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“Average Hotel” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ramee Baisan Hotel Bahrain

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Ramee Baisan Hotel Bahrain
Ranked #36 of 134 Hotels in Manama
Certificate of Excellence
Doha, Qatar
Level Contributor
68 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Average Hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2013

We had hard time explaining to the airport cab guy to direct us to this hotel, because there are so many Ramee hotels in Bahrain. But eventually the good man did, after calling up his buddy. So, folks most airport taxi knows this hotel as the Baisan Hotel, because that's what it was until Ramee bought it over and plastered its iconic R all over this hotel.

We decided to pick this hotel based on the many good and average reviews people had about this hotel, expecially about the nightlife offered here. Now lets get started on the nightlife provided here, shall we? Its not a family hotel, meaning they serve alcohol in abundance

There is this pub called the Warbler on the ground floor that apparently serves great Friday lunches because the queue it had snaked all the way to the entrance door. They call it the Frunch. It is by far the biggest English pub I have seen outside of Qatar. There is a study room for nerds to drink and surf at the same time, a family dining room, a stage for live bands every night, and plenty of tables at the bar and the stage front. Now, about the band that plays here every night, expect Sunday nights. They're called the Fire & Rain and really they have neither. They're the crappiest band in all of Bahrain, there's much better bands playing at The Casablanca and Ramada Palace-trust me on this one because we're both music lovers and these bands can't play the most basic, commonly popular rock songs. Their vocals were off, and these scantily clad "singers" would prance around tables consisting of middle aged Caucasians only, which we found to be very racist, so we decided to stay the subsequent nights at another hotel and decided to hit the other two hotels for their bands. The band in Ramada has a moderately big dance floor and patrons are encouraged to dance to the music. The first night we went there, we requested the DJ to play several vocal trance songs, which he didn't have but the DJ took the effort to download it and play it for us the second night we went there. We requested several songs for the band to play, and since they didn't have Abba-Gimme gimme gimme, they played Dancing queen instead. I had requested for Gimme on the first night-which they didn't play because we had left already, but when they saw us again on the second night they played it just for us. The band at Casablanca was even more fantastic, they took the effort to play a particularly complicated rock song which they hadn't played in ages but they did, just for us. And one patron got excited with all the rock songs being sung he went up and played the electric guitar himself! Bands and songs aside, the cocktails in the Warbler is probably the best in Manama. They mixed it well and the taste was great compared to other pubs elsewhere

Ramee Baisan also have Bollywood pub which features Indian girls dancing. We had front row seats here and it was fun to watch. There's also the Bistro which serves food for those seeking for a late night chow, an Arabian pub and a Russian pub. These 3 bars has dancing girls so make sure you have enough money to splash around

Ok, now about the rooms. Oddly the room was good, of course we didn't get view, because this hotel is packed with other taller hotels on all of its corners so if you're looking for a room with view, you're going to be majorly disappointed. This hotel provided us with

=really good shower soaps
=it had a bath tub
=the towels were exceptionally thick and huge, I had to wrap it twice around myself!
=the reception forgot we had make a booking via phone so they gave us complimentary orange drinks and dates.
=TV
=queen size bed
=coffee and tea set
=dressing table, chairs, writing table
=Broken air cond controller, you can see all the wiring inside
=Air cond that emitted not so cool air throughout the night. They need to get this looked at

Another thing that struck me as odd was their policy to hold guests passports until check out. Never in all my years of travelling has any hotel requested to "keep" our passports. I asked around at other hotels and they said its against their policy to hold guests passports and I can report this to the authority so I guess this whole holding unto guests passports is probably a Ramee thing. And when we questioned the receptionist why no one picked up the reception phone when we called to ask its location, he said they only have one phone and sometimes no one is around/or busy with a guest to pick it up. Yes, that's exactly what he said

We paid BD 39 for a night, and if you scout around you could probably get something better with breakfast. Ours had no breakfast

Overall I would say this hotel is very average, and what makes it popular is The Warbler and its dancing girls pubs.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Hemantsharma123, General Manager at Ramee Baisan Hotel Bahrain, responded to this review, June 22, 2013
We would first of all like to thank you for the time taken out to write the review covering so many details, which is very rarely one get to see. Generally reviewers only writes one side of the story.. Your review has very well covered pluses and areas of improvement as well. We have taken the note of your comments with regards to the reception and Warbler Band; this feedback is very critical for us and will be shared with concern person. We are glad to know that you liked Bollywood restaurant and cocktails at warbler was also up to your expectation
We may encourage using our brand website for your future reservations for any our 11 properties in Bahrain. We appreciate your comments and suggestions and surely will be paid the required attention
We look forward for your next visit to any of the Ramee Group properties in Bahrain

Best regards

Hemant Sharma
General Manager

Group sales/mkt & e-commerce
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Novo Hamburgo, RS
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

This hotel has a very good location, Is placed near from international restaurants such as Mc Donalds, Burguer King and Pizza Hut.
The hotel has internet free, so you can check your emais and social media without paying any tax.

Room Tip: The standard single room is a good option for who is looking to stay at night. The internet is free...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank rafaelhennemann
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Hemantsharma123, General Manager at Ramee Baisan Hotel Bahrain, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Dear Mr Rafael
Thank you very much for taking the time to write the review about your experience at Baisan Int l Hotel and we are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay
Thank you very much for staying with us and look forward to see you soon in near future

Best regards

Hemant Sharma
General Manager
Group Sales /Mkt & e-commerce
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
298 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

As part of an ageing walking group, we often amble to the " Warbler ".As my title depicts the fish and chips are ace. The BEST IN BAHRAIN.The only downside was that a few weeks ago I left my mobile number with staff with a request to let me know about forthcoming Xmas parties. Nobody called me.

Try the fodder...it is very good.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Mitchsan
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Hemantsharma123, General Manager at Ramee Baisan Hotel Bahrain, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Dear Mr Mitchsan
Thank you very much for taking the time to mention about Warbler. Our apologies first of all ,for not getting back to you on time. We really appreciate that you have been frequent visitor to Warbler. I was speaking to one of our team member and they do recognize you well.
Thank you very much once again

Best regards

Hemant Sharma

General Manager
Group Sales/Mkt
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Vienna, Austria
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

Clean spacious room (executive suite), very comfortable beds, stayed in the 6th floor so we didn't hear the loud music. Nice, friendly staff, great pub downstairs - the atmosphere and the staff in the pub is amazing, the brunch on Friday is lovely, variety of delicious food, tasty deserts..All in all for a short weekend stay good hotel for the value.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank DesertGirl2410
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Hemantsharma123, Director of Sales at Ramee Baisan Hotel Bahrain, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Thank you very much for your time. Our team is delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay and much liked the Friday Brunch. Feedback from our guests is the most important piece of information on which we depend most of the time. This enables us to take necessary steps to improve our offerings further and encourages our team of chefs and all service crew to do more…
We thank you once again and please do send you r suggestions whenever you are with us in near future
Warm regards

Hemant Sharma
General Manager
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

I have stayed in this hotel for a weekend , it has clean room, new beds sheets, and good room, however the room service wasn't good, we have ordered slippers and they have delivered it after more than 24 hours. The car parking doesn't have shades from the heated sun, also it was not built, it was an empty land nearby.

Room Tip: Choose upper rooms where it very far from the dance club in the second floor
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Omar-Alaqeel
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Hemantsharma123, Director of Sales at Ramee Baisan Hotel Bahrain, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Dear Mr Omar
Greetings.
Thank you for taking the time out to give us your feedback. We are glad to know that you found Hotel to be clean and room linen was also up to your expectations
Please accept our apologies that we could keep up for the service delivery time , we assure that you will find marked improvement on your next visit
Thank you for chosing Baisan Intl Hotel, part of Ramee Group of Hotels

best regards

Hemant Sharma
General Manager
Group Sales/mkt
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Middle East
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

We stay here often when we come across from Saudi for the weekend. The best thing about the hotel is the bar downstairs, fairly clean rooms and the reasonable price. Having said that, all of the rooms have been smoked in and front desk staff aren't overly friendly. Unless you stay in a top floor room, you have no chance of a good sleep due to the nightclub downstairs. The parking situation is good, though. It's included with your stay and the lot is guarded. We haven't seen hardly any ladies of the night, which is unusual for most mid-range Bahraini hotels. One problem with this hotel has been that both my husband's credit card and mine have been compromised after booking through their website. This has happened more than once to my husband so we're quite certain they were the source of the leaked info. They've also lost our reservations twice. I would look around before choosing this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank WitraB
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
98 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2011

. Stayed in this hotel on my regular gallivanting trips across the border.

This is a hotel where most clients (especially on Thu night - coming across the border) are here for R&R. There is nothing to attract such clients (including myself) to this hotel except for the bars down stairs and a place to "crash" after drinking.

The rooms are clean but they are not exactly four stars.

SanjanaS; I am actually surprise that your employer will actually book you into such hotel. If you are on a business trip, you (or your amployer) should consider better hotels such as Ritz Carlton, Gulf or Novotel. Yes, it is for security reason that your employer should book you on better hotels. Then you will not get the stare you complained about. Baisan is certainly not a hotel for a single lady. Please do your home work in future when you travel to a city that you are not familiar with and that include cities in North American, Asia and Europe and not just in Bahrain. Once again, i am really surprise that you or your employer will actually book you in Baisan on a business trip.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank hwt61
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Property: Ramee Baisan Hotel Bahrain
Address: Building no 176, Rd no 2005,Block no 320, Manama, Bahrain
Location: Bahrain > Manama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Manama
#20 Business Hotel in Manama
#34 Luxury Hotel in Manama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ramee Baisan Hotel Bahrain 4*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4 star luxury hotel is situated on Exhibition Road in the heart of Manama, next to shopping; cultural and entertainment areas. The spacious rooms, convenient for families and corporate clientele, are stylishly furnished and boast marble flooring; mini bar; en suite bathroom w/shower and bathtub; Sat TV; iron and ironing board; internet access; telephone; sitting area; A/C; hairdryer and desk. The hotel offers excellent on site dining options; 24-hour room service; free parking. ... more   less 
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