Ratings based on 169 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.7 Room comfort
4.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom Abu Dhabi

Not as good as the first time

Posted May 18, 2015
Pros: The lobby is nice. It is an easy walk to the souk. The view of the Grand Mosque is fantastic. Simon in reception was thoughtful, as were all staff.
Cons: The floor in the room was not clean. The pool was too warm. The sink wouldn't drain, toilet took several flushes, and there was not enough water.
Location: Lots of things (Grand Mosque, water sports, souk) are convenient.
I returned to the Fairmont Bab Al Bhar in May of 2015 hoping to relive the lovely experience I had there in the fall of 2011. I was disappointed. The condition of the hotel did not match the memories I had of it. The floors in the room were not clean. There were only 2 bottles of water in a room for 2 in Abu Dhabi. There was no fruit to greet me as there had been in 2011. :( The sink stopper did not work. The toilet did not flush properly. However,the service personnel were friendly and responsive to my requests to bring water, fix the sink etc... I would think that a hotel of this caliber and cost would have already taken care of these things, and I would not have to spend my vacation time calling for service.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom JPN

Spacious hotel complex with large pool area

Posted May 6, 2015
Large pool area with a few activities for kids (toddler pool, table tennis, trampoline). Generally good service and friendly staff although sometimes the waiters came across too eager to push certain food / drink packages. Good pool and a man-made beach. Unlikely to swim in the sea area as it is more like a harbour than an ocean. Food is expensive across the city and there are very limited options without transport from the hotel. Good for 2 or 3 night stop-over, not sure if I'd stay for a week. Breakfast is of a good standard on a buffet basis, but pricey - as is the special 4 hour brunch one day at the weekend. Refrigerator has little space for own food/drinks. Views across to the Mosque are very pleasant.
Comment from Hotel Management
May 13, 2015 by Hotel Management, Hotel Management
Dear Mark UK, Thank you very much for staying with us and for taking the time to post your valuable feedback. We sincerely appreciate all your comments and have shared your review with the relevant departments. Once again, thank you for choosing Fairmont Bab Al Bahr and we look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Management
3 out of 5
by A verified travelerfrom roma

Hotel discreto

Posted Apr 12, 2015
Per quanto sia un bellissimo albergo con 3 ristoranti molto buoni, la location è decisamente decentrata dal lungomare di abu dhabi (che poi è il cuore della citta). Pessima la pulizia delle stanze e discreto il room service. È un 5 stelle solo per la struttura ma per i servizi direi che è tra un 3 e 4 stelle.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom New Jersey

Amazing Views

Posted Apr 7, 2015
Pros: The views
Cons: a better way to make hot tea, because everything else was great
Location: it is far from things but there is a Souk next door and the Mosque is less than 10mins away
From check in to check out the hotel staff was great. The view from the hotel was breathtaking day and night time. The room was comfortable and the hotel was very accommodating for all our needs.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 16, 2015 by Hotel Management , Hotel Management
Dear Elizabeth, Thank you very much for sharing your great experience at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. Our entire team is looking forward to welcoming you back on your next Abu Dhabi trip. Kind regards, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Management
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Geneve

Très bon séjour

Posted Feb 21, 2015
Pros: Vue personnel très serviable et très sympathique Piscine
Cons: Propreté de la chambre un peu approximatif
Ayant choisi une chambre Fairmont Gold, on avait le droit tout au Long de séjour et tout au Long de la journée à un service de snaking qui était très appréciable. La piscine est très bien conçue et chauffée, ce qui était très bien pour une famille avec bebe. De plus, il y avait assez de transat et assez de parasol pour tous les clients de l'hôtel. Bouteille d'eau gratuite à la piscine.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

Amazing hotel

Posted Feb 13, 2015 on Hotels
Lovey
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 25, 2015 by Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Team, Hotel Management
Greetings from Fairmont Bab Al Bahr! Thank you very much for staying at our hotel and giving us a perfect rating. It was a pleasure to have you as our guest. Our entire team is looking foward to welcoming you back for another great experience soon. Kind regards, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Management
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Toronto,

Very very nice Hotel for both families or couples!

Posted Feb 5, 2015
i spent five days enjoying the breakfast on the morning as well as the sea view fro m my room with the amazing swimming pool and beach to enjoy a chill time !
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 12, 2015 by Hotel Management, Hotel Management
Dear Amore, Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us while visiting Abu Dhabi. It brings us pleasure to know that you have enjoyed your recent stay with us. Our entire team is looking forward to welcoming you back for another great experience soon. Kind regards, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Management
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

NIce getaway

Posted Feb 4, 2015 on Hotels
It was a great overnight stay. The breakfast food was more limited than most restaurants but good anyway
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 18, 2015 by Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Team, Hotel Management
Greetings from Fairmont Bab Al Bahr! Thank you very much for staying with us and taking the time to share your valuable feedback. We sincerely appreciate your comments and our entire team is looking forward to welcoming you once again in the near future. Kind regards, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Management
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by mohammad

Posted Jan 25, 2015 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 4, 2015 by Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Team, Hotel Management
Dear mohammad, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr. It was a great pleasure to have you as our guest. Our entire team is looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Management
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by TALIP

Posted Jan 22, 2015 on Hotels
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 4, 2015 by Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Team, Hotel Management
Dear TALIP, Greetings from Fairmont Bab Al Bahr! Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us. It was a great pleasure to have you as our guest. Our entire team is looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Management