Review: Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha (Regency Suite)

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Nightly rate
(incl. taxes/fees)
5k points
Length of stay1 night
Membership levelGlobalist
(World of Hyatt)

What benefits to expect when you stay at Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha as a World of Hyatt Globalist member?

The hotel opened in 2010 and was last renovated in 2016. It has a total of 412 rooms.

At the time of writing, this property requires 3,500 to 6,000 points per night for award stays in a standard room, and 5,500 to 8,500 points per night with Club Access, a great World of Hyatt sweet spot!

I spent a day in this hotel while transiting in Doha, during my Round The World in Business & First Class using miles trip.

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Location

The hotel is located Southeast of the city of Doha.

  • 10 mins drive to downtown Doha
  • 15 mins drive to Hamad International Airport (DOH)
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Arrival

I arrived really early, at 7 in the morning, and was hoping that I could at least hang out in the club lounge while waiting for the room to be ready.

To my surprise, the hotel had upgraded me to the Regency Suite and gave me the key card to the suite, without me even requesting for an early check-in! What a pleasant surprise.

But that’s not all.

I went on to ask if there’s an express check-out box, as I’ll be checking out shortly after midnight, to catch a flight to Manchester. The staff then suggested using my Globalist breakfast entitlement that very morning, as I would miss it on the following day; amazing service and membership recognition!

Lobby

Regency Suite

Room 447 is 75sqm/807sqft in size.

I’m not a big fan of the furnishing and colour scheme of the suite. With that ancient wallpaper, carpeting and furnitures that were not built-in, it’s hard to believe that the hotel was built in 2010 and renovated in 2016.

However, looks aside, it was very well-maintained. And I loved the large balcony, even on a lower floor.

View from the entrance
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Reversed angle of the living room
Work desk
Beverage area
Small restroom near the entrance
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Bedroom
Reversed angle of the bedroom
Night stand
Balcony
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View from the balcony
Closet
Main restroom
Bathtub
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Shower area
Dental kit
Bath amenities
Floor plan of the fourth floor

Breakfast

Globalist members get complimentary breakfast for 2 at Choices restaurant.

Food quality and variety was great, for a hotel requiring as little as 3,500 points per night on award stays!

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Choices restaurant
Outdoor seats
Buffet area
Pastries
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Cereals
Cheeses
Sliced fruits
Salad area
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My picks

Regency Club Lounge

Globalist members and guests staying in rooms/suites with club access have complimentary access to the Regency Club Lounge.

The lounge looked a little small, but there were only 2 other occupied tables while I was there during the evening cocktail hours.

Regency Club Lounge

Evening cocktail

Food served during evening cocktail hours were of very good quality, but lacking in variety of alcoholic beverages.

Canapes
Pastries and fruits
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Beef and chicken skewers
Vegetable tempura and spring roll
Beverage area
Wines and spirits

Internet speed

The WiFi speed was only good enough for light web surfing.

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Other facilities

Swimming pool, as viewed from room 447
Gym

My ratings

This is how I am rating my stay:

Breakfast9/10Peace & quiet10/10
Service10/10Facilities10/10
Location8/10Elite member
recognition
10/10
Room furnishing8/10Value10/10
View
(from the room)
10/10

Bottom line

5,000 Hyatt points to stay in Hyatt Regency Oryx Doha was a real bargain. Along with the outstanding Globalist member recognition and food quality during breakfast and evening cocktail, I couldn’t have picked a better hotel to sleep in after travelling for over 24 hours.

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