During our trip to the Mid- East Gulf States many of our hotel stays were booked using Club Carlson Gold Points prior to the loss of the 2nd night free benefit.
Since we had a few flights leaving late at night, this allowed us to book a 2nd night rather than leaving our things in a luggage room. After a day out and about traveling, we could go to the room, shower and relax before heading off to the airport. This was definitely a nice luxury!
While spending 24 Hours in Doha, we stayed at the Radisson Blu. (We did actually sleep at the hotel both nights although we arrived pretty late for the first one.)
Our room was quite spacious and made for an enjoyable stay even though we didn’t check out any of the facilities the hotel had to offer.
Here is a review of our room at the Radisson Blu Doha.
We arrived at the hotel around midnight due to our flight being delayed after our visit to Bahrain.
While all we wanted to do was get to our room and rest, we first had to go through a quick security screening with metal detectors before entering the hotel. From what I can recall, this was the only time we’ve ever encountered this at a hotel.
After a speedy check-in, we headed up to our room and were impressed by its size. The room had lots of space for Lucas to play.
The bed was a nice, comfortable king size. The only thing I’d say is that it is really low to the ground. This made it a bit of a pain to get up from when really tired! Otherwise, we liked the style.
Next to each side of the bed is a low shelf/ nightstand with a confusing touchscreen control panel. You can turn the lights on & off and I think also set an alarm and adjust the air conditioning. The only problem was that Kim and I had a hard time figuring out how to use the system properly!
This couch made for a great place to rest some of our bags. Lucas may have also sat there or drove his toy cars over it at times. I sat down on the couch once or twice and from what I recall, it was a bit on the firm side.
I really enjoyed the oversized desk. It was a really great place to work on some posts, charge my electronics and spread out whatever I needed.
A nice flat-screen TV was located over the desk so if Lucas was using it, I had to try to shift to the left to not be in the way. It would’ve been a bit more optimal if the TV was mounted a bit to the right and not directly over the desk.
It was nice of the hotel to leave us a fruit plate. My guess is that this was our amenity for having gold status.
Look at all of that closet space!
The bathroom is pretty large and was also very clean. I liked how the sink area had a shelf to rest our things on higher up so they wouldn’t get soaked.
A separate shower and mini-tub are also inside. The water pressure was good and I liked the shower head but I still prefer when there is a handheld shower head. This is a big convenience for those of us traveling with kids.
We didn’t try out the tub but it does have a handheld shower head.
We noticed some fast food style restaurants close by but short, inexpensive cab rides can get you to all of the most popular sites like we visited during our day in Doha. Also, the hotel offers a free shuttle to the airport which we took back very early in the morning. A nice bonus was the WiFi onboard although not so necessary!
Overall, our stay at the Radisson Blu Doha was really enjoyable. We had lots of room to spread out and relax during our short visit which was very nice. I’d definitely recommend the hotel if you’re planning a visit to Doha in the future.