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Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Ranked #21 of 128 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 December 2010

The Fairmont is a fairly new hotel with great facilities. We had a fantastic view of the creek and the mosque which is lovely at sunset. It is not on the ocean but the creek looks nice and there is a beach too. We had dinner at Frankie's which was outstanding, and breakfast on the terrace outside with great service (the chef at the omelette station took the order of my partner and told him he would find him and bring it to our table, and he did!). The whole reception is slightly perfumed, the aroma is amazing.
It is a bit of a drive to get to the centre of Abu Dhabi but that's not a major problem. All in all, our stay was great and I'd recommend the hotel anytime.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Babalbahr, General Manager at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2010

Dear Christine,
Thank you for your review. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our hotel and facilities. Indeed Frankie's Restaurant is outstanding. It won the TimeOut Abu Dhabi award for best Italian Restaurant in Abu Dhabi. We are most proud.

Yes, unfortunately the hotel is a little bit outside the centre however there are lots of Taxi's at the hotel and in 20 minutes you can be in the centre.

We look forward to having having you stay with us again soon.
Thank you,
Regards,

Henning Fries

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Reviewed 16 December 2010

Simply an excellent hotel. Staff are very friendly and helpful, rooms are very spacious, food is great, location is excellent between the city and the airport, wonderful facilities including a little private beach, wonderful view of the elegant Sheik Zayed mosque. The perfect place to stay in Abu Dhabi.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled on business
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Babalbahr, General Manager at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2010

Dear valued guest,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on our hotel. Such feedback as yours is always welcome and much appreciated. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Our hotel indeed has a spectacular view of The Sheikh Zayed Mosque. We look forward to having you stay with us in the future.
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Henning Fries
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Reviewed 13 December 2010

Stayed for 2 nights at beginning of December. Great 5 star hotel, very modern, with good location between airport, city and Yas Island.

Good executive lounge with very helpful staff who could not do enough to help. Maybe that was to do with the fact we had been put into the Royal Suite, but, i`m sure they were like that to everyone.

Very nice Marco Pierre White steak house and also Frankies restaurant.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 December 2010

I stayed at Fairmont for 2 nights during a recent business trip to Abu Dhabi and the hotel expectation is in line with what I have known of this hotel.

Service and the breakfast buffet is excellent. The gym however, was undergoing some sort of renovation and they moved the gym temporarily to the nearby villa.

Location wise, is poor unless you have vehicle of your own. Quite a distance from the city center though.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 November 2010

Very nice stay at this modern hotel. Stuff was very friendly and extremely helpful. The restaurants are great - but a little expensive. Quality of food is excellent. Standard Rooms Are big and very convenient. It was good to relax after a busy exhibition day. Would go the next time to the same hotel again!

  • Stayed: November 2010
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Reviewed 19 November 2010

Real 5 Star hotel because of many things
- Very good & fast service
- luxuries & stylish room
- they have one of the best swimming pools ever i have seen in my life
- good location between downtown abu dhabi & Yas Island ( 10 - 15 min. from both )

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 November 2010

stunning hotel, the view of the mosque is wonderful, we had reserved a room on the gold floor (7th), we were given probably the worst no 723, very noisy, as it has a very noisy machinery above, also cupboards are very small and could not accommodate more than a couple of items, after complaining about the noise and lack of space, we were offered a very nice corner room with double the cupboard capacity, the design of the electrical switches could have been planned better, no night light to the bathroom, only a central switch for all the lights to come on! the staff was charming and nothing was too much trouble to advise or arrange outings. The advertised spa is still not opened after several months.
The cleaning standard could be improved as the corridor carpet did not get clean for a week and it was done only after we mentioned it a couple of times.

The restaurants are very good, would I want to stay there again? I would start to look for alternatives, but the position on the creek overlooking the mosque is the best view in Abu Dhabi.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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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
#21 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range: £118 - £363 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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