Mercure a French word for mercury or quicksilver is so aptly named for this land of rising mercury where the temperature reaches close to sixty degree celcius. Located in this land of silvery sand is the Hotel Mercure Grand right in the city centre of Doha.
As i was being relocated from Dubai to Doha the Hotel Mercure Grand, Doha was my abode for few days before moving in to my appartment. However before this my numerous official trip has landed me up in this hotel.
As you land at the Doha international airport the Hotel has a Counter at the airport to meet and greet you. The official at the counter would pack you in a hotel van may be with some other guests also.
The arrival lounge is at the ground floor and looks very austere. The elevator takes you to the first floor and Reception area. The staff greets you with warmth and a nice hot towel for refreshing your face and some drinks to refresh your intestine.
The Room was a single business room facing the City Centre. Now this is something you must be careful. The city centre is where a huge construction is going on. If you want to enjoy the view that will be greeted with the noise of construction and machineries. However the view is great with the downtown at a distance and overlooking the sea. The central mosque stands majestically at sea front and the occasional landing of aircrafts makes the view even more majestic.
The food at the ground floor restaurant was good with many choices to treat your culinary buds. There is another restaurant at the top floor which serves hard drinks also. Qatar being a dry country this may attract the people enjoying their evening with something liquid.
The Hotel has a beautiful pool. Weather permitting its a great place to chill out.
Overall a great hotel to stay in Doha.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the Persian Gulf and in the heart of the city, the hotel is located in the business district near the traditional Arab souk and the National Museum. 172 rooms and 3 suites. Non smoking floor. International cuisine at La Brasserie, Mediterranean cuisine at La Villa. The Old Manor Steakhouse and Bar. 3 meeting rooms for up to 200 people. Exhibition centre and golf course nearby. Airport shuttle (fees apply). Leisure facilities includes Swimming Pool and Fitness centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Accor Grand Hotel Doha
- Mercure Doha