Accommodation – 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix

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From affordable apartments to five-star luxury, we’ve picked the best places to stay for the Bahrain Grand Prix. The next race will be held on April 6-8, 2018.

Located just 30 kilometers north east of the Bahrain International Circuit and within spitting distance of the airport, Bahrain’s capital city of Manama is the clear accommodation choice for F1 travelers. Proper budget lodgings are in short supply in Bahrain, and hostels are practically non-existent in the Middle-East. The good news is that decent apartments can be rented cheaply during F1 week, especially when you split the cost among friends. At the other end of the scale, luxury stays in Bahrain are significantly cheaper than in places like Abu Dhabi, with the very top hotels charging around 400 per night over race weekend for five star suites with infinity pools and all the trimmings.

Where to stay in Manama?

  • Amwaj Islands: one of the pricier corners of the city, great beaches and close to the airport
  • Diplomatic Area: the central business district of Manama, favoured by F1 teams and personnel
  • Juffair: popular neighbourhood with expats, good for nightlife, shopping, bars and cafes
  • Seef: home to many of the city’s tallest skyscrapers, largest shopping malls and most expensive hotels

BUDGET

Jadeed Tower

  • Well-rated for location
  • Full kitchen and modern design
  • 100 m2 apartment to sleep three for €65 per night

Ibis Seef

  • Great location, close to shops and restaurants
  • Well-rated 4-star hotel from trusted chain
  • Double rooms from under €100 per night

Seef Avenue Suites

  • Upmarket suburban location
  • Free WiFi, outdoor pool
  • 124 m2 one-bed apt (sleeps 2) for €125 per night

Free hotel shuttles to the Sakhir circuit

  • The race organizers provide a free shuttle service to and from the circuit from the following hotels (please note: shuttle information is not confirmed yet for 2018): Gulf Hotel, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, Downtown Rotana, The K Hotel, Intercontinental Regency Bahrain, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, Ramada Hotel Bahrain, Best Western Plus The Olive, The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, The Diplomat Radisson Blu Residence, Ramee Grand Hotel & Spa.
  • Please note that you can still use the shuttle if you are staying at a nearby hotel; just show your race ticket and you should be able to hop on board. More details in Getting There & Around

MID-RANGE

Mövenpick Bahrain

  • 5 star hotel close to the airport
  • Spa, pools and tennis courts
  • Twin room for €135 per night

Le Meridien Bahrain

  • Attached to Bahrain’s largest mall with Cineplex, shopping and waterpark
  • Superior double room from €150 per night

Majestic Arjaan by Rotana

  • Luxury hotel complex close to the airport
  • Free WiFi, airport shuttle
  • Twin room from €185 per night

Stay at the Diplomat Radisson BLU Hotel with F1 Experiences

F1 Experiences offers a range of ticket packages for the 2018 Bahrain Grand Prix, priced from $699. The packages include exclusive additional activities such as a Drive the Track Tour, Pitlane Walk, Paddock Tours and more. You can also add four night’s accommodation at the Diplomat Radisson BLU Hotel. Click here to find out more.

LUXURY

Sheraton Bahrain

  • Next to the iconic World Trade Center
  • Well-appointed rooms
  • Double room from €200 per night including breakfast

ART Rotana Amwaj Islands

  • Beautiful seaside location with private beach + swimming pools
  • Eight on-site restaurants
  • Classic twin room from €310 per night

Four Seasons Bahrain Bay

  • Incredible five-star hotel complex (pictured above)
  • 7 restaurants, 5 swimming pools
  • Superior room with king size bed from €470 per night

Where do you recommend staying in Bahrain? Leave a comment below!

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