HOTEL REVIEWS

BAHRAIN : Le Meridien Hotel Hotel REVIEW ****

Where :  Manama / Bahrain


Overview : 

Modern, conveniently located property in the centre of Manama (capitol of Bahrain ) with quick check-in, friendly helpful staff and great facilities to keep you occupied.

The overall design is quite generic, but the hotel feels pleasant, simple and well maintained.

It does cater mostly for a business travellers, but with extensive outdoor pool deck, big spa, Kids club and  Bahrain biggest shopping mall, it really is a place for everyone.

 


 Location :

Adjacent to the City Centre Mall, the biggest shopping mall in Bahrain and 20min taxi ride from the International Airport.

Hotel is connected with the mall via internal corridor. There isn’t anything outside, but taxi’s are easily reachable. Plenty restaurant inside the mall if you are looking for one and  Wahoo! waterpark for the little ones.

Nothing is too far and you can get to the old town, business area and other parts of town by car in few minutes.


Rooms :

Standard Double room isn’t overly spacious, but it has all the amenities modern traveler needs.

Beds are very comfortable, sockets are strategically placed next to the bed and by the table for easy charging of all your devices.

Wardrobe hides an iron, slippers, bathrobe and of course safe, minibar and coffee/tea making facility.

There is a small lounger, openable desk with a mirror and hair dryer, curtains are 100% blackout, flat TV and cute little wall lamp making a camel shadow.

Glass walled bathroom is small with bathtub and rain shower head. It’s not easy to turn on the shower without getting sprayed on with cold water.

4 bottles of complimentary bottled water and fast free Wi-Fi add’s to the comfort.

I need to mention, the door aren’t very noise cancelling so you can hear screaming kids running up and down through the corridors and slamming doors. That’s actually problem in so many hotels. Wondering, why it’s difficult, to do something about it…

 


Service :

Professional, quick and helpful. If I needed to change a room, bring extra water or a little help, everything is always dealt with swiftly and with a smile.


Dining / Entertainment : 

  • Baharat Breakfast Buffet restaurant with wide selection of everything you may want. Live egg omelette station, fresh fruit juices and lot’s of healthy options.
  • Longitude 50 Coffee/pastry shop at the lobby
  • Bizarre Lounge Bar if you are up for a cocktail. The bar doesn’t appeal too welcoming or vibrant.

Facilities :

Big outdoor pool deck with cabanas and plenty of sun loungers. Extensive Spa with hammam and many hot pools to relax in. Also, the gym is quite decent and never too busy.

Note, that all of the facilities are shared with the next door Westin hotel as it is one complex.


Who is it for :

Business Travellers, Families or GCC tourists on a shopping spree.


The Good :

  • very comfortable bed
  • convenient location
  • lovely pool, spa and gym
  • proximity to the shopping mall

Not so good :

  • noise from the corridor
  • small-ish rooms

Practical Info : 

Airport  20 min ( 8BD ) away / F1 circuit 30min drive / Bab-el-Bahrain Souk 10 min drive / Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park 20 min drive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 replies »

  1. I cannot understand why some parents cannot teach their children to behave and be considerate to other people resting or sleeping, especially running to the hallway of the hotel late at night. Afterall, they only book a room and not the whole floor! 😦 I have a child of my own and he knows how to behave in places like this and he still enjoy as a kid.

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