So I happened to stay at this hotel for a couple of nights because I met a friend there who was in Doha on a business trip. the location as previously mentioned, is very convienient to the airport. and Yes, you do have to take a taxi to go anywhere... however, this is true for anywhere in Doha I fine. Doha doesn't not have a public transport system, and everything is pretty much spread out. Even if you stayed at the Pearl, you would have to taxi out to go visit the katari, coniche, etc. so you should expect that when you are visiting Doha.
the bathrooms are nice. the shower is damn sexy lol. and as for the water, the water in Doha just doesn't get warm. period. I'm used to the hot hot shower in Canada after a cold day outside and this water is just no where near hot enough. the trick is to let the water run for at least 5 minutes before you hop in and then maybe, maybe its hot enough.
I did have troubles with the lightening system. its modern and swanky, but not very user friendly. In fact, one of the LED lights kept flashing all night and i had to call front desk to figure out how to shut it off. it turns out that it was signaling that it was malfunctioning, so the maintenance guys came quickly to shut off the main switch for that pot light. pretty quick service, but still a bit awkward, since this was in the middle of the night...
Make sure you ask when visiting hours are, because I almost got denied coming in later than 10pm. only when my friend came down to verify that I was indeed a guest did they let me up and still they needed a copy of my passport, ID etc. other than that, its ok for a quick stay. :)
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