After being opened for just over a year, the Novotel Al Dana Resort in Bahrain has certainly carved a niche for itself as the only four-star deluxe hotel in the Kingdom.
The hotel, part of the Accor Group, which manages more than 18 hotels in the GCC, has distinguished itself as the clear leader in its market and has established a firm reputation as a hotel that could be easily mistaken for a five-star property in terms of facilities and services. As such, it offers true value for money at star-star rates.
“From the onset, value has been the basis of our business development,” says Philippe Montaubin, general manager of the hotel. “Making a difference has been a key element and this we have done with quite a bit of aplomb,” he adds with a smile.
With a location right at the heart of it all, at the threshold of Bahrain’s Diplomatic Area and only minutes away from the airport, this exquisite hotel is truly a sanctuary of peace with a private beach and surrounded by the clear blue waters of the Gulf. Its charm lies in its unique low-rise traditional architectural design, making it easy to see why the hotel appeals to both the business and leisure traveller.
A jewel of Arabia, Novotel Al Dana Resort combines traditional Arabic architecture and design with the contemporary fittings and comforts of an international-class hotel for today’s discerning traveller. “Word of mouth has been our biggest form of promotion – our guests have come, enjoyed their stay, and many have returned or recommended friends, relatives and associates to feel the Novotel experience in Bahrain. Our product is extremely complete, serving the needs of both business and leisure travelers and the hotel itself is a stunning piece of architecture that adds an exotic appeal to any stay,” says Philippe.
“Of course, it goes without saying that when guests compare what we have to offer in terms of services and facilities against those available at the five-star hotels in the city, they realise that what we offer is just as much, if not more, at sheer value for money,” he continues.
Sports and leisure facilities include one of the prettiest, temperature-controlled outdoor swimming pools in the Kingdom, three speciality exercise studios, an extremely well-equipped gymnasium, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, a children’s outdoor playground and an indoor crèche, plus a host of sea-sports activities. Leisure options aside, the hotel also appeals to business travellers with well-appointed accommodation rooms as well as meeting rooms, all offering simple plug-and-play high-speed internet connectivity. Besides, guests can expect friendly and efficient business support services as well as round-the-clock unobtrusive security.
Each of the hotel’s 172 rooms and suites, comprising 132 deluxe rooms, 19 deluxe suites, 17 executive suites and four signature suites, is elegantly-appointed to create spacious yet cosy confines, with equally dramatic views on the outside, either of the beachfront and the sparkling waters of Arabian Gulf or of the inviting poolside and lush courtyard.
Meetings and seminars take on a whole new perspective at Novotel Al Dana Resort. The four banquet and meeting rooms offer event organisers the flexibility they require for small- to mid-size gatherings. From international direct dialing facilities to high-speed internet connectivity, LCD to slide and overhead projectors, flipcharts and whiteboards to a professional audio-visual system, plus a host of other technologically-advanced conference equipment, Novotel Al Dana Resort’s conference facilities make for more exclusive events conducted with style, effectiveness and precision.
Besides, guests can awaken their senses with dramatic dining and entertainment: striking views and equally attention-grabbing menus and food presentations put the Novotel Al Dana Resort well and truly above the rest! From the Mediterranean-inspired Zytoun all-day dining restaurant to La Perle, an impressive seafood-speciality restaurant perched above the sea, and the relaxed elegance of Le Bellevue Bar, Novotel Al Dana Resort is truly the perfect rendezvous for the bon vivant!
Elegantly enchanting, quietly impressive, authentically rustic, discreetly intimate and a welcomed added-value sanctuary best describes this exquisite resort, where the exuberance of friendly, spirited personnel warms the hearts as their gentle nature caresses the soul of business and leisure travellers alike! Yes, there are hotels, and there are hotel, but the Novotel Al Dana Resort has quietly yet firmly established itself as the firm favourite in Bahrain for visitors from not only the GCC but from all over the world.
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