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Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

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P.O. Box 12452, Al Ruwais, Sir Bani Yas Island 00945, United Arab Emirates
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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waterloo
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

If you live in Dubai, you are spoiled with fantastic hotels. In this context, even if Anantara is a beautiful hotel, there are others from the same level (and better) in Dubai. The good side of the hotel is the outdoor. If you plan to stay within the hotel, don't bother the long 3.5 hours boring drive. But if you... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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94 reviews 94 reviews
28 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is not a resort to spend tons of time in the room or at the pool or at the restaurants, because all of those things are quite average or below. What is amazing about this place is all of the activities on the island - horseback riding, mountain biking, scuba, etc. The resort is just a means to spend... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted a short break which involved relaxing and activities so this hotel seemed to fit that perfectly. The hotel was in good condition, although was much smaller than I had hoped. The rooms were large and spacious and well up to Anantara specs. The pool area was nice but the lack of a swim up bar and the service... More 

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Cambridge
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An oasis in the desert... Comfortable hotel surrounded by greenery with lots of activities to do for children and adults. Front desk manager has the best customer service we ever had in the Middle East! Thank you you made our short break perfect!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have just come back from a lovely stay at this hotel. Service is great, rooms are huge, clean and have great view. They have nice restaurants with good quality food. I love most the breakfast ... They offer many desert activities. We did biking, wild safari and Archery. They do have horse riding and others. Our stay was great... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted a short break that did not involve flying but ticked all the boxes for something new and wow factor. Picked the island of Sir Baniyas which is about 2.5hours drive from Abu Dhabi. The island overall is simply wow, especially when we are used to wild lives and animals beyond the house pets and camels you see on... More 

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GM-Anantara-SBY, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful feedback and for choosing to stay with Anantara. This island is such a unique and stunning environment which offers a refreshing contrast to the busy city life. We hope that you took away some wonderful memories and return home with new zest and a deep desire to return. Best regards... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This amazing resort is definitely worth experiencing and we were fortunate to be upgraded to a 2BHK pool villa.The service is impeccable.Guest requests are promptly taken care of.Staff is extremely courteous & helpful.The buffet spread is exhaustive.Awesome family getaway with so many activities to fill your stay.The Spa experience is divine as well.

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GM-Anantara-SBY, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for sharing this really wonderful review. In particular we're grateful that your praise and appreciation for our staff is so generous. We have a fantastic team here and we are so proud to welcome guests to this extraordinary island. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back soon. Mark Eletr Cluster General... More 

Abu Dhabistaymonth=1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived on a Thursday night from Abu Dhabi (~2hours by car + 20 minute ferry), and only had time to spend 24 hours at the resort, but managed to do the early morning Wadi Walk, Horseback Riding, Land Sailing, and Wildlife Safari. The guides were amazing, and the hotel staff members were very pleasant. The restaurant was great and... More 

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GM-Anantara-SBY, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share this wonderful review, you certainly managed to see and experience many of the wonderful things possible on Sir Bani Yas Island. We definitely agree that more time is needed in order to see everything and we certainly hope to welcome you back soon and to takeaway all the... More 

Melbourne
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a little reluctant to share my views on this secret getaway because I'd like to keep it all to myself, but I think the incredible staff at Desert Islands deserve to have me say just one more time how amazing they are!! Our airport pickup was ridiculously seamless and the front desk staff were very helpful- Ms Maria... More 

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GM-Anantara-SBY, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mr and Mrs Murray, We're thrilled to read this fantastic review, thank you so much for taking the time to share your secrets and the discovery of our incredible island. In particular, we thank you for making note and praise for some of our superstar associates. They will be acknowledged and thanked for going above and beyond to make... More 

Abudhabi
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The personnel at the hotel and during the activities provided exceptional quality of services and level of attention towards our satisfaction. Everything was smooth and very well done. Great location.

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GM-Anantara-SBY, General Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to share this superb review. The team is really happy to learn you had such a wonderful time and enjoyed the Excellent services during your stay. We hope that we can welcome you back for another enjoyable stay. Best regards Mark Eletr Cluster General Manager Anantara Sir Bani Yas More 

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