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View from Grand Hyatt Doha


The Grand Hyatt Doha is a 249 room 5 star luxury hotel located on the shoreline of the new West Bay Lagoon District in Doha, Qatar.  Doha is a major international hub for airline transportation and staying at the Grand Hyatt Doha is perfect for a relaxing on a long stopover.  The tranquil surroundings, private beach, multiple pools, large bedrooms, and excellent food options make it hard to believe this is only a category 4 Hyatt hotel.

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Garden Area at Grand Hyatt Doha


Surprisingly, this hotel is only a category 4 hotel, which means award redemption rates are 15,000 points or 7,500 points plus $100 USD.  For my booking, I used the annual free night certificate that I receive every year for being a Hyatt credit card holder.  At check-in they upgraded me even further to a suite at no extra charge, not a bad deal!

a view of a beach and a city from a high angle

Great city and ocean views


Check-in staff was friendly and professional.   They acknowledged my globalist status and even upgraded me on a non-paid stay which I was not expecting.  In my experience, having Globalist/Diamond status goes a long way in the Middle East or Asia compared to Europe or the US where I seldom get upgraded at check-in. a flag on a building


The property is beautiful with its own private beach, wonderful gardens, impressive views, and large dining facilities.  There are plenty of areas to stroll along or sit and relax by the pool.  Many of the rooms also had large terraces or balconies.  I’m always weary of staying at Grand Hyatt hotels because of the large crowds, but this hotel does a good job of offering plenty of areas for guests to spread out and relax.

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Large Balconies

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Pool Area

a pool with a tree in the middle

Grounds were well manicured


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Plenty of seating areas

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Large Dining Area

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Hyatt Grand Club Lounge


The room was absolutely huge and way over 1,000sq ft with plenty of furniture to have a small party.  Even more impressive was the size of the large private terrace with amazing ocean and city views.  The room felt more like an apartment than a hotel with its lovely carpeting and art.

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Large Living Room

a living room with a television and couches

Living Room

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Dining Room

a room with a table and chairs

Dining room with cool artwork

a desk in a room

Office Area

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Free Treats

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Free Apples

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Complementary Wine

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Tea set

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Mini Bar Area

a room with a large closet

Closet Area

a room with a couch and a lamp

Seating area in bed room

a bed with a white blanket and a white bench

Bed had great views of the ocean

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Guest Bathroom

a shower with glass doors

Marble everywhere with rain shower

a bathroom with a sink and a tub

Interesting sinks and TV in the bathroom

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Very Large Bathtub

a bathroom with a tub and a window

More Great Views

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Large Terrace Area

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Plenty of seating and lounging areas on the terrace


Since I was a Globalist member, I decided to have breakfast at the Club Lounge, which was the largest club lounge i’ve seen at a Grand Hyatt.  There was plenty of delicious food to choose from including Middle Eastern and European options.  Much better than the typical breakfast options at club lounges.

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Nice Spread

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Honey Comb

a kitchen with wood cabinets and a counter top

Lounge area breakfast


The service was great at this hotel with staff always ready and willing to assist.   I was a fan of these call buttons were you can request a waiter or a bill to come over.  This is the only hotel i’ve seen this service offered and I think it is genius.

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Service call button


In conclusion, the Grand Hyatt Doha is a great hotel to stay at on a long stopover or even a beach vacation. The award redemption rates are an excellent value considering how large the rooms are and how it beautiful the property is.  The next time I’m on Doha, I’ll surly be staying the this hotel again.

a person's feet on a patio