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Yas Island Rotana
Ranked #48 of 128 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 October 2013

Me and my boyfriend stay in this hotel for 3 days and 2 nights last July. Our original booking was for only 2days and 1 night but since we really like the hotel we decided to extend our stay. It was Ramadan at that time and the hotel was really quiet which was nice. It's not a huge hotel but you will find everything you need.

Check In was fast, maybe because we checked in in the evening. We really loved our room. The view was facing the Ferrari World, Yas marina Circuit and the pool area. Also, when we arrived in the room there was an anniversary amenity placed in the bed. The location of the room was quiet and in terms of sleep quality, you definitely doesn't want to get up on the bed anymore.

FOOD: On our first night we decided to go to the Blue Grill restaurant, the food was great especially the baked oysters, the filipina lady who assisted us was so kind to checked with the chef it was possible to (sort of) change the menu as we want it to be baked and not raw. The food and service was excellent. Second day, for breakfast, we went to Choices. The food was very limited. You will find the basic cereals and omellete and all. Nothing was special. Service in the restaurant was good. What we really love was the in room dining. The service was fast and the food was extremely awesome! two thumbs up. :)

SPA: We decided to book for a spa (Couple Room) on the second day and the spa therapists were AWESOME. They were very friendly and accomodating (Receptionists). My therapist was from Nepal and my partner's therapist was from Philippines. The service was great! again two thumbs up! :)

Other facilities: Pool was small but its fine for the size of the hotel. At that time when we used the pool facility it was quiet and there were only few families who was with us. The lifeguard was very friendly as well. Concierge service was great as well.

Room Tip: higher floors with a Ferrari World view is a good room to have.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2013

Dear Ehmjhay_GP,

Thank you very much for posting a review about your experience, we are glad that you chose our hotel to celebrate your anniversary.

Your kind comments about Reception, Guest Services, Blue Grill, and the Spa will be shared by the team, who will be happy to know that we met and exceeded all your expectations. Furthermore, your valid points about the Choices breakfast will be shared with our Chef, we will look closely on how we can improve the buffet offer to cater to all of our guests' needs.

We hope that you will have another opportunity to visit our hotel so you may try the rest of our restaurants and to benefit from all the attractions we have on Yas Island.

Thanks once again for sharing and wish you all the best.

Regards,

Nadim El Zyr
Executive Assistant Manager
nadim.elzyr@rotana.com

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Reviewed 7 October 2013

The hotel is of a very high standard. I did have a problem upon arrival with my room, as it smelt as though it had been smoked in, but the hotel swiftly moved me to a new room.

The hotel is in the perfect location for the Yas Arena and is in easy walking distance. But because it is so close, it makes the hotel the perfect location for post race parties, so do not expect peace and quiet here on race weekends

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Aimee S
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2013

Dear A27Lincolnshire,

On behalf of the entire team at Yas Island Rotana, thank you very much for your motivating review and for choosing our hotel during your last visit to Abu Dhabi.

It is unfortunate that you had a room that smelt of smoke although it was a non-smoking room, but I am glad to know that the team was able to find you a quick and acceptable solution. In addition, it is good to know that you enjoyed your time on Yas Island, and I can add that since your last visit the number of attractions on the island has been steadily increasing.

Please let us know when will be your next visit to Abu Dhabi, we certainly look forward to welcoming you back.

Best wishes,

Nadim El Zyr
Executive Assistant Manager
nadim.elzyr@rotana.com

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Reviewed 28 September 2013

Stayed there in April, and it was one of the best experiences I have ever had. The rooms are lovely and well set. The toilets were big and clean. We got a room with views of the pool, so it was amazing watching out at the pool and the yas circuit view. The pool, gym, spa and especially jacuzzi was amazing. My daughter loved jacuzzi and she spent like 3 hours in it.
The weather was amazing, so even after our check out, we spent time using the facilities. Love this hotel chain.

Room Tip: room at higher floor facing pool
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2013

Dear AdysWorld,

Thank you very much for choosing Yas Island Rotana for your weekend getaway in Abu Dhabi, and also for your continuous support for Rotana group. We are thrilled to know that we have met you and your family's expectations and delivered on the promise of providing the very best service possible.

Our only wish is that you would bring your family back soon so you could discover more of what the hotel and indeed what Yas Island has to offer. I recommend you check our website (check the Rotana Times e-newsletter as well) and I am sure you will find some attractive deals for the entire family.

Your Room tip is also very useful, thanks for sharing your experience and look forward to welcoming you back.

Sincerely,

Nadim El Zyr
Executive Assistant Manager
nadim.elzyr@rotana.com

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Reviewed 27 September 2013

The location is Awsome .. N free access to private beach was cool.. The only probs we had was it took us an hour to check out ..break was good.. Pool was little crowded.. They just need to take care of people and management handling reception.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2013

Dear Baraaaaa,

It was a pleasure welcoming you to Yas Island Rotana. It is great to know that you enjoyed your stay on Yas Island and that you were able to make good use of the hotel facilities.

Your comments regarding your check out experience and the crowded swimming pool are well noted, thank you very much for sharing it with us. I have forwarded your observations to the concerned departments and we shall take the necessary steps to ensure that the service remains consistent regardless of how busy we are at the hotel.

We sincerely hope that you will think of us for your next visit to Abu Dhabi, thank you once again and best regards,

Nadim El Zyr
Executive Assistant Manager
nadim.elzyr@rotana.com

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Reviewed 26 September 2013

I originally booked to stay at Centro through booking.com, 3 months prior to the visit. The night before we got there the payment was taken from my card. However, when we arrived at the hotel we were told there were no rooms available at Centro, and they'd put us in Rotana which is just across the road. Highly unusual, although I wouldn't have minded but we were in a hurry to check in as we had tickets for a concert which was due to start shortly after we arrived. The check in took ages - at least 1 hour from the time of arriving at Centro to finally checking in at Rotana.

However - the hotel itself is very nice. We only stayed one night, and didn't eat at any of the restaurants, but it seemed to have a good choice of outlets to choose from. The room was comfortable and fairly spacious, the bathroom was very nice.

Checking out was a lot smoother, it was a busy time at reception, so they had a lady with an ipad who took your key and your details, sat you down in the lobby, and then called you when it was your turn. I thought this was a great idea and definitely beats queueing.

I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank dohadiverdiva
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2013

Dear dohadiverdiva,

It was indeed a pleasure welcoming you back to our hotels on Yas Island, and to know that overall you had a memorable stay with us.

I do recall a situation that we had on that particular weekend due to unforeseen circumstances, we all apologize that your reservation had to be moved and that caused a delay with your check in. On the flip side, it was an opportunity for us to introduce Yas Island Rotana.

Do you plan to join us for the several concerts organized in October? If so, please let me know and I will be very pleased to assist and to ensure that your arrival and departure are smooth.

Thanks again for your continuous support and for sharing your experiences, best wishes,

Nadim El Zyr
Executive Assistant Manager
nadim.elzyr@rotana.com

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Reviewed 23 September 2013

This hotel is without doubt one of the best I have ever stayed in. From you arrive to the time you leave it is impossible not see a smile, to hear a good morning or good afternoon from the many staff working in this hotel. Breakfast is fantastic, housekeeping top class, swimming pool spotless with full time life guard to keeps an eye on everything. I go on holiday to Abu Dhabi on holiday twice a year and this is the first time my wife and me have stayed in the Rottana and can assure will not be the last. Well done to all and much appreciation for making our stay memorable.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2013

Dear JOHNCOLL,

We are immensly pleased to have met you and to have welcomed you to Yas Island Rotana. Thank you very much for choosing our hotel for your Abu Dhabi holiday and for posting a review on TripAdvisor.

I appreciate your kind compliments, which will duly be shared with the team. We are proud of their achievements and I can assure you that you will find the same level of service and the same level of quality for all your stays.

We look forward to welcoming you back, until then best regards,

Nadim El Zyr
Executive Assistant Manager
nadim.elzyr@rotana.com

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Reviewed 23 September 2013 via mobile

Good choice for families, with alternative variety from restaurant, swimming pool, rooms, gym and entertainment around the hotel, like Ferrari world, water park, and soon one of the biggest shopping mall in the region.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank Abdullah B
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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2013

Dear Abdullah B,

Thank you very much for choosing our hotel during your visit to Abu Dhabi and for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are indeed very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you have been able to learn/discover about all the leisure attractions we have in the area.

We sincerely hope that you will take another opportunity to bring your family and to spend memorable moments with us. Please let me know and I will be happy to assist.

Thanks again and best regards,

Nadim El Zyr
Executive Assistant Manager
nadim.elzyr@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: £68 - £190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Yas Island Rotana 4*
Number of rooms: 308
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