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Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention and Spa
Ranked #7 of 132 Hotels in Manama
Certificate of Excellence
Medina, Saudi Arabia
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92 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Superb Hotel & Location”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

Stayed for one night. Very nice and luxurious hotel. Nice rooms with calm and relaxing atmosphere. The location is also very nice being close to the highway. Hotel has around nine different restaurants bringing a diversity of international and regional cuisines.
Would stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
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Ahmed H, General Manager at Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention and Spa, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Dear Jalloun ,

Thank you very much for writing this delightful comment. I will make sure that your encouraging words are shared with the rest of the team.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Gulf Hotel Bahrain soon.

On behalf of the Gulf Hotel Bahrain team,

Rahim Abu Omar
General Manager
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

I remain very impressed with this hotel (I have stayed here on 2 previous occassions), especially the food which could not be faulted in any way. Its definately not the cheapest option but what do you expect from a 5 star hotel in Bahrain. The facilities are top rte and the staff friendly. My only complaint was that things seemed somewhat dissorganised when I was checking in and this process took much longer than I wouold normally expect. But appart from that I have no complaints and i would definatekly recommencd staying here.

Room Tip: The chinese restaurant is definately the best
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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1 Thank neilcrai
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Ahmed H, General Manager at Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention and Spa, responded to this review, April 1, 2014
Dear Neilcrai ,

Thank you for giving us the feedback on your recent stay. We appreciate you sharing your experience with us.
We have noted your observations regarding reception team staff, in which we fell short of your expectations during your stay with us,
rest assured that this will be look into.

We do hope to welcome you back to Gulf Hotel Bahrain in the near future.

On behalf of the Gulf Hotel Bahrain team,

Rahim Abu Omar
General Manager
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Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

This hotel ha a great pool area for the kids. The swim up bar and happy hour at the Thai restaurant are a must and there is a great outside area for the kids to play. The breakfast is good. Depending on which "tower" you stay in the rooms may be outdated. I believe all rooms are being upgrades. Good service and location.

Stayed October 2013
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Thank Srampling
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Ahmed H, Assistant E-Commerce Manager at Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention and Spa, responded to this review, March 11, 2014
Dear Srampling

Thank you for taking the time to reviewing our property...
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Gulf Hotel Bahrain.

I would like to encourage you to try more of our restaurants when you visit us again like (Takhet Jamsheed (Iranian) , Sato (Japanese) or China Garden) we have a wide range of Fine-dine restaurants from various ends of the globe.

And yes it is true that we will be having a major renovation in the South Wing and in the apartments soon and we will be opening our Spa by early 2015...

We are all looking forward to have you back with us this summer when you can enjoy Bahrain’s sun, Special Summer Rates , and our Swimming pools while enjoying the Gulf Hotels Hospitality…

Warm Regards,
The Gulf Hotel Family
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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78 reviews
49 hotel reviews
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

This hotel calls itself 5*, but from the moment I checked in, it felt inferior. Reception staff clearly very over-worked, so not their fault, but consequently unfriendly, unsmiling and not very helpful. For my whole stay (2 nights/2 days) it was the same - queues of guests at Reception, and not enough staff, very frustrating for everyone. Room was small, terrible location with building site outside, no view. 'Free' wifi was a joke, and on the second day it crashed completely - no service. Totally unacceptable. Food in Italian restaurant was very good, but the miserable, unfriendly waiters spoiled the experience. Also the decor made it feel like the1970s.. Good breakfast buffet. There are plenty of much better hotels in the same location - I won;t ever return to the Gulf Hotel, even though I'm a Gulf Air frequent flier (not acknowledged by the hotel in any way))

Room Tip: TRy to get the new wing
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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1 Thank Peter L
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Ahmed H, Assistant E-Commerce Manager at Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention and Spa, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Dear Mr. Peter

Thank you very much for taking the time to reviewing our property ,It is only through valuable feedback such as your own that we are able to honestly evaluate our product and continually improve the services we offer to our guests

Whilst we apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during your stay … your comments have been forwarded to the concerned managers who will be doing the necessary to insure that future guests do not face bad experiences in the future …

Once again, we would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us and we wish you are having a great day.

Kind regards
The Gulf Hotel Family
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Arrived at midnight and was met with friendly and efficient service. Club room was large and well equipped. Fresh fruit and water was appreciated and I eventually worked out how to use the bedside light consul. Bathroom well set out and good products and the free internet connection worked well. The gym was excellent and my colleagues tell me the pool and bar was well worth a visit. Late checkout the next night and then dinner in the Chinese restaurant which provided tasty food well presented and with efficient service. Overall a very good experience and a hotel that I will certainly return to.

Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Graham S
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Ahmed H, Assistant E-Commerce Manager at Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention and Spa, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Mr. Phil,

Thank you very much for taking the time to reviewing our property.
We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Your feedback has been shared with the guest relations staff and naturally your comment encourages our Team to continue to strive to exceed our guest’s expectations.

Once again, we thank you for selecting the Gulf Hotel as your preferred Hotel in Bahrain and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Gulf Hotel in the near future.

We wish you are having a wonderful day Mr. Phil

Kind regards
The Gulf Hotel Family
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San Francisco, California
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208 reviews
105 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2014

The lobby is reached by an escalator from the first floor, and looks grand. Check-in was swift and efficient. The room was OK, nothing special. An ergonomic chair instead of an old piece of furniture to sit at the desk would have been an improvement. Internet access is free but very slow; it was impossible to attach and send a file of more than 4 MB. The bathroom is also just OK; a bit tired looking. Water flowing into the sink was a bit brown at first and there were air pockets that made it splutter.

Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Italian and Mexican restaurants are clustered around a central courtyard off of the main lobby. I had 2 breakfasts and one evening meal at the buffet in the main generic restaurant. Nothing memorable. The choices at breakfast were not as vast as at some hotels. Service was attentive.

In summary, the Gulf Hotel falls easily into the average range. The overall impression is a bit dark, tired and old. Apparently a $40 million refurbishment is planned, and will be welcomed.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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2 Thank David W
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Ahmed H, Assistant E-Commerce Manager at Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention and Spa, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Dear Mr. David,
Thank you very much for taking the time to reviewing our property…

We apologies for the inconvenience you have experienced during your stay with the Internet as well as for the Issue with the flowing water into the sink.
We had a recent maintenance to our pressure and water systems which may have caused the air pockets you have mentioned...
Please accept our apology for the inconvenience.

And yes, we are going to have a major renovation in 2014 just in time for our 45th anniversary.
we would like to take this chance to invite you back to experience the new south wing rooms first hand…
And I would urge you to have Lunch or dinner in any of our Restaurants and we promise you will be impressed …
Your comments about Breakfast have been forwarded to the concerned department and they will do the necessary…

Thank you very much Mr. David for sharing your valuable feedback with us. It is only through valuable feedback such as your own that we are able to honestly evaluate our product and continually improve the services we offer to our guests.

We are looking forward to having you back with us soon.

Our Team would like to wish you a very nice day ...

Kind Regards,
The Gulf Hotel Family
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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96 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Had a weekend at this hotel in late November 2013. Booked at the executive tower and expected better service. I would choose this hotel again based on rates and not on exemplary servicve. Room amenties were good, Shower was nice. Could not use the open space pool due to the weather. the grounds are very nice.

Room Tip: Summer time, would be a great hotel due the grounds and teh well kept garden. book at the executive...
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank SalehAlSaikhan
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Ahmed H, Assistant E-Commerce Manager at Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention and Spa, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Dear Mr. Saleh,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property..

We are glad that you liked the hotel and its rooms however we are disappointed that you found the service below your expectations …

Your comments have been forwarded to the concerned department who will be taking corrective measures to insure that we always meet with our guest’s expectations …
Allow me to take this opportunity to invite you back to our hotel soon in order for your to experience the improvement in service for yourself …

Once again Mr. Saleh, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your valuable comments with us and we are looking forward to having you back with us.

We Wish you a have a Wonderful day ..

Kind Regards,
The Gulf Hotel Family
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Property: Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention and Spa
Address: Al Fateh Avenue | Bldg 11, Road 3801, Block 337 Al Fateh Highway, Manama, Bahrain
Phone Number:
Location: Bahrain > Manama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Manama
#7 Luxury Hotel in Manama
#10 Business Hotel in Manama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention and Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 468
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A luxurious five star hotel offering resort facilities with a modern city location; Enjoy the panoramic views from your newly renovated bedrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, or stay on our exclusive, discreet Platinum Floor offering some of the best vistas and services on the island. Discover the world and its delights in one of our 16 restaurants and bars, boasting a selection of diverse cuisines such as Iranian, Thai, Lebanese, Chinese, Western-Asian fusion, Japanese and continental. As a Platinum guest, you will enjoy a numerous of complimentary VIP treatments, including: •Private VIP check-in •Chilled towel and refreshing drink on arrival •Shoe-shine and one pressing on arrival •Daily newspaper and a selection of magazines •Luxurious Bvlgari White-tea amenities •Access to the dedicated Platinum Lounge and all its benefits •Buffet breakfast in the intimacy of the Platinum lounge The Platinum Lounge Our exclusive Platinum floor lounge affords our clients with the most discerning taste for excellence our signature customer service and spectacular panoramic views over Manama. Opened from 06.30 To midnight every day, the Platinum lounge not only offers all-day delightful buffets from breakfast till dinner accompanied with a wide selection of beverages, but also all business facilities like private meeting rooms, computer and other IT services access. Platinum Lounge Operating Hours (0630 am to 12 midnight) •A designated elevator and Guest Relations to welcome the guest upon arrival and will escort them from main entrance desk to the 13th floor. •Sit-in check - in while welcome drinks is being served of the guest's choice and to be escorted by a Guest Relations Officer to their room. •Full Breakfast buffet served from 0630 am. Till 1030 am. With live egg cooking. •All day self-service snacks and refreshments with fresh Danish pastries, selected sandwiches and breads. •Special Red/White wine, and selected beers are available for all day self-service consumptions. •Happy hour from 6 pm. Till 9 pm. With free selected beverages and choice of hot and cold canapes to unwind for the long day work. •Newspapers and Magazines available in the Platinum Lounge •A designated area for All day free Internet access in the Platinum Lounge. •Special Guest's Room Amenities in the Platinum Floor Rooms •Butler Services available upon requests. •Secretarial Services available in the Platinum Lounge upon requests. •Private meeting room with complimentary refreshments that can accommodate up to 8 persons. •Kids are allowed until 18:00 ... more   less 
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