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Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Ranked #19 of 129 Hotels in Abu Dhabi
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Loved, loved, loved the Fairmont”
Reviewed May 21, 2012

This hotel is fantastic. We loved the daring design, modern, luxurious and brandnew rooms, glorious pool and poolbar, all against the dramatic backdrop of the enormous mosque (definitely worth the visit by the way, even if you have to brave the scorching heat in a long black dress to get in like I did). We were most of all impressed by the impeccable and yet very personal and warm service. O, and the huge and tasty breakfast selection which could be enjoyed al fresco around a fountain. One minor point: because we like to sit outside, we were a tiny bit dissapointed that our room did not have a balcony, I think none of them do. On the other hand, most visitors would probably be happy to enjoy the magnificent views over the creek from their spacious airconditioned rooms - or from the wellapointed gym.
I do hope that this hotel will get the attention it deserves - it was rather empty when we were there this weekend to celebrate our wedding anniversary. If we would ever have to stay in Abu Dhabi again, we'll definitely pick the Fairmont again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2012 via mobile

This is a great hotel with excellent staff and service. The Gold Club staff is the best in the world.

Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2012

I stayed here for 7 nights to get away from the dreadful English weather. This is a really well run and efficient hotel. The service on the Club Floor and around the pool area was some of the best I have experienced. A special mention for Coco in the Restaurant Area - he made all the difference!

The rooms are modern of design, a comfortable bed, plenty of towels - what more could I ask.

I will probably return for another short break when the weather gets me down again! I recommend this place without reservation for sun, efficiency and comfort.

Room Tip: I think the rooms overlooking the Mosque on a high floor are well worth a little extra money
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2012

This is one of the best hotels that we have stayed at. New and beautiful rooms and amenities. The restaurants are excellent, the service wonderful. The beach is comfortable and pleasant -- not the Bahamas, but pretty much as good as can be expected in Abu Dhabi. I have attended conferences here and the facilities were great.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

What a beautiful hotel. Stunning, overlooking the mosque & just beautifully furnished.
We stayed for 2 nights & had a beautiful room overlooking the river & Abu Dhabi's Mosque. Magnificent.
The room is luxurious & beautifully appointed. We upgraded upon arrival & had access to the executive floor which allowed for private dining, breakfast, etc. My only advise to women is to dress conservatively in this hotel & especially if staying on the executive floors. I was told to wear longer pants when I was having breakfast. I found this quite embarrasing as I was told this twice within 5 minutes by 2 different female staff & was the only downside to my stay.
The staff in general are most accommodating. And again, the hotel is immaculate & definitely recommended.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 13, 2012

This hotel really does provide great service,from the chap who delivers your luggage to the restaurant staff everything is done with a smile.
I had a room facing the creek this time which provides a fantastic view.
The room was very modern in design and had very comfortable beds.
The hotel provides a good choice of bars and restaurants giving you plenty of option.
Dinner at frankie's was fantastic.The food and service was excellent.

Room Tip: A room facing the creek is a must.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2012

What an amazing place to stay. Everything from the service to the rooms was just perfect. I would certainly recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in Abu Dhabi.

Room Tip: Our room faced the beach and was very quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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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
#18 Romantic Hotel in Abu Dhabi
#19 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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