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Quick Tour of Westin Hotel @ Doha, Qatar with Travelgirl

Hi Everyone,

Our visit to Doha will end in a few days so I’ll take this opportunity to show you around The Westin Resort in Doha. We booked this hotel as a stopover option when we booked our air ticket so our room for two nights was just $100USD! That was an awesome deal considering this is a 5-star hotel with great reviews.

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Doha is hot around the clock so I nice pool is needed. There are two pool options in the resort. There is a swim up pool bar, a kids pool. If you prefer something indoors, they do have a heated indoor pool option. By night, one of the pools was turned in a poolside party area for guests who want to join in.

Other than the pools, the hotel also offers a few squash courts. One court was used during our quick visit but I thought it was a nice facility to have compared to others we’ve seen in other countries.

Apart from the sport options, there is also a nice gym, a hairdresser, massage and beauty salon & various high-quality restaurants.

The resort was huge and there were two sections. We stayed on the further side but also the newer end. The glass roof was put into good use as by day, the sun hits directly through to the hotel and by night, you can see the stars through the glass. On every floor, there are many sparkly lights to ensure the hotel is lit up nice and bright.

The service here was excellent. Nothing to fault and would consider staying here once more if we stop over Doha again. If you book online, it is pretty expensive but if you try to book it through Qatar airways during promotional periods, this hotel is definitely worth being picked as the stopover hotel.

Thanks for reading

Travelgirl

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Gold Shopping with Travelgirl @ Hamad International Airport, Qatar

Hi Everyone,

I have heard about lots of gold shopping in airports at Doha and Dubai but never seen the ranges before so I was looking forward to checking these places out. Apart from gold shopping, there are also lots of European luxury brands around Hamad International Airport to cater visitors and their local people for any last minute splurges.

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First, we were dropped off by our Uber driver right at the departure terminal. Uber in Doha was super convenient we virtually used them the moment we landed so keep that in mind when you visit this beautiful city. After a small incident (Baby M had a massive nose bleed and we were taking to the airport hospital for clearance), you will see many shops around the main area. This is when we saw lots of goldddddd.

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There were lots of choices, designs and price range. They had many staff on deck but I still had to wait for some time before I can get any assistance to look at any piece. The photos I’ve taken were only a small amount of stock available and there were lots more to suit any budget. I looked at a pair of earrings and it worked out just $150AUD but it was very light and thin. I find many of their signs are like that, maybe to suit the market? I didn’t end up getting anything but just after we had a quick meal, we did see Hermes where they had a nice range available – even more than what was offered at the stores in Europe.

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Just right near our gate, there were some really nice kids indoor play area. It was a great addition for parents who need to get rid of their little one’s energy before a long plane ride.

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Thanks for reading

Travelgirl

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Quick Tour of Westin Hotel @ Doha, Qatar with Travelgirl

Hi Everyone,

Our visit to Doha will end in a few days so I’ll take this opportunity to show you around The Westin Resort in Doha. We booked this hotel as a stopover option when we booked our air ticket so our room for two nights was just $100USD! That was an awesome deal considering this is a 5-star hotel with great reviews.

the westin doha

Doha is hot around the clock so I nice pool is needed. There are two pool options in the resort. There is a swim up pool bar, a kids pool. If you prefer something indoors, they do have a heated indoor pool option. By night, one of the pools was turned in a poolside party area for guests who want to join in.

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Other than the pools, the hotel also offers a few squash courts. One court was used during our quick visit but I thought it was a nice facility to have compared to others we’ve seen in other countries.

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Apart from the sport options, there is also a nice gym, a hairdresser, massage and beauty salon & various high-quality restaurants.

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The resort was huge and there were two sections. We stayed on the further side but also the newer end. The glass roof was put into good use as by day, the sun hits directly through to the hotel and by night, you can see the stars through the glass. On every floor, there are many sparkly lights to ensure the hotel is lit up nice and bright.

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The service here was excellent. Nothing to fault and would consider staying here once more if we stop over Doha again. If you book online, it is pretty expensive but if you try to book it through Qatar airways during promotional periods, this hotel is definitely worth being picked as the stopover hotel.

Thanks for reading

Travelgirl

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Luxury Glamping Breakfast @ Chateau Ramsak, Slovenia with Travelgirl

Hi Everyone,

For our glamping experience, dinner was not included so we bought food back to the tent. Breakfast on the other hand is included and it was wayyyyy better than what we expected. We woke up to a whole able of fresh local produce.

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Please keep in mind although we paid for two adults as kids stay free, they offered more than enough food for the whole family. First up which was my favourite was the cold cut platter. Lots of cheese, sultanas, cold cuts, tomatoes etc. Then a full jug of freshly squeezed orange juice which was sufficient for the whole family. Next is a whole basket of different breads paired with butter and jam.

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Then there was a muesli and fruit yoghurt which was delicious. After that we had large bowl of cut fruit consisting mango, strawberries, kiwi fruit, grapes etc. Lastly, they were so nice and cooked an egg for the boys and they attempted to make it shaped like a car. Of course there was tea and coffee to finish off. What an awesome breakfast to start the day. 5 star all the way!!

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It’s time to leave after breakfast and we hoped next time we could stay longer. The weather continues to be miserable but we still enjoyed the stay. It was just perfect!

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Travelgirl

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Luxury Glamping @ Chateau Ramsak, Slovenia with Travelgirl

Hi Everyone,

Glamping in Australia is an expensive activity and which I have only been to one via Airbnb. Heating and aircon, shower and toilet, fridge, nice sound system, cable tv …. yes the works is what I consider a good glamping experience. While traveling to Europe this time, we decided to find somewhere for glamping because I’ve read somewhere you get pure luxury for less than half the price of what you pay in Sydney. So while doing my research, I found a really nice place in Slovenia which was on our way to our next destination.

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Chateau Ramsak was the place we decided to try because there is a hot tub PLUS they accept families. They have the tents big enough for 4 people and enough room for a baby cot which they can provide. No need to think about it – we just booked it in. Unfortunately when we arrived on the day, it was very gloomy but it didn’t ruin our mood.

First, let me take you on the tour inside the room. Most important thing, 2 double beds. One downstairs and one upstairs which is like a bunk bed which you need to climb up the ladder to access. The upstairs is just as comfortable as downstairs. They even provided a baby cot for us which was perfect for the little one.

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Then you have the TV, BOSE sound system, aircon and central heating. Going into winter, the heater is most needed.

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Here is the fridge, mini bar and basic snacks and drinks if you want to purchase any. We bought a bit of food from the supermarket so no need for that.

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Let’s check out the toilet and bathroom It has a nice toilet, hot shower, hairdryer, amenities and a bathrobe ready for us.

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Outside there is a hot tub which was great for this hot weather. Enjoy the hot tub under the stars.

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The staff bought us a welcome drink we chosen when arrived. They even organised some fresh orange juice for the boys.

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This part is the restaurant area. During summer and non raining days, people will sit around and enjoy the coffee and music.

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One night is approximately $300AUD a night and it would be cheaper if you rented a smaller tent. Hope you like this detailed tour of our tent. Do you have glamping in your city?

Thanks for reading

Travelgirl