I recently returned(end of february) from Doha where we stayed at Grand Hyatt Doha hotel.At Chek -in the usual problems, in which you book one kind of room and get something else (I paid room with sea view and got a floor overlooking the palm of garden) but after much insistence I got something better.
And others do as they said the hotel has nice rooms, clean, beautiful large garden staff polite and helpful. We were two families came to celebrate my birthday intro warm location tired of winter and snow.
Although the reception said the hotel is full, the beach was empty in the morning, around noon if there came a few tourists, same at the pools.In weekend there were some locals.I understood that season starts in March.The only inconvenience was the cold water( 19-20 degrees) seawater and outdoor pools.The beach is ok, fine sand, but the sea is more than a salt water lake, no waves and after a few meters it's mud on the bottom.
About finding a taxi, waiting at the reception it is really difficult, but if you go accros the street in less than 10 minutes you will get one.You must negotiated with them from the beginning not all use the meter, and usually require a bigger price, but you can get a price 30% lower than they first asked.
The food at the restaurant is not cheap ($ 30 breakfast), but across the street you wiil find a mall Lagouna where is a supermarket Carrefour with good prices, and in March it will open more restaurants and fastfoods.I also ate well at a restaurant in Souk Waqif (Damasca)
Finally I can say that Doha is not a city for tourism as Dubai, not much to visit, two malls, a souk , faleza.Many people asked me what I'm doing in Doha for beach as people come here for business, but not I felt sorry that I saw, but I do think I will not com back with pleasure as I do in Dubai for water and sun when it's winter in Europe.
Hotel, because is not in the center ,is recommended more for recreation, being quiet, big garden, and generally is a good hotel.
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- Celebrate unparalleled luxury in Qatar at Grand Hyatt Doha. Our 5-Star hotel in Doha is within convenient reach of Doha International Airport, and steps away from the city’s financial and commercial centre.Being one of the most sought-after hotels in Doha and located on the shoreline of the new West Bay Lagoon district, Grand Hyatt Doha features balconies or terraces in most of its luxury suites and rooms showcasing breath-taking views of the Arabian Gulf.Our 5 star hotel offers extensive meeting and banquet facilities, a full-service business centre, the renowned Jaula Spa, a 400-metre private beach and indoor & outdoor pools.Grand Hyatt Doha features five restaurants and cafes and two lounges; Isaan, the hotel's signature restaurant where authentic Thai cuisine is prepared in a vibrant open plan kitchen; The Grill all-day dining restaurant serves seafood, premium meats and vegetables; Rocca, the poolside restaurant overlooks the ocean and offers a culinary journey to the Mediterranean and nightly entertainment, Majlis a contemporary Arabian style café with private seating for women and an outdoor terrace offering shisha. Al Maha lounge located at the lobby court serves continental breakfast, snacks, coffee, and tea. Dunes bar offers a wine display with wines and spirits from around the world and premium cigars in the walk-in humidor. In a contemporary yet vibrant setting adjacent to the Lobby Lounge, Biscotti is located serving tea and coffee as well as specially prepared smoothies and shakes as well as serving the best homemade cakes, pastries and chocolates in-town. ... more less
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