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Yas Island Rotana
Ranked #48 of 128 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 March 2012

This is probably one of the best 5-star hotels, I have been to so far in Eurasia. Having in mind the service, comfort, food and interior design!

Service for us was just on top level, not much room to go further.

Food from the pool-bar, from restaurant and as well from the room-service was on a very high level.

The only minus is, that the place is a bit far from Abu Dhabi - a 30-40 minute taxi-drive. But at the same time the taxi is quite cheap.
Yas island region is still being developed - should open a beach soon. Probably one day it will be more thing to do around there.

Another plus is, that the airport is close by!

So all in all it was a great stay for us!

If You are stopping by at Abu Dhabi for one-two nights, this place is a perfect selection!!

Room Tip: On windy days You can use the pool of the neighbouring hotel Centro. The hotels are under on company...
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2012

Dear Guest,

thank you for your review and your kind words about the product, the service 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

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Reviewed 20 February 2012

I stayed at this hotel for 3 days last month. The hotel was to send a car to the airport to recieve me, however, my flight got delayed, and there was no car at the airport when I finally landed. The hotel apparently has a rule about not waiting for more than an hour, so depite having the flight details, they did not check at the airport and push the booking.

I took a cab to the hotel finally. Once there, the check in was very efficient. The room was extremely clean and done in good taste. The room's aren't very big, but clever use of mirrors, (in front of and behind the bed) create the illusion of more space than there is.

There is only one usable charging point int he room, so laptop, mobile pone etc have to tkae turns.

The restaurant had very limited choice to offer, and I didn't think it was worth the price, (nearly 100 dirhams for lunch). The hummus was excellent though, and I would highly recommend it.

It's also very far from the city, and bus service is very in-frequent, so you'll have to take a taxi to go anywhere.

The hotel staff though were excellent, very helpful and pleasant.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2012

Dear Guest,

we thank you for your review and your kind words about the product and the hotel staff. Nevertheless your points regarding transportation have been addressed and taken under serious consideration. Furthermore, let me know directly should we be of any further assistance and I sincerely hope that we would have the opportunity to welcoming you again in our hotel.

With best regards,

Eleni Tsolakou
Executive Assistant Manager
Email: eleni.tsolakou@rotana.com

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Reviewed 19 February 2012

On a recent business trip to Abu Dhabi I stayed at the Yas Island Rotana. The check-in process was fast and efficient. My room was clean, comfortable and suitable for my stay. I had dinner at Choices restaurant which had very good food but was rather expensive, especially for a family. Service at Choices was rather slow and my order for a decaf coffee took 15 minutes which is a long time. The hotel's spa was excellent as was the swimming pool despite a sand storm. Checkout was as smooth as check-in and there were no problems to report. Overall, I was pleased with my stay at the Yas Island Rotana.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Thank Tarantella G
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2012

Dear Guest,

we thank you for your review and your kind words about the product and the food. Furthermore be assured that all your points regarding Choices service have been addressed and taken under onsideration.

We look forward welcoming you back in the near future.


With best regards,

Eleni Tsolakou
Executive Assistant Manager
Email: eleni.tsolakou@rotana.com

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Reviewed 16 February 2012

I have stayed in countless hotels in the Middle East but none as good as this. The accommodation and the various restaurants were first class but it was the level of service and the smiles which went with it which set the establishment apart.

From hall porters to bed-room staff, from restaurant workers to receptionists, everyone was keen to help but without going over the top.

Room Tip: ask for a bath rather than a shower if you want one
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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Thank 838mair838
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2012

Dear Guest,

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

With best regards,

Eleni Tsolakou
Executive Assistant Manager
Email: eleni.tsolakou@rotana.com

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Reviewed 31 January 2012

I stayed at Rotana Yas Island while attending a wedding. It was a fantastic stay. Room was great and extremely comfortable. Staff went beyond and really provided great service. Definitely a memorable stay and a place to stay if going to Yas Island.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled solo
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Thank ASEAN_traveller
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2012

Dear Guest,

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

With best regards,

Eleni Tsolakou
Executive Assistant Manager
Email: eleni.tsolakou@rotana.com

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Reviewed 31 January 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights whilst in Abu Dhabi for the 2nd England Pakistan test match.

The hotel was a relatively short distance from the airport and the cricket ground. So for this trip it was in a great location, but if you want to spend your days 'in town' the distance is a bit too far to make it practical, but as taxis are cheap in the UAE, not impossible.

Our room was very nice and well appointed with a welcome fruit bowl and note from the manager and for a tea drinker that great little extra of a kettle rather than a coffee maker!

The bed was comfortable and the bathroom very clean.

Breakfast was included in our rate and was very good with a plentiful selection of dishes.

I cannot comment on the restaurants, but did try the Y bar; which was a really nice venue, if a little too smokey. Unfortunately that seems to come with the territory in the Middle East!

Overall the hotel is very good value, well appointed, nicely decorated with helpful staff. I would definitely stay here again if I was coming to an event at Yas island or to the nearby Cricket Stadium or Golf Course.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank LMR29
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2012

Dear Guest,

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

With best regards,

Eleni Tsolakou
Executive Assistant Manager
Email: eleni.tsolakou@rotana.com

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Reviewed 25 January 2012

Stayed here on for a meeting last week. The front desk was functional and check in was quick. The room was big, very nice decor, comfortable bed, and nice bathroom. Free wireless internet was available in the room and elsewhere in the hotel. I did not use the gym but went down to try their dinner buffet. The food was not appealing. The display of food however was nice. The choices were very limited and no where near the price charged. The main dishes included 2 types of rices, chicken curry and grilled fish. Nothing more! Ordered fresh pineapple juice and was offered canned juice! there was no fresh pineapple available. You can easily eat a better food at a decent restuarant and pay a fraction of what you would pay at the Yas Island Rotana. The cafe in the lobby is nice but the coffee had no aroma and I would certainly fail them for that too. I did not dare to try their deserts. Check out was easy and efficient.

Room Tip: Do not eat there.
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Travelkit2011
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2012

Dear Guest,

we thank you for your review and appreciate your valuable feedback. Please be assured that all your points have been addressed and taken under serious consideration. Furthermore, let me know directly should we be of any further assistance and I sincerely hope that we would have the opportunity to welcoming you again in our hotel.

With best regards,

Eleni Tsolakou
Executive Assistant Manager
Email: eleni.tsolakou@rotana.com

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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
#44 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range: £58 - £171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Yas Island Rotana 4*
Number of rooms: 308
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