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“Cheap, but not cheerful!”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of La Villa Hotel

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La Villa Hotel
Ranked #113 of 131 Hotels in Doha
Georgia
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284 reviews
49 hotel reviews
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“Cheap, but not cheerful!”
Reviewed 14 June 2012

Picked this hotel because of price, location & the option of day use for layover. It was good on paper for all that, except once there it was a shock as to how poor the place was. First room had no wi-fi as advertised, so moved to another room higher up. Small & quite dirty. No towels, so had to call and ask. Sheets were actually dirty & came complete with short curly foreign hairs in the bed! One of the worst showers ever in any budget hotel, terrible pressure due to worn fittings, flooded the entire floor then did not run away from drain backing up to around 4cm deep. No drinking water provided, no glasses either. Breakfast was very basic, but OK. Due to short stay did not make a fuss, however I will never use his hotel again when visiting or transit through. Staff were nice & helpful, that was he only positive.

Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2012

Great value for money,rated as a two star hotel but really offers more than what its rated as. The rooms were neat,staff was excellent and the hotel is situated close to the Cornish and the Golden souk. Comparatively to rooms I have stayed in KSA it was much better. What sets a hotel apart for me from the rest is the service. The La Villa hotel had better service for me than some 4star hotels I have been in. The staff across the board from the reception,security,cleaning staff and kitchen always had a smile and willingness to help. This hotel really puts the customer first and at a budget hotel this is not the norm. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you looking for a basic but adequate hotel.The hotel had also organized a visa for me at short notice as I was traveling from outside the country.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Bengaluru, India
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157 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2012

Well behaved staff, a very stereotype kind of a hotel with not much to talk about is La Villa in a nut shell.The rooms are old and basic. Although they look clean you might catch a few cockroaches around. The facilities are also very normal and the complimentary breakfast is just about ok to fill your tummy however is highly challenged in terms of variety!!

Stayed there for around 7 days, and I'm sure any time longer than that would be slightly difficult. But then the staff was quite friendly and helpful, the location is good as it is close to the airport as well as some of the major buildings (Specially my office). But the locality is not the best as it is just besides a slum like area

I would say stay here only by necessity, not by choice.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Aarhus, Denmark
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305 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2012

Stayed 2 nights and it was fine,old rooms but clean.
Friendly staff okay breakfast.
Location is in a poor/run-down area but it safe.
Cheap restaurants in the neighbourhood.
Close to the Cornish,museum of Islamic art and airport.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Turin, Italy
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24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2012

The hotel itself is nothing special, but the location is superb, in the Old Doha, close to the souq. The best of this hotel are the prices. Let's say that is a good solution for a long stopover between two Qatar Airways flights, but probably is not the best for a long stay. Breakfast is quite regular, wi-fi in rooms is often slow.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Additional Information about La Villa Hotel

Property: La Villa Hotel
Address: Behind Gold Souq, IbnAqeel Street, Doha, Qatar
Region: Qatar > Doha
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #113 of 131 Hotels in Doha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — La Villa Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 81
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