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Safir Hotel and Residences Kuwait
Ranked #15 of 72 Hotels in Kuwait City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 October 2011

I stayed here on invitation at a four day conference in early October 2011. The hotel and room amenities are very good, modern and new. Everything required is available and the internet connection worked well and fairly fast. Staff was very friendly, helpful and professional. The food was also good and the bread really outstanding; I am mentioning this as a critical gourmet lover as the breads and the variety offered was really superb.
The only issues might be the hotel is located about 30 minutes from down-town and shops and the beach is spoiled by littering and building debris. All in all it served me well as the rooms were very quiet and provided a good undisturbed night sleep. Last, it was wonderful to visit Kuwait for the first time; everybody was very friendly with on many occasions strangers greeting me in the streets around the hotel and elsewhere. Thanks for that.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 24 July 2011

Plus:
+ Stay there two times already (in Feb-11 and Jun-11) for 7 days each during business trip
+ Physically , it is a new and very good hotel. Breakfast and buffet varieties are good, service is OK, they always tried to help you.
+ Hotel can arrange visit visa for you together with a luxury airport pickup
+ It has free and fast WIFI connection inside the room, and gym facilities is also quite good.

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- Location is far from city center, and it is very difficult to get taxi there, except you get out to the main road
- The beach view is dull... nothing really to be seen there. Definitely not for touristic purposes.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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1  Thank LinoYogya
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Reviewed 3 June 2011

Internet was extremely slow and often you can't connect due to "too many user connections" in the hotel. I informed the front desk about a BIG dead roach on the stairwell and it took 5 days for them to remove it. Bedroom vent blows directly on your head as you try to sleep. Cannot get comfortable in shower as water changes between hot and cold every few seconds. Shampoo and lotion are very low quality products. The hotel staff barely speak English so communication is difficult and misunderstandings are common. Beach was never open the 5 months I stayed there and the pool was rarely open. The only positive is that the hotel is cheaper than the rest!

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 March 2011

This hotel is actually located in Fintas, little bit outside of Kuwait City, takes only 20 minutes by car to get into the center of Kuwait city, depends on traffic.
The room are very large and you will receive an excellent service. Also the cost performance of this hotel is excellet, this hotel is also located direct on the beach where you have free access. The breakfast buffet is good, as well you have a gym and an indoor pool. 5 minutes from the hotel you will find nice shopping centers and this shopping centers are min. 25 % cheaper than in Kuwait City, I can also recommend the restaurant in this hotel. You will find everything you want.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 February 2011

The Safir Hotel Fintas is a Pleasant enough place.The biggest plus point for me was the fantastic staff.The service in this hotel is always superb.
The rooms are clean and nicely fitted,but beware of the plumbing,we had 3 rooms and two of us could not empty the bath without flooding the bathroom.
Lovely views can be found at the pool/gym on the roof and there is always a lounger to to relax on.
Location is poor if you want an evening out,but if you flag down a cab you can get to Kuwait City for 5Kd,(GBP 12)or Fahaheel for 2Kd,(GBP 5 ),or you can get to Spoons in Fintas for 1Kd,where you will find a selection of restaurants,the Lebonese in the corner being the best.
Overall nice enough,but given the choice,Fahaheel or Kuwait City for me next time.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled on business
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Stayed: January 2018, travelled with family
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Stayed: November 2017, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Safir Hotel and Residences Kuwait

Address: Al Aqeela Beach Fintas | Coastal Road 209, Kuwait City 51008, Kuwait
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Region: Kuwait > Kuwait City
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Kuwait City
#11 Business Hotel in Kuwait City
#14 Luxury Hotel in Kuwait City
Price Range: £129 - £295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Safir Hotel and Residences Kuwait 5*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Safir Hotel & Residences Kuwait - Fintas is a five star luxury business and leisure hotel located on the sandy shores of the magical Arabian Gulf and set near the heart of Kuwait's Oil and Gas district. The hotel is only 15 minutes away from Kuwait International Airport and 4 minutes away from The Gate Shopping mall. A perfect haven for business and leisure travelers, the hotel offers hotel rooms, suites and fully furnished studios, luxurious furnished apartments with kitchenette for short and extended stay. All units have an expansive interiors, spacious and functional work areas, comfortable beddings, in room safe and free high speed internet access. The well-designed Executive Rooms and Suites feature luxurious amenities and offer access to the Executive Lounge. Leisure and Recreation facilities include beach access and a rooftop temperature controlled swimming pool with a stunning view of the Arabian Gulf and a fully equipped, state of the art gym facilities. The hotel also offers a varied selection of dining experience with its five restaurants and a 24-hour room service. Ensuring successful business meetings and events, the hotel offers five fully equipped meetings rooms, ballrooms and an expansive open area by the beach. ... more   less 
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