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Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

A very nice trip that i enjoyed with my family, there was a bit disappointment on arrival since i booked a pool villa and it turned out to be 1*1 or so, but the manager understood that the mistake was from the description on the booking site and arranged for an upgrade within 10 min to a huge 2 bedroom...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

, a remarkable anniversary ,Amazing relaxed and switch off Enjoyed everything and all people wax so friendly and helpful , smile all the time , perfect food , room for sure will visit the place again soon

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good time, special thanks to Laura and Bharat. They showed great customer service by giving us the villa for 4 when we booked for 2 only (by accident) as a compliment from the hotel and allowed us to stay till 6 pm. We enjoyed the safari and the horseback riding as well. All staff are friendly and welcoming

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Dubai
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was magical. Staff are friendly and wonderful. We will definitely go back to this place and I will never get tired of recommending Anantara Desert Resort and Spa to all my friends and colleagues.

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Christian G, Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear rhetoricchick, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, Thank you very much for visiting our island and we are all glad to know that we have managed to exceed your expectations and you had a great time. As well, we really appreciate sparing your time to give us such a lovely review. We are all looking forward to welcoming...

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had visited with family and all of us enjoyed it thoroughly. Staff were very friendly and service at the restaurants was amongst the best I've seen anywhere in the world, including USA and Europe. Food tends to be expensive but this is understandable considering the costs involved in maintaining a resort in an island. Activities are also expensive but...

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Christian G, Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Shankar A, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, Thank you very much for visiting our island and we are all glad to know that we have managed to exceed your expectations and you had a great time. As well, we really appreciating sparing your time to give us such a lovely review. We are looking forward to welcoming...

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sets a new standard for hotel stays from the moment of boarding the ferry to the island you realise that this is one big experience in its self. The island is fascinating for both sports activity and for nature enthusiasts. The staff are incredibly helpful, friendly and polite and bend over backwards to make your stay memorable.

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Christian G, Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear christopherbC7197SL, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, Thank you very much for visiting our island and we are all glad to know that we have managed to exceed your expectations and you had a great time. As well, we really appreciating sparing your time to give us such a lovely review. We are looking forward to welcoming you...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took a groupon voucher to visit the island, which was on my to-do list. The reservation was all efficient. Just that we had a flurry of emails ahead of our trip warning us of the ferry departure on time - its a good thing to get guests on time but too much of emphasis would be a little intimidating...

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Christian G, Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Ann R, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, Thank you very much for visiting our island and we are all glad to know you had a good time overall. As well, we really appreciating sparing your time to share with us in a very detailed review all the inconveniences you have encountered and rest assured that none of...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The overall experience with Desert Islands Resort & Spa was overwhelming. We only stayed for one night but we certainly enjoyed all the amenities and even the activity that we booked which was the Nature & Wildlife Drive. I would like to commend each staff of the resort especially Ms. Lovely who would always fulfill all the requests we have...

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Christian G, Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear MariaE2468, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, Thank you very much for visiting our island and we are all glad to know that we have managed to exceed your expectations and you had a great time. As well, we really appreciating sparing your time to give us such a lovely review. We are looking forward to welcoming you...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed just one night here and really enjoyed out stay and although just a few hours drive from Abu Dhabi felt like we had really escaped for the weekend. We had a beautiful large sea facing room with large balcony with two sun loungers that we could relax on while not at the pool or on a wildlife drive....

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Christian G, Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Kristin M, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, Thank you very much for visiting our island and we are all glad to know that we have managed to exceed your expectations and you had a great time. It is very nice to see that you had experienced Anantara Hospitality in every corner of the island and the team...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff are very friendly, courteous, and most importantly organized. We reached the Hotel and found our check in process complete and ready for the signature with a staff greeting us instantly upon arrival. Activities help desk booking was smooth, and so was the check out. The hotel is nice but the pool is a bit small and limited. There...

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Christian G, Manager at Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Rula K, Warm Greetings from Sir Bani Yas Resorts, Thank you very much for visiting our island and we are all glad to know that we have managed to exceed your expectations and you had a great time. As well, we really appreciating sparing your time to give us such a lovely review. We are looking forward to welcoming...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
With 64 luxuriously appointed rooms, suites, spacious one-bedroom villas and truly luxurious two-bedroom Royal Villas, Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara invites you to live out your own Arabian nights in a destination that is anything but ordinary. 240km from Abu Dhabi City and just eight kilometers off the Abu Dhabi emirate’s western coastline, the island beckons with a mystique that is worlds away from the hustle and bustle of modern urban life. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa

Address: P.O. Box 12452, Sir Bani Yas Island 00945, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Sir Bani Yas Island
Price Range: $271 - $657 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Anantara Desert Islands Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 64
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Desert Islands Resort And Spa By Anantara
Desert Islands Resort & Spa By Anantara Hotel Sir Bani Yas Island
Desert Islands Hotel
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“Don't miss the wildlife drive and explore some of their different restaurants”
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“Higher Floor Ocean view”
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“Garden view for families with kids, Private villas as also available depending on the theme”
nelsonc528, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors have full sea view”
Adriquit, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose a pool villa on the left hand side of the reception, which have uninterrupted views of the sea. Villas on the right face mangroves.”
anild, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
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