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Hotel Review: The Ritz Carlton Bahrain

At the end of 2015, I had the luxury of traveling to the Kingdom of Bahrain for the first time. Bahrain is home to a premier motorsport race track, a stunning fort and more which I will share more about soon over on iluv2globetrot. I stayed at the 5 star Ritz Carlton Bahrain and must say that they went above and beyond to make my stay in Bahrain a pleasurable one.  The resort is none short of fabulous, oozing sophistication, class and decadence—so of course it is my kind of place.

Upon arrival I was greeted by an array of staff, from the gentleman that opened my car door to the staff awaiting guests upon entry into the hotel. Because I was booked at the hotel with club access, a wait is not necessary in the lobby to check in, as I had the luxury of doing an express check-in in your suite. This was just one of the many perks of having club access, as the 7th floor lounge also made it a magnificent stay due to having access to a bevy of snacks, drinks and more during club lounge hours which ran until 10:30pm. The lounge overlooks the property’s spectacular pools and beach down below, with a club floor staff available to assist you with any needs that you may have.

It was difficult to choose if I wanted to spend time relaxing in the club lounge or in the amazing club suite. The suite features a complimentary newspaper delivered daily, free high speed internet, plush feather bedding with 600 thread count linens and a stunning view of the resort and pools. Also, as I love a good bathtub, the one in my suite was beyond fabulous for taking a dip and reading a good book in the evening after my travels.

In addition to a variety of rooms and suites, The Ritz Carlton Bahrain also offers luxurious villas separate from the hotel for your own private experience with family and loved ones. The spacious three bedroom, three bath accommodations offer an exclusive set of amenities, lush greenery and private butler service. You can enjoy a bath filled with roses or take a dip in your own private pool while living the high life in your space, which includes your own private beach access. Additional features include your own personal patio, a powder room and jacuzzi.

While I may not have had my own private villa this time around, I enjoyed my time lounging by the beach and the infinity pool, two of the many options to choose from to unwind on your escape to Bahrain. It was great to see the Ritz Kids area as well for those traveling with little ones. Reserve ahead of time a space for your little tike that offers activities like watching movies under the stars to storytelling and art. The kids and adults alike will be spellbound by the beautiful flamingos that are also on the resort property, I know I was!

The resort also offers plenty of dining options that range from beachfront fine dining to the private steakhouse Plums—which was one of the most fabulous dining experience I’ve had. No matter what your palate may desire, you can more than likely find what you want. Choose from Mediterranean dishes, local Arabian treats, as well as Thai cuisine and elaborate Indian at Nirvana. The La Med and Overlook restaurants offer fine dishes, but their beautiful decor will leave you wanting to stay for more well after your meal.

Lastly, for an evening nightcap, Hollywood’s own Trader Vic’s is also located at the resort, in addition to the over water Mai-Tai lounge which was jammed-packed to capacity during my stay. I can’t rave enough about the Ritz Carlton Bahrain, if you’re planning an upcoming visit to the Middle East, make sure you stop over in Bahrain for one the most luxurious experiences you could desire at The Ritz.

Reposted from Nicole’s travel destination, iLuv2globetrot.com

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