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“Great hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
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
Mannheim, Germany
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

Stayed here for about a month and it's a great hotel. Very nice rooms and the staff is extremely friendly and nice to the guests. They all try to assist and help as much as possible.

One downturn - The hotel is far from the city but since the taxi's are cheap not really a bummer.

Room Tip: 551 is a smoker room but very large with a great view to the mosque.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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FairmontBabAlBahr, General Manager at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Dear DonDerDiggler,

Greetings from Fairmont Bab Al Bahr!

Thank you very much for staying with us and taking the time to post your review . It was a pleasure to share your feedback regarding our service to the entire team who made your recent stay a memorable one.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kindest regards,

Nils Axing
General Manager
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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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Chester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

It was out first visit to Abu Dhabi and a pleasent suprise - cant wait to return! We chose the Fairmont hotel due to it having a private beach and great rates! Very modern trendy hotel and lovely large rooms, we were lucky enough to have a view of the beach and mosque. The Champagne brunch is a must so much food!!!!
Short (cheap) taxi ride from ferrari world.
Breakfasts were lovely with plenty of choice and they have the great idea of being able to flexi-dine if you are on a half board basis.
Only thing that this hotel down was the airport car service, cars were tatty! And it needs a spa!

Room Tip: Ask for a beach view room
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  • Stayed May 2013, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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158 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

I had a hard time deciding between hotels and I am so glad that the final choice was the fairmont.
The service was very good and our entire week long stay was without any problem what so ever.
The rooms are spacious with great showers and very comfortable beds, cleaning service is excellent .
There's a small each area but it was never that busy and the pool is excellent it's big enough to swim lengths or enjoy the sunshine.
Also a great gym facility too.
We ate at all of the restaurants which the highlight being the steakhouse which was delicious. However all of the meals including breakfast were very good.
The only small down side was at the weekend when it filled up a little the breakfast became a little chaotic and busy with children. In the week time we got used to it being very nice and chilled out. Otherwise we can find no faults at all.
Would come again for sure and would very much look forward to it .

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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FairmontBabAlBahr, General Manager at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Dear Pinkfizz31,

Thank you very for taking the time to share this review and for choosing to stay with us while visiting Abu Dhabi. We are very pleased to know that you had an excellent experience and particularly enjoyed dining at our Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill.

Our entire team is looking forward to welcoming you back at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr.

Kindest regards,

Nils Axing
General Manager
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2013

Yet again the Fairmont brand have managed to impress us. The hotel is fantastic, with all of the luxuries you could ever need under one roof!

Great selection of restaurants in the hotel, and all food that we had during our stay was 5 star. The swim up pool bar food was of a very high standard also, and its not often that you can say "i sat in the pool, ate lunch and had a beer".

As it was the first time we had visited Abu Dhabi, we relied on the suggestions and advice of staff, to which we were not disappointed. Extremely helpful, mixed with local knowledge and tips, contributed to an enjoyable time around the city.

The executive level is a must if you can manage the additional cost - with superb views across the creek toward the Grand Mosque its is worth the cost!

Thanks again

Room Tip: Select a room on executive level, the views are supreme towards the Grand Mosque
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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227 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

Back again and welcomed by friendly staff remembering my last visit in August.

The food is absolutely great and due to the milder climate now, one could have breakfast in the morning outside and sometimes even lunch.

Rooms are quiet and very comfortable. At the beach you are served cold water complimentary.

Feels good to be here again and makes the stay enjoyable event when you are away from home a long time.

You have to try dipping in the pool early morning
and in the evening you can stroll the waterside to a nearby Soukh

As always, the view on the Grand Mosque is fabilous!

Easy going to downtown to Abu Dhabi by taxi, around 45Dhr

Room Tip: whenever you can, get a room on the Mosque side
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Micy01
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FairmontBabAlBahr, General Manager at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
Dear Micy01,

On behalf of the entire Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Team, I would like to thank you for sharing once again your great experience at our hotel. We are delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay and we we were able to turn your moments into lasting memories.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kindest regards,

Nils Axing
General Manager
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

The hotel is very good, room was excellent but the beach was poor.

This hotel is excellent for a business trip but not for a family to have relaxation time, for me I went with my family and two young kids, there was nothing much to do, just going to swimming pool in the morning, having dinner in the evening.

Room Tip: All rooms are good
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Ramy_Wahab
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

The hotel is located right before Abu Dhabi's main roads, close to Sheikh Zayed Grand mosque. The hotel had fabulous swimming pool (in terms of size, upto 1.95 m depth, and cleanliness. Baskin Robins is also served by the swimming pool. The breakfast buffet is served in CuiScene restaurant and has quite a volume. There is a very good Arabic restaurant named "Cedar Lounge Lebanese Restaurant & Bar" which also serves shisha. There is a belly dancer present from 10 P.M in the restaurant as well.

Room Tip: Rooms on the higher floor have a better view
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AydinZ
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FairmontBabAlBahr, General Manager at Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, responded to this review, October 19, 2013
Dear AydinZ,

Greetings from Fairmont Bab Al Bahr!

Thank you for taking the time to share this positive review and for choosing to stay with us while visiting Abu Dhabi. We are delighted that you had a great dining experience at CuiScene and Cedar Lounge. I have also shared your compliments to our entire team who made your recent stay a memorable one.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Kindest regards,

Nils Axing
General Manager
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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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