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“Rude shuttle bus driver but nice big hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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InterContinental Doha
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Al Istiqlal Road | West Bay Lagoon, Doha 6822, Qatar   |  
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Ranked #9 of 124 Hotels in Doha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Rude shuttle bus driver but nice big hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We stayed three nights at this hotel in June this year. It is a pleasant, modern resort if a little lacking in soul. It is about ten kms out of the old town so you can get the infrequent hotel shuttles or the very cheap local taxis to get around. We stopped using the shuttle bus after encountering a very rude hotel shuttle bus driver. But the best part of this hotel is the beautiful pool and beach...in the hot summer heat, they are life savers. Prices for drinks and food at the hotel are very high and completely out of step with the local economy but that seems to be the norm in big Doha hotels.

Room Tip: Worth paying to get a view over the city....Doha at night is a spectacular sight
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at InterContinental Doha, responded to this review, July 8, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much taking your valuable time to write a review here on TripAdvisor regarding your recent stay at the InterContinental Doha. I sincerely apologize for the experience you have had with our shuttle bus service that stops you from using it and thank you for letting us know the causes of your dissatisfaction. Your comments have been forwarded to concerned department and actions has been taken to ensure that this will not happen again in the future.

Meanwhile, thank you for recommending our swimming pool and beach. InterContinental Doha takes pride on our Award Winning beach as the longest beach in Doha.

Once again, my apologies for the inconvenience caused an thank you for your honest feedback. I am looking forward to welcoming you back at the InterContinental Doha and provide you the excellent service that you deserve.


Sincerely,

Hafidh Al Busaidy
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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meath,ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

great hotel with superb pool and sunbathing area......own private beach....restauraants is all good,even a nightclub on site......good all rounder!

Room Tip: pool view is a must
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Berlin, Germany
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Great and stylish old hotel with an excellent Pool and beach area. The restaurants are superb.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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scotland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

I stayed at the Doha Intercontinental for a quick weekend getaway. It is a nice and pleasant location with lots to do. The staff are very helpful and kind. There is some construction going on at the moment, so it is slightly noisy. The hotel has its own private beach and some average restaurants. The was a good selection avaiable for breakfast and the staff here were very enthusiastic and eager to help. Overall, it is a good weekend getaway.

Room Tip: Try to get a sea facing room rather than a city facing room.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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111 reviews 111 reviews
70 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

I have stayed in this hotel a number of times. The hotel does its job, it is efficient and clean and reasonably comfortable. Have always got a lovely sea-view from the room. Their pool is incredibly busy with expats. This trip was during the England/Ukraine match and all their three bars were really crowded.

The hotel is slightly out of the way, around 5 minutes extra. Since this is an older property, it is overshadowed by the newer hotels in the center, including a new Intercontinental as well.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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189 reviews 189 reviews
178 hotel reviews
Reviews in 105 cities Reviews in 105 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

The hotel is nice and big, but it is clearly a bit old in the rooms and the bathrooms. It would probably be good some renovation, in the general style as well. A good thing is the nice sandy beach just outside, and the big pool. It was full of people all day long even in the incredible heat, around +45. The restaurant is really good, both lunch and breakfast, the stuff very kind and helpful. Internet worked very bad, and this was quite an issue for me they I was traveling for business. So in general a good stay, but I am sure that the hotel could work on its weak points. The location is good, and considering the price per room, I was expecting something more.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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asb2579, General Manager at InterContinental Doha, responded to this review, June 17, 2012
Dear Alessandr078,

Thank you for relaying your concerns to us. Please allow me to apologize for the inconvenience and negative impression you may have had because of the bad internet connection.

Kindly be assured that we treat this matter seriously as we always strive to deliver world-class service to our beloved guests.

Regarding our rooms, we always take our guest comments seriously and because of this, the hotel will be undergoing a soft refurbishment in our guest rooms that will commence before the end of this month. With this, you will experience fresh new look of our rooms on your next stay with use when the refurbishment is completed.

Once again, thank you for your valuable feedback and we are looking forward to your next visit at the Intercontinental Doha.

Regards,

Hafidh Al Busaidy
General Manager
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Doha
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

The Intercon is our Doha home away from home. A great place for a weekend escape, staycation, or just a place to relax for a day. Great beds, good rooms, a delicious breakfast, nice pool and beach. The great restaurants are the icing on the cake.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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asb2579, General Manager at InterContinental Doha, responded to this review, June 17, 2012
Dear DohaWolf,

I would like to thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. We are glad that you appreciated InterContinental Doha with our finest features and product offerings - from the good rooms and comfy bed, sumptuous food, to our serene pool and beach.

We are all looking forward to many more opportunities to serve you again and be your home way from home.


Regards,

Hafidh Al Busaidy
General Manager
InterContinental Doha
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Address: Al Istiqlal Road | West Bay Lagoon, Doha 6822, Qatar
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Location: Qatar > Doha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Doha
#3 Romantic Hotel in Doha
#4 Family Hotel in Doha
#8 Luxury Hotel in Doha
#9 Business Hotel in Doha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Doha 5*
Number of rooms: 258
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
InterContinental Doha is an iconic landmark in the Heart of Doha. Nestled in landscaped gardens with 500 meters of sandy beach, the InterContinental Doha features 8 restaurants and bars including the famous Belgian Cafe, a range of recreational facilities and a free form swimming pool. The hotel's prime location is just minutes from downtown Doha and major government and corporate offices and within walking distance to the Doha Exhibition Centre, City Center Mall and Doha Golf Club. ... more   less 
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