✅ Trip Verified
| The Al-Mourjan lounge in Hamad International Airport. As with any lounge experience the second time round is often better than the first. I had specifically chosen to have a long layover in Doha as, due to my age, I find that two shorter flights with a layover between is a much more comfortable experience. My first visit to the lounge was a seven hour layover between flights. I didn't know of the quiet area and that I could have a sleep for awhile so I didn't take advantage of that on my first visit. However I did use the shower facilities which were absolutely superb. It will be difficult to find anything bad to say about the staff in the lounge is they were attentive clearing used plates and cups not intruding when it was clear that they were not needed. The lounge is magnificent it's been awarded a place as the number one business class lounge in the world and I can easily understand why. I was there during one of the busy periods when I arrived in Doha, and even so there was plenty more seating available food was available links for available and the number of staff employed were easily enough for the guests in the lounge. We now come along to the food in the restaurant. The breakfast was very nice I had eggs Florentine they were beautifully presented wonderfully served with excellent table service, I had arrived at 7 o'clock in the morning and the lunchtime service didn't take place until 11 o'clock in the morning, had I known then what I know now, I would have taken the opportunity to go and have a nap in the quiet area. However since my flight to London was a little after 12 o'clock I didn't want to miss the chance of lunch in the restaurant so stayed awake. Once again in the restaurant presentation was beautiful service was excellent unfortunately the quality of the food that was served was a huge disappointment, the two options which I considered to be and salmon. The salmon although the presentation on the plate was absolutely beautiful was crunchy on the outside and dry as a bone on the inside. I did try the beef and was told that medium rare was not available as it is prepared by a catering company outside the airport and the restaurant reheat and serves it therefore it has to be well done. Some people may like well done beef, it certainly is not to my taste. To the credit of the restaurant staff I did tell them that the salmon was really rather overcooked, which was an understatement, and they insisted on preparing another piece of salmon for me to try, the chef who cooked it came to the table, I was too embarrassed to tell them that it was virtually no different from the first piece crunchy on the outside, which could be out an okay thing, but still dry as a bone on the inside, so I politely declined to tell them my impression of the second piece. I didn't have time to try anything else on the menu as my flight was being called.