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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Four Seasons Doha Day Pass
starting 27th March 2016
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.