I had the chance to stay at a suite in The Regency to review the place and I must say it had reached all my expectations. I’ve always visited the Regency’s ballrooms but never the hotel, turns out I was missing out on a lot. My idea of this review is to go through what you can do in a day at The Regency.
The room I was in is called the diplomatic suite, it’s a pretty big 110 square meter suite with one bedroom and a living room. It wasn’t all about the classy furniture, there were to screens including a 42 inch screen that was connected to a 3D bluray player. Every sport channel you can think of was available.
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The bedroom had a huge bed with the most comfortable cover I’ve tried. What I like about the suite is there’s a lot of space to breath. Other hotels I’ve been to had a nice setting but everything was so jammed together in little space it kind of ruined the mood. Of course I couldn’t resist running and diving on the bed.
The suite had a balcony which had the view of the swimming pool and the sea. Just standing there for minutes and staring at the sea refreshes your mind. The suite had free wireless internet access, something I see as a huge game changer. I would be a lot less inclined to be in a hotel with no or paid internet.
Diplomatic Suite Gallery:
When I went to have breakfast it felt like I was in a different country, it’s just the feeling you get because you’re use to having breakfast in a hotel abroad. The place was pretty big and the variety they had covers both meat lovers and vegetarians. You can have breakfast without accommodation for KD 8.100 per person.
Silk Road Breakfast Buffet Gallery:
Next up is the pool, the weather was hot but luckily windy so it was a good combination. It’s a nice area to read a book or cool off swimming. There are two different swimming pools, one is for swimmers while the other is for the people who just want to relax. You can also go for a swim in the sea.
Pool Area Gallery:
The Regency has a super cosy lounge which I’ve seen people sit for more than 5 hours in. Saw a guy bring his backpack to study at one point. The top view makes you relax and the diffused light coming from the top energizes the place. The lounge serves tea, light snacks and some sandwiches.
The hotel fully abides by Sharia ethics which to me is a big plus. This means things like the gym is segregated and to swim in the outdoor swimming pool you are required to wear the islamic swimsuit if you are a female. There’s also a female-only lounge, you can read about it here [here].
At night the place looks like it’s a museum. The weather was just right for a walk. I had a great time overall, to my surprise staff even knew my name by the room number. Al Bida food area is a 5 minute walk which is good. I’m definitely passing by again, especially when I’m looking for somewhere cosy to study.
The Regency has an offer for June where you pay for 1 day for a suite and get the next day free, those interested can find more details [here]. The other offer is their summer special, rooms starting from KD 55 per night, more on that [here].