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The Merchant House, Manama

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150 Government Avenue, Manama 304 Bahrain
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 31/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 31/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 178 hotels in Manama
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At the heart of Manama’s business and social downtown, The Merchant House brings fresh, contemporary 5-star luxury hospitality to mid-century Bab Al Bahrain and its souq. Its bright and colourful interiors are lined with exciting art and subtle, elegant details harmonizing with the spirit of the city. As Bahrain’s first 5-star all-suite luxury boutique hotel, the charming 10-story building blends modern classics and understated luxury, with only 46 light filled suites each featuring a kitchenette, a dining area and an open plan living room. Its all-day cozy ground floor Cafe Gray, amidst the lobby’s original concrete columns and iconic graffiti wall, and its signature rooftop restaurant and bar – Indigo Terrace - with its outdoor planted British-garden inspired terrace make it Manama’s most stylish downtown entertainment outlet. With its specially curated 1000-book library, relaxing spa, gym facilities and emerald green chlorine-free rooftop pool along with personalized and caring service, The Merchant House is the perfect place to stay for both business and leisure travellers. Enjoy a relaxing ride to and from the airport with our banally stylish Maserati car. Appealing to all five senses, The Merchant House offers much more than simply a place to stay – It leaves a memorable experience behind every guest that checked out!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Infinity pool
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Personal trainer
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Rooftop bar
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Massage
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Doorperson
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
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Smoking rooms available
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English, French, Arabic, Chinese
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Manuel V wrote a review 1 Jun
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My stay at The Merchant Hotel in Bahrain was without a doubt the best business (and personal) travel experience I have had.  The hotel was beautiful with style and ample space.  The rooms were very large, modern while cozy, very comfortable and had all the amenities you could want while away from home.  This included a top of the line Jura coffee/espresso machine in my room that kept me charged up the entire visit.  During my extended stay I was able to work my way through the entire menu. The food was delicious and the deserts hit the spot.  This included home made ice cream (Saffron!!!) and sorbet made on site.   While the facilities, amenities and food were superb the staff and service were perfection.  The three teams of Food and Beverage, Front Office and House Keeping staff were top notch.  They were available to me and my team at all hours.  They took care of us as if we were their personal family and knew each one of us by name.  They took care of business work space requests, personal food requests, laundry requests, transportation back and forth to deal with all of the COVID testing and airport trips, cleaning requests keeping our spaces spotless and in order and even shopping requests.  The staff went above and beyond when Bahrain went into lock down to ensure that we did not feel the effects as we continued working.   I want to call out and introduce the staff that directly interacted with my team and I on a daily basis and made our stay perfect.   Front Office (Ms. Nancy) Mr. Moshen Mr. Zuhair Mr. Hassan Mr Noor Mr. Maxwell Mr. Ayman Ms. Kitty   Food & Beverage (Mr. Ezani) Mr. Nurgazy Mr. Fihret, Mr. Victor Mr. Andy Mr. Earth Ms. Dinky   House Keeping (Ms. Arlyn) Mr. Jalapathi Mr. Jijo Mr. Azhar Mr. Buddhab Mr. Sudheer Mr. Mohammed Mr. Carlo   I will be returning to The Merchant Hotel on my next business trip and personal visits to Bahrain for all of the reasons I mentioned above and more. I recommend you give them a try.  You will be very happy you did. Signed, Manuel Villar Completely Satisfied
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Elisa Zephir, Sales at The Merchant House, Manama
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Dear Manuel V, Wow, we are blown away by your positive words, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review! We can’t thank you enough for the kind words. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we’re on the right track! We are thrilled to hear that your stay at The Merchant House is where you had your best experience ever. We’ll be sure to share your praises with the team and we look forward to welcome your team and yourself back for more of the #TMHexperiences Best wishes.
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FOODHEAVENHUNTER wrote a review Aug 2020
Dublin, Ireland9 contributions8 helpful votes
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I have been to quite a few brunches in Bahrain but the one at the Merchant House stands out for all the right reasons - from when you arrive (valet parking option), the welcome at reception, the amazing art throughout the hotel , the welcome cocktail reception at the rooftop bar ( innovative cocktails by a guy called Earth), appero on the rooftop terrrasse by the pool , then a 7 course (I think) brunch with a fantastic mix of flavours and wines that worked with the menu . The service and welcome from the GM (Justin ) right through to the doorman was exemplary. The food, ambiance, the staff... I can’t fine even one minor issue which meant my friends and I had one of the most memorable afternoons in a place yet to be discovered. I was tempted to keep it a secret , but hey go and enjoy sometime . We will be back. thank you .
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Elisa Zephir, Sales at The Merchant House, Manama
Responded 31 Aug 2020
Dear FOODHEAVENHUNTER, Thank you for sharing your detailed experience you've had with us. We are thrilled to hear that you had one of the most memorable afternoons from the moment you've stepped in the hotel : The warm welcome, professional service, quality food and beverages and the general decor and atmosphere.Thank you for sharing your secret to the world ! We look forward to welcome you back for more memorable moments at The Merchant House. Wishing you a pleasant and safe day ahead. Kind regards, Elisa Zephir | Executive Office
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Kyle P wrote a review May 2021
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My entire experience at Indigo has been nothing but exceptional. From entering the dining room to concluding my meals, Fihret and Dinky have always taken professional care to ensure my visit was perfect. Of the several times I've eaten here, the meals have always been prepared and presented with a distinct artistic sense. The entire Indigo staff is always efficient, courteous, and an overall pleasure to interact with.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Elisa Zephir, Sales at The Merchant House, Manama
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Dear Gellous, We are so grateful for your kind words. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful experience at Indigo Terrace - From the unique decor and ambiance, the delicious food and unique service. Thank you for mentioning Fihret's and Dinky's exceptional hospitality as part of the highlights of your experience with us, I'll certainly pass on the praises to them. Thank you again and we look forward to welcome you back for more of the #TMHexperience. All the best.
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John B wrote a review May 2021
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Great food and great service! Check out their outside dinning area on the roof! Try the lamb it was delicious! Ask for Fihret he treated us like VIPs! My coworkers and I will definitely be back again!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Dear D4100CXjohnb, Thank you for dropping this excellent review! We are delighted to hear that your colleagues and yourself had a great time at Indigo Terrace - From the unique decor and ambiance to the delicious food and great service. Thank you for also mentioning Fihret's outstanding service as part of your highlights of your experience with us, I'll surely pass on the kind words. We look forward to welcome you back soon for more of the #TMHexperience. Best wishes.
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Kevin C wrote a review May 2021
40 contributions54 helpful votes
Nancy Huang, the Room Division Manager, welcomed me to the hotel. From the moment I arrived to the moment I left, Nancy went out of her way to make sure everything was fine. All of the valet attendants were equally pleasant and welcoming. Apart from the very spacious room, excellent bed and pillows, the level of service was far superior to many well-known 5-star hotels I've stayed in around the world. I will be going back to this hotel in the future. Many luxury hotels don't know their guests' names, not here! A hidden gem in the souq area. Close to everything, too!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Elisa Zephir, Sales at The Merchant House, Manama
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Dear Y9706XQkevinc, Thank you so much for your heartfelt feedback, we were blown away by your positive words! We are ecstatic to hear that you've had such a memorable experience with us from the moment you checked-in till you checked-out - From the unique decor and ambiance, to the comfort of the suites and unique hospitality of our staff. We look forward to host you back for more of the #TMHexperience. Best wishes.
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PRICE RANGE
US$145 - US$353 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BahrainManama
NUMBER OF ROOMS
46
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Merchant House, Manama
Which popular attractions are close to The Merchant House, Manama?
Nearby attractions include Bab el-Bahrain Souk (0.2 km), Bahrain Financial Harbour (0.4 km), and Gold City (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Merchant House, Manama?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Merchant House, Manama?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at The Merchant House, Manama?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Merchant House, Manama?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Merchant House, Manama?
Conveniently located restaurants include Legendz SteakHouse InterContinental Regency Bahrain, Teatro Downtown Restaurant, and Haji Gahwa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Merchant House, Manama?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Merchant House, Manama have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Merchant House, Manama offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Merchant House, Manama?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Merchant House, Manama offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Merchant House, Manama?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Chinese, and Arabic.