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InterContinental Doha
Ranked #15 of 135 Hotels in Doha
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa, Canada
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152 reviews
150 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great hoel, esp the beach”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

Pros: Rooms are large and comfortable, beach and lagoon are wonderful (warm wave-free water), hotel staff are helpful, breakfast was great

Cons: Internet is extra, hard to get drink service from beech safe

The hotel isn't in d/t Doha. I took half-day city tour which allowed me to see Islamic Museum, souk and Doha Pearl. (You can also take advantage of hotel's shuttle to the city.) Doha isn't that exciting; if you aren't here on business, you are better taking advantage of the beach rather than being in the city.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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asb2579, General Manager at InterContinental Doha, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for taking a moment of your valuable time writing a review regarding your stay at the InterContinental Doha.

I am so delighted to read about your description of our newly renovated rooms. Indeed, we took pride of our facilities as our hotel has the largest beach front in Doha and the warmest hospitality service from our staff.

I am also pleased to inform you that we do have a free internet access. You'll just simply ask your log in details from our Frontdesk staff who are more than happy to assist you.

Thank you too for your recommendation and we are looking forward to welcoming you back at the InterContinental Doha where you can mix business with leisure.

Regards,

Andreas Pfister
General Manager
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Marlow, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

This is a brilliant hotel, excellent in all respects. Was delighted from the moment I checked in till the time I checked out, first class service at all times.
If I had to find something to moan about, it would be incredibly minor -
1. no free internet, this must vary from hotel to hotel within the IC Group, as the next Intercontinental hotel I stayed at provided internet foc. I bought a breakfast and internet package at check-in at QAR 150 per person per day
2. Lovely pool area, but the flies were a real pain - it might be worth spraying, other hotels have a similar amount of greenery but are bug free.
3. lack of taxis - every time I requested a taxi, it turned out to be a big deal and they tried to provide me with a hotel limo at twice the price. Instead I insisted on waiting for a taxi and the concierge managed get me one without a delay.....why the fuss, but the hotel needs a better arrangement with Karwa,the local taxi company, other hotels I've been to in the region have a steady stream of taxis rolling up, why not this one?

These were all minor points - this really is an excellent hotel, great rooms, really spacious and comfortable, especially the bed. And the breakfast in the Coral restaurant is fantastic, everything you could possibly wish for.

Room Tip: Lot of refurb going on at the moment, and although not noticeable as it is well boarded up, be caref...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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asb2579, General Manager at InterContinental Doha, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Dear Chris C,

Thank you for taking a moment of your valuable time writing a review regarding your experience at the InterContinental Doha.

I am so pleased to read your comments about our hotel. Indeed, we deliver our promise to provide high standards of service to our valuable guest like you.

Regarding your comments about the internet, as we are taking our guest comments and suggestions seriously, we are already providing a free internet access to our in-house guest with the assistance of our front desk colleagues who will provide you the login details. As for the flies, we do have an Integrated Pest Management System in place and our pest control contractor are working hard to to avoid such pests getting into our premises. And as for the taxis, we will try to find a solution in order to provide you more convenience in the future.

Mr. Chris, thank you for your valuable comments and for your excellent rating. We hope to see you again at the InterContinental Doha in the near future.


Regards,

Andreas Pfister
General Manager
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Doha, Qatar
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Great beach and pool facility, very comfortable lounge chairs. In terms of the weekend by the pool – definitely one of the top hotels in Doha. The down fall was the beverages at the pool bar. I have asked for rum with pineapple and cranberry juice , and was given something else…with grenadine and sugar. The check was for “Sex on the beach.” The advice is to go for a beer, not a cocktail…

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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asb2579, General Manager at InterContinental Doha, responded to this review, December 27, 2012
Dear Anna C,

Thank you very much for your recent review here on TripAdvisor.

I am so glad to read your comments about our hotel particularly on the beach and pool facility which is one of our great asset in the hotel.

I am also very happy to know about your comments regarding the beverage and I am very thankful that you have specified such comment so we can target this particular area for improvement and I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that has caused you at that time. Rest assure that this review will be shared to the team and to rectify such concerns.

Once again, thank you for your valuable feedback and we hope to seeing you again at the InterContinental Doha to experience the true InterContinental service.


Regards,

Andreas Pfister
General Manager
InterContinental Doha
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Enjoyed my stay at this hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff. Good variety of restaurants on property. Lovely pool and beach. Easy access to things in the city - I used the hotel's shuttle to go to attractions, plus taxis and the hotel car service for other locations not on their route. Highly recommend.

Room Tip: Currently renovating, so ask for a room away from the construction area if you are visiting soon.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Thank GlobetrottingFan
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asb2579, General Manager at InterContinental Doha, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear GlobetrottingFan,

Thank you very much for your recent review here on TripAdvisor.

I am so pleased to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Indeed, you have been to a perfect place to relax and enjoy a wide array of restaurants, the splashing water of our free form swimming pool and of course, the longest beach line in the city. We have forwarded your commendation to our staff and recognized for their excellent delivery of the true InterContinental Service.

Our dear guest, thank you once again for your excellent feedback and we are looking forward to welcoming you to InterContinental Doha for another Great Stay in the near future.


Warm regards,

Andreas Pfister
General Manager
InterContinental Doha
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

one word: beautiful! stayed in the club room: super luxury! Breakfast in the coffee house: great varieties of food with nice view of beach and swimming pool. The private beach is awesome! Staff service: warm and friendly. Overall, I felt worth the money to spend for relaxing while being in the middle of town. I would love to comeback again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Nadrahamzah
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asb2579, General Manager at InterContinental Doha, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Nadrahamzah,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience in our hotel.

We are extremely delighted to read your description about our hotel. It is most rewarding to learn that our facilities and services were appreciated by guests like you. We will do our best to keep up the standard to always meet with our guest's expectations.

Thank you once again and we look forward to your next visit.


Sincerely,


Andreas Pfister
General Manager
InterContinental Doha
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Yokohama, Japan
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Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Traveling month is inputted wrong as there is no option for July 2011.
I stayed in this hotel in July 2011 for two weeks on office business visit. Hotel is very clean and located on beach. As there was limited Indian and vegetarian food, I could not comment much on food. Staff is good. Some are polite and some try to be polite.
May be I was alone, so could not enjoy the stay there.
Had some one be with family and can eat non vegetarian food, he can enjoy it.

  • Stayed December 2011
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asb2579, General Manager at InterContinental Doha, responded to this review, November 21, 2012
Dear Abhishek_202,

Thank you for taking a few minutes of valuable time writing your review about your experience with InterContinental Doha.

We are pleased to ready your positive comments about the cleanliness and location of our hotel as well as the services provided by our team members.

We have noted your comments about the variety of Indian and vegetarian food and thank you for the valuable comment as we are able to find out things that we can improve to make your stay more enjoyable and meet your expectations.

Thank you once again and we are looking forward to welcoming you back to InterContinental Doha on your next visit.


Regards,

Andreas Pfister
General Manager
InterContinental Doha


Sincerely,


Andreas Pfister
General Manager
InterContinental Doha
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Very pleasant hotel - great surroundings and the pool/beach/gardens looked really nice (although I didn't have time to check them out!). Room was spacious, comfortable and pleasant.

Breakfast was OK, but not as good as many other hotels in this class in other countries. The dining area was very nice however.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Thank JasonL4
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asb2579, Manager at InterContinental Doha, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Dear JasonL4,

Thank you very much for taking a moment of your valuable time to write a review here on TripAdvisor.

We are so pleased to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us with the great surroundings, pool, beach and the gardens. We're also glad that you have chosen us where you have enjoyed our spacious, pleasant and comfortable rooms.

We also appreciate your honest feedback regarding your breakfast experience as we were able to know that we still have to strive harder and improve further in this area.

Once again, thank you very much and we look forward to welcoming you to InterContinental Doha on your future trip in Doha.


Sincerely,

Ariel Bustillo
Quality and Continuous Improvement Manager
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Property: InterContinental Doha
Address: Al Istiqlal Road | West Bay Lagoon, Doha 6822, Qatar
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Location: Qatar > Doha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Doha
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Doha
#6 Business Hotel in Doha
#6 Romantic Hotel in Doha
#15 Luxury Hotel in Doha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Doha 5*
Number of rooms: 258
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
InterContinental Doha is an iconic landmark in the Heart of Doha. Nestled in landscaped gardens with 500 meters of sandy beach, the InterContinental Doha features 8 restaurants and bars including the famous Belgian Cafe, a range of recreational facilities and a free form swimming pool. The hotel's prime location is just minutes from downtown Doha and major government and corporate offices and within walking distance to the Doha Exhibition Centre, City Center Mall and Doha Golf Club. ... more   less 
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