If you are passing through Doha and you don’t know what 5 star hotel to choose for your trip, we have a few suggestions for you. Doha is known as the capital city of Qatar, a rich Middle Eastern country, so you might expect the prices of the hotels to be exorbitant. That is absolutely not true. Doha has plenty of hotels to choose from and many of these hotels have really accessible prices and excellent services. Whatever you are looking for in terms of accommodation, Doha can provide. Here are our choices for 5 of the best 5 star hotels in Doha.
W Doha — The Business Trip Hotel
Located in the Diplomatic Area of Doha, W Doha is the supreme representation of modern luxury style. Choose this hotel if what you are looking for is to spend your time in a chilled, relaxed atmosphere, surrounded by airy, modern design and quality furnishing. All this can be yours starting from the price of $180 per night.
W Hotel impresses not only with its design, but also with its facilities. It has 3 restaurants, 2 bars, a spa, a 24 hours business centre and a 24 hours fitness centre, an outdoor pool, a childcare centre and a nightclub. Guests can enjoy free wifi and free parking, and the hotel provides even an airport shuttle service. For families with children, W Hotel offers free cribs and infant beds, and can even arrange babysitting or childcare services at a surcharge. W Hotel Doha is also a pet friendly hotel.
Being located in the Diplomatic Area, the hotel is very close to offices, banks, governmental headquarters and embassies. The City Centre Shopping Mall is only a 5 minutes walk away. W Doha has a location that makes it the perfect hotel to choose for a business trip or for a shopping spree getaway.
InterContinental Doha — The Beach Property
The InterContinental Doha is the perfect choice for people who are looking for a hotel where they can relax by the beach. For just under $200 per night, this property has a lot to offer: panoramic views of the city skyline, quiet surroundings, luxury interiors and plenty of facilities.
Guests at InterContinental Doha can choose among 7 restaurants and 2 bars, have a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, 2 outdoor tennis courts and a private beach at their disposal, and can enjoy free wifi and free parking. The hotel also has a 24 hours business centre, a nightclub, and offers a free shuttle to those who want to explore the surrounding areas. For families with kids, the hotel has free cribs, a kids’ pool, a playground, and babysitting or childcare can be arranged at a surcharge.
This hotel is located in the West Bay, an area that is a bit secluded and far from the main attractions of Doha. However, that makes it perfect for those who like to get away from the city noise. Besides, the hotel offers a free shuttle for its guests who want to explore the surroundings. If you get bored of the hotel’s private beach, you can walk to Westbay Beach or to Katara Beach, that are only a few minutes away.
Mondrian Doha — The Extravagant Choice
If you are an artsy person and you like extravagant, out-of-the-ordinary types of interiors, you’ll love the Mondrian Doha. You’ll realise immediately as you arrive and step inside, just how much creative thinking went into designing the interiors of this hotel. The atmosphere at Mondrian reminds of a fantastic, wonderland reality – perfect for people who want to escape daily life. The rooms are plush and airy, beautifully furnished with comfortable pieces and elegant design details.
Mondrian Hotel has 4 restaurants and 2 bars, a spa, a large indoor pool, a 24 hours health club, a business centre, a ballroom, and a nightclub. Guests can enjoy free wifi and free parking. For families with children, the hotel can provide free cribs and infant beds, and babysitting or childcare services.
The hotel is located close to several beaches, like Katara Beach (although you might want to go there by car if the weather is hot), and it is only a 5 minutes walk away from Lagoona Mall, where you can find restaurants, a cinema and where you can shop from some of the best and well known brands in the world.
Al Najada Doha Hotel by Tivoli — the Modern Traditional feel
Al Najada Hotel by Tivoli offers modern, Arabic style luxury with bright rooms, and traditional architectural and interior design details. This is the hotel to choose if you want to experience the Arabic feel at a price that is still within acceptable limits of around $120 per night.
The hotel offers many amenities like: an outdoor pool, a fitness centre, business centre, a party hall, travel assistance and concierge services, free wifi and free parking. The rooms at the Al Najada Hotel are beautifully designed with modern furniture and traditional shapes and colours, and the hotel even has duplex rooms, that will make you forget you are in a hotel, and will make you feel as if you were living in your own charming Arabic home. An important feature of this hotel is that it is also pet friendly.
Al Najada Hotel is located close to Al Corniche Waterfront and to the Pearl Monument. You can take a walk on the corniche, visit the Msheireb Museums or go shopping in Souq Waqif which is only an 11 minutes walk away.
Millennium Plaza Doha — The Value Choice
For a value option, Millennium Plaza is one of the best hotels you could find. And not only in Doha… In the world. How often do you find a 5 star hotel that offers amazing rooms and so many great amenities, and that will cost you a bit more than $50 per night?
Millennium Plaza is the perfect hotel for those who want to experience luxury without breaking the bank. Here, you’ll be able to enjoy not only the comfortable rooms with unique design and wide views, but also an outdoor pool, several restaurants, a spacious gym, business centre, a large events hall, free wifi and free parking.
Millennium Plaza is located close to Al Bidda Park and Al Corniche Waterfront, an area that offers a lot of entertainment options and outdoors activities for both adults and children, like bowling and camel riding. The Falcon Souq is also close by.
We hope you enjoyed our suggestions and that you’ll enjoy your trip!
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What to pack for the Middle East
Consider packing conservative clothing and a shawl or headscarf for women if you would like to visit religious places. Some comfortable sandals work well in the Middle East as it can be hot so they will let your feet breathe. It can get extremely hot in some parts of the Middle East and so sun cream is essential.
It’s a good idea to pack conservative clothing for the Middle East. Avoid short skirts and low cut tops or spaghetti straps. Comfortable trousers and linen tops are great. Long skirts and Maxi dresses also work really well and are comfortable with the hear. Don’t forget your sunglasses, and pack your prescription sunnies if you have those!
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