Expat Life in Qatar

Pool And Beach Access at Grand Hyatt Doha

March 14, 2016

Continuing my quest of trying out all of the resorts here in Doha which offers pool and beach access for a day, I visited the Grand Hyatt Doha next. We had to cancel our original date for a visit though because it rained, quite a rare occurrence in the desert that we live in but it’s been raining quite a lot here for the past few days.

I hate canceling plans and to be very honest with you, I didn’t really mind the rain because I have this weird fascination of swimming in the pool or the beach while it’s raining. I’m a bit weird, I know and living in the desert where rain is quite a miracle made me ache for it even more. What I do mind is the photos that I’m going to take of the resort. If we didn’t reschedule our visit two days later, then I wouldn’t be able to take these gorgeous photos.

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As they say, patience is a virtue and it normally pays off really well too. Grand Hyatt Doha has three outdoor pools with the Rocca restaurant as your food and beverage outlet by the pool and they also have a private beach with its own beach bar. It’s a huge resort! Walking from the pool to the beach actually covered my daily recommended cardio exercise. Of course I’m just kidding but it is definitely quite a long walk. You wouldn’t mind the short exercise though as Grand Hyatt Doha’s grounds is beautiful!

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I’m not a big fan of their beach but that’s my general opinion for all the beaches in the Middle East. I’m from the Philippines, we have millions of beautiful beaches there (I’m probably wrong with the number but you get what I mean) and you can’t really blame me if my idea of a beach does not have a building or a construction site at the horizon which is normally the case here in the Middle East. Grand Hyatt Doha’s beach is no exception to it, buildings and cranes as your view as you sunbathe.

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On the other hand, I did love their pool where we spent the whole day in, I was surprised that there were actually quite a few other people who were there considering it’s a weekday when we went.

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For food, we had lunch at Rocca Restaurant which offers Mediterranean cuisine. My friend and I shared a Rocca pizza and Spaghetti Marinara which were both outstanding. The pizza’s crust was light, thin and crispy with the mozzarella cheese melting on top of it. They didn’t skimp on the seafood mixed with the spaghetti marinara too. We used my Entertainer voucher for lunch and saved QR75 from the total bill.

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At around 3:30pm, just as the sun was slowly setting from behind the hotel, we packed up and called it a day. It’s a beautiful property and we vowed to go back as soon as we get a chance to. You should too if you want to escape the stress of the city for a bit. For more photos, please visit this Flickr Album: Pool and Beach Access at Grand Hyatt Doha. If the photos still can’t convince you to spend a day there, something’s wrong with you then probably this short video might?

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Pool and Beach Access at Grand Hyatt Doha

Grand Hyatt Doha Day Pass

Rate: 

  • Free of charge for all hotel guests, including access to The Gym and its facilities.
  • Access excluding health club access QAR 175 per person per day for weekdays and QAR 275 for weekends.
  • Access to children under 16 years old is for QAR 100 per child per day for the weekdays and QAR 125 for weekends.
  • Access including health club access QAR 250 per person per day for weekdays and QAR 350 per person per day for weekends.
  • Ladies’ day on Mondays and Tuesdays for QAR 125.
  • The Entertainer Qatar is valid for the pool and beach access in Grand Hyatt Doha which means, you only pay for 1 fee for 2 people.
  • Pool and beach can be accessed from 7am until sunset.

Facilities: Three outdoor pools, two children’s pools and 400-meter private beach.

Food and beverage: Rocca Restaurant by the pool serves food and drinks from 11am to 11:30pm. Mediterranean cuisine is served. Seafood Marinara was QR90 while Rocca pizza was QR75. After using my Entertainer voucher, the Rocca pizza wasn’t charged. Approximate total savings for 2016 thru The Entertainer App as of date is QAR437.

Contact Details: +974 4448 1060

Note: Entrance to the pool and beach is through Jaula Spa.

My friend and I were guests at Grand Hyatt during this visit however as always, photos are my own and opinions stated are genuine and in no way influenced. Lunch at Rocca was paid for by ourselves.

This post is a part of the below link-ups.

Monday Escapes; City Tripping; Travel Tuesday; Weekend Wanderlust; Weekend Travel Inspiration; The Weekly Postcard

 

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54 Comments

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  • Reply Patricia April 9, 2016 at 17:23

    It’s cloudy, rainy day here in Los Angeles (also a rarity), and your gorgeous pictures made me suddenly yearn for the sun and the beach (which I probably take for granted). Like you, I’m spoiled with unobstructed views of ocean and sky, but I wouldn’t mind walking their beach for a little while. Still, for pure relaxation, one of those pools would be the spot for me!
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High April 11, 2016 at 07:30

      Can’t complain with the walk, the grounds were a delight to walk around. :p

  • Reply Nell@PigeonPairandMe.com March 22, 2016 at 16:20

    This place looks absolutely blissful! I wouldn’t mind the short walk to the pool – as you said, the surroundings look amazing. And I’ll be once you’re in, you could stay in that water for hours!
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 29, 2016 at 17:46

      It’s gorgeous! I’d walk that path all day long if I have to. :p

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  • Reply Linda Bibb March 22, 2016 at 02:12

    That was a cute video. Not to be negative but I have to agree with you about the view. When I go to the beach I prefer to see endless waves and blue sky all the way to the horizon. Still, the beach looks inviting and the pool even more so. I’d stay there! We enjoy staying at Hyatt hotels and have never been disappointed.
    P.S. – Thanks for sharing this on #TheWeeklyPostcard.
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 22, 2016 at 11:20

      Oh I’m so glad it’s not only me who feels like that about a beach. I thought I was being too picky. :p

  • Reply Packing my Suitcase March 21, 2016 at 16:31

    Ohhhh say no more! Today I woke up missing the sun, pool, beach, whatever warm!
    Your photos are gorgeous and they make me feel like I’m there (only I’m siting on my desk with my feet freezing haha).
    I understand what you mean by the beach in the Middle East. When I was in Dubai I found the beach pretty weird too haha. I’m used to Brazilian beaches 😀
    Happy to have you once again on #MondayEscapes 😀

    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 22, 2016 at 12:59

      Thank goodness I’m not the only one who has this weird beach requirements, I thought I was being a beach snob. :p
      I can imagine the beaches in BRazil being just as beautiful. 🙂

  • Reply Paula McInerney March 21, 2016 at 00:09

    I will put Grand Hyatt on my list, when we stop there in Doha later this year.
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 22, 2016 at 13:02

      Ohhhh you should and you must! It’s a great property! 🙂

  • Reply Elizabeth (Wander Mum) March 20, 2016 at 11:31

    I totally agree with you on the beach view… that’s my big gripe about Dubai…but sometimes you can’t have everything and clearly this is a very luxurious beach and pool area. I can’t believe how few people there are too. You have taken some fantastic photos and the food looks great too. Great day out! Thanks for linking to #citytripping

    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 22, 2016 at 13:05

      We went there during a weekday hence, the empty pool and beach. Haha! Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

  • Reply Elizabeth (Wande March 20, 2016 at 01:27

    I am totally with you on the whole beach view thing…one of my gripes about Dubai is having to stare at a construction sight But, that’s the Middle East and the rest of pool area looks fantastic. There really wasn’t many other people there either. Thanks for linking to #citytripping

  • Reply Rachel@safari254 March 19, 2016 at 15:05

    Beautiful place, stunning images …
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  • Reply Corinne March 19, 2016 at 13:32

    That pool looks so inviting, and the rooms look cool and relaxing as well.

    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 22, 2016 at 13:06

      Thanks for dropping by Corinne. Not very sure with Grand Hyatt’s rooms though as I haven’t seen it yet but I’m pretty sure it’s going to be just as fabulous. :p

  • Reply Shahida March 17, 2016 at 23:22

    Wow this place looks so peaceful. Thanks for sharing

  • Reply Cathy (MummyTravels) March 17, 2016 at 19:02

    I love these posts – so tempting, I do wish there were hotels here I could pop into for a day and a lounge round the pool. Especially when they’re quite so lovely. Thanks for linking up with #citytripping
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 18, 2016 at 13:03

      Maybe there are, I actually didn’t realize it here that they do until someone mentioned it to me. :p

  • Reply Diana Elle March 17, 2016 at 13:52

    I love your pool & beach access posts, I hope I get to do that one day!
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  • Reply Janna March 17, 2016 at 06:44

    One of my favorite activities – lounging poolside! 😀 Love the photos and I love the layout of the pool. Btw, I love Hyatt. I frequently book with them and I’m never disappointed!

    • Reply Janna March 17, 2016 at 06:49

      Send the first comment prematurely and uh I just noticed I said love 3x lol. But it’s true because, what’s not to love? 😀 But I do agree with what you said that the beach area is a bit of a let down especially coming from a place where there are thousands or rather millions of beautiful beaches hehe

      • Reply Pinay Flying High March 18, 2016 at 13:05

        Beach should have an endless view of the sea or a view of another island, there should be trees all around you as well where you can seek shade if it gets hotter during the day. At least that’s the kind of beach I was accustomed to. :p

  • Reply Crazy Travelista March 16, 2016 at 14:22

    Awesome pics! It’s amazing you got the whole place to yourself. You look so relaxed with that book! I agree with the beach thing, not so peaceful with all the buildings around, it seems man made! But that pool looks incredible! 🙂

    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 16, 2016 at 16:49

      It does look like we got the whole place to ourselves even if there were some people around. I guess I’m good at timing the photos when nobody’s around. :p
      That’s my friend by the way with the book, she’s my model for this post. Lol.

  • Reply Georgia March 16, 2016 at 13:58

    Beautiful photos and I love your head scarf. Looks like a very relaxing holiday, I might need to stay in a hotel instead of the airport on my next Doha stopover!
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 16, 2016 at 16:51

      It’s my friend with the head scarf, she’s my model – I’m the one taking photos and videos. So unfair! Lol.
      Yeah, you should definitely try out one of the many hotels here in Doha on your next stopover.

  • Reply Christy Swagerty (whatupswags) March 16, 2016 at 12:33

    I LOVE pool days. I feel like your idea of going around to all the accessible hotels in Doha could be applied in many locations – very inspiring! I agree, beaches should be a little more wild and little less city. Thanks for linking up with Travel Tuesday!
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 16, 2016 at 16:52

      Yes, it could be done everywhere! Pool and beach hopping feature would be fun! :p

  • Reply Tami March 16, 2016 at 09:31

    Looking gorgeous as ever! I remember shooting there for work a couple of months ago. Still can’t get over how beautiful everything is, especially the arches!
    Will try in a few weeks!! You’ve inspired me to actually get a pool/beach access pass lol.
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  • Reply marie March 15, 2016 at 17:09

    Looks very ‘Hyatt’! Which is your top recommendation for a ‘stop over’ hotel in DOHA?

    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 16, 2016 at 08:27

      Oh my! There are so many luxury hotels here that I don’t even know where to begin. If you’re looking for top luxury I think best bet would be Marsa MAlaz Kempinski, that property always impresses me. :p

  • Reply Rhonda Albom March 15, 2016 at 13:30

    Looks like a lovely place and very cool that they allow day visitors.
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 16, 2016 at 08:29

      Most of the resorts here allow day visits which is good, kinda like a staycation without the commitment of overnight stay. :p

  • Reply Brenda March 15, 2016 at 05:24

    Beautiful! I don’t know if its only your pics but I can get the vibe that it is very relaxing. Im from Puerto Rico, so, my reference of hotels with pools is that even in low season, they are packed (it happens here and in Dominican Republic). I am also the kind of person who likes beaches without buildings around. Too bad having buildings around is becoming more popular these days!

    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 15, 2016 at 07:49

      Hahaha! I’ve been to Dominican Republic and yes, I do get what you mean about the crowded pools. I didn’t realize it though until you mentioned it. Lol. Well here in the Middle East it’s kind of like the norm, the beach and then buildings in the horizon. Not my cup of tea really. :p

  • Reply Hannah Logan March 14, 2016 at 20:12

    I don’t think I would leave that pool! BEAUTIFUL!

  • Reply Ivy March 14, 2016 at 19:50

    That must’ve been a sweet to have the beautiful facilities all to yourself! (assuming there was no one else around from the pictures but I could be wrong :P) Question- how hot does it get in Doha? I’m wondering if your headwear is protection from the sun or a fashion accessory (or both!)? I’ve never been to the Middle East but I’d imagine it to be pretty damn hot!

    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 15, 2016 at 07:52

      Ohhh it gets really hot here. In the summer it could go upto 45C which is about 113F. My friend’s wearing the scarf though because she doesn’t want her hair to get wet. It’s not yet the peak of summer here, I think we’ll have about a month of a good weather still. Hopefully. :p

  • Reply Sarah March 14, 2016 at 18:56

    I love swimming in pools when it’s raining too! Thanks for breaking down the day pass. Sounds enticing.
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 16, 2016 at 17:24

      Oh I thought I was the only weird one who loves to swim while it’s raining. Lol

  • Reply Tania Mukherjee March 14, 2016 at 18:17

    I would return to this article when I visit Doha! Fantastic photos! Making me jelly… 🙂

  • Reply Tanar March 14, 2016 at 17:07

    Wow I am currently wishing I was in Doha! This pool is gorgeous! Good thinking on returning for a sunnier day, it definitely made the pictures pop!

    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 15, 2016 at 07:55

      “Wow I am currently wishing I was in Doha!” Well that’s something I heard for the very first time. Lol.
      Yeah, the sun made the photos better. I’m so glad we rescheduled it.

  • Reply Gabby March 14, 2016 at 13:47

    SUCH high quality pictures! Very clean and attractive layout of your website. As for the post of course I would love to go Doha and stay at such a beautiful hotel! It looks like such an experience 🙂 Awesome post!

    • Reply Pinay Flying High March 14, 2016 at 14:10

      Thank you Gabby! You should definitely discover this part of the world and if you do, please let me know. Would be more than happy to show you around. 🙂

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