I have just had a two week stay at the Gulf. the Hotel is beautiful to behold and well place to local restaurants up in Adliya. The bathroom was well fitted out with biggest bath I have seen in a long time. Unfortunately there was hardly no alcohol due to Ramadan. Nevertheless the rooms are very comfortable, the beds are the size of tennis courts and what there was of room service was delivered in a timely fashion and the food was very good. Only three of the restaurants were open, the staff said it was just the way of the hotel for the past few years during Ramadan. Some of the staff were excellent, the pool bar attendants , the concierges at the door and the physiotherapist are of special note. I got the impression that quite a few of the staff were more worried about there jobs than anything else at times. The pool area is picture postcard stunning as are the grounds. The hotel itself is a little worn around the edges but is kept in a good state of repair by the maintenance staff. Free wi-fi as standard in all the rooms, bit slow at times but it is free.
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- A luxurious five star hotel offering resort facilities with a modern city location; Enjoy the panoramic views from your newly renovated bedrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows, or stay on our exclusive, discreet Platinum Floor offering some of the best vistas and services on the island. Discover the world and its delights in one of our 16 restaurants and bars, boasting a selection of diverse cuisines such as Iranian, Thai, Lebanese, Chinese, Western-Asian fusion, Japanese and continental. As a Platinum guest, you will enjoy a numerous of complimentary VIP treatments, including: •Private VIP check-in •Chilled towel and refreshing drink on arrival •Shoe-shine and one pressing on arrival •Daily newspaper and a selection of magazines •Luxurious Bvlgari White-tea amenities •Access to the dedicated Platinum Lounge and all its benefits •Buffet breakfast in the intimacy of the Platinum lounge The Platinum Lounge Our exclusive Platinum floor lounge affords our clients with the most discerning taste for excellence our signature customer service and spectacular panoramic views over Manama. Opened from 06.30 To midnight every day, the Platinum lounge not only offers all-day delightful buffets from breakfast till dinner accompanied with a wide selection of beverages, but also all business facilities like private meeting rooms, computer and other IT services access. Platinum Lounge Operating Hours (0630 am to 12 midnight) •A designated elevator and Guest Relations to welcome the guest upon arrival and will escort them from main entrance desk to the 13th floor. •Sit-in check - in while welcome drinks is being served of the guest's choice and to be escorted by a Guest Relations Officer to their room. •Full Breakfast buffet served from 0630 am. Till 1030 am. With live egg cooking. •All day self-service snacks and refreshments with fresh Danish pastries, selected sandwiches and breads. •Special Red/White wine, and selected beers are available for all day self-service consumptions. •Happy hour from 6 pm. Till 9 pm. With free selected beverages and choice of hot and cold canapes to unwind for the long day work. •Newspapers and Magazines available in the Platinum Lounge •A designated area for All day free Internet access in the Platinum Lounge. •Special Guest's Room Amenities in the Platinum Floor Rooms •Butler Services available upon requests. •Secretarial Services available in the Platinum Lounge upon requests. •Private meeting room with complimentary refreshments that can accommodate up to 8 persons. •Kids are allowed until 18:00 ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gulf Hotel Manama
- Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention And Spa Manama