I stayed at the Grand Hyatt for two nights on business and was impressed almost everything the hotel had to offer. I arranged airport pickup with the concierge and was told to present at the Hyatt counter at Doha airport. This avoided the throng at the exit and involved being escorted by the very pleasant company rep to the vehicle. 7 staff members greeted me on arrival between the entrance and the reception counter and this repeated each time I returned to the hotel.
Located on the far side of the city from the airport not far from the embassy district, the hotel is beautifully decorated in dark subdued colours with water and light being introduced subtley. The main focus is therefore the view which looks across West Bay Lagoon area. You can see the Pearl development which is a five minute taxi ride away with a restaurant area. The Lagoon mall development is across the road and has had a soft opening already but with only a few tenants so far.
The room was large and all have a decent sized balcony and the best bathroom I have experienced in any hotel. Full sized bath, separate shower with two options for water output (can recommend the bucket flow effect from the overhead plate!), separate toilet area and beautfiul lighting. It was a great design really with two accesses - one near the door and one near the bed. The Nespresso coffee machine was also appreciated.
The bed was so comfortable, the block out curtains so complete and the quietness so pervasive that I slept like a log and did need the wake up call which came on time.
There are several restaurant options. Breakfast is served in the Grill restaurant which specialises outside of breakfast hours in Australian Wagyu steaks. There is also the signature Thai restaurant, Biscotti coffee cafe and a nice lounge bar area which also serves snacks. The foyer area is beautiful and a nice place to just sit if you have the time.
Internet access in rooms is 30 QR an hour or there is a daily rate but the lounge bar and cafe area has free internet access.
I didn't use it but the pool, spa and garden areas looked wonderful and there is a beach area too.
The only downside was the check in and check out process. The first took 30 minutes and the latter 20 minutes. Due to the taxi shortage in Doha, I booked a taxi for two days hence for an airport return at time of check in but when I checked with the concierge on the night before leaving that it had been booked, it had not then I was told there were no taxis left as I had left it too late to book! The only other option was the significantly more expensive hotel limo service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Celebrate unparalleled luxury in Qatar at Grand Hyatt Doha. Our 5-Star hotel in Doha is within convenient reach of Doha International Airport, and steps away from the city’s financial and commercial centre.Being one of the most sought-after hotels in Doha and located on the shoreline of the new West Bay Lagoon district, Grand Hyatt Doha features balconies or terraces in most of its luxury suites and rooms showcasing breath-taking views of the Arabian Gulf.Our 5 star hotel offers extensive meeting and banquet facilities, a full-service business centre, the renowned Jaula Spa, a 400-metre private beach and indoor & outdoor pools.Grand Hyatt Doha features five restaurants and cafes and two lounges; Isaan, the hotel's signature restaurant where authentic Thai cuisine is prepared in a vibrant open plan kitchen; The Grill all-day dining restaurant serves seafood, premium meats and vegetables; Rocca, the poolside restaurant overlooks the ocean and offers a culinary journey to the Mediterranean and nightly entertainment, Majlis a contemporary Arabian style café with private seating for women and an outdoor terrace offering shisha. Al Maha lounge located at the lobby court serves continental breakfast, snacks, coffee, and tea. Dunes bar offers a wine display with wines and spirits from around the world and premium cigars in the walk-in humidor. In a contemporary yet vibrant setting adjacent to the Lobby Lounge, Biscotti is located serving tea and coffee as well as specially prepared smoothies and shakes as well as serving the best homemade cakes, pastries and chocolates in-town. ... more less
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