My last visit to Abu Dhabi, I thought I had the privilege to stay at the Emirates Palace Hotel, but now I know the privilege is to stay at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr. I was put in a suite on the Gold level floor...every staff person seemed to know my name and my preferences at every turn. Every staff member seemed genuinely courteous and helpful. No need was left unmet. My room was huge with a living room, dressing area and bed room. Floor to ceiling windows overlook the Grand Mosque. There was a deep soaking tub, which I did not have the opportunity to use. No spa, but the staff arranged for my massage at the nearby Shangri La Hotel (recommend a spa treatment there). We ate at Frankies, the steakhouse and the buffet restaurants and all where wonderful. I highly recommend the steakhouse and the buffet. The gym facilities are top notch with onsite personnel willing to help you out with your work out or form (and handing you cool, wet cloths when you perspire!). My colleague braved the 109 degree heat to use the pool and he claimed the pool water was cooled! The pool area and outside areas are all beautiful and well kept. One minor complaint, I don't believe my room air conditioning was working properly. Maybe it was because my room was so large, but I couldn't get the room cooled to my liking. I did not alert anyone to this though I'm sure they would've been on it!
I hope I have the privilege to stay here on my next trip to Abu Dhabi.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel Abu Dhabi