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Awal Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Al Khalifa Rd, Manama 3252, Bahrain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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94 reviews 94 reviews
57 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Room was large with a tiny balcony. Good location - near the souk. There is free wifi. The staff is helpful. And if you need a taxi to the airport - have them arrange it with no hassle - all for only 5D.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Parking around the hotel can be a bit exasperating, but once you're through the door the staff are friendly and you get to drop your gear off fast enough. You're over here for freedoms anyhow, and a place to sleep. The rooms are dated, but functional. The TV wasn't really watchable until after a lot of faffing around setting the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I chose the Awal Hotel due to its proximity to the Manama Souk. The streets outside the hotel are full of character and there's plenty of eateries and cold stores nearby. But I digress. The hotel is pretty old and the room decor is outdated. But it makes for a decent stay if you're not picky and want a cheap... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Accommodation is on the expensive side in Manama and the cheaper end of the market appears to be targeting bookings by the hour (if you know what I mean). But Awal Hotel is comfortable, basic, clean and super convenient - highly recommended. The location in central Manama is hard to beat. The area is full of life and has a... More

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Jackson, Wyoming
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This hotel is not new or remodeled. What you are getting is a good location in the old city near the souq for a very low price. The quality is pretty good accordingly. 17 BD for a single or about $45 per night incl tax. If you expect 5 star for that price then shame on you! This hotel has... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I booked in and used the confirmation telephone number and called on Skype for a taxi. The fellow was there waiting for me at 2 am. I checked in and got the Wi-Fi code. The lift was clean and polished stainless. The corridor told me this place was from the 50s - maybe, but CLEAN. Everything was washed, pressed and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We had a few days off from school and we decided as a family to spend it in Bahrain. We got excellent rates at the hotel - BD 35/- for a two bedroom suite. The rooms were spacious and very clean. The hotel has a comfortable parking for the car and is in a decent and peaceful locality. There are... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I stayed for two nights at the Awal Hotel in January 2014, booking via the Internet and paying 34 Bahraini dinars in total (around 55 pounds sterling). Breakfast, costing BD 2.500, was an additional charge. I thought that this represented pretty good value for money. The hotel is located near the Gold Souq and Bab al Bahrain in the heart... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

The Bab Al Bahrain and souk is located nearby. The reception guy was so kind. I cannot speak arabic, so asked him about taxi. He called an english-speaker driver. Thank you !

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Good budget hotel within city. Location may not be good for families however its decent for business travelers for minimum duration with decent facilities. Cheaper in price & a quite hotel although everything is possible in nearby distance.The staff is helping & there is luxury services of a hotel. so it is ideal for one night stay where you are... More

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Address: Al Khalifa Rd, Manama 3252, Bahrain
Location: Bahrain > Manama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Awal Hotel 3*
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Awal Hotel is ideally and conveniently located in the center of Manama, the main commercial & business district of the Kingdom of Bahrain, only 10 minutes drive from the International Airport and a short walking distance from the Bahrain seashore and the upcoming Financial harbor. The Hotel rooms are newly refurbished & renovated with all comforts and modern amenities of a three star luxury Hotel. The Hotel also has 03 specialty Restaurants with live bands and a Coffee shop. ... more   less 
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