Oryx Rotana is a 400-room business hotel only 5 minutes from the international airport in Doha and 15 minutes from the city center. The Rotana brand has a really good collection mainly in the UAE, but my first experience with them was in Khartoum, Sudan. My opinion after two stays is good and I would rank them comparable to great Hilton or Sheraton hotels.
Although the hotel is very big, I received a warm welcome from the reception staff before receiving the key. As expected, I wasn’t escorted to the room, but the Deluxe Room I had was really nice. Comfortable bed, working desk, flatscreen Tv and a nice contemporary bathroom. The bathroom was quite simple as it didn’t have a bathtub, but the rain shower was really fantastic which can’t be said about the bathroom products. The worst products I have ever experienced. Cheaply produced Chinese products with a terrible smeel and feel. Surely something I would recommend Oryx to look into.
The facilities was impressive at Oryx Rotana with many meeting facilities, a beautiful full-service spa and an outdoor swimming pool. One thing I didn’t like about Oryx Rotana was their smoking policy where smoking is allowed in the lobby and restaurants, unlike their properties in nearby UAE.
The food was a mixed experience. I had breakfast, lunch and dinner at the resort. Some items in the buffet was partly good, but they for sure don’t know how to make pizza. The service at the restaurant was quite slow, but the front dresk impressed me with being really professional and fast. The service on the phone was also well-organized and Oryx Rotana works very well for what it is. A comfortable, airport hotel for business travellers. Finally, it’s worth to mention their complimentary shuttle with free intenet access taking guests from the hotel to the departure hall at Doha International Airport in just a few minutes.
My opinion: Good+ experience.