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Pool and Beach Access at Four Seasons Doha

March 23, 2016
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You can spend so much money to stay in a resort but all the aesthetic beauty of it is nothing if great service isn’t provided at the same time, right? Four Seasons Doha knows this and they make sure that the amount you pay is worth all its value and exceeds your expectations with its grandiose beauty and service. I’ve been to quite a few resorts now in Doha to try out their pool and beach access for a day and I have to say, Four Seasons Doha has gone over and beyond of what I have expected it to be.

We were lucky enough to be given a preview of this day pass feature which Four Seasons Doha will roll out starting 27th March 2016. Priced at QR375 per person, it is by far the most expensive day pass rate I’ve encountered here in Doha but I say this without being biased – I’d be willing to pay that amount as it’s worth every penny. Read on to see what this rate includes.

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Among all the resorts and hotels we’ve visited for a pool and beach access – Four Seasons Doha really stood out. I should probably stop featuring any other properties after this because I’m pretty sure they have set quite a high standard which is now going to be my benchmark when trying out other properties in Doha.

“Do you want me to prepare a day bed for you?” I was asked by a very friendly Four Seasons Doha staff as soon as I walked in their main pool area. “Yes please”, I replied back. He then proceeded to cover a day bed with one beach towel and another towel was carefully tucked at the end . An extra towel was folded, rolled and then placed at the head of the day bed which served as a pillow to rest our neck as we laze by the pool. We’ve never had anyone prepare a day bed for us in other properties in fact, the only service we’ve received from the other properties was us being given a towel.

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We were already quite pleased by that service alone however, it didn’t end there. For the whole day we were spoilt by the professional and friendly service of the staff.  A huge cooler was given to us with 8 bottles of cold water inside. We were also given two options for sunscreen with differing SPF protection, depending on our needs. A food and drink menu was left on our side table with a button which we can press if we need to order, cancel an order or the bill. It’s Four Seasons being its fabulous self.

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The pool area was gorgeous, perfectly designed to make you feel like you’ve been transported to a tropical island with its palm trees, mini falls and the grotto-style design. They have so many pools, 5 to be exact, that even though there were quite a few people enjoying the pool with us, it didn’t feel crowded at all. In fact, I didn’t even feel like there were other people with us.

Four Seasons Doha’s beach was good however, I’ve mentioned before that I’m not really a big fan of beaches in the Middle East. Although the long stretch of sand was beautiful, I still wasn’t impressed – that’s the Filipino in me talking who grew up knowing only one kind of beach – white sand beaches with crystal clear blue waters, a wall of trees and an endless view of the sea. So don’t get me wrong, I’m just really very hard to please when it comes to rating a beach. :p

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We spent the whole day by the pool enjoying its refreshing cool water which was such a relief for us as it was quite hot the day we visited Four Seasons Doha. (Summer in Doha is coming! Brace yourselves!) At noon, we went to their beachside restaurant – Pool Grill for lunch. The QR375 per person as a day pass rate includes a non-refundable credit of QR200 per person towards your food and drink at Pool Grill.

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We shared breaded calamari and club sandwich. The breaded calamari came in skewers which I found odd at first but loved it after first bite. Their club sandwich was a big portion with pan-fried egg, chicken breast, beef bacon and sliced tomatoes. Good thing we decided to share it.

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After a very filling lunch, we spent the rest of the day sleeping by the pool enjoying the sunshine or what’s left of it. At some point, we had to transfer to a different lounge chair where we could still catch some sun. We brought our own towel and as we laid on a badly prepared lounge beds, a staff came to fix it for us. He was, I think, quite annoyed by the fact that we did it ourselves and we didn’t call him to do it for us right away. Lol.

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As the sun was slowly setting behind one of the towers of the hotel, another staff came and offered to clean our sunglasses for us. If I had known that they do this kind of service here, I probably would’ve brought all my dirty sunglasses with me. :p

And just like all the great service we’ve received for the entire duration of our stay wasn’t enough, fresh fruit salad was given to us right before we left. It’s these little things which made such a tremendous difference from all the other pool and beach access we’ve tried here in Doha. It may be the most expensive pool and beach access rate but Four Seasons Doha made sure that it’s absolutely worth every hard-earned penny you’re going to spend.

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I still have a few other resorts/hotels to visit here in Doha to finalize my pool and beach access feature but after a visit at Four Seasons Doha, I probably should just end it here. They have totally ruined it for the other properties now and I don’t think I’ll ever be pleased if I don’t get the same service as what I’ve received here.

A gorgeous pool and fantastic service in a 5 star setting, Four Seasons Doha is definitely at the top of my list.

For more photos, visit my Flickr page: Pool and beach access at Four Seasons Doha and here’s a short video to make you want to try it out even more.

Pool and beach access at Four Seasons Doha from Pinay Flying High on Vimeo.

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Four Seasons Doha Day Pass

starting 27th March 2016

Rate:
QR375 per adult which includes QR200 food and beverage credits at Pool Grill Restaurant.
QR175 per child, age: 3-12 years
Kids below 3 years is free of charge.
Four Seasons Doha’s pool and beach day pass access is available from Sunday to Thursday, 7am to 5pm.
Weekends are reserved for hotel guests.

Facilities: 5 outdoor swimming pools including kid’s pool, pool and beach service, private beach, beachfront cabanas, jacuzzi and changing rooms

Food and beverage: Pool Grill Restaurant serves international cuisine overlooking the private beach of Four Seasons Doha.

Contact details: +974 4494 8888

My friend and I were guests at Four Seasons Doha during this visit however as always, photos are my own and opinions stated are genuine and in no way influenced.


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  • Reply Wandermust mummy November 11, 2016 at 07:53

    Hi I’m doing a round up of great middle eastern hotels 2016. Wondered if you would be interested in joining. If so send me an email at wandermustfamily at wandermustfamily.com and I’ll give you the dets

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  • Reply Packing my Suitcase April 8, 2016 at 14:52

    I love your ides of visiting the hotels in Doha!! I don’t even have a doubt that the Four Seasons is amazing, I can tell by the excitement in your words. I even felt like I was there. What a great idea this with the day bed! I’d love that 😀
    I’m curious to see how your next reviews are going to be!!

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    • Reply Pinay Flying High April 11, 2016 at 07:33

      I had to stop my pool and beach day pass access series, I didn’t realize how much it would take for me to edit the photos and videos. Lol. I’ll probably start it next month again. :p

  • Reply Bumble Bee Mum April 5, 2016 at 07:00

    This is super awesome!! It’s not that expensive considering the day pass includes dining credit I think? I don’t wear sunglasses but… You reckon they would help to clean all my kids’ dirty toys? #CityTripping
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High April 11, 2016 at 07:58

      Hahahaha! Dirty toys? I’d say that’s pushing a lot. Lol.

  • Reply Elizabeth (Wander Mum) April 4, 2016 at 13:30

    Sounds incredible Kat! I love all those little touches. Many of the five star hotels I have stayed at in Dubai give great service like you experienced so it is only right you get the same treatment as the residents! Good that some of the lunch was included in the price… looks delicious! I am seriously jealous of this series and the Four Seasons sounds just perfect. I really want to be there now!! Thanks for linking to #citytripping

    • Reply Pinay Flying High April 4, 2016 at 14:35

      Thank you Elizabeth! 🙂 Yes, I’m also having a great time doing this series! :p

  • Reply Sally from Passport & Plates April 1, 2016 at 22:47

    Great review and whoa this looks seriously amazing! I have family that lives in Doha and they always talk about how bad the weather can get, so that pool access is a must! Sounds like it’s worth checking out 🙂

  • Reply Laia April 1, 2016 at 22:06

    Great review! Four Seasons Doha surely looks gorgeous.
    I’ve never been in a resort like this (in any resort, actually), I keep dreaming 🙂
    I’m not sure if I’d feel comfortable with so much service (even sunglasses cleaning!) since I’ve never experienced it, but I’d certainly like to try all the swimming pools and go to the beachside restaurant 🙂
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  • Reply Christy Swagerty (whatupswags) April 1, 2016 at 18:30

    DANG, this is definitely the most impressive pool access you’ve had so far! It’s like you guys were VIP or something! Thanks for sharing with us!
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High April 3, 2016 at 17:35

      Hahahaha! I love your comment! Say it as it is! Lol. They treated everyone like a VIP so unfortunately (or fortunately) it wasn’t exclusive to us. :p

  • Reply Amy March 30, 2016 at 12:14

    Wow I would love to stay here! Maybe someday 🙂

  • Reply Nell@PigeonPairandMe.com March 29, 2016 at 22:49

    Wow – incredible. I have to say that I’d probably be very impressed by the beach. I’m sure your home beaches are the best in the world, but compared with the UK this looks dreamy! Incredible service by the sounds of it, too.
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 30, 2016 at 09:48

      I’m such a diva when it comes to beaches – it has to have a tropical feel to it before I can appreciate it. :p
      Thanks for dropping by. xx

  • Reply Sarah Christie March 29, 2016 at 22:03

    Wow this looks breathtaking, I love the pool and the grounds of a location has a huge bearing on whether I book a hotel/resort or not and this looks just stunning x
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 30, 2016 at 09:49

      Me too! Specially if I’m going to stay in the property most days of my holiday, I always consider their grounds before booking. :p
      Thanks for dropping by. xx

  • Reply Tyra The BarrisTourista March 29, 2016 at 20:01

    This is absolutely stunning! I have never seen a pool like this. I will definitely be looking this up when I makenit to Qatar!

    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 30, 2016 at 09:51

      It’s a beautiful property, definitely one of the MUST stays in this country. 🙂
      Thanks for dropping by. xx

  • Reply Cathy (MummyTravels) March 29, 2016 at 19:10

    What an experience – I love that they’ll even clean your sunglasses for you. Looks absolutely blissful – I think someone would have had to carry me out kicking and screaming… Thanks for linking up to #citytripping
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 30, 2016 at 09:51

      Hahahaha. That’s how I felt like when we were about to go home – throw a tantrum! Lol.
      Thanks for dropping by. xx

  • Reply Jennifer March 29, 2016 at 16:40

    The Four Seasons looks amazing! Doha is now on my bucket list!
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 29, 2016 at 17:30

      Thanks for dropping by Jennifer, you should definitely see this side of the world. 🙂

  • Reply Sandy March 29, 2016 at 16:40

    This is splendid and glad you had a great time. The resort, the photos are very enticing! 🙂
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 29, 2016 at 17:31

      Thank you for dropping by Sandy, it was definitely a fabulous property! 🙂

  • Reply Kelly Ella Maz March 29, 2016 at 15:28

    This hotel looks amazing! Great review!

  • Reply Jo March 29, 2016 at 11:51

    I just converted so its around $100 – Not bad, I would say. The place looks spectacular and I bet it was worth every penny. The pool looks so inviting – I can see myself chilling by it all day.

    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 29, 2016 at 17:32

      It’s a bit pricey, no doubt about that – it’s actually the most expensive pool and beach access here in Doha but you’re absolutely right as it’s worth every penny. 🙂

  • Reply roni clark March 29, 2016 at 09:30

    I’ve never been to Doha but seeing this makes me want to hop on a plane and go!

    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 29, 2016 at 17:33

      Hahaha! You should definitely try and visit this side of the world Roni. 🙂

  • Reply Cathy Ries March 29, 2016 at 08:32

    That’s pretty cool! Next time you should stay overnight and let us know how the rooms are! 🙂

  • Reply Hung Thai March 29, 2016 at 07:34

    You’re constantly making me jealous with these posts – still sporadically rainy over here in Seattle – could use the sun and relaxation right now.
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 29, 2016 at 17:35

      Well summer is almost here so I will have to stop this series soon. Summer here is dreadful! :p

  • Reply Ruth - Tanama Tales March 27, 2016 at 07:21

    I am loving the idea of a hotel day pass more and more. I think I am going to consider that during particular hot weeks (I do not have air conditioning). Everything looks beautiful in this resort. Lucky you for visiting such gorgeous places ;0)
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 29, 2016 at 17:36

      It’s definitely something different and a luxury I think, to spend a day in a hotel/resort without the commitment of an overnight stay. :p

  • Reply Lyndall @ SeizeThe Day Project March 26, 2016 at 23:04

    Wow – such an awesome place to visit, even if it’s just for the day! 🙂

  • Reply Elaine Masters March 26, 2016 at 21:56

    Wow. What a first class resort and that treatment! I’d love to experience it on my upcoming trip to the Philippines but sadly won’t be in the region. Savored every picture.

    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 29, 2016 at 17:37

      Thank you Elaine, whereabouts are you headed in the Philippines?

  • Reply Arzo Travels March 26, 2016 at 19:43

    This indeed looks awesome <3 I cannot believe I have left the Middle East now because I have also discovered that you can spoil yourself very well with such beach and pool access (if you cannot or do not want to pay that much for just one night). Really lovely pictures <3
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 29, 2016 at 17:38

      Thank you luv. I’m not quite sure if it’s only in the Middle East where hotels give a day pass access but it sure would be great if every hotel around the world does it. :p

  • Reply Aditi Shukla March 25, 2016 at 07:28

    Love the post!! amazing in every way 🙂
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  • Reply ZEKE March 24, 2016 at 13:01

    great blog!

  • Reply Photo cache March 23, 2016 at 21:44

    Awesome shots. I have never been to a Four Seasons.

  • Reply Nada March 23, 2016 at 21:12

    Very cool video and great soundtrack choice! I liked how the video was edited in a way that made the length of the shots just right. It was interesting to watch until the end!
    I laughed so hard when I read this: ” If I had known that they do this kind of service here, I probably would’ve brought all my dirty sunglasses with me. :p”
    I miss you and I miss your sense of humour! looking forward to seeing you soon! XXX

    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 29, 2016 at 17:40

      Thanks Nada! I’m still feeling bad that I didn’t bring all my sunglasses with me maybe when you’re here, I will! 🙂 See you soon! xx

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