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Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort

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Al Ruwais, Sir Bani Yas Island 12452 United Arab Emirates
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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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#1 of 4 hotels in Sir Bani Yas Island
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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)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Free shuttle or taxi services
Spa
Concierge
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
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Shuttle bus service
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Non-smoking rooms
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Al Ruwais, Sir Bani Yas Island 12452 United Arab Emirates
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Abu Dhabi Intl Airport131 miSee all flights
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Natasha wrote a review Aug 2021
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My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights for my birthday in May. This is one of the prettiest hotels I've ever stayed in and it was such a delight to see the beautiful animals out and about in a peaceful habitat. The villas are beautiful, each comes with a small plunge pool which is perfect to cool off in during the peak afternoon heat with a nice bottle of white, deer, peacocks and gazelle will be frequent visitors. For activities, we did the night wadi walk and morning cycling with Kate and the safari with Ali. Both guides were fabulous, very knowledgeable and displayed a genuine love for the animals. One thing I will add though (and this really upset me) there is some construction going on and it is very obvious the people working the construction sites have no regard for the wildlife around them, they are driving their trucks fast and it is not uncommon to see dead hyrax on the road. This is extremely sad and stricter rules/ fines should be applied on them so they drive more responsibly. Another thing I was not too happy about were the enclosures for the hyenas, I wish the caretakers would enrich these enclosures much more to provide stimulation to the hyenas which are already showing some signs of boredom and distress.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, We would like to thank you for taking your time to share your experience with us and we are very happy to learn that you had an amazing time. We appreciate highlighting the team members who went beyond their normal duties to ensure you are well looked after and they will surely be recognized and praised. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best Regards Rachid Bakas Resort Manager
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SidA2710 wrote a review Feb 2020
Hamburg, Germany218 contributions172 helpful votes
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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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Jan_Ottenbourg wrote a review May 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates55 contributions14 helpful votes
For our wedding anniversary we decided to go to Sir Bani Yas Island and enjoy a short staycation at the Al Sahel resort. Our villa with plunge pool was perfect. Service and food were great. We especially enjoyed our Wildlife tour with Hanna and our romantic dinner at the Italian restaurant.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded May 12, 2021
Dear Jan, 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. Your encouraging compliments are certainly appreciated and have been passed on to our team who were thrilled to learn about you great experience and appreciative comments. Thank you once again for your valuable feedback. 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
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elf19872018 wrote a review May 2021
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates80 contributions86 helpful votes
My new favorite hotel in the UAE. Due to the pandemic I have not left the UAE for nearly 2 years and have thus spent my free time on staycations and this is by far the best one I have done. Whilst all the other nice hotels in the UAE are luxurious they become repetitive whilst when you stay at Al Sahel you feel like you've gone to another country. The pool villa is incredible, having animals roam around your villa, being able to feed peacocks from your plunge pool is just indescribable and an experience I will always remember. Looking out at a beach/sea is obviously nice but again, gets boring/repetitive but when you have animals roaming around you don't know what you're going to see next and its amazing. Service - excellent. Massive thank you to Preeti and Santosh at the resort, Saeed as the driver and Ali who was our safari guide. Each and every one was extremely friendly and helped make our stay a great one. Only thing which was slightly disappointing in the hotel was the food choice for vegetarians. The falafel sandwich at the Arab restaurant was terrible, you could tell the falafel hadn't been cooked fresh by its taste it was cold and stale. The Italian was a lot better but for people who like spicy food there wasn't any options. However the dessert choice in both places was fantastic, as was the service. I highly recommend this hotel, especially for those who love nature and also to those currently in the UAE and feel like they need to experience something "new" but cant due to the pandemic.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Responded May 12, 2021
Dear elf19872018, 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. Your encouraging compliments are certainly appreciated and have been passed on to our team who were thrilled to learn about you great experience and appreciative comments. Thank you once again for your valuable feedback. 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
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Leandri P wrote a review Apr 2021
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates46 contributions61 helpful votes
Fantastic resort to relax and spend some time in nature. The animals roam around freely with birds everywhere. It was truly one of the best experiences in the UAE. I would definitely visit the resort and the island again.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Responded Apr 29, 2021
Dear Leandri P, 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. 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 Bakas
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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 Amwaj.
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.