Hotel Beach Rotana(5 stars)

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332 hotel reviews

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  • Hotel in general
    5.5
  • Room
    5.4
  • Service
    5.4
  • Location
    5.5
  • Food and Drinks
    5.7
  • Sport & entertain
    5.1
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Kieran
Disappointed with no free Wi-fi
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Singles
  • City break
  • August 2014
This is a very big hotel and it is generally very nice which is why I was very surprised to find that Free Wi-fi in my room was not included in "my package"! I can't remember the last time Wi-fi was not included as I now regard it in a similar way to hot water and electricity and don't ask if it is included. There was free W-fi around the Beach Club but the quality was so poor it was impossible to use. Ironically the hotel send me a welcome email which I couldn't read until I got to my ... next hotel in Bangkok which provided free Wi-fi! read hotel review
  • Room
    4.0
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    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
  • Location
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Gerard
Great Hotel to discover Abu Dhabi and to relax
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • City break
  • May 2014
The Beach Rotana Hotel has a very helpful and competent staff. The Abu Dhabi Mall has an internal connection with the hotel. The Big Brown Bus has a stop in front of the main entrance of the mall. The hotel has several restaurants which are offering a variety of meals from German Bratwurst up to Haute Cuisine. Furthermore disposes the hotel of a big pool and a small beach planted in a lovely garden The hotel offers also the possibility of various water-sport activities PADI read hotel review
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • 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
    5.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.7
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • 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
    5.8
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Patricia
Fantastic Location and Great Beach
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2014
Booked this hotel on a special offer which included full breakfast so it was excellent value for money. Ideally located in the Tourist Club Area and right next to The Abu Dhabi Mall, one of the oldest malls but still has all the usual shops. It has a few restaurants and food court but depending on what you want not that brilliant. There mongolian restaurant located within walking distance, which serves excellent food and the hotel is also located within walking distance of other hotels and restaurants. If you decide to use the hotel facilities it has a range of ... excellent restaurants and offers for happy hour but it can work out expensive. Tip always opt for local bottled water rather than the expensive bottles they always try to serve you. Very easy to get to Al Maryah Island which also houses some famous restaurants and has a lovely promenade with events at most weekends. Beach access is great. The water is clean and you dont have jet ski's disturbing you.unlike at many of the other beachfront hotels in Abu Dhabi. Great place to relax and unwind for the weekend, with easy access to facilities to do as little or as much as you want read hotel review
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    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
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    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
    5.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Amir
Best Location for Shopping
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • City break
  • May 2014
I would choose to stay in Rotana again The price is very reasonable. Staff is friendly and courteous. One push of elevator button can transfer you to one of the best mall in the world. Marina mall is only 10 minutes drive away. 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
    5.8
    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
    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
    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
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Joan
Excellent hotel
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2014
Excellent hotel but a little disappointed when initially reception said our room wasn't available after a long flight even though we had booked an extra night to ensure early check in was available!!!! But they upgraded us which made up for this initial disappointment . 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
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    3.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • 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
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Location
    4.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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Petra
City break at the beach
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • City break
  • May 2014
We were pleasantly surprised with the convenient location of the hotel for discovering the city combined with the leisure options. Friendliness of the staff and their willingness to accommodate us even though we arrived well ahead of check in time made our stay even better. 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
    4.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    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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Kerensa
Great service and best restaurants in town
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Business trip
  • May 2014
I always look forward to returning to this great hotel for business OR leisure. Staff is very friendly every time I walk in the lobby, from the valets to the room service employees, I am thrilled with their service. The only issue I ever had was with loud people outside my hotel room at night 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
    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
    5.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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Alexander
Great 5 Star Hotel
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • City break
  • May 2014
Great Hotel beside the Mall of Abu Dabhi, nice decoation. Good swimming pool and privat beach. Excellent Breakfast, with a lot of choose. A lot of TV channels and good amenities. Not far from the center. If I stay again in Abu Dabhi I would stay here again and bring my family. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    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
    5.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Competence (handling complaints)
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.8
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Location
    5.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Michele
Where to stay in Abu Dhabi?
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2014
If the rooms are not as somptuous as they were in 2005 and the next years, the hotel remains the best place to go to in Abu Dhabi for its very convenient location (discovery of the city, shopping, not far from the airport). All you want is to go back! 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
    5.8
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    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
    4.5
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    2.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Quality of the beach
    5.0
    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
    5.3
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Location
    5.8
    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
    5.0
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Dave
Enjoyable Stay
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Business trip
  • April 2014
Excellent location not to far from the Corniche and directly connected to the Abu Dhabi Mall. Several restaurants to choose from with varied cuisines. Great variety on the breakfast buffet. Staff is welcoming and friendly. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    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
    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
    5.5
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Ann
Birthday Weekend
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Proof of booking
  • Other stay
  • April 2014
Check in took a long time but we were upgraded to a suite. Our "suite" was rather small. I really wonder if it was an upgrade. Went for a birthday brunch. The brunch was amazing and the kitchen staff brought me flowers. Very nice. The fitness center is very nice. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.5
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    4.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • 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
    4.3
    Competence (handling complaints)
    3.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    5.3
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Khaled
All what you need is around you
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Other stay
  • March 2014
Very nice hotel in the city center of Abu Dhabi where you are surrounded by whatever you need. The hotel facilities are very good with a huge swimming pool and beach as well. Different restaurants the hotel and around the hotel. 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
    5.8
    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
    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
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Doris
Hotel with great pool but a few weaknesses
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • March 2014
Hotel is stylishly furnished and generally very clean. Around the pool bar there was free WLAN. The lobby is very impressive and the most evenings with classic live music (piano and violin). Guest structure differs greatly. Mostly, you see business people but also beach lovers or families with children. They were strongly represented during the first days and rather less afterwards. In the hotel there are almost daily meetings, lectures etc. mostly several ones per day. But you barely notice that. The elevators are very fast. read hotel review
  • Room
    3.0

    Please note that the assessment is for our standard room. For another room, it might have been a bit better. When we arrived, we had asked because of the construction site. We were immediately upgraded for €35, - per night (which means for our stay €800, -), which we thankfully declined. On demand he gave us a room on the other side of the construction site, which, at first, made us very happy. When we saw the room, we very disappointed. It was a very dark room. Due to the illness of our children we unfortunately had to stay some days in the room, which was a nightmare. You needed light even during the day, because it was too dark. The rest of the equipment was good. Water boiler, safe etc. was in the room. Unfortunately too little space for clothes etc. available. I have never had such few space on all trips I ever made. There was a closet with a few hangers (probably thought for suit, etc.). A dresser the TV was above, with 2 drawers. We didn't need any air conditioning. The room temperature was very pleasant when the air conditioning was off. Room service was most of the times very good. Depending on who cleaned it, we got towels for all (2 adults, 1 toddler, 1 baby), otherwise less. In most cases, someone came in the late afternoon to ask if you need something. If you were not in the room, the rubbish bucket (with 2 children with diaper it was always full) was emptied once again. A point of criticism is also the child's bed. For a baby it was much too deep. I could not use it (1.65 centimeter height), because I could not lay my baby in it and could not easily get it out. It is more for a toddler. I can only recommend to anyone with a baby to take your own baby bed with you. The room had a balcony but you could see only roofs and it was dirty. You couldn't walk barefoot. In general, I found it annoying that I could not plug in my own hair dryer in the bathroom. I had to blow-dry my hair in front of the mirror in the bedroom. There was a hair-dryer, but I was annoyed, because I had to constantly press on the button so I preferred to take my own. I found, that the sockets were arranged in a stupid way, anyway, now it does not help anymore. Definitely bring a converter, if you need electricity (loading mobile phone etc.). In the bathroom there was already wear marks visible and a basic cleaning would be urgently needed. You see, that they always wipe dry (in the tub, not around the toilet where the showers sprayed out) but not always clean thoroughly. The staff will probably have no time for that. The size of the bathroom was sufficient. I must highlight the great free items such as shampoo, conditioner, etc. which were good products that my husband used gladly.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    After my bad experience with the staff just at the beginning I was really angry and we always had dinner outside. So I can only judge the breakfast and it was excellent. There was a large selection. You really got everything. Different sorts of bread, some muesli, fruit, yogurt, hot and cold food (also not typical food for breakfast like spring rolls, antipasti etc.), a huge kitchen counter (with donuts, pastries, bagels, hot cinnamon rolls etc.), etc. The prices for beverage were generally expensive but this was already mentioned before. Everything was kept very clean and in general good refilled. There are many restaurants where also non-hotel guests have dinner.

  • Service
    4.0

    The majority of the people was very friendly (thanks to them we give 4 suns and not 3) but unfortunately there were a few negative exceptions. Especially at the front desk I found most of the people not very friendly and this is actually the first impression you get when you arrive at the hotel. The staff around the pool area, however, I found was the kindest one. 2 big critical points: 1. In the restaurant was actually always the same staff. But unfortunately they could not remember (except for the breakfast on the last day), that we need a high chair and drink 2 cocoa. The topic high chair surprised me somehow, because I am used to get a high chair from the staff automatically, when I come for the third time to breakfast. MJ in the restaurant was very nice. She came over now and then, smiled at the children and sometimes addressed them friendly and could also remember their names. 2. We bought postcards. At the first time, when I wanted to send them, I met a very nice concierge and paid only 3 Dirham. On the other day I wanted to send further postcards and another concierge sent me to the hotel shop to buy stamps. There they cost 5 Dirham. I paid and then when I got out I saw that there was 3 Dirham written down. I asked the employees, why I had to pay 2 Dirham more. He was very unfriendly and said that this is just the way it is and then he faced away. I was speechless. As I asked again the concierge he said that these stamps cost 3 Dirham but you have to pay 5 Dirham for it. And he indicated by his tone, what I now actually want. Now, I pay on one day 5 Dirhams for the card and stamp and on the next day the whole amount only for the stamps. That annoyed me in that moment and also the reaction of the staff was unprofessional in my opinion. If somebody says, for example, that there is a surcharge, because you have to pay fixed costs or whatever, the customer would not leave having such a bad feeling. Worst of all are statements like 'that is just the way it is' and the unfriendly tone, because I even dare to ask. We unfortunately had to go to the nearest hospital due to illness of the children. This was the Al Salama hospital. Definitely take a passport with you. The furniture is old but the doctors were competent. We were in the emergency room and further transferred to the pediatric unit. After a payment of 200 Dirham (cash) it was our turn, although there were others people waiting. They prescribed us a lot of medicine which we would not have needed in such a volume, according to our doctor at home, but in this case, rather too much than too little. For Abu Dhabi you definitely need good knowledge of English.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    A large pool area and a children's pool. Both had a temperature of 29°C when we travelled there. The narrow beach was right in front of them. You could comfortably lie on the beach chairs, behind the game tower, so you have the beach right in front of you and the pool area next to you. Several previous reviews have criticized the width of the beach but we found it more than adequate. The pool was clean. There were several lifeguards who were very attentive. Splashing in the pool or hanging at the pool side was immediately whistled. In the pool there was also a swim-up bar. You could get served food and drinks to the beach chair. What I really didn't like were the tiles in the entire pool area which were extremely slippery when they got wet. You had to be careful to not fall down. Best solution is to wear thongs to the pool and back. I can only recommend to have a look into the changing rooms. I have never seen something like that. Unfortunately, we only had a look at them on the last day. Among other things, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath, huge dressing rooms with lockers, hair dryer, showers and everything beautifully equipped and clean.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    Hotel is stylishly furnished and generally very clean. Around the pool bar there was free WLAN. The lobby is very impressive and the most evenings with classic live music (piano and violin). Guest structure differs greatly. Mostly, you see business people but also beach lovers or families with children. They were strongly represented during the first days and rather less afterwards. In the hotel there are almost daily meetings, lectures etc. mostly several ones per day. But you barely notice that. The elevators are very fast.

  • Location
    5.0

    From the airport to the hotel it takes about 30 minutes. The hotel itself is located in the Abu Dhabi Mall. You can get directly into the Mall from the hotel and don't have to get out. In front of it (separated from the water) there is the Cleveland Abu Dhabi clinic. The hotel is located on a side arm with a narrow sandy beach. The Big Bus Tour starts directly from the mall. On that tour you can see the most interesting sights. If you have time, I would highly recommend the 2 days trip. In doing so, you can split the 2 different tours. Which are unfortunately not timed very well among each other. One tour starts every 30 minutes, the other one only every 90 minutes. So you do not leave the bus, if you want see something more closely. There are not many interesting things in the immediate vicinity. By taxi etc. however, everything is well reachable. You can always get a taxi in front of the mall. Prices are very cheap in comparison to ours. The hotel can be found very easily by telling the taxi driver the Abu Dhabi Mall. There are currently no public transportations, such as metro etc. Riding a bus is, according to the tourist guide, only recommended if you know your way around. Families who want to make a walk with the stroller from the hotel, forget it. We tried it but had to give up. The surrounding area is not designed for strollers. The kerbs are much too high, you must constantly have to carry it, from the kerbs back down or it is too narrow. That works better in Dubai.:-)

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Saeed
Good hotel and quality service
  • Recommended hotel
  • Singles
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2014
good hotel and quality service, i came all the time even in all other rotana hotels in abu dhabi and dubai and al ain. i like the rooms, food in all restaurants, service and i also like the people working in rotana 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
    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
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    6.0
  • Location
    5.8
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Giorgio
Great hotel with almost perfect service.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • December 2013
We arrived at the hotel we were immediately by the friendly and courteous staff. The lobby, at the first sight. Fantastic. It is lots of marble and granite processing. The hotel with the numerous restaurants is designed so, that the actual size of the hotel didn't have any negative noticeable. Only the adjacent building site and these are in Abu Dhabi numerous, mind from and to. Much more is the constant noise of the ventilation systems in the outdoor area annoying, which after some time overheard. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    The rooms are modern and comfortably furnished. The room size for 2 adults and 2 children is more than adequate. The rooms have a balcony. The bathroom was also big and has next to a shower also a bathtub. Shower gel is sufficiently provided. The temperature of the air conditioning can be adjusted or the area can also be switched off. Mineral water is provided.

  • Gastronomy
    5.0

    Next to the 'normal' restaurant where breakfast, lunch and dinner, there are many other restaurants (for example, bavarian, steak house, asian, etc.). The quality of the food was excellent and of a high standard. There is something for every taste and the cooks go on special requests. The choice is large and varied. Only the drinks, as i was in a different heading wrote, are relatively expensive. The restaurant is clean and well maintained. The service was uncoordinated and is lagging behind the otherwise so high standard afterwards. In our opinion the waiters had no defined area around you should pay. Often we are within a short time of two different waiters asked, whether we still coffee. Sometimes came despite so much staff much to for a long time nobody. Here, the hotel definitely catching up. Good we found however, that with half board the choice is, if you are gone for lunch - or dinner want.

  • Service
    3.0

    The staff is very hard, was always friendly and courteous. The english language one gets accustomed also relatively quickly. The rooms are daily cleaned several times. The entire hotel makes a tidy and neat impression. In the air is the scent of incense. Which only bothered me was, that we for 2 adults and 2 children (1.5 and 4.5 years) booked and the hotel the extra bed for the large into account wanted. After some discussion with the front desk the problem was to our benefit will be resolved. This situation is a 5 star hotel does not do it justice.

  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

    Next to the small and narrow sandy beach, the hotel has two pools. In the entrance to the grounds you get towels, which is very convenient. Alternatively, to the pool chairs at the beach or on the lawn. In the outdoor area are some bars, where you can get fresh beverages. But also here the staff could be more attentive. In the outdoor area is also a climbing frame. The tennis courts and fitness area we didn't use it.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    We arrived at the hotel we were immediately by the friendly and courteous staff. The lobby, at the first sight. Fantastic. It is lots of marble and granite processing. The hotel with the numerous restaurants is designed so, that the actual size of the hotel didn't have any negative noticeable. Only the adjacent building site and these are in Abu Dhabi numerous, mind from and to. Much more is the constant noise of the ventilation systems in the outdoor area annoying, which after some time overheard.

  • Location
    5.0

    From the airport Abu Dhabi are it with the car about 40 minutes up to the hotel. The hotel is directly connected to the Abu Dhabi Mall connected, what shoppingtourn a large advantage is. In the mall there are many fast food outlets (for example McDonald's). In the hotel there were many different restaurants and a pub present. Only the drinks are not cheap. A liter of water about 8 Euro, ein0, 5 liter wine proud 40 Euro. With the taxi you quickly and cheaply everywhere. The beach, the hotel directly and in few minutes is one on the beach chairs.

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Bahaa
Great hotel with great service
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Other stay
  • December 2013
Great variety of restaurants Prompt room service A superior hotel well located close to CBD The room was excellent, the staff amazing and the food was the best. The beach was very clean would recommend this hotel to all my friends The staff & facilities were top class. I also enjoyed eating in the Brauhaus. Location was also very central for the city. Nothing really. Of course it's expensive but you get what you get back what you pay for. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.5
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    3.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    3.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    4.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    4.8
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    4.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    3.0
  • Hotel
    4.8
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
  • Location
    4.5
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Simeon
Excellent hotel at great location
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • City break
  • November 2013
It was right choice to select Beach Rotana for our weekend break. Attached to famous Abu Dhabi Mall this place offers great combination of leisure and shopping. Nice beach but dirty,better use the big and well maintained swimming pool. Restaurants selection excellent,various types of food and nice atmosphere. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.3
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    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
    5.0
  • Service
    4.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    4.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    4.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.7
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Child care or playground
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    4.8
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    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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Christof
Lovely mini break to Abu Dhabi!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Translated
  • City break
  • November 2013
Stayed at the Beach Rotana for 6 nights in total, to watch the Formula 1 racing on the 3rd November 2013 at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. The hotel is characterized by its central location in the so-called tourist area of Abu Dhabi. The room was attractively furnished, spacious bathroom, working air-conditioning, safe, balcony. Minibar and wi-fi available, but quite expensive. Breakfast was excellent in terms of the times you could have it, the choice and taste. selection of restaurants and bars in the hotel. Great selection of various restaurants and bars at the hotel. Brewery, steakhouse and ... Italian absolutely recommendable - top quality, excellent service, very good atmosphere. Very well-kept pool area and access to a small private beach. Direct access from the hotel to the Abu Dhabi shopping mall. Central location ideal for a variety of excursions. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • 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
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.5
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    5.3
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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Chloe
5 star luxury from the moment you arrive
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Other stay
  • November 2013
All staff were friendly and helpful. Extremely clean hotel, well maintained with very luxurious decor. Rooms, restraunts, pools were beautiful. Breakfast was the best continental breakfast Ive had in any country/hotel. They even had dessert choices for breakfast! And everything was 5*- taste, presentation and choice. The pool os a lovely area, with a private (small ) beach. Ut nonetheless, if you want the feel of sand in your feet, its there. Pool has a bar which allows you to sip on the water. Table service with a bar food menu is available throughout the day- but it is more ... expensive than getting the equivalent from a bar/shop etc. You can sign uo for a rewards card and collect points, or collect etihad guest miles. (Maybe other airlines are available too). All in all; a beautiful hot3l I cannot fault. I have returned 3 times, with friends, family (inc.children) and couples. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    Spacious, clean. Comfy bed- good solid furniture

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    I could talk a lut breakfast again for another 5 minutes. BEAUTIFUL!! I still talk about it to anybody I know planning a trip to abu dhabi- I send them here. Somes days we could not stop tasting everything, we would have so much ate we wouldnt need to refuel until that evening!

  • Service
    6.0

    Friendly. Professional. Helpful. At all times.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    Beautiful pool and beach. Lovely large beach towels are provided upon signing in for a locker key. Change room facilites are spacious with a huge mosaic tiled jacuzzi inside, larger than a van! Sauna and steam room also available but I didnt use them. They looked like they were installed at a later date as they appeared small and 'portable like'. Not that this mattered, they just looked mini compared to all of the other lavish faciliteis! Clean pool and chairs were comfy and plentiful. Chairs were on paved area at pool on in grass area too close to the kids pool and play area. Very safe.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    All staff were friendly and helpful. Extremely clean hotel, well maintained with very luxurious decor. Rooms, restraunts, pools were beautiful. Breakfast was the best continental breakfast Ive had in any country/hotel. They even had dessert choices for breakfast! And everything was 5*- taste, presentation and choice. The pool os a lovely area, with a private (small ) beach. Ut nonetheless, if you want the feel of sand in your feet, its there. Pool has a bar which allows you to sip on the water. Table service with a bar food menu is available throughout the day- but it is more expensive than getting the equivalent from a bar/shop etc. You can sign uo for a rewards card and collect points, or collect etihad guest miles. (Maybe other airlines are available too). All in all; a beautiful hot3l I cannot fault. I have returned 3 times, with friends, family (inc.children) and couples.

  • Location
    5.0

    Walking from place to place in Abu Dhabi is not really heard of, and taxis are so cheap. So location wise- I cant fault it, everything is within reach. Dividing the hotel resort from the aparthotels is a mall. Which is very convenient as all you need to do is take any elevator to the mall level and there you are!

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Kay & Binaca
Arabian Nights for the 6th time!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • October 2013
Once again, it was a great holiday at Rotana Beach. There is a reason why this is our 6th visit. Friendliness and organisational skills leave nothing to be desired. Even our 6-year-old son was very happy and was well looked after. If he wanted something different to eat, then the food was freshly prepared for him, despite the buffet. The Oktoberfest and the great children's event 'Make a difference' was once again a great success and VERY WELL organised. Cleanliness and quality of the food were of course just as outstanding as always. A compliment to all 1200 staff in ... this hotel and especially to the manager. Keep it up. We are already looking forward to 2014! Questions are readily answered. 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
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
    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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