Tranquility by the sea
28 Feb 2017 - 12:15
By Irfan Bukhari | The Peninsula
Located at the junction of sea and sand dunes, Sealine Beach – A Murwab Resort, is not less than a boon for vacationers, both locals and tourists, but apart from its geographical placement, these are the impeccable hospitality services which create real distinction of the leisure destination.
Away from the hustle-bustle of city life, the resort presents a practical meaning of tranquillity and calmness. “We are back to serve our guests after a long break. Around 80 to 90 percent parts of the resort were under renovation last year,” said Nawaf Ali Al Obaidly, General Manager, Sealine Beach Resort while talking to The Peninsula.
Sealine Beach Resort is a place where beauty of nature blends with warm hospitality and modern entertainment facilities. After facelift, now there exists ‘La Merenda’ to serve Italian signature dishes and ‘Reef & Burger’ to please palate of vacationers. La Merenda is situated near family pool area while Reef and Burger is near another swimming pool facility reserved for bachelors.
A visitor can sit for hours without boredom at ‘The Edge’, a lounge situated at the brink of beach to enjoy panoramic view of the sea. Shisha is the main attraction of ‘The Edge’ along with a variety of drinks and delicate seafood. “The Italian cuisine has been newly introduced at the resort and soon it will start serving the guests,” said Al Obaidly while accompanying a group of media persons who were visiting the resort after its refurbishment.
Lush green lawns, dancing palm trees, pristine beaches, crystal clear pools, exotic cuisines, restive tides, luxuries-supported villas, private balconies, sporting facilities and counting make the facility a number one choice for thousands of people to spend their leisure moments at. “One thing which most of the people of Qatar even frequent visitors do not know about is the rare species of birds which are found only at the resort. As this area has the biggest greenery in the whole region, many exotic birds land here by migration. Here such species of birds are present which are not found in other parts of the country,” said Al Obaidly.
Sealine Beach Resort has 77 refurbished guest units including rooms, suites, 2-bedroom chalets, 3-bedroom villas. Each chalet and villa has a separate balcony touching the beach. A small lawn and barbecue space are part of each balcony. “It is an ideal place for a family or a group of friends to spend weekends or vacations. A 2-bedroom chalet is good enough for a small family with four beds,” said Al Obaidly.
Signature hospitality, authentic tastes: The resort not only provides splendid lodging facility equipped with modern installations and luxurious amenities, but also presents an opportunity to guests to experience delectable food 24/7. Al Odaid restaurant offers a wide and mixed buffet better be called as a carefully-crafted food bouquet.
Al Obaidly said that to ensure safety of beach swimmers, all safety measures were in place. “We are also going to conduct a comprehensive study of water quality and tide-height etc.,” was GM’s answer to a question asked by a media person.
Among other guest-attraction capabilities, gaming and recreational facilities are there including camel and horse riding. “We hope 2017 will prove the most successful year after a break of 2016 that occurred due to facelift. We have added a number of recreational and entertainment venues to the resort,” Al Obaidly said.
Sealine Beach Resort is owned by Qatar’s leading hotel operator Katara Hospitality and managed by Murwab Hotel Group. It is located in southern part of Qatar, a 30-minutes drive from Doha’s City Center.
Al Obaidly told media persons that the resort, due to its world-class recreational facilities, was also attracting vacationers from other GCC countries particularly Saudi Arabia. “Corporate sector, especially oil and gas sector, is our biggest client. Sometimes, they reserve the lodges for longer periods,” Al Obaidly added.
In the end a guest’s review from “Tripadvisor” in which he/she writes: “From arrival to departure, nothing could have been better. The service and attention to detail was excellent. Could not fault anything.”Sealine Beach Resort is “ready for your weekend getaway”. Now it is up to you whether you want to live some precious moments in the lap of nature or not. Why not?