The Mercure is situated at the heart of Manama, and offers an outdoor swimming pool and a separate one for children, a health club with massage treatments, a sauna and steam room and fitness equipment. The air-conditioned public areas provide Internet access (costs extra), laundry, dry-cleaning and a business centre. Multilingual staff provides 24 hour service, currency exchange and sightseeing advice. There is free valet-parking on site. The hotel has a restaurant, a Bar with live music, and a fine-dining lounge. The guestrooms are complete with balconies, detached sitting areas and kitchenettes with microwaves, coffee/tea-makers and refrigerators, all include satellite television, high-speed Internet connections, direct- dial phones, CD players and minibars.