Having worked in Doha, briefly, a couple of years back my wife & I decided to revisit Doha on a long weekend to celebrate our 22nd wedding anniversary. We chose the Hilton based on its location & the reviews here.
Things started poorly when our flight was cancelled, so I contacted the hotel to let them know our rearranged flight would see us arriving 6 hours later at around 2am (and it's our anniversary so save a nice room for us please!).
I must admit I was a little apprehensive arriving so late, but I shouldn't have been because it was the start of a truly memorable & pleasurable experience. The bell boy was enthusiastic, a real skill at 2am, and reception greeted us with "Good morning Mr/Mrs Graeme001, we've been expecting you. Happy anniversary" That made us smile!
It turned out the hotel had upgraded us to a Panoramic suite, what a lovely gesture. When we walked through the suite front door we were greeted by rose petals scattered throughout, cakes on the table & kissing swans (shaped towels on the bed) with "22" formed out of petals. My wife had tears of joy, it was a simply fantastic thing for the hotel to have done.
That set the tone for our stay, nothing was too much trouble for the Staff. The restaurants, poolside, Concierge & staff: All were excellent. However, a special mention for the Club staff, they were simply outstanding. Loredana & Martha in the evenings & Heni (spelling?) in the morning get special mentions.
As for the rest of the details; good location near the Corniche & City mall, a private beach, a good sized pool with lots of sunbeds - just what you want in a hotel. Exec breakfast was enough for us, the main breakfast is available downstairs if your appetite requires it. We originally booked an Exec room via the Hilton website & secured a great value deal for our long weekend.
Many many thanks Hilton, Doha. We won't hesitate to recommend you & we hope to come back soon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the Corniche with its own private beach and in the heart of the Diplomatic district, Hilton Doha is the ideal destination for both business and leisure travelers. A 15 minute drive from Doha International Airport, in close proximity to major shopping malls, Souq Waqif, Katara and the Museum of Islamic Art, this Hotel boasts 309 rooms and suites overlooking breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf. ... more less
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