I stayed at the Elite Grande for 3 nights on a visit from Dubai to meet up with a friend. I booked a twin room and this also comes with a lounge and kitchen area. On arrival I was told I had a king bed but had to insist on my original booking of a twin room and was a bit annoyed about this as I had stipulated the need for a twin over the phone when I booked. Having said that the guy on reception quickly sorted it out and within 15 mins I was in the room. I was very impressed, it was very clean, very modern and to my surprise not only was there an en-suite but also a cloakroom (additional toilet and sink) off the living area.
Everything seemed pretty new to me and I also found the place extremely quiet despite other comments to the contrary - yes there were building works right next door but for some reason nothing was happening on those. My only gripe about the bedroom was the pillows - as previously mentioned they were extremely lumpy and uncomfortable and required a bit of pummelling to get them into shape - 2 pillows per bed would have been nice instead of one lumpy one.
My friend and I ate at the lobby restaurant one evening - the food was pretty good (I had lamb chops and got 7!!) We used a voucher from the Bahrain Entertainer so it worked out very cheap. The only criticism is - no atmosphere at all - no background music, no subdued lighting etc. Breakfast was also served here every morning and it wasn't bad - a buffet. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
We also spent each evening having nightcaps in the bar upstairs (can't remember its name) and were very impressed - good atmosphere not a bad view (over the mall) and a good range of cocktails too.
Overall I would say I would stay here again as it was within walking distance (albeit over sand and stones) to City Centre Mall and Seef Mall which is just what we needed for a girls weekend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Enjoy the comforts of your own space in a grand way! Elite Grande, an all-suites hotel, offers you the comforts of living large with the choice of a stay in a spacious suite rather than a cramped hotel room. The Elite Grande hotel is located in the Seef area just fifteen minutes' drive from the Bahrain International Airport, and adjacent to the Bahrain City Centre Mall - one of the largest shopping complexes on the island. By consistently offering the highest standard of quality, service and style, the Elite Grande welcomes its guests to a refreshingly enjoyable and hassle-free experience; any time and every time. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Elite Grande Manama
- Elite Grande Bahrain/Manama