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Beach Rotana
Ranked #29 of 127 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
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Cordoba, Argentina
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“The best hotel I've been in many years.”
Reviewed 27 February 2012

I don't recall a better stay.
The mos t friendly and efficient staff I've found my life.
They took care of everything we asked for: reservations at the restaurants, a private tour to a camel farm, booking a car....
This trip was to celebrate our wedding anniversary, I asked one of the ladies at the reception to arrange some flowers for my wife: she selected a beautiful bouquet, added a decorated pie and delivered everything to my door at the right time.
The restaurants are outstanding, even a simple coffee tastes great.
I will stick to the Rotanas as much as I can.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Fouadhamade, Manager at Beach Rotana, responded to this review, 3 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for posting this review and sharing your feedback regarding your experience at the Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi.

In behalf of the team, I look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Abu Dhabi!

Regards,

Fouad Hamade
Executive Assistant Manager
I/C Hotel Apartments
Beach Rotana
P.O.Box 45200 Abu Dhabi U.A.E
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

I stayed 7 nights in this hotel with my wife and daughter in February 2012. It was a great experience. The hotel is beautiful, the staff is very nice and helpful. The beach area is nice and well kept. There are several excellent restaurants in the hotel, although a bit pricey. We had great fun at Trader Vic's, a pub/restaurant in the hotel with live music. My wife and daughter loved the Zen spa, a bit pricey but worth every Dirham. Another nice feature is the neighbor Abu Dhabi Mall, you can enter the mall directly from the hotel. A friend of mine staying at another hotel complained that he had to take a taxi to everything since there was nothing close to the hotel. This does not apply to Beach Rotana, in addition to the Mall with its food court, there is an excellent inexpensive Mongol restaurant with only seven tables just across the street. Like most upper class hotels, Beach Rotana does not offer free internet. Why hotels does not consider free internet as a competitive edge is beyond me. Our solution was to visit Cinnabon, a coffee shop in Abu Dhabi Mall offering free Wi-Fi with purchase. The bottom line is that we had a wonderful stay in this hotel, it is simply beautiful, the staff is fantastic, the location next to Abu Dhabi Mall is a blessing, the spa is wonderful. I will certainly stay here next time in Abu Dhabi.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Fouadhamade, Manager at Beach Rotana, responded to this review, 3 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for posting this review and sharing your feedback regarding your experience at the Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi.

In behalf of the team, I look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Abu Dhabi!

Regards,

Fouad Hamade
Executive Assistant Manager
I/C Hotel Apartments
Beach Rotana
P.O.Box 45200 Abu Dhabi U.A.E
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Sydney
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

This is a good hotel. Well positioned in Abu Dhabi CBD and on the waterfront. Rooms are spacious and the hotel foyer and facilities are opulent.

Get 'old world' charm people watching in the reception area as businessmen and women from around the world congregate to do business. Robes mingling with suits enjoying coffee and the hum of the 'Trader Vics' bar.

There are plenty of great restaurant choices, the gym is HUGE! Great stay for business or pleasure (though why you'd chose Abu Dhabi for a holiday is a mystery).

Only thing I didn't like is the open 'atrium' style...you can here all comings and goings at all levels.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Fouadhamade, Manager at Beach Rotana, responded to this review, 2 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor.

The team and I look forward to welcoming you again.

Regards,

Fouad Hamade
Executive Assistant Manager
I/C Hotel Apartments
Beach Rotana
P.O.Box 45200 Abu Dhabi U.A.E
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Mannheim
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

A very comfortable Hotel with very kind personal. There could be a little more lights in the room. I had sometimes problems with reading because of the light. The second critic-point ist the phone-connection. Unfortunatly there is no direkt phone-connection, so I hadn`t the oppertunitiy to call someone without operator. My family tried many times to call me from germany and it was a problem. most of the time nobody picked up the phone in operatingroom to connect them with me.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Fouadhamade, Manager at Beach Rotana, responded to this review, 2 November 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor.

The team and I look forward to welcoming you again.

Regards,

Fouad Hamade
Executive Assistant Manager
I/C Hotel Apartments
Beach Rotana
P.O.Box 45200 Abu Dhabi U.A.E
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Philadelphia
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

I stayed at the Beach Rotana with a group on business and from checkin forward had a poor experience. We were made to check in as a group and the front desk collected all our passports and held them - instead of delivering them to our rooms, after over an hour I finally had to go to the desk to retrieve it. Tried to have dinner in two of the hotel restaurants and was turned away from both - even though one had many tables open. I don't usually jump to this conclusion, but began to feel I was being brushed aside because I was a single woman - some of my female colleagues later mentioned the same thing. There were also small but annoying problems - like delivering a bottle of beer to my room with a broken bottle opener. Reviewers who commented on the construction site across from the beach have a good point - though to be fair that is a problem at several Abu Dhabi hotels. But it certainly didn't improve an already poor experience.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Paignton
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

First time at this hotel and we were very impressed with the service, cleanliness and especially the food at breakfast - superb choice. The in-house restaurants were expensive but then a couple are 2 & 3 * Michelin restaurants and you get what you pay for. There are plenty of reasonable priced restaurants nearby though. The hotel arranged a very good driver and car to take us and collect us from the 2 England cricket matches about a 20 min drive away. Nice pool and beach area with life guards. Very happy to recommend this hotel to anyone.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Fouadhamade, Manager at Beach Rotana, responded to this review, 10 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for posting this review and sharing your feedback regarding your experience at the Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi.

I am very glad to know that the level of our services and facilities exceeded your expectations, giving you an enjoyable stay all throughout.

In behalf of the team at Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, I look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Abu Dhabi!

Regards,

Fouad Hamade
Executive Assistant Manager
I/C Hotel Apartments
Beach Rotana
P.O.Box 45200 Abu Dhabi U.A.E
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La Jolla, California
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

Great choice for a hotel in Abu Dhabi: service is attentive, food is very good, incredible range of restaurants on site, conveniently located to mall (banks), nicely furnished, fantastic beds, good bathrooms, pool, a "beach," and more. Location is only average though there is likely no excellent location in Abu Dhabi because construction is everywhere and there is little clustering of "walkable" sites. There is really no where to walk to nearby, with the exception of the mall (reached by a connecting indoor corridor). That said, the hotel is in as good a place as any and has created its own conveniences (restaurants, adjacent mall), with the added bonus of having its own "beach." The concierge desk is extremely helpful and the club lounge is worth the extra cost of the room IF you take advantage of the amenities it has to offer. The value probably deserves an excellent based on comparative costs in UAE, but it's hard to support the high cost when we are not paid as an Emirati.

Room Tip: Be sure to book a Club Level Room - we stayed on 20th floor with nice views. Be sure to ask for non...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Fouadhamade, Manager at Beach Rotana, responded to this review, 10 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for posting this review and sharing your feedback regarding your experience at the Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi.

I am very glad to know that the level of our services and facilities exceeded your expectations, giving you an enjoyable stay all throughout.

In behalf of the team at Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, I look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in Abu Dhabi!

Regards,

Fouad Hamade
Executive Assistant Manager
I/C Hotel Apartments
Beach Rotana
P.O.Box 45200 Abu Dhabi U.A.E
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Property: Beach Rotana
Address: Beach Rotana Hotel 2 St | Connected to Abu Dhabi Mall, Abu Dhabi 45200, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Abu Dhabi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#16 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#17 Spa Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#25 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#29 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#30 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Beach Rotana 5*
Number of rooms: 565
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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