Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Bahrain Manama (2022 Updated)

Bahrain is often considered to be one of the most tolerant of the Gulf States and if you are looking for a gay friendly hotels Bahrain go with the big international chains.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people living in Bahrain may face discrimination not faced by non-LGBT persons even though the country legalized homosexuality in 1976.As of 2014, Bahrain allows sex change surgeries.

Manama, the modern capital of the gulf island nation of Bahrain, has been at the center of major trade routes since antiquity. Its acclaimed Bahrain National Museum showcases artifacts from the ancient Dilmun civilization that flourished in the region for millennia. The city’s thriving Bab el-Bahrain Souq offers wares from colorful handwoven fabrics and spices to pearls.

 

 Top attractions to visit in Manama

 

1. Bahrain Carlton Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Bahrain

Bahrain Carlton Hotel
Bahrain Carlton Hotel

Bahrain Carlton is surrounded by art galleries and bars in Manama’s bohemian Adliya District. Its extensive facilities include a shrine, a rooftop pool and a well-equipped gym.

Air-conditioned rooms at Bahrain Carlton Hotel are decorated in pastel tones with soft carpet floors. They all feature free Wi-Fi access, a TV set and a work desk, as well as en suite bathrooms with showers.

Guests can enjoy Middle Eastern and international specialities at the restaurant of the hotel, which also offers room service delivery. Other on-site facilities include a spa with a sauna and a massage parlour.

Bahrain Carlton Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Manama, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a minibar, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel.

Bahrain Carlton Hotel features a 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and a lounge. If you are driving to Bahrain Carlton Hotel, free parking is available.

While staying at Bahrain Carlton Hotel, visitors can check out La Fontaine centre of contemporary art (1.4 mi) and Matam Ajam Al Kabeer Mosque, Manama (1.5 mi), some of Manama’s top attractions.

If you’re looking for a seafood restaurant, consider a visit to waves, La Marine, or Reef Fish, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Bahrain Carlton Hotel.

If you’re looking for something to do, Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque) (0.8 mi), Mukta A2 Cinemas (0.7 mi), and Ahmed Al Fateh Islamic Center (0.7 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Bahrain Carlton Hotel.

It was a good experience. Nice clean room and very good support from Reception and Asst.Front office manager.

Was allowed an early check in and check out free of cost and Good breakfast (This can be made even better)

They gave me an upgrade to junior suite which was excellent and I required a nice sleep after a previous day bitter experience near exhibition road.

They even offer nice discounts for corporate customers. I will certainly prefer them in Bahrain in my upcoming visit.

For the price I was paying I was not expecting much. But when checking in I was upgraded to a suite. The lounge was huge with two sofas, a coffee table, desk and a TV. The bedroom was also large with a very big double bed. The price included wifi (which was not the greatest speed/coverage) which was workable AND free breakfast. The breakfast was limited in choice, but considering it was included in my rate, was perfectly acceptable.

The is NOT the Ritz-Carlton; but for £32 was perfectly acceptable. Will book again if I am overnight in Bahrain again.

I really recommend this hotel , the quality of room service is great, rooms are very spacious with good services, cleanliness is perfect. Hotel provided free shuttle service. Location is good in al adliya area nearby many types of restaurants. But at the hotel you can have a very good dinner with good prices as well, l order at hotel beef biryani for dinner it was very delicious which I recommend.

Gay Friendly Hotels Bahrain
Gay Friendly Hotels Bahrain

How much does a room costs at Bahrain Carlton Hotel ?

Prices start 80$/night for Junior Suite.

This spacious room features a separate seating area with couch and armchairs. It comes with elegant furnishings and parquet floors.

Where to book online – Bahrain Carlton Hotel  – Gay Friendly Hotels Bahrain you can find the best hotels deals in Manama during BAHRAIN SEA FESTIVAL which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Manama on Booking.com  or  Trip.com  or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. InterContinental Regency Bahrain  5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Manama

InterContinental Regency Bahrain
InterContinental Regency Bahrain

Located in the heart of Manama, the 5-star InterContinental Regency offers an outdoor pool and a luxury spa centre. The chic, modern rooms feature a flat-screen LED TV and free Wi-Fi. The Avenues Mall is a 5-minute drive away.

The InterContinental Regency Bahrain offers air-conditioned rooms decorated with modern furnishings, earthy colours and rich fabrics. Each features a DVD player and a minibar.

The hotel offers guests a choice of 6 different food and beverage outlets. The wide choice of international fare includes Legendz Steakhouse and Medzo the hotel’s popular Italian restaurant.

Located in the city center next to the famous Bab Al Bahrain or Bahrain oldest market and in a walking distance to Bahrain Financial Harbor and World Trade Center, Intercontinental Regency Bahrain is an ideal address for business or leisure.

This is a beautiful hotel, the ambience is top-notch. From the front office to the rooms to the restaurants, you will feel the ambience. Everything you want in a hotel is here. Decor great, room well appointed, food delicious, staff friendly, service excellent and on and on.

The location is super convenient with both Avenues Mall and City Centre Mall just a few minutes drive away and plenty of local shops (including a very useful food mart) and Bab el Bahrain Souq/Mall within walking distance. Yaqoob came to pick us up from the airport in a very nice car and was very friendly. We had a nice chat on the way to our hotel. The hotel were very kind in arranging a car seat for our very young baby. It isn’t actually legally required in Bahrain but I had enquired beforehand if the hotel had one and they obliged.

We didn’t have the breakfast or dinner here so can’t comment as to the food. With Bab el Bahrain indoor mall around the corner, you can get traditional Bahraini breakfast which is delicious and cheap. Go to ‘Saffron’ and ‘Naseef’ as well as the infamous Haji’s Traditional Cafe!

Checking in was super easy. The room was nice. The hotel very kindly provided us with delicious chocolate cake and fruit for our anniversary. Within minutes of entering our room, the crib for our baby was brought up. We had a small issue with a flickering bulb in the room and that was replaced within 10 minutes of asking. Everything we asked of the hotel was always dealt with promptly and with no fuss at all. Housekeeping was always done to an extremely high standard.

We used the gym, pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room facilities almost everyday. These are in the Regency Health Club next door but there is an indoor walkway from the Mezzanine level and a lift which takes you up. Facilities were excellent with plenty of towels and water available. One piece of advice if you are going around the latter part of the year is that the hotel pool area loses the sun around 4pm so you need to get there quite a bit earlier if you are going to make the most of the sun.

Thank you for a great stay. I hope to return some day!

How much does a room costs at InterContinental Regency Bahrain ?

Prices start 155$/night for King Bed Deluxe Room.

Located on the upper floors and with views of the harbour, this 32 sqm air-conditioned room offers free high-speed WiFi, a King size bed, flat-screen TV and a work desk. The bathroom offers a choice of bathtub and shower.

Where to book online – InterContinental Regency Bahrain  – Gay Friendly Hotels Bahrain you can find the best hotels deals in Manama during BAHRAIN SEA FESTIVAL which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Manama on Booking.com  or  Trip.com  or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Area 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Manama

Ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Area
Ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Area

Located in Manama’s Diplomatic District, Ibis Styles Manama is within walking distance to the city’s business district where embassies and banks, legal and financial firms are situated. The hotel is also a 5-minute drive from Bahrain World Trade Centre, Moda Mall and Financial Harbor. Free WiFi is available throughout the entire property.

With amazing sea and city views to choose from, the hotel rooms offer ultimate essentials for comfort such as a Sweet Bed by ibis, LCD TV with international channels, tea-coffee making facilities, mini fridge, safe deposit box and more. Extras include, complimentary toiletries and hair dryer. King rooms, twin rooms or suites are available.

Finding an ideal hotel in Manama does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Area, a nice option for travelers like you.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Bahrain International Circuit (1.3 mi) and Matam Ajam Al Kabeer Mosque, Manama (1.3 mi), guests of Ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Area can easily experience some of Manama’s most well known attractions.

The rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Area features a 24 hour front desk, room service, and currency exchange. In addition, as a valued Ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Area guest, you can enjoy a fitness center and free breakfast that are available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

If you like southwestern restaurants, Ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Area is conveniently located near Senor Pacos and Big Texas Barbeque & Waffle House.

Manama is also home to La Fontaine centre of contemporary art, a popular architectural building that is not too far from Ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Area.

Ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Area looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Manama.

Recently opened hotel located within walking distance to cafes and restaurants. Very spacious Room with comfortable pillow and bed. Breakfast had plenty of variety, healthy and yummy, served on the 25th floor, with a nice view of city.

The hotel has a gym with a few cardio pieces. However it needs a strength equipment and 10x pairs dumbbells set. Also there’s no water dispenser at the gym or towels.

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and will definitely stay at this hotel for my next trip.

How much does a room costs at Ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Area ?

Prices start 76$/night for Standard Double Room with City View.

Located on the upper floors and with views of the harbour, this 32 sqm air-conditioned room offers free high-speed WiFi, a King size bed, flat-screen TV and a work desk. The bathroom offers a choice of bathtub and shower.

Where to book online – Ibis Styles Manama Diplomatic Area  – Gay Friendly Hotels Bahrain you can find the best hotels deals in Manama during BAHRAIN SEA FESTIVAL which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Manama on Booking.com  or  Trip.com  or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.