9 Beach Front Hotels in Doha

Beat the Heat – Hotel Series

PART 2:

SUMMER is just within the corner. On our earlier post, we featured some budget-friendly hotels in Doha where one can spend a weekend staycation for as low as QR500. However, for an additional few hundred dollars and a little help from friends, you can actually upgrade your hotel stay and enjoy a beach-front staycation right in the middle of the city.

Doha is located right along a beautiful waterfront promenade extending for several kilometers along Doha Bay which is popularly known as Doha Corniche. Along these shore lines are some of the most luxurious hotels this city has to offer.

Here is the list of beach-front hotels located in Doha-Qatar with prices ranging from QR700 to QR1,000/night (in alphabetical order):

  1. Doha Marriott Hotel
Doha Marriot
Doha Marriot Hotel photo from booking.com

Family-oriented amenities:

  • KIDS PLAYROOM/GROUND – outdoor playground near the beach
  • BEACH/SPORTS ACTIVITIES – Biking trail, Boating, Bowling, Hiking, Horseback riding, Jet-skiing, Jogging/fitness trail, Kayaking, Sailing, Sauna, Sport Court®, Squash, Volleyball, Water-skiing, Tennis
  • NUMBER OF POOLS – 2 outdoor pools
  • POOL AND BEACH DAY ACCESS
  • FAMILY RESTAURANTS – JW’s Steakhouse, Corniche,  Street Food Doha,  Urban Brunch, Salsa, Taj Rasoi, Asia Live!, The View Pool Side Restaurant
  • CLUB and LOUNGES – Pearl Lounge Club

 

  1. Four Seasons Hotel Doha
Four Seasons Hotel Doha
Four Seasons Hotel Doha photo from booking.com

Family-oriented amenities:

  • KIDS PLAYROOM/GROUND – Kids For All Seasons (ages 5 to 12) and Too Cool for School programs (ages 7 to 12) offer memorable educational experiences, featuring activities that change throughout the year. While the hub of kids’ activity is our tower on the beachfront, your children will quickly realize that the entire Hotel is their playground.
  • BEACH/SPORTS ACTIVITIES – swimming and pool games, tennis, frisbee, golf or football on the beach, middle Eastern arts and crafts, end-of-day family activities at Kids For All Seasons activities
  • NUMBER OF POOLS – 8 indoor and outdoor pools
  • POOL AND BEACH DAY ACCESS – http://www.fourseasons.com/doha/services_and_amenities/wellness/beach/
  • FAMILY RESTAURANTS – Nobu Doha, Elements, Il Teatro, Pool Grill
  • CLUB and LOUNGES – Seasons Tea Lounge, Shisha Terrace, The Library & Cigar Lounge, Arabica Café, Après Spa Café

 

  1. Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas
Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel
Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas photo from booking.com

Family-oriented amenities:

  • KIDS PLAYROOM/GROUND – The indoor kids area is available at the Kids Club
  • BEACH/SPORTS ACTIVITIES – volleyball, kayaking, paddle-boarding, and a host of water activities.
  • NUMBER OF POOLS – 6 indoor and outdoor pools
  • POOL AND BEACH DAY ACCESS  https://doha.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/activities/hotel-activities/pool.html
  • FAMILY RESTAURANTS – Isaan, Rocca, Al Maha
  • CLUB and LOUNGES – Biscotti, Dunes, Al Majlis

 

  1. Hilton Doha
Hilton Doha
Hilton Doha photo from booking.com

Family-oriented amenities:

 

  1. InterContinental Doha Hotel
Intercontinental Hotel Doha
Intercontinental Doha Hotel photo from booking.com

Family-oriented amenities:

  • KIDS PLAYROOM/GROUND – outdoor
  • BEACH/SPORTS ACTIVITIES – Intercontinental Doha Hotel offers an indoor swimming pool, a seasonal outdoor pool and a golf course to ensure guests’ comfortable stay. The hotel’s activities include beach volleyball, sailing and lawn tennis.
  • NUMBER OF POOLS – 2 outdoor pools
  • POOL AND BEACH DAY ACCESS – Al Isteqlal Road, West Bay Lagoon : Doha ,6822, Qatar : +974-4-4844444
  • FAMILY RESTAURANTS – Coral All-day Dining, Belgian café, Mykonos, Paloma,
  • CLUB and LOUNGES –  Pool Bar, Lava, La Vue, Cigar & Wine, Tea Lounge, Club Intercontinental

 

  1. Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl
Marz Malaz Kempinski
Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl photo from booking.com

Family-oriented amenities:

  • KIDS PLAYROOM/GROUND – The Kempinski Playroom provides a safe and engaging space for our younger guests to enjoy their leisure time. The Kempinski Playroom team are gentle, likeable and professional, and will always go out of their way to create a fun and entertaining experience for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years old.
  • BEACH/SPORTS ACTIVITIES – The hotel offers plenty of activities such as watersports, sports in the sand and water activities inside the pools. A few watersports activities that are available at Marsa Malaz Kempinski: Boat ride, Banana ride, Donut ride, Wakeboarding, Knee boarding, Kayaking, Water skiing, Pedal Boat, Paddleboarding. State-of-the-art tennis equipment is available upon request, at no extra charge. Tennis classes with professional trainers can be arranged with a prior appointment.
  • NUMBER OF POOLS – 2 outdoor pools
  • POOL AND BEACH DAY ACCESS – https://www.kempinski.com/en/doha/marsa-malaz-kempinski-the-pearl-doha/hotel-facilities/beach-pools/
  • FAMILY RESTAURANTS – Sawa, Al Sufra,  El Faro, Amwage Grill, Antica Pesa, Toro Toro, Nozomi
  • CLUB and LOUNGES –  Illusion, Café Murano, Vitamine Café, Bohemia, Amwage

 

  1. Sharq Village & Spa
Sharq Village and Spa
Sharq Village and Spa photo from booking.com

Family-oriented amenities:

  • KIDS PLAYROOM/GROUND – Ritz Kids Program: football, volleyball, baby football, badminton, chess and backgammon, table tennis, story telling, crayons & coloring books
  • BEACH/SPORTS ACTIVITIES – Spend the day soaking up the Doha sunshine on the beach enjoying a variety of activities and water sports available. Sunset pedal – 15 minute kayak or pedal board for sunset (beach), Explore the marine life (beach)
  • NUMBER OF POOL/S – 1 outdoor pool
  • POOL AND BEACH DAY ACCESS – http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/qatar/sharq-village/area-activities/activities/recreation/pool-beach-passes
  • FAMILY RESTAURANTS – Parisa, Parisa Souq Waqif, Al Liwan, Al Dana
  • CLUB and LOUNGES – Cigar Lounge, Al Jalsa,  Al Wanis Shisha Terrace, Al Seef Snack Bar, C Lounge

 

  1. Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel
Sheraton Grand Doha Hotel
Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel photo from booking.com

Family-oriented amenities:

  • KIDS PLAYROOM/GROUND – outdoor playground
  • BEACH/SPORTS ACTIVITIES – their newly renovated Sheraton Fitness Center offers state-of-the-art cardio machines and weight training equipment to suit all your cardio and strength training needs. The Fitness Center is open 24 hours a day, and features indoor and outdoor tennis courts, squash courts, fitness studios, steam and sauna.
  • NUMBER OF POOL/S – 1 outdoor pool
  • POOL AND BEACH DAY ACCESS – External guest are welcome to relax in the hotel by obtaining day pass/beach access.
  • FAMILY RESTAURANTS – Al Hubara Restaurant, La Veranda Italian Restaurant, Latino Steakhouse. Soon there will be two new restaurants, Nusr-Et Steakhouse and Em-Sherif  (coming soon) replacing the old favourites, Al Maskar and Al Shaheen.
  • CLUB and LOUNGES – Atrium Lounge, Irish Harp, Pool Café, Allegria Bar, Sweet Temptations

 

  1. The St. Regis Doha
St Regis Doha beach
The St. Regis Doha photo from booking.com

Family-oriented amenities:

  • KIDS PLAYROOM/GROUND – indoor playroom: The Playroom
    BEACH/SPORTS ACTIVITIES – water sports, tennis, snorkeling, kayaking, beach soccer, beach volley, and much more.
  • NUMBER OF POOLS – 1 olympic size swimming pool
  • POOL AND BEACH DAY ACCESS – http://www.remedespadoha.com/en/pool-beach
  • FAMILY RESTAURANTS – The Raw Bar, Astor Grill, Vine Restaurant, Opal by Gordon Ramsay, Oyster Bay
  • CLUB and LOUNGES – Sarab Lounge, The Rooftop, The Club at St Regis

 

For those with kids, to experience to frolic in the sand, run along the coast line, build sandcastles, enjoy the wide open beach or simply watching the sunset or the sunrise are things that are just within reach.

The special section: POOL AND BEACH DAY ACCESS will give you an idea on how to enjoy the hotel’s pool and beach facilities if you are not keen on staying overnight.

And since it’s not everyday that you experience this type of family outing, make sure to prepare ahead and save some for a stylish vacation without traveling abroad.

ABOUT THE COVER PHOTO: Throwback photo of my kids during our Eid Break 2015 at the Hilton Doha Hotel.

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