The Best Villas and Holiday Rentals to Book in Bahrain

Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area Bahrain offers a taste of classic Arabian Gulf luxury, not to mention sweeping views
Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area Bahrain offers a taste of classic Arabian Gulf luxury, not to mention sweeping views | Courtesy of Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area Bahrain / Expedia
Claire Turrell

If you want a home from home that comes with the trappings of a hotel, take a look at some of these apartments and villas to rent in Bahrain. Found in the shopping and business districts or on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, they will suit your trip no matter whether you are travelling solo, with family or friends. The best part? They are all bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Marriott Executive Apartments Manama, Bahrain, for city views from the rooftop pool

Chain Hotel

Marriott Executive Apartments Manama with views of the city and flatscreen tv
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A towering modern hotel by the water, choose from one, two or three-bedroom apartments each with a king-sized bed, living room and kitchen. If you need to do some work while you’re away, it not only has free Wi-Fi but a cosy office area, too. If you want to burn a few calories or just do some sightseeing, there’s also a heated rooftop pool and fitness centre with panoramic views of the city.

2. Durrat Al Bahrain Luxury Villa, for abundant amenities


Durrat Al Bahrain Luxury Villa with pool, outdoor seating and decking area

Wake to the sight of sunshine sparkling on the water of the Arabian Gulf. This rental villa in Bahrain comes with four bedrooms, a spacious lounge with jewelled-coloured sofas, a garden that overlooks the sea and its own pool. In each of the bedrooms, find luxuriously padded headboards and Egyptian cotton sheets on the beds. There shouldn’t be a queue for the bathroom in the morning as this villa has seven to choose from.

3. Fraser Suites Seef Bahrain, for shopaholics

Suite Hotel

Fraser Suites Seef Bahrain lounge with corner couch, shaggy rug and warm tones throughout
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Set in Seef Mall, you won’t run short of restaurants or shopping opportunities here. Within the hotel, you’ll find a state-of-the-art fitness centre, a pool bar where you can enjoy a frothy mocktail or two and there’s a hair salon and spa for last-minute pampering. If you have tots travelling with you, you might be pleased to know there’s also a kids’ club. Choose from deluxe studios as well as one, two and three-bedroom suites that are decorated in rich silks and statement lighting.

4. Luxury villa with private pier, for utmost exclusivity


Luxury villa with private pier and patio doors looking out to sea and private pool
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Looking for a villa in Bahrain? Take a peek at this three-bedroom villa that not only has its own lagoon-shaped pool but a private pier. In the lounge, kitchen area that overlooks the pool and palm-tree dotted garden, you’ll find cream leather sofas and plush velvet cushions and a flat-screen TV – while in the bedrooms, you’ll find twin and king-sized beds covered in soft bedding.

5. Somerset Al Fateh Bahrain, for memorable extras

Serviced Apartment

Somerset Al Fateh Bahrain with plant, flatscreen tv, cotton sheets and cafetière with cups
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As it’s found in the exclusive Juffair neighbourhood, it should be no surprise that behind its doors you’ll find those little luxuries. There may be 118 apartments to choose from – but you don’t really have to worry about which one you leave your luggage in, as even the smallest apartment comes with a king-size bed, a jacuzzi in the bathroom and a balcony with a view.

6. Nordic Resort, for getting back to nature


Nordic Resort dining area with classic decor and floor-to-ceiling windows with chandeliers
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Opulent villas are set in lush grounds here so if you’re looking for a Bahrain villa to rent, you need to add the Nordic Resort to your list. Find luxury villas with two, three or four bedrooms – the chandelier-bedecked four-bedroom villa not only has a jacuzzi in the master suite but a private pool in the garden. Sip tea in the resort’s French-inspired pastel-coloured lounge – or while away the hours in the gym while overlooking the tropical garden.

7. Elite Tower, for central convenience


Elite Tower outdoor pool with loungers and view to sea
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Shopaholics alert! This city stay is just a short walk from City Centre Bahrain – one of the capital’s largest malls. The roomy apartments – decorated in rich reds and warm oak – come with home theatre systems, a TV, spacious bathrooms with a spa bath and a fully-fitted kitchen that comes with everything you need. Relax in your suite, practise your butterfly in the pool or ask the concierge for some sightseeing tips.

8. Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area Bahrain, for a little pampering


Fraser Suites Diplomatic Area Bahrain with plush bed clothes, Arabian style sliding doors and a desk
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Warm orange sofas and colourful artworks add pops of colour to the chic suites. Within each one or two-bedroom suite, you’ll find a kitchen, lounge and dining area. Some suites also feature a dishwasher, which is a plus for any stay. If you need some pampering, the hotel also includes the Haven Spa – which has its own steam room, sauna and a mosaic-lined Moroccan bath.

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