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“Okay Hotel, Has Potential to be Better” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ramee International Hotel Bahrain

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Ramee International Hotel Bahrain
Ranked #40 of 134 Hotels in Manama
Laurel, Maryland
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Okay Hotel, Has Potential to be Better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

I stayed here several times while assigned as a consultant in Saudi Arabia during 2012--primarily due to its very close proximity to the U.S. Navy Base (1 block walking distance to the base main gate). The hotel is part of the Ramee Hotel chain, and my sense is is that it was one of the first hotels in the chain to be built in Bahrain. It has sort of a faded, shabby elegance to it--on one hand a bit exotic (due to it's predominately Hindi staff) who are friendly enough, and hodge-podge of international tourists looking to be smack in the middle of a seedier, party area of downtown Bahrain. There always seems to be a damp mildew smell in the rooms and depending on which floor you're on, the faint smell of tobacco smoke (even in their no-smoking rooms). Being a non-smoker I found this to be the most disconcerting turn-off. Also, the complimentary internet service is kind of hit or miss. It seems from the 5th floor up, getting a good signal may or may not happen. Best bet is to just take your laptop to the lobby lounge area. The best meals to eat in the hotel's main restaurant are lunch and dinner, and the Sunday seafood buffet. Apparently the buffet is a cash cow (no offense to Hindus) since it seems to do fantasic business from surrounding locals. I've eaten at the buffet a few times and must admit, for seafood lovers, it's a pretty good spread. For breakfast I'd suggest going around the corner to one of American-style eateries that cater to non-Bahrainis appetite for the U.S. style breakfast, (e.g. eggs, bacon (beef not pork), omelettes, pancakes, steak, waffles, etc.)

Some people have made comments about the noise from the ground floor nightclubs. I must admit that I noticed this too on my first few stays. However after a few times of hearing thump, thump, thump till 2 in the morning, I learned to always book a room from floor 5 up. To be sure you're out of range I suggest booking from floor 10 up.

If you're into fast food you'll be pleased to know almost every big, American franchise has an outlet within a two block radius of the hotel. Additionally there's a few Bahraini food joints and a smattering of Arab, Indian, and Asian eateries as well. Many of these ethnic eateries are not what I would call fine dining, but more like "glamourized" fast food joints. Remember, you're in the Al Hoora district. This is Bahrain's version of a red-light area, and a weekend getaway for young Saudi's who want to get their freak-on then return back to the ultra-conservative restrictions of the Kingdom.

Ultimately, this hotel could be so much better than it is. In my opinion the rooms need total updating and air conditioning, and plumbing systems and drywall totally redone. But that would require the hotel closing down wouldn't it? Perhaps profit is more important to hotel management than people like me (and others) complaining about noise and mildew smell. I don't think its important to them. And maybe the majority of their clientele have just come to expect nothing better. So if you want a better hotel there's certainly better ones to choose from in this area of Bahrain. But If you want something a bit tacky in the middle of all the action, then this place will be right for you. Families and kids not recommended.

Room Tip: Rooms above the 5th floor are quieter. Floor 10 up are best. Wireless internet hit or miss from...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Paul P
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Hemantsharma123, Director of Sales at Ramee International Hotel Bahrain, responded to this review, 20 June 2013
Dear Mr Paul
We would like to thank you for taking time & trouble for writing your comment with great deal of observations and suggestions.
We are glad to know that you liked the services rendered by the team and also you liked the food in our seafood restaurants, we appreciate your feed back
We do agree that this hotel has been there for about ten years and may not be in great shape as compared to recent properties around in same area .we do have set corporate guests who contributes greatly to keep the occupancy at very good levels, am sure there would be few good points about the property and services offered for that reason our regular guests do prefers to return.
You have made some very valuable points and management would surely look in to these including the reduction in noise levels and Wi-Fi services
Thank you very much and kindly do write your observation after your next visit

Best regards

Hemant Sharma
General Manager

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Manama, Bahrain
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39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013 via mobile

We were there for a dinner, with family and friends at Mirchi restaurant.The choice of food were very limited, but the food served was tasty. The service was good, and the crew were very friendly. They had Hindi video projected on wall with good songs playing, but they were not audible due the boom boom sound from the night club. The sound was too loud that we could not really stay there long.

The food part was okay, with their special starter for five- which included seafood, meat and chicken grills served on our table.

Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Hemantsharma123, Director of Sales at Ramee International Hotel Bahrain, responded to this review, 20 June 2013
Dear Mr VkNair

We are glad to hear and would like to thank you for your positive feedback about the food in Mirchi restaurant. We have noted your comments with regards to disturbing noise from another outlet. This has been taken up with respective team and we can assure you better ambience on your next visit
Once again thank you very much for taking your time to write about your experience at Mirchi restaurant

Best regards
Hemant Sharma
G.M Group sales /mkt & e-commerce
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

The rooms smell of damp and feel it too. It's an old building and the decor desperately needs updating.
It's very noisy if you are on the lower floors because of the Rock Bottom bar/club.
The pool was closed whilst we were there, not that you would want to use it.
Staff are friendly and I feel a bit sorry for them having to work there!
Food was OK.
Yes it's cheap but it's certainly not up to the standard of the stars it claims to have.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013

Boom Boom from night clubs on ground floor ( and I was on the 5th floor ) until 2pm .. then noisy guests. Scary knocking on my door late at night ... "encounters" in the lift early in the morning..
Disgusting hotel .... breakfast terrible, coffee undrinkable, staff less than useless.
Keep away.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank hazbaz1129
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Hemantsharma123, General Manager at Ramee International Hotel Bahrain, responded to this review, 4 April 2013
Please accept our sincere apologies for the bad experience you had. We would like to thank you that you could find time to let us know your experience through review. Everything seemed to have gone wrong during your stay, room allocation, bad coffee and breakfast … We would like to request you to Please let us know your expected visit & if you could just email us at rameeint@batelco.com.bh prior to your arrival will be highly appreciated

Best regards

Hemant Sharma
General Manager
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28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013 via mobile

The hotel is considered OK for singles. It is not suitable for families.

The hotel is lower than other 4 stars hotels in the area. It is more toward 3 stars hotel category.




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  • Stayed October 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Buomar98
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Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
77 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2013

this hotel is really good just if you are not a family, have a big night club closes around 11-12, have a large choice of restaurants / night bars that closes around 3 clock Am, with a wide choice of beers and anything to satisfy your stay and night, have the hottest Russian strip club in Bahrain.

the price is not expensive comparing other hotels in that area, beside the hotel have the restaurants street have a wide choice of restaurants from Arabic to Indian to american and Thai food restaurants.

try to stay away from second and third floors if you sleep before 3 clock Am, because its sooooooooo loud for anyone.

a big massage parlors are available in this street with a large choices of massage types and nationalities .

overall:
location : very good ( 2 minutes from restaurants / bars / massage parlors ) and 10 minutes driving from the beach club )
price: starting from 32 BHD / 93$ for single double room
services: not the best in some areas but good in others.
facilities : multinational restaurants bars and strip club, have a pool ( closed on Friday ) on the 7th floor.
hotel final description: lady friendly hotel with multichoices and fun and near to anything

Room Tip: always choose a room ending 08 -09 in any floor because its a wide corner rooms so you will get a bi...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank Remo E
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Hemantsharma123, General Manager at Ramee International Hotel Bahrain, responded to this review, 4 April 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write the review about your experience at Ramee Intl Hotel. We are glad hear that you liked the place / Bars & Room rates was also to your liking. You have correctly mentioned that area is quite live and active, surrounded by various restaurants etc.
Thank you very much for staying with us and look forward to see you soon in near future
Best regards

Hemant Sharma

General Manager
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Cairo, Egypt
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44 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2013

Stayed New Years eve as it had to be better than Saudi Arabia ! Check in was a joke deciding which room they would give me.Went to Dubliner bar where a BD 25 entry charge gave you unlimited drink. I had a couple of pints, an excellent pie + veg dinner and an early night.Place was fully of Royal Navy matelots drinking for England but not rowdy as opposed to the US Navy children drinking for the first time.
Room was a lounge/kitchenette with double bed + en suite. No water or hot drink facilities whatever. Bed was comfy and bathroom functional. Breakfast was a laugh - cereals but no milk - toast but no butter - scrambled eggs but no cutlery and with 7 waiters in attendance.
Check out desk was surrounded by hookers who seemed well known to staff as they collected their IDs ( for security reasons I guess ) One and only time for sure

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
4 Thank lewis54321
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Hemantsharma123, General Manager at Ramee International Hotel Bahrain, responded to this review, 4 April 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write the review about your experience at Ramee Intl Hotel. Good to hear that you liked the place and Dinner was served up to your expectation. We have noted your feedback with regards to the breakfast issues you have raised and are dealt with,Iam sure you will find marked improvement on your next visit. May I draw your attention to the remarks about “hookers” this is not appropriate way to say something even without knowing who they are… though everyone has a choice ….. You have mentioned that you had Dinner in Dublin bar.. if that’s correct ,This is Ramee Palace Hotel ,part of our Group

Thank you very much for staying with us and look forward to see you soon in near future
Best regards

Hemant Sharma
General Manager
Group Sales /Mkt & e-commerce
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Additional Information about Ramee International Hotel Bahrain

Property: Ramee International Hotel Bahrain
Address: Building No. 256, Road No. 40, Block No. 340 | Juffair, Manama, Bahrain
Region: Bahrain > Manama
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Manama
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Manama
#38 Luxury Hotel in Manama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Ramee International Hotel Bahrain 4*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This international hotel has been created around traditional Arabic hospitality and European levels of comfort. So unwind and pamper yourself at Ramee in our spacious rooms. Our staff has the aptitude to make our guests feel comfortable. ... more   less 
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