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“This is the hotel to stay in Abu Dhabi” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Beach Rotana
Ranked #30 of 130 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Berlin, Germany
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3 reviews
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“This is the hotel to stay in Abu Dhabi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2011

I have stayed in many fine hotels all over the world but the Beach Rotana Hotel in Abu Dhabii excels. Its style, the architecture, the decorations, the room and most of all the friendly service of all the staff wherever they were on duty.
Rich brekfast. Easy access to one of the largest shopping malls without leaving the hotel. Inspite of construction work going on in the vicinity one could relax at any time, especially on the outside grounds of the hotel: swimming pool areas.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Karl Heinz G
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2011

I Stayed in a Beach View Suite, the room had all smart basics, standard amenities and finely done up. Service in general and room service in particular was very good. Other categories of room apparently have much more luxurious amenities with private rain shower and jacuzzi though. Business center is very good and resourceful, that and the location makes it a good choice if you are travelling for business.

Located quite conveniently in the city center, connected internally to the Abu Dhabi Mall. Hotel also has a small private beach, however it looks more like a sea creak as you see construction work and buildings on the other side.

The best part of the hotel was its amazing dining options. There were like 5-6 different restaurants serving different cuisines. I did not try all but Indigo, Rodeo Grill and Brauhuas were the best.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled on business
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2011

Location is a bit hard to treturn to once you leave as there is major construction on all roads in Abu Dhabi, so a road that will typically lead you here, might be detoured around.

Having said that, the hotel is beautifully serene on lush gardens, a quiet bit of the gulf, and a beautiful pool kept at a comfortable temperature. Pool features a swim up bar and multiple waiters. The service at the pool as well as inside the hotel are exceptional. The pool menu was very good and food was delivered quickly. The entire staff was very friendly, the buffet breakfast was pretty complete with fresh fruit, cereals, breads, meats, pastries, and other assorted breakfast foods.

The rooms were very clean and comfortable, and the bathrooms were top notch with a Rain Shower head on the ceiling above and a second shower nozzle on the wall, as well as a good sized jacuzzi tub, equipped with jets!

There are about 6 or more restaurants on site, we only went to Benihana but it was excellent. And being able to charge everything to your room only adds to the vacation feel.

I would recommend this place to anyone, its a true place to just get away!

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2011

We stayed 3 nights on our way home from a 9 week trip where we actually stayed in 17 different hotels! This would have to be the worst experience and certainly left a disappointing end to an otherwise wonderful trip. We travel a lot and are tolerant of a range of accommodations and do not expect more than what we pay for. I rarely have to right a negative report.

It might have a 5 star building but the management would get a 2 star, and I agree with another post questioning how this hotel is a leading hotel of the world. Where to start. There was no mention of the renovations going on all day when we booked or checked in and although the noise did not bother us as we were out all day it certainly would have if anyone needed to sleep or stay in their room.

1. When we got into our room, although it was spacious it seemed to be set up for one person not two as booked. There was one robe, one pair of slippers, one floor matt that they put next to the bed nad one flower on one pillow. No big deal really but a little disappointing for a 5 star.

2.The first morning I needed an iron and ironing board. It took 6 phone calls, 4 of which were unanswered by Guest Services, and over an hour for it to get to the room via Housekeeping. As we only had a couple of days in Abu Dhabi this was wasted time and totally inefficient. Our complaint to the Duty Manager was greeted with many " very sorries" but we were unimpressed. He did deliver a bottle of wine and some nibbles as an apology and if that was the end of the poor service that would have been ok.

3. We had noted that there was a lot of smoking inside the hotel, including cigars and so asked about where the non-smoking areas were. There are none and smoking is permitted in restaurants and all the public areas. Now this was explained away by the laws of Abu Dhabi but again, as a "leading 5 star hotel" it would be reasonable to expect that they would be maintaining international standards and offer their non-smoking guests a smoke free environment at least where food is served.

4. The last night we were there was the worst. We dined at the hotel's Prego restaurant a second time as we had enjoyed a meal earlier in our stay. We chose to eat earlier in the evening ( about 6.30pm) and it seemed that there was just not enough staff to attend to all the guests. We waited 15 minutes to get a menu only when we attracted that attention of a waiter. Then our main meal arrived a minute after the wine, bread and dips so the waiter offered to put in under the heat lamp. The starters are generous and it takes time to enjoy so we then suggested that by the time we had finished, our cooked meals would be very dried out. We had to ask for them to be cooked again fresh. Timing and sequencing of courses is fairly basic and again not something we expected to be an issue. There was no offer of a complementary coffee or anything and no sense from the Supervisor that this was a concern.

5, With an early departure the next morning and a 22 hour journey home we had an early night only to be startled awake at 1am by a great comotion of singing, chanting and general shouting. At first we thought it was coming from an adjacent room but soon established that there was a large crowd of football fans gathered in a courtyard restaurant direcltly below us. the noise continued to echo all around the guest rooms so we phoned the front desk and the manager assured us that he would attend to it. At 1.50am when the noise had only got worse and there was no way we were going to get back to sleep, we phoned again to be told that the restaurant would be closing at 2am ( doesn't say that in the brochure!), and he would try again to quieten them down. From our balcony we could see that this effort included serving them more large beer jugs and cooking them food! It was after 2.40am when all was quiet but then needing to be up a 6 meant very little sleep.

Once again we had words to the Duty Manager on check out .It turned out that there were 3 world cup soccer teams staying at the hotel and all their fans. When I asked what the hotel's plan was for dealing with all these revellers he lookied blankly. When I suggested that it should have been anticipated that this group might want to gather after the game and that a hotel might offer them a space where they would not disturb other guests he thought that would have been a good idea. Again, fairly basic and not up to a 5 star leading hotel standard. I felt like it was not my job to explain to a Hotel Manager that the enjoyment of one group of guests should not come at the detriment of another. He offered to take off the last restaurant bill but that was not going to appease two very tired and disgruntled guests.

Abu Dhabi is a competetive market and if the Beach Rotana wants to be recommended then a big shake up of management is desparately needed. The " ground" staff are polite, friendly and try to be helpful bu they are not being lead by effective systems and management. I certainly would not stay there again and suggest that readers check out the many hotels available.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank oztravellers1
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Novo Hamburgo, RS
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2011

Top quality Hotel. Friendly crew, clean to the top, nice beds and pellows, superb shower! # 1 Breakfast! No cons, Unforgetable experience!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled solo
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Thank capetry
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Fouadhamade, Manager at Beach Rotana, responded to this review, 10 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor.

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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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2011

Excellent Hotel, friendly staff, very nice beach,very good food,good service

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank 155019Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2011

I went to this hotel to spend my new year eve. The Christmass decorations were still in the lobby and you could feel the spirit even if outside were 30 degree. The room was modern, large and clean and I had many choices for dining: from Japanese to German, Italian or a nice Seafood outlet.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank livans74
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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:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#17 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#18 Spa Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#26 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#29 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#31 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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