For many years, I am a fan and a regular guest of Interconti hotels all around the world (stayed in almost 50 properties). So it was my logical choice since I had to spend 24 hours in Doha.
It started terribly! I couldn't get the upgrade I was expecting (front office manager wanted to play it by the book). So he made me pay an extra (good yield management but terrible client perception!). It was then close to midnight. Since the hotel is quite far away from the centre (while Interconti are usually pretty well located), the only option was to find something inside. But everything was closed! Then I wanted to take a walk near the swimming pool and the beach: that was closed as well! Not servicing a location by night is one thing, but forbidding the access to the sea is ridiculous.
The day after started better. Very good breakfast. Efficient concierge service to organise a desert bashing and the transportation to the airport. More to the expected Interconti level...
Other quick points:
- Nice staff
- Free wifi internet in the lobby
- Nice swimming pool
- Rooms are all right but nothing special
- Next to a building site
Regarding this later point, I have doubts regarding the future of this property since a larger one is being built just beside (the future St Regis?).
Conclusion: I hate to write it, but I would probably stay in another hotel next time I am in Doha...
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Doha Hotel Doha
- Doha Intercontinental