We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“The best Fairmont I've ever tried”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Ranked #24 of 128 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 March 2011

The room and the hotel were just excellent, like most of the Fairmont hotels I've seen.
Housekeeping and staff are outstanding. The location is perfect if you want to have some rest (beautiful view on the Mosque), a bit far if you want to have dinner on the Corniche.
I had a great time, I'll come back if/when in Abu Dhabi again.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank LC0
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (2,690)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

2,157 - 2,163 of 2,690 reviews

Reviewed 7 March 2011

If you are looking for a weekend away from Dubai and a business hotel for travel - would definitately recommend this place.
We did the 36 hour deal!!!! So worth it ...scrumtious bubbly brunch, great rooms, breakfast then a chilled out day around the pool with lunch...... with early check-in and late check out.

Take the upgrade to the mosque facing rooms - the view is superb,...

Staff were very friendly and effecient even remembered our names!

We liked it so much we are going back in March with our friends......... :)

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Jojo_Stephens
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 March 2011

For a superior quality and memorable stay, I revisited the Fairmont and the experience was incredible.The staff were highly welcoming and the President's Club Manager especially was extremely helpful and accommodating.The hotel exuberates elegance and class which is unsurpassed. For an unforgettable and unique stay, the Fairmont is most definitely the place to visit. The price may be slightly higher but it is worth every dirham!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank CleoCairo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 February 2011

Fantastic hotel. If you can get a deal even better.
Restaurants are fabulous. Elements offers buffet style which is jut out of this world and you'll struggle to eat.
Service around the pool is great. All complimentary: fruit kebabs, cold towels. frozen smoothies (shot size), water.
Don't forget the tax on food/drink. Good tip will be to keep checking your bill as you go via your TV in your room so you don't get carried away.
Only £6-£7 to go into Abu Dhabi city in a taxi.
Abu Dhabi shopping mall not up to much really.
Try to save on snacks/drinks in your room and visit a local Carrefour. Good experience.
There's a souk along the road near the Traders Hotel (Shangri La), don't walk there, get a taxi only about £1 as the roads aren't good to walk along. Some nice eating places.
They will charge you for internet access unless you are a member of the presidents club, which is free to join, so do so before you leave and remember your presidents club number, you'll need it to log in.
I forgot my beach bag and paid 200Drh for one! £35 and it was too big to pack to bring home, what a waste! Go to Carrefour!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Hellen65
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Babalbahr, General Manager at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2011

Dear Guest,
Thank you for your review. It's great to read that you had a great time. Our hotel is indeed fantastic. Our restaurants are award winning in Abu Dhabi. I will be sure to pass along your positive feedback to all respective departments, especially poolside who do an outstanding job servicing our guests.

Thank you,
Henning Fries
General Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 7 February 2011

Waw, when I walked in hotel. its more than expected. The service is excellent, even in the restaurant.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank nancydeng
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 February 2011

Amazing hotel with friendly staff, ask for waterfront view to get views of the pool, beach river and the huge mosque.
Free bottles of water and fruit in the room.
Food and drink were great, bit pricey but that's expected.
Internet is expensive, didn't bother with the hotels used the café's free wifi in Marina Mall.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank OurFrenchy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 January 2011

Stayed for 8 nights from the 27th December and absolutely loved this hotel, room good size and wet room had great rainforest shower it was so powerful it had a massaging on your body,ate at a few of the restaurants and food was exceptional on every occasion.looking forward to returning for my next winter break

Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
Thank Kikibeau
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Babalbahr, General Manager at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2011

Greetings from Bab Al Bahr,
Thank you for taking the time to post a review on our hotel. It is always a pleasure to hear our guests feedback. Our rainforest shower is one of the most comments our guests love along with the spacious rooms and state of the art furniture.
We look forward to having you back in the future.

Thank you,
Henning Fries
General Manager

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Abu Dhabi hotels
0.6 mi away
Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
0.4 mi away
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
8.7 mi away
Rosewood Abu Dhabi
Rosewood Abu Dhabi
#4 of 128 in Abu Dhabi
1,109 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4 mi away
Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa
11 mi away
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
#1 of 128 in Abu Dhabi
3,429 reviews
0.2 mi away
Traders Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Fairmont Bab Al Bahr? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Address: | Khor Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi 114304, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number:
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:
#9 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#10 On the Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#11 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#18 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#24 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
Price Range: £102 - £223 (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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Southall Travel, Booking.com, LoveHolidays, Holiday Gems, Travelbag, Fairmont Hotels, Expedia, Agoda, Ebookers, Hotels.com, Evoline ltd, HotelsClick, getaroom.com, HotelQuickly, 5viajes2012 S.L. and Cancelon so you can book your Fairmont Bab Al Bahr reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel Abu Dhabi

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing