The hotel is beautiful, very European style, no doubt.
We went there to spend a day on the beach - as there is no public beach around in Doha - and when we entered the hotel they asked why we are there, said to came to the beach, they said today is Sunday (their Sunday, the muslim Sunday) and because of this, they cannot accept guests from outside, only club members, and hotel guests.
PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU CANNOT FIND THIS INFORMATION ON THE HOTEL`S WEBSITE !!!!!!
We told him we did not know and that they should inform people on the website at least. Then he made a phone call and then said we can stay as they are able to accept outsiders. Great. We had to pay around 5-600 QAR for our stay for 2 adults and 1 child 2,5 years. They provided 2 sunbeds with towels and sunbrella, plus cold water and once a cold refreshing towel. This is what the price includes.
What really surprised us is not the high price, what else you can expect from Four seasons chain.... but! The beach was so short and small that is unbelievable, on that small beach they provide jet ski service !!! seriously! and they have a chain in the water because you can swim only until that point, and after this chain there is a big sundesk on the sea surface where all the teenage girls are yelling and screaming as young Arabic guys come around with jetskies or motorboat and just going around, flushing water all over and of course make strong noises with the motors, these girls are just there to scream. I am not sure if it was rather sad or more ridiculous.....? Scary moment when one of the jetskiers came over the chain among the swimmers and THERE WAS NO ONE TO STOP HIM !!!!
Later we recognized a guy with a whistle tried to stop some jetskiers but honestly they did not even gave a sh..t to him.
Anyway, over the sea you can smell very strong diesel while swimming. Planes are flying in every minute above our head, beach is small, water is polluted, service is OK but a bit neglectic and of course overpriced as normally.
Food was fine and they bring it to your sunbed.
They have fresh water shower on the shore.
Assuming the whole day and our experiences: if you want to spend a beach holiday, forget this place, and most probably forget Qatar. They have only these kind of hotels all around the beach where you can swim or stay on beach, with similar experiences, no public beach around. If you want to have a good beach holiday fly a bit more 4-5 hrs and you arrive to real paradise such as Maldives, Seychelles....It really did not worth to pay this much money for all this.
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Based on your comments, clearly you were not able to enjoy your day at the beach and I regret that you left with a negative impression.
Please accept our sincere apology for not meeting your expectations and rest assured that your comments are noted and we will try our very best to correct whatever issues that is in our control.
Despite of your disappointments we do hope that this did not tarnish your overall impressions on us and hopefully we will have the pleasure of having you with us again in the future.
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