We now choose this wonderful hotel every time we visit Bahrain - it is a wonderful respite for us to get away from Saudi Arabia.
We had the priviledge to stay for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and we were not in any way disappointed - in fact on arriving at the front entrance we were met with the same friendly staff that we have come to expect and the hotel was indeed beautifully decorated in a very stylish way for Christmas which was a great treat for us.
We were due to eat out in Bahrain for Christmas Eve but seeing our wonderful Club Suite on the 7th floor we cancelled our dinner reservation and instead ordered in room service and enjoyed our suite instead - fantastic is the word - separate bath, shower and two toilets and lovely living room with TV and also large bedroom also with TV - we were spoilt from the minute we arrived to the minute we left.
What makes this hotel stand out is the staff - yes simply the staff and the fantastic chefs - our special thanks go out to you all and for Christmas Day lunch we dined at our favourite restaurant the Legendz - what can one say about the lunch was it was superb and very good value - the chicken liver pate was fantastic (maybe the chef could share the recipe with me), my husband also had the scallops - huge and mouth watering and although there was turkey on the menu we opted for the steak and we were certainly not disappointed no need for a steak knife either as it was so tender and just the way we like it - in fact the waiter knew and remembered we like it medium rare - now how good is that for service!
It was such a lovely Christmas and one we will never forget thanks to the staff - one slight hiccup my husband forgot to pack his suitcase so we had to hot foot it to the nearby Shopping Mall on Christmas morning to buy some essentials but made it back in time for our Christmas Lunch - oh quick mention the Christmas pudding with brandy was the icing on the cake - in a word FANTASTIC!
We then met some lovely people who also live in Saudi Arabia so we returned to the Club Lounge where there was a lot of Christmas merriment and cheer etc.
It was lovely to see Jennifer the Duty Manager again and have a chat with her - again she is so efficient but always has time to make sure that all guests are being well looked after - yes she is the star attraction that is for sure.
We also enjoyed handing out some pressies for most of the staff - sorry chefs we did not forget about you all because the next time we visit which will be very soon - we indeed will have some pressies.
The breakfast again was fantastic and yes having freshly cooked eggs or omlettes is always a big treat.
We were very sad to leave early on Boxing Day but Saudi Arabia beckoned for my husband to return back to work - pity we could not have stayed on that day for a late check out just to enjoy the spa facilities and pool - but of course we will return.
We were also presented with lovely fresh flowers, a present and a lovely chocolate log in our Club Suite but alas we forgot our chocolate log?? pity as they make the most wonderful chocolate yummy cakes.
Thank you to you all and in particular to the lovely man that cleaned our room.
Caroline and Tim Collen
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- Located in the city center next to the famous Bab Al Bahrain or Bahrain oldest market and in a walking distance to Bahrain Financial Harbor and World Trade Center, Intercontinental Regency Bahrain is an ideal address for business or leisure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Regency Bahrain Hotel Manama
- Intercontinental Bahrain
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