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    Reviewed 6 February 2012

    The rooms are very spacious but the hotel is a bit jaded and frayed around the edges,

    Desperately needs a make-over but fairly good value for money, The worst thing is the machine over the road, breaking rocks for hour after hour during the night. Otherwise the location is fine

    • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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    Thank PedroMig
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    Reviewed 21 December 2011

    While this is not a luxurious experience, for a long-term stay in Doha I would highly recommend Somerset West Bay. I stayed here for 6 months last year on a work assignment. It was clean, comfortable, everything worked right, the view was great as was the location. Also, the staff was so friendly, helpful and professional. I really had no problems staying here.

    Room Tip: Definitely take a sea-view room
    • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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    1  Thank JLM235
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    Reviewed 20 December 2011

    We had the three bedroom suite and that was very spacious. When you look at the details, the kitchen is nowhere near pretty for use, and the bathrooms/ toilets have broken parts. For example the sink was shaking if you touched it, and leaking water. For the price paid, it was too much I think.

    If you do not need all the space, head for Kempinski behind as they both are in a quiet area and close to everything in tiny Doha.

    • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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    Thank KalR
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    Reviewed 15 December 2011

    I spent 6 weeks in Doha in Jan 2011, and found the Somerset to be a very good apartment. There is not a great deal in Doha at present and this block is of very good quality. The included breakfast is adequate, not over the top with choice, but sufficient, and of good quality, none the less.

    The apartments themselves are spacious, clean, well furnished. Everything worked well and the room attendants provided excellent service. WiFi was very good. The gym downstairs is well equipped for most people. The equipment is in good condition.

    It is conveniently located next to the W Hotel, which is good for nightlife.

    Overall, I would recommend the Somerset in Doha and I would stay there again.

    • Stayed: January 2011, travelled on business
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    4  Thank 27mangoes
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    Reviewed 20 September 2011

    I moved into the Somerset as a monthly resident and to be very honest, it is far below average.

    In summary

    What is good about it:

    1) The staff at the front desk are polite and helpful
    2) There is an onsite maintenance and engineering team to fix all the problems
    3) On site gym is functional
    4) Pool is functional but literally a hole in the ground in an oddly shaped building attached to the main building; almost an afterthought.
    5) Kids nursery/play area
    6) Reasonable laundry service
    7) Room service available from the restaurant

    What is bad about it;

    1) Threadbare towels of a poor quality
    2) Worn bed linen
    3) The stench coming from the kitchen/laundry room is intolerable/nauseating
    4) My first allocated apartment was in shocking condition (filthy doors, cracked tiles, peeling wall paper, dry rot in the door frames). When I complained loudly enough on my first day for them to fix the problems, they moved me to a new apartment
    5) General state of repair is poor (I cannot recall a day in the first 2 weeks when something did not fall off the wall or break when used e.g. the oven racks. toilet seat, no hot water etc.)
    6) TV Channels are average and reception is poor
    7) No wireless and cable internet connectivity is EXTREMELY slow.

    To their credit, they have attended to all the problems identified very swiftly, however the nauseating smell in the kitchen/laudry area remains and it would be enough for anyone to seek a new residence.

    I entered with high expectations, given the money that I am paying every month, and now I find myself looking for a new place to stay.

    A definite miss on the residential apartments.

    Room Tip: Physically visit the apartment you are taking before you sign the documents! Don't base your decision on the show apartment, it is misleading as it is in pristine condition with astonishing views.
    • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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    4  Thank Doha_Resident_1
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