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Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Ranked #23 of 128 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful hotel and great location”
Reviewed 20 October 2011

This is probably the best hotel I've ever stayed in. The rooms were amazing with stunning views. The service was excellent. The swimming pool was nice, though the water was freezing and you were brought bottled water in ice buckets to help keep you cool. The breakfast buffet was outstanding. Ate in Frankies restaurant and had a really good meal there. I would definitely recommend this hotel to others.

Room Tip: Get a room with a view of the mosque, its stunning
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Sydney
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Reviewed 11 October 2011

The Fairmont was everything it promised to be. While contemporary and uber-chic in design, its stylishness was combined with a relaxed laid back atmosphere and practical comfort. The room even had a box with odds and ends including a stapler and easy to locate light switches! We stayed on the 7th floor in a Gold Club room with a fantastic view of the Grand Mosque and a waterway somewhat undersold as a ‘creek view’ [room]. Watching the sunsets from this level was a nightly wonder.
The various staff we encountered in the course of our stay were all very personable and helpful. The swimming pool was splendidly large, well able to host 50m laps for the fit-inclined. The hotel’s location away from Abu Dhabi’s central business district certainly wasn’t a disadvantage, reasonably priced air-conditioned taxis being in plentiful supply to make the 20 minute trip. In fact, its relative proximity to the airport was particularly welcome when we arrived after midnight. I unreservedly recommend this hotel for a carefree relaxing time in Abu Dhabi!

Room Tip: Creek view a must, higher floors best views
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Babalbahr, General Manager at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, responded to this review, 16 October 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review. I am delighted to see you have agreed with our top rating status. We do our very best to turn moments into memories for our guests.
We look forward to having you back in the future.

Kind regards,
Henning Fries
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 October 2011

Excellent hotel with a great contemporary feel about it. Although we didn’t have a room with a view of the creek and Grand Mosque the room was fabulously appointed. The service in general was impeccable. The swimming pool was wonderful and the staff very attentive without being in your face. Not much to do in the evenings as hotel is a bit far out from the city and its malls but a very efficient free shuttle bus service is provided or you can jump in a taxi which are very reasonably priced. Would certainly recommend this hotel

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 29 September 2011

The hotel was great. I had a great view of the Grand Mosque and beach area. The staff was very friendly. Excellent breakfast buffet at Cuisine. Close to all of the malls. When I return to Abu Dhabi I will definitely book a room at the Fairmont.

Room Tip: Rooms with the beach and mosque view.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Merida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2011

It was a great hotel, all the services are first class, i was there on business, and for that its really good, for other kind of trips i would recommend other locations, but the hotel is top class

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 23 September 2011

The hotel is absolutely beautiful. It's everything you would expect from a 5 star hotel; you get what you pay for. Excellent customer service, great facilities, good food in the restaurants, and a nice location on the Abu Dhabi Creek (beautiful beach footsteps away). I can't wait to visit again!

Room Tip: The Creek view room is the best. It overlooks the crystal water and has a great view of the Grand Mo...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2011

Wherever I travel I always look for Fairmont as the first hotel to stay in
Very well maintained property and the the staff are very friendly and helpful

You will always feel welcome and special in Fairmont properties
Defiantly the best hotel in Abu Dhabi

Room Tip: Creek view and Away from the elevators
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Babalbahr, General Manager at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, responded to this review, 25 September 2011
Greetings!

Thank you for taking the time to write about us on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear that you had another great stay at a Fairmont hotel. We appreciate your loyalty to the Fairmont Brand. I hope to see you back at Bab Al Bahr soon.

Thank you,
Henning Fries
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Property: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Address: | Khor Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi 114304, United Arab Emirates
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Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Abu Dhabi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#11 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#12 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#18 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#23 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Fairmont Bab Al Bahr 5*
Number of rooms: 369
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr boasts a prime location at the mainland gateway to the cosmopolitan city of Abu Dhabi. With its striking, contemporary design, this beachfront hotel offers the highest level of comfort and elegance throughout its 369 rooms and suites. Guests can enjoy world class on-site amenities, including private sandy beaches, an Olympic-length swimming pool, covered children’s pool, separate ladies’ and mixed-use gyms, business services and state-of-the-art conference facilities. Add to this an awarding winning portfolio of eight dining options; all delivered with genuine Arabic hospitality - the result is certain to exceed every guest’s highest expectations. ... more   less 
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