The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Bahrain

Its a country that conjures luxury, but cheap hotels in Bahrain will prevent you breaking the bank
It's a country that conjures luxury, but cheap hotels in Bahrain will prevent you breaking the bank | Courtesy of The Grove Hotel & Conference Centre Bahrain /
Claire Turrell

Bahrain is one of the richest countries in the world, so it’s unsurprising that the setting for the first Formula One race in the Middle East is filled with luxury hotels, private beaches and marinas. This archipelago of 84 islands may seem out of reach for the traveller on a budget, but that isn’t the case. Find hotel deals in Bahrain with our handy guide – all of these are bookable directly with Culture Trip.

1. Elite Seef Residence & Hotel, for a range of options


A large bed in a room at Elite Seef Residence & Hotel, also containing a TV and armchair
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Whether you want a studio or a three-bedroom apartment, you’ll find it at this hotel. Expect soft leather sofas and satellite TV in the lounge area, as well as a kitchenette where you can whip up meals or snacks, and an ensuite with a shower and hairdryer. While in the grounds, you’ll find a coffee shop, Italian restaurant, fitness centre and swimming pool.

2. Ibis Seef Manama, for the outdoor pool


The outdoor pool area of Ibis Seef Manama, with two handrails and skyline views
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Looking for cheap hotels in Bahrain? Pay attention to the wallet-friendly Ibis Seef Manama. This city centre hotel offers sleek and chic suites filled with Scandinavian blonde-wood-style furnishings and crisp white sheets. Breakfast is worth waking up early for – choose from hot Western-style sausage and scrambled eggs, muesli and conserves, or Middle Eastern cheese, bread and olives. Eaten too much? Relax on a cobalt-coloured lounger around the outdoor pool.

3. Ramada by Wyndham Bahrain, for excellent amenities


A double bed in a Ramada by Wyndham Bahrain room, also containing a wall-mounted TV and wooden furniture
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If the 119 deluxe rooms and four junior suites at this hotel don’t win you over, breakfast at the French bistro-style eatery will. If you fancy a workout, there’s a mini-gym and a massage centre for treating aching muscles. If you need to relax after sightseeing, enjoy a long island iced tea by the pool.

5. Park Regis Lotus Hotel, for luxurious facilities


A double bed and two soft chairs in a room at Park Regis Lotus Hotel with waterside views
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The 164 guest rooms here come with freestanding bathtubs, 24-hour personal butler service, free high-speed wifi, and the offer of a Thai or Ayurvedic massage. The 15m (49ft) lap pool features panoramic windows that frame the Manama skyline. If you have a favourite gym playlist, you can plug your device directly into the machines. Now that’s what you call a Bahrain hotel deal.

6. Arch Hotel, for quick coffees and movie nights


A large bed, two soft chairs, a desk and a TV in a room at Arch Hotel
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Just because you’re watching the dinars, you don’t have to go without those little luxuries, such as a queen or king beds, a 43in LED TV, and views of the city or ocean. Pop a capsule into your Dolce Gusto single-serve coffee station and enjoy. Plan to be up late, as the hotel has four nightspots serving up dishes and tunes, as well as a sports bar with the largest TV in the kingdom.

7. Elite Grande Hotel, for a destination shopping trip


Two single beds, and a TV on a wooden desk in an Elite Grande Hotel room
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Found next to the City Centre Bahrain mall, the Elite Grand Hotel makes the perfect base for your stay. Take your pick of rooms ranging from studios to a three-bedroom suite with a cosy lounge area, spacious bathroom and modern kitchen. Cool off in the outdoor pool, or ask the concierge for insider tips on what to see in Bahrain.

8. Gulf Suites Hotel Amwaj, for a stellar location

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A single bed and a double bed face a TV, chair and desk in a Gulf Suites Hotel Amwaj room
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If you thought you wouldn’t be able to find an affordable stay near the trendy Amwaj Islands, think again. There are six suites to choose from here, including the Junior Suite with a double bed, lounge area and cable TV, and the four-bedroom Royal Suite with a balcony that overlooks the city. There’s even a Rainforest Lounge decorated with tropical flowers.

9. The Grove Hotel & Conference Centre, for budget wellness


A large bed and a table in a room with waterside views at the Grove Hotel & Conference Centre
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Fitness fiends will love this hotel with a gym, hot tub, sauna and steam room, as well as a rooftop infinity pool with Instagram-worthy views of Manama. There are four dining spots including the 25 N 50 Eatery, which is named after the location of the 400-year-old Tree of Life found in Bahrain. Among the 12 room types is the Presidential Suite, with its own gym and sauna.

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