The Ritz Carlton Bahrain – Hotel Review

By Nicole Brewer

Greetings globetrotters! This past weekend I had the luxury of traveling to the Kingdom of Bahrain for the first time. Bahrain is home to a premier motorsport race track, a stunning fort and more which I will share more about soon enough here on iluv2globetrot. I stayed at the 5 star Ritz Carlton Bahrain and must say that they went above and beyond to make my stay in Bahrain a pleasurable one.  The resort is none short of fabulous, as it oozes sophistication, class and decadence so of course it is my kind or place.

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The Ritz Carlton Bahrain
Such a dazzling display at night!
Such a dazzling display at night!
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The elaborate lobby of the Ritz Carlton Bahrain.

Upon arrival I was greeted by an array of staff, from the gentleman that opened my car door to the staff awaiting guest upon entry into the hotel. If a guest chooses to have club access, then a wait is not necessary in the lobby to check in, but you can enjoy the luxury of doing an express check-in in your suite. This was just one of the many perks of having club access, as the 7th floor lounge also made it a magnificent stay due to having access to a bevy of snacks, drinks and more during club lounge hours which ran until 10:30pm. The lounge overlooks the spectacular pools and beach down below. The club floor staff are ever so helpful in assisting with any needs that you may have.

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The gorgeous club lounge.

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It was difficult to choose if I wanted to spend time relaxing in the club lounge or in the amazing club suite that was provided to me.  The suite features a complimentary newspaper delivered daily, free high speed internet, plush feather bedding with 600 thread count linens and a stunning view of the resort and pools. Also, you all know I Love a good bathtub and this one was beyond fabulous for taking a dip and reading a good book in the evening after my travels.

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The Ritz Carlton Bahrain also offers luxurious villas separate from the hotel for your own private experience with family and loved ones. The spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bath villas offer exclusive amenities, lush greenery and even private butler service. Enjoy a bath filled with roses or take a dip in your own private pool while living the high life in your private space, which includes your own private beach access, in the Caribbean-style villas. Additional amenities include your own personal patio, a powder room and jacuzzi.

Villa suite...
Villa suite…

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While I may not have had my own private villa this time around, I thoroughly enjoyed my time lounging by the beach and the infinity pool. The resort offers so many options to choose from to unwind on your escape to Bahrain. It was great to see the Ritz Kids area as well for those traveling with little ones. Reserve ahead of time a space for your little tike that offers activities like watching movies under the stars to storytelling and art. The kids and adults alike will be spellbound by the beautiful flamingos that are also on the resort property, I know I was!

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Lovely infinity pool views.
Lovely infinity pool views.

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Flamingos!!
Flamingos!!

The 5 star resort also offers plenty of dining options that range from beachfront fine dining to the private steakhouse Plums restaurant, which I will review later here on the site as it was the most fabulous dining experience I’ve ever had the luxury of encountering. No matter what your palate my desire, you can get it here at the Ritz Carlton Bahrain.  Choose from Mediterranean dishes of course to local Arabian treats, as well as Thai cuisine and elaborate Indian at Nirvana. The La Med and Overlook restaurants offer fine dishes, but their beautiful decor will leave you wanting to stay for more in order to enjoy the stunning ambience.

The Thai restaurant.
The Thai restaurant.
The gorgeous Plums restaurant.
The gorgeous Plums restaurant.
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La Med…

I also dined at Primavera and enjoyed a delightful Italian dish with even more delightful staff that ranged from different areas of Italy. That review is also coming soon. Lastly, for an evening recap Trader Vic’s is also located at the resort, in addition to the over water Mai-Tai lounge which was amazing to see jammed packed to capacity in the evening. I can’t rave enough about the Ritz Carlton Bahrain and Highly recommend any globetrotters currently living in the region to trot here soon or if you are planning an upcoming visit to the Middle East, make sure you stop over in Bahrain for one the most luxurious experiences you could desire at the Ritz Carlton Bahrain.

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Trader Vic’s
The lounge at Trader Vic's
The lounge at Trader Vic’s Mai-Tai
The Perfect destination for a globetrotter ;-).
The Perfect destination for a globetrotter ;-).

***Disclaimer: Please note that I was offered an opportunity to review the Ritz Carlton Bahrain. All views and opinions here are my own.***

  1. Jheanell says

    I’m always down for a luxurious vacay! This looks fab!

  2. Curvy CEO says

    This looks absolutely AMAZING…the Ritz Carlton anywhere is wonderful but in Bahrain?!?! Wow – thanks for giving us a peek!

    1. Globe trot says

      You’re welcome!

  3. Cherri Megasko says

    Everything looks so luxurious. And I haven’t traveled internationally since March, so this post has gotten my travel bug itching again! Maybe I’ll check out Bahrain!

    1. Globe trot says

      I hear you, the bug never goes away!

  4. Danik says

    Great review! So wanna visit the place now 🙂

  5. Claudia says

    My interest in visiting Bahrein is practically non-existing. BUT, I have to say, I would go just to say at this amazing hotel!

    1. Globe trot says

      Yes totally worth it :-).

  6. Fiona Maclean says

    What a stunning place! I’d really love the chance to stay somewhere like that!

  7. Nancy says

    I didn’t realize that there was a Ritz Carlton in Bahrain. It looks fabulous! The Ritz Kids program and private villas are wonderful amenities for traveling families. I love that there is a Trader Vic’s, home of the original Mai Tai, at the Ritz!

  8. Lizzie says

    This looks so lovely & now I want to go and stay there so so badly!

  9. Aydrene says

    Wow lovely post I wish I was there !

  10. Chris Calvert says

    WOW would love to visit their someday and so glad that you have shared all your photos and comments about the resort it makes me want to visit.

  11. Renate says

    WOW, love the photos! Looks like heaven 😀

  12. Nixtie says

    Great photos! I want to be there right now !

  13. Gloria says

    Great Post! ???????????? God that place looks amazing! It’s so beautiful! Talk about pampering! #IWish

  14. Linda Hobden says

    Wow … looks fabulous! A real alternative to the over popular Dubai. Must put it on my travel bucket list!

    1. Globe trot says

      Exactly! There is So much more the ME than Dubai. Make sure you check out Oman in this region too where I live it is gorgeous.

  15. melody pittman says

    Well, this was my first article in 18 months of blogging EVER to read about Bahrain. I learned alot, thanks for that. Just mentioning Ritz Carlton gets my attention and the fact they hosted you gets 2 thumbs up in my book. Lucky you. 😉 I want those velvet blue chairs….

  16. Jenna says

    Looks like a fantastic hotel–the views from the rooms are amazing! I wouldn’t mind one with the private pool either 🙂 Although the main pool looks pretty great, too! I would definitely like to stay here–would be fun to explore Bahrain sometime!

    1. Globe trot says

      Indeed! I’ll be writing more about my experience visiting Bahrain stay tuned!

  17. Maya says

    This hotel looks like from a fairytale. Looks stunning and I bet their service is the same. Bathtub with a view…best part for me!

  18. Mar Pages says

    When I used to live in Dubai Bahrain was a common work destination. My colleagues used to stay at the Ritz Carlton but when I traveled we changed location. I can see now why they were all enamored with the Ritz. Even though Bahrain was a generally boring and uninspiring destination, this hotel made it a great beach holiday if you just wanted to be pampered and enjoy the sun/beach

  19. Erika Agostino says

    OMG lucky you that had this possibility! The Hotel seems amazing, I would love to go there!!

    1. Globe trot says

      Thanks! Yes, I’m grateful had the opportunity to review them I’ve worked hard to get to this level of hotel amazingness lol.

  20. Eugenia says

    Thanks for the review! photos are simply fabulous!!!

  21. Monica says

    Have you tried local dishes in any of the restaurants? Were they similar to the ones you tried outside hotel?

    1. Globe trot says

      Well actually since it was American Thanksgiving weekend while I was in Bahrain, the meal that I had outside of the hotel was at Ric’s Cafe which is an American style buffet so no not traditional. I have had traditional Arabic food though since I live in Oman locally there.

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  23. Saranda Walgaard says

    Wow this hotel looks like a dream! Super gorgeous and that pool, OMG! <3
    Definitely a hotel I would think of when I am planning my honeymoon or something special!

    Thanks for sharing this with us, great review 🙂

    xxx Saranda

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