We stayed here during the Eid holidays, so it was a bit last minute. We wanted to try this hotel and relax by the beach and the pool. Let's start with the good stuff: Rooms were spacious, great amenities (toiletries, teas, coffee, etc.), very comfy bed, and great room service. The Brunch had a great selection of seafood and variety. Will come back for the Brunch. Breakfast buffet was OK, limited selection compared to other hotels. The Cons: Internet was NOT included in the room, which is strange, considering this is a Business hotel, and most hotels have this included now. Also, you have to pay PER DEVICE (i.e. laptop, iPad, etc.), which made us feel like they're making a business out of it. The pool was rather small, considering the size of the hotel. We came during Eid break, so the hotel was packed with families and kids--including the pool.. My point is--we wanted to relax, and it didn't work. Loud kids by the pool and parents yelling at their kids next to us, as we lay by the sun. This has nothing to do with the hotel, so I think it was just the Eid holiday. Last, the beach itself (part of a canal) looked nice from a distance, but when you get in the water, it was a bit dirty, and had a foam and residue film floating...we didn't swim, but Kayaked instead. Also, when we checked-out, they made a mistake, so make sure to double check! No steamroom or sauna.
- 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