Overall we had a good experience here. It's not a (luxury) hotel, but serviced apartments. For such it was very good.
The hotel was not new anymore, but it was still in a good condition. Old photos of the hotel showed it as a tall building, but nowadays it was surrounded by much taller towers.
Our apartment was big and fulfilled well our needs on a short stay. The staff was always very friendly. The breakfast area was quite small and the selection was not as big as in luxury hotels, but it was good enough for us.
There was a small supermarket and a number of restaurants on the opposite side of the road. However reaching them was not that easy, as the road couldn't be crossed there. You have to walk or drive about 600 m for them (and the drive back is even longer).
The area is a suburb of Manama, favoured by expats. The hotel was located between residential towers on a street with plenty of drive-through traffic, but no other services than the restaurant complex opposite to the hotel. There were some small shopping malls in the suburb, but they were not very close to the Somerset. The Grand Mosque was 1.8 km away by foot and the National Museum 3.3 km. Other sights were further away. Uber availability was good in the area.More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking