At the midst of the heat and humidity, we planned for a Staycation. The idea convinced us a bit late. At first I used to feel odd about concept of staycation, that too in a place where you are already put up. But never did I know it would turn out so nice.
We decided to stay on a weekend after Eid. We reached Fraser Suites West Bay Doha at around 5 pm. We were given a warm welcome. The staff were so good that they entertained little M in that short span of time.
During the check-in procedure we took a glance around. The Mashrabiya Lounge was at the open area on the left side of the reception.
While heading to the room we were explained about the facilities available at the Hotel. The pool, kid’s area, spa & gym are located in the 1st floor of the hotel. “The Society” restaurant is located at the ground floor itself. They have meetings rooms which could be used for business meetings or to conduct parties.
We were given a suite at the 27th floor which had a best view of West Bay. There was a special welcome note and some goodies waiting for us.
The suite consist of living area, dining area, work desk space, kitchen & bedroom.
The Bedroom has an attached walk in closet with an ample storage. It had a locker, iron box, iron table, dryer and many amenities. The closet area ends to the bathroom. Bathroom was spacious. It had bath tub, walk in shower other than the toilet and wash basin. In the kitchen the cabinets were loaded with all the necessary utensils and equipment. There were dish washer and washing machine. For a longer stay, guest can cook some food if required. I also observed a mat and holy book of Quran kept in one of the drawer in the living room.
After settling we went to the pool. We brought little M’s swimming tube with us. It was her first pool dip.
They had separate swimming pool for kids and adults. It was well maintained. We spend quality time at the pool that evening.
Next we took little M to the Kid’s play area. She was super happy and later become very busy playing and exploring the kid’s room.
The Kid’s room was very spacious. My daughter spent most of the time in the Kids play area. Just that, one of us had to be with her.
Later in the evening we had our dinner at “The Society” restaurant . Menu had variety of dishes from different cuisine. We placed order for Pasta bolognese and Chicken biriyani. The food tasted good. Just that, the dessert we ordered ( sticky dates pudding) appeared more like a sponge cake and it had less toffee sauce
We went back to our room. After enjoy watching the stunning night view of West bay and we went to sleep.
Next day morning we woke up at 6. We had a very sound sleep. Little M slept well, probably she was a bit tired after her first Pool exploration.
For breakfast we went back to The Society restaurant. Breakfast was complimentary. We walked around to check what food they offer. There were live stations for crepes, waffles, hash browns and omelets. Though the place looked small, they had a good and variety spread for the breakfast. And it was very delicious.
We came back to the room. Little M got busy exploring the suite. and then watched cartoons. Later we decided to go to the pool.
After spending some time there I decided to explore the spa. The Gym is next to the spa and it is well equipped. I tried the sauna & jaccuzzi, which is complimentary for the guests.
I decided to skip lunch and try the high tea at the Mashrabiya Lounge. My husband chose room service.
For high tea they din’t have a menu at that moment. But the chef was ready to customize it according to my preferences. My High tea experience was amazing.
Soon it was time to end our short stay. We checked out smoothly.
This was our first staycation in Qatar, a well needed break. There was no physical drain and I was absolutely relaxed. The suite we stayed was very spacious , nice, cozy and comfortable. The staff was very warm and friendly and was always there to help us with a smile.
Thank you Fraser Suites, for making our stay memorable!!!
Weekend!! The precious time we spend with our family. Why don’t we make it a bit sweeter trying a staycation!!