Some hotels, characterized by their luxury and exclusivity, become authentic places of worship, ideal venues that go the extra mile to pamper and care for their guests and provide extraordinary experiences. This is precisely how you will feel if you visit the Al Areen Palace & Spa, a stunning property located in Manama, the capital of the small kingdom of Bahrain. This sumptuous resort seems to have escaped from the pages of The Arabian Nights.
Located just 35 minutes from Bahrain International Airport, the hotel is very close to the famous Shakir International Circuit, which makes it the perfect place to stay during the celebration of the world famous Formula 1 competition.
Al Areen has a total of 78 villas, all with their own private pool, distributed in a single-floor plan. Guests can choose between two types of rooms Desert Pool Villas and Royal Pool Villas. The first are 56 charming houses luxuriously decorated with exquisite elements only found in the beauty the Arab world, not to mention the warmth and hospitality of the citizens of the kingdom. The elegant and spacious interiors feature modern amenities and, carefully selected, traditional Islamic art.
Moreover, the romance of The Arabian Nights is evident in the 22 Royal Pool Villas. Tall and voluminous vaulted ceilings and a subtle décor, infused with indigenous architectural features, stand in perfect harmony with the comforts of the 21st century. Each Royal Poll villa has two bedrooms, a bathroom with oversize tubs, and an elegant atmosphere that extends to the living area. All the villas in the resort feature a marble courtyard, private pool with underwater lighting, outdoor hot tubs, 24-hour butler service and separate living quarters.
The Al Areen Royal Spa, with more than 100,000 square feet, is the largest in the Middle East and one of the best in the world for its size, design and the quality of the treatments offered. With a sumptuous design, inspired by the fabled gardens of Arabian royal palaces, the spa has twelve pavilions, Turkish bath, infinity pool and a private garden. In addition, there are rooms for hydrothermal treatments, a hammam, beauty suite for ladies, a gentlemen`s room and spacious fitness facilities with a comprehensive wellness center. Crowned by a large dome, the revitalizing Steam Bath Garden is located in a lush and serene courtyard with cool water fountains and invigorating streams that allow guests to relax with the pleasure of true inner peace.
The cuisine at Al Areen Palace & Spa is quite impressive. The resort offers six restaurants to delight on the finest foods the world has to offer. Rimal Restaurant dishes out an extensive selection of culinary delicacies. It is open all day and features an international buffet and a la carte menu.
All Day Dining is a modern brasserie with a sophisticated selection that successfully fuses Western cuisine with Arabic flavors. Saffron restaurant, adorned with elegant interior finishes typical of the Persian Gulf, overlooks a quiet outdoor pool. It offers a varied range of dishes inspired by the vast tradition of Bahrani cuisine, accented with European touches.
If you like Asian food, you will love dining at Keizo, a gastronomic reinterpretation of the best Japanese, Chinese and Thai cuisines. On the other hand, Sense Lounge is more relaxed and serves delightful homemade pastries, tea and coffee. Good Village is the best option for fans of Italian and American food. And of course, guests can opt to dine in the comfort of their private quarters, where professional, courteous and friendly staff will discretely care for the minutest details.
Al Areen Palace & Spa is a 5 star luxury complex that will satisfy the desires of travelers seeking peace, exclusivity, good service, tradition, modernity, and above all, sumptuousness. ■