Location: Abu Dhabi – UAE
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: jumeirah.com/…/jumeirah-at-saadiyat-island-resort
Rated as one of the best beach resorts in Abu Dhabi, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort definitely deserves its good reputation. The hotel is located right on the stunning beach and offers five star facilities. As you would expect from a Jumeirah property, we were greeted with a smile and the staff made us feel at home right from the first moment we stepped in. I immediately knew that this stay was going to be an amazing one … and it was … let me tell you why.
First of all, location location location… Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort is a beach resort with a prime location on Saadiyat Island. The Louvre museum – an architectural master piece – is only a short drive away. The city center of Abu Dhabi is 20 minutes away. Do note that the hotel is offering complimentary shuttle service to the Abu Dhabi mall and the sister hotel Jumeirah at Etihad Towers.
As you know, I visited Jumeirah properties before and was impressed by all of them. They definitely know how to treat their guests and service here is on a very high level. Most staff members remembered my name which made me feel like a VIP guest. Every time I met someone, they were all very warm yet professional.
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort is one of the newer hotels in the area. Everything looks brand new and feels very ‘2020’. The contemporary minimalistic style is noticeable all over the resort and I loved it. The lobby area is luxuriously designed with some nice features such as the impressive glass blown chandelier which reflects the different colors of the Arabian Guls. The chandelier also refers to water.
We stayed in an Ocean Deluxe room and were pretty impressed. The room was very comfortable, had a good size and had all the amenities I would expect at a high level five star hotel. I appreciated the minimalistic design. The beds are among the best I have ever slept in. It was great to hang out in the room and we couldn’t hear anything from the neighbors. The view we had was the best we could ask for, watching the ocean while enjoying the sun was a blast!
The luxurious bathroom featured an oversized walk-in shower and separate (gorgeous) bath tub! Fancy toiletries were provided. Everything was very clean. They maintain their rooms in an excellent way, several times a day your room will be cleaned and turn down service is provided every night.
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island not only has room, there are villas as well. They are the perfect choice for families. The villas have their own pools.
There are a lot of fun things to do here at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island! The pool area for example is just stunning. This is the perfect place for adults to relax and unwind. Palm trees, comfortable loungers, etc. it’s all there! There’s a separate kids pool as well. During the day, soft music is playing which creates a great atmosphere. I must highlight the nice temperature of the water. The beach at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort is mind blowing! Some even refer to the beaches of the Maldives. with natural white sands and turquoise clear waters. I could spend here days. And spending some hot days at the sea, you need to drink a lot! A very cool thing about this resort is that each guest receives a water bottle which can be refilled at the many water stations all over the resort. The plastic free mentality is pretty impressive. It seems Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort does care about the environment and encourage the guests to think about it. Very nice!
Kindly note that as a Jumeirah guest you have access to the Observation Deck at 300 which is located at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers. From up here, you have stunning panoramic views over Abu Dhabi at 300 meters. Very impressive! There’s a complimentary shuttle service available at several times a day to/from Jumeirah at Etihad Towers and the Abu Dhabi Mall which is the place to be for shopping.
The Talise spa area is one of the nicest I have experienced. The place is just beautiful … It is like entering a world of pure relaxation. Fantastic, I loved it! Decorated with high quality materials, relaxing music and the most wonderful staff … This is how every spa area should be like! I thoroughly enjoyed my treatment here. The therapist was a professional and advised me to use the steam room before she started the treatment. A great advice! It definitely stimulated the muscles. I felt like reborn after the treatment, like I could handle the world 🙂 I highly recommend to book a spa treatment here! Oh, by the way, you can use a vitality pool after your treatment to even more relax.
Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort has several dining options. Let me start with ‘White’. This is the buffet restaurant and is definitely an eye catcher! Decoration is fantastic, the way they combined the colors with all the decoration and furniture is lovely. We were both very impressed and not only by the decoration, also the food was just delicious. Each morning, they serve a delicious breakfast. It is one of the best breakfasts I have ever experienced. All the food items were of such a good quality. The large buffet will please anyone. Make sure to check out their frozen smoothies! You will love them! I didn’t have lunch as the food from the breakfast buffet was so good and I just had to try everything 😊 At night, there’s an East meets West buffet with show cooking stations.
We had lunch at Mare Mare. This beach side Italian cuisine restaurant is the perfect spot for a delicious lunch with sea views. The semi open restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere and offers only the best of the best! The tartare di salmone which came with vzenere rice, figs, goat cheese and polenta crisp was delicious as was the Carpaccio di branzino… a sea bass ceviche with a citrus truffle dressing and pistachio. Thumbs up for chef de cuisine, Simone Federico!
At night, I had dinner at Tean, their signature Levantine restaurant and is known for grilled spiced meats and seafood, all prepared the traditional Levantine way. The Head Chef, Mahmoud Bayoumi, is a true professional and makes sure each guest will have a great time. The Samak Seabass fillet tasted wonderful. It was perfectly prepared with olive oil, sage, garlic and butter. The smoked shallot was a perfect match! Of course, we tried a selection of yummie mezze, a must try!
A stay at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island is always top notch… Of course, it’s a Jumeirah property after all! I can not say enough good things about this resort. Location is great, food is yummie, rooms are luxurious and the service level is unseen. Highly recommended for a luxurious Abu Dhabi getaway!