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“Nice and safe place for families” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Bahrain
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bld 87, Road 2003 Block 320: Al Hoora, Manama, Bahrain   |  
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Ranked #16 of 116 Hotels in Manama
Singapore, Singapore
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81 reviews 81 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Nice and safe place for families”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The exterior is deceptive and if you are not careful, you could even miss the entrance to this fine hotel. Once inside, you walk in to the spacious reception at the end of a large lounge to be greeted by helpful staff. The check in took minimum time, as they had everything ready. I preferred to pay in advance as I was carrying a lot of Dinars. One felt very secure at the sight of the guard strategically placed covering both the entrance and the lifts. The additional security of inserting the room key card for the lift to work also exists.
The room was spacious enough and equipped with essentials like TV, fridge, tea maker etc. My request for pressing my suit brought an ironing board and iron box promptly. Yes, there is no wifi in the room but the wired connection is quite fast. The only glitch I noticed is that the phone did not work for calling outside and every time I had to get connected by the reception/operator. Although it is a new hotel, they could not rectify or replace the instrument in the 3 days I stayed .
The buffet breakfast in the Great Room was quite satisfying and had a selection of continental and Arab items. The staff there was unobtrusive but helpful.
The location is in a peaceful area and one can walk across to a street which has a large number of eating and shopping places.
Me and my wife enjoyed the hospitality and would certainly go back to Holiday Inn Express, Al Hoora, Manama.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Riyadh
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

The HIex is a gem of a find which I somewhat hesitate to recommend out of pure selfishness....I don't want a single thing to change! It's conveniently located to most of my areas for F&B, business and any diversion I seek. The management team, headed by the very pleasant Luca, is ever present and eager to serve. Their staff is attentive and polite and eager to serve any request. The interior decor is contemporary and fresh and the rooms, although not spacious, are adequate, well designed and euro-sleek. The cost for value here is unbeatable. So, reluctantly, I highly recommend.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Doha, Qatar
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112 reviews 112 reviews
60 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

The hotel is reasonably priced, clean and good. Only negative, no free WIFI in the rooms, however there is free internet cable in the rooms and free WIFI in the lobby.

Room has coffee/tea maker, safe, toiletries, english channels.

Breakfast is very normal, still up to the standards. Several grocery shops around.

Taxis available near by.

Just behind is Holiday Villa Hotel which is slightly better sea view larger rooms and with free in room WIFI and breakfast for same price. Next time we will try that.

Overall a good place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HIEXBahrain_0812, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bahrain, responded to this review, June 18, 2013
Dear AjeshK,
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We appreciate your comments about our service and product.
Our guests can enjoy free internet through Wi-Fi in our lobby, lounge, restaurant and Wired inside the guestrooms.
The cost of Bahrain Dinars 5 for the usage of 24hrs Wi-Fi in the bedroom has the only purpose to guarantee a high speed connection rather than offer for free with the consequent result of having many users connected with multiple devices and a slow connection.
We also would like to inform you that the hotel you have mentioned behind us is not part of Holiday Inn Brand (IHG) and consequently you cannot enjoy the benefits available through the most awarded fidelity program in the world.
I do hope that you will visit us again soon and look forward to welcoming you back to Holiday Inn Express Bahrain.

Luca de Stefano
General Manager
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West Hartford, Connecticut
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

The hotel was relatively new, rooms clean with good basic amenities. Friendly restaurant and upstairs lounge staff. Front desk staff were mixed. Some were grumpy to give out the free wifi code as if it was an imposition. Was on business and would stay again on business at the hotel.

Room Tip: Higher floor away from street noise. Can be a busy area.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Good location, Hard Rock Cafe just around the corner. Clean spacious room with nice sea view, good breakfast buffet, friendly staff. Very quiet, excellently sound-proof walls. Bathroom spacious enough. Will definately come back.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Trencin, Slovakia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Cold, anonymous also when you enter the lobby. Still clean and with the necessary services. Technology, but a little annoying. To take the elevator you have to use the pass. The furniture from sadness even if practical. However, the staff is friendly and helpful. The location is central and convenient. The price is in relation compatible. I recommend it only to people like me will stop one or two nights for work or is passing through.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Bahrain, responded to this review, July 3, 2013
Dear Alfredo P,

Thank you for staying with us and providing us with your valuable feedback. I appreciate the compliments on the staff and the level of service provided. It encourages our team members to work even harder and consistently delight our guests. However, I would like to apologize for any inconvenience the hotel conditions may have caused you. I have taken note and wish to thank you for all your valuable comments. These are of great importance to us and allow us to monitor and improve our facilities continually. Thank you for staying with us and we all hope to have an opportunity to serve you again.

Sincerely,

Janice A
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Manama, Bahrain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

I come over from Saudi for weekend whenever possible and ALWAYS stay at the HIEX Manama! It is reasonably priced, excellent value, clean neat and tidy! The Staff are always friendly and accommodating and the Management excellent,. Simply put for an Hotel in this range you get 5 star Service and product for a 3 star price!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Bahrain

Address: Bld 87, Road 2003 Block 320: Al Hoora, Manama, Bahrain
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Location: Bahrain > Manama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Manama
#6 Romantic Hotel in Manama
#16 Luxury Hotel in Manama
#18 Business Hotel in Manama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Express Bahrain 4*
Number of rooms: 274
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