An archipelago of more than 30 islands, Bahrain is known for its shopping opportunities, attractions such as the Tree of Life, and liberal policies toward non-Muslims and Western visitors. It is also one of the safest and most accessible nations in the Arabian Gulf. With an economy focusing on sales promotion and marketing, Manama is Bahrain's largest city and is home to some of the best options for a luxury, mid-range, or cheap Bahrain hotel. While some of the finest upscale accommodations and branded international hotels can be found in Bahrain, there are also few high-quality Bahrain hotels that fit the price bracket of a budget traveler; some luxury hotel rooms may even cost less than 100 USD a night, which helps make the country a perfect travel destination for both backpackers and the cosmopolitan middle class.
One of the key events in Bahrain is the Formula One race, which is held every year in March or April at the Bahrain International Circuit in Manama. Booking a hotel room during these months can be very expensive, and the average price of rooms can go up to between 300 and 400 USD per night for relatively basic lodging. Tourists won't find any cheap Bahrain accommodation during this event, so booking rooms well in advance or scheduling trips that don't coincide with the race might be good solutions. During other months of the year, especially November through March, travelers can find a wide range of accommodation options that fit every budget, and the finest Bahrain hotels range from luxury comfort hotels to family-run lodges and value hotels.
The capital city of Manama has a wide range of comfortable luxury accommodations. Popular five-star luxury Bahrain hotels located in the city offer the best amenities and services available, though their rooms may be priced between at between 300 and 500 USD per night. However, there are also a few luxury hotels that offer attractive discounts to visitors. The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence is one of the discount luxury hotels that offer the best services at reasonable prices. Rooms are divided into Standard, Deluxe, Clubs, and Suites. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities including high-speed wireless internet, a hair dryer, mini bar, and climate control facilities, and the Radisson SAS Diplomat hotel is one of the most reasonably-priced five-star hotels. It is located in the Diplomatic area outside Manama and is only 10 to 15 minutes by car from the Bahrain International Airport. In addition, several attractions such as the Bahrain National Museum, City Center, Grand Mosque, and the Grand Prix International Circuit are located just five minutes from the Radisson Hotel.
Travelers looking for an affordable luxury hotel should also consider booking rooms at the Delmon International. Situated in the heart of Manama, this premier four-star hotel has reasonable rates compared with other accommodations of the same standard, making it an excellent choice for anyone looking to combine quality and affordability. With more than 100 rooms and suites, the hotel provides excellent recreational facilities, including an open-air swimming pool and a health spa featuring the finest Nordic massages from expertly trained masseurs.
A cheap Bahrain hotel can be perfect for those traveling for leisure or business, and some have modern amenities and facilities to rival even the four-star hotels. The Awal Hotel is an excellent example of affordable Bahrain accommodation with luxurious features. Located in the heart of Manama, the hotel offers a business center, air-conditioned public areas, banquet facilities, café, and concierge services. Rooms are modestly priced and are equipped with satellite television, mini bar, in-room safe, and high-speed internet access.
The Grand Hotel is another cheap Bahrain hotel designed to offer some of the best value for its prices. In-room amenities include a mini fridge, private bathroom, and air conditioner, as well as high-speed internet and satellite TV. The Grand Hotel is also a bed and breakfast hotel that serves a delicious breakfast buffet. Although the price will likely be a bit is a bit higher than other mid-range accommodations, the facilities are top-class and the free breakfast can help save money on food.
There are also several Bahrain resorts that offer great entertainment and a wealth of attractions for the adventurous traveler. The Banyan Tree Desert Spa & Resort is the epitome of a luxurious hideaway. Situated in a majestic landscape near the Al-Areen Wildlife Sanctuary and the country's largest water theme park, Lost Paradise of Dilmun, the Banyan Tree Resort is a retreat for those who are seeking Bahrain accommodation that offers massage and spa facilities. The magnificent Arabian architecture of the rooms entices travelers and makes them feel as if they are in a tranquil and lush oasis. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities, including specially designed king-size beds and a spacious bathtub. The Banyan Tree Resort in Bahrain is best known for its spa, which draws on Asian traditions to provide a holistic healing approach using aromatic oils, Indian herbs, and spices, ensuring that guests finish their trip to Bahrain relaxed and rejuvenated.