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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Marina Hotel

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Marina Hotel
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Salmiyah
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Munich, Germany
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“Nice hotel beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

The hotel was nice with a large room and excellent bath. I liked the beach including the pools outside. The breakfast was really great and manifold, ideal place for business travelers. The service was good as well.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is a beautiful hotel with large well appointed rooms and superb staff. Everyone was concerned that my stay would be perfect. Its setting on the Persian Gulf is beautiful; there are pools as well as a beach and women are allowed to wear bathing suits! I appreciated that the hotel was several miles from Kuwait City because I felt uncomfortable as a western woman in the city proper. However, if someone has business in the city they may want a more convenient location. Food at the hotel is buffet style and excellent, particularly breakfast. Lunch and dinner were similar buffets.

Room Tip: I would definitely request a room with a view of the Persian Gulf.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2013

Had a second stay for business in this hotel, the hotel itself is great, large rooms and a decent range of facilities, can't really fault it except for the price and the air con (its far too cold). Other than that I'd recommend to all and sundry, great hotel.

Room Tip: Beach facing rooms are nice
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

I spent 3 nights at the Marina Hotel recently, and had a good experience. The facility is modern and well-maintained, rooms large and bright with great views from many and direct access to the pools or private swimming beach from others. Wireless internet service was great in the rooms and in the lobby, not so great by the pools. Breakfast was efficient and first-rate. Next to the marina basin, near an interesting and large souk, and a 5 minute walk to the large, upscale Marina Crescent Mall.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

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.

Room Tip: Beach Facing top floor Rooms
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful facility, large rooms, delicious breakfast buffet, right on the beach and a 5 minute walk to the mall. Can't go wrong! If you have time go to the Souk Al Mubarakiya- great, authentic market only 15 minutes from the hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nice location on waterfront with private beach, seaside park & promenade, yacht marina and shopping mall all adjacent. Large outdoor pool/beach area with guards meant easy and carefree access to the outdoors. Every room has a balcony, too. Seaviews are lovely. Good gym facilities. Has "spa" facilities (steam room, sauna, hot tub) segregated by sex but never used or saw anyone use - environment is very functional rather than pretty or relaxing which discouraged any inclination on my part. Pools are beautiful and look well maintained, I wish I had used them but didn't see any women there until my last day so wasn't sure if appropriate to do so. Two restaurants had tasty food though it seemed the same options available at all times and in both with no real choice (buffet style) - but perhaps this is how it works in Kuwait as encountered same dishes everywhere else, too Large room with good temperature control, quiet & dark, one of the comfiest beds/pillows + very good sleep. Adequate closet space, a working safe, nice bathroom with tub and great separate shower. Large desk. Ipod player & flat screen TV. Overall only complaint is they allow smoking pretty much everywhere including in restaurants which was really unpleasant for me, but again that seems to be all over Kuwait (restaurants have "no smoking" sections but of course that doesn"t help much). Expensive. Location not particularly central but hardly anyone walks in Kuwait so you will likely go everywhere by car anyways.

Room Tip: don't take first floor if you are a woman alone as you will feel less secure
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Marina Hotel

Property: Marina Hotel
Address: Arabian Gulf Road, 446 | Marina Mall, Salmiyah, Kuwait City 13054, Kuwait
Location: Kuwait > Kuwait City > Salmiyah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Salmiyah
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Salmiyah
#4 Luxury Hotel in Salmiyah
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Marina Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 91
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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