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“Sky view with rock bottom experience”
Review of Skyview

Ranked #4 of 16 Nightlife in Doha
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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Sky view with rock bottom experience”
Reviewed October 16, 2009

I visited the Sky View last night and I can't agree more with what the fellow reviewer "Woody1964" (below) states; everything Woody described was spot on!

If I didn't know better, I thought the entry to SkyView was entry to a typical hotel room!

The place is definitely an afterthought as it's cramped with bulky and uncomfortable furniture - you can't even sit on some of them as the material choice are ridiculous - a sore bum is guaranteed

Service is non-existent. You'd get faster service if you DIY I'd say

Smokey - the place is like one giant chimney! Everyone smoke

Food - Don't expect anything fancy. The food we order was bland, tasteless and VERY expensive. Be sure to eat before you visit this place, that is, if you really want to visit this place

View - There is a big development adjacent to the hotel and the light coming from the nearby crane really does light up the place!

All in all, a very disappointed experience!

5 Thank DonIsGood
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Doha, Qatar
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Skyline Bar NIGHTMARE such a dissapointment.”
Reviewed June 3, 2008

The Skyline Bar must have just been an afterthought for La Cigale Hotel. It seems very much like that small piece of terrace which was surplus to requirements, so they decided to turn it into a bar. The views are good of Doha from the bar and the lighting from the cranes next door light the bar perfectly until they turn the cranes lights off.
If you ever stay at the hotel try not to get a room on the 11th floor. The Skyline Bar entrance is on the 11th floor and just looks like a normal hotel bedroom door with a small sign. The bar is small and they have tried to fit as many tables and chairs into the area as possible. The staff struggle to serve people as there is no room for them to squeeze in between tables a dangerous FIRE HAZARD. The service must be the WORST in Doha. Doha is not known for good service but the Skyline bar tops them all with its bad service and extremely rude staff. There are only two toilets in the whole bar which is not enough to cope with the amount of people they try to cram into the bar. I recommend eating before you go and not even bothering to look at the food menu, the food is awful. We had to send back all the food we ordered and there were 10 people on our table. It is such a shame as Doha could do with some nice places to go and relax and socialize. This is a big mistake for La Cigale Hotel. The Skyline Bar was just not designed correctly and staffed with all un-experienced staff for its type of bar. It could have been a fantastic place with a great atmosphere.

6 Thank Woody1964
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“outstanding sky view bar”
Reviewed April 30, 2008

honestly this place is outstanding , i visit it with my friends on a friday night about 9pm , starting from the hostess she was very kind with us , even that we need to book in advanced , she set us a table as we have to leave before 11:00 pm wich is ok for us since we didnt book in advance. The Menu was terrific starting with some snacks and sandwiches , and the incerdible sushi selection. the cocktail menu was very rich, u can order whatever u want from champagne cocktails to the martini cocktails and the best part was the sky view special cocktail of the day wich u can ask the bartender who will do u best cocktails u can imagine , the service was great comparing to the number of stuff and the guest number who were seating and standing everywhere , and i dont want to talk to much about the view there u can see all of Qatar . honestly when u go to Qatar , surely u should take a visit to La Cigale hotel and visit the Sky view to enjoy a very good experience of hotel buisness and services .

2 Thank Julien_8
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Hove, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Sky Line Bar”
Reviewed April 24, 2008

I recently visited the Sky Line Lounge at La Cigale - billed as the new and exclusive 'place to be' in Doha - along with several friends and a visitor from the UK. The bar is so exclusive that tables have to be booked in advance and we could only manage to get one for a Tuesday evening.

Whilst the setting was impressive for the view, the layout was poor; staff had difficulty in moving around and the tables were cramped. Toilet facilities were inadequate for the number in the bar and entrance to the bar is only by way of one small doorway from a hotel corridor; in the event of an emergency this would definitely cause problems.

Quality of the cocktails was mediocre and the worst experience was the food we ordered; crab sandwiches which arrived made of stale bread and what can only be described as a thin paste of some pink substance. When we complained about the bread, a waiter brought us a slice of bread in his hand to see if it would be acceptable to us - it too was stale and hard.

Finally, we were asked to leave the table because it had been booked for a later time. The manner in which the request was delivered was outrageous; one of the staff actually hit one of our party on the head with a rolled piece of paper and said "You'll have to leave now..."

All in all, a very disappointing experience for a bar in what is purported to be a 7 Star hotel.

7 Thank Fatman45
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