Throw open the curtains of your room to the sight of the sun rising over the Arabian Gulf, the waters of which bathe the 1.7km private beach belonging to the Hilton Kuwait resort.
With fantastic hospitality, great food and excellent leisure facilities, the Hilton Kuwait is in a class of its own in the city.
It’s easy to understand why the resort is so popular with long term visitors (staying in the villas and studios) as well as many corporate and leisure guests. It may be the biggest resort in the country but with well trained staff taking a personal interest in my comfort I always felt welcome and at home.
Standard rooms are large and well appointment with twice-daily servicing and when I made specific requests these were remembered on subsequent days. For those who need more space there are also suites and multi-bedroomed villas available within the complex; ideal for families who value privacy but still want the the services of a five star hotel.
In addition to an excellent and well equipped gym, there are fitness classes, tennis courts and a water sports centre. You can massage your aches away in the large ‘hydromedic’ pool where various water jets will pummel you to perfection; or try out the steam room, dry hot room, jacuzzi, or ice room for the truly brave (spa facilities are free for hotel guests and are for ladies only in the mornings). If all of that sounds too energetic you can simply relax on the private beach or by the pool.
Sooner or later you will need to eat and you can dine well without venturing out of the resort. Choices include regular theme nights – such as a seafood night – at the resort’s international Teatro restaurant,or excellent Levantine fare at Naranj restaurant where I had a delicious feast fit for a sheikh.
Only a 20 minutes drive from the airport and close to many of the oil company offices, the Hilton Kuwait is ideal for business travellers who want convenience coupled with top class facilities. It’s also perfect for families looking for a quick getaway with plenty to keep everybody in the family entertained.