Standards of accommodation in...
Standards of accommodation in Kuwait are very high, with most hotels being 5star, however, these are all the same price at KD57.500 (last time I checked), as set by the government so the only real choice here is to choose one close to where you will be working or socializing.
5 star hotels are: Le Meridien, City, Tel. 245 5550. & Kuwait Plaza, City, Tel. 243 6686, Fax 241 2198, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. These two are handy for shopping, with the Muthanna Complex being immediately
between the two (the latter having direct access).
Sheraton, City, Tel. 242 2055, Fax 244 8032. This one is on the coast side of the city and is the easiest one to get out of!
Safir International, Dasman, Tel. 253 0000, Fax 256 3797. The Safir is not particularly handy for anything except TGIF & Fuddruckers, both on the beach opposite.
Crowne Plaza (Holiday Inn), Farwaniya, Tel. 474 2000, Fax 473 2020. E-mail: email@example.comThis hotel
is the closest to the airport has several excellent restaurants and probably the best gym in the country. The Nautilus Fitness Centre membership is open to nonresident but the fees are negotiable on an individual basis.
Messilah Beach Hotel, Messilah, Tel. 562 4111, Fax 562 9402, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Here we have
just about the only hotel that helps the expat community to enjoy itself, being the host to the annual Raft Race.
SAS Radisson, Salwa, Tel. 575 6000, Fax 575 0155, E-mail: Again we have some good eating, a reasonable gym, and hosts of many Quiz Nights. Chalets are available for long term guests and this is the nearest hotel to the (un)official Hash Bar.
3 star hotels are still of high quality and the one that usually comes highly recommended is The Oasis Hotel. This is located in the banking district of the City, has it’s own parking, one of the best Indian restaurants in Kuwait and is run by the same group as the SAS Radisson, meaning you can use the SAS facilities such as gym, pool, etc. They can be contacted on Tel. 246 5489, Fax 246 5490.
Wherever you are staying, don’t forget to ask for a discount. These apply to weekdays, weekends, and long