Views, service, facilities, products, staff, location, it's all just stunning. I made an appointment for a hot stone massage in late December. My appointment was arranged, and when I arrived at the front of the hotel, the gent there gave me directions along with a "Welcome to the Sofitel!". Nice. The second person I encountered providing additional parking info said the exact same thing - such a nice feeling.
The Spa has a warm feeling to it, not sterile and cold feeling at all. The staff is eager to please, whether it's a pot of tea to the poolside or an extra towel, they're available and willing to do what it takes to make your visit memorable.
Though the spa was FULLY BOOKED when I visited, I never felt rushed or shuffled in any manner.... I only saw one other client the whole time I was there. There are two pools, one fresh one seawater, and I highly recommend the seawater pool. Heated to a perfect temperature you can look out over the Arabian Gulf while you float in the infinity pool. Poolside loungers are sumptious, with pillows and comfy towels.
Sauna options include a small Finnish sauna and a huge Swedish sauna. There are chilled towels and water for you once you decide to emerge, what a nice touch!
Changing facilities are private, with changing rooms and private showers that are about 8' x 8' with a rainfall from the ceiling - just lovely! Products include body soap, lotion, shampoo and conditioner that were pleasant and effective. Towels are fluffy and soft, robes are comfy and come in various sizes. Slippers are provided as well. Lockers for your personal effects are sizeable and locked, and you're given the key on a bracelet.
Lovely day, lovely visit, and I'll become a regular.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea Hotel Manama
- Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea And Spa
- Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa Manama