Luxury Hospitality: 51 Great Things About Bahrain

#35 Luxury Hospitality

Read about all of Bahrain’s luxury hotels and resorts that provide residents in Bahrain ideal escapes, views, and experiences.

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay

Combining the best of a beach holiday and an urban getaway, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay soars as a destination at the heart of Manama. Being one of the landmarks of Bahrain, the hotel rises on a lushly landscaped private island.  

273 rooms and suites with Arabian Gulf or Manama skyline views, a private white-sand beach, a waterpark for kids, an infinity pool for families, an adults’ pool among palm trees, and a Beach Club for teenagers, the hotel is the perfect address for multi-generational vacations and memorable staycations. With two ballrooms, terraces, outdoor event spaces, and lawns, it is also ideal for meetings, events, celebrations, and weddings. Seven dining options take the guests on a culinary world tour with Arabian, Mediterranean, Peruvian, Thai, and Japanese cuisines, and more.

The hotel features a specially curated collection of Bahraini art of over 1000 pieces, enhancing the design of the rooms and guest areas. As part of the hotel’s sustainability commitment, 100% of its wastewater is treated in a community sewage treatment plant with the hotel’s funding and used for irrigation in the property’s gardens. And, out of the hotel’s 5-hectare private island, 40% area is covered with trees and environment-friendly plantations.

The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain

Set along the bay in Seef, with a private lagoon and island, the luxury resort provides guests with a secluded slice of paradise. From Italy to India, dining at The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain spans the globe with 14 restaurants. The resort boasts a modern spa, access to the beach, and recreational activities like golf or tennis.

The five-star resort is among the most elegant destinations in Bahrain where guests can immerse in the local culture, enjoy extraordinary cuisine and explore the dazzling capital city of Manama. The hotel offers modern and international dining experiences with award-winning restaurants, lounges, and beach cafes. The Ritz-Carlton is also the first and only hotel in Bahrain that serves Kosher meals.

Each of its seafront villas has a private infinity pool, beach access, and 24-hour on-call butler service. The hotel promises an array of leisure activities for the whole family; from the sea-inspired Ritz-Carlton Spa, the Royal Beach Club, and a new marina, to indoor and outdoor pools, and the Ritz Kids Club.

Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain  

With nearly 20 years in the market, Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain is a place to experience world-class luxury hospitality blended with Arabian tradition and a touch of Swiss that makes guests feel at home in one of the most attractive and friendly Gulf region destinations. It is situated just across Bahrain International Airport and 10 minutes from the city centre of Manama.

The hotel designs a rich hospitable, and elegant space infused with refreshing and bright interiors, delivering a unique, social experience set within a private garden-like environment.

Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain’s resounding success in the market is more than just because of its location or luxury product; furthermore, the team combines the brand’s celebrated Swiss roots with the embodiment of Bahraini hospitality, which is entirely unmatched elsewhere.

Rich culinary offerings, home-away-from-home accommodation, caring for local and global communities through various initiatives, and protection of the environment make this hotel the shining star it is.

Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa

Sofitel Bahrain combines French luxury and traditional architecture at its luxury hotel in Bahrain’s Zallaq area. The secluded location of the hotel offers a luxurious and idyllic escape far from the bustling city. The beach-front setting and five-star amenities make for a memorable getaway, whether it is for a weekend or a complete 6-day spa package.

The hotel boasts 21 Prestige Suites, six rooftop thematic Opera suites, and one Royal Suite, all furnished. It has 13 dining and nightlife options that are award-winning seafood, Italian, Southeast Asian or Lebanese restaurants. The bars and lobby lounge are perfect for a nightcap, a business meeting or a rendezvous with friends.

The Thalassa Wellness & Rehabilitation Center, the only one in the GCC, offers a vast array of seawater-based treatments, including hydrotherapy, massage, wellness and rehabilitation.

Hilton Bahrain

In August 2022, Hilton inaugurated its second property within reach of Bahrain’s entertainment hub. The 45-story Hilton Bahrain is a pet-friendly, upscale residential hotel providing short and extended stays for guests travelling into Bahrain on business or looking for a weekend getaway.

The tower is home to over 348 residential spaces (studios, one, and two-bedroom apartments) with each providing a view of the sea. The rooms are designed for short and extended stays with a kitchenette in the smaller flats or a full-fledged kitchen in the bigger ones.

They are equipped with workstations, dining areas, a reading nook, and spacious walk-in closets. If you’re one to prefer a good view, you might choose to permanently reside on the balcony during your stay.

Overlooking one of the two seas, the property, while offering a splendid view from its higher floors, also gives guests an opportunity to explore Bahrain. Located in the heart of Manama, the hotel is a short drive away from attractions like Bab Al Bahrain (Manama Souq), Al Fateh Grand Mosque, Bahrain City Centre, and the World Trade Centre among others.

Hilton Garden Inn

Located at The Avenues Mall, Hilton Garden Inn overlooks downtown Manama with a spectacular 360-degree view of Bahrain Bay and the sea from all the rooms, restaurants, and public areas. The Bahrain National Museum, World Trade Center, and city centre are within kilometres of this luxury hotel.

The hotel focuses on creating a bespoke family experience. Kid-friendly initiatives are directed towards travellers below the age of 12. Children enjoy a Kids’ Welcome and a dedicated Kids’ Breakfast experience at the hotel.

Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel

The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel is in the heart of the commercial district of Bahrain, providing seamless access to the Financial Harbor, Manama’s shopping hubs, and cultural attractions like Bahrain Museum and Al Fateh Grand Mosque. The hotel boasts restaurants catering to several tastes. A fitness centre and a Zen-inspired spa are some of its key attractions along with services such as creche, car rental, and a business centre.

The Gulf Hotel

The Gulf Hotel is among the oldest establishments in the heart of Bahrain. The hotel has been around since 1969 located conveniently in the Adliya district, overlooking the Grand Mosque and the Royal Palace, the Gulf Hotel is 15 minutes away from some of the main attractions on the island. The hotel has always served as a key destination for business and leisure travellers.

The Westin City Centre Bahrain

The Westin is attached to the largest mall on the island, City Centre Bahrain, making it the perfect destination for leisure and business. Guests can stay, dine, shop, and unwind all in the comfort of being in one place. The Westin offers a combination of new and exciting food & beverage (F&B) offerings. Salero, the authentic Spanish tapas and paella restaurant at the hotel is home to live Flamenco performances, keeping visitors entertained throughout the night.

The Merchant House

The Merchant House is the region’s first five-star boutique hotel, and with just 46 suites, caters to guests who prefer the personal touch. Its proximity to Bab Al Bahrain makes it the ideal refuge for weary tourists after a long day of shopping and browsing on the streets of the Souq. Cafe Gray, situated in the hotel’s lobby, serves as a pleasant spot for a quick break for professionals working around the area.

The hotel can be considered an art gallery in its own right. The property displays a huge collection of modern art by Piccaso, Warhol and Hirst, and Bahraini artists like Abbas Almosawi, Omar Al Rashid and Jamal Abdulrahim.

The Merchant House’s library contains around one thousand books from the Ultimate Library of Oxford Library that have been especially printed to include the hotel’s branding on the first page.

For the more gastronomically inclined, the rooftop restaurant Indigo Terrace is a must-go. The multi-award-winning eatery serves a delectable selection of Mediterranean and international dishes and refreshing cocktails to quench anyone’s thirst. To top it all off, Indigo Terrace plays host to some of the country’s most popular musicians every weekend, adding a delightful element to one’s evening.

Those looking for lighter fare would enjoy The Merchant House’s new Afternoon T menu. One can relax with friends and nibble on gourmet finger food either at the airy Cafe Gray or the warm and cosy Library with its muted lighting and plush leather seating.

InterContinental Regency Bahrain

InterContinental Regency Bahrain celebrates over four decades of establishment in the Kingdom. The InterContinental brand was born in America in 1946 and the InterContinental Regency Bahrain was one of the key hotels in their international expansion. Since the start of its operations in November 1980, InterContinental Regency Bahrain continues to establish itself as the hotel of choice for many travellers.

The hotel currently has a total of 304 rooms, with luxurious ballrooms, facilities and restaurants that have hosted various events, as well as local and international conferences. It brings alive the rich culture and heritage of different countries, through the authentic experiences that they provide its clients with, in every aspect.

The Art Hotel & Resort

The Art Hotel & Resort is located in Amwaj Islands, only a few minutes’ drive from the Bahrain International Airport. The hotel is surrounded by the crystal clear blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, with a private beach. The property offers specifically designed rooms and suites, seven dining options and business facilities. The Art Hotel & Resort blends modern architecture and amenities with a touch of Arabic hospitality.

Wyndham Grand Manama

With stunning views, breathtaking design and excellent facilities, The Wyndham Grand Manama is perfectly situated in the Bahrain Bay area. The building is among the architectural icons of Bahrain offering sweeping, 360º views of the island, The Wyndham Grand Manama is a gravity-defying vertical city. Two restaurants and cafés at the hotel cater to all tastes; leisure facilities include 2 swimming pools, children’s play areas, and health clubs. The hotel’s many venues and halls offer guests Bahraini hospitality.


This article is part of an ongoing series – 51 Great Things About Bahrain as a tribute to the Kingdom’s 51st National DayRead more in this special edition.

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