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Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel
Ranked #7 of 138 Hotels in Doha
Reviewed December 22, 2012

I stayed here for 2 nights in a club room for a short layover trip on the way to Europe. Some points about the hotel:

Location - It is in an excellent location on the water and in downtown Doha. Because it is centrally located, I could walk down the Corniche or into downtown. It is about a 10 minute taxi ride to the souq and Islamic museum, and about 15-20 minutes to the airport depending on traffic. Overall I think it is one of the best centrally located hotels in Doha.

Rooms - Rooms were very comfortable and maintained. No issues.

Staff and Service - All were very friendly and accommodating.

Ambiance - As other reviews stated, this is an older hotel and the property shows its age. It is kind of like stepping back in time 10-20 years and experiencing what used to be the premier hotel in Doha. While the hotel is dated, it has been maintained well. While I think the hotel could probably be gutted and refurbished from top to bottom, it was still comfortable. I liked the fact that there was a good amount of public spaces and outdoor spaces to include a large pool and beach area.

Room Tip: Ask for a room facing the harbor.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 21, 2012

I've stayed at Sheraton Doha this December. The hotel has good services and good room facilities. The room was clean and quiet although outside on the town side there was a big construction parking site.
The hotel is from the first generation of hotels in Doha and you can smell it each time when you enter into the hotel. After a while, you got used to the smell and cannot detect it unless you are very sensitive.
It has, however, a nice beach, which is good when you want to combine business with pleasure. The spa is poor, it has an old smelly sauna and old unfunctionable showers.
I would not recommend Doha itself as a tourist vacation destination.

Room Tip: Beach view, otherwise excavation park view
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 19, 2012

this is history in Qatar, and most lovable places in Doha, this hotel is located in the most suitable place for a hotel and also the only filled with all entertainment options offered top their guests.

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Reviewed December 17, 2012

I assume during its years this hotel is a revered landmark of the Doha skyline. This pyramid like structure stands solitary against the backdrop of recently built modern skyscrapers, which actually ages the Sheraton somewhat. The hotel is not bad, I have been in better Sheratons, but this is not to say Sheraton Doha is bad either. It is shall I say an acquired taste. For me it fulfilled its purpose. The rooms are cosy, though I found the steps from my bed to the workdesk and verandah a tad hazardous, there were occasions I had to recover from being wrong footed. A disappointment is the lack of a dedicated wireless coverage. Any need for the internet is satisfied going to the ground lobby to get a signal. In terms of architectural design, the sense of being in a pyramid with indoor verandahs is a nice change. I particularly liked the see through elevators. Location wise, the hotel is not in the proximity of shopping centres but a big plus is it's along the beautiful Doha waterfront. Fresh seabreeze air early in the morning, followed by a good selection of breakfast offerings. Overall, it is a Sheraton experience.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

I've only used this hotel for business meetings and leisure. It has an iconic shape and sits on the best waterfront real estate in Doha but its frontage is in dire need of refurbishment. I wish someone would spend a bit of money on it.

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Reviewed December 4, 2012

As the oldest of the West Bay hotels in Qatar, the Sheraton is starting to show its age. The restaurants are ok, the Irish bar a fairly uninspiring place. There's much better out there these days and the Sheraton needs to try harder.

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Reviewed December 4, 2012

We had booked from November 1 to 6, knowing that we would arrive with an early morning flight on November 2. Check-in went relatively smooth and we were suddenly given our room, including an upgrade to a club floor room. The rooms are not new, but in good shape, so no problem about this one.
Getting a taxi is a nightmare. Actually they try to sell their hotel cars which cost three times the fare of a "normal" taxi. If you ask the bellhop to call a taxi, you will get a hotel car. Full stop. They will not call a normal taxi for you. You have two chances: in times of high guest turnover, wait for the next taxi in arrival and contact the driver directly. Or you go for the short walk down to the Corniche road and stop a taxi there. From a safety point of view, crossing the Corniche road is a nightmare (no pedestrian bridge, subway or traffic lights). Therefore unfortunately it is advisable to use taxis instead of walking even for short distances.
The hotel's biggest asset - being the oldest one in town - is their garden: with grown-up trees giving shadow, palm trees and the most amazing concert of birds. However, the equipment of their beach club dates back to the 1970's and is in desparate need of replacement: old shabby pool restaurant (if you enjoy Greek salad with Thousand Island sauce - then it is for you!), sun loungers in beginning state of decomposition, practically inexistent beach service (you have to ask for umbrellas!)... really a pity.
At check-out, we were charged an additional night due to our "early check-in" as well as the breakfast for the two of us on the first day, even though our reservation had started the evening before! This is far from correct and professional, because most charges are hidden between abbreviations on the invoice and you can hardly trace them. It took us lots of discussions to get that right and the correction took ages. I think this is the tactic behind - they hope for people that are in a hurry to rush to the airport and that will not discuss about these charges! Also, the clerk at check-in gave us a room without even telling us that this might lead to further charges... So reception service is definitely a no-go.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

Address: Al Corniche Street, Doha, Qatar
Location: Qatar > Doha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach 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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Doha
#5 Spa Hotel in Doha
#7 Luxury Hotel in Doha
#8 Business Hotel in Doha
#8 Romantic Hotel in Doha
Price Range: $166 - $520 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 371
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel stands majestically amidst 70 acres of landscaped gardens. Our five-star Doha hotel is just a few minutes drive from the lively city center where the cultural heritage and modern lifestyle meet. Well-known throughout the Middle East as the "Pyramid of the Gulf," our comfortable hotel offers excellent service - from a wide range of meetings rooms with state-of-the-art facilities to restaurants with an array of sumptuous cuisine, and bars which are frequently visited by business travelers and young professionals. We can arrange airport pickup from one of our vehicles and also entry visitor's visas prior to your arrival. ... more   less 
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