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Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
Ranked #2 of 132 Hotels in Manama
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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“Needs to make sure it keeps standards up to stay on the top!”
Reviewed August 4, 2012

Second stay at this new Bageani hotel that's a welcome change to the Ritz and Gulf, feels like you're in 2012! Had a great break for our anniversary but sun loungers, furniture, communal areas starting to look a little tired already. Please keep up the standards or you will lose the edge! Club Lounge staff were outstanding

  • Stayed May 2012
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Hotel M, General Manager at Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, responded to this review, August 6, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for posting your review on Trip Advisor, we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us during your anniversary this year. Thank you also for your comments about our Club Millesime team, I will pass these on and I am certain this will serve as encouragement for continuing to strive for excellence in service and quality.

We will relay your comments about our guest facilities onto the management, I am sure that these comments will be addressed and the standards better maintained for the future.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa in the future.

Please do not hesitate to contact us on h6722-sl9@sofitel.com upon your next visit.

Sincerely


Bert Plas
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Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

We had a great time in Sofitel Zallaq. The hotel is very spacious, has a nice beach and pool.
It's a bit far (20 mins) from the capital so it's perfect for weekend/romantic getaways.
All the rooms are sea view and have a balcony. Amazing view from the room. The staff are nice and attentive.
The beach tends to be too hot in summer time (June-August).

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Chica1420
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Hotel M, General Manager at Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, responded to this review, August 6, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa for your recent stay in Bahrain.

We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your kind comments on the spaciousness of our hotel, your enjoyment of our beach and pool and of course the view over the Arabian Gulf.

Thank you also for your comments about our staff, I look forward to passing this onto our team.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa; please do contact us on h6722-sl9@sofitel.com during your next visit to our hotel.

Sincerely,

Bert Plas
General Manager
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Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

I was looking for a long time for a property in the gcc just to come and relax to being close to saudi and close to some attractions in bahrain it was the ideal location and amazing beach they have some really amazing suits but was over my budget maybe next time hotel is highly reommendable and will be comming here again

  • Stayed June 2012
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Thank muhanadooo
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Hotel M, General Manager at Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, responded to this review, August 8, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review of our hotel on Trip Advisor.
We are happy that you enjoyed our beach and our hotel’s location; we thank you for your comment about our suites, it is always very helpful to receive feedback on our hotel and facilities.
Please do not hesitate to contact us again (h6722-sl9@sofitel.com) upon your next visit to Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa.

Sincerely,

Bert Plas
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Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

Hotel was a bit empty but waw totally relaxing rooms where super and the size was exactly what i expected great rates for ramadan and for eid from i heard beach is very nice and so is the gym i think this is a hotel i will come back to

  • Stayed August 2012
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Thank mahdi233
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Hotel M, General Manager at Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, responded to this review, August 8, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for your recent review of our hotel on Trip Advisor.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and especially that you found our rooms pleasing and relaxing. Thank you for your comments with regards to our Ramadan and Eid promotions, we hope that you will take advantage of these and look forward very much to welcoming you to our hotel again soon.

Sincerely,

Bert Plas,
General Manager,
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

We went to this resort during the weekend. It was fully packed and you could see that the staff had both experience in dealing with such situation and also didn't care about guests satisfaction. If you like being treated like a cattle, don't hesitate! The Resort is about 30 minutes from central Manama which is convenient, and 1 hr from Saudi Arabia which make up the majority of guests.

The facilities are quite nice and well maintained. The beach is fantastic and since it is one of the few beach resorts in Bahrain, it makes a difference. The pool is also quiet nice. We didn't use the gym or spa due to limited timing, but we heard great things from our friends.

The room was very nice with a nice bed, working area and large bathroom with separate bathroom and shower. We also had a nice terrace overlooking the beach, pool and sea. It was definitely the best room product we have seen in Bahrain with the Kempinski.

Now, let's get to the issues. First of all the dining experience in this property was quiet poor and the prices ridiculous for Bahrain. Breakfast was untasty with a small buffet which lead to fights (you heard me right) to get an omelette, coffee or orange juice. Not the best way to start your day. We went to their shisha restaurant with equally poor service and complete lack of care for your satisfaction. We also ordered room service and the food was ok. Not the best pizza in the world and at 30 USD a piece, we had some expectations.

While the beach and pool were nice, they had a group in-house and organized some incentive at the beach and pool during the middle of the afternoon. Games and noises for families for this specific group. The noise from the microphone and music was so loud, that people started to complain to be told that "this is an important group to us and they can't do anything about the noise". Not a great way to treat customers! We retreated to our room to avoid the noise only to realize that the soundproofing of our room was very poor.

Checkin and checkout was difficult with long queues to get your room or bill. I can understand that in a busy resort but all the staff were rude there with exception of front office manager who could only do his best to make everyone happy. The shock really came when they told us that they were not showing the euro game (my team was playing on that night) as they cancelled their subscription to the local provider! Now, when I pay 100 USD for a room, I have little expectations, but for a 300 USD room, 30 minutes drive from any other place on the island, it was a real shocker.

So overall I would advise on staying at this resort, but try to avoid weekends and local holiday season. The Resort is not ready to handle such high number of guests! We will probably not be back especially considering the value for money.

Room Tip: All rooms are seaview and have a nice terrace. I wouldn't recommend rooms on low floor as you wo...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hotel M, General Manager at Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your feedback and taking time to post your comments on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our luxury rooms as well as the facilities of our La Plage beach club.

We have reviewed your comments regarding your stay with us at Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa; we do take all comments seriously and appreciate all feedback received from our guests. We apologize for the poor service provided during check-in and check-out in addition to the higher than expected noise levels from the event taking place on our terraces. We have since implemented strict guidelines on events that may inadvertently include hotel guests and hope that this issue will not re-surface again.

We also regret your dissatisfaction with our restaurant facilities; these and all your comments have been passed onto the relevant department heads who will use this information to improve our quality of service.

We apologize for our not being able to offer you the opportunity to enjoy the Euro Cup 2012 matches in Tapas, we have since rectified this problem and hope to be able to serve your needs better in the future.

Once again we apologize and are disappointed that we could not on this occasion meet and exceed your expectations. We hope that in the future we will have the opportunity to serve you again.

Please do not hesitate to contact me on h6722-sl9@sofitel.com to discuss your concerns and comments further; I would be most interested in speaking with you.

Sincerely,

Bert Plas
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

My husband and I took advantage of the Ramadan special and went to stay for his birthday instead of the usual meal out. As it was Ramadan there is no alcohol permitted in the public areas of the hotel but it can be ordered in the room and we had large bags :)
From the minute we checked in we were met with friendly helpful people. We asked for a late checkout the next day and were able to stay on and use the wonderful facilities until 4pm as the hotel was very quiet.
Ramadan is a very quiet time at the hotels in Bahrain and it was just what we wanted. We were able to sit in the shade beside the wonderful pool or on the beach and read our books with only the noise of birds and lapping water. We only saw a handful of other people. There is one restaurant only open in Ramadan as well as the Gabgha tent, but we preferred to have room service. A wonderful heated trolley came to the room with our food .The trolley was quickly transformed in to a table and we then enjoyed a very good wagyu beef hamburger.
The room we had was the most basic one but was huge and luxurious in a tasteful Arabic style. The toiletries were good quality L'Occitance products and there were robes and slippers provided. The room was turned down later in the day and fresh towels put out, bins emptied etc. Due to the shape of the hotel, all rooms have a balcony and sea view. We were on the second floor and we thought that the ground floor rooms would be less private as people walk past them to go to the beach/pool. The bathroom had an excellent shower, a toilet in a separate room off the bathroom and there was also a large free standing bath. The gym was very good and we regretted not bringing our workout gear. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hotel M, General Manager at Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on Trip Advisor following your stay at Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa.

We are delighted to read your review and it gives us great pleasure to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We are also very appreciative of your comment regarding the relaxing nature of our beach and pool area in addition to your excellent feedback on our In-Room dining service. I will pass these and all your comments onto our team and am sure this will serve to boost their moral and levels of service still further.

Thank you again for posting your comments to Trip Advisor, please do not hesitate to contact me on h6722-sl9@sofitel.com during your next visit to Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa.

Sincerely,

Bert Plas
General Manager
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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

I had the most amazing stay at Sofitel Bahrain...amazing views, attentive staff, lost of dining choices, awesome spa and the list goes on. I stay regularly at the most expensive and interesting hotels all over the world with the Millionaire Group but it is the people who make a difference at hotels...I reckon Sofitel took over the best people in the hospitality industry and placed them at Sofitel Bahrain

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Hotel M, General Manager at Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, responded to this review, July 29, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for staying at Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa and taking the time to review your stay with us on TripAdvisor. It is good to know that you enjoyed our selection of restaurants, the view from your room and especially the service of our Ambassadors. I will share your review with the Management team, I am sure this will keep up our motivation level and assist us in continuing to provide the excellent service that we are known for.

Please do not hesitate to contact me on h6722-sl9@sofitel.com during your next visit to Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa.

Sincerely,


Bert Plas
General Manager
Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
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Property: Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
Address: 105 Zallaq Highway, Building 2015 | Block 1055, Zallaq, Manama, Bahrain
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Location: Bahrain > Manama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Manama
#1 Spa Hotel in Manama
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Manama
#2 Romantic Hotel in Manama
#2 Luxury Hotel in Manama
#5 Business Hotel in Manama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 262
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa offers guests a paradise setting to enjoy an idyllic stay with spectacular views over the Arabian Gulf. The hotel is an exclusive resort catering to both leisure and business travelers and offers the uniqueness of a luxurious location amidst views of the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf. Sofitel Bahrain celebrates the Kingdom’s legendary hospitality with a French flair and is the first hotel within the GCC countries to offer the unique relaxation of Thalassotherapy. The Thalassa Sea & Spa at Sofitel Bahrain covers 2,000 square meters on two floors; the complex features 14 treatment rooms utilizing marine based products to offer a unique series of Thalassotherapy treatments, massages and wellness programmes. Guests of the Thalassa Sea & Spa can also enjoy a seawater hydrotherapy pool, a freshwater pool, saunas, steam rooms, a hairdresser for men and a beauty salon for women, as well as a Yoga & Pilates studio. Sofitel Bahrain offers 262 rooms and suites, combining comfort and elegance and offering lavish furnishings with breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf. Within the hotel are 28 suites including 21 Prestige Suites, 6 rooftop Opera suites each offering a private terrace and infinity pool and one Royal Suite complete with a Jacuzzi, private terrace, infinity pool and a uniquely regal design and furnishings. The hotel offers a large swimming pool complete with a swim-up pool bar situated adjacent to its private beach and 5 restaurants. Located on Zallaq Beach 5 minutes from the Bahrain International Circuit, 25 minutes from the heart of Manama and 30 minutes from the Bahrain International Airport, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa offers the perfect location for a relaxed vacation away from the city or a luxurious vacation with convenient access to the city. ... more   less 
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