I arrived at the Torch Hotel yesterday afternoon, I heard great stuff about it from friends who visited Qatar before so I decided to book a Delux room for three nights, the rate was also tempting 700 Riyals (about KD60) per night including breakfast, its about 20 minutes drive from Doha airport.
The Torch can be seen from kilometers away because its a high rise tower (51 floors) with a nice architectural design that resembles a torch, its adjacent to Villaggio mall but sadly its closed for inspection due to the fire.
Inside, they had big lobby and reception area with amazing designs having sport theme; luckily my room was on the 11th floor so I enjoy nice window view. The hotel has two major restaurants; The Flying Carpet and 360 Degrees Restaurant located on the 47th floor and rotates, nice.
They had really fast glass elevators, the room is spacious with king size bed, the window view is nice but its blocked from the steel structure, the curtains and lights are controlled with a switch. The bathroom and shower were cool, I also liked that there was a fast free WiFi internet that can be surfed from the TV or by connecting your laptop or phone.
I loved the idea of color-changing wall lights, you can choose green, red, blue, violet, purple …etc. lighting for you bedroom, room service was also great and breakfast was exquisite.
They had a small gym at the 19th floor with an outdoor swimming pool, there was also a SPA and a nice lounge. If you wish to go anywhere they offer their BMW limo service for 100 Riyals flat rate.
I have taken many pictures for the Torch Hotel to give you an idea how my experience was, enjoy.
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