Rated 5 out of 5 by AlKhaja Where I seek my peace of mind
I have noticed their staff are generally happy about their employment conditions. Thats is the root cause why I feel welcomed. The more generous employer are with staff, the more generouse staff will be with visitors. I encourage employer to do more as its paying off.
My privacy is very important. So are my security and safety. This is where I have all three without any overlap.
The spa is a lovely experience
Keep it up
July 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MartynF1 Five stars plus
My wife and I wanted a brief relaxing weekend before she left for the summer. We chose the St Regis because of its beach location and reputation. We were not disappointed. Check-in was elegant and smooth, the room was a delight and a unique configuration with a fantastic bathroom. The sea view was beautiful. Service was top class and everything from service on the beach/pool-side to the wonderful meal in Turquioz was beyond our expectations.
July 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nangas Wonderful Family Holiday
We spent 7 days in Abu Dhabi. The service, activities and facilities were unbelievable. The best hotel Gym I have ever seen.
July 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Belle76 Superb!
A gorgeous resort - classy, chic & stunning.
Service level was amazing - attention to detail was impressive also.
I cant wait to visit again.
July 5, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Scot12324 Great facilities let down by small points which matter most
My family and I stayed at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island for 2 nights (Thurs & Fri) to celebrate my 40th birthday.
There is no doubt that the hotel is stunning and the facilities first class but the smaller, finer points remain in the mind the longest.
Check-in & out - too few facilities by far and sadly following the standard 5 star Middle East practice of alleged VIP facilities which ultimately delay the process and lead to stressful start and finish to your visit. You want to get in, and get out as quick as you can - don't plan on this being achievable.
Family pool - beautiful but beware a Friday afternoon when hordes of uncultured but extremely pretentious and demanding day-visitors descend to eliminate any element of tranquillity with defiant refusal to follow pool staff instructions and endless "give me" demands.
The room - double beds which sag into the middle and are painfully soft. AC which even at the lowest setting roars continuously without ever reaching your desired level of coolness, after 2 nights we were all praying for own beds at home.
Kids club - excellent - cant praise it enough
Sontaya - excellent although the waiting stuff can sometimes resemble a flock of lemmings. Food is terrific however.
Olea - great buffet which flatters to deceive. Hot courses are warm rather than hot, and the waiting staff all look like they'd rather be anywhere else than there.
Highlight of the trip - on Saturday morning 10am when the uniformed security guard at the family pool loudly cleared his throat like a south Indian cleaner and then spat the gloop into the ornamental pot close to the pool. Stuff of legend.
June 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NellyLuc Beyond expectations
Very high standards, a fantastic stay , cant find negative points. Very friendly staff and superb accomodation. We come defenitly back if rate is according budget.
June 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by llyn Great pool and lovely location
Had a lovely stay at the st regis, the rooms are nice and modern but welcoming and the adult pool was fantastic.
The changing facilities at the pools could use a bit more attention and more amenities for those who have already checked out but need to get ready. Also the check-in staff should give more details on the butler service - the tea and coffee and other items provided by them were great but we wouldn't have known about them unles we had specifically asked (so let people know).
June 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Locallal Super Saadiyat Island Experience
Kudos to Max Wiegerinck, Hotel Manager, for his well-trained staff. Each one we interacted with made our visit memorable. Special thanks to Vladimir Veljanovski, our suite butler, for making our anniversary extra-special by creatively decorating our room with a giant heart, lots of rose petals, delicious chocolates and cookies. Also, thanks to management of Sontaya Restaurant for giving us a special treat following our delicious anniversary dinner. In addition, the breakfast buffet at Olea is superb. The beach and various pool areas are excellent. We look forward to staying here again.
June 22, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by christiansen Great full feature hotel
Overall lovely hotel with great rooms, restaurants and location next to the Saadiyat beach.
June 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by loewe1 amazing
all our expectations were fulfilled. rooms, f&b, service, facilities, beach and golf were state of the art. we will come back.
June 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lati Heavenly stay
I stayed in St. Regis Saadiyat Island Abudhabi as a birthday gift to myelf and i will never regret it. I had
the best hotel experience ever starting by the friendly welcome by the concierge the check in life gaurds resturants services buttlers to room service, cleaners and mantainance staff. I never felt alone as everyone in the hotel made me feel as a special friend. the smiles and attitude of the staff made me put it on the top of my hotets list of highly recommeneded.
The best unforgottable stay (i am already planning for my next visit along with friends & family)
Thank you St. Regis
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by martha79 Very friendly and attentive staff
We really enjoyed our one-week stay at the St. Regis Saadiyat in Abu Dhabi. The staff was very friendly and helpful at all times which made us feel welcome. The rooms and the facilities are nicely decorated, the St. Regis beds are a dream and the beach at the hotel was beautiful and clean. The only minor downside was that the buffet was a bit crowded on the weekends. All in all, it was a wonderful and relaxing stay and I hope that we will visit again soon. Thank you to all the staff.
June 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dov707 Hotel was was in a stunning location
We would thoroughly recommend the St Regis to anyone it is absolutely mind blowing. The beaches are amazing, sea is beautiful. The service which was provided was 5 star and the butler service was also very good. The hotel itself is just beautiful!!!! 5 star.
May 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by sguirari Great stay
We enjoyed every minute of our stay! We just wished we could stay a little longer, the hotel was fully booked.
May 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fawaz71 Amazing Resort
Took my wife and the kids for a weekend getaway, the hotel was the cherry on the cake amazing amazing amazing thats all what i can say .
May 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Colonel56 Excellent resort but Saadiyat Island is many years from maturity
The St Regis Saadiyat Island is an excellent resort up to the St Regis standard in most regards but is located on the largely still desolate Saadiyat Island which will take some years to mature (it will eventually have museums, additional resorts and other attractions but these are a number of years away). Today there are limited other attractions on the island and either side of the resort are building sites which somewhat diminishes the atmosphere. It is about 20 minutes or so drive from Abu Dhabi.
As a SPG platinum member we were upgraded to a St Regis suite which has a separate living room, one and a half bathrooms and a balcony overlooking the resort and out to sea. The suite was tastefully decorated and perfect in just about every regard. The main bathroom had a large stand alone bath tube and a large shower. Standard St Regis Remede amenities were provided.
Free tea and coffee was available any time of day from the butler who was exceptionally friendly and helpful. The room also came with 2 free items of pressing. Breakfast was served in the main area and while the spread was comprehensive the quality was not exceptional.
The resort has two main pools, including one which is adults only - a godsend given it seemed 80% of guests were families. The adult pool is fantastic with a view over the golf course and out to sea. It has the perfect balance of sun, shade and water features to pass away a day. Service by the pool is attentive although the dining menu is limited. Lifeguards are always on duty in all pools and at the beach.
The beach is probably the best I have experienced in the Middle East with white sand and relatively calm turquoise water. It will really come into its own in a few years once the area is more developed.
The service was generally very friendly and of a high standard. The one disappointment was the concierge team who seemed preoccupied with pushing the hotel car service (at 3x the cost of a regular taxi). When I asked if they could help me book tickets for the IPL cricket match that was on in town I was told 'the hotel doesn't sell tickets, you have to buy them online' and when I asked if they could arrange a taxi to pick me up in town I was initially just given the number for Abu Dhabi taxis and told to call them.
In summary there is a lot to love about this resort and in future it may become a gem in the St Regis portfolio. However, for now it is held back by its 'empty' location and consequent lack of atmosphere. Still it makes an excellent choice if you are looking for a few days of sun and are happy to stay within the resort.
May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fatiq St Regis Saadiyat is excellent hotel for holiday
I have stayed at Starwood hotels several times over the past few years. My most recent stay was one of the best visit I have experienced at St Regis Saadiyat Island, AUH. All hotel staff with a positive attitude and cheerful smiles. Starting from Receptionist (Anas) end up till Beach attendees (Raymund) are friendly. The breakfast is one of the best. Dinner is delicious and the waiter (Mamir) is so attentive. Thank you for keeping staff so polite and happy.
May 19, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by aldolabaki Unfortunate arrival.
The hotel is great, but unfortunate I had a bad experience on the arrival date. Since I booked one night to spend only the weekend with my wife and baby at the hotel, I requested an early check-in to make sure we could enjoy the day at the pool. Not only the early check-in was not granted but we got the room at 4PM. On top of that, the baby cot that we requested in advance was not at the room and arrived at 5PM. Result? The day was already gone!!! I stromgly recommend you guys to coordinate better ths room preparation to avoid similar negative experiences on such a great hotel.
May 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by lk93 highly recommended to expierence the services and facilities of this hotel!
Absolutely the most amazing hotel in Abu Dhabi, with a lovely beach and great swimmingpool facalities. The rooms are really spacious and overlooking the turquois beach. The F&B venues are all unique and amazing and the menus are really diverse. Best of all was the staff, who are so welcoming and kind. I would recommend this hotel to everyone, because of the beauty of the resort and the great service provided!!
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Boozer50 Excellent Staff
I only have one negative about this beautiful hotel and that is the lack of entertainment. I spoke to the manager and they are looking into this. My husband and I are well travelled and this hotel is by far the best we have ever stayed in and we will definitely be back. The staff are the friendliest I have ever encountered anywhere in the world. Nothing is too much trouble. We celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary out there and they made so much fuss of us, it was truly amazing.
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrPetah Esther is fantastic!
The hotel is nice, fancy, etc. but what really makes my team's long-term stay here is the personal attention that we get from Esther Marijuan. since we have 20-30 people staying here, some weeks every single night, over the course of many YEARS, she has been like a personal assistant, or ambassador in a way. She always makes sure that we have what we need, whether that's rooms, upgrades, extra amenities, birthday cakes, volleyball nets, you name it. She works very hard to accommodate our needs and we can be very demanding. She is vital to our satisfaction at the St. Regis.
May 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TommyKei This is the best hotel i've been to so far
I am both, a business and leisure traveler. So far St. REGIS Saadiyat Abu Dhabi is the best hotel me and my family have been too.
Excellent customer relations prior to our arrival, excellent staff service during our stay, most friendly atmosphere, great facilities for kids and adults, great restaurants, great food, hygiene is impeccable. we love the hotel and will certainly return and recommend it to all our friends and family.
May 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RowenaMaria Drawing Room
I loveeeeeeeeeeee to eat.
I have been to all the restaurants inside the hotel and they are all amazing.
I was a bit disappointed on the food we ate at the Drawing Room, the fried rolls were so oily that the oil were all over the rock plate, the crab cake were so dry, the chicken satay were so dry, but the best was the lamb chops, for this hotel, I expected more quality food from the Drawing Room.
The drinks and desserts are definitely excellent!! You can never go wrong with the desserts here.
Staff here need to be more knowledgeable, need to be more trained when it comes to customer service. I think they just need more personality.
But overall, St. Regis Saadiyat Island is my foremost overall favorite in the whole entire world.
May 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RowenaMaria MANHATTAN LOUNGE
I have been at St. Regis Saadiyat Island few times already and I never knew about the Manhattan Lounge until another guests asked us to meet there. I wish we knew it since last year.
The bartenders, Emmanuel and Renato were such amazing bartenders, we were introduced to a one of a kind drinks we never had before, the drinks were so delicious and we can tell how hard they work just for them to satisfy their customers.
They were very proud to inform us that they have won the Bols competition last year and they are aiming to do it again this year. We were able to taste the drinks and we wish Emmanuel and Renato the best and the whole St. Regis Saadiyat Island Hotel for the upcoming competition again.
Their professionalism and experience are beyond my expectation.
The staff from Turquoise, beach, and pool area were all magnificent. Very friendly and welcoming.
Looking forward to staying at St. Regis Saadiyat Island again in the near future.
May 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hutch2013 Luxury relaxing beach resort
St Regis Saadiyat island is an excellent place to wind down and enjoy a luxurious lazy break. Great pools, with separate facilities for kids and adults as well as a common area for all with nice beds and shaded "cabanas" which offer a nice private pool experience. Beach bar has the laid back feel of a coastal retreat and offers fantastic cocktails as well as great service and good food. Beach is pristine and is makes for miles of undisturbed walks as well as a natural reserve for turtles at night which is a fascinating thought. I really managed to shake off the stress of my daily job routine and completely relaxed while using the hotel facilities. Staff are amazingly young, motivated and energized and happy to assist with any request you may have.
May 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Longperson Disappointed
The first impressions were good, friendly staff, with a good outline of the facilities provided. The room was spacious but lacking in tea and cooffee facilities. Yes, there is a complimentary service available but it is so much easier to make your own when required.
The beach area needs improvement - not up to the standard of good beach hotels in Dubai.
We ate in the Sontaya restaurant ... the food was uninspiring. The Adult Pool facility was very good although the food menu was rather limited - a lighter 'snack' menu option would be good ... mezza perhaps?
May 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deano61 Mr. Dean Williamson
The St. Regis, Saadiyat Island, remains one of my favorite hotels in the world. Even though I live in Abu Dhabi, I consider it one of my most favorite get-aways. That is because of the exquisite care the staff offers to its guests. 55th and 5th is still be best restaurant in Abu Dhabi. Mario at the Irridium Spa is probably the best masseur going, and I've had massages all over the world.
The property is gorgeous, the staff extraordinary and I'm proud to say I was one of the first customers at 55th and 5th when it opened in 2012. Can't wait for my next stay.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kikoevania Terrific Hotel
Terrific hotel with great amenities. Would recommend to everyone. From families to couples to golf groups.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by PMJ204 This hotel has an excellent beach location
Choice and standard of restaurants very good.
Friendly and obliging staff.
Quality and size of room excellent although would have preferred CD and DVD facilities.
Recommend sea view facing rooms.
General lack of entertainment or atmosphere in the evenings.
Butler service excellent.
April 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jim60 Outstanding Hotel
Excellent location, wide choice of quality facilities, all restaurants exceed expectations and the staff were the best I have encountered during my many stays at hotels
April 20, 2014