This review was made  possible thanks to the collaboration of the InterContinental Doha The City 

Doha has many luxury hotels. I wanted to stay at a property that was both modern and well-designed. First of all, I looked at the overall city offering. Then I eliminated the hotels that did not age well. Finally,  I discovered that there were 2 InterContinental properties. The InterContinental Doha The City caught my attention:

Location

InterContinental Doha The City Hotel
InterContinental Doha The City Hotel


The 
InterContinental Doha The City is located in the heart of West Bay, it’s Doha’s modern downtown area. A 25-minute taxi or Uber ride from Hamad International Airport (DOH)  will get you to the property. Expect to pay around Rial 50 (C$18) for a taxi . There are a few malls around the hotel including City Centre Mall and the luxury Gate Mall. Also, you can access the Corniche for a great evening walk.

Check-in

Check-in was swift and efficient. I received a warm welcome, presented my passport and credit card. Then the front desk agent escorted me to the elevator, gave me my keycard and wished me a great stay. Honestly, I could not ask for a more efficient and smooth check-in experience.

Check-in desk - InterContinental Doha The City
Check-in desk

Lobby lounge - InterContinental Doha The City
Lobby lounge

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The Suite

My room was on the 44th floor. The design of the hallway featured a mix of marble, wood and carpet. The decor felt minimalist while providing me with a sense of luxury and intimacy. 

InterContinental Doha The City 44th floor hallway
InterContinental Doha The City 44th floor hallway

Room 4405 - InterContinental Doha The City
Room 4405 – InterContinental Doha The City

Room 4405- InterContinental Doha The City
Room 4405

Suite entrance and hall - InterContinental Doha The City
Suite entrance and hall Suite entrance hallway - InterContinental Doha The City

Suite entrance hallway 

A very warm InterContinental Doha The City welcome
A very warm InterContinental Doha The City welcome

InterContinental Doha The City
Wonderful set of salty entrées and fine pastries

Main desk - InterContinental Doha The City
Suite Main desk

Dining and living room - InterContinental Doha The City
Dining and living room – InterContinental Doha The City

Huge living room can features 3 sofas and can fit 5 adults- InterContinental Doha The City
Living room features 3 sofas that can sit 5 adults – InterContinental Doha The City

TV & drinks dishes cabinet - InterContinental Doha The City
TV & drinks dishes cabinet – InterContinental Doha The City

View of the living room TV set and bedroom - InterContinental Doha The City
View of the living room TV set and bedroom – InterContinental Doha The City

Entrance to the master bathroom - InterContinental Doha The City
Entrance to the master bathroom – InterContinental Doha The City

Master bathroom sink- InterContinental Doha The City
Master bathroom sink- InterContinental Doha The City

Agraria San Francisco bath and body gels and InterContinental Doha The City amenity kits
Agraria San Francisco bath and body gels and InterContinental Doha The City amenity kits

Agraria San Francisco soap - InterContinental Doha The City
Agraria San Francisco soap – InterContinental Doha The City

Toilet and bidet - InterContinental Doha The City
Toilet and bidet – InterContinental Doha The City

The best rain shower I've experienced is at the InterContinental Doha The City
The best rain shower I’ve experienced is at the InterContinental Doha The City

 

Bathtub - InterContinental Doha The City

Bathtub – InterContinental Doha The City

A spacious InterContinental Doha The City bedroom with the best view in town
A spacious InterContinental Doha The City Suite bedroom with the best view in town

A view of reading sofa and King size bed - InterContinental Doha The City
A view of reading sofa and King size bed – InterContinental Doha The City

Bedroom - InterContinental Doha The City
Bedroom – InterContinental Doha The City

A great king size bed - InterContinental Doha The City
A great king size bed

Bedroom view of the second desk and TV - InterContinental Doha The City
Bedroom view of the second desk and TV

The best view of West Bay from the InterContinental Doha The City
The best view of West Bay from the InterContinental Doha The City

Breakfast

Located on the 2nd floor,  The Square restaurant is where breakfast is served. It’s a square-shaped restaurant, which features a  rich multinational buffet. You can choose to mix or have exclusively a French, Arabic, Thai or Indian breakfast. I had an Arabic & Thai breakfast.  The food was very tasty and the staff very attentive.

Breakfast at The Square restaurant - InterContinental Doha The City Hotel
Breakfast at The Square restaurant – InterContinental Doha The City Hotel

Breakfast at The Square restaurant - InterContinental Doha The City Hotel
Breakfast at The Square restaurant

Breakfast at The Square restaurant - InterContinental Doha The City Hotel
Breakfast at The Square restaurant

Breakfast buffet - InterContinental Doha The City
Breakfast buffet

Arabic & Thai style breakfast - InterContinental Doha The City
Arabic & Thai style breakfast

Facilities

The hotel features a beautiful exterior infinite swimming pool on the top floor. The fitness club, lockers and jacuzzi are on the same floor. The swimming pool is quite intimate. It can easily fit families playing with kids and guests who want to swim laps.

InterContinental Doha The City Infinite Pool
InterContinental Doha The City Infinite Pool

InterContinental Doha The City Infinite Pool
Infinite Pool

Verdict

You cannot visit Doha and not stay at this hotel. It’s a full-service luxury property, centrally-located and gives you a lot of value for your money. Even more, InterContinental Hotels always deliver a consistent luxury product wherever you go. I reviewed the InterContinental Warsaw and it delivered.

Doha is a great layover city to discover. If you’re flying on Qatar Airways then your visa is free on arrival. Also, there’s no better property if you are a couple and want to enjoy a  city staycation. Above all, the InterContinental Doha The City will impress and seduce you like it did with me.

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