The Torch Doha
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The Torch Doha May 02, 2014
The Torch Doha is a 5-star state of the art hotel with more than 150 rooms in 4 different categories. It is located in the 300 m tall Aspire Tower, which was built as the icon of the 2006 Asian Games.
In July 2012 I stayed 3 nights in a Deluxe Room and for 2 nights I even got upgraded to a Junior Suite. This was due to a lack of warm water in the Deluxe Rooms. As it was the peak of the summer and also Ramadan time the hotel was almost empty and I didn't notice many guests.
Apart from the usual features which you would expect from a 5 star hotel, the large Deluxe rooms were equipped with an interactive 40" LCD TV and a unique mood lighting system. I even had problems to find all devices to switch off the multitude of lights. The Junior Suites were 76 square metres large and consisted of 4 separate rooms.
Due to their location on the 10th and 16th floor, both my rooms offered panoramic views of the surrounding area. WiFi worked perfectly in both rooms.
The Torch Doha is also home to 3 restaurants, including a 360 degree revolving restaurant near the top of the tower. Unfortunately it was closed during my stay. The excellent breakfast was served in the Flying Carpet restaurant. During my visit it could be ordered from the menu, but I suppose that it is usually buffet style.
All in all I really enjoyed my time in the Torch Doha and I just assume that the place is probably much livelier at a different time of the year. The peak of the summer in July in combination with Ramadan seems to be a very quiet period. The staff was always very attentive and did everything to make my stay most comfortable.
For room prices and special offers please refer to the hotel website.
The Torch Doha is situated in the middle of the so called Aspire Zone, which is the sports district of Doha. It lies about 5 km north west of the city centre. Depending on the time of the day a taxi costs between 40 and 70 QAR.
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The Torch Doha Overview
The Torch Doha is a hotel in Doha situated in the city center. There are many great attractions nearby, including Sport City, Villagio Mall, Aspire Tower and Khalifa International Stadium. Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium is close by as well. Highlights include a health club. This Doha hotel has its own restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner where you will find a selection of items to try. If you want low-key dining options, you will be pleased to find a coffee shop/cafe and 24-hour room service. Guests can also enjoy drinks as there is a bar/lounge. If you are in need of rest and relaxation, you can find a fitness facility, a sauna and a steam room on offer. You will want to pack your swimsuit and towel as this hotel features an outdoor pool. Planning a meeting? This hotel has a business center and conference/meeting rooms in addition to secretarial services, computer rentals and audio-visual equipment, so you can organize your event with ease. On-site parking is complimentary and there is a valet service too. A concierge desk is available so you can make the most out of your stay and ensure you see the best sights. You will also find a safe deposit box and the front desk and coffee in the lobby to enjoy while you wait. Other amenities include a hair salon, a 24-hour front desk, currency exchange and an elevator (lift).