Stayed one night only.
Had to change room as asked for non smoking but room allocated stunk of smoke. Nothing too much trouble and we had been changed in ten minutes.
Room ok but windows filthy and poor view. Quite small but fine for our use but air con took ages to work.
Pool area lovely and great service. Had Mexican meal that night which was average and awful singing which nearly prompted us to leave. Luckily the singer stopped before we got deafened. Had a dress code of no shorts which considering the standard of singing I thought was quite funny.
Location is pretty awful. Miles to ATM and nothing much at hotel. Taxi service in Bahrain seems a bit of a free for all. Although metered you still have to negiotate and invariably get ripped off. If you are a couple beware of you being a King and Queen to the taxi drivers. Translated means he is going to try to rip you off by asking you to say how much u think the taxi fare ought to be!
Wandered down to some restaurants about 10 minute walk from hotel but to be frank wouldn't go there again as not a particularly nice area. Anyway hotel itself has every type of food you would want so no real need to go out.
For a weekend break staying in the hotel, yes it would be lovely. But that's about it really.
Pool area nice, customer service excellent, location poor, breakfast very good, rooms very average from what we saw.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A luxurious five star hotel offering resort facilities with a modern city location; Enjoy the panoramic views from your newly renovated bedrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, or stay on our exclusive, discreet Platinum Floor offering some of the best vistas and services on the island. Discover the world and its delights in one of our 16 restaurants and bars, boasting a selection of diverse cuisines such as Iranian, Thai, Lebanese, Chinese, Western-Asian fusion, Japanese and continental. As a Platinum guest, you will enjoy a numerous of complimentary VIP treatments, including: •Private VIP check-in •Chilled towel and refreshing drink on arrival •Shoe-shine and one pressing on arrival •Daily newspaper and a selection of magazines •Luxurious Bvlgari White-tea amenities •Access to the dedicated Platinum Lounge and all its benefits •Buffet breakfast in the intimacy of the Platinum lounge The Platinum Lounge Our exclusive Platinum floor lounge affords our clients with the most discerning taste for excellence our signature customer service and spectacular panoramic views over Manama. Opened from 06.30 To midnight every day, the Platinum lounge not only offers all-day delightful buffets from breakfast till dinner accompanied with a wide selection of beverages, but also all business facilities like private meeting rooms, computer and other IT services access. Platinum Lounge Operating Hours (0630 am to 12 midnight) •A designated elevator and Guest Relations to welcome the guest upon arrival and will escort them from main entrance desk to the 13th floor. •Sit-in check - in while welcome drinks is being served of the guest's choice and to be escorted by a Guest Relations Officer to their room. •Full Breakfast buffet served from 0630 am. Till 1030 am. With live egg cooking. •All day self-service snacks and refreshments with fresh Danish pastries, selected sandwiches and breads. •Special Red/White wine, and selected beers are available for all day self-service consumptions. •Happy hour from 6 pm. Till 9 pm. With free selected beverages and choice of hot and cold canapes to unwind for the long day work. •Newspapers and Magazines available in the Platinum Lounge •A designated area for All day free Internet access in the Platinum Lounge. •Special Guest's Room Amenities in the Platinum Floor Rooms •Butler Services available upon requests. •Secretarial Services available in the Platinum Lounge upon requests. •Private meeting room with complimentary refreshments that can accommodate up to 8 persons. •Kids are allowed until 18:00 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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