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The 10 Best Hotels in Doha, Qatar

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Updated: 28 November 2017

Known for its mix of international and local cuisines and splendid Arab hospitality, Qatar has a lot to offer travelers from around the world. Whether you’re looking to relax on your vacation or explore the local culture, stay at one of these amazing five star properties and boutique hotels in Qatar on your next visit.

St. Regis Hotel, Doha, Qatar

This place comes with its own private beach, signature treatments at Remede Spa and luscious interiors that resemble ancient Arabian architecture with modern touches. Plus, a butler service is available to all guests. This hotel also hosts the famous Opal by Gordon Ramsay and prepares the most amazing feast throughout the holy month of Ramadan. There are secluded spaces, spectacular views of the skyline and The Pearl-Qatar, making staying here an experience of a lifetime.

Mondrian Doha

Newly opened and designed by Marcel Wanders, Mondrian is the hottest place in town to stay, eat and relax. Situated near The Pearl-Qatar, in the Lusail area, the hotel has 211 rooms and 59 suites on 24 floors, and a spectacular 2000 square metre ballroom with its own 24K gold elevator. Hudson Tavern, Walima, CUT by Wolfgang Puck and Morimoto are signature restaurants for fine dining with a view.

Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

Qatar’s first and oldest hotel was built in 1982, and most recently renovated in 2014. The pyramid structure was a landmark even before the rapid development of Qatar for the Asian Games in 2006. City Center, one of the first big malls in the country is just a stone’s throw away. The hotel is home to La Veranda, an Italian restaurant that serves great pizza and pasta by the sea, and also Irish Harp, known for its nightlife events and pub feel. This landmark is a dramatic waterfront hotel showcasing history with a modern feel.

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

A 25-minute boat ride away from the city, the Banana Island Resorts Doha by Anantara makes for a perfect getaway. The island is known for its paradise-like landscape, spacious hammams, indoor botanical garden, two-lane surf pool, fully equipped diving center, nine dining options under the stars and overlooking the peninsula, water villas and much more. The resort also has its very own private 800m beach.

W Doha Hotel & Residencies

Located in the west bay area of the city, W Doha has luxurious interiors with a regal setting. Locals and tourists enjoy the W Café for its tantalizing dessert options, Market by Jean Georges for its express lunch, Spice Market for its stylish interiors, Crystal Lounge for its whimsical cocktails and La Spiga by Paper Moon for its light antipasti, salads, seafood and cuts of meat. Bliss Spa at the hotel also offers therapeutic massages at great prices.

Hilton Doha

Located in the commercial hub of the city and 30 minutes from Hamad International Airport, Hilton Hotel provides a great view of the sea in its 309 rooms and suites. The hotel’s Eforea spa is a must try with its exclusive treatments, and Trader Vics at the venue on the beachfront is the best in town for cocktails, live music and food from its wooden grilled ovens.

Zubarah Hotels & Resorts

If you’re looking for the ultimate Arab hospitality, walk into Zubarah Hotels and Resorts in the Al Muntazah area for an unforgettable experience. This hotel is known for its authentic hospitality, with a traditional blend of warm interior colors and ample sunlight in its 45 spacious rooms. With modern living amenities and an E-butler service, vacation luxury is sorted.

Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels

In the heart of the city are nine regal buildings posing as boutique hotels serving Arab feasts, gourmet goodies, five-star hospitality and a traditional hammam. Contemporary styled interiors coupled with elegant exteriors make this a vibrant and lively place to stay. Step out into the marketplace of herbs, spices, handicrafts, traditional clothes, pet stores and souvenirs to take something back home from your trip to the Middle East. Also visit the park during the winters, where families come together to experience the short-lived cool weather, rides and other forms of live entertainment and parades.

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha

Showcasing the finest European architecture with a blend of classic Arab elements stands the Marsa Malaz Kempinski on an island at The Pearl-Qatar. Five-star luxury, private butler service, latest technology, culinary delights, relaxing spa treatments, outdoor dining areas, a private beach, life-size structures and widespread hotel grounds await tourists at this luxurious hotel. There are 281 spacious rooms including 69 suites.

Oryx Rotana Doha

Strategically located close to Hamad International Airport, experience warm hospitality and stunning interior architecture at Oryx Rotana Doha. This hotel has 400 deluxe rooms and is home to The Cellar, which offers specialty wines and Mediterranean tapas, The Jazz Club that invites artists from around the world to play soulful music, Al Nafourah Garden that specializes in shisha and Arab delicacies, and Sky lounge, a perfect venue for an evening cup of coffee and delicious marble cake.