Bahrain’s top hotels offer FIVE Star luxury Hotels and FOUR Star Hotels with elegant decor, impeccable service, and every facility imaginable to satisfy the most demanding guests. Bahrain also offers a wide selection of Three Star, Two Star and One Star Hotels. The Hotels will usually provide free transport from Bahrain airport if notified in advance and have satellite TV as well as the local channels. Many Bahrain hotels have a variety of shops – for example gift shops, bookshops, florists and jewellers – and provide services such as hairdressers, beauty salons, banks, travel agents, car hire and children’s amusement arcades. Bahrain also caters for those who prefer the privacy an Apartment affords or the facilities that Resorts offer. Bahrain’s Hotels are not simply places to stay but also offer varied live entertainment and so are centres of social life and places to meet both members of the expatriate community and Arabs in surroundings where the normal rules of behavior are relaxed slightly. Although entry is definitely not usually restricted to hotel guests, some clubs within Bahrain hotels allow entry only to couples and mixed groups.
Up to eighty per cent of guests in Bahrain’s five star hotels may be business travelers, so the management are well aware of the needs of business people. Some Bahrain hotels offer express check-in and check-out for business guests and have special executive floors catering for their needs, with secretarial services, computers with printers, fax, international newspapers and conference facilities. Top Bahrain hotels also offer sports facilities of all types: health clubs and gyms (sometimes separate ones for women), tennis, squash, swimming pools, and for the less energetic, billiards.
All of the premier Bahrain hotels have superb restaurants, many of which are world class and yet not expensive by Western standards.