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“Que Sera ladies”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Beach Rotana

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Beach Rotana
Ranked #33 of 129 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
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Toowoon Bay, Australia
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“Que Sera ladies”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

We made a stop over on return journey to Australia in September 2012 to break up the long journey but would certainly return to Beach Rotana at Abu Dhabi. There was nothing that we could fault, the staff were so attentive and friendly and helped us in every request we had.
The Zen Spa was a wonderful relaxing experience after having 3 weeks of touring around south of France. We were also amazing how wonderful the food was in the hotel dining room, such a variety and again staff there was so helpful, even the chef popped out to say hello everytime we were there.
Definitely one of the friendliest hotels we have stayed at unfortunately we only had a couple of days but will certainly return.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank CAROL R
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Jalal N, Manager at Beach Rotana, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Dear CAROL R

Thank you for the very nice post on Trip Advisor.

It was nice to read that you enjoyed your stay and found our colleagues accommodating to your needs.

It was also pleasing to note that you enjoyed the Zen Spa.

We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Regards

Jalal Nasser
Director Of Rooms
I/C Of Beach Rotana Suites
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

Rotana hotels and their staff always makes you feel like as your are staying at your second home. we are member with rotana since many years and never let you down always ready and looking to serve us better and better always.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Jalal N, Manager at Beach Rotana, responded to this review, October 13, 2012
Dear Jacques E

Thank you for the very nice post on Trip Advisor

The team and i were very pleased to read that we were able to deliver first class service and give you the feeling of being at Home.

We hope to welcome you back in the very near future to the Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi.

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Jalal Nasser
Director Of Rooms
I/C Of Beach Rotana Suites
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

i loved the friendly staff.. i loved the room.. i loved the view from the room.. i loved the service.

very nicely decorated large rooms.. one of the best in abu dhabi.. great value for money.

very rich breakfast included in the rate.

in general the food experience was amazing.

the only thing that i didnt like was the 90 Dirhams charge for the internet per day.. thats ALOT.

otherwise, can't find anything to complain about

Room Tip: try to get a room with sea view
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jalal N, Manager at Beach Rotana, responded to this review, October 13, 2012
Dear fayrouz

Thank you for the very nice post on Trip Advisor

It was nice to read that you enjoyed your stay and found our colleagues accomodating to your needs and that you liked the room and the buffet breakfast

We hope to welcome you back in the very near future to the Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi.

Regards

Jalal Nasser
Director Of Rooms
I/C Of Beach Rotana Suites
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

Perfectly relaxing haven from the hustle bustle of the big city.

We stayed here for a week, and this is one of my favourite hotels so far. I can't recommend a visit here strongly enough. Everything about the rooms and communal areas was immaculate. The beach area was small, but never got busy, and the same with the pool area too. No mad rush to reserve seats, just perfect white sands and clear blue water which was about the temperature of bath water. The only thing that was a potential let down was the building work that was going on at the opposite side of the lagoon- not noisy, but just not a great view. However, Abu Dhabi pretty much has building work going on everywhere at the moment, so can't complain.

Reception staff were really helpful, arranging cars as and when was needed. The staff in the restaurants were really friendly too, and used our names after learning them on the first day which really added the personal touch.

The main restaurant was buffet, which an always be hit and miss, but here was impressive, top quality food. We also ate at Prego, the Italian restaurant which was fantastic, and again the staff here were very attentive.

Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Jalal N, Manager at Beach Rotana, responded to this review, October 13, 2012
Dear jenniferlou1

Thank you for the very nice post on Trip Advisor.
It was nice to read that you enjoyed your stay and found the staff accommodating to your needs.
It was also nice to read that you enjoyed essence ,Prego's,reception service and the recreation facilities.
We hope to welcome you back in the very near future to the Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi

Regards

Jalal Nasser
Director Of Rooms
I/C Of Beach Rotana Suites
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012

I stayed at the Beach Rotana last week just for one night. As I was promoting my company I had been busy all day with meetings. From the moment I arrived, checked in I felt relax and comfortable. I was waiting for my check in process to start and a Front Office staff came to me with a beautiful box of Arabic cookies. I was touched and made my waiting more enjoyable. In the evening i was catching with a friend who's starting a company too, we had dinner at the steak house, the meat was delicious and the service was efficient.
The following morning I had a very important meeting, as i was ready to leave for it I got stuck inside my room. The Safety chain on the door was blocked, i called the operator and within few minutes the team was on site trying to solve my situation. Under the leadership of mr Ramzi Alaawar, Assistant Director of Front Office I was able to be right on time for my meeting with a very important potential client. I am extremely grateful for his and his team efficiency.
What makes a memorable stay is the emotional experience you live during your stay, I would to say a big thank you to all the staff for their kindness and attention to detail.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Jalal N, Manager at Beach Rotana, responded to this review, October 13, 2012
Dear FHuet

Thank you for the very nice post on Trip Advisor

It was nice to read that you enjoyed your stay and found the staff accommodating to your needs.

I was also pleased to read that our colleague Ramzi was attentive to your needs and assisted you throuout the stay.

Your commendation as well for Rodeo Grill was passed on the the restaurant team and they were pleased to learnj that you had a nice experience with them.

We hope to welcome you back in the very near future to the Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi.

Regards

Jalal Nasser
Director Of Rooms
I/C Of Beach Rotana Suites
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

This hotel is amazing. We have stayed at many hotels throughout the world, but would say that this is one of the best. The service and attention to every detail was exceptional. The staff were friendly and helpful. There were many restaurants to choose from, private beach, swimming pool, spa, business centre. The hotel has access to Abu Dhabi Mall which is handy for shopping. We found the price of meals consistent with a 5 star hotel and nothing to complain about. If you want cheaper meals the mall has a food court.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jalal N, Manager at Beach Rotana, responded to this review, October 13, 2012
Dear Procom2106

Thank you for the very nice post on Trip Advisor.

It was nice to read that you enjoyed your stay and found our colleagues friendly and helpful.It was also nice to read that you enjoyed the variety of restaurants and the link to Abu Dhabi Mall as well as the recreation facilities, spa and business centre.Thank you as well for your comment about the consistent pricing of the meals at our restaurants.

We hope to welcome you back in the very near future to the Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi

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Jalal Nasser
Director Of Rooms
I/C Of Beach Rotana Suites
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2012

This hotel is simply a delight. I am sure it helped that we were upgraded from a classic suite (55 sqm) to a premium suite (145 sqm) upon arrival, which has a truly cavernous main bathroom with Jacuzzi, proper jungle strength shower head (and a small bathroom with a smaller shower), but the overall feel of the place is just to so homely, yet proper. The staff are brilliant without exception, the breakfast buffet is wonderful (don’t overlook the cinnamon brioche next to the juices). Like another reviewer said, very cheerful and still very proper but never stiff.

The beach is 120m long and faces the pretty much completed-from-the-outside Sowwah Square construction development on the other side of a wide canal. People do water-ski or paddle on it occasionally. On weekends you may find 20 people in the beach water and 30 in the large main pool. On weekdays much less. The poolside restaurant for snacks, salads, cock/mocktails is very good, as are the other restaurants as far as we could tell. Room service is fast and very good. There is a popular shaded baby pool (0.5 m) and a nice little shaded playground, plenty of sun loungers on stone, on grass, under palms, under umbrellas and with full-on sun (used by many carrot-coloured people to my horror).

One can walk into the huge Abu Dhabi Mall directly from the hotel (in the back where restaurant Prego is). The mall has everything including a giant Coop hypermarket for groceries and cheap everything, if one does not like the branded shop prices, tucked underneath the mall. Ask for directions from the main entrance. There’s also a Tim Horton’s Café and Bake Shop next to the main mall entrance facing the street, which one can reach by leaving (!!) the hotel. Otherwise this is the kind of hotel you don’t feel the need to leave at all, safe for perhaps visiting the Grand Mosque, or maybe the Marina Mall/Heritage Village/Yacht Harbour complex on the seafront.

What could be better: As others have commented, check in /check out is sloooow. 4 computer terminals to do this just is not enough and there are queues which makes the all-important first and last moments a little tense. Please put in more computers! It is a very big hotel, which you don’t feel inside where it’s just cosy, but from the street you notice what a sprawling complex it is. (If given the choice opt for tower wing, not beach wing. It’s newer.) The other thing is that the person who cleaned the coffee mugs in the room seemed to only lightly wipe over them after use, so there’d be a sticky bit where someone with lip gloss drank from it?? Easy to fix no doubt.

We’ll stay there again. Family with one small kid.

Room Tip: choose the Tower Wing
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Jalal N, Manager at Beach Rotana, responded to this review, October 13, 2012
Dear Enjoyingmytrip

Thank you for the very nice post on Trip Advisor.

It was nice to read that you enjoyed your stay and found the staff accommodating to your needs.

I was pleased to read that you enjoyed our recreation facilties and the link to Abu Dhabi Mall.

Your recommendations for our Front Desk were passed on to our Director of Front Office who thanked tyou for your valuable feedback .

Once again thank you for your time and We hope to welcome you back in the very near future to the Beach Rotana, Abu Dhabi.

Regards

Jalal Nasser
Director Of Rooms
I/C Of Beach Rotana Suites
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Property: Beach Rotana
Address: Beach Rotana Hotel 2 St | Connected to Abu Dhabi Mall, Abu Dhabi 45200, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Abu Dhabi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#17 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#20 Spa Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#26 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#31 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#33 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Beach Rotana 5*
Number of rooms: 565
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 30 minutes away from the Abu Dhabi International Airport and 90 minutes from Dubai International Airport. Home to the prestigious Abu Dhabi Trade Centre complex, our Abu Dhabi Beach Hotel is directly linked by an exclusive passageway to the over one million square feet Abu Dhabi Mall - the capital's most renowned shopping mall, which houses international brands, a 6-screen Cineplex and entertainment venues. ... more   less 
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