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Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort

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Eastern Island, Sir Bani Yas Island 12452 United Arab Emirates
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Observe elegant gazelles and Arabian Oryx as they make their way through the lush savannah. Located on the remote island of Sir Bani Yas, Anantara Al Sahel Villas are an intimate cluster of 30 luxurious villas, inviting you to embark on an authentic wildlife experience.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Free shuttle or taxi services
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Heated pool
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Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
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Eastern Island, Sir Bani Yas Island 12452 United Arab Emirates
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Memories Not Things wrote a review Mar 2020
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom245 contributions30 helpful votes
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Having spent a few days in Abu Dhabi, Sir Bani Yas Island was an incredible break in the peace and quiet! Sir Bani Yas is a natural island which has been developed into a wildlife reserve and conservation area. As I understand it, there are 3 hotels on the island all under the Anantara brand. We stayed at the Al Sahel Villa Resort which was exactly what we wanted. It has only 30 villas set within the bush, so you are surrounded by stunning wildlife. We had a Pool villa, where we could sit in the pool enjoying a cocktail early evening and watch the various small mammals a stone's throw away. You can go out on a guided safari, which was amazing, although somewhat surreal, as the animals in the reserve are not native to UAE. It's not like your big game safari in Africa, however there is the opportunity to see the likes of Giraffe, Buffalo and big cats. The villas and communal areas are finished to a very high standard and immaculately clean. As with most experiences I have had in the region, the service was equally high quality. The villas are spacious and we had a bedroom area as well as a lounge area and a small dining area and a large bathroom. On our deck, beside the pool, there are also a couple of seating areas under the shade of the canopy. There is also a large communal pool with some sun loungers adjacent to the main hotel building. As with the rest of the hotel, it's a lovely spot and well maintained. The food in the restaurant was very good and in a beautiful and relaxed setting overlooking some bush land. You can also use the restaurants in the other hotels on the island and the hotel will provide a free shuttle service. We took advantage of this one evening and enjoyed a seafood meal at Desert Island Resort & Spa... although happy we made the right choice to stay at Al Sahel! It is by no means a cheap accommodation, however we felt it was well worth the cost and would happily return. We paid £550 per night. As you would expect, alcoholic drinks etc are not cheap... if you're a fan of a pre-dinner G&T I would suggest taking advantage of Duty Free as you arrive! If you found my review useful, please follow me @Memories_Not_Things
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Response from LightPacker741974, Manager at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort
Responded Mar 10, 2020
Dear Valued Guest, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts by Anantara, Thank you for taking the time to complete the review in such a beautiful and elaborated version following your recent stay with us. We were delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were particularly pleased by the hospitality and genuine service from our team members and we will definitely recognize their excellent job. The team and I are very much looking forward to welcoming your return to Anantara Sir Bani Yas Resorts in the near future for another memorable experience. Sincerely, Rachid Bakas Director Of Rooms
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arunkumar926 wrote a review Mar 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
Took a long awaited staycation with family and enjoyed the total experience .Thanks to Rachid and the excellent staff at Al Sahel and the totally different experience we had with the teeming fauna and flora at the resort .Well done team
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from LightPacker741974, Manager at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort
Responded Mar 5, 2020
Dear Mr.Arun, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts by Anantara, Thank you for taking the time to complete the review following your recent stay with us and with such a touching title. The island is indeed a very unique location with a unique set up and we were delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were particularly pleased by the hospitality and genuine service from our team members. The team and I are very much looking forward to welcoming your return to Anantara Sir Bani Yas in the near future for another memorable experience. Sincerely, Rachid
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SidA2710 wrote a review Feb 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates205 contributions152 helpful votes
Weekend getaway in October 2019: Every single step, right from booking the hotel to leaving the property was wonderful. The setting of the villas in idyllic, and be it having breakfast with peacocks for company or to have the animals come by to your small private Jacuzzi / pool to quench their thirst, the property is unique and has an its own charm. Several dining options across the island, not limited just to this hotel complex, to chose from. As much as i would like to delve into details, I hope you will take the plunge and book a room and experience it. Have a great stay
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from LightPacker741974, Manager at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort
Responded Feb 9, 2020
Dear SidA2710, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts by Anantara, Thank you for taking the time to complete the review following your recent stay with us and with such a touching title. The island is indeed a very unique location with a unique set up and we were delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were particularly pleased by the hospitality and genuine service from our team members. The team and I are very much looking forward to welcoming your return to Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa in the near future for another memorable experience. Sincerely, Rachid Bakas Director Of Rooms
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mansoua wrote a review Jan 2020
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i loved the sense of peacefulness the park provided. The park was beautiful, breakfast are so good and loved the cycling around the island. I felt the rooms could be much better considering the price of the room per night
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from LightPacker741974, Manager at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort
Responded Jan 27, 2020
Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts by Anantara, Thank you for taking the time to complete the review following your recent stay with us. We were delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were particularly pleased by the hospitality and genuine service from our team members and we will definitely recognize their excellent job. The team and I are very much looking forward to welcoming your return to Anantara Sir Bani Yas Resorts in the near future for another memorable experience. Sincerely, Rachid Bakas Director Of Rooms
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russell_gonzaga wrote a review Jan 2020
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I could not ask for more. Please refer to previous page. All in all as my son was saying. It was HEAVEN in Island of UAE. The best experience we have had for the past couple of years. I/we hope to be back someday! Keep up the good work!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from LightPacker741974, Manager at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort
Responded Jan 12, 2020
Dear valued guest, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts by Anantara, Thank you for taking the time to complete the review in such a beautiful way following your recent stay with us. We were delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were particularly pleased by the hospitality and genuine service from our team members and we will definitely recognize their excellent job. The team and I are very much looking forward to welcoming your return to Anantara Sir Bani Yas Resort in the near future for another memorable experience. Sincerely, Rachid Bakas Director Of Rooms
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PRICE RANGE
$357 - $866 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United Arab EmiratesEmirate of Abu DhabiSir Bani Yas Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
30
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Savannah Grill, Olio, and Al Shams.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.