The Al Areen Palace hotel, which has taken the stage as the only all-villa private pool resort in the Arabian Gulf, is one of the Middle East's most luxurious hideaways. It was renovated in 2007 and offers 100 rooms in total. It is air-conditioned, and has a lobby, 24-hour reception and check-out service, a hotel safe, currency exchange facility, lift access, a caf, hairdressers' salon, a number of restaurants and conference facilities. Internet and WLAN access are provided. 24-hour room service and a laundry service are offered for a fee. Parking facilities are available to guests arriving by car. Younger guests are sure to enjoy the kids' club and playground.
The Banyan Tree Desert Spa & Resort, Al Areen resort is about located about 5 minutes away from the world-famous Bahrain International Circuit. It is also close to the Al Areen Wildlife Park and other attractions. The nearest bus station and Seef Mall are both about a 25-minute drive away. It is situated in an intriguing landscape of well-preserved forts, edifying museums and the oldest mosque in the Gulf. The resort is about a 35-minute drive from Bahrain International Airport.
The rooms in the hotel are equipped with a separate dining room and bathroom. A king-size bed, a hairdryer, direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, radio, hi-fi system, Internet access, minibar, individually regulated air conditioning, central heating, a safe deposit box and a terrace all feature. A kitchen with fridge, cooker, microwave and tea and coffee making facilities is provided.
There are heated indoor and outdoor pools in the hotel. A poolside snack bar (subject to fees) and a sun terrace with sun loungers and parasols feature. Guests may take advantage of the gym facility, tennis courts, massage and spa treatment services and the indoor sauna. Squash, aerobics, basketball and entertainment and activity programmes for both young and old are available for a fee. Riffa Royal Golf Club is about a 15-minute drive away. The nearby beach is sand, stone and gravel, and comes with sun loungers and parasols (both subject to fees).
Some restaurants in the hotel offer a selection of international beverages and light bites, while others offer a selection of gastronomic delights including international buffets or la carte menus.