Not all of us have the cash to splash out on a five-star hotel, especially if you’d rather spend your money on things to do.
All over Bahrain there are amazing hotels or apartments with private or shared pools and fantastic views.
Make the most of your trip and save yourself some dinars in the process, without losing out on anything, by opting for a three- or four-star hotels.
Read on for our guide to the best spots across the Kingdom.
If you plan to centre your holiday around shopping, Elite Grande in Seef is in the perfect location. You’ll be right next to City Centre Bahrain, the largest in the Kingdom, and the Dana and Seef malls are both close by. And if you’re more interested in watersports, this location in the business district is close to Wahooo! Waterpark and Karbabad beach.
Elite Grande, Road 2845, Seef (1756 5888).
Novotel Bahrain Al Dana Resort
Sunseekers will adore the Novotel Bahrain Al Dana Resort, thanks to its private beach and huge outdoor pool. This hotel is close to both the Bahrain National Museum and Bahrain National Theatre, and a quick cross over the Shaikh Hamad Causeway will take you to historic capital Muharraq. Here you’ll find the pearling path, dhow building ship yard, and plenty of traditional coffee shops and restaurants to keep any culture-lover happy.
Novotel Bahrain Al Dana Resort, Shaikh Hamad Causeway, Manama (1729 8008).
If you’re looking to feel at home in Bahrain and cook meals for yourself, the Swiss-Belresidences in Juffair are a good option. There are 129 rooms, each with an oven, fridge and microwave, as well as living and dining areas. As a bonus, the hotel is located in Juffair, meaning you’re near all the trendy restaurants in Adliya, the Juffair Mall and the Al Fateh Grand Mosque.
Swiss-Belresidences Juffair, Awal Avenue (1366 6777).
The K Hotel
The K Hotel is also located in Juffair, meaning you’re super-close to all the attractions previously mentioned. This hotel also has an outdoor pool, hot tubs, and saunas for relaxation, and a restaurant, sports bar and mixed drinks lounge meaning you’ll never have to leave the hotel (unless you want to). And breakfast is free to boot.
The K Hotel, Road 2427, Juffair (1736 0000).
Bahrain Carlton Hotel
Bahrain Carlton Hotel is in the perfect location in Adliya, close to all the top restaurants in the capital. Head here if you want a great location without a hefty price tag. The hotel has a rooftop pool, sauna and gym, and a restaurant serving up Middle Eastern delicacies.
Bahrain Carlton Hotel, Road 3601, Adliya (1771 5999).
Beach Rose Tower
Beach Rose Tower is another great option if you’re looking for somewhere you can make your own meals as some of the apartment rooms come with a full kitchen. This spot is just yards away from Karbabad beach for those looking to get a suntan, and the Bahrain Fort is also close by for anyone after a cultural holiday.
Beach Rose Tower, Seef (3439 2727).
If you fancy private swimming pool, Seef Chalet is your best option. The private villas are luxurious and great for families, and have a seaside view to boot. The location in Seef also means you’re nearby some of the best restaurant’s Bahrain has to offer, and plenty of malls too.
Seef Chalet, Manama (4650 2685).
The Palace Boutique Hotel
Block 338 in Adliya is a foodie hotspot – and the Palace Boutique Hotel is right at the heart of it. Juffair, where the U.S. navy base is located, is also close by so you’ll find lots of American food outlets here too.
The Palace Boutique Hotel, Road 382, Adliya (1772 5000).