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Pool And Beach Access at Sharq Village and Spa

April 4, 2016

If I can only use one word to describe the pool of Sharq Village and Spa, I’d say it’s CLASSY. The stylish and sophisticated design of their main pool fulfills its 5 star rating as a luxury resort. Don’t get me wrong though, it may be classy but definitely not a snob – the impeccable hospitality in terms of service from their staff who’d go out of their way to make you feel comfortable during your stay wouldn’t make you feel intimidated by its surroundings. Its definitely the classiest and at the same time most relaxed pool and beach experience I’ve ever had so far for this Doha’s pool and beach access series.

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Sharq Village and Spa defies the common notion of hotels near the airport. To start of, it’s most definitely not an airport hotel. You can’t possibly stay in this property for a night as a stopover as you simply have to spend at least 3 full days in it. It’s a destination on its own and I’m pretty sure, should be on the list of must-see places in Doha.

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I arrived on a Sunday morning, first day of the week in this region. Considering that it was a weekday, I was quite surprised to find a few other people enjoying the pool of Sharq Village and Spa. It didn’t feel crowded though as most of the families stayed by the free-form pool with the kiddie pool in it.

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It’s beautifully designed with its grotto-style falls on one side, a swim-up pool bar on the other and a jacuzzi in a white dome separate from the main pool. Made me feel like I was on a real holiday even though my house is just a few minutes away from this oasis.

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The beach on the other hand wasn’t up to my liking however as I’ve mentioned over and over again, that’s my general opinion of the beaches here in the Middle East. I’m not a big fan of a beach with buildings as my view. Nothing is comparable to the beaches that we have in the Philippines which offers an endless sea as your view or probably another island.

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I stayed mostly by their main pool, dotted with palm trees around it with the majestic backdrop of the hotel itself – it made me feel like I was in a palace of a Sheikh. One can’t help but indulge in the sheer elegance of this pool and because most of the people were in the free-form pool, I practically had this one to myself.

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The only thing I didn’t like about this experience was the water was too cold which was not at all refreshing. My jaw would clench every time I enter the pool and I needed to immediately move around so as to even out my body’s temperature to the water’s – if that even makes sense.

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The staff would go around from time to time offering each pool guests either a freshly squeezed juice or a refreshing Evian facial spray. I also love how the staff would check on me from time to time to ask if everything’s alright or if I need something. They do it in a non-intrusive and non-annoying way.

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For lunch, I had a club sandwich which was delivered to my lounge chair from their Al Seef Snack Bar. I stayed a couple of hours more after the filling lunch before I left Sharq Village and Spa with a heavy heart. I truly enjoyed my short but very relaxing stay here. Hopefully next time though, the water won’t be ice-cold. 🙂 Highly recommended to anyone who’d like to receive a royal treatment during their pool day.

For more photos, please visit my Flickr album: Sharq Village and Spa Pool and Beach Access

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Sharq Village and Spa Day Pass

Rate:

Adults:
Weekdays: Single 250 , Couple 400
Weekends: Single 350, Couple 600.

Children aged 3 to 12: 50% discount on the above prices.
Children below 3: Complimentary
Children above 12: Adult prices.

Facilities: 300-meter private beach, 2 outdoor pools, 2 kiddie pools, outdoor jacuzzi, locker and changing rooms.

Food and beverage outlets: Al Seef Snack Bar and Al Liwan Restaurant.

Contact details: 44256666

I was a guest of Sharq Village and Spa during this visit however as always, photos are my own and opinions stated are genuine and in no way influenced.

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37 Comments

  • Reply Joy Generoso April 21, 2016 at 14:58

    Ahh these photos are so inviting. I wanna go dive in the pool. You’re one lucky Pinay, you’ve got to expercience such access in luxurious resorts and spas in Doha. I love this blog series. You made me jealous. Hehehe =D

    • Reply Pinay Flying High April 24, 2016 at 18:25

      Thank you Joy! Soon, you’ll have a similar series of your own. 🙂

  • Reply Packing my Suitcase April 18, 2016 at 11:11

    Ohh I’m so jealous of you trying out all these hotel pools!! I miss the warm sun and the beach!
    Too bad the water was cold :/ but great about the service, it makes a huge difference 😀

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    • Reply Pinay Flying High April 19, 2016 at 08:53

      It’s only a matter of time before the dreaded summer is upon us so I’m making the most out of it now. :p

  • Reply Keri April 17, 2016 at 20:09

    Looks like another definite add for our next Doha stop over thanks for sharing #MondayEscapes

  • Reply Bumble Bee Mum April 17, 2016 at 19:35

    This pool is gorgeous!! I totally get what you mean about moving your body the moment you get into a pool when the water is too cold – coz I do just that!! #CityTripping
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  • Reply Elizabeth (Wander Mum) April 15, 2016 at 00:49

    Looks gorgeous! Glad you got well looked after. I am not a fan of cold swimming pools either- well done for braving it #citytripping

  • Reply Hayley Simpson April 14, 2016 at 08:38

    Ah, that looks heavenly. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Cathy (MummyTravels) April 13, 2016 at 11:26

    This sounds blissful – your photos look gorgeous and I do love some low-level pampering. Shame the water was SO cold though. Thanks for joining up with #citytripping
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High April 16, 2016 at 14:01

      Thank you and yes, I also do enjoy the low-level pampering. 🙂

  • Reply valerie hansen April 13, 2016 at 03:00

    wow What an absolutely stunning resort! I love your pictures..it made me want to go now! Just curious what size your pics are and what site you use for your watermarks>? The pics are just so perfectly sized…..and everything about them is stellar! #traveltuesday

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    • Reply Pinay Flying High April 16, 2016 at 14:03

      Hi Valerie, I have sized my photos with max width of 940pxls as that’s the size of my site. I use Lightroom to put the watermarks. 🙂
      Thank you for dropping by. 🙂

  • Reply Grey World Nomads April 13, 2016 at 01:35

    Mmmmh, what do I have to do to win a few days in this hotel? That would be quite amazing! #TravelTuesday
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  • Reply Rachel ¦¦ A Nesting Nomad April 12, 2016 at 23:51

    Alright so I’m currently trying to climb through my computer monitor into that pool. How gorgeous?! It looks so serene, and with so many comfy places to sit. I’d spend 3 days by the pool, never mind the rest of the hotel!
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High April 16, 2016 at 14:04

      HAHAHA 3 days by the pool, never mind the rest of the hotel? Oh it might be quite hard to do that as the rest of the resort is very stunning as well. :p

  • Reply Tara April 12, 2016 at 15:43

    Incredible! I just can’t imagine such beauty and class wouldn’t be a huge draw for visitors. Where is everyone? We are dealing with a very cold, wet spring where I live, and your photos are too tempting for words.

    • Reply Pinay Flying High April 16, 2016 at 14:06

      I went on a weekday and very early too, so everyone’s probably still sleeping. :p It became crowded later in the day.
      Soon, we’ll have the dreaded summer here and your photos of a great weather wherever you might be will be tempting for me. :p

  • Reply Mandy April 12, 2016 at 15:30

    Beautiful images! This looks like the perfect place to vacation! 🙂

    • Reply Pinay Flying High April 16, 2016 at 14:07

      It does put your holiday mode on as soon as you walk in their property. 🙂

  • Reply Marteen April 11, 2016 at 16:04

    This place does look very classy! You took some breath-taking photos. It was good to read how attentive the staff were.

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    • Reply Pinay Flying High April 12, 2016 at 14:16

      Thank you and yes, the place is absolutely stunning with remarkable service. 🙂

  • Reply Girlswanderlust April 11, 2016 at 13:25

    This hotel sounds very good to us. We hope to visit it one day! Hopefully the water of the pool will be warmer that time haha! Thanks for sharing this useful information about this hotel.
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High April 12, 2016 at 14:17

      LOL yes, hopefully the water will be warmer. They have actually replied to me after this review and advised that they will get the temperature in order so yeah, it should be good. :p

  • Reply marie April 11, 2016 at 10:48

    I must say, this looks very tempting – i need a few days R and R at the moment! I hate crowded places, so this looks perfect – where is everybody? Is it really this peaceful – if it is then I’m booking a flight. I only ever stop at the airport to change planes in Doha but maybe it is time for a longer stay. I love your photos and description of the hotel, it would be good to know more about Doha as a place to stay. Thank you!

    • Reply Pinay Flying High April 12, 2016 at 14:19

      I went there early hence, the empty pool and on top of that – it was a weekday when I visited. :p
      Oh you should definitely explore the city next time you’re passing by, it’s a small city so very easy to go around. 🙂

  • Reply Kate April 11, 2016 at 10:28

    This resort look like paradise!

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  • Reply mark wyld April 11, 2016 at 10:17

    The club sandwich looks amazing, but the pools and the blue water look fantastic. This place looks great for those with the budget for 5 star accommodation

    • Reply Pinay Flying High April 12, 2016 at 14:20

      Or if you don’t have the budget of a 5 star accommodation then a pool and beach day access will do. :p

  • Reply Hung Thai April 7, 2016 at 02:31

    Beautiful! My question is… how are you able to take these pictures with no one around? Do you just tell everyone to hide first or is this in the offseason?
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High April 11, 2016 at 07:40

      I shoo everyone out of the pool! HAHAHA. Well to be honest, I try to go as early as I can and always on a weekday to get the best “empty” shots! 🙂

  • Reply Photo Cache April 4, 2016 at 18:13

    What a beautiful daycation spot. I would love to be pampered and catered my every whim 🙂
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