the first thing that strikes you is...no one smiles in this hotel! the first room in was allotted seemed okay , till the split a/c conked off after 5 minutes (all rooms are equipped with split a/c's) the hotel doesn't seem centrally airconditioned. i was offered another room.....much smaller one, smelling of cigarettes. requested housekeeping to spray some air freshner which they obliged with , but the smells kept wafting in the whole night and i was just dying to see the light of day, so i could leave this hell hole. the base of the cupboard thathouses the mini fridge inside was all rotting at the edges and almost disintegrating....the distance between the w/c and the wash basin is just enough to avoid having ur face on the edge of the wash basin when u use the loo. the room has only an old version TV (must be 22 inches or so).
dinner at their restaurant in the lobby...i chose the buffet coz the menu seemed too expensive for this class of hotel. the buffet was QR 60. while the salads were edible, i must strongly state that the oriental and steamed rice was inedible...completely dry and not consumable (obviously made much much earlier). there was a mini steak on offer...the oil was rancid and the steaks slices inedible....and the colour was the blackest steaks you would find anywhere. the only edible main dishes were a grilled hammour and a barbecue chicken ( the chicken and the corn and tuna salad saved me from sleeping hungry that night). i did mention to the captain that the food was disgusting..he didn't seem to care though!! the breakfast the next morning seemed a bit more acceptable with the normal stuff... eggs, baked beans, yougurt and breads...but after all i had been through i sampled some cereal and an omlette and ran as fast as i could....to check out, leave the place and find a better hotel for the next night!! worst experience in any hotel i have had in the middle east..sad very sad.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Ebookers, Travel Republic (UK), TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U. and Evoline ltd so you can book your Gulf Paradise Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.