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“crystal lounge”
Review of Crystal

Crystal
Ranked #1 of 16 Nightlife in Doha
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

i visit Doha almost every month my company located in Beirut and Dubai we are opening our 3rd office in doha,i visited crystal 3 time so far and every time for me its like the first time always they have new events and different dj's the staff are friendly and well organised,doors man know the job perfect cause they know who to let in they club always have balance with mix males & females and i know how its hard to have that in gcc,when you are in the club you feel that you are not in Doha good quality of guests with great music and service,i recommend this club and lounge for all visitor and trust me i went almost every where in Doha.

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

The Crystal in Doha is a sub-average club that tries (too) hard to appear as something it is not. As a Clubs of the World member, I have visited many iconic nightclubs and Crystal is miles away from the mark.

Nothing wrong with the decoration, but the music and crowd were really off during my first visit. A colleague wished to give Crystal a try, so I reluctantly accepted a second visit. What a mistake! The bouncers (who were only average the first time) were extremely unfriendly and inflexible. After reserving a table by telephone, we got rudely turned away at the door, as our small group of 4 businessmen were not in the company of ladies... A bouncer suggested we go and find some hookers if we wanted to get in! Insulting to say the least... Stringent entrance policies are fine, but bouncers are paid to know which customers should be let in and should really avoid openly encouraging people to bring in prostitutes.

All in all, if you expect mediocre music, a mostly masculine crowd (surprising with the door policy) and terrible cocktails (stick to a highball or bottles, which come with a hefty bill for such a place... think NYC's Cielo or Sanctuary in Dubai prices), Crystal will not disappoint. For a better experience which is closer to what exclusive clubs offer, head to Seven in La Cigale. They at least know how to treat customers...

6  Thank Luccin
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

This is probably one of the best lounges/ nightclubs we have visited ever. The whole layout is stylish and classy. The music, service and management is remarkable! Definitely a place i would recommend to go and have some fun,

1  Thank Ilzé R
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Visiting form overseas for a month, our Manager wanted to take us out for a night. Booked a table in advance and agreed to pay the minimum QTR 2000 for the table. We turned up at the disco/club/bar only to be turned away by the establishment manager/bouncer. Told we would not be let in unless we brought some girls. He even suggested we go out find some street walkers and bring them with us, and then we would be allowed in! Left the place immediately, and will never return. I am platinum SPG Member, but this has left a very sore impression of W and Starwood. Hope the new W in Bangkok due to open this year knows better how to treat their loyal customers!

6  Thank GeneralSnus
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E-insider, Manager at Crystal, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2012

Hello GeneralSnus,

Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review, we are very sad & concerned to hear about your experience with us.
As we appreciate and take your comments very serious, I would like to welcome the opportunity to discuss your visit in more detail if you could kindly contact me at esra.parin@whotels.com at anytime you wish.

Thank you again for your feedback.

All the best,

ESRA PARIN
BEVERAGE & FOOD DIRECTOR / W DOHA HOTEL & RESIDENCES

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Went to visit the Crystal Bar in the hotel last night which is in fact a bar/disco. Entrance price for men QR200=£37 and for women QR100. This lasts for 6 months but not much comfort for a one-off visit. Once inside you can't just sit at a table because you have to book a table in advance - and of course sitting at a table costs extra. Bottle of Corona costs QR40=£7.50p. the music is loud monotonous 1-beat dance music. Conversation difficult. Cigarette smoke awful. Strictly for the dedicated party animal. Bar-staff absolutely appallingly unfriendly. Hang on to your bottle because even if not empty they'll try to grab it and sell you another.

8  Thank Eurofanwestsussex
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E-insider, Manager at Crystal, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2012

Hello Eurofanwestsussex,

Thank you very much for taking the time to review, we are extremely disappointed & concerned to hear about your experience with us.
As your comments are very valuable, I would like to welcome the opportunity to discuss your visit in more detail if you could kindly contact me at esra.parin@whotels.com at anytime you wish.

Thank you again for your feedback.

All the best,

ESRA PARIN
BEVERAGE & FOOD DIRECTOR / W DOHA HOTEL & RESIDENCES

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