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The Friendly Five-Star

Written on 11/01/2017

The Golden Tulip Bahrain Hotel has been in operation since 2006 and prides itself on offering traditional hospitality.

Strategically located on the Old Palace Road facing the World Trade Centre, the hotel is on the edge of the diplomatic and commercial areas of Manama, within walking distance of the Bab Al Bahrain Souq, as well as the famous Exhibition Road and only 8km from Bahrain International Airport.

The property offers 250 rooms, a mixture of Standard, De Luxe, and Executive Rooms, as well as a wide selection of Suites from one-bedroom Juniors to  two-bedroom family accommodation and the luxurious one-bedroom Royal Suite.

Non-Smoking and physically challenged-access rooms are also available, and the Executive Lounge gives guests the chance to enjoy their privacy with added benefits and facilities such as the happy hour, a business centre and secretarial services.

The accommodations have been recently renovated and are equipped with individually controlled air conditioning units, mini bars, safe deposit boxes, satellite television with multi channels, coffee/tea making facilities and hair dryers.

The hotel has an outdoor, temperature-controlled swimming pool, open from 6.30am to 10pm; you can tone your muscles in the gym on the ground floor overlooking the pool which is open to both ladies and gents from 6.30am to 10pm. A second gym in the basement has separate hours for men and women and a sauna and steam room are available plus hot and cold Jacuzzi, also with separate men’s and women’s timings.

Guests can also relax and enjoy a range of different massage treatments performed by professional staff at reasonable prices. These include: Thai, sports and aromatherapy massage, hand and food reflexology and body scrubs. For further pampering, the Pace E Luce hair salon for ladies is open from 10am to 8pm daily except Saturday when hours are 1pm-8pm.

The hotel’s main restaurant, Al Wasmeyyah provides all-day dinning, offering a rich variety of international buffet cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as an extensive à la carte menu to suit every palate. There are set meal prices per person of BD8.5++, for breakfast and BD9.5++ for lunch and dinner.

Kei Japanese restaurant, is one of the island’s favourite ethnic-style eateries and offers a traditional Japanese dining experience including a light business lunch as well as a wide selection of authentic dishes, including teppanyaki, sushi and sashimi.

Guests can also sample the delights of Lebanon at Mawal restaurant which has a set menu along with live entertainment.

In the restaurants you will find various ongoing deals and offers, including the Thursday Seafood Night which offers unlimited seafood with house beverages. The Golden Tulip Friday Family Brunch as well from noon to 4.30pm is one of the longest running brunches in town still competes with the newer venues.

As an added bonus for loyal customers, the hotel also runs the Pearl promotion during both Seafood Night and Brunch which gives guests the chance to win a real pearl when they buy five oysters.  The US Navy guests are entitled to a 20-per-cent discount on presentation of valid identification.

The Cavalry Club Sports Bar is the ideal setting to enjoy a relaxing evening while listening to music or watching sports on TV, while the hotel’s Platinum Night Club is a lively spot offering nightly entertainment.

The recently renovated Gilgamesh Ballroom can accommodate up to 400 guests and is the perfect place to host weddings, special events and functions. The Golden Tulip Bahrain Hotel also boasts The Library, Manama Hall, Dilmun Hall and Boardroom 616/617, which offer extensive meeting, business and conference facilities equipped with the latest technology for a successful business experience.

There is also ample parking space for around 600 cars and a well-known drive-in laundry.

If you want the Golden Tulip experience, at your own event, the hotel also offers catering services for all occasions, at any location with either set menus or tailor-made options to suit your preference and impress your guests.

In conclusion the Golden Tulip Bahrain Hotel is the ideal choice for both business and leisure travellers with the island’s highest number of twin rooms, newly designed deluxe accommodation, excellent food and beverage offerings, the best five-star rates for the Executive Floors and the friendliest Friday Family Brunch in town.