[INTERCONTINENTAL DOHA] Seaside resorts + Swimming pool Doha
I not too long ago had the pleasure of staying on the lovely InterContinental Doha. If I had it my manner, I might nonetheless be there, however alas all good issues should… properly, you understand. Right here is my expertise, providing you with an concept of what my keep was like and what to anticipate
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Situated by itself personal seaside within the West Bay space of Doha, the InterContinental Doha Resort is usually described as an iconic landmark within the metropolis. Providing 5-star luxurious, it’s prime location makes it an equally good selection for each the enterprise and leisure traveller.
The lodge effortlessly combines luxurious and heritage. For those who’re on the lookout for distinctive environment, all kinds of award-award-winning eating places, high quality service, and an array of recreation actions, the InterContinental Doha is your house.
INTERCONTINENTAL DOHA LOCATION
The lodge is strategically situated within the upmarket West Bay Lagoon space and a straightforward 25 minute taxi trip from Doha Worldwide airport.
The price of a taxi is round 80 QAR and in case you’re wanting to avoid wasting cash there’s a bus operating from the airport into town centre. Taxis will be discovered on the exit to the left and the busses are all the best way on the correct as you exit the terminal.
Overlooking the blue waters of the Arabian Gulf, it feels such as you’re on an island away from town, though the lodge is minutes away from downtown Doha, the Doha Exhibition centre, the central enterprise district, and different key sights together with the close by Katara cultural village and The Pearl Qatar. This lodge shouldn’t be confused with the opposite InterContinental Doha situated within the metropolis centre.
Lusail St. 223, Al Dafna, West Bay Lagoon, Doha 6822 Qatar
WELCOME AND CHECK IN
My flight to Doha on Qatar Airways arrived within the early hours of the morning. Following a quick taxi to get to the lodge I used to be warmly welcomed and directed to the membership lounge to get pleasure from some breakfast.
Happily, I used to be allowed an early check-in, which set the tone for the remainder of my keep. Situated on the Mezzanine ground, the Membership makes essentially the most of these spectacular views.
To enter the lodge you do have to cross by a safety test and your baggage must be scanned by a type of machines simply outdoors the foyer.
STYLE AND CHARACTER
The cool a/c the second you enter is most welcome to counteract the results of the desert warmth. Inside, the lodge is up to date, daring and splendid with a design that merges Arabian and European sophistication. The reception space feels somewhat misplaced, however the heat atmosphere greater than makes up for it. The lovely design is sustained all through matched by the ornately deigned exterior and tropical really feel of the palm timber and turquoise waters.
INTERCONTINENTAL DOHA ROOMS
I’ve stayed at Intercontinental lodge’s all over the world, and the rooms are all the time spacious with an extremely luxurious really feel. The room on the InterContinental Doha was no totally different. It’s all within the particulars. Embellished in impartial tones with a touch of contemporary Arabesque, the room is massive and gentle with Lutron controls for lights and curtains.
The tremendous comfy mattress was most welcome, significantly after trekking in Nepal, even having 4 totally different choices within the sort of pillow. Anchoring the mattress was a flatscreen TV with a large alternative of channels. A workstation desk with loads of electrical factors within the nook of the room got here in helpful.
The posh and luxury continued within the marble toilet fitted with a bathe, bathtub, bidet, and InterContinental signature Agraria® bathtub merchandise.
IN THE ROOM
The room additionally options the next:
Complimentary bottled water
Iron and ironing board
Loads of space for storing.
Alarm/radio (for all these dope journey songs)
Loads of electrical sockets
ARABIAN GULF SEA VIEWS
A certain spotlight of the keep was the uninterrupted fascinating views of the Persian Gulf and the Doha skyline from the room. Think about waking as much as this ↑
Hat-tip: (book) request a room overlooking the water, taking full benefit of the epic panoramic views. The upper the higher for a naturally higher vantage level and likewise to restrict potential noise from the restaurant bars and pool space.
With an additional comfy king measurement mattress, workstation, and panoramic views of the Gulf, you’d want a extremely good cause to depart the room.
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THE BAY CLUB FITNESS CENTRE
The best place to spend the day or after a day exploring town.
Outside fanatics and sports-lovers shall be drawn to the infinite recreation choices of The Bay Membership. The resort services are thought of amongst the very best in Doha, that includes outside tennis courts, squash courts, a seaside volleyball court docket and a fitness center.
The totally geared up health centre, overlooking the pool space, is open 24-hours and features a sauna and steam room.
INTERCONTINENTAL DOHA BEACH
Situated on a pure seaside, the InterContinental boasts the longest personal seaside and the biggest swimming pool within the metropolis.
Visitor are given limitless entry to The Bay membership space which incorporates entry to the personal seaside space. Soak within the sunshine on the seaside, after which comply with that up enjoyable by the outside pool. There may be additionally a youngsters’s pool and an array of water sports activities out there.
A number of spa therapies are on provide at Spa InterContinental at an extra cost. Every little thing from personalised therapeutic massage to reflexology, a personal indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, and steam services.
For those who plan on eating in (and I extremely advocate that you just do) guide a desk while you arrive.
The InterContinental Doha is a foodie haven that includes huge culinary choices throughout 13 eating places and bars. A number of the favourites embody La Mar by movie star chef Gaston Acurio, Belgian Cafe, and Parisian lounge Manko Doha.
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Breakfast served at Coral all-day eating restaurant is very advisable too with the buffet meals choice and presentation an enormous spotlight. Every little thing you might want to begin the time without work proper from salads to fruit to pastries, eggs, oats, pancakes, beans, you identify it.
To not point out the very best number of fruit juice! Pineapple, orange, mango, watermelon and my favorite carrot 😛
LUNCH AT LA MAR DOHA
Have you ever tasted Peruvian delicacies earlier than?
This was my first time with lunch on the lodge’s award successful La Mar restaurant and I used to be left feeling fulfilled and splendidly stunned.
La Mar by acclaimed movie star Chef Gastón Acurio, serves genuine Peruvian dishes in a sublime beachfront setting. Identified for its wealthy flavours, numerous influences, contemporary seafood, and innovate cebiches, it’s the go-to place for up to date Peruvian gastronomy in Doha.
To moist our urge for food and to begin we indulged in:
Nikkei: ahi tuna in sesame and citrus-based tamarind leche de tigre marinade of lime and aji peppers, cucumber, avocado, and nori seaweed.
Clasico: thinly sliced white fish sashimi flavoured with yellow chili leche de tigre, choclo, fried candy potato, and cancha.
Have a look at the presentation — seared scallops with parmesan cheese foam, fish roe, leche de tigre, and crispy garlic.
For the principle course we opted for:
Pescado a la Brasa
Grilled boneless entire fish, wrapped in banana leaves, and butter leche de tigre.
And for one of the simplest ways to finish….
Mousse de Chocolate:
Puffed quinoa and cacao, with cocoa and merengues.
As a result of one dessert is rarely sufficient…
A dulce de leche foam, vanilla ice cream, berries, and crispy merengue.
The perfect factor I’ve eaten in a very long time.
The complimentary WiFi labored excellently all through even once I ventured so far as the seaside.
You solely have to log in along with your particulars initially and it routinely connects thereafter.
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OTHER HOTEL FACILITIES
The InterContinental Doha is properly positioned for each enterprise in addition to household travellers.
For the enterprise traveller, there’s a 24-hour enterprise centre.
For the household the video games room, swimming pool, and kids’s playground shall be a lot welcomed.
Different lodge services:
24-hour entrance desk
Foreign money change
ATM machine on website
FREE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICE
There’s a handy shuttle service to/from the lodge to numerous areas throughout town, together with the airport, Souq, and Islamic museum. I made use of this to get to town centre. The instances don’t all the time correspond to while you want it, but it surely’s value checking if the schedules match .
STAFF AND SERVICE
This pleasant lodge supplies a heat Qatari welcome. My flight out of Doha was late at night time. Happily, I used to be given a a lot wanted and appreciated late check-out earlier than catching an Uber to Hammad Worldwide.
The method to check-out did take longer than it ought to — 25 minutes because of the line of visitors in entrance of me. I can’t think about this being the norm although.
Big compliments to the workers. All through my time right here, the workers have been nothing in need of welcoming, skilled, useful, and courteous. From the front-desk workers to the housekeeping, restaurant and PR and advertising and marketing supervisor, all have been desirous to make my keep a pleasing one.
You would test in and by no means want or need to step out of the InterContinental Doha for days regardless of the multitude of things to do in Doha.
With extremely luxurious rooms, luxurious delicacies, the longest personal seaside in Doha, a big outside swimming pool, unmatched hospitality, and loads of recreation choices the InterContinental Doha has simply the proper combine to supply an exquisite keep.
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And an exquisite stopover it was. I shall be again.