Recently reopened the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain boasts some of the most cosmopolitan and swanky digs in the Gulf. The seven story hotel has 264 guest rooms and each room has a great view, either of Manama city or of the austere blue green Gulf. All rooms are designed with luxury in mind and have large sized marble bathrooms, designer amenities, plush bathrobes and everything you'd expect from such a fine hotel.
The Ritz-Carlton also has a series of private villas for rent for the truly pampered in our world. These units start at about $2000 US per night and are each secluded in a privately built area surrounded by the waters from the nearby Gulf. Each villa has its own access points to a private beach where you can while the day away under the scorching sun. Or just hang under an umbrella while your personal wait staff ensures that your refreshment levels never hover below the halfway point. The water in the Gulf is always warm, if not downright bathtub hot, so there's never a fear of being too cold in those late night dips.
Since the entire hotel is built on its own private island there is a true feeling of escape and privacy. A nearby mall and access to Manama all are available to those who get island fever, though Bahrain itself is an island as well...!
There are two pools with service, tennis courts for day or night tennis and a complete spa with every massage possible.
There are luxury shops, ala Las Vegas, at the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, featuring Chanel and Dunhill, and the hotel has seven different restaurants, each with their own themes and cuisines.
The restaurants in the Ritz-Carlton are also popular with non-hotel guests from Bahrain and beyond and include the following, each briefly described:
Plums: Steak & Seafood - typical, elegant, pricey, and well worth it.
Nirvana: The Ritz-Carlton's Indian Restaurant with upscale atmosphere and originally created dishes from the subcontinent.
Overlook Cafe: Poolside eating with a healthy twist.
Plantation Terrace: High-classy colonial type bar with live music and tapas.
Primavera: Italian restaurant offering traditional dishes of the lighter variety from all over Italy. A great view of Manama as well.
La Mediteranee: Mediterranean and Arabic food with a pool view and daily specials.
The Lobby Lounge: Snacks and drinks, what more do you need?
Spa Café: All the healthy snacks and drinks you need, including fresh vegetable and fruit juices and cocktails.
Burlington Club: Bahrain's premier cigar bar with all the stogies you can handle, have a smoke and a cognac in their comfortable and mellow surroundings.
rooms start at about $250+
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