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Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Ranked #23 of 128 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Oakville, Canada
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82 reviews
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“Exceptional treatment”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

I stayed st the Fairmont during the Grand Prix weekend. This is a crazy busy time. Despite this, I received superb treatment from each and every staff member. Everybody served with a smile !!!! The location and views are spectacular, the rooms are great the food is excellent. It was a great weekend

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

We visited Abu Dhabi to watch our 12 year old play rugby in the Harlequins rugby 7's tournament. I am happy to report the rugby was a great success but of greater interest to Trip Advisor readers was that the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr was also excellent in almost every way!

We stayed on the 7th floor in the Club rooms and found the service to be absolutely faultless. Our room overlooked the Creek and Mosque and was simply stunning. The bed was huge and comfy and there was plenty of room for the extra bed for our 15 year old daughter. We simply loved the layout of the bathroom and shower area. Housekeeping was possibly the best I have ever experienced. Breakfast in the club was peaceful and there was plenty of options, afternoon tea was a delight and the evening glass of champagne and nibbles were delicious. We ate twice in Frankie's with the macaroni cheese now featuring in my top 5 favourite dishes ever. My daughter and I had a manicure which was excellent value for money, with my varnish only now starting to chip, some two weeks later. So onto my one piece of constructive criticism - the swimming pool and surrounding area. The swimming pool was far too warm (even at the start of the day) and therefore not in the least bit refreshing and the sunbeds were pretty close to each other on rather tired grass. Having said that if we return to Abu Dhabi, we will definitely choose to return to the Fairmont.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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FairmontBabAlBahr, General Manager at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, responded to this review, 10 November 2013
Dear milkyway01,

On behalf of the entire Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Team, I would like to thank you for staying with us and taking the time to post this wonderful review. We are very pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay at the Fairmont Gold and had a great dining experience. We appreciate and value all your comments. I have also shared your feedback regarding our swimming pool and surrounding area with the relevant departments.

It will be our pleasure to welcome you once again to our hotel in the near future.

Kindest regards,

Nils Axing
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

I came here for one night stay (unfortunately!!!) and it was just amazing! I was working in another 5* hotel in Abu Dhabi but when we arrived here we just checked what is the Middle East luxury! Staff was so friendly and always with a smile (the gentleman in the beach was incredible polite). The room was very nice, big and modern, bathroom was the most fashion i've ever been. The pool has a nice size and the beach was private so it was very good. The view from some rooms, from the pool and the beach is to the Grand Mosque. During the sunset you can take amazing pictures.
They have a Souk Market next to the hotel (5 minutes walking) and there you can find nice restaurants and bars/club.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with Mosque View.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2013

Stayed here with my family over the eid holidays , it was a great experince. The Rooms were great , view was good and the service was great too .Overall a good experience . would strongly recommend . Fell in love with the tea selection in the room !

Room Tip: Make sure you get the rooms with the sea view . Beautiful. Also would recommend the gold rooms
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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FairmontBabAlBahr, General Manager at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Dear SamiaSaeed,

Thank you for taking the time to share this review and for choosing to stay with us during the Eid Holidays. Your recommendation and compliments are greatly appreciated.

Once again, thank you for choosing Fairmont Bab Al Bahr and we look forward to your next visit.

Kindest regards,

Nils Axing
General Manager
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Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

The most comfortable hotel in the world :-) the beds in this hotel are fit for kings so deep and so comfortable and the views are fantastic from room 635, a few hiccups at the start but Mary on reception smooth'd those out and that made for a wonderful stay, staff friendly and obliging , and it is guest friendly ! A great stay !

Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

With my wife and couple of friends, we went to Fairmont Bab Al Bahr for a week end in May 2013.

The +++:
Amazing hotel rooms, all with the lagune view. Great facility, stunning bathrooms and incredible bed comfort. Rarely saw such spacious rooms.
Big variety of dishes for the breakfast and great taste, we had a pleasure spending time in the terrace of the hotel for breakfast.
Good service despite a full capacity hotel during this weekend.
The Pool is very nice, big enough to accommodate all the guests with a built in bar.

The - - -:
The promise of the beach access given by the hotel website is disappointing. The hotel is actually on a lagune not a beach which makes swimming uncomfortable because of the darkness of water.
The location is a bit far from the main city and access to the hotel can be tricky.

Overall it was a great experience and we will definitely come back to this hotel if we have the opportunity in the future.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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FairmontBabAlBahr, General Manager at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Dear Salim M,

Greetings from Fairmont Bab Al Bahr!

Thank you very much for staying with us and taking the time to post your review. We value all of your comments and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kindest regards,

Nils Axing
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Mannheim, Germany
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Stayed here for about a month and it's a great hotel. Very nice rooms and the staff is extremely friendly and nice to the guests. They all try to assist and help as much as possible.

One downturn - The hotel is far from the city but since the taxi's are cheap not really a bummer.

Room Tip: 551 is a smoker room but very large with a great view to the mosque.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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FairmontBabAlBahr, General Manager at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Dear DonDerDiggler,

Greetings from Fairmont Bab Al Bahr!

Thank you very much for staying with us and taking the time to post your review . It was a pleasure to share your feedback regarding our service to the entire team who made your recent stay a memorable one.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kindest regards,

Nils Axing
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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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