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Review: We’ve had the most relaxing and luxurious staycation in this hotel!

Charlie Cooksey shares his relaxing escape at Al Areen Palace & Spa by Accor.

With travel being a headache nowadays, residents like us seek a relaxing change of scene while also staying safe amid the pandemic.

Bahrain is a tiny island and honestly, the options for getaways are quite limited especially if you’ve been here for a while. But did you know that you can have a one-of-a-kind escape without leaving the Kingdom?

A few minutes west of Bahrain, Al Areen Palace & Spa by Accor is a kiss of paradise – a beautiful destination tucked away from the hustle bustle of the city center.

Arriving at the hotel

The resort boasts 78 uniquely designed pool villas that feature an open air heated swimming pool and jet-pool, a sprawling master bedroom, and en-suite facilities that include an oversized infinity bathtub. There are three kinds of villas that cater to different guests: Desert Pool Villa, Royal Pool Villa and the Family Pool Villa.

The check-in process was just as seamless as all of our previous stays. We were greeted with friendly staff who looked after us exceptionally until check-out. We admired the beautiful waterways and scenic ambiance on our way to our villa. The sounds of nature accompanied us while we excitedly waited for what is yet to come!

Enjoying the amenities

Our villa left us mesmerized with its Arabian charm and sophistication. It was a beautiful blend of classic Middle Eastern architecture and stylish contemporary accents. But what we really loved about the villa was the privacy that it evoked – staying there felt very intimate without feeling confined.

The in-villa amenities were superb and the expanse of the place was just what we needed for a time to disconnect. We spent a couple of hours lounging in or by the picturesque pool and listening to birds chirping!

Indulging in the cuisine

We had our meals brought to us in the villa. Our server, Rio, even put on a performance for us! We had a massive seafood platter along with some refreshing mocktails for dinner.

For breakfast, we had one of the highlights of our stay – the floating breakfast. It was beautifully laid out and was very Instagram-mable! This type of breakfast is popular in hotels in Bali but we were very impressed that it is also available in Bahrain!

Overall, our stay at Al Areen was one of the best (if not, the best) getaways we’ve had without having to jump on a plane. Everything including the smallest of details was just perfect. We had a chance to recharge after a very busy week so the experience was priceless.

With the world remaining very travel-prohibitive at the moment, why not try a relaxing escape at Al Areen Palace & Spa by Accor? They have an amazing package right now with 30% off on the best available rates!

 Call +973 1784 5000 or WhatsApp +973 6661 1168 to book!

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