street Al Zahiyah Area, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
Not a huge beach, but however very nice
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Rodeo Grill at the Beach Rotana - Abu Dhabi
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4.5
#61 of 148 hotels in Abu Dhabi
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Beach Rotana is just 30 minutes away from the Abu Dhabi International Airport and 90 minutes from Dubai International Airport. Home to the prestigious Abu Dhabi Trade Centre complex, our Abu Dhabi Beach Hotel is directly linked by an exclusive passageway to the over one million square feet Abu Dhabi Mall - the capital's most renowned shopping mall, which houses international brands, a 6-screen Cineplex and entertainment venues.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Tennis court
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kid-friendly buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Nightclub / DJ
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL CLASS
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
River View
Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Arabic, Filipino and 1 more

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10th Street Al Zahiyah Area, Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
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soulmates4ever wrote a review Jan 2020
turkey39 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Rotana Beach Hotel Abu Dhabi the last week in January. We arranged our own
30 minute transfer (Uber £30 with tip ).
This is a high quality hotel in every department. Our room in the Tower Wing was spacious, very
comfortable and contained everything needed for a luxurious stay. We had the Dine Around
Package ( all inclusive ) and it was definitely the right choice. Great value. The dining options
offered in the package were outstanding as was the service throughout the hotel. We are
seasoned travellers and have never experienced such high quality, all included, dining before. A 3 3 couse a la carte Lunch can be taken in 4 of the signature restaurants or by the pool at Bay view or there was always the extensive buffet at Essence .
So much choice!
Everything was delicious.
The pool and beach area are spotlessly clean with plenty of extremely comfortable sun loungers served by attentive waiters. In fact all of the staff were wonderful.
This is a superior hotel, thoroughly recommended. We cannot understand all the negative comments.We will definitely return next January.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Craig Bruce, General Manager at Beach Rotana
Responded 29 Dec 2020
Hi soulmates4ever, Thank you for your 5 – Star review! We are very grateful for highlight of the hotel and facilities. As we promise to always strive for the best, we look forward to having you and your family again soon. Know that we are always here for you with the aim of going beyond your expectations. Best regards, Craig Bruce General Manager
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ferrarilondon wrote a review Feb 2020
london16 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited this hotel in 2010 and was so delighted to find that nothing has changed in fact with the dine around package the whole experience improved. The quality of the food was excellent as were all of the staff. We stayed in a club room and the staff's attention to detail in there was second to none with all of the clients they have they still managed to remember our breakfast & evening drinks order. The choice of restaurants was better than nearly all of the all inclusive hotels we have stayed in. Michael, Sandeep, Anthony and all of Lucky's team are first class. Our housekeeper was also exceptional. Anyone who has visited this hotel and has a problem with the dine around package is extremely hard to please. The location of the hotel is ideal for the the theme parks which we visited and for £20 by cab there is no room for complaint. We will definately be returning next year.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Craig Bruce, General Manager at Beach Rotana
Responded 31 Dec 2020
Hi ferrarilondon, Thank you for taking time to share your review! As we promise to always strive for the best, we look forward to having you a again soon. Know that we are always here for you with the aim of going beyond your expectations. Best regards, Craig Bruce General Manager
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ceb03 wrote a review Apr 2020
Derby, United Kingdom25 contributions24 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited mid March just before everything started to change.
We were greeted by a really friendly gentleman on reception - wish I could remember his name as he was very helpful, when we needed to cut our holiday short.

The surroundings were lovely, and everything seemed "normal" on arrival, albeit a very discreet temperature check at the door.

The room was lovely, and the bathroom was spacious, no complaints at all.

The reason, I have not given the hotel 5 stars is the AI package almost made us feel like we were not as special as guests who were not on the package. The travel agent sold this to us as AI +. It was not, we were given a different menu at restaurants and the drinks selection was limited. I don't like to be told I can't have something when on AI. Anyway apart from this the food was fabulous in every restaurant and am just gutted that things changed whilst there. The glasses were changed for plastic/paper cups and cutlery changed to disposable.
It was at this point that we realised we needed to fly home, as we started to feel uneasy, Nothing to do with the hotel or staff, but when the pool and beach shut we made arrangements to fly back.

I wanted to personally thank the concierge, who made sure that our transfer would come and take us to the airport, as our TA back home couldn't confirm it.

Would love to return under less stressful circumstances.....whenever that may be!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Chester B wrote a review Mar 2020
Kuwait City, Kuwait4 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed at this hotel for many years, beginning in 2011. And, I have held a Rotana Rewards Exclusive card from that time.

The hospitality and upgrades for members were always excellent. The accommodations with attention to detail were always excellent. However, during the present stay, the hotel has seemingly lowered its standards. The slippers provided now are cheap instead of the great black padded slippers previously provided. The bathrobe was missing a loop so the belt trailed on the ground. The ChromeCast didn't work the entire four days of the stay. Tall glassware was propped on a sliding drawer and promptly shattered all over the cabinet when accessed. The toilet flushed in a way it splashed onto legs and floor. On the first day, after fully checking in and providing our GCC Civil IDs, reception called and woke me up to tell me they need passports. On the second day, the security chain fell off the wall. I ordered two 0.5L bottles of Perrier from the room service menu at a cost of AED 64 ($17.44) and they sent Pellegrino, apparently they cannot track their stock.

Upon calling Customer Service regarding the issues, the phone programming is faulty and gives a fast busy signal, always. Finally dialed 0 and a person answered who could not understand or acted as if they didn't understand simple English like "room access door security chain, or Perrier not Pellegrino." The Chromecast problem was always a half-an-hour from being fixed, for three days, and never fixed.

The prices have become ridiculous as well, AED 55 ($14.99) for a small bowl of chicken broth soup and AED 95 ($26.97) for a hamburger.

Truly, a disappointment in comparison to the excellent quality of the room and prices experienced for years.

It is still a fantastic location with the pool and beach and excellent restaurants located within, but it appears they are skimping on appurtenances and service staff for hotel patrons.
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Date of stay: February 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Michael wrote a review Feb 2020
Stockholm, Sweden311 contributions137 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location: The hotel is approx. 1.5 hour from Dubai Airport and is in the middle och the town Abu Dhabi. Connected to the hotel is Abu Dhabi Mall for shopping and the city itself which is not so nice for strolling around, but taxi is quite cheap so you will get around if you want to.
Hotel: It is a 5 star facility, very nice reception, and even though it is a very large complex with hundreds of rooms that is hardly noticeable. There are a ”beach” but it is a local channel not the sea a large swimmingpool makes the relax area outside very nice.
Lots of restaurants in the hotel, all food are of high quality and alway well cooked. We specially liked Rodeo Grill with perfect grilled steaks, Prego Italian were you can sit outside and Bayview at the swimmingpool, always nice personnel and in Bayview Miss Blessing was a treat with a big smile.
We recommend to buy the Dine around/All inclusive option since it is very expensive to eat and drink, lunch can easily be 150USD and dinner 200-300 USD, a glass of wine 12-15USD
Room: We choose a room with view over the river/channel with a balcony, on 17th floor, quite large room with all facilities you need.
Beware that wall are paper thin so we had to move once during the week due to a family with small children.
We stayed one week and really enjoyed it.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Anisha wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently stayed at the Beach Rotana hotel with my mum for a week. The hotel is in an ideal location literally attached to the Abu Dhabi mall - it was very easy and fairly cheap to get taxis to all of the tourist spots we wanted to visit. The staff were very helpful in assisting us to navigate our way around Abu Dhabi and planning our days. We were on a bed and breakfast package and the breakfast was great! Lots of good options - particularly for us as we are vegetarian. Being guests of the hotel we got 20% food and drinks in the hotels restaurants too, we went to indigo Indian restaurant and pregos Italian restaurant which were both delicious! Trader vic’s bar was also great and had an extensive range of cocktails. The pool area was lovely and clean (a special thank you to Michael and Ester that work at the pool bar who were so attentive and entertaining!), In fact the entire hotel was clean, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you very much to all the staff for making our holiday a memorable and relaxing one! We will definitely be back on our next visit to Abu Dhabi!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from BeachRotanaAbuDhabi, General Manager at Beach Rotana
Responded 19 Mar 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Thank your for your wonderful review, We are delighted to see that you and your mum had a memorable stay with us. Your positive highlight of our hotel, location, facilities and restaurants is greatly appreciated. Your special mention of our colleagues Michael and Ester will be happily be passed on to them. We look forward to welcoming back to Beach Rotana in the future. Sincerely, Craig Bruce General Manager Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
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dhinkarsethu wrote a review Jan 2020
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I am a frequent guest of Hala Arjan and this time as the hotel was fully booked, I thought I will stay in Beach Rotana. I am an Indian and there was no Elfocit in the washroom. They said they will fix one and the maintenance guy said that it will take a lot of time. We came there to celebrate the new year's eve and we didn't want to spend a lot of time in the room with people coming and going. So I told them not to do it. The buffet breakfast had no dishes at all and they give things only if we ask. For example, they don't keep the packets of cheese or butter outside. They gave it only if we ask. We ordered cheese omelet and they gave us uncooked egg omelet. At last, I asked them whether I can get a late checkout and without even checking, they said no as the hotel is fully booked and some guests are checking in. I checked in booking.com and I found the same rooms available on the same day. I have a very good experience from my previous stays in Rotana, but this New Year, they made me really sad. There were no enough utensils in the kitchen. So many reasons to rate them terribly.
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Date of stay: December 2019
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Craig Bruce, General Manager at Beach Rotana
Responded 23 Dec 2020
Dear dhinkartsethu, Thank you for your feedback. I am disappointed to see that you did not enjoy your stay. Your comments have been discussed at length with all concerned teams and we have been focusing on enhancing our service and facilities. I hope that you will feel the difference on your next visit. Sincerely, Craig Bruce General Manager
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UkWhiskas wrote a review Mar 2020
uk38 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An easy 30 minutes transfer from airport. Hotel professional at all times even at 6.00 am checkout. Spotless and excellent measures in place regarding corona virus. Outside areas well managed plenty of sun loungers and staff helped move umbrellas etc. We went dine around'. Superb restaurants if you I can afford the upgrade do it you get a limited selection of drinks cocktails included as extremely prices otherwise. A big thank you to all the team we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and you all worked very hard to maintain strict levels of hygiene in an unobtrusive way which was very reassuring.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from BeachRotanaAbuDhabi, General Manager at Beach Rotana
Responded 24 Mar 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are grateful to read your kind compliments of our hotels' facilities, level of cleanliness and our colleagues hospitality. We always aim to ensure the highest level of comfort, safety and satisfaction for our valued guests in that regard we are delighted to see we you had a comfortable stay. It has been our pleasure and we look forward to welcoming you back to Beach Rotana in the future. Sincerely, Craig Bruce General Manager Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
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Amanda G wrote a review Jan 2020
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania31 contributions47 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel is well located in the city to move about and literally 10 minutes from Louvre Museum which was key to our visit. I was excited to experience the beach and pool day however we spent most of time waiting to check in and feeling disappointed until the sun was gone. Check in was for 2pm, we arrived to check in at 2:30pm but rooms were not ready because they were still being cleaned and or trying to get guests to check out. We only managed to get to our room at after 4pm. The views and ease of access to the facilities was not what we expected based on the room adverts. There was no communication from staff on experiencing the facilities at the hotel like telling us that it would be advisable to book a table at the restaurants if we wanted to have dinner within the main hotel restaurants. The hotel is lovely but service for entire period was very very underwhelming and frustrating...we could have just gone to cheaper place and managed our expectations.
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Date of stay: December 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Make sure you know exactly which concept of the hotel your staying in because it has 3 concepts
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Sidda1 wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom184 contributions149 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 6 nights at the beginning of January. Arrived at 8am and our room was ready for us. We stayed on the 13th floor of the main hotel, which had brilliant views of Abu Dhabi. The room was big and comfortable and the bathroom was big enough with all the amenities you’d expect. The shower did have a wet dog smell about it though that didn’t seem to go away!

The mall can be accessed through the main lobby area which is handy, especially when we had a rainy day!

The food here is very good, we were on a half board basis so ate breakfast in Essence every morning and then ate in there either at lunch or dinner as you can swap these over. It did get a bit samey after 4/5 days but then most buffets do! We ate dinner in the Brauhaus German restaurant and also Pregos Italian restaurant. Both very good service and food with massive portions.

Brauhaus also offers 50% off selected drinks from 5-7pm and the atmosphere is really good in there. They also show all the live football which is a must for me.

The pool/beach area is really good. Very clean with lots of sun beds. There is the typical sun bed war present though so be warned. Another thing to consider is the sun sets behind the hotel at around 3pm so you’re in the shade for a lot of the afternoon.

All in all it’s a very good hotel and worthy of its 5* status. I’ve stayed in a few Ritz-Carltons in the Middle East and I would say they edge the beach Rotana, however for location alone, I would return here.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Craig Bruce, General Manager at Beach Rotana
Responded 27 Dec 2020
Hi Sidda1, Thank you for your great review, We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, We sincerely appreciate your positive highlights of the hotel and facilities. We hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Craig Bruce General Manager
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Glasgow, United Kingdom36 contributions19 helpful votes
Sorry can you put the question into English .
Cathy B wrote a tip 9 Apr
Newport12 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try Rodeo Grill for excellent food and service."
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Leigh C wrote a tip 8 Apr
Hitchin, United Kingdom52 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check out the catering options. All inclusive is buffet only and all inclusive plus (dine around) is a cut down menu at any/all restaurants"
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Lisa K wrote a tip Mar 2024
Portsmouth, United Kingdom13 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just be careful when they advertise a sea view room you don't always get the view on lower floors even though they advertise a great view, "
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Rachael P wrote a tip Feb 2024
Kent, United Kingdom30 contributions73 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go all inclusive dine around giving great value"
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Winston363 wrote a tip Jan 2024
Romania10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A perfect vacation at the Rotana Beach Hotel."
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PRICE RANGE
RM 707 - RM 989 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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565
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Frequently Asked Questions about Beach Rotana
Which popular attractions are close to Beach Rotana?
Nearby attractions include Abu Dhabi Mall (0.1 km), Grand Cinemas Abu Dhabi Mall (0.2 km), and Boxed In Think In (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Beach Rotana?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Beach Rotana?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Beach Rotana?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Beach Rotana?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Beach Rotana?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mykonos, Bosporus Turkish Cuisine - Abu Dhabi Mall, and Indigo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Beach Rotana?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Beach Rotana have airport transportation?
Yes, Beach Rotana offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Beach Rotana?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Beach Rotana offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Beach Rotana?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Russian, Arabic, and Filipino.
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