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“Christmas in Bahrain” 5 of 5 stars
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InterContinental Regency Bahrain
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   King Faisal Highway | PO Box 777, Manama, Bahrain   |  
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Perthshire Scotland
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“Christmas in Bahrain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

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.

Kind Regards
Caroline and Tim Collen

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  • Stayed December 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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J_LombardKnight, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Regency Bahrain, responded to this review, January 3, 2012
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Collen,

On behalf of the entire team at InterContinental Regency Bahrain, we would like to thank you for wonderful feedback that has been shared amongst the team who took great delight in being of service to you during your stay over the Christmas period.

As a valued guest it gives us great pleasure to read that your overall experience exceeded your expectations with particular reference to the dining experience in Legendz on Christmas day as well as the exclusive facilities of our Club Suites.

Please do let us know when we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back to ensure your expectations are exceed on each occasion.

Kind Regards

Jennifer Lombard Knight
Guest Relations Manager
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

I have stayed in Intercontinental Regency twice in 2011 and I am glad I chose it.

Firstly, it's located in the cetner of the city and is close to the main attractions of bahrain including Seef Mall, Manama City Center and the traditional market of Manama. Additionally, the area it is located in, is the hub of Bahrain's economic activities and most multi national companies and banks are located at a walking distance to the Hotel.

Seconddly, Being a British Expat living in Dubai and having a lot of friends amongst my fellow countrymen, It's always good to see that the Guest Relations Manager is a couteous and polite British lady and we always chat about our country when i check in or out, which is always a refreshing feeling and helps me overcome my nostalgia immediately.

I stayed in Intercontinental Regency Bahrain, recently in December 2011 after a break of almost 5 months, and to my amusement and surprise, the lady at their main restaurant immedialtely recognized me. So did the bell boys and the receptionists.

The restaurant has a nice array of restaurants and a cozy pub with live music played every night. Last time i stayed there, a nice R&B band from South Africa was playing every night. I also enjoy their Italian Restaurant.

Overall, this is an excellent hotel, where all my needs are met in the most courteous of manners, and may i dare say that they always exceed my expectations. If there is anything called a perfect hotel, Intercontinental Regency Bahrain comes very close to being one.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

My stay at the InterContinental Regency Bahrain was great. The reservations were prompt in their reply, the service culture was pleasant, the team looked and sounded happy, the attention to details from the Club Reception and concierge were outstanding.

The variety of food on the buffet was generous and tasty. The Italian restaurant is a must. The Food & Beverage service was impeccable.

The renovation of the hotel have put the InterContinental Regency Bahrain on top of the list. From old to modern with state of the art equipment.

Great hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

I have istay in the hotel with my family and we spent a good time the crew was friendly, I would advise everyone to sty in hotel , also delicious food
If you visit Bahrain at the hotel did not stay to be missed a lot

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

Visited Bahrain between 29th Nov and 1st Dec. Stayed at Intercontinental Bahrain. At the outset i would like to state that this hotel is located a walking distance from my place of work - however, i would like to clarify that i have not let this prejudice my review
The best part of the experience for me was the efficient and polite staff. My check in was smooth and quick, as was my check out. The rooms are of a decent size and well laid-out. The quality of the rooms, furniture, linen, toiletries etc. are of top quality.
Called in for room service once and was happy with the food, presentation and the fact that they delivered the meal within the time they promised. The room service menu had sufficient options for Vegetarians too.
The breakfast spread was limited, but sufficient and again of top quality (don’t miss the Danish pastries ). Here too, the chef preparing the eggs took great effort and care in making my 'sunny side up' eggs, which was a pleasure to watch.
Finally, the speed of the internet was pretty quick – there was no streaming on You tube.
The only drawback was the steep rate of the stay, which was BD 90++, inclusive of internet

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

The location is great. The hotel is newly renovated. The rooms are lovely, the staff is polite and very helpful and the food is wonderful.

I stayed for three nights and couldn't have asked for better!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jeddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

Since the reopening of the hotel early this year I founfd the new staff specially the guest relation office providing great personalized service that I have not experienced in other hotels in Bahrain .

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about InterContinental Regency Bahrain

Address: King Faisal Highway | PO Box 777, Manama, Bahrain
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Location: Bahrain > Manama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Manama
#3 Luxury Hotel in Manama
#4 Romantic Hotel in Manama
#5 Family Hotel in Manama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Regency Bahrain 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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