Decent if old-fashioned property, but really substandard service. Despite booking directly at the IHG website, they first couldn't find my reservation at all, and when faced with my confirmation e-mail, took 30 minutes (!) to check us in despite there being precisely zero other guests waiting -- that's a pretty long time to stand at a desk drumming your fingers. The concierge refused to call the bus station for us, the front desk refused to break a bill into smaller notes without a 5% commission, and the website conveniently forgot to mention that the pool and garden were noisily being renovated. (Although the pool, all concrete and Astroturf, sure needs more help than just reinstalling the fence around it.) And as a cherry on top, at checking out they had the effrontery to demand a surcharge for having two people in my room, although we had checked into a twin, received two keys on check in and my reservation stated "MAX 2 PEOPLE".
On the upside, the room was in working order, they did serve ice-cold Coronas at the pool, and it was fun to watch the Saudis down brewskis and leer at the Filipina dancers in hotpants at the bar. The breakfast buffet was also decent and only mildly overpriced.
- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Bahrain Hotel
- Crowne Plaza Bahrain Hotel Manama
- Crowne Plaza Manama
- Crowne Plaza Hotel Bahrain
- Crowne Plaza Bahrain Manama
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Crowne Plaza Hotel Bahrain with its 246 well appointed rooms and suites all with high speed internet access is the perfect location for the business traveler as it is within the diplomatic area where most of the banks and embassies are located and conveniently situated within 10 minutes of the airport. The Crowne Plaza Hotel Bahrain has a large business, conference and banqueting venue experienced in catering for all events and occasions. The Bahrain Conference Centre, conveniently adjoining the hotel is a purpose built venue that is undoubtedly one of the most versatile centers imaginable in Bahrain, whatever your requirements the Crowne Plaza Bahrain Hotel will ensure that your event will be a success. The Crowne Plaza Bahrain Hotel has a true understanding of taste. Our hotel guests are offered an array of dining delights from the elegant Waves Seafood Restaurant, an authentic and distinct flavours of India from Spice Indian Restaurant, Harvesters typical British pub with draught beer and pub food featuring live entertainment nightly, the La Mosaique All day dining restaurant with specialty evenings and Tracks Sports Bar where all the latest sports are broadcasted live on a large screen. ... more less
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