I’m always on the look-out for things-to-do with kiddos, especially in the summer months. For whatever reason, we’ve been in Bahrain for two years and had never checked out the Art Rotana - despite multiple rave reviews from friends.
Well, we finally did it and all the rave reviews were correct! It was fabulous and we all had far too much fun - meltdowns over the pink fork versus the blue fork were plentiful that night.
There are two ways you can enjoy the Art Rotana’s amenities; get a room or get a day pass. For room rates, call them at +973 16000 111, check out their website HERE or use your favorite hotel-reservation site.
For day passes, just go and get them there. We were lucky and were able to take advantage of their Ramadan specials, just 10 BHD per adult and 5 BHD per kid, 4yo and up. During non-Ramadan times, their day pass are 25 BHD per adult on the weekends (15 BHD during the week) and 10 BHD per kid, so it was a significant savings for us.
They have three pool areas, including one shallow covered ones for little kids, and a great splash area with slides and tons of fun. There were lifeguards present, which was a bonus, and they have a lovely quiet beach as well. They also have a playground, a bamboo maze, and a ping-pong table.
Changing rooms with showers and bathrooms are downstairs from the pool. There’s a snack bar by the baby pool and there are restaurants in the hotel. During Ramadan the restaurants have limited hours, so check ahead. But we were able to eat lunch at Rosso, which opens at 12:00 p.m. during Ramadan.
Check out their spa packages as well, they often run specials and their services are excellent.
All in all, a day at Art Rotana has a little something for everyone.