For a recent project, I spent a few weeks in Doha, Qatar, and stayed at the W. A very good hotel, with original interior design, but not quite perfect in all respects.
To start with the service, it is very good. The airport pickup is very conveniently organized, and the drivers are highly professional, always on time (actually, they are always very early), and the cars are new and clean. Staff at the check-in desk are friendly and always up for a chat, and the same goes for the room service staff (especially Fadel from room service was very friendly). When you check in, someone will usually materialize with something complimentary to drink, and when either checking in or out, the concierge staff are very helpful in carrying bags or retrieving them from the car/room. As other reviewers have already noted, the staff really takes every opportunity to make you feel comfortable.
Now, the rooms themselves are good. Beds very comfortable. Sometimes over the top: I once was upgraded to some kind of suite and counted 13 pillows on my bed. One gripe I had is that the work desks are very small and narrow, and as such a little awkward to sit at and work from. Same goes for the chair which isn't quite the right height to be able to comfortable work on a laptop. Bathrooms are nice and clean. Oh, and there are a lot of interesting interior design touches, such as funky paintings, strange decorative art, and really interesting lighting (sometimes blue lights circling the walls, sometimes multi-colored overhead lighting in a certain suite, maybe the WOW suites).
Finally, the food. I wasn't terribly impressed with the room service food. Although the service was excellent, the quality wasn't always of the highest standard, given the prices. Restaurants are good, in particular the Market and La Maison du Caviar. Wahm is a nice bar to have a drink after work, and Crystal gets pretty pumping from time to time, especially Wednesdays. (I was never there during the weekend.)
Overall, a very good option to stay if you're ever in Doha. I will definitely go back when I'm next in Qatar.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- W Doha Hotel & Residences is located in the prime West Bay area of Doha's city-centre. The multi-story structure of the building reveals panoramic views of the Arabian Gulf. W Doha brings a new flavor to the region as the first lifestyle design hotel in Doha. The hotel sets the standard for modern luxury accommodation in the city, offering residents all the benefits and amenities that come with being connected to a W. The design of W Doha is modern and contemporary with an infusion of the design elements indigenous to the region, including lighting, colors, and social areas. All rooms have IP telephones and digital safe boxes with laptop charging facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- w Doha Hotel And Residences
- w Hotels Doha
- w Hotel Doha