Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa(5 stars)

P.O. Box 12452 Al Ruwais Sir Bani Yas Island Abu Dhabi View on map

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27 hotel reviews

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  • Hotel in general
    5.7
  • Room
    5.8
  • Service
    5.7
  • Location
    4.6
  • Food and Drinks
    5.6
  • Sport & entertain
    5.2
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Hatem
Very good hotel, a bit overpriced though
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2014
We went on a couple weekend me and my wife, the hotel is simply AMAZING. The staff is very generous and friendly, the facilities are very well maintained, and the cleanliness and organization is immaculate. A couple of downsides though: 1) The prices are very high, dinner buffet was extremely expensive for the amount of dishes they offered. 2) The beach activities were virtually non-present compared to the nature of the hotel. Everything you asked for was (non-available) or requires (48-hour prior booking). I mean seriously come on, I am going on a beach vacation and will have to worry ... about making a 48 hour advance booking for a simple snorkeling activity? Not so cool !!!-) read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Mohsen
Adventure & Relax
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • April 2014
Recommended for singles and families. The hotel offers a wide range of activities such as Safari adventure, Biking, Horse riding, Archery, Nature walk, Sailing, Kayaking.. etc. All activities are subject to age and availability (prior booking is required/better). Two or three nights will be enough to enjoy all the facilities there. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.5
    Quality of the beach
    3.0
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    4.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    1.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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Peter
Enjoy your holidays in the animal conservatory
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Other stay
  • April 2013
Hotel on an island, very quiet. Nature stands in the foreground. Nice excursions in the the island. Around the hotel wonderful, large park. Decoration in the foyer a matter of taste, in my opinion a bit excessive. Fantastic evening buffet, one time per week with seafood : Hummer full! Room with a wonderful terrace. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.5
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    4.3
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    2.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Bernd
Really beautiful hotel, great food, pleasant staff
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2012
It was fantastic. A great well-kept hotel left no wishes unfulfilled. From the first minute, we have at comfortable. Who vacation for relaxing looks for is in the right place here. Especially the spa is very recommendable. Big praise we would also like to the kitchen deploy. Have 2 kilogram souvenir on the scales to take home. The rooms are very spacious, very clean and well equipped. Very friendly staff and a very attentive, german speaking manager, mr Thomas, the impossible possible made. The safari was very interesting and you get a lot of information on the island. Many thanks ... to the entire anantara team. We will be back! read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.8
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Volker
A hotel, in everything is right
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • November 2012
We have on arrival comfortable, and in the course of the week we are again and again pleasantly surprised have been, as unobtrusive and efficient procedures in the hotel were. Without exception were all of the staff friendly, polite and otherwise yet in a good mood. The rooms are very spacious and well equipped, the restaurants of high quality, the pool area spacious and very well laid out. Everything is very well maintained, and the excursions on the island were interesting and fun. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    4.5
    Proximity to shopping areas
    1.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Bojan
Fairytale hotel on desert island
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2012
A hotel located on the island far away from any source of nuisance. Resort type hotel, the only one on the island, perfect for weekend retreat and relaxing. Great pool, cute beach and ideal for weekend breaks. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.7
    Quality of the beach
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Location
    4.2
    Proximity to shopping areas
    1.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Linda
Great Luxury Family get-away
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Countryside & spa
  • September 2012
Our family had a lovely weekend break at Sir Bani Yas Island. We took the safari ride and enjoyed the wild animals and also partook of the equestrian facilities and had a great ride on some beautiful horses with knowledgable guides. The spa was high quality and the staff were extremely accommodating. We liked that the hotel is smallish and we never felt crowded out. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.3
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Natalya
Must have
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • August 2012
Staying at the hotel was amazing. Friendly management that cares about you from the first step on the ground. Our reserved room was upgrated to the higher cathegory upon availability. Rather unique place in terms of nature. The hotel team provides with the opportunity to have like Safari tour. Flamingo, gazels and others animals you can see very close. Long beach, calm and romantic atmosphere. Pool villa has its own pool where you can stay whole day. Interior looks luxury. Room servise worked very fast. Trip to the Island also gives a good chace to travel there by the small ... private jet for the reasonable price. To reach the hotel from the centr of Abu Dhabi takes only 30-40 minutes. I would recoomend to stay at the hotel even during summer time. Inspite of the heat (mid of august) the impression is very good. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    5.7
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.3
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Mohammad
Great service and nice complex!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Other stay
  • August 2012
My siblings and I wanted to in conclusion our uae stay again switch off correctly and this can be on sir bani yas more than good. The service is perfect, even if here and there small faults serotoninergic, you forget these fast, because of the sensational service. We have every day a offered activities use, which contrary to the statement other guests value for money (kayak and safari in particular). The complex leaves all together no wishes left, even if still air upward for the luxury segment are. Each of the hectic everyday life just for 4a 5 days escape ... want, whether with or without family should after sir bani yas! From the first second vacation at it's best! read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.7
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
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Jennifer
Closest experience to an African safari in UAE
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Other stay
  • July 2012
Sir Bani Yas was established to provide a home to then-endangered animals such as the Arabian oryx and later housed other animals. We visited this hotel during Ramadan which unfortunately limited us a bit in terms of being able to openly consume food and drink despite it being in the peak of summer. We took a discounted hotel package which included flights on RotanaJet which left from Al Bateen Airport and it was lovely to see Abu Dhabi City from the air, particularly the view of the Grand Mosque which looked close enough to touch. I think we mentioned that ... we were celebrating my birthday and the hotel left a small cake and bowl of fruit in our room. We took a game drive around the island and saw lots of oryx, ostrich, giraffe, llama, gazelle, etc but no cheetah, sadly. We also visited the ruins of the christian monastery and kayaked the mangroves. It's possible to ride a bike around the island but it was too hot. I believe some standalone villas have been completed on the island so it's possible to stay here instead of the hotel complex. If you enjoy solitude and nature, Sir Bani Yas is a good destination but it's probably more enjoyable during the cooler months. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    3.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    4.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Location
    3.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    1.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    3.0
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Archived reviews

These are not counted into the current average review rating, as the journey took place more than 25 months ago, or the hotel has completely changed.
Beate
Safari vacation in the luxury-class archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Other stay
  • May 2012
Top class-hotel - location, decor, service, staff - absolutely commendable. Absolutely nothing to criticize! Rooms tastefully and very clean and huge. Hotel atmosphere recalls Safaristil, you feel like in Afrika the colonial period, only much fine. Offer at trips to the animals optimal. But also only as pool- and wellness vacation very suitable. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Charly
A the best holiday stay archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • February 2012
The only thing shortcoming on this great island beforehand. The very long transfer (loosened by the ferry), after setting the Flugtransfers is required. Compensated this is however because of the really very nice Island with its reserve (really very beautiful Safaris with competent Rangers). And of course, by the hotel, the really 5 stars more than earned. Dream area; very beautiful room; very good food in buffet form or à la carte; attentive staff ( read the guests the wishes; excellent and competent management, the only Personalfehler more than good made. Respect! We regretted only 3 days on this island ... to have spent, as each day more than filled was! We missed, in comparison to other, nothing. Certainly, we become this island again next year visit. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    0
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Karin
Dream vacation! Everything was OK! Gladly again! archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2011
Gladly again! Great Resort! Great food! Absolutely accommodating staff! Nespresso machine and daily water and cookies in the room. Beautiful safari! Has its 5 stars absolutely deserved. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Swantje
Sensational hotel archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • September 2011
Not too big hotel (about 70 large deluxe rooms, 6 junior suites and 4 royal suites with their own pool and Butler service) in the Arabic/African refined style. For children the kids club is offered with all day care. Directly shot at the kids Club is the fitness center, with ultra modern devices (treadmills are equipped with a private air conditioning!). Directly at the pool there is a good fish restaurant (indoor and outdoor areas) and by the pool a pool bar, the snacks available. In the hotel (indoor, as well as the outside area) there is another restaurant with ... a very good selection of wines and a kitchen, a kulianische mix of Orient unfrock and European Delights available. The breakfast buffet is more than enough, wide-ranging and freshly prepared. the deluxe rooms are equipped with flat panel TV, iPod, iPhone Ipad and loading facilities. Either the deluxe rooms are equipped with balcony and beach chairs or small Veranda (are) and front garden, a direct access to the pool area. Evenings on the lawn (a little above the pool) a canvas screen for the children constructed, this evenings a movie for children see and on ' Fatboys ' rest could. Behind the suites by the pool the area is located on the other Side hotels great spa area. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    the size of the rooms is fantastic and perfectly adequate. If you are looking for more space required a junior or royal suite grab something back. Rooms are located on the furthermore a Nespresso machine, coffee maker, and water. Evenings you get lovely baked cookies, as betthupferl, enough. The condition of the furniture is new, modern and of high quality. A free internet Internet access is offered in the library.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    As mentioned above, very good service, very good kitchen and excellent assorted wine List! ☺ newspapers for breakfast.

  • Service
    5.0

    the staff are very attentive, helpful, very discreet and all together very professional. Solely, the pool staff is from time to time a little surly and a bit clumsy, which was probably at the madness of the heat. ☺ the rooms to be twice a day lovingly prepared and arranged. The amenities in the bathroom are very good quality and every time filled (unnecessary shower gel, Shamoo and hair conditioner! Take). dealing with complaints is the Neightportern a bit hard... We had twice a night power outage, which unfortunately the air conditioning and that wasn't great!). But very energetic inquier further, we preferred to spend the night in a upgrade room...

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    The pool will chilled, which is fantastic! The beach chairs by the staff with towels for the guests prepared and adjusted. Showers are by the pool and at the beach. The toilets by the pool or restaurant very well maintained and are equipped with great Flowers-water-Bowling. ☺

  • Hotel
    6.0

    Not too big hotel (about 70 large deluxe rooms, 6 junior suites and 4 royal suites with their own pool and Butler service) in the Arabic/African refined style. For children the kids club is offered with all day care. Directly shot at the kids Club is the fitness center, with ultra modern devices (treadmills are equipped with a private air conditioning!). Directly at the pool there is a good fish restaurant (indoor and outdoor areas) and by the pool a pool bar, the snacks available. In the hotel (indoor, as well as the outside area) there is another restaurant with a very good selection of wines and a kitchen, a kulianische mix of Orient unfrock and European Delights available. The breakfast buffet is more than enough, wide-ranging and freshly prepared. the deluxe rooms are equipped with flat panel TV, iPod, iPhone Ipad and loading facilities. Either the deluxe rooms are equipped with balcony and beach chairs or small Veranda (are) and front garden, a direct access to the pool area. Evenings on the lawn (a little above the pool) a canvas screen for the children constructed, this evenings a movie for children see and on ' Fatboys ' rest could. Behind the suites by the pool the area is located on the other Side hotels great spa area.

  • Location
    5.0

    Well-Kept facility, direct at the beach and very friendly and attentive staff (except for the staff by the pool...). The beach is through breakwater protected and direct bathe possible, however you can go swimming 100 meters further into the sea. the drive from Abu Dhabi airport takes about 3 hours by car, with the water airplane 45 minutes you are in there. The check in date completed port with either Embarkation to mini-ferry or by catamaran (higher transaction, but very elitist!). if you arrive by plane is the carriage of baggage on 10 kilogram per person reduced. Four years ago the hotel was the inn of the sheikhs of Abu Dhabi and his death deprives the Sheikh family has passed the island the hotel a Foundation, the this hotel has to be rebuilt. The island is used as a refuge for species extinction bedohten and is well worth a visit for interested and families. as it in September especially hot in the Emirates is, well below what the hotel and it didn't give us especially liked. Solely the Arab weekend( Thursday on Friday) was a little more by the pool los. As everywhere in the Emirates romp in the hotel pools locals with its children. As already mentioned, this was not too bad at all. options for shopping there are no, except in the hotel itself. Also a nightclub flash. Excursions Cater maran in, circular flights, Kayak tour, mountain biking tour or safari tour (led by foot or in jeep) can be booked through the hotel.

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Renate
Plenty of animals walking by archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2011
The hotel is a good size, not to many rooms/villas. We stayed in an upstair room which gave us a view over the pool/well maintained garded - out to the sea. Once checked in at the mainland jetty, it takes about 1 hour to reach hotel with the boat and bus. The hotel is still secluded - which obviously will change sooner or later, if the next two hotels will open up soon. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    The size of room is as expected, the beds are wonderful to sleep in. International channels, sports channels and local TV Stations are available. The balcony is covered and gives shade to relax. There is always ample drinking water placed in the room. W-Lan is free for a certain period.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    The Samak restaurant offers a nice variety on fresh fish to choose from the bar - or by the menue. There is a lounge set up at the beach front with sofas and chairs, offering drinks and shishas and allows to sit back and relax and enjoy the stars in the sky. If you are lucky a wild gazelle is walking by.

  • Service
    6.0

    As check in is done on the mainland, once arriving at the hotel, it is a quick move to the room. The pool staff was very very helpful, as I managed to injure myself (own fault!)

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    Various sports activities are offered. We chose the wildlife drive early morning. It was really worth getting up so early. The tour guide we had was very knowledgeable about wildlife, the island itself and many more topics. We even saw 2 cheetas. The pool was nice, but it felt to warm (31°) to cool down. Not a lot of shade is offered in the pool.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    The hotel is a good size, not to many rooms/villas. We stayed in an upstair room which gave us a view over the pool/well maintained garded - out to the sea. Once checked in at the mainland jetty, it takes about 1 hour to reach hotel with the boat and bus. The hotel is still secluded - which obviously will change sooner or later, if the next two hotels will open up soon.

  • Location
    4.0

    The beach is not exactly what I had expected, we could not swim in the sea due to low tides. Once the sand "bags" will be overgrown, it hopefully looks nicer. I do understand the reason for their installation though. Without them - the sand would be washed away.

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Josef
great vacation, good service, not crowded archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2011
In every respect to convince, long journey if no flight possible, staff very well trained and very attentive, safari informative, there are also many possibilities for entertainment and action read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.7
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Location
    5.5
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Petra
Dream vacation archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2011
The hotel has on a Island. If You relaxation and luxury loves to be there. On the island is just this hotel and a great many animals. Are different activities offered, such as safari trip or a very bows and arrows. Clean hotel with great service. However, it is of course the guest at the first place. Friendliness there is very large written. also a big compliment to the transfer. It has everything worked wonderfully. Even the cars recommendable and clean! it was a really great vacation and can only be recommended. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Wolfgang
No five star hotel archived
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • June 2010
The hotel is built very nice, but. maybe lAGs at the time of the year. there were only a few guests in the hotel were, were the service and gastronomy extremely limited. During our stay was only fish restaurant open. We had breakfast on the first day in the room, on the second u.3. Day to our request against the main restaurant for 2 hours. There was no breakfast buffet and no dinner in buffet style. Rolls and bread were from the day before or again the bars. 1 sort sausage salty and inedible, 2 types cheese, Egg dishes ... were okay. also the selection in the restaurant during dinner left a lot to be desired. since you could hardly get off the island whcih, is of course a good food particularly important. in the leftover the check-in process swimming pool very nice, but not air conditioned about 35- 38° and the ocean was the swimming nearly impossible because of the sand bag barriers. we had initially 6 days, but left after 3 days and to the desert resort ' Bab al shams' risks, this has really 5-6* star rating. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    2.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    3.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    2.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    2.0
  • Service
    2.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    1.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    1.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    3.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    3.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    2.0
    Quality of the beach
    2.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    2.0
  • Hotel
    4.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    4.0
  • Location
    2.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    1.0
    Distance to the beach
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    2.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    2.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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Michaela
5 star were a bit other archived
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • April 2010
the hotel lies on a about 2.5 hours away Island by car from the airport Abu Dhabi. Afterwards it went with a boat transfer to the island. The island was located in a nature reserve (gazelles, antelopes and white other, rare animals), excursions are only with the possible Rangern, but very interesting. the hotel itself was just about to 50 per cent occupied. We had half board booked, in the morning there was buffet (selection according to the hotel standard) and in the evening à la carte. Quality of the beach was very good. cleaning of the rooms should ... have 2 day, but the cleaning just before the start of the dinner, so that we (and probably also the other guests) in rooms were. Beds were not detected. during our stay my lunch was by the pool once forgotten and the service was generally rather bad. The birthday of the Familienmitgliedes stay was ignored. In the follow-up hotel in Abu Dhabi congratulated you even later! We had expected, and I assume, that in this hotel category such as standard belong should. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    3.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    3.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    2.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    3.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    5.7
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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