I spent a month and two days - with a few interruptions - at the CP. these are the notes I collected during that time, having stayed at a residence apartment for a month and two additional nights at a Diplomatic Suite. The below applies to the residence apartment.
Cutlery should not be kept loose in drawer;
Kitchenette does not provide for any storage space for food other than fridge;
Second mini (drawer) dishwasher unnecessary;
Basics like salt & pepper mills,oil and vinegar should be provided;
Bedroom is cramped and overloaded with regular room's outfitting like counter, cooler, etc; a simple desk would suffice;
Couch and couch table are overloading the bedroom, a single seat would be enough.
Omelette station is understaffed and the bottleneck in the morning. At the same time people waiting for omelets block the access to the four hot plates.
Refills of e.g. cheese or ham plates, cups, glasses, is very slow; empty plates are unattractive to look at and give the buffet a raided impression
Room service: immaculate - sensational steak.
Hotel cleanliness, laundry service, house keeping, pool and gym facilities: very good, sun beds very comfortable, pool well temperatured, pleasant music, courteous staff.
In general, most of the staff seemed well trained except concierge and business center attendants.
Laundry pick up at times unreliable, one time delivery guy asked for cash payment for ironed shirts although room number was indicated on delivery note.
Unexplained start and stop of exhaust ventilation during afternoons and evening hours
Foul smell out of drainage in bathroom.
Short term stay guests should also be offered parking cards, would make delivery and collection of car a lot easier instead of using valet service at any all times.
Next to the typical buffet restaurant where breakfast is served, the hotel has a Brazilian style restaurant called Rodizio. It serves the classic Brazilian all you can eat BBQ which comes with salad bar, plenty of choice of meat, and desert. Choice of wine is very nice too, good place to eat savory meat till you drop :)
The suite itself came with club lounge access and was more than generously sized. Couldn't make much use of it due to work absences but still a good place to come back to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A modern hotel for business and relaxation in Qatar's dynamic capital city. The iconic Event Centre, a futuristic sphere of glass and steel, announces your arrival to Crowne Plaza(R) Doha - The Business Park and sets the tone for a contemporary stay. With it's 378 stylish rooms and suites, the 5-star hotel places you in the heart of one of Doha's key business districts, close to major banks and firms. It is just a 15-minute drive by car or complimentary shuttle from Doha's Hamad International Airport. When business is done, wind down at one of six restaurants and bars: Aramede - an Arabic - Mediterranean all day dining theatre, Rodizio - fine Churrascaria dining, Misturado - a Brazilian bar, Savor - an elegant lounge, Liquidity - a lively rooftop pool bar and relax in privacy at the Executive Lounge. From a 24-hour Business Center to a Spa and Fitness Center, our flexible amenities are designed to keep you feeling creative and energized. Just around the corner is the Corniche, great for evening or morning walks, and for more cultural experience, visit the renowned Souq Waqif or The Museum of Islamic Art. For a long term stay at Crowne Plaza(R) Doha - The Business Park, we also have superbly appointed residences featuring one or two bedroom apartment style suites, with the convenience and service of a five star hotel. ... more less
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