Amidst the hectic month that December was for me, Intercontinental Doha The City came upto me with a staycation idea to get away from the pressures of all the daunting tasks, and deadlines that were looming over me before I travelled. I accepted it right away without even thinking that this would mean more deadlines to meet. 😀 The idea of a staycation didn’t sound bad at all. I have been aiming to cover all kinds of Halal based experiences you can have while in Qatar, and when abroad through this little blog of mine. I have been kind of clear with that when most brands approach me to work with them or so, and I always look forward to see how much of attention is paid into such details. I can gladly say Intercontinental Doha The City passed.
Check-in to The Suite
We were staying there on a weekday, and not on a weekend. Mr. M came back from work, and we left for the Hotel. It was around 3 pm when we reached the hotel. We were welcomed in, and checked in within no time. We were staying at the Executive Suite, had an ambassador check-in, and were taken along with our bags to our rooms without any delay. The suite was quite spacious, and sunlight flooded into the room. The windows were from one edge to the other, and from the ceiling to the floor – in other words, one side of the room was completely windowed.
The most astonishing part of it all was even though we were in the midst of all the buzz of the city right in West Bay, you couldn’t feel it or hear anything at all. It was surprisingly quiet!
Our suite consisted of a living area with an attached toilet, concise desk space, a bedroom, with an attached bath.
The bath room was quite spacious with an elaborately spacious wash basin, a most comfortable bath tub, separately covered walk in showers, and toilet. The bath tub had a magnificent view just like the bedroom, and living room.
There was also a prayer mat, and Quran placed in one of the drawers on the bedside table. For those looking to work from a different place with all the needed amenities, this hotel is a convenient one.
I was absolutely in love with the view. I could stare at it all day, and I thought the day view was amazing. The night view was something I wasn’t prepared for. It was beautiful at night too.
While I am talking about the view, I want to make sure I mention the pool area. Although it isn’t separate for ladies, and gents, I went upstairs to have a sneak of the area. Being a workday, there weren’t really any men in the vicinity at all. The view, and the pool area was just brilliant. Since, it wasn’t completely covered, it allowed the breeze to come in. With the right amount of sunshine to keep myself warm, and the cool breeze, I didn’t want to leave the pool at all, and ended up staying there for hours.
Dining during the Staycation
We were welcomed to our staycation by a healthy fruit platter which was placed into our room a little after we checked in. We were booked into have Afternoon Tea at The Lobby Lounge. The Afternoon Teas are always changing based on the month’s theme. I have had their regular afternoon tea before. This time it was holiday themed. It’s a fairly good one from what is 95 QAR.
We had dinner as room service. The interesting part of their menu was in-addition to their regular in-room dining menu, they also offered specialties from their two restaurants – Hwang & Prime.
We had breakfast at The Square next morning. From our experience, we thought the breakfast buffet layout was a bit confusing, and we couldn’t find where all the dishes were kept. So, I walked around the whole restaurant , all corners just to make sure we knew where everything was placed. It would have been even better if there was someone at the restaurant welcoming us, and just guiding us in words, or walking through the restaurant to familiarize guests with the layouts especially if they are first timers. The choice of food was excellent, and we had a sumptuous breakfast in the end. Food is all about being able to enjoy, Isn’t it?
That was all about my stay at the Intercontinental Doha The City – a short, and quick one. I have written a lot on it though already. Have you been there yet? Are you thinking of a staycation?
Also, my room number was 4415 just in case you would like to stay with the same view.
Disclaimer: Kay and Mr. M was a guest of the Hotel. However, all opinions written here are our own.