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Jan 07

The Torch hotel: Doha, Qatar

thetorch mainThe Torch hotel is a wonderful property in a unique location. It is housed in the tallest skyscraper of Doha, the capital city of Qatar. Located in surroundings the Sport’s city complex where the Asian games where celebrated in 2006. The tower was use as the place for the display of the olympic flame during the games and it is from that fact that it continues being known as the Torch.

The Location:

It takes around 40 minutes to reach the hotel from the New International Airport in Doha and around 20 minutes from the diplomatic area in downtown. Taxis are quite affordable in this city and a reliable way of transportation. It is good to keep in mind that during rush hours it can take much longer to go from one point of the city to the other.

Local attractions:

The hotel is directly connected with Villagio Mall, the biggest and probably most luxurious shopping center of Doha. Just minutes away one can take advantage of the superb sports facilities. The Corniche, and all the other attractions of the city are 20 minutes away. The hotel is almost half way between the downtown and the new convention center.

The Experience:

This is a truly five stars property. Just arriving to the airport one is greeted by a representative and directed to the mean transportation chosen. Check-in is normally done very fast, all the employees seems to be very friendly and always eager to assist guests. There are several dinning venues, including the flying carpet that is the all day dinning, and the revolving restaurant in the top floor with amazing views. Rooms are very spacious and equipped with state of the art technology.

The Amenities:

The swimming pool in the 20 floor is one of the focal points of the hotel, it offers a fantastic experience affording breathtaking views. There is a very modern gym, a sauna an steam bath and four treatment rooms for those looking for a massage. The hotel is well known for the excellent facilities for meeting and business encounters, it has several venues appropriate for different sizes of groups from small casual meeting to big parties and celebrations. It is is good to keep in mind that no alcohol is served in the hotel.

This is one of a kind property, from the unique architecture, to the luxurious decoration and excellent service, no detail is left aside in the experience. The hotel is part of the Luxury hotels of the World group and as such it maintains very high standards. For those looking a haven of luxury, shopping and relaxation this is an ideal destination. It can been seen as a little far for those looking to explore the attractions of the city, but with the good taxis of Doha it should not pose any particular problem in this regard.

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