Gulf Hotel Bahrain

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Rd 3801 Block 338 Bldg 11, Manama, Bahrain

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  • Families64
  • Couples84
  • Solo72
  • Business75
  • gorgeous

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    this hotel would make you happy for sure, the staff so pleasant, the amenities are plentiful, gift shop hairdresser restaurents plentiful, the pool, you name it,

    the rooms are outstanding, i have stayed here many times and they never fail to make one happy,, and they have bulgari complimentry toiletries!!

    Unique Quality: the pool is wonderful, so great for kids
    their restaurents ,, world class

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    More leisure than Business

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    Stayed there in Nov. 2007. for 4 nights.
    The room is ok but the real big + is the bed which was one of the most comfortable I have experienced.
    This hotel is nice but is more a leisure than a business venue. The service is really bad and the staff hardly understand (or want to understand) what you want and this really ruined my stay in this hotel.
    There is no free internet connection and moreless even if you pay for it, you might be obliged to take your laptop to the lobby as the wifi doesn't go everywhere in the hotel. The cable provided by the business center was not working and it was also the case for some of my colleagues.
    If you go there for R&R, you might be ok as the pool is nice and there are two tennis ground and also a squash ground. I haven't visited the gym but I guess it is acceptable too.
    Breakfast is ok, buffet style as usual.
    Paid 74 BAD per night inclusive breakfast.

    Unique Quality: pool

  • Internet Communication is Dangerous at This Hotel!

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    I stayed at this hotel the other day, and I was generally satisfied with the facilities in that they had many nice international restaurants(Iranian, Japanese, Thai etc.).

    BUT servicewise, I got furious when I knew that the internet connection from my room was spied by the administrator of the hotel and even they attacked me by trying to install spywares into my PC while I connected to their WIFI network from my room.

    When I connected to their WIFI network from my room, their official login page appeared on the Internet Explorer so I entered the User ID and password I purchased at the front desk. It was successfully authorized, and I could connect to the internet without any problem.
    Shortly after that, I noticed my Norton Antivirus kept alarming me that "Trojan hourse was found." The alarming was more than hundreds of times that I realized somebody is attacking me, and closed my connection immediately.
    After re-connecting , I didn't get attack for the first few minutes, then got attacked again.
    So I had to re-connect again and again, to avoid attacks and finally gave up connecting to the internet for safety.

    I am sure that the network administrator of the hotel was monitoring my network connection all the time, and he or she kept what URLs I was visiting, then he or she didn't like the websites I was visiting(some were porn websites) and attacked my PC.
    Because there is no other person who can intercept my connection other than the administrator of the hotel(the connection is not an open connection, requiring ID and password).

    Later on, I realized all the websites I visited (mainly message boards) were full of malicious comments or spam messages, so I realized the administrator of the hotel recorded all the URLs I visited and posted spam messages on them.

    Unique Quality: The hotel is the most traditional hotel in Bahrain, and has indoor gyms separated for men and women, so the hotel is in a way religiously concervative.
    BUT they DO serve pork sausages at breakfast buffet, and hangs pictures of animals on the lobby wall despite the fact that most guests are muslim.
    Therefore I cannot trust their inconsistent religious policy.

    Needless to say, their privacy policy and employee's moral are corrupt.

    Even if you try to sue the network administrator of the hotel or the hotel itself, you will not win( they will not even get arrested), because Bahrain doesn't have laws to punish network attacks or crimes. A heaven for hackers.

    Bottom line: Don't use the internet connection at this hotel by paying 15BD(=41 USD) for a 24-hour internet connection; you will end up getting spyware installed into your PC, not only your privacy is disclosed.

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    Great Manama Hotel

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    Wonderful hotel. The rooms were very large and comfortable with wonderful views of the city. The staff was very friendly and helpful.

    Unique Quality: This hotel as a large escalator that takes you up into the lobby. There you will find one of the largest chandeliers I have ever seen.

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Gulf Hotel my best hotel so far

by lordoftrips about Gulf Hotel - Bahrain

My stay here was short as I arrived on a late fly (2AM) and had to leave before 9AM. I must say this 5 star hotel was fantastic, I had a room on the 4th floor with a view of the Al Fateh Great Mosque.

The room was superb, well arranged, looking new, good view. The lobby was impressive and the breakfast was also very nice.

Unfortunately I had not the time to explore other facilities of the hotel :( on this business trip.

A true five-star hotel

by colin_bramso about Gulf Hotel Bahrain

An excellent, top-quality five-star hotel with luxurious, large rooms and fourteen bars & restaurants.

Staff are welcoming and friendly, the food is absolute top quality - at least in the Italian Restaurant 'La Pergola' and the huge breakfast buffet. Prices are remarkably cheap, especially considering the quality of the hotel and the food.

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by rmassin about Gulf Hotel

This is a five star hotel located across the street from the Grand Mosque. The rooms are fabulous, there are a wide variety of restaurants, and it has a pool and workout facilities. If you visit the Bahrain, stop in at Sherlock Holmes ( the pub located in the Gulf Hotel) and ask for me. If I'm not there, then sit down and have a pint- you'll be glad you did.

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by jglenn about Gulf Hotel

40-50 BHD ($100-$125) Great hotel with large clean rooms, great service and friendly people. Owned by Gulf Air. Nice pub downstairs (Sherlock's) with a live band just about everynight (except during Ramadan). They've got something like 7 restaurants, of which the couple that I've eaten at are very good, but somewhat expensive.

Although a little more...

by SnowAngel

Although a little more expensive than some would prefer, The Gulf Hotel is one, if not 'THE' nicest hotel in Bahrain. For a little more than what you would pay at some barely livable motel you can have a suite that would exceed your expectations, a staff at your beckon call, a variety of excellent cuisine, state of the art excercise equipment, massuers, and a swimming pool that would make your mouth water. Besides its amneties, the views from almost every room or suite are breathtaking. From the hotel you can see the guest palace and the Grand Mosque. And as if that's not enough, the Hotel overlooks the bay. The staff is professional, friendly and helpful. If you're not quite sure about something, all you have to do is ask one of the front desk clerks or management and you will have all the information you need in no time. This may not seem important but if you've been to parts of the middle east this little tip may make more sense to you...The rooms are well insulated to keep the sounds and the heat out, this is very important, especially if you are visiting during the holy month of Ramadan. Just in case non unified prayers over loud speakers at 2 o'clock in the morning isn't your idea of a 'wake up call'.

Advice on hotels in Bahrain

by sambahrain about Gulf, RitzCarlton, Ramada

I've lived here for several years, and have stayed in or visited most hotels. The popular view is that the best hotel on the island is the RitzCarlton. It is one of only a handful of hotels with a private beach, and is located in the Seef district, close to the main shopping malls. However, this comes at a high price, and frankly their choice of restaurants is poor.

The new kid on the block is the Banyan Tree. I've heard it's amazing, but ultra expensive. All the suites are private and have their own pool. It's miles from anywhere though (next to the F1 track) and as yet hasn't got a liquor license.

Apart from that, if you want a beach resort and don't mind being well out of town, try the Bandar Resort Hotel. It is excellent but you will need to hire a car to get around. In town, the best 5-star by a mile is the Gulf Hotel - a great choice of restaurants including Thai, Italian, Fusions, Japanses, Chinese, Iranian and the Sherlock Holmes - one of Bahrain's best bars.

Otherwise the Diplomat, Sheraton or Intercontinental are OK. Don't touch the Golden Tulip with a bargepole. All 5-star hotels in Bahrain subscribe to a cartel that fixes prices. If you want a good, clean hotel but don't want 5-star prices, try the Ramada. It is centrally located in Adliya and very well priced, particularly if you can produce a business card from a major company as they have discounted rates. The Ritz and Bandar both have great private beaches. The Gulf and Ramada are both very close to the main strip of restaurants in Adliya.

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Gulf Hotel

by Victoria-guide

HEllo! I would like to get as much information as it possible about Gulf Hotel in Manama. NOt like facts from their site, but something more special, experienced by someone or ....whatever anyone knows, heard or read. Reputation,service, last news... anything you know. It would be very helpful information to me.
THank you.

RE: Gulf Hotel

by Patchi

All i know that its a good hotel, and its next to my house, and i go swimm there always, I like it.

Cheers :)

RE: Gulf Hotel

by canadamom

Hello! We stay at the Gulf about 3 times per year. We like to get an executive suite in the tower, they are quite roomy. The pool facilities are nice, although if you are wanting an alcoholic drink, I would recommend you buy something bottled (beer, wine) as the mixed drinks seem quite watery. The Thai and Italian restaurants are very good... buffet breakfast is expensive and quite basic. We stay away from the Sherlock Holmes bar, as it is very smokey, and there is an element of "professional" women there. Overall, we like the Gulf Hotel. If you are planning on going there more than once, it is worth joining their priveledge plan.

RE: Gulf Hotel

by jmra

my husband and i stayed there in september last year and it is a nice enough hotel, many restuarants, always easy to get a taxi at front etc. they arrange transfers from airport. also just a 5 min walk away to many other restuarants. service was fine and it seems to have a good reputation. i would stay there again and would recommend it. we tried the thai, japanese, coffee shop, chinese resturants and they were all excellent. also we had breakfast each morning and it was fine as well - even had real bacon..........
go for it..............its a nice hotel.

RE: Gulf Hotel

by BaHRaiNLoVeR

I believe it is one of the best hotel in bahrain.
have a good one

Re: Gulf Hotel

by saggi-guy

Join the Prestige card programme!
It's soooo worth it! Only BD60 a card (BD75 if including drinks).
So when u dine in any restaurant in Gulf Hotel, with the card u get 50% off when 2 dine, 33.3% off when 3 dine, 25% off for 4 and more.
Plus, when u first join, you get a BD25 food voucher, and other offers!
More imptly, the restaurants in Gulf Hotel serve quite good food.

Re: Gulf Hotel

by stir-crazy

It is one of my favorite hotels in Bahrain due to the mix of location and service. Can't go wrong with this one.

Re: Gulf Hotel

by Victoria-guide

THanks a lot for advices anyway, butI stay(work) in GUlf hotel for 2monthes so far and now feel like bahraini already,so....its my turn to to offer any help anybody need about here.:):)

Re: Gulf Hotel

by Patchi

Victoria , yeah i saw u there in Gulf hotel, ;)

Saggi, even with the 50% off you will pay a fortune in gulf hotel lol ,


Cheers guys

Re: Gulf Hotel

by BaHRaiNLoVeR

I wish you all the best in Bahrain ... Thank you for your offer...
well if you can get me a free suite in Gulf ;) i wouldn't mind.lol
Have a good one.

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