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Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island

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Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi 643660 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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#14 of 166 hotels in Abu Dhabi
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4.8
Cleanliness
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Service
4.6
Value
4.5
Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island invites you to experience pure luxury in a sublime, opulent palace setting. Situated on the pristine white sands of Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, what really sets Rixos Premium Saadiyat apart is the fact that it is the first All- Inclusive concept in Abu Dhabi and the most successful fully integrated resort in U.A.E. Before immersing yourself in the awe-inspiring attractions of the UAE's capital city, why not venture through a culinary journey and experience flavours from around the world from one of the many on-site restaurants. Take in the unique live entertainment offerings seamlessly blended into the resort and catering to the preferences of guests of all ages. Whether you'd rather invigorate your senses in the tranquillity of the spa, tread footprints in the sand along the pristine private beach or make a splash in the water park, adventures at the hotel are limitless.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Tennis court
Kids stay free
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kid-friendly buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Babysitting
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Hammam
Head massage
Massage
Salon
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
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Grade: 54 out of 100
36Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.75 miles
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Ma. River wrote a review Yesterday
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This hotel is the best! The place is beautiful and the food is great! What makes it more beautiful is their people, so professional and accommodating to all of our requests! Thanks to Kim, Clariz, Marc, Vergel and to every staff, good job!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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MsVie E wrote a review Sep 28
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Excellent service and all staff are kind and very attentive, Claris Mark Romel Kim Hafiz Vergil This staff are most excellent and they are really hard working team,this is was amazing and staff are all hospitable and kind I will come here soon and bring my family to relax enjoy ,and experience then place
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Dear Guest MsVie E, First and foremost we would like to thank you for the review you shared following your recent visit to our hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your expectations. Our staff welcomes each guest with the Rixos spirit and strives to assist in any possible way to ensure everyone has a pleasant stay, it is indeed very rewarding to read that you have appreciated their genuine helpfulness throughout your holidays among us. Thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday and very much look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the future like you were taking care this time or even better. Best regards Burcak Orak General Manager
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Princess Dianna Shine wrote a review Sep 28
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Amazing staff and amazing hotel! The place is really clean, food were great with so many varieties to choose from. The beach is very clean and so as the pool. The spa treatment is to die for. But most of all, we've never seen staff so accommodating like the staff of this hotel. Thanks to Kimberly, Marc, Clarish, Sailesh and Rommel! You guys are the best. We will surely be back because of you all!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Dear Guest diannaa724, Thank you very much for sharing this detailed review of your recent stay at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island. We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your stay and certainly agree that our dedicated staff plays a key role to our guests' overall experience. The entire team works very hard to ensure that we deliver a high standard of service and a warm, memorable experience.  Once more we thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday and very much look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Best regards Burcak Orak General Manager
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David & Elaine wrote a review Sep 28
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In summary if you haven't stayed at this hotel you just don't know what you are missing. Team @ RIXOS Premium Saadiyat Island go above and beyond to make your holiday so enjoyable. We would like to acknowledge the support and assistance which we were shown by all the staff in the hotel but in particular Booking and Front Office: Pardeep, Ahmed and Isabell (so welcoming and accommodating) Cleaning of our room: Norman and the others involved who we never meet (the room was immaculately cleaned every day) Around the pool/pool bar Ahmet, Yagmur, ECE (most entertaining, good fun and helpful) Ausang (ensuring towels were available and refreshed) and Vicky (for delicious cocktails) Restaurants: Roxanne (Peoples and Mermaid) & Kim (Peoples and Aja) who were so friendly and helpful. The food selection in all the restaurants was just delicious and beautifully presented. Looking forward to our next visit. David and Elaine (Northern Ireland)
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Dear guest DWOandEW1960, First and foremost we would like to thank you for the praising review you shared following your recent visit to our hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your expectations. Moreover, we thank you for your kind words towards our staff, we are glad to hear that they all contributed to your wellbeing whilst staying among us, from the Front office team, doing their utmost to guarantee smooth check in and check out, to housekeeping team, doing their utmost to guarantee spotless accommodations and installations at all times. We are thrilled you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for making us your choice hotel when visiting the area. We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon. Best regards Burcak Orak General Manager
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Hannah V wrote a review Sep 27
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A beautiful modern hotel! We are a couple with no children and We have just completed a weeks stay at the Rixos in Abu Dhabi. Having previously stayed at the Rixos on the palm in Dubai which is as lovely, the Rixos Abu Dhabi has a lovely relaxed feel the moment you enter. All staff where polite always saying hello when you walk by and nothing was too much trouble. I do feel check in could have been a little bit more welcoming and check out was fine although we wasn’t asked how our stay was but overall a average experience. We had a swim up room which was modern and beautiful. Everything you needed and anything extra needed was just a call away and with you within minutes. Our only comments on the rooms are a Nespresso machine would be a lovely extra touch especially in the upgraded rooms Our downside and biggest moan is we had a life guard that sat outside our pool all day every day. And when we say sat outside he may aswell be sitting next to our sun beds he was that close to our room and outdoor area. We even brought this up with reception and they said they would ask him to move but he stayed next to our poolside the whole week. Was really disappointing as we actually only used it once in the whole week because of this. We felt there was no privacy to having the pool which is why we booked the swim up room. We understand that as there are children they may need to be a lifeguard but maybe the hotel should be more mindful when booking these rooms. Either all children to one block and one block of adults then a life guard wouldn’t be needed. Or they could have put a family next to the lifeguard and put us more down the row as they are rows of 9 rooms and only 1 life guard at one end. They also have a rule that no swimming in the pools after 630 which we found strange as we haven’t had this rule before at other hotels with swim ups. Around the pool is a lovely relaxing area. Although this is a children’s and adults hotel the children where no bother and we didn’t feel like we was in a full on family resort. The staff are amazing with the children aswell but are attentive to the adults only couples also. Fresh fruit, cold towels and ice lollies where brought round by the waiters on skates throughout the day every day. A lovely touch. The service around the pool was amazing and the outstanding Emet( we think this was his name) is a absolute asset to the hotel. He made sure we had beds everyday and drinks always by our sides. Nothing was to much trouble. When he was working we didn’t once have to press the service button to request a drink! Although they where there on emets days off when we pressed the service button (all be it sometimes twice) the service is first class when he is working! The beach is beautiful with crisp white sand and crystal clear seas. Just a note that there is no waiter service down by the sea but there is a bar at the top of the beach which you can get drinks from. Our evenings we spent mostly outside seated in the lobby area where they had different singers each night. I would say the service was alittle slow in this area and being such a large area more staff could be on hand. Pacific was great the last 2 nights with serving us. The service buttons around the pool which are available to you would be great on the beach and around the outside lobby area. The lobby bar is grand and they serve drinks in a beautifully presented way from coffees to Gins and Turkish teas. All al a carte restaurants are good, the Japanese being our favourite with the best food and service. The seafood restaurant was also lovely. I would say the food overall in them all could be better and a better selection. The Rixos at the palm definitely exceeds on the food front here from selection and presentation- the restaurant where more like fine dining than a standard restaurant. The Buffett restaurant would be our only let down and gripe for us to this hotel and would make us consider whether we would return. The service was very mediocre, there wasn’t much life in the restaurant and was almost a little depressing especially at dinner. We felt the food for lunch and dinner was pretty much the same every day and evening. No real different dishes. Everything also was luke warm or cold. Although there was a lot of option (and maybe just not to our taste) when it’s the same for lunch and dinner and then again day in and out this would make me evaluate if we would come back. For children as well every sitting they only really had a choice of chicken nuggets, pizza or pasta. I would recommend if the buffet stayed like this to go to the ‘peoples’ restaurant for lunch and then either the a la carts for dinner or going out, the buffet is that much of a deflation to the hotel. Overall we had a lovely stay and we are contemplating coming back next year with our new born but the buffet and general standard of all food of the hotel is putting us off returning at the moment, especially when we would like to go somewhere for 10 nights I don’t think with the food quality this is something we would do.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 3 days ago
Dear Guest hannahv 751, Thank you very much for the time you spent to share your personal impressions of your stay at our hotel. We always welcome feedback, as it allows us to continually improve the experience we create for our guests. We were very saddened to read your disappointment with the dining experiences, at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island we know that meals are an important aspect of our guests' overall holiday experience therefore we will make sure to take your comments into account to improve in this aspect of our services. On the other hand thank you for your very nice compliments for our team, they do work very hard every day to make sure our guests feel well attended to at all times and definitely are an asset to our hotel. We will certainly relay your praising comments to all of them and we are sure they will be pleased to know their efforts have been appreciated. Once more we thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday and very much look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Best regards Burcak Orak General Manager
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Marla wrote a review Sep 27
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The hotel architecture is stunning, elaborate chandeliers, marble floors, Arabian arches lead to winding stairs, fountains and a pristine white sandy, beach. The sea water is bath water temperature. Staff are lovely, the food is both indulgent and healthy, with dishes from local to international. Try the teas in the late night cafe/bar - fantastic, exotic combinations. And everything was all inclusive. The rooms are nice although the decor wasn’t as lavish as the lobby and hallways may lead you to expect. Try the aquarobics, yoga and surfing classes, we really enjoyed these. Honestly, this is an unbelievable place.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Dear Guest Marlabay, Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent visit to our xxxx hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your holiday expectations. Thank you for pointing out the beauty and comfort of our newly refurbished accommodations designed to make our guests' stay as comfortable as possible with design furniture and the latest technology, being fully aware that an attractive accommodation plays a key role to our guests' overall holiday experience, we are therefore very pleased to read that you were satisfied with yours. "Our goal is our guests to have an overall excellent experience and we are so happy to know that we succeeded! We truly hope to see you again soon!" Best regards Burcak Orak General Manager
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Lawrence B wrote a review Sep 27
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Lovely hotel and excellent service. Wonderful food and drinks with lots of choice. But if you are looking for a relaxing holiday, don't go there. At precisely 12:00 every day, the poolside music blasts out of 10 large speakers which surround the pool and bar complex. This goes on until 5pm. Impossible to ignore and Impossible to relax. The hotel management would not respond to requests for the music to be turned down. It spoilt my holiday as there was no real alternative to being at the pool. The beach was not particularly inviting and it was extremely hot out there with sun brollies fixed in position. If you like nonstop loud music all day long then you will be fine. Otherwise please be prepared for a disappointing holiday
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dear Guest LawrencebS3929OD, The vision of our clients is the key to complete guest-satisfaction, therefore we are very grateful for the time you spent writing this review. We have taken good note of your comments on the music by the pool and sincerely lament the disturbances caused and will not fail to share your comments with our head of leisure for information and further revision, at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island we believe that leisure and sport activities are part of the real holiday feeling but also understand that not all guests are willing to take part into our entertainment program therefore we always ensure that an area of the hotel remains noise free for those guests who prefer to relax and read. Thank you again for your visit and constructive critics, our primary goal being to assure our guests feel comfortable and fully enjoy their visits, we are eager to regain your confidence during another occasion if you gave us that chance. Best regards Burcak Orak General Manager
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Simon B wrote a review Sep 26
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We booked this holiday whilst Covid was very prevalent in the UK. Whilst we were unable to travel we decided to save up our money to enable us to visit somewhere different and special. Abu Dhabi wasn't on the top of our list necessarily, however we got a great deal and decided that even though it wasn't the perfect time of year to visit(due to the extremely high ambient temps) we should go. What a great decision. Yes it was hot, but the hotel is fully air conditioned, so that was not a problem at all. The pool area and beach were immaculate. The kids pool and play area really well looked after. The grounds are 'manicured' to excellent standards. The hotel inside is absolutely beautiful and stylishly decorated. And lastly the staff. All the staff we had the pleasure to deal with were and are an absolute credit to the hotel. From the gardeners and workmen, through to the concierge and waiting staff. Big praise for the pool crew and the People's restaurant staff. Thankyou all for making a great stay. Bravo
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Guest Simon_betts100, First and foremost we would like to thank you for the review you shared following your recent visit to our hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your expectations. Our staff welcomes each guest with the Rixos spirit and strives to assist in any possible way to ensure everyone has a pleasant stay, it is indeed very rewarding to read that you have appreciated their genuine helpfulness throughout your holidays among us. Thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday and very much look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the future like you were taking care this time or even better. Best regards Burcak Orak General Manager
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Mishael A wrote a review Sep 26
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia4 contributions
What a wonderful time I had spent at Rixos! everything was perfect as Rixos used to be . I booked for massage on Ajana Spa , with Gurlana , she was amazing, the massage was one of the few greatest massage I ever had. This service is not included in the Accommodation package like ( Sauna, Steam room, snow room , Jacuzzi) I have spent an amazing 5 nights at Rixos. Still there are minor things to be improved: 1- Cleaning room service, very slow, it took more than 4 hours to reach my room to be cleaned! But if I call they would come at the moment. 2- Buffet, no choices for kids , no area for kids , Usually, Rixos has a special buffet for kids 3- kids club, needs to be similar to other Rixy clubs! In spite of that it still deserves the 5 stars review. I would like to thank Mr. Ali at the room reservation, he gave me was so helpful + patient+ gave a great offer .
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Don’t miss the Spa , it is amazing, 2 sections one for women the other for men ( in the all...
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Dear Guest mishael34, First and foremost we would like to thank you for the review you shared following your recent visit to our hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your expectations. Our staff welcomes each guest with the Rixos spirit and strives to assist in any possible way to ensure everyone has a pleasant stay, it is indeed very rewarding to read that you have appreciated their genuine helpfulness throughout your holidays among us. Thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday and very much look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the future like you were taking care this time or even better. Best regards Burcak Orak General Manager
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millyj1975 wrote a review Sep 25
Dublin, Ireland33 contributions37 helpful votes
This hotel exceeded all expectations. Its stunningly beautiful and as soon as you walk through those front doors you are made to feel so welcome. Every single member of staff contribute to this hotels success and particular mention has to be made to the following; I have quite a few. In particular I must mention the gardeners and lifeguards who do a fantastic job and probably don't get the recognition they so deserve. Individually I wish to mention the following: Anjana who cleaned our room for the duration of our stay and was brilliant, so thoughtful and thorough (room 3439), Chinthaka, Ismail and Rain at the pool bar - always smiling and fun and a pleasure to be around, Engin and Manish in Turquoise restaurant, again an absolute pleasure to chat to and have a bit of fun, Priscillah and Samadhi at the pool who were always on hand with towels before we had even reached our sunbeds, Hamzara in the Italian restauarant and Romell and Kim in Peoples. All brilliant and a credit to the hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Dear Guest millyj1975, We sincerely appreciate you taking a moment to share your experience with us. We are delighted to have exceeded your expectations. Your wonderful review motivates us to continue to maintain the high level of service we strive to offer to our guests. It is our great pleasure to read your kind words about our team members and we are all hoping to welcome you again, hopefully in the near future. Best regards Burcak Orak General Manager
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$465 - $937 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United Arab EmiratesEmirate of Abu DhabiAbu Dhabi
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island
Which popular attractions are close to Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island?
Nearby attractions include Saadiyat Beach (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include Olea, Sontaya, and Maté.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island have airport transportation?
Yes, Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Arabic.