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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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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Grand Hyatt Doha Day Pass
- 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.
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