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InterContinental Doha The City
Ranked #5 of 135 Hotels in Doha
Spain
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Friendly Hotel”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

I have been staying at the hotel for the past 46 days and have found the staff friendly and helpful.
Good restaurants and a good choice of cuisines from around the world. Room service prompt and not to expensive. Happy hour in the first floor bar ( Hive ) from 5 pm - 7 pm always a pleasure.
The hotel is a five minute walk to the City Center Mall and a delicatessen called Jones The Grocer
well worth a visit.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Thank David M
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Your_dedicated_host, General Manager at InterContinental Doha The City, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Hi David,
thank you for your review and for sharing your positive experiences with us and others! Looking forward to another 46days we shall hope!
Best wishes from the team of the InterContinental Doha The City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013

As a lover of afternoon teas and having sampled several in Doha, I expected this Hotel to give a great service and experience like many others. However, it was sadly lacking on all counts. The small selection of sandwiches and cakes were tasty enough, however, not a patch on either the Four Seasons or St Regis where everything you are eating and drinking is explained at great lengths which enhances the enjoyment but sadly even the staff seemed unsure of what they were serving. Eating at this hotel can be a bit of a hit or miss, sometimes good service other times forget it.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Sportygirl1959
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Your_dedicated_host, General Manager at InterContinental Doha The City, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear SportyGirl,
thank you for checking out our High Tea and how unfortunate you did enjoy the food, but we somehow came in short. We have taken your feedback to our next Food&Beverage focus group to discuss how to make the usually popular High Tea even better! Thank you for sharing and hoping to see you back one day soon to check on us!
Best wishes from the InterContinental Doha The City!
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Great location in the DQ location with the bonus of water views and the potential for a high floor outlook. There are 2 entrances which can be a bit tricky thus 2 receptions, we stayed on the executive floors which were great well worth the extra charge. The rooms are spacious and the lounge is the width of the building with lots of comfy spaces and an inviting buffet. The afternoon tea was a personal favourite. Staff are easy with their smiles and nothing seems to be too much trouble. I did expect there to be a DVD player but did not find one.

Room Tip: Pay the extra for the executive lounge and ask for a water view.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank SaudiArabia1002
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Your_dedicated_host, General Manager at InterContinental Doha The City, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear SaudiArabia,
thank you for your praise! We do have a selection of DVDs for rent in the Club Lounge and our suites are equipped with DVD players. It is however not a bad idea to possibly having some players for hire. We will check on the possibility to connect them to the IP TV system, which can be tricky.
Looking forward seeing you back to enjoy the InterContinental Doha The City Experience in Qatars highest 5 Star hotel with probably some of the most stunning views!
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2013

I've stayed at this hotel twice now, and really enjoyed it both times. It's very much business hotel, but on the last trip with my wife and daughter it was still great fun. It's in a very good location, quick to the airport, walking distance from the Corniche and the City Centre mall (with its taxi rank), and quick to get across to Katara, the Pearl etc. The pool is for a quick dip rather than lounging around and you have to be careful to get in the right lift for your floor, but they are the only minor niggles. Will definitely be back.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Indianophile
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Your_dedicated_host, General Manager at InterContinental Doha The City, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
Dear Indianophile,
Great to read that you will be back a third time (minimum)! This is fantastic and motivational to the entire team and we are looking forward not only to welcome you back, but all other travelers who might be convinced reading your review (thanks also for sharing the Taxi tip!).
With best regards and see you soon,
Your InterContinental Doha The City Team
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

I spent the weekend here and it was worth every penny! Maya at the Club Lounge is the epitome of what superb customer service should look like. An asset to your team. Thank you to all the staff.

A little something you can work on though is: ensure customers are not billed for mini bar items they haven't had.

Stayed June 2013
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Thank Benis F
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Your_dedicated_host, General Manager at InterContinental Doha The City, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
Hi Benis,
great feedback which we are very happy to pass on to the Club Lounge team! Hope to see you back soon for more of the stunning views (and service) on the highest and biggest Club Lounge of Qatar on 45th.
Your InterContinental Doha The City team
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2013

I had heard great reviews of this hotel and was not disappointed. Things are a bit more expensive than the norm, but the experience is well above average. One point - this is really for a business trip rather than a family vacation.

Having said that, the spacious rooms are superbly luxurious, excellent beds, superb design and decor, the food is magnificent and the service is exemplary. Let me say again - the food was ABSOLUTELY magnificent. I stayed for three days and the themed dinner buffets were really special in menu choices, execution, flavours and culinary excellence.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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Thank sybarump
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Your_dedicated_host, General Manager at InterContinental Doha The City, responded to this review, June 22, 2013
Hi Sybarump,
thanks for great feedback! Happy to hear you had a great time and will share with the culinary team who constantly works on improvements! Hope to see you back soonest!
Your InterContinental Doha The City Team
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Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

The Paloma restaurant and lava night club is an awesome place offers such an awesome hospitality. The service is great, food is awesome and the staff are always smiling. Intercon Doha is an amazing place to hangout with friends and unwind.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank dohaguys
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Property: InterContinental Doha The City
Address: P.O. Box 22178 | Off Al Wahda Street, Doha, Qatar
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Location: Qatar > Doha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 135 Hotels in Doha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Doha The City 5*
Number of rooms: 525
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The new InterContinental Doha The City is perfectly located in the exclusive area of West Bay, and stands tall amid the financial district, the Diplomatic Street and is only 5 minutes away from Qatar Exhibition Centre and 15 minutes from Doha International Airport. At close proximity from Doha Golf Club, Souq Waqif and Katara Cultural Village and is opposite the City Centre Shopping Mall it is the perfect location for business and leisure travellers. ... more   less 
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