I am writing this review from the Swiss-Belhotel Doha- we are currently staying here for a few weeks while we are waiting on our Qatari residency visa's to come through.
First of all, on a positive note- the rooms is exceptionally large, which is great given that we are here for an extended length of time and unlike a normal 'holiday', we are spending a considerable amount of time in the room.
The staff, buying large are very friendly and helpful.
I felt compelled to write this review as I have been having significant issues with the wifi in this hotel. As a couple who are working a lot from the hotel during our time here, good internet is very important to us.
Between the wifi cutting out sporadically when trying to send work emails, or cutting out while trying to stay in touch with friends and family on Skype, I am finding the whole thing very frustrating.
The front desk dont appear to be able to do anything about it, however they did say 'we have trouble with Apple products connecting to the internet here'. I can assure you that I gave up trying to get online via my iphone and ipad weeks ago, however my Toshiba laptop still wont connect properly/consistently.
I've tried various locations around the hotel (our room just wont work at all- 8th floor) I've tried the reception area, the lobby, outside the bar, the only place it seems to work well is the business centre, which makes sense, however any time I go down there the door to the boardroom seems to be wide open with people inside it (the boardroom & business centre are connected) Needless to say chatting on Skype with a whole load of delegates looking at you isnt ideal. Perhaps the issue could be solved by just closing the door.
I think it's important that people are aware of this problem, particularly if like us, you are heavily reliant on internet for the duration of your stay and would like to be able to get online freely in the comfort of your own room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Swiss-Belhotel Doha is only 5 minutes from Doha International Airport and walking distance from the Corniche and Islamic Art Museum. Ideally located in the city’s bustling old city with shopping and international banks near by. This deluxe hotel offers 164 well-appointed guestrooms and 78 plush serviced apartments to cater for your stay, whether it is one night or thirty nights. Relax by the swimming pool, while your children enjoy the plunge pool, or work our the stresses of your travel in our gym, sauna and steam rooms. Indulge your senses at Maxill Restaurant featuring favorites from around the world; Mezzo lounge on the Mezzanine floor offers a selection of light refreshments and house beverages. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Swiss-Belhotel Doha Hotel Doha