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Review of Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

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Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Ranked #16 of 130 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Sexy foyer, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2012

This was the first hotel we stayed in during our honeymoon.
The foyer is absolutely spectacular.
The hotel is Brilliant in every respect. The location, decor, service, gym, food, are all first class.
The beach was great, the pool and urrounds sensational.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sam e
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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38 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2012

Swanky, it was. The entrance was inspiring, the view from the lobby, breathtaking... But the staff at the reception, were difficult to begin with. It took them over 4 hours to assign us the non-smoking rooms that we had booked over a month ago, but they finally sorted it out. The rooms were Large, well equipped, very modern, but oddly had very little storage. Bathrooms designed to allow 4 people use the different facilities at the same time(saves time in the morning). Food in all teh restaurants was excellent. What upset us the most, were the concierge's suggestions and recommendations. We (7adults+9kids) were packed off to a desert camp on new yr's eve, where we had to firstly run in and almost fight for a place to sit, food had gone bad, and there was an hour long line for the shawarma. And the rental she got us for our drive to Dubai??an 11 seater School Bus for kids with oil streaks on the window et all.. You'd expect a little better from The Fairmont!!!

Room Tip: Creek view makes it all worth while insist on a confirmation for connecting/non smoking rooms if yo...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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The Woodlands, Texas
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524 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

Very nice hotel. Convent to the airport. We arrived very late at night so were not able to take advantage of all the facilities. Look forward to going back.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank drlehman
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Turin, Italy
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144 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2012

Amazig view, amazing service, amazing room and food. This is the fourth FM I stay in and the best so far (even though the San Francisco's one is always in my heart). It is not located downtown so consider 20 min by cab every time (very cheap ride anyway). I will come back for sure.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LB879
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

There's no place in the world as per my experience and I must tell it was very Rocha and profitable but,it's not the place just but mainly ALL...Why ? You mau wonder ??? Because apart the quality of the place and the restaurantes FRAKIE's and MARCO PIERRE WHITE ,all the hotel staff Sills males you feel lime at home,calling you by hoje mame and be part of your group for a while,enough To mane you feel special and apoies in a good manner...Thank you all for everything you have done in such special place...Special because of ALL of you...Thanks

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Aaaaabbbb
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Willis, Texas
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142 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

Stayed in the Abu Dhabi Fairmont in December. It is a nice hotel on a creek. It has a large outdoor entertainment area by the poo//creek. The room was nice, clean and large. I ate breakfast at the hotel and it was very good. It was a nice stay...

Room Tip: You can hear noise from parties going on in the large outdoor entertainiment area. If you like to g...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2012

The Fairmont Bab Al Bahr is an absolutely amazing hotel from when you first set eyes on it - the modern, artistic design is consistent through all areas and the decor is astounding. We stayed here 5 nights in a Club Room and each day was fantastic - the concierge organised all of our activities and reservations and the Club Room staff addressed us by names, always asked how our day was (and remembered what we were doing, gave suggestions etc) and it was just a really great place to relax. The pool is fantastic - heated perfectly and absolutely ginourmous, and the beach is well equipped, even though the water is quite cold and not desirable. What I love about this hotel is even with so many people staying here, you always feel like you're at a secluded hotel with no big crowds. Location is good and accessible to everything by taxi - and the view of the Grand Mosque simply cannot be described in words. I wouldn't recommend anywhere else to stay but the Fairmont.

Room Tip: Fairmont Club Rooms are worth the money - you have access to a great breakfast, afternoon tea and ev...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Address: Fairmont Bab al Bahr Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Rd, Abu Dhabi 114304, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number:
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Abu Dhabi > Abu Dhabi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#11 Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#12 Family Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#16 Luxury Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#18 Romantic 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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