Once upon a time, there was a girl who looked for the most incredible luxury she could find. She decided that if there was a Four Seasons in any city in the world, she would try and stay there before looking anywhere else.

Photostory – review follows the gallery.

Four Seasons

  • Accommodation Style: Five-star Resort and Spa
  • Rooms: 175 standard rooms of 44 sq meters and 57 suites ranging from 72 to over 480 sq meters.
  • Price: From 1050AED ($290US) for a superior room in low season.
  • Facilities: Pool, incredible spa, water sports, kids club (in a tower on the beach!), hot tubs, tennis, gym, babysitting, several restaurants and bars, AC, Wifi, licenced, meeting and events capabilities, car transfers and plenty of tour options.
  • Activities: City tours, Museum of Islamic art, super souk, beach, desert trip (Khor Al-Adaid), fishing, sunset boat trips, golf, shopping, eat. (more on Doha here and on Four Seasons’ Family Blog here)
  • Languages: Minimum English and Arabic, but also often staff available who speak Russian, German, Italian, French, Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Perfect for: Families with young children, single traveller on business
  • Also not bad for: Families with older children, younger couples, girls on a shopping trip.
  • Pros: Luxury is rampant, and it’s fairly inexpensive for a Four Seasons Hotel. They look after kids beautifully, with monogrammed t-shirts and activity packs on arrival (email or call to pre-arrange this). Nice quiet stretch of beach. Lovely restaurant in Nusantao, and excellent breakfast. They really know how to do tea. Gorgeous hotel cars (BMW 7-series with wifi)
  • Cons: Kids’ club a little sleepy (would like to see more organized activities for the 5-10s), Italian restaurant a little pricey, not much within walking distance of the hotel (although it’s only a 5-minute drive)
  • Location: Tip of the corniche, just to the north of the city center (map)
  • Nearest Airport: Doha Airport (15 minutes drive)
  • Bookings: Via websitePhone: +974 4494 8888. Can often also be booked through hotelium at great discounts

Rating: 9/10*

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Notes:

*A guide to ratings: These take into account the price, quality, service and the facilities, and in effect are a value rating.

  • 0-2/10 = exceptionally overpriced. Avoid at all costs, even if it means travelling to stay elsewhere overnight.
  • 3-5/10 = overpriced in respect to quality. Don’t stay unless there are no other options.
  • 6-7/10 = reasonable value. Check other options in the area just in case, but not a bad choice over-all.
  • 8-9/10= worth seeking out. Great value in respect to the offer, one of if not the best option in the area.
  • 10/10= super place. Stop what you’re doing, book a plane ticket and go there now.

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