My stay in the Courtyard by Marriott was booked by a colleague in Kuwait, who qualified his choice by explaining that, because of prohibitive costs, a four-star hotel would have to be reserved instead of a five-star. In a way, that made me sceptical about the quality of the accommodations: if five-stars are generally recommended, would a four-star be a dump? Fortunately, the Courtyard in Kuwait City is about as far from a crappy motel as anyone could get. This 21 story hotel is a beautiful and welcoming location that makes long-term stays feel like real vacations. I spent 29 nights in the hotel (consecutive), enough to make anyone yearn for the comforts of home. Nevertheless, I was truly sad to leave it and its incredible staff and facilities. Everyone here speaks English and is very helpful and friendly. The entire staff knew may name by the end of the trip and remembered my various preferences (coffee instead of tea, a table facing the window, extra bottles of water in the room). The rooms are extremely clean and spacious with over 60 channels, king sized beds, lavish bathrooms, views of the Gulf on the higher floors and ample storage space. The fitness facilities are spectacular (see below) and the buffet breakfast is delicious and offers a wide selection of Western and Arabic foods for everyone's palate. Laundry services are expensive but fast and reliable. The one complaint I've heard is that the Italian restaurant should be avoided, but that's a suggestion that goes for any Italian restaurant in the entirety of Kuwait.
Unique Quality: The fitness facilities are to die for! On the tenth floor you find a sundeck and outdoor pool with views out on the city and towards the Gulf. This pool is heavenly; I know because I spent at least 22 of the 29 evenings in it. The gym is quite large for a hotel, with one rowing machine, a few bikes, six or seven treadmills and a full weights complement. Equally impressive is the sauna and showers section. Clients can take advantage of a dry sauna and a wet one. The latter is very enjoyable, with marble floors and walls to simulate a Turkish bath.
This hotel is very nice, however, there are closer places to stay near the airport. This hotel is located in downtown Kuwait City. The price is similar to the Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inns. This hotel has a very nice roof top pool, but it was filled with sand form a recent sandstorm when I arrived. The brunch buffet was incredible with Western and Middle Eastern selections! There are nice views of the Kuwait Towers, but you need to take a taxi to the malls, main shopping areas, and airport. Excellent option, but would stay at the Holiday Inn Salmiya or Crowne Plaza first.
Unique Quality: Nice roof top pool and great brunch!
Directions: Downtown Kuwait City
Modern, clean, pleasant surroundings, good service. We enjoyed our brief stay, and would recommend it. It was a business trip so I am not sure of the costs, and I am not sure how they compare against other 5 star hotel chains like Hilton etc.
Unique Quality: Decent central location. Al Forno Italian restaurant is really good.
Fahaheel / Mangaf Beach, PO Box 7887, Safat, Kuwait City, 64009, Kuwait
P.O. Box 18544, , Kuwait
Fahd Al Salem St, Safat, Kuwait City, 13060, Kuwait
PO Pox 47008 Fahaheel, Kuwait City, 64021, Kuwait
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Address: Al Shuhada Street, Kuwait City, 15463, Kuwait