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Novotel Al Dana makes waves in Bahrain
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Fresh from celebrating their second anniversary, it comes as no surprise to see how upbeat Novotel Al Dana Resort in Bahrain is about its current performance and what lies ahead. Little by little, this resort hotel has quietly yet firmly positioned itself as the premier four-star deluxe hotel in Bahrain.

With a product offer and facilities that match those of any of the international five-star hotels in Bahrain, the Novotel’s strategy to position itself where it has, has certainly paid off handsomely. “And we are not talking about handsomely in the form of simply revenue generation,” said Thomas Zarsadias TEO, the hotel’s executive assistant manager. “Track record and reputation are of equal importance to us and, today, we are no longer seen as the new kid on the block, but as the pacesetter and preferred professional hospitality partner.”
There’s no denying that over the two years since it opened its doors, the Novotel in Bahrain has been able to harness the interest of local and international industry players, with many realising that while the hotel truly epitomises the Novotel brand’s value-for-money characteristics, it is also physically a breath of fresh air for the hotel industry in Bahrain because of its unique and authentic architecture and setting.
“What others would have frowned upon as a weakness, we have fully embraced and converted into a strength,” continued Thomas. “For example, our layout and low-rise architecture did not particularly stand-out at first, but as the hotel’s reputation and popularity grew, it is now this very structure that appeals to guests and visitors alike, affording them a haven to retreat to and a sanctuary that many call their home.”
Business travellers have everything they require – from full business support facilities to high-speed internet access – in their rooms. And when business takes a back seat, no other hotel affords and rewards a weary business traveller with facilities and services like the Novotel, with an excellent choice of dining options, reputed to be among the best in the Kingdom, a snazzy lounge-bar overlooking the sea and a professionally-equipped gymnasium, complete with sauna, steamroom and indoor Jacuzzi. While summer is traditionally a more quiet season for hotels in the Kingdom of Bahrain in terms of occupancy, Novotel Al Dana Resort proved itself to be a product that suits the needs of not only the business traveller but the leisure traveler as well. Not only that, when it comes to the leisure traveller, the hotel appeals to guests of all ages.
With its vast facilities for sports and recreation purposes, there is never a dull moment for anyone staying at the Novotel Al Dana Resort. The hotel’s impressive swimming pool, with its lush landscaping and surrounds, is probably one of the largest and most attractive swimming pools in Bahrain. Besides that, the pool is fitted with a temperature control system which ensures that the water stay cool even in the heat of the summer.
This summer, the hotel will also be organising its popular and highly successful summer camp, as it did last year. Parents can leave their children to enjoy the activities that are arranged, while they are free to enjoy a leisurely day, without any worry.
With all this up its sleeves, it’s no wonder that Novotel Al Dana Resort has quickly become Bahrain’s premier four-star deluxe resort hotel.
It is located along the Shaikh Hamad Causeway between the Diplomatic area and Muharraq, just minutes from the Bahrain International Airport. The hotel features 132 rooms and 40 suites, with three restaurants, a jazz lounge, a conference centre for up to 150 persons, private beach and Curves, the Kingdom’s leading fitness and lifestyle club.




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