Crowne Plaza Business Park, Doha

On my last stay in Doha I needed a hotel close to the airport. The Hyatt is a 30-45 minute drive away from the new airport. I solved this dilemma by booking the Crowne Plaza which is close to the old airport, and so about 15 minutes from the new airport.

And I was so pleased I did.

I had arranged a car from the hotel as their shuttles were infrequent late at night. The driver was a little hard to find, but once located we had a short walk to where he had parked the car and then were off to the hotel.

Located in an office building, the Crowne Plaza is pretty new.

The lobby is bright and airy

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The charming check-in agent, noted my Platinum status and advised that they had upgraded me to a suite. (Of course this always happens when I have only a few hours of sleep. In fact the hotel had called me earlier in the day as they were sold out; I suspect they were full and looked for upgraders).

I took the lift to the third floor

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The door opened on to the living area:

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The bedroom opened from the joining door with the bedroom to the left, and the bathroom to the right:

The rooms featured the signature Crowne Plaza red in lots of aspects as you can see. There was a wide of TV channels, including several from the BBC.

The bed was really comfortable, the surroundings quiet and the alarm call on time. View from the window next morning:

My rate included 5,000 bonus points and breakfast and so I popped down when the restaurant opened at 6am. What a spread. To be fair, had I paid it would have been 20% of my room rate!

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The food was varied and fresh, and as it was buffet you can have as much as you liked.

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I popped back to the room, and checked out. A few minutes later I was back at the airport for my next flight, back to Cairo.

Summary
A great stay at a property well placed for the airport. A super room, and worth paying for breakfast in your room rate as it’s expensive otherwise.

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