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“Cheap, safe, clean place to stay right near the old souk in Manama.”

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Oriental Palace Hotel
Ranked #94 of 136 Hotels in Manama
Reviewed April 23, 2012

This 1970s hotel is very tired and as you look in the old dining room or corridors you might wonder what you have done. But the simple rooms have been recently redecorated and are clean. The hotel is safe and the staff very helpful. You can walk to the souk and eat for a few dollars in the Indian restaurants. It's very cheap for Bahrain and is well away from the sleazy hotels at the other end of the souk. Safe, clean, cheap.

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Reviewed March 24, 2012

Pretty tough to find especially at night. If you’re not used to driving in Bahrain, driving through tiny one-way streets in the city center will be frustrating. The hotel looks like it hasn’t seen any remodeling since the 1970’s. Furniture, carpet and curtains all look like they’ve been used since the 1970’s. But the rooms were still pretty clean. Beds were rock hard but overall it was a decent place for one night. It’s in the middle of the souq area, so good location for shopping.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 23, 2012

If you want to catch something nasty then this is the place to stay. Only good point, friendly staff.

Room Tip: Plenty of better hotels in are to choise from
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

It is a good value for the money, breakfast is certainly edible and the room was adequate. The only problem I had was getting my bearings. If you make a wrong turn when leaving the hotel, you can easily get lost in a maze of tiny streets and have the feeling that you are in some tiny backwater, however, the main roads are really quite close, just make sure you get directions before you step out of the hotel. Had I done that, my stay would have been much more pleasant.
Also, once you find the main street it is easy to get a taxi to the airport. Overall, a good value for the money.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 26, 2011

Well if u r going to Bahrain to have some party then this is the worst place u will choose. The rate is cheap but so is the vicinity of the hotel. It is far from the good clubs or pubs. It is situated in the area of narrow streets and if we didnt had the GPS then we would not have been to reach the hotel.

There are not much options at the breakfast and the lobby and rooms are pretty ordinary. I would only advice to go to this hotel if you want to save the money...

However, the staff of the hotel is very cooperative and friendly!!!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 24, 2010

Great value for money. Much cheaper than other places available on the internet. It is centrally located in Manama just near the souk. The decor is tired and it is like being in a time warp - the 1970s. Breakfast is fine.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 20, 2010

Was really unsure (18 BD) about 30quid is so cheap for B&B basis, but it was fine

Good points
Clean, firm bed, everything worked in the room and AC was super efficient,
Breakfast was simple, but Francis the chef is reallt friendly nad was so helpful
Like going into a 1970s movie - sort of OK really.
Got a great nights sleep, not interupted by mosques, noisy drunks, slamming doors or anything, road noise....... Thats worth the 18bd fee as far as I am concerned

Bad points
A bugger to find if you dont have GPS. It is behind the Yateem Centre - taxi drivers know that
Appears really old - probably because it is and it is dated
No pool, no gym etc - but for 18BD what the hell do you expect

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Oriental Palace Hotel

Address: Tijjar Avenue | PO Box 5546, Manama, Bahrain
Location: Bahrain > Manama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #94 of 136 Hotels in Manama
Price Range: $42 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Oriental Palace Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oriental Palace Hotel is suitable for family and business trips. It is located in central Manama . Our services includes Accommodations, Catering, Conferences, Banquet and Restaurant. We have both room and suites to offer which comes along with facilities like Room Service, Housekeeping, Laundry, Car park, Wi-Fi etc. ... more   less 
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