Review: Grand Hyatt Doha

Elizabeth and I’s flight from Budapest landed in Doha at about 5:00 pm local time. We had booked a two night stay at the Grand Hyatt Doha in preparation for our flight home in Qatar Airways’ new Qsuites. Elizabeth and I grabbed a taxi at the airport and enjoyed the 45 minute ride through downtown Doha.

As we entered the Grand Hyatt Doha we were greeted by a sleek fountain and a large chandelier. The check-in desk was located to the right of the fountain and there were some stairs and an elevator to the left.

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Elizabeth and I made our way to the check-in desk and were greeted by a nice young gentleman (I wish I could remember his name). He did a fantastic job of explaining the hotel and all of the amenities located on the property.

After the check-in process was complete, we walked down the hall and into the main part of the lobby. Let’s just say the Grand Hyatt Doha sure knows how to make an entrance. The hotel’s lobby had extremely high ceilings with two long chandeliers in each corner and a grand staircase down the middle. The last time I saw a hotel lobby with this kind of “wow” factor was at the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi.

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When Elizabeth and I finally finished gawking at the lobby we made our way back to the elevators and up to room 503 on the fifth floor. Thanks to our good friend and Hyatt employee, Terry, we were assigned a King Bed Seaview Room with Club Lounge access.

The entryway to the room housed the closet with the mini-bar and a full length mirror.

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The bathroom was located immediately to the right and was extremely large compared to most standard hotel rooms. It consisted of a separate water closet with a toilet and a bidet, a walk-in shower, full size bathtub, single sink and Grand Hyatt branded amenities. The Grand Hyatt amenities were perfectly fine, but I wish they’d get some amenities with a little bit of name brand recognition.

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The main part of the room had a king size bed, a chair, ottoman, desk and a television. The room was perfectly comfortable for our two night stay and I got some great sleep on that bed each night. Like I’ve said before, there’s nothing better than crisp, clean, white hotel sheets.

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Waiting for us on the desk was a nice welcome amenity with some red wine, fruit, nuts and dates.

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Our room also had a small balcony with a couple of chairs. We had a fantastic view of the hotel gardens below and the new Pearl development across the lagoon.

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As part of our room package Elizabeth and I had access to the Grand Club Lounge on the fifth floor. The lounge was open daily from 6:00 am - Midnight and served continental breakfast each morning from 6:00 am - 11:00 am, and beverages and canapés from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. The Lounge had a variety of dining tables, a lounge area with some couches and a small bar area with a high table.

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Elizabeth did enjoy drinks and canapés each night, but it was so crowded I decided to pass on the photos. I was able to get pictures of the continental breakfast though. Each morning they served a variety of pastries, fruit, a selection of cold cuts, vegetables, cheese and made to order eggs, Ful Madames and oatmeal.

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The breakfast selection wasn’t as expansive as I’ve seen at some other Hyatt properties, but it was delicious and the made to order omelettes were some of the best I’ve had. If you don’t have access to the Grand Club Lounge during your stay, the Grand Hyatt Doha also has four full-service restaurants, a bar and a coffee shop on the property.

The Grand Hyatt’s other amenities included of a spa, indoor swimming pool and a commercial size gym.

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Outside the hotel were two more pools and a beach area on the lagoon.

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All-In-All

I was EXTREMELY impressed by the Grand Hyatt Doha. The property itself is immaculate, the service was great and our room was perfect. I’ve stayed at some great hotels, but this is going to go up there as one of the best.

What do you think of the Grand Hyatt Doha? Would you stay there?