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Gulf Hotel Bahrain
Ranked #9 of 131 Hotels in Manama
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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90 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Probably as good as it gets”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

This is an excellent hotel in Bahrain. A great choice of dining option catering for all tastes. Rooms can vary so know what you are getting. In genera they are well sized, with large comfortable bed and excellent bathroom/shower facilities. Staff tend to be attentive but can over sell at times. Have stayed in on many occasions now and woudl recommend it but it is not cheap so be warned the bill can add up very quickly with +15% tax and +5% levy on most things including quoted room rates also check if breakfast is included.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 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
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Denis M
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Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

this is a large hotel that caters to an international clientele. The service is efficient but quite cold and not very helpful. For example, when I was trying to find a location to get passport photos, the concierge must have stepped away countless times to assist people he recognized and who were obviously much more important than I was in that moment. The internet signal is quite weak and requires that you get a new code card from the desk on the executive level each day, and then login each time you use the computer. Breakfast on the executive floor was adequate, but not great. I'd encourage any users to be sure they order from the cook rather than using the buffet items since that food was much better. Service on the executive floor was adequate but benignly disinterested and certainly not proactive. I'd be willing to stay here again, but wouldn't look forward to it. Some warmth and attentiveness would go a long way to making this a better place.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank cgr
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Athens, Greece
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34 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

tho Heat is unbearable in Gulf on summer , this hotel is a really good one for the price you are paying for , nice restaurants and a great British style pub with also nice food

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Yiorgos E
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San Diego, CA
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

I stayed here for 5 months, overall a good stay. Nice for Bahrain.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Traveling_Tobes
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Wheeling, West Virginia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

Stayed in the Gulf Hotel for 3 days on a solo vacation. So much to like about this place. Beautiful lobby, fresh fruit in the room, wireless internet is available. Large comfortable bed. I really enjoyed the pool and pool bar area. Lovely 'green space' around it and a fun and relaxed international crowd. My room had a nice view of the Grand Mosque. Large, well lit bath with bidet and a large glass shower stall. I would have preferred a tub. Full buffet breakfast in the lobby area restaurant was included in the room price. The Sherlock Holmes pub on site is one of my favorite 'watering holes' in Bahrain. Recommended and would stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank navyblu
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Additional Information about Gulf Hotel Bahrain

Property: Gulf Hotel Bahrain
Address: Al Fateh Avenue | Bldg 11, Road 3801, Block 337 Al Fateh Highway, Manama, Bahrain
Phone Number:
Region: Bahrain > Manama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Manama
#9 Luxury Hotel in Manama
#10 Business Hotel in Manama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€
Hotel Class:5 star — Gulf Hotel Bahrain 5*
Number of rooms: 361
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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