We returned from ths hotel on June 13 th we stayed 10 nights so ad a deal for breakfast and either a lunch or a evening meal . The hotel was spotless and the room was huge fantastic decor and very comfortable the room was also quite with little noise heard. It sits in lovely gardens and. Can walk to the souque through the hotels next door which was the traders it really s a lovely walk through the gardens ,we were going the long way around via the road until we explored further .
The hotel is a fair way out from the main city / town malls etc there are small malls closer but the marina is by bus a hour a way we caught the bus it was 2 dirhams (50p) each the bus stop is right outside the hotel opposite we could have had a axi for about £5 but we used to get off at each main stop and explore . Everything about the hotel was first class the staff would not let u do anything they would rush to help and the service was superb .
If there was nothing that would stop e from visiting again it would be the cost of drinks a the hotel and the food , breakfast and dinner is Buffett style , there were plenty of cereal , breads cake and salads and fruits to for breakfast along with toast and a omelette chef ,however bacon and sausage is a no no , dinner was Buffett also ,you had the choice of Asian , European ,Indian ad chinease and fish , it's all laid out in silver bowls and here is. Chef to serve meat and fish , every met that was served was served rare ,even when asking for a well done part it was still pink ,most nights it was various curries , meat in sauces ,salads every type of fish and lots of rice and pasta , I like simple food and I found it very difficult to find anything th was either cooked properly ie not pink or that was not pasta or rice , in 10 nights they never served potatoes or chips or jackets , there were some wedge types on few occasions but they were not cooked fully , the biggest gripe of all was that the food was never hot ,it was always Luke warm ,we tried altering time of eating from as soon as it opened to as it got later but still it was no different this was very disappointing , the cos of be food is expensive for two people to eat its £70 a night and for tis price I would expect to be able to have hot food also drinks are silly prices , we did not buy alcohol as we tend not to drink a bottle of still water was £8 a night a glass of fanta £4 it's 50 p in the local supermarket we think this was well over the top , if we had a good deal offered we would return but it would have to ba good deal , also as it was my birthday we were pro owed a ake and champagne the cake was a choc brownie which if u did not like choc was a bit disappointing as it was just goo and the champagne was never given l the hotel was full but still plenty of beds b pool etc ,but on he thurs Friday and Saturday it was very busy with all be local Arabs descending with their children so we stayed out much of the day as it was very noisy
- 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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