Gulf Hotel Bahrain

Rd 3801 Block 338 Bldg 11, Manama, Bahrain
(5 star hotel)
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Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 4 reviews
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gorgeous

Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 21, 2010

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

Bad (2.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on November 9, 2007

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!

Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on August 11, 2006

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

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 15, 2005

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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Address: Rd 3801 Block 338 Bldg 11, Manama, Bahrain

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Amenities at Gulf Hotel Bahrain

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  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Business Services
  • Kids Activities
  • Shuttle Service
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Beverage Selection
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Airport Transportation
  • Bar / Lounge

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