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“Las Vegas on the Gulf”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Gulf Hotel Bahrain

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Gulf Hotel Bahrain
Ranked #9 of 132 Hotels in Manama
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin, Ireland
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58 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Las Vegas on the Gulf”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2005

The Gulf Hotel is one of the biggest in Bahrain and certainly, one of the glitziest. The lobby is full of glittering chandeliers and acres of shining marble floors. Every night a man spent hours polishing all the floors, and it showed. There are eight restaurants in the hotel, most any type of ethnic food you could want, Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Italian, etc. Best fun was the Sherlock Holmes bar, which is a very traditional English pub, with typical pub grub menu, a surprise in such an upmarket hotel. Service was generally good and the Lebanese dinner cabaret is a great night out.

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2005

The Gulf Hotel is a great hotel. The pool area is the highlight with a play area for kids separate from the main pool. The compound is fully enclosed by a wall and it has a tropical feel with palm trees and nice landscaping. There are several themed restaurants that offer a variety of cuisine. The rooms are large but the pink toilets & tubs along with dark paneling and mirrors in the hallways really need updating.

  • Stayed June 2005, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2005

Great Hotel with lots going on.

Pool area was renovated recently and offers a nice relaxing area - with a seperate kids and family area away from the main pool area. Thai restaurant overlooks pool and give's outdoor area a Thai feel.

Loads of restaurants in hotels - spoilt for choice. Sherlock Holmes Bar is great and full of expats with live music.

Rooms were large and comfortable.

Hotel is great for both business and leisure travellers.

Staff were really friendly and went out of their way - late check out was offered at 8pm - which is very reasonable...

  • Stayed March 2005, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Gulf Hotel Bahrain

Property: Gulf Hotel Bahrain
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
#9 Luxury Hotel in Manama
#10 Business Hotel in Manama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Gulf Hotel Bahrain 5*
Number of rooms: 361
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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Gulf Hotel Manama
Gulf Hotel Bahrain Manama

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