Weekend overnight hotel staycations are a big deal for us but it can easily empty our pockets between the spa services, in room dining and restaurant expenses; therefore, to be more practical about our spending, we tend to book hotel deals online. Surprised? Now you know our secret, hahaha. We’re certain we are not the only ones doing this.
Weeks ago, we were craving for a break from our jobs and our usual weekend routine that we decided to book a King Room with a Sea View at Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel. Normally this hotel’s room rate is very high and we were not willing to pay the rack rate so we decided to search for deals online which can be a hassle due to the number of websites that you have to go through for the best hotel deals.
To ensure that we could get the most competitive rate for us without sacrificing what we wanted, we headed over to a website called “HotelsCombined”. This is one useful tool that can assist you in getting the best possible price for you for the hotel you want since it is a booking facility that leads you to your preferred booking channel. It has all the listings of the best deals in one website therefore no need to search through each “deals” website to compare prices. It is such a user friendly and straight forward website to operate that you’ll get addicted to browsing it.
We managed to get our room at Sheraton for just QAR 1,325/- per night which is inclusive of a buffet breakfast the next day. Not bad at all considering their rack rate for a standard room is QAR 1,600/- per night (last time we checked with the hotel – may vary depending on the dates).
The Sheraton in Qatar is one of the most iconic landmarks along the Corniche. Ever since we were kids, this was the only landmark we would recognize due to its spectacular design and because it has been in Qatar since the 80’s! It’s great to see that the hotel is still standing strong and has stood the test of time.
Our room was fascinating and posh at the same time due to the marble & gold hardware used in the huge bathroom. There was even a bedside table that had a built in old school radio player! We loved the fact that they did not remove this from the room as it shows evidence of how long Sheraton has been operational in Qatar. So far, among the hotels we stayed at, our room here was the most charming one to date with its separate receiving area and a balcony view that surpassed our expectations.
The service was impeccable too! Every request we managed to throw at the staff was done or delivered within minutes. Even the Fish & Chips we ordered from their in-room dining menu came at exactly the 30 minute mark from the time we placed the request.
Since we were there, it was mandatory to check out The Backyard too! Overall, we were pleased with our staycation and hope we can do it again soon.
Definitely visit HotelsCombined’s website if you are travelling or just planning your next staycation to get a great discount on the hotel you are eyeing for! We certainly recommend it!
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