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“Nice Place to Stay”
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Elite Grande
Ranked #26 of 132 Hotels in Manama
Certificate of Excellence
Leeds, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“Nice Place to Stay”
Reviewed 12 October 2012

For me Bahrain is all about CityCenter Mall unless you are going for Gran Prix.
Elite Grande is just opposite to City Center mall which is the biggest mall In Bahrain with Multiplex.
Rates are bit high but for it worth every fills i spent.

Location :- Location is perfect if you like to spend your time in city center Mall and watch movies. 5 mins Walking distance to mall. Negative side is that it is surrounded with Lots of construction sites which makes this place bit dusty. Also the path going to Mall is bit too dark to walk with your family.

Rooms :- I selected a one bedroom apartment for a stay and i am really impressed with the room and quality, Only thing i didn't liked is the T.V, it was old CRT TV 29 inch and i think now its a time to replace this with at least a LCD.City view from room is very night specially in nights

Services :- Services are also very good, they have nice GYM, Pool,Disc and Game arcade. Everything is free and include in daily rates. But for games you have to pay 300 fils per game.
Breakfast is good enough and had enough variety of dishes to choose from.
Staff hospitality is the best thing i like about this place and this is the most important factor for me. Everyone is so humble and help full that i give 100 % mark in hospitality.
I had a flight of 3:45 PM in evening and they let me extend my check to 1:15 PM where else standard checkout time is 12 noon.

I have already decided that next time i am coming to bahrain Elite grande will be on my first choice unless i want to explore some new hotels.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sussex, England
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

I was here for 6 nights and found it very good. The suite was large, with every facility, if a little soulless - but then it's not home! Plenty of space, a huge attractive lobby and plenty of polite staff. Breakfast was ok, not great and dinner at the restaurant was fine. There is masses of construction all around so walking anywhere is a challenge. The rooftop pool was complete and nice.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

I stayed at the Elite Grand for in night in February. Would I recommend this hotel to a friend or stay here again - yes. The Elite Grande is an apartment hotel that is right next to the City Center Mall. We got a 2 bedroom apartment for 100DB. This price included breakfast and all taxes. The price is competitive with other apartment hotels in the same area of Bahrain. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was clean and modern looking.

While the Elite Grande is right next to the City Center Mall, it would be a challenge to walk to the mall because of all the construction that is presently happening in the area.

The hotel does have an exercise room. When I booked the room I asked if the hotel had a pool and I was told yes. What I should have asked is “is the construction of the pool completed?” While technically the hotel has a pool, it is not ready for the general public to use.

Breakfast was included in our package. The hotel offered a nice little buffet breakfast. One can also order omelets from the kitchen that is included with the breakfast package.

The hotel did offer WI-FI but you have to make sure that it is included in your package when you book. Hotels that do not offer free WI-Fi is a pet peeve of mine. I can spend a couple bucks at a coffee shop and get free WI-FI anywhere in the world but a hotel doesn’t give me free WI-FI after spending hundreds of dollars?

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

I stayed at the Elite Grande for 3 nights on a visit from Dubai to meet up with a friend. I booked a twin room and this also comes with a lounge and kitchen area. On arrival I was told I had a king bed but had to insist on my original booking of a twin room and was a bit annoyed about this as I had stipulated the need for a twin over the phone when I booked. Having said that the guy on reception quickly sorted it out and within 15 mins I was in the room. I was very impressed, it was very clean, very modern and to my surprise not only was there an en-suite but also a cloakroom (additional toilet and sink) off the living area.

Everything seemed pretty new to me and I also found the place extremely quiet despite other comments to the contrary - yes there were building works right next door but for some reason nothing was happening on those. My only gripe about the bedroom was the pillows - as previously mentioned they were extremely lumpy and uncomfortable and required a bit of pummelling to get them into shape - 2 pillows per bed would have been nice instead of one lumpy one.

My friend and I ate at the lobby restaurant one evening - the food was pretty good (I had lamb chops and got 7!!) We used a voucher from the Bahrain Entertainer so it worked out very cheap. The only criticism is - no atmosphere at all - no background music, no subdued lighting etc. Breakfast was also served here every morning and it wasn't bad - a buffet. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

We also spent each evening having nightcaps in the bar upstairs (can't remember its name) and were very impressed - good atmosphere not a bad view (over the mall) and a good range of cocktails too.

Overall I would say I would stay here again as it was within walking distance (albeit over sand and stones) to City Centre Mall and Seef Mall which is just what we needed for a girls weekend.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Potters Bar, Herts
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78 reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

Stayed at Elite Grande for seven nights on business in November 2011. The hotel is ‘tired’ and I think in need of modernisation. The rooms are actually apartments with full kitchen facilities - handy for making yourself a hot drink. Other than that I just used the bedroom and bathroom. I had a non-smoking room on 3rd floor and had problems with the shower. It actually took almost 10 minutes for hot water to reach the taps / shower in the bathroom. They did not tell me this at reception so 1st night I did not shower as I assumed water was simply cold (I hate to waste water and running a shower for 10 minutes was very difficult for me).
The staff were friendly and the pool area ok.
Food was good. The gym is good. Bar on top floor very very smoky! I had food in there and it was good.
Down side - the Elite Grande is very close to one of the main shopping malls with plenty of restaurants, cinemas and shops. If there were no construction works you could simply cross the road and be in the mall in 5 minutes. unfortunately the hotel is in the middle of a construction site and you have to walk through this to get to the mall - the time is only 10 minutes but there is no light or footpath and you are hidden from the road. During daylight it is acceptable, but at night it is not possible. The staff told me it was quite safe to walk in the dark, but as a lone female this did not feel safe and so was not an option for me. Also, to take a taxi to and from the mall can become very expensive as the taxi’s cannot simply cross the road.
The pillows in the hotel are singularly the most uncomfortable I have ever slept on. Advise you either bring your own or a flight neck pillow.

Final opinion - A nice enough hotel but needs modernising. If you are not driving you will be quite isolated.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 16 October 2011

I stayed in this hotel around 4 days during business trip, the hotel has many advantages, My room had plenty of space more like apartment than a room. The facilities in the room as more than enough, the atmosphere is very calm, and the location is very neat to City Center mall, one of the major rooms in Manamah.
The TV selection was really great and satisfactory, and the health club was efficient for my needs.
One drawback is the difficulty of getting quick transportation, and the construction sites around the hotel.
Surely I’ll consider this hotel during my next visit to Bahrain.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled on business
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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 23 May 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Elite Grande for a few months this past winter, and I must say that it's a fairly decent hotel. The hotel consists of 1, 2, or 3 bedroom apartments, and we were in a 3 bedroom. We were staying there long term, so the kitchen was nice, although the appliances are older and we had issues getting a lot of them to work. The decor and furniture is decent, and the pool area and workout room were other areas we enjoyed.

Pros:
Everything stated above, as well as excellent, prompt room service staff. The front desk reception was nice as well, and everyone we came into contact with was helpful. The hotel is in a good location and within walking distance to City Center hotel that has ample restaurants and shops.

Cons:
The laundromat on the top floor is a nightmare. Half of the machines don't work all of the time, and those that do don't work properly (only shooting out boiling hot water when on the cold setting, dryers taking 3 hours to dry one small load of clothes). Parking was also disastrous and a big pain on the weekends. There is a lot of construction in the area, but you would think they'd at least be able to come up with a better parking system. Also, for the amount we paid for the hotel, I was surprised that there was no free Internet. The Internet you paid for in the room was attached with short cord, so you were confined to a small, uncomfortable desk unless you (they say this isn't allowed, but it works) buy your own wireless modem and hook it up. This was beneficial for us since we lived in the hotel for 3 months. There are also a lot of kids running up and down the halls on the weekends that aren't really controlled by their parents, but that isn't the hotels faults. There is construction going on outside the hotel (this will be a problem for years to come, as they are building an enormous highrise and have been working on it for the past 2 years) so use a noisemaker if you want to sleep past 5:30 AM when they start working.

Overall, it's a decent hotel in a good location.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Elite Grande
Address: Building 3378, Road No. 2845 | Seef District, Manama, Bahrain
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Region: Bahrain > Manama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#19 Business Hotel in Manama
#26 Luxury Hotel in Manama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Elite Grande 4*
Number of rooms: 128
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy the comforts of your own space in a grand way! Elite Grande, an all-suites hotel, offers you the comforts of living large with the choice of a stay in a spacious suite rather than a cramped hotel room. The Elite Grande hotel is located in the Seef area just fifteen minutes' drive from the Bahrain International Airport, and adjacent to the Bahrain City Centre Mall - one of the largest shopping complexes on the island. By consistently offering the highest standard of quality, service and style, the Elite Grande welcomes its guests to a refreshingly enjoyable and hassle-free experience; any time and every time. ... more   less 
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