If you are visitng kuwait, then be warned where to book your hotel. If you are intersted in not using public transport so much because of the way people drive (not as bad as eygpt, but not as good as London) you should choose a hotel like the marina, where you have it all. Shooping mall across the hotel, resturants, shisha, and the nice view overlooking the Gulf. Swimming, hhmmm I would not recommend swimming in this region of the city because I have a belief that the it is not yet ready for swimming becuae of the very heavy trafic of ships and previous oil spillages and etc.. The swimming pool is very nice and can be enough, and the children pool is nice if you go when its not busy. The most wonderful thing about the hotel is the breath taking location. It is near by many places if you like to walk on foot,if however you are not interested in walking it is still near by everything in Kuwait. Sultan center is close by, the known shopping malls are very close and the marina which offers evertyhing from Cinemas to caffees, etc.. Boat trip are close by as well and the sceintific center is close by. The hotel interior is very nice and in a secluded area, the reception is comfy and the overall design is nice. The Rooms well are big and spacious with a balcony overlooking either the pool or the beach. I do not believe the design will give you a street view, no way. The room has alll what you need in terms of AC, and lighting but make sure things work as this hotel is always occupied and things are consumed heavily.
The Bed is a king size and beautifull, but the edges of the side tables are sharp so be careful. The floor is not carpeted and as a result some people like it and others dont because of the ecco it generates. Nevertheless it is nice. The wardrobe big and cosy for you to even stand in, you have a safety Box, a desk where all business needs are provided and Intenet (wifi) is nice at the hotel. The Toilet is huge and really nice where you have a walk in shower and a bathtub as well. The mirrors, shampos, toiletries are all fine, but as I said make sure you check everything as the many times i stayed there some times the sink was not dairning water but luckily you have 2 in the room. As I said the hotel is used heavily and Maintenance are not upto the Task it seems but dont let that defer you from the location and the view. The resturant is nice and I have visited 2 of them and tried the room service and I have to say they did surprise me at times of the level of food quality. It was wonderful. The hotel has a fitness room but it is small and maybe it will not be as some would like but you have the outside activities in the shape of beach volleyball and football. Tabe Tennis is there and other activities which I have nt tried. I stayed in the hotel for 2 reasons and that is why I will go back again and again, the location, the relaxing view and the feeling that you are not in kuwait that is until you go to the nearby Mall which will offer you a day out and plenty of things to do. Dont expect an activity filled visit but plan a relaxing time and that is more close to the atmosphere offered by the Hotel. You will not have a problem with the reception and valley parking but during summer if you have a car and it is parked for you, make sure you prepare your self for a steam bath once you take your car as the car park is not shaded, a big disspaintment.
Enjoy the location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the vibrant and up-market shopping district of Salmiya where one of the biggest malls, the Marina Mall, is a few minutes by walk passing the Marina Crescent area where wide range of coffee shops and international chain of restaurants. It offers convenient access to the business areas of Kuwait, and is 10 minutes from the heart of Kuwait City and 20 minutes from Kuwait International Airport. This prestigious, multi–facility complex offers luxurious and functional amenities to the business traveller and the tourist alike where all rooms are sea view facing the Arabian Gulf. Complimentary airport transfers are offered and 24 hour wifi internet connection free of charge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Marina Hotel Kuwait
- Marina Hotel Salmiyah