The Novotel Al Dana Resort is situated along the Shaikh Hamad causeway, close to the National Museum. It is on the threshold of Manama's central business district and diplomatic area, yet only 5 minutes from Bahrain international airport and 20 minutes from the causeway link between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
A jewel of Arabia, hidden on the southern side of Bahrain's Manama-Muharraq lagoon, this resort combines traditional Arabic architecture and design with the contemporary fittings and comforts of a true international standard hotel, surrounded by the clear blue waters of the gulf. This club resort comprises a total of 174 rooms and suites and facilities on offer to guests at this air-conditioned establishment include a lobby area with a 24-hour reception, a hotel safe, a currency exchange facility, lift access and a hairdressing salon. It also features a bar, a pub, a games room, restaurants, conference facilities and WLAN/Internet access. Guests may also take advantage of the room and laundry services and for younger guests there is a kids' club and a playground.
Each of the hotel's rooms and suites is elegantly appointed to create spacious yet cosy confines, with equally dramatic views, either of the beachfront and the sparkling waters of Arabian gulf or of the inviting poolside and lush courtyard. The rooms come with a private en suite bathroom with a shower/bathtub and a hairdryer as well as a direct dial telephone, a satellite/ cable TV, a radio and Internet access. There is also a mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities and an ironing set. A double or king-size bed, centrally regulated air conditioning and heating, a safe and either a balcony or terrace are also provided as standard.
The hotel features indoor and outdoor pools including a free-form swimming pool and a children's pool and there is a gym overlooking the private beach with a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment, hot tubs and steam and dry saunas. The fully-equipped gymnasium comes complete with cardio-vascular equipment and the latest natural strength exercise enhancement equipment, and there are 3 studios featuring the RIPP TM resistance performance programme, team indoor rowing, aerobics and team indoor cycling. Guests may also relax in the solarium, enjoy a massage, go banana boating, jet-skiing, motor boating and windsurfing or join in an aerobics session. The hotel also offers an entertainment programme.
Zytoun is a Mediterranean-inspired all-day dining restaurant, starting the day with an extravagant buffet breakfast, then lunch and dinner buffets. Al Yacout is a Moroccan fine dining restaurant offering authentic fragrant tasty Moroccan cuisine, an exclusive elegant atmosphere, beach views and live entertainment. La Perle, which is probably Bahrain's foremost fine-dining restaurant, is perched over the sea and overlooking the beachfront, providing guests with culinary masterpieces from Neptune's bounty, orchestrated by the hotel's executive chef with typical French flair. Le Bellevue features a snazzy, relaxed elegance, where cosy surroundings make for the perfect setting as day slides into night.
121 Sheikh Hamad Causeway, Manama 322, Bahrain , CP: Not Suppli , ,
Fax: 00973 17298 338
Hotel room was clean, spacious, cool, and nice cable selection on the t. 2012-06-13 - hotels.com
Great value for money if you want to be in the city but do NOT want to be surrounded by high rises. 2010-12-15 - expedia.com
Large spacious rooms. 2010-12-15 - expedia.com
Helpful staff, and easy parking right across from hotel room. 2010-12-15 - expedia.com
Good location, large rooms. Will visit with family 2010-12-15 - expedia.com
Very clean and the staff was super helpful. 2010-12-03 - expedia.com
Clean and have good breakfast. 2010-11-24 - expedia.com
I like the swimming pool. 2010-11-24 - expedia.com
The food choices were not good. 2010-11-20 - expedia.com
Be prepared for mediocre service... 2010-06-15 - expedia.com
Internet Service is pricey when considering the per night rate of the hotel. 2010-06-15 - expedia.com
From the lack of staff at breakfast, to the drank people in the pool at 9:00 am, to the trash on beach and around the swimming pool, this hotel is just not worth the money. 2010-06-08 - expedia.com
People at check-in were not very helpful or nice, there was a general lack of staff, there was no lifeguard on duty around the swimming pool, there was trash around and in the swimming pool during the peak time, and the general manager was absolutely not helpful reporting blames on others. 2010-06-08 - expedia.com
The hotel is architecturally beautiful but the lack of staff and the non-attention to the guest needs made it a bad experience. 2010-06-08 - expedia.com