The best luxury hotels and resorts in Bahrain can be found below. We have already outlined the best executive club lounges at hotels in Bahrain, now we outline the very best luxury hotels for families, couples and business, in the city and for pool and beachside luxury.
Bahrain, officially the Kingdom of Bahrain, is an island country in the Persian Gulf. The Kingdom comprises a small archipelago centered around Bahrain Island, situated between the Qatar peninsula and the northeastern coast of Saudi Arabia, which is connected by the 25-kilometer King Fahd Causeway. Rich in culture and history, Bahrain is worth a tour to the marvelous old sites, colorful traditional souks dotted between skyscrapers and contemporary urban living.
If you want to stay in luxury in Bahrain, you should stay at one of Bahrain’s luxury hotels which include Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa. There is also an InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, (no Hyatt), Sheraton, and a Marriott Bonvoy property.
Wherever you decide to stay, Bahrain, or elsewhere, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels including the Four Seasons, Park Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, InterContinental, and more at no extra cost.
1. Four Seasons Bahrain
The best luxury hotel in Bahrain is located in Manama. The Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay offers an elegant hotel with views of the Arabian Gulf. It features a gorgeous white sandy beach and includes a fitness center, 7 restaurants, 5 swimming pools, and free WiFi.
All rooms have elegant interiors. Each suite includes a separate living room with a flat-screen TV, an iPod dock, and a Blu-ray player. Featuring a shower, the marble bathroom also comes with a bath and complimentary toiletries.
Enjoy international dishes from CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Oriental delicacies at Re Asian Cuisine, and an open-kitchen concept at Bahrain Bay Kitchen. Featuring an outdoor terrace with panoramic views of the Manama skyline, Bayview Lounge offers drinks and snacks all day.
We love the outdoor terrace which overlooks the waterways. This is a wonderful place to sit out on comfy sofas under the stars and next to large Tikki torch style fire pits. Of course, the caliber of room decoration is almost always exceptional at Four Seasons hotels and this luxury hotel does not disappoint. This is definitely the place to stay in Bahrain.
The hotel is 3.7 miles from the Wahooo! Waterpark, 1.2 miles from the financial district, and 2.5 miles from Seef Mall. Bahrain International Airport is 3.7 miles away.
Book any Four Seasons luxury hotel via our luxury travel concierge and you will get great free benefits* at no extra cost:
- Breakfast for two people per bedroom
- Food, beverage, or spa credit of USD100 per stay
- Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (this usually excludes suites)
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms
- Complimentary welcome gift (usually a box of chocs, bottle of wine, etc)
2. Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa
The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa boasts 245 rooms and suites within a 20-acre resort complex on the beaches of Manama. If you prefer something larger, choose from 23 seafront villas, each with a live-in butler, swimming pool, and private beach access.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa also offers seven internationally inspired restaurants, lounges, and bars including the intimate darkness of Plums in the evening. Indulge in the well-stocked humidor of the Burlington Club and enjoy a real Cuban cigar with a snifter of brandy.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Spa promises relaxation and rejuvenation to every guest, focusing on calming and nurturing its guests while beautifying the skin, body, even the soul, with a team of skilled massage therapists and aestheticians.
One of the best features of the hotel is its large and deep swimming pool. In the summer months, this is actively chilled to provide relief in the hot summer months. You can plunge in after just a few minutes outside. There are also numerous beaches and a shallow lagoon where you can paddle in the sea without the usual disruption of the waves.
Ritz Carlton hotels often offer the best club lounges in a city. They have an exceptional food offering 5-times a day and are usually lovely, luxury lounges to hang out. Much like Jumeriah club lounges, expect the best from a Ritz Carlton club lounge. The lounge at the Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain Hotel & Spa is no exception. There are five separate daily presentations, and the food presentation is excellent. There are two dedicated floors with distinctive amenities including a separate lounge area and panoramic views of turquoise Gulf waters, the golden sand beach and lush green gardens of the resort, and the Manama skyline.
The lounge is also ideal for children and offers a refined retreat for our young kids aged 4-12 years old offering a great selection of board games, coloring books, and a dedicated buffet of cookies, candies, and marshmallows to satisfy the sweet cravings of both kids and grown-ups alike. The Ritz Kids playroom every Friday and Saturday from 6:30 am-7 pm.
Book any Ritz Carlton Bahrain via our luxury travel concierge and you will get also great free benefits* at no extra cost. You will also get all your usual Marriott Bonvoy loyalty points:
Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in-room guests
$100 USD Food & Beverage credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
3. InterContinental Regency Bahrain
InterContinental Regency Bahrain is a modern luxury hotel. This iconic destination in Manama is 15-minutes away from Bahrain Airport. Wake up in a spacious room to views across Bahrain Financial Harbour. Buy spices at Manama Souq or shop at Bahrain City Centre, a 10-minute drive away. Indulge in a Spa InterContinental or soak-up the sun by the outdoor pools. If you book a club room you will get access to the Club InterContinental executive lounge, which is very good but has the slightly generic corporate feel that most InterContinental hotels have. It is a good hotel to spend or earn ihg loyalty points.
Book the InterContinental Bahrain via our luxury travel concierge and you will get also great free benefits* (if you stay 2 or more nights) at no extra cost. You will also get all your usual ihg loyalty points:
- Guaranteed late check-out (until 4 pm)
- Complimentary breakfast for two at the hotel restaurant daily
- Value-added amenity, specific to the hotel ($100 value per stay)
- Upgrade to next available room category ( subject to availability on arrival)
- Free wi-fi on unlimited devices
- Turn down service as appropriate by brand
- Handwritten, personalized welcome card
- Bottled water, fresh fruit, and snacks in room upon arrival
4. Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel
Offering a prime location just next to the City Center and the largest mall in Bahrain region, Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre offers a luxury home for business travelers and families alike. A kids club for the younger children is a highlight, along with a gorgeous pool area.
The spacious and airy rooms offered a sizzling view over the city from wide windows. Bahrain International Airport is just 15 minutes drive away from the hotel and the hotel offers shuttle services to and from the airport.
Al Fateh Mosque for the set of divine guests and interest in cultural explorations is just 10 minutes’ walk away from the hotel premises. Bahrain Museum is also just a few steps away from the Kempinski Grand & Ixir Hotel Bahrain City Centre.
5. The Merchant House
Perched above the colorful markets of Manama’s old town, The Merchant House is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of this charming city. It has a perfect location near the Old Customs House and the financial district and the style is fun including a graffiti wall and a lush rooftop garden.
With only 46 beautifully appointed suites, The Merchant House’s rooms are modern with refreshing colors and unique contemporary art. Each suite offers a kitchenette, dining and sitting area, master bedroom, and en-suite bathroom.
The rooftop is where you will want to spend most of your time. You will find the hotel’s restaurant and bar and outdoor garden terrace on the roof. A spa, gym, and an emerald rooftop pool complete the hotel’s offering.
6. Al Areen Palace & Spa
Al Areen Palace & Spa is as close to the Arabian Nights fairytale as you will probably get, offering private villas in a stunning setting overlooking the Arabian Gulf on Bahrain. In these villas, custom king-size beds are found in the large master bedroom. Outside, a private courtyard boasts both a garden and ample room to laze around your pool. Privacy is ensured by a 12-foot high wall around each villa.
Vertigo restaurant offers a stunning view of the Arabian Gulf. Saffron, is the hotel’s signature restaurant and offers a delicious fusion of Thai cuisine and alcoholic beverages (a rare treat in Bahrain).
The spa is the largest in the Middle East. At 100,000 sq. ft., it offers a huge variety of treatments in a setting of stunning archways and gardens.
7. Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa
Perched on the pristine beaches of Zallaq overlooking the Arabian Gulf on Bahrain’s west coast the 5-star luxury Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa in Bahrain is located 30 minutes from Bahrain International Airport and enjoys easy access to and to Manama, the capital of Bahrain, which is only 25 minutes away by car.
A spectacular new seawater spa hotel and resort blends French art de Vivre with traditional Bahraini styles and is sat right on the beachfront. 262 luxurious rooms and suites boast balconies and sea views including the latest technology and chic furnishings. A stunning ballroom and private island host Magnifique corporate events and weddings.
La Plage Beach Club is an elegant and modern facility where you may enjoy a relaxing day on the beach or by the pool.
La Plage provides a child-friendly environment offering a shallow pool with a play area in addition to a fully equipped Kids Club to pamper your little ones, from infants to toddlers and even teens.
The Beach Club’s two floodlit tennis courts promise to enliven play, while the 2 air-conditioned glass-backed squash courts offer a cooler choice. So FIT gym is part of La Plage Beach Club, it is the latest facility of its kind in Bahrain and offers state-of-the-art equipment, certified trainers and fitness assessment counselors.
Book a “Luxury Rooms” or suites and you will get club lounge access, a lounge that is large and stylish with a good spread of breakfast and evening food items. The offering includes complimentary evening wine tasting or cocktails (happy hour) runs from 5:30 till 7:30 hrs and five culinary presentations per day plus complimentary tea, coffee, soft drinks mineral water and light snacks in the lounge along with local and international newspapers & magazines, unlimited Wi-Fi Internet access and complimentary pressing of one suit or one dress per stay.
8. Le Meridien City Centre Bahrain
This 5-star hotel is directly attached to City Centre Bahrain, the largest mall in the Kingdom. The mall features Wahooo! Waterpark, Magic Planet, 20 screen cineplex, and Saks Fifth Avenue department store. All guests of the hotel are invited to use the complimentary facilities of its sister hotel outlined below, The Westin Bahrain City Centre, such as access to spa facilities, fitness center, infinity pool.
Le Meridien City Centre Bahrain is a nice choice in Bahrain with Club Rooms having access to the club lounge. It is usually not too expensive to upgrade and is usually well worth it. You get an extensive breakfast and evening happy hour in the lounge, which more than covers for the cost of the upgrade if there are two of you.
The rooms here are great, luxurious and modern and the hotel is connected to the city center mall which has plenty of dining and shopping options. This means that you are not tied by the food options available at the hotel.
This hotel costs 25,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night if you are looking to redeem a stay here and is probably your most luxurious Marriott choice in Bahrain.
9. Westin Bahrain
Ideally located in the heart of Manama, the Westin Bahrain City Centre is the first Westin Hotel on the island. Innovative facilities include the city’s first Heavenly® Spa. The Westin is attached to City Centre Bahrain, the nation’s most popular retail and leisure destination with more than 340 retail stores. One of two entrances leads directly to the mall’s ground floor and is a few steps away from the luxurious Saks Fifth Avenue department store.
Westin Executive Lounge offers a delicious breakfast healthy food, for sweet-tooth snacks and an amazing buffet dinner with happy hour alcohol.
10. Hilton Bahrain Bay Hotel & Residences
Hilton Bahrain Bay Hotel & Residences with 210 Apartments is not yet open and will welcome its first guests in early 2020￼. This $66m Hilton Bahrain Bay Hotel & Residences will boast 210 rooms and will be situated within The Avenues, Bahrain.
Located in Manama’s Bahrain Bay area, Hilton Bahrain Bay Hotel & Residences will be directly attached to The Avenues, Bahrain, which will offer a range of retail and food and beverage (F&B) outlets. Hotel guests will have direct access to both the mall and a new 1.5km-long stretch of the Corniche.
Once completed, the resort will feature 150 apartments, 60 studio suites, four stand-alone dining outlets, a swimming pool, and spa and fitness facilities.
11. Marriott Executive Apartments
At number 11 is a more long term hotel option with a decent level of luxury. Enjoy the perfect location for business or leisure travel at the 5-star Marriott Executive Apartments Manama, Bahrain conveniently found near both financial and diplomatic areas of the city. This luxury apartment hotel is ideal for long-term stays, business trips, and holidays, and are easily accessible, just 10 minutes from the international airport and 20 minutes from the Bahrain International Circuit.
With spacious, well-appointed rooms, we also offer the option of one-, two- or three-bedroom apartments with plush bedding, a full kitchen, dedicated office area, wireless Internet and safe. Other traveler-approved amenities include housekeeping, 24-hour security, and room service, as well as a rooftop pool and fitness center with extraordinary city views. Among 5 star hotels in Bahrain, the Marriott Executive Apartments Manama, Bahrain offers a luxurious retreat. If you prefer Sheraton hotels, there is a good Sheraton with a decent club lounge featured in our article outlining the best executive club lounges at hotels in Bahrain
*benefits offered correct at the time of writing but may be amended at the hotel’s discretion.
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