On the 4th of december, we decided to go out for dinner and we chose Rodizio as it is walking distance from our place.Nice decor, nice music, ambiance perfect...we were directed to our table which was reserved.As it was near the band we wanted to go a bit away from the music and our request was accomodated immediately.
A lovely waiter, smiling and very professional guided us through the menus. The waiter remembered my specificaitons for allergies and asked how they can accomodate my dinner.he went through the whole process with knowledge, professionalism and NO stammering or " let me check"...VERY Impressed i was...
My 2 guests had the set menu from live station and i choose a steak from the menu.
Steak arrived and it was very tough to chew even though i asked for medium.
The restaurant manager came to take my plate away and offered for another dish. i was not sure what to order as i was hungry and disapppointed.
I was offered a plate from the live station which i accepted which came with the same accompaniments of the steak dish.( i was charged for the steak but got meat from the carnivore station which is almost double the price)
The manager came back with a plate full of juicy, medium cooked beef and lamb which was amazingly cooked. The meat was as good as the meat i had in cape town (the best by the way...).While going for a smoke i stopped to chat with the manager a while expressing how pleasantly surprised i was about the service and not intentionally mentioned it was by birthday thus the choice of a nearby place....and guess what???i was surprised by getting a cake at the end with the service staff and band singing happy birthday in brazilian, english and arabic....WOOOOOWWWW
As a hotelier, i was very impressed to have finally found a 5 star hotel in Doha where the whole package is 5 star. I was very impressed and very happy....Normally i am very picky and criticize almost everything ( what can i do...it's in every hoteliers blood) but i DID NOT FIND A SINGLE THING WHICH WAS NOT RIGHT!!!!
My partner is a Chef de Cuisine and was also impressed....
Kudos to the manager ( I apologise for forgetting her name as well as the waiter's name), her team and the management for the wonderful time i had. I am happy and satisfied that even though the hospitality market is struggling for the best employees, there are still some people who works from the heart and deliver what they sell. I bow in front of thee!!!
A true 5 star it is for me in every sense. Keep it up!
Last but not least, we are going back to Rodizio for christmas eve because a happy customer will always come back :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A modern hotel for business and relaxation in Qatar's dynamic capital city. The iconic Event Centre, a futuristic sphere of glass and steel, announces your arrival to Crowne Plaza(R) Doha - The Business Park and sets the tone for a contemporary stay. With it's 378 stylish rooms and suites, the 5-star hotel places you in the heart of one of Doha's key business districts, close to major banks and firms. It is just a 15-minute drive by car or complimentary shuttle from Doha's Hamad International Airport. When business is done, wind down at one of six restaurants and bars: Aramede - an Arabic - Mediterranean all day dining theatre, Rodizio - fine Churrascaria dining, Misturado - a Brazilian bar, Savor - an elegant lounge, Liquidity - a lively rooftop pool bar and relax in privacy at the Executive Lounge. From a 24-hour Business Center to a Spa and Fitness Center, our flexible amenities are designed to keep you feeling creative and energized. Just around the corner is the Corniche, great for evening or morning walks, and for more cultural experience, visit the renowned Souq Waqif or The Museum of Islamic Art. For a long term stay at Crowne Plaza(R) Doha - The Business Park, we also have superbly appointed residences featuring one or two bedroom apartment style suites, with the convenience and service of a five star hotel. ... more less
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