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While Bahrain might not have the Rolls Royces, palaces and general staggering wealth of many of its Gulf neighbors, the tiny island nation has a growing tourism economy and plenty of history and character for those looking for a different kind of Gulf vacation. Composed of roughly 30 islands surrounding Bahrain Island, travelers come for the water sports, excellent scuba diving, nice weather, shopping, history and a much more liberal society than what’s typically found in the Gulf Region.

The growing tourism industry means a growing short-term rental market. So for all those looking for a different flavor in the Gulf, we’ve done some digging and come up with a list of the best Airbnbs in Bahrain.

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Seef Room With a View

We almost get a little Las Vegas luxury suite-feel from this one-bedroom apartment in the Manama suburb of Seef. The floor to ceiling windows look out over the city and the best view might just be from the bedroom. Imagine going to bed and waking up to views of the entire city laid out before you. Sounds like a good way to plan the day.

The apartment comes with an Amazon “Alexa” and the building has pools, jacuzzis and even a bowling alley in case you want to end a day of exploring with a little time in the lanes.

Centrally Located Boutique Bed and Breakfast

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If you’re not so hot on the modern/tower/view combination, this small Manama bed and breakfast might just be a welcome change. Located in the center of the city, a room here would be you in a great position to get out and explore.

The home itself has plenty of character. Every room is overflowing with color and the full of decorations and little mementos supposedly from the owner’s past travels. His dog Lulu also hangs out on the premises so that’s a major bonus of course. 

Modern Seef Three-Bedroom

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What if you’re coming with a group and you’re going to need a little more room to spread out after a long day exploring the city and soaking up the sun? This stylish three-bedroom apartment puts you close to the water and high up in the sky with a view that can be enjoyed through floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows.

The 24-hour concierge, espresso machine, and paid laundry service will have you feeling plenty comfortable. All guests who submitted reviews gave five stars for all categories.

East Coast Vibes in a Manama Tower

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We didn’t think we would pick a Bahrain Airbnb for its interior decorating, but this downtown two-bedroom Manama apartment forced us to make an exception. Full of photos, artwork, and mementos from New York City and other famous spots in the Northeast, the interior is sharp and tasteful.

The views are of excellent of course, and access to the building’s pool is an added plus. The location is also excellent as the airport, the main malls and the Diplomatic Area are all close by.

Pool In the Sky

If it’s been a dream to swim in one of those pools on top of a tower in some remote corner of the world, then look no further. This 2-bedroom apartment located near the Juffair Mall has an open pool on the seventeenth floor that has an absolutely spectacular view of the city below.

The apartment itself is sharp and neat and can comfortably fit up to four guests. The panoramic floor to ceiling windows is a nice bonus as well.

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