We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Location”
Review of Yas Island Rotana

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Yas Island Rotana
Ranked #48 of 128 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Bengaluru, India
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great Location”
Reviewed 2 August 2011

The hotel is just opposite the Yas circuit and a 5 minute drive from Ferrari World. The rooms are pretty good.

They have a good buffet breakfast. The service is good and do not miss the Biryani. Overall a great dining experience. If you want to try lebanese while watching belly dancing, try the restaurant in the adjoining hotel.

They have daily shuttles to Abu Dhabi Mall, if you miss the down town area.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank cosmicw
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
YasIslandRotana, Manager at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review, 8 August 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future.

Regards
Executive office of the General Manager
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,502 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    723
    553
    132
    54
    40
See reviews for
568
348
81
281
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (248)
Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Slovak first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Jordan
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2011

I have stayed in this hotel on three different occasions. Minor glitches on my previous stay were corrected this time. I have also been upgraded to a "classic suite" thanks to the very attentive and caring Executive Manager Eleni who went all the way to make my stay a wonderful one. Breakfast boasts a wide selection of baked break, sweets, donuts, etc... Juices are fresh, as almost everything else in the buffet breakfast. No complaints, except that during weekends the staff get overwhelmed due to high occupany.

One drawback about hotels in Yas Island is that they are a 20 minute drive from downtown Abu Dhabi, with not much to do in the Island.

I am very pleased with my stay and would recommend this clean, vibrant, and newly built hotel.

Room Tip: If you can, choose a room overlooking the pool area.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank mutasemomar
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
YasIslandRotana, Manager at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review, 4 August 2011
Dear Mr. Mutasem,

many thanks for your review and your kind words about the food, staff, product and service.
We look forward welcoming you back in the near future and please do not hesitate to contact me directly for any further inquiries.

With best regards,

Eleni Tsolakou
Executive Assistant Manager
Email: eleni.tsolakou@rotana.com
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2011

We stayed at this hotel for three really good reasons – firstly, so that we could go to Ferrari World with our son; secondly so that my partner could attend a Drivers Experience course at Yas Marina Circuit [both locations were very close to this hotel] and thirdly, because I am a Rotana Reward member.

We booked via the Rotana website to obtain the Ferrari Promotion package and the Club Rotana Room. Although this makes it convenient there is very little in savings to book for Ferrari World using this method. In finding the hotel, signage and directions to the hotel are very poor and even though we could see the hotel, we found it difficult to actually understand that the term ‘Hotel Plaza’ means where all the hotels are located. So consequently we drove around in circles until we realised that there was only one way into this ‘plaza’ and we should explore this drive – at the end of this drive we were able to access the Rotana. There are two Rotana’s located side by side – this one and the Centro Yas Island!

Our room was a good size even with the roll-away bed. Our king bed was great a bit too soft for my liking but the pillows were superb. The Rotana provides only a doona which is too hot – it would be great if hotels could provide a sheet as well. We had laundry ready with express time and this arrived back pristine clean and much to our satisfaction in time for departure that evening!

However the access to the Club Lounge is a great benefit. Not only do you have free intranet access which is fast and with the ability to print, the opportunity to have a glass of wine and delicious snacks at the end of the day was superb. The young Asian female manager who looked after the Club Lounge on both nights we visited was very helpful, polite and extremely courteous. We were able to watch a movie on a huge screen whilst sipping on our wine and our son played on the internet. The canapé that were served during this time were very delicious, especially the Arabic deserts which I came back for 3 times!! There were hardly any patrons in this lounge, which great for us as there are only a very limited number of comfortable lounges to sit on. The rest are tables and chairs. Maybe if there were more lounges, more patrons would visit??

Breakfast was held in Choices restaurant. As it was a weekend, it was extremely busy, full of children and families even early in the morning. But the service was spectacular with the waiters and waitresses all moving and serving and replacing seamlessly and efficiently. This type of service is of outstanding quality. And all the hot buffets were place on high benches - too high for the small children to peak into which avoided hot splashes and contamination – a very good idea! There were lots of food choices to have at breakfast; the station chief making omelettes was very busy with orders but was able to provide a first class service to all his demanding customers.

The pool area is small and there were not enough umbrellas to shade us from the hot sun - plenty of sun lounges but all in the sun. This is the only downfall of the hotel – not enough shade provided in any form [umbrella; shade cloth] and none readily available even on request. And the pool was very crowded filled with customers and children – too small and the majority of the pool area is very deep – so everyone hangs around in the limited spaces of the shallows. The only partial shade over the pool was above the kid’s pool, which was very shallow. Its soft pool bottom was peeled and ripped. So consequently we could not stay long at the pool and our son was disappointed.

Pluses:
Exceptional service from the Choices restaurant staff; great room; convenient to the major attractions in Yas Island; the manager on duty when we were checking out, was handling a loud abusive German/Austrian customer with tremendous skill; lovely pleasant club lounge and staff.

Minuses:
Pool area – too little shade provided; kids pool area in need of repairs and maintenance; not enough signage to find the hotel easily from the main roadway; doona too hot for this environment.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
2 Thank SuGar_rett
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
YasIslandRotana, Manager at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review, 19 July 2011
Dear Guest,

thank you for your review and your kind words about the staff, product and service. Nevertheless your comments regarding directions and maintenance will be handled with our outmost consideration.
We look forward welcoming you back in the near future.

With best regards,

Eleni Tsolakou
Executive Assistant Manager
Email: eleni.tsolakou@rotana.com
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Singapore, Singapore
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2011

Nice Hotel. Good service and good food. Clean and modern. Nice pool. I would come again as well for business. Family friendly.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank larsdominic
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
YasRotana, Manager at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review, 17 July 2011
Dear Guest,

thank you for your review and your kind words about the staff, product and service.
We look forward welcoming you back in the near future.

With best regards,

Eleni Tsolakou
Executive Assistant Manager
Email: eleni.tsolakou@rotana.com
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cumbria UK
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2011

Sadly the last few days have been a nightmare,
I booked this hotel for 5 nights to attend the F1, got a conformation email, booked flights and F1 tickets then started the countdown, so excited.
Then, because my card had not had the hotel money taken from it I contacted Asia Rooms, only to find that the hotel were not going to honour the booking!
Asia rooms have been totally sympathetic, professional and continue to do everything to resolve this issue, I am so impressed by their handling of this matter.
The Rotana group are partners of Etihad, a fantastic airline who care about customer service in every way, I am sure they would not wish to be associated with a group that behave in this way.
Even worse this hotel did the same last year!, go back through the trip advisor reviews.

Tonight I have been told there are others in the same situation, If you are concerned, contact the company you purchased your booking from, it would be dreadful to arrive and not have the option but to pay the excess. Contact me if you are in that position.

Room Tip: Make sure your booking stands!
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Wildlifefriends
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
YasRotana, Manager at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review, 17 July 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your comment regarding your booking during Formula 1. In this regard, allow us to confirm that there was an error while you were reserving with Asia rooms and this matter has been taken into serious consideration. Furthermore, we will contact you shortly with a solution on the mentioned issue.

With best regards,

Eleni Tsolakou
Executive Assistant Manager
Eleni.tsolakou@rotana.com
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sydney, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 July 2011

Great hotel - Friendly Staff, Beautiful Room, Gorgeous Food and Spectacular Pool... I will definately choose this hotel again when I am in Abu Dhabi.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank MesoBelle
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
YasIslandRotana, Manager at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review, 19 July 2011
Dear Guest,

thank you for your review and your kind words about the staff, the product, and the food.
We look forward welcoming you back in the near future.

With best regards,

Eleni Tsolakou
Executive Assistant Manager
Email: eleni.tsolakou@rotana.com
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2011

I stayed in the Rotana for a week at the end of June 2011. The accommodation and restaurants were superb and it was very reasonably priced. There was a good mix of clientele (families, couples and business people) and there was a wide range of restaurants and bars in the hotel itself and in the other hotels round the plaza. It is handy for the airport and has a direct bus route into town (and a plentiful supply of taxis), but is quite far from the main Central Business District, so is not ideal if you want to spend a lot of time 'downtown'. (NB It is right beside the new Yas Marina F1 circuit and close to the Ferrari centre, so handy for F1 fans). My only minor gripe was that the outdoor pool didn't seem to be cooled very well/at all, so was rather like a warm bath at times.

Room Tip: Ask for the best room??
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Boris_the_Bold99
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
YasRotana, Manager at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review, 7 July 2011
Dear Guest,

thank you for your review and your kind words about the product and service. Additionally, your remarks regarding the pool temperature are being addressed.

We look forward welcoming you back in the near future.

With best regards,

Eleni Tsolakou
Executive Assistant Manager
Email: eleni.tsolakou@rotana.com
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Abu Dhabi hotels
0.1 mi away
Centro Yas Island Abu Dhabi by Rotana
0.1 mi away
Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island
0.1 mi away
Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi - Yas Island
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Park Inn by Radisson Abu Dhabi Yas Island
0.3 mi away
Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi
Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi
#5 of 128 in Abu Dhabi
3,059 reviews
0.1 mi away
Staybridge Suites Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Yas Island Rotana? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Yas Island Rotana

Property: Yas Island Rotana
Address: Golf Plaza, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Abu Dhabi
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#34 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#36 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#43 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Yas Island Rotana 4*
Number of rooms: 308
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Southall Travel, DerbySoft Ltd Shanghai HQ Supplier Direct, Hotels.com, Odigeo, Holiday Gems, Expedia, Ctrip TA, Travel Republic (UK), Priceline, TripOnline SA, Evoline ltd, HRS, Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your Yas Island Rotana reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Yas Island Rotana Hotel Yas Island

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing