We went to spend 4 days in Abu Dhabi and as always trusted TripAdvisor for the hotel choice. And we were not disappointed.
We were given a room with a beautiful scenic view over the pool, lagoon and over the mosque. The bed was extremely comfy and the room, as for the rest of the hotel, is furnished with design furniture, a change to these (boring...) palaces made of only marble and wooden furniture.
We were very positively surprised, as we switched on the TV, to be given an introduction about safety and security - first time we have ever seen this and glad to see the hotel attached so much importance to it.
The service was excellent throughout the stay - concierge Daryl was particularly helpful. Even though we had ever stayed in a Fairmont hotel before, we were welcome at the President's Club desk and they managed to make a very positive first impression!
The only 2 minor disappointment are the breakfast and the hotel location. The breakfast service was very poor (each morning it took so long to be served coffee that we had already finished our breakfast) and the array of dishes available not so impressive for a hotel of that standing. As for the location, nicely situated on the side of a river, but fairly far from the centre (located halfway between the airport and the marina) - it cost 45-50 Dhs for a taxi trip to either location.
We have a trip planned in January with our family - we would love to stay at the hotel again, although we will most likely look for something more central.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel Abu Dhabi