Taj Plaza Hotel is a hotel located not far away from Big Mosque but far away enough to walk to any commercial, business or amusement areas on the city. Car or taxi are required.
I would consider
Taj is a 3 star hotel but with privileged rooms. These are all divided in living and sleeping areas. Bath and furniture are good. Small but nice swimming pool, jacuzzi and grill on top. Also a massage parlour.
Ground floor with with coffee shop/restaurant Small but cosy bar at first floor plus a couple of small discos. One more bigger on the 7th floor.
The restaurant offer a diversity of food from Mediterranean to Indian. Not deserving a Michelin reference is anyway a good place to enjoy a good meal, with diversity and quality.
During my stay, kitchen was supplied with 3 chefs from India, Lebanon and Egypt. In special, the creations of Egyptian chef were very valuable.
For Westerners a turn down is the fact that the traditional Arabic timetable offered, tend to be considered late.
Except the bar were any person will feel good, restaurant and discos are turned to a Middler East clientèle.
To a outsider, the concept of Arabic disco can turn so natural as the concept of Swedish Pizza.
This hotel directs itself to the weekend Arab customer. From Wednesday on, many customers from the neighbouring Arabian countries start to arrive to enjoy a "relaxed rest".
Coffee shop would be crowded till early in the morning and get a good sleep in a 6th floor room can become hard.
Most weekend customers are avid to enjoy the more tolerant way of living in Bahrain.
Apart the hotel crew, almost all feminine presences are made by the dancer working in hotel discos. Even if all runs discretely in public areas, most of dancers and masseuses have the reputation of not just dance or offer a good feet massage.
I wouldn't recommend take a wife, sister or daughter to stay in this hotel. Even if not directly bothered, they would be "trespassed" by so many falcon eyes.
I would recommend this hotel the male tourist or business traveller for allow a over average service and accommodation for an average price, even if the offer is mostly shaped to the Middle East taste.
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- Also Known As:
- Taj Plaza Hotel Bahrain/Manama