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Old Dec 13th 2009, 4:30 pm
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Hi everyone,

On route to SA for the world cup i have a seven hour overnight layover in Qatar. It seems there is no airport in the hotel and i was wondering which hotel is closest to the airport so i dont have to sleep on the floor..!

Thanks,
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Old Dec 13th 2009, 5:46 pm
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Hi everyone,

On route to SA for the world cup i have a seven hour overnight layover in Qatar. It seems there is no airport in the hotel and i was wondering which hotel is closest to the airport so i dont have to sleep on the floor..!

Thanks,
Rob
The Movenpick is not far, Al Sharq is not far ,closest I would say is the Marriott .
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Hi everyone,

On route to SA for the world cup i have a seven hour overnight layover in Qatar. It seems there is no airport in the hotel and i was wondering which hotel is closest to the airport so i dont have to sleep on the floor..!

Thanks,
Rob
Not asking for much, eh?
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Not asking for much, eh?
Little so called Jimmy - you noob. You've obviously never lived in the middle east.

All 5 star hotels here have a 777 rated landing strip as standard.

Mister mister here must be 4 star....
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Hi everyone,

On route to SA for the world cup i have a seven hour overnight layover in Qatar. It seems there is no airport in the hotel and i was wondering which hotel is closest to the airport so i dont have to sleep on the floor..!

Thanks,
Rob
Qatar.... why? Yikes.... They're way worse than Saudi there....
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Little so called Jimmy - you noob. You've obviously never lived in the middle east.

All 5 star hotels here have a 777 rated landing strip as standard.

Mister mister here must be 4 star....
You might jest, but I've seen plans for the Emir's personal terminal at the New Doha International Airport. It is like a ten-star hotel with a landing strip...for an A380.
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Don't rely on taxi's during peak times though to get back to the airport - I went to Doha recently for the England v Brazil match and nearly ended up back at the airport, after several wasted hours wandering round desparately trying to get a taxi.

It seems there are only 6 or 7 in total in Doha.
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So there are no hotels at or near the airport then?
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The Marriott is the closest - but only just. Next closest is the Ramada.
Both have bars & licensed restaurants.
Neither are low cost

Both have taxis readily available ( normally ) - but of course there's always Murphy.
A new Hotel is just being finished at the Old Airport which will be in walking distance.
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Why not just stay in the airport - it is ok - no bars as far as I recall but the restaurants are ok and there are a couple of quiet areas where you can rest.
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So there are no hotels at or near the airport then?
errrm, did I not tell you there are ?
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Why not just stay in the airport - it is ok - no bars as far as I recall but the restaurants are ok and there are a couple of quiet areas where you can rest.
Say what?????
You must be talking about the first class and business terminal for Qatar airways....is twisty flying The Rip off wanna be 5 star thingy?
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No, the ordinary terminal - the one with the giant prayer room at the front. The one with the big play area at the side and the not-quite so good restaurant in front of it. The one with the big glass wall where you can see the sunrise. I think its ok - I actually thought it was quite good. I never spent any money in it.
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No, the ordinary terminal - the one with the giant prayer room at the front. The one with the big play area at the side and the not-quite so good restaurant in front of it. The one with the big glass wall where you can see the sunrise. I think its ok - I actually thought it was quite good. I never spent any money in it.

Ah yes....well, one man's pleasure is another one's displeasure.

I think it is a dump, plain and simple.
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Maybe I need to recalibrate then!
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