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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
  • 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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#2 of 190 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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Property amenities
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
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
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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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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Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Suites
Smoking rooms available
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Arabic, Chinese
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Dana A wrote a review 14 May
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I came here for a birthday getaway, and did not regret choosing this hotel one bit! It was the best decision I've ever done. It's also located in the best location where all the malls and places were just a few minutes away from us!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Dear Dana A, Happy Birthday! Thank you for this lovely review. We are thrilled to hear that you had a memorable birthday getaway. Delighted that you enjoyed the convenience of the location of the hotel to various attractions. We look forward to welcoming you back for more of the #TMHexperience. Best regards
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amandajG777ZQ wrote a review Apr 2022
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This is such an utterly fabulous hotel that I hardly know where to start! The all-suite rooms are spacious and comfortable with ample charging points and 2 USB points by each side of the bed (plus plug socket). There is a coffee maker with beans provided so you get a really decent in-room coffee! The furniture is comfortable and homely but in a really stylish way! Beautifully done rooms! The bed was super comfortable, and bedding of a really high quality. The shower had two options of rainfall or the usual shower head. The shower cap came with a bobble (a small thing, but important for ladies with longer hair and was appreciated). The attention to detail was fantastic. There is no milk provided for coffee, but they brought it to the room instantly when requested, and there is a fridge where I was able to store some for later. The restaurant is probably the nicest hotel restaurant I've ever had the pleasure to eat at! Being a boutique hotel it doesn't have the austere feel of the big 5* hotels, but it equally doesn't lose any of the class or quality by being smaller. The crockery matched the theme of the garden style rooftop terrace restaurant, and the glassware had a really nice feel to it. It feels unbelievably comfortable while simultaneously feeling special. It was beautiful up there even without a view! The restaurant staff are fantastic. And again, being a boutique hotel, the staff remember you and your preferences the following day, which makes you feel valued and welcome. The food was absolutely 5* (we had dinner and breakfast). The reception staff are also utterly superb, making you feel like you are welcome and nothing will be too much trouble in your stay with them. The valet service for the car was seamless. The pool is more of a 'dip' pool than for swimming, and wasn't open at the time we visited. But it looked a nice place to while away an afternoon when restrictions decrease. There is a beautiful 'library' area on the first floor mezzanine over reception which would be lovely to while away some time chatting with coffee and we regretted not doing this ourselves after going to have a look at it just before we left! Being Ramadan during our visit, only the rooftop restaurant was open so I can't comment on other facilities. I think this hotel would be great for couples wanting to explore the area and then return to a really special hotel at the end of the day. It would also be my first choice for a business hotel, as it gives such a comfortable feeling which is often lacking when you're away for periods of time in 'mainstream' hotels. We went with our teenage daughter (who had her own suite much to her delight!) and loved exploring the market (2 mins walk away) when it came alive at night.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear AmandajG777ZQ, This review made our day! Thank you so much for kind words, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a detailed review of your memorable experience with us. We are ecstatic to hear that you enjoyed the services and facilities provided, the unique decor and ambiance of the premises as well as the personalized and intuitive service from our team. We look forward to welcome you back for more of the #TMHexperience. Best regards
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Hamad A wrote a review 9 May
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One of the most beautiful restaurants ever and keep it and the staff are great and one of the best workers ever I will visit it every day. Igor, Ranjeet and Jishnu are very kind and attentive. One of the most memorable experience.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear K5877PQhamada, Thank you for taking your time to share such a lovely review. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a memorable experience - From the unique decor and ambiance of the restaurant to the personalized service from the team. We look forward to welcoming you back for more of the #TMHexperience. Best regards
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Khaled Alhattab wrote a review 9 May
Kuwait City, Kuwait2 contributions2 helpful votes
Nice facility... Amazing bar with good vibes... The staff are great and the food in just outstanding... This has to be one of the best places to stay in Bahrain... The only thing that missing is a swimming pool and a view.. If you can live without it then this place is for you
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear 519khaleda, Thank you for taking your time to share your review with us. We are delighted to hear that you had a memorable experience - From the unique decor and ambiance to the personalized service and delicious food. Please note that we do have a temperature-controlled chlorine-free emerald green rooftop pool adjacent to the gym exclusive to our hotel guests. We look forward to welcoming you back for more of the #TMHexperience. Best regards.
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Vaishali Omnaya S wrote a review 7 May
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In the heart of Bahrain, this is an absolute oasis of a hotel. The staff could not do enough for us. Our suite was exceptional, the food second to non and the art work just incredible. I wish I could have stayed longer but I know this will be my go to place on our return to Bahrain.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Dear Vaishaliomnayas, Thank you for taking your time to leave us such a great review! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a memorable time with us - From the comfort of your suite to the unique decor, delicious food and personalized service. We look forward to welcome you back for more of the #TMHexperience. Best regards
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PRICE RANGE
US$163 - US$296 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Merchant House
Which popular attractions are close to The Merchant House?
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?
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?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at The Merchant House?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Merchant House?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Merchant House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Legendz SteakHouse InterContinental Regency Bahrain, Teatro Downtown Restaurant, and Haji Gahwa.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Merchant House?
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 have airport transportation?
Yes, The Merchant House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Merchant House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Merchant House 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?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Chinese, and Arabic.