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Beach Rotana

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Where do I start? My husband and I came to stay with our toddler and his parents. The idea was a nice relaxing break just before the arrival of our second baby. On arrival it took almost 15 minutes of queuing for the valet parking. We checked in after the check in time and were told that our rooms were not ready. So we decided to get something to eat from the pool restaurant. Service was standard but the food was quite nice. We were informed that my inlaws room was ready and that our bags would be put in there, so we all went up to get changed. The smell of cigarette smoke was very strong although it was supposed to be a non smoking room. After going out to dinner that evening we returned to our rooms to find there was an event on in the balcony function room a couple of floors below us. The layout of the hotel was a balcony outside our doors that looked down to the function room with no walls inbetween. Even with the function room doors closed and our door closed the noise was very loud. The problem was the doors were continuously being opened so you would suddenly get a louder blast of music and noise. Obviously this made it impossible to relax or to put our toddler to sleep. During the night our toddler was sick and we had to call house keeping to change the bed, I cannot fault them they were very quick and efficient. Breakfast was an ok selection but we had to wait along time to get teas and coffees. Be aware your bags will be searched for any food and drink you want to take to the beach/pool meaning you will have to pay 20Aed for a bottle of local water! After the night before being kept awake by music and a sick toddler I took my daughter up to our room around 1pm for a nap. Yet again a function was on or they were setting up a function but the noise was ridiculous as the doors were constantly open. This music was still playing at 8 when we went out. My husband complained stating they knew we were a family and that I was heavily pregnant so why did they put us in those rooms? The receptionist admitted they get complaints about the rooms but shrugged her shoulders and asked what could she do. My mother in law suggested a free dinner for my husband and I. The next day we were told we could all have a complimentary dinner in their buffet restaurant. They said they would book a table for us at 7pm and confirm to us. After asking throughout the day the table was still not booked at 5pm that evening! We did get a table but wish we hadn't. The restaurant had no atmosphere, no music and very slow service to get drinks, take away plates. 3 of us ate seafood and were all up during the night with sickness. On checkout the next day my husband complained about our stay but the receptionist couldn't have been less interested. I strongly advise anyone thinking if staying here to not do so!!!

Special trip with my mother to celebrate her retirement, I advised the hotel of this before we arrived and the hotel very kindly gave us a complimentary upgrade and left a cake in the room which was greatly appreciated. We were all inclusive which was excellent value, you can eat in all the restaurants which offers great variety and the food was fantastic. Overall a lovely holiday.

I have stayed at the Beach Rotana many times in Abu Dhabi, I always find it a great experience and good value for money. The staff are friendly and helpful and there are 5 of the best restaurants in the region to choose from.

We travelled as a family. 2 adults and 1 child aged 4. Arrived early morning from our flight and was greeted by concierge after 2 minutes. Front desk accommodated us immediately and handed our key cards after filling out some forms. Room given was ok with partial view of the beach. Breakfast was awesome. Great selection and they start as early as 6:30AM which is good as my husband needs to be early for work. My son enjoyed the kid's pool which was covered. However, the tiles were quite slippery in the middle area so he mostly stayed by the side. The hotel also has a direct access to Abu Dhabi mall which is very convenient if you want to go shopping or eat somewhere else. The only drawback is the beach as the stretch it is very small. However, overall, it was a nice stay. Will definitely be going back.

Its central location and comfortable environment makes this property makes your trip relaxing. The rooms are spacious and have top of the range facilities. Room service staff are very polite and friendly.

Very good experience and would be glad to suggest to my friends and community. Though within the room there was bit of a congestion felt as I think the room I got was a bit smaller in size. But the overall attitude and behavior of your staff was excellent that it had compensated that shortcoming. Thank you Rotana.

Lovely stay at this hotel staff overall very helpful. Lots of different restaurant to choose from offering lots of different dining options. The deserts are out of this world . Pool area and pool bar excellent

We have recently return from a very relaxing week at Beach Rotana it is a lovely hotel with very pleasant and welcoming staff, we stayed in a premium room which was a lovely good sized room with a nice balcony. The pool area is well laid out and there is also a small beach and garden area. The hotel is quite spacious so doesn't feel overcrowded, and having Abu Dhabi mall connected to the hotel was a good advantage. We stayed half board but did have a meal one night in Indigo restaurant which was very good; we would stay here again but would consider all-inclusive next time. Breakfast was a very good with a good choice all well cooked and presented.

I am a widely travelled person and I have to say this hotel is one of the best I have stayed in. Check in was extremely smooth but unfortunately I could not get my requested room upgrade as there was no availability. That said it was not the fault of the hotel, it was my fault for requesting an upgrade so late so my recommendation is if you want an upgrade request it early. The standard room I stayed in was fine though, it was clean and was tidied every single day. Their are numerous restaurants in the hotel, I tried them all and can offer no complaints about the food or service provided. The hotel staff are fantastic, extremely courteous and attentive. Prior to arriving I did read a couple of reviews describing grumpy staff, I saw no evidence of this at all, they were all amazing. In summary, I had a wonderful stay and I would highly recommend Beach Rotana.

I don't think you'll find a hotel in Abu Dhabi city that can directly compete with this Rotana branch. The location, connectivity, mix of F&B's, water front activities... It's the smartest thing to do especially if you have a family with you...

Al Zahiyah Area (Tourist Club Area) Abu Dhabi

Located in Al Zahiyah, Beach Rotana is adjacent to Abu Dhabi Mall and a short stroll from Khalifa Center. This 565-room, 5-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with a private beach, a full-service spa, and 9 restaurants. In central Abu Dhabi, the hotel is also close to Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank and The Galleria.


Relish the international cuisine at Essence, one of 9 onsite restaurants. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or 2 coffee shops/cafés. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.

All 565 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect free WiFi and wired Internet, along with satellite TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and phones are also available.


Guests of Beach Rotana have access to a private beach, a full-service spa, and a nightclub. There's free valet parking, and a shuttle from the airport to the hotel (available 24 hours) for AED 90 per person. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a health club.

Property features

Room options

Premium Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Premium Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Classic Room, 2 Twin Beds

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Club Room, 1 King Bed

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 2813 reviews