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  • richardofFrancepp
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    Getting a hotel room for more than 8 hour stopover in Doha is not easy. I had a 14 hour stopover on flights allocated by QR and told b QR London office to pick up details on arrival at Doha. Was told on arrival that was not valid. I am Qatar gold, and likewise the escorted arrival service for gold pax doesn’t work.
    14 hours in the business class lounge is no fun either. Yes Qatar has gone down.

    T


    richardofFrancepp
    Participant

    Getting a hotel room for more than 8 hour stopover in Doha is not easy. I had a 14 hour stopover on flights allocated by QR and told b QR London office to pick up details on arrival at Doha. Was told on arrival that was not valid. I am Qatar gold, and likewise the escorted arrival service for gold pax doesn’t work.
    14 hours in the business class lounge is no fun either. Yes Qatar has gone down.

    T


    PaulHKG
    Participant

    if less than 72 hrs before your flight then you have to arrange it yourself by asking for it at the transit desk. I did it once myself without problems. All other times my agent in BKK forwarded me the QR confirmation form.
    Flying out again tomorrow HKT-DOH-CAI but this time no long stopover.


    StephenLondon
    Participant

    Or book yourself into The Transit Hotel in DOH (airside) and pay for a room. It guarantees you peace, quiet, a decent shower and a decent bed. Book early as space is limited. On my last stopover, they could have sold rooms three times over, such was the queue for last minute demand.


    Ahmad
    Participant

    emiratesfly365,

    You should be able to use the Al Safwa First Class lounge. This is because OneWorld lounge use rules allow it. The determining factor is the ticketed class on the long haul sector (provided the scheduled flight time is longer than 5 hours). Here’s the link to the relevant page:

    https://www.oneworld.com/ffp/lounge-access/-/loungeaccess/DOH

    I used the Al Mourjan Business lounge in February when coming in from Singapore in business class and transiting to Dubai in economy on a separate ticket (both QR). Just make sure you keep your inward boarding pass handy and show both passes at the lounge reception or the escalator leading up to the lounge if you are stopped there. I was initially refused at the escalator and had to ask the dragon to check, which he did before letting me through.

    There is a spa at the Al Safwa Lounge but treatments are not complimentary. I haven’t checked the prices so can’t say whether they are comparable to the other spa which is at the transit hotel.


    BrumTraveller
    Participant

    The First Class lounge mentioned on the Oneworld page is not the Al Safwa but a separate lounge. I have never been to it but have read a lot of negative comments. I suspect many of those comments are posted by people who feel aggrieved that they are not allowed access to the Al Safwa and therefore try and rubbish the alternative lounge offered.

    The Al Mourjan is an excellent lounge (although it can get quite busy) and is better than a lot of other airlines’ first class lounges.

    Don’t bother turning up at CDG early to take advantage of the lounge. It is a complete dump that is embarassing as a business lounge, far less one catering for first class passengers. QR are supposed to be opening their own lounge at CDG but, as was the case with the QR lounges at DOH and, now, BKK it will inevitably be delayed by months, if not years.


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Here’s a look around the Al Mourjan.

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