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4.6 out of 5

"We had A New Years break in Abu Dhabi which involved four nights at the Ritz Carlton in Abu Dhabi and four at Qasr Al Sarab.The contrast was stark.Ant ... " More

By Akyeman on Thu 09 Jan 2014

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Deluxe, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£196* Per night/room 7 Aug - 8 Aug

Family Villa, 3 Bedrooms, Pool Access (Anantara)

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Deluxe Room, Balcony

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Villa, 1 Bedroom, Private Pool ( Anantara )

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Royal Villa, Private Pool (Pavilion)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, Terrace

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the pool at Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort. Features include free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking, plus 5 restaurants. Built in 2009, this 5-star hotel has 205 rooms over 2 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and a furnished balcony/patio.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with furnished balconies or patios, 24-hour room service and LCD TVs
  • Free WiFi
  • Free valet parking and self-parking
  • Drinking and dining options include 5 restaurants, a poolside bar and a bar/lounge
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Wired Internet for a fee
  • Take a swim in the outdoor pool
  • Indulge with Thai massages, facials or body scrubs at Anantara Spa
  • Services include free babysitting, a free kids' club and dry cleaning/laundry
  • On-site recreation includes 2 outdoor tennis courts, a health club and a steam room
  • Guests have great things to say about the pool and the helpful staff
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee

Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort

Everyone (3) Couples (6) Family (1)
3 out of 5

What A let Down!

We had A New Years break in Abu Dhabi which involved four nights at the Ritz Carlton in Abu Dhabi and four at Qasr Al Sarab.The contrast was stark.Antantara hold you captive in this outstandingly beautiful setting and feel no need to make any special effort in any respect.The room was dirty my wife had to write clean me in the dust to get that seen to.She got food poisoning in the main Resteraunt where Staff at the cooking station do not wear gloves. Portions at the pool side eatery are small.Ghosh the Assistant bar manager in the lobby lounge is delightful as are many members of staff and makes the best coffee Martini I've ever had.The Spa which we went for is profoundly disappointing ,no complementary use of the small poorly designed facilities before your treatment .We had the signatures couple massage,well executed but we had to ask to use the relaxation room afterwards For the price I expect to be pampered at every turn but this simply didn't happen. There is minimal to no cultural entertainment A range of pricey desert activities but none of the varied cultural musical activity that one has enjoyed elsewhere in the usually wonderful Gulf desert resorts.The pool and hot tub could both do with a rise in temperature and in the latter more bubbles and no kids enforcement.But then there is no kiddy club so not that much for them to do.Allin all a sad disappointment made barely tolerable by some pleasant can't do enough for you staff and the truly incredible views.

Posted by on 9 Jan 2014

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5 out of 5
Situation extraordinaire au milieu du désert et service excellent

Posted by on 8 Dec 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Dec 2019 by General Manager

Dear Guest, thank you for taking the time providing us with positive feedback. It was a pleasure having you as our guest and we look forward welcoming you back very soon for more memorable desert experiences. Warm regards, Adrian Stoppe

4 out of 5

sehr empfehlenswertes Hotel

Pros: Der persönliche Service
Location: Das Hotel befindet sich mitten in der Wüste und man kann verschiedene Angebote wie Kamel reiten etc. vor Ort buchen.
Schon der Empfang ist wunderbar in diesem Hotel. Kein anstehen an der Reception, die Gäste werden persönlich empfangen und direkt mit kühlen Lappen und Getränken verwöhnt. Der Rest wird vom Personal erledigt. Die Informationen des Personals sind genial. Die Restaurants sind alle empfehlenswert und die Pool-Landschaft sehr schön.

Posted by , from CH on 7 Nov 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Nov 2017 by Axel

Dear Reisefan, Firstly, I want to thank you for your wonderful review. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Everything we do is aimed at providing you with an excellent hotel experience and your feedback is extremely valuable. We truly appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us so that we may continue to deliver exceptional service in the future. We look forward to welcome you back soon on a much longer stay. Sincerely, Axel Bethke General Manager

4 out of 5

Hotel atypique au cœur du désert

Experience hors du commun dans un paysage à couper le souffle. En pleine nature et hors du temps, confort, calme et gastronomie remarquable

Posted by , from La Côte, Suisse on 27 Feb 2017

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5 out of 5

Wunderschöne Hotelanlage in traumhafter Szenerie

Das Hotel liegt wunderschön in den Sanddünen gelegen. Traumhafte Sonnenuntergänge. Feines Frühstückbuffet.

Posted by on 8 Feb 2017

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5 out of 5

Sensationell

Gilt als eines der 10 schönsten und besten Dessert Resorts Weltweit und da muss ich absolut zustimmen! Sensationell schöne Anlage, wie 1001 Nacht mit wunderbarem Sternenhimmel und Wüste so weit das Auge reicht! Geniales Personal und Zimmer sind sehr sauber und wunderschön eingerichtet!!

Posted by on 25 Mar 2016

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5 out of 5

Einzigartige Lage mitten in der Wüste

Das Hotel ist einzigartig. Die Lage mitten in der Wüste und die Möglichkeit, diese unwirtliche Landschaft in faszinierender Weise zu erleben, ist klasse. Das hat aber auch seinen Preis. Dabei sollte man aber bedenken, dass die Unterhaltung/Instandhaltung des Hotels mit einem erheblichen Aufwand verbunden ist, der natürlich auf den Kunden umgelegt werden muss. Trotzdem ist das Hotel eine eindeutige Tipp verbunden mit dem Hinweis, unbedingt an den angebotenen Wüstenaktivitäten teilzunehmen, auch wenn diese noch einmal extra kosten.

Posted by on 12 Apr 2015

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5 out of 5

1001Nacht

Alles einfach traumhaft.Einzig im Bsd dùrfte fur uns Frauen etwas mehr Licht und eine Schminkspiegel sein. Alles andere ist wunderschōn.

Posted by on 28 Mar 2014

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5 out of 5

Outstanding experience!

This hotel is truly a class of its own. Incredible scenery around, beautiful sunsets over the sand dunes, impeccable pool area and good quality food. A bit far away from Abu Dhabi (deserted in the desert) and not exactly cheap, Qasr al Sarab proves to be a great weekend getaway for the demanding traveller. 3-4 days is best, bring some good books and (if available) a good friend or partner for this unique experience.

Posted by on 25 Feb 2014

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5 out of 5

Magnifique

Au coeur des dunes, ballade en chameaux avec sunset en prime ,très sympa , ambiance et décor super

Posted by on 23 Dec 2013

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About the Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort

Location 1 Qasr Al Sarab Road, Mahdar Bin Usayyan, 131277

Property Features

Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort offers its guests a full-service spa, outdoor tennis courts, and an outdoor pool. There are 5 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. There's an onsite business centre. A kids' pool, a health club, and a sauna are also featured at the luxury Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Free self parking and valet parking are available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Mahdar Bin Usayyan hotel.

  • 205 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 15 buildings
  • 5 dining venues
  • Built in 2009
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Childcare (free)
  • Supervised kids' activities (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Wired Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free valet parking

Transport

  • Airport: Abu Dhabi (AUH-Abu Dhabi Intl.) (192.1 km / 119.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free valet parking and self parking

Room Amenities

Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort offers 205 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Rooms have detached private bathrooms. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, bathrobes, slippers and bidets. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, laptop-compatible safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and complimentary bottles of water. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

  • Private bathrooms are not in room
  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Espresso maker
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Pillow options
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Cots (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout curtains
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

Al Waha – This buffet restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Suhail – This fine-dining restaurant only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Ghadeer – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Late-night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

Nearby Activities

Guests can experience the thrill of a safari, and enjoy recreation facilities including 2 outdoor tennis courts. An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Safari on site
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Archery on site
  • Mountain biking on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

Anantara Spa has 5 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include hot stone massages, Thai massages, facials and body wraps. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 5
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Hot stone massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Prenatal massage
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 12
  • Thai massage
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

To make arrangements for check-in, please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

All guests are required to present a valid government-issued ID card at check-in. A valid passport with UAE entry stamp, UAE Emirates ID, and GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) ID are accepted.

Due to COVID-19, guests are encouraged to submit their ID to the property in advance of arrival.

Guests are required to have the AL HOSN UAE App installed on their mobile devices. Guests may be requested by the property to provide documentation of recent travel history (such as showing passport immigration stamps) and/or complete a health declaration.

To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AED 425.0 per day.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, cash and mobile payments

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Drones and aerial surveillance devices are not permitted at this property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, cash and mobile payments. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a security system in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

  • Mobile payments
  • Alipay
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Gloves are available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: AED 1610
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: AED 805 (from 5 to 12 years old)
  • A tax is imposed by the city: AED 15 per accommodation, per night

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AED 164 for adults and AED 82 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: AED 100 per night (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AED 900 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: AED 425.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort
  • Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort Mahdar Bin Usayyan
  • Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Mahdar Bin Usayyan
  • Anantara Qasr al Sarab sert M
  • Anantara Qasr Al Sarab Desert
  • Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort Hotel
  • Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort Mahdar Bin Usayyan
  • Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort Hotel Mahdar Bin Usayyan

You should know

  • Anantara Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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