The Domain Hotel and Spa

Bahrain's sleek urban retreat

With "Stay, Work, Play" as its slogan, you better believe The Domain Hotel and Spa in Bahrain is as chic an urban retreat as its motto implies.

Perfectly perched in Manama’s business district, the 36-floor property is a contemporary tower with one of the best panoramic city views.Its prime location puts you only a few minutes from cultural sights such as Bab Al Bahrain (The Door of Bahrain), Arad Fort and the buzzing seaports of Muharraq, as well as modern must-visits like the luxury shopping complex Moda Mall.

But the vibrant hotel is its own attraction. Just step into the checkerboard-tiled16th-floor lobby to take in an incredible array of artwork, most painted by local and Saudi creatives. Every level, brasserie and corridor is conceptualized with art-deco elements, bold accents and designated design pieces that set each space apart.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Get a bird’s-eye view of Manama with a dip in The Domain Hotel and Spa's indoor rooftop infinity pool. Perched on the 36th floor, this serene spot is perfect for swimming a few laps or just gazing at the city skyline through a wall of windows.
  • After a long day of sightseeing, a treatment at Vie Lifestyle Lab spa is a must. Enjoy a warm welcome from cheerful spa manager Mr. Ferdinand before settling in for one of the facility’s popular services, like the Iyashi Dome firming and shaping body treatment.
  • This Bahrain hotel salutes the weekend in style with its Grown Ups Friday Brunch. Stretched across 34th-floor venues Le Sauvage and Le Domain, the spread offers a blend of buffet favorites, live cooking stations andà la carte selections perfectly paired with your favorite morning sips.
  • Whether you’re looking to impress at your next board meeting or just aiming for a taste of the good life, The Sofie Suite delivers. This two-bedroom accommodation boasts its own private security entrance, butler service, a dedicated chef and a 25-seat living room with panoramic city and sea views.
  • Get a taste of Manama’s nightlife when you head to Txoko lounge after sundown. Listen to DJ-spun tunes, nibble on tasty bar snacks and sip curated cocktails as the city skyline lights up.

Things to Know

  • Fitness enthusiasts aren’t forgotten at this luxury hotel. Vie Lifestyle Lab offers two well-equipped gyms (one for everyone and another just for women) packed with Technogym cardio machines, free weights, TRX suspension training equipment and an on-request personal trainer.
  • On the first Thursday of each month, The Domain hosts a six-course Masters Wine Dinner. Only 40 spots are available at each event, so be sure to snag your seat early to try perfectly paired bites and sips accompanied by swooning saxophone tunes.
  • For special events such as Valentine’s Day or New Year’s Eve, the sleek hotel preps you for even more luxury lounging by offering breakfast in bed with a rare late checkout of 4 p.m.

The Rooms

  • A signature touch in every room is the gold, Islamic-calligraphy-inspired installation hung above the bed. This unique addition adds a stylish sense of place to this otherwise urban-chic hotel.
  • Accommodations generally feature a regal color palette of rich brown, gold, amethyst and jade. Lots of light from floor-to-ceilings windows also keep the spaces bright and airy.
  • Each guest room is furnished with a king-sized bed, regardless of the room type — a blissful standard all in the name of slumber.
  • Bright white bathrooms offer separate rain showers and deep-soaking tubs, both with views over the cityscape through large windows. Molton Brown amenities add an elegant touch.

The Restaurants

  • Indulge in sublime dry-aged steaks accented with housemade flavored salts at Le Sauvage. Go for the wagyu burger (topped with seared foes gras, cream cheese and spicy guacamole) and pair it with a selection from the boutique wine list. The carefully curated roster of 200 labels strikes the perfect balance of interesting and manageable.
  • Visit Imari on Wednesdays to savor Japanese chef Fumio Kikuta’s Koshi Mori menu — a selection of grilled and fried skewers of meat, chicken and fish — and, of course, his flavorful sushi platters. Watch Kikuta and his team churn out Japanese favorites in the open kitchen or enjoy an exclusive experience in the private dining room equipped with its own elevator.
  • Savor Mediterranean favorites at 34th-floor Le Domain. The menu puts the spotlight on seafood with dishes like lavender-salt-crusted whole sea bass, seared diver scallop with summer truffles and La Spezia Farmer’s Seafood Stew packed with prawns, clams, mussels and calamari.
  • Head to Domain Privé for its Sky High afternoon tea. Light piano music, art-deco-influenced décor and panoramic views from its 36th-floor perch make this the ideal spot for a reprieve from the city’s bustle.

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Getting There
Building 365, Block 317, Road 1705 Diplomatic Area Manama, Bahrain
BAH (8-12 min)