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“Walking distance to tourist attractions”
Review of Ramada Encore Doha

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Ramada Encore Doha
Ranked #39 of 136 Hotels in Doha
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 May 2012

Overall: Room rate is reasonable, but everything else is more expensive if booked via the hotel (i.e food, tours etc)

Location: Walking distance to the Souq Waqif and the Corniche. The museum of Islamic Art is along the corniche also. The airport was about 10-15 minutes drive (~ 31 QAR by taxi). The streets nearby do not look that safe, but we did not have any issues walking there at night.

Room: The beds were comfortable and the air conditioning worked fine. My main issue was with the hot water in the shower. When turned on the shower, and left running for a while, no hot water came out. We had to call reception to get someone to fix it. The guy came turned on the hot water from the sink tap, and waited for that water to be hot. Once water from sink is hot, the shower will also have hot water. 2 free water bottles are provided, and can also have tea / coffee in room.

Breakfast: Reception informed us that breakfast would cost more if we decided to eat there in the morning, so it was better to book the night before. We decided to try the breakfast for the first night we were there. The breakfast range and quality is as per hotel standards. There was cereals, bread, fruit, hot food (i.e. eggs, sausages (chicken / beef) and usual drinks, juice, tea, coffee, bottled water. In my opinion, it is better to eat outside as can try local food and the price is cheaper.

Service: The front desk is very prompt at answering any questions, or providing assistance. My only complaint was the lack of attention to detail. We got information from the staff about booking a city tour, and asked them to proceed with the booking. The staff called us in our room to confirm that booking was made. I asked to what time the tour start, as they had told us that there were 2 possible options, and we were happy to go with either. They did not know and had to call us back to give us the details. They then called us again after a few minutes, to tell us that we had to pay by cash and could not use credit card. My expectation is if I am being informed of a booking confirmation, all the details would be readily available, instead of having multiple calls.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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GM-RamadaEncore, General Manager at Ramada Encore Doha, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2012

Dear Guest

Your feedback is appreciated and we do regret the slight inconvenience you may have faced with hot water.

Our hotel is ideally located in one of the safest cities in the world and most of our guests are happily surprised at the quality and value offered.

We hope you will be staying with us in the future as well.

Sincerely.

SAQIB ANWAR

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Reviewed 3 May 2012

We quite enjoyed our time at the Doha Ramada Encore. Must as others have described, this is clean, safe, and comfortable hotel very close to Souq Waqif. Rooms are a good size. Breakfast was good and a reasonable price. The dinner buffet had a nice selection and included soft drinks. The staff were incredibly helpful and very polite.

We booked a car and driver through the hotel to tour the city. Our driver was excellent and the price very good.

Room Tip: Make sure to walk to Souq Waqif
  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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GM-RamadaEncore, General Manager at Ramada Encore Doha, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2012

Dear Guest

We thank you for choosing to stay with us and the feedback provided. We are glad that you enjoyed the value for money offered by our hotel.

Your positive comments have been passed on to our team members and will provide us encouragement for further improvement.

We hope to see you at our hotel soon.

Sincerely.

SAQIB ANWAR

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Reviewed 24 April 2012

We stayed two nights and we really liked it. Very clean and friendly. Walking distance to the market, corniche and the islamic museum of modern art.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with friends
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GM-RamadaEncore, General Manager at Ramada Encore Doha, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2012

Dear Guest

We thank you for your comments and recent stay at our hotel. Your encouragement is much appreciated and we have passed on your comments to our team members.

Our friendly and helpful staff are our most important asset and we value their contributions. You have also enjoyed our location which is also appreciated by most of our guests.

We hope you will stay with us in the future as well.

Sincerely.

SAQIB ANWAR

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Reviewed 20 April 2012

The hotel is not cheap by any standards (at least 130 USD). However, in Doha that is practically as cheap as it gets. The hotel itself is nice, the swimming pool is clean, the gym is sufficient and the staff are kind and friendly. The location is a little close to the airport and the bazaar, but not close to downtown Doha. The neighborhood just like the rest of the country is very safe.
I would definitely stay here again. The decoration of the rooms is a little bit burlesque, but the beds are comfortable and the tv and shower work perfectly fine.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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GM-RamadaEncore, General Manager at Ramada Encore Doha, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2012

Dear Guest

Thank you for your comments and we do appreciate your choosing to stay with us.

As a mid scale brand with focus on practicality and affordability without compromising on essentials, we are happy to know that we were able to exceed your expectations.

Our hotel is located close to the airport as well as several cultural, historical and shopping attractions as within walking distance. The bank street, A, B & C ring roads are within easy reach.

We look forward to your stay with us in the future as well.

Sincerely.

SAQIB ANWAR

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Reviewed 16 April 2012

After making a confirmed booking and arranging business meetings at the hotel i arrive to be told the hotel is full and i am being moved to another hotel. Not practicle as i have arranged various meetings at the Ramada. So eventually get a room. Well a so called room more of a box with a tiny window. To complement the room a noisy AC unit right outside the window.
Would not reccomend very disapointed.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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GM-RamadaEncore, General Manager at Ramada Encore Doha, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2012

Dear Guest

We do sincerely regret that you faced some inconvenience upon check-in. I assure you that this was an exception due to reasons beyond our control and not the norm.

Our rooms are designed with practicality and affordability in mind and the size (22sq.m) as well as photos are displayed on all websites for guest information.

Ramada Encore, a tier of the Ramada brand, was launched in 2000 for business and leisure travellers looking for a great value, midscale hotel. You may have expected to stay at a full service Ramada Hotel, which may have caused a misunderstanding.

We hope you will give us another chance to be your choice in the future as well.

Sincerely.

SAQIB ANWAR

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Reviewed 16 April 2012

4 queen sized bed / non-smoking Rooms were booked and confirmed.

Arriving at 20:00 in the hotel, we are told there are no queen sized bed any longer. Furthermore, the available twin beds room are smoking!!

This is totally dishonnest practice.

When complaining to the receptionist, he explains that as in every hotel, these conditions are 'subject to availability' - something which is NOT reported at all to the confirmation. Is this what is called "insulting intelligence"??

The rooms themselves are OK yet it is worth to know that there is no window - sorry, there is one, with view on the internal, technical column!!

What a disgrace!!!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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GM-RamadaEncore, General Manager at Ramada Encore Doha, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2012

Dear Guest

Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry to hear that you were not happy with your room choice not being available upon check-in. Room types are indeed subject to availability at most hotels around the world, while every effort is made to meet guest requests.

Our practicality, affordability and quality are the main reasons for most guests being happy with our product. We do offer larger "Business" rooms with a better view at a different price while large rooms with views of the sea or the marina are available at some hotels in Doha, at much higher prices.

We hope you will be staying with us in the future as well.

Sincerely.

SAQIB ANWAR

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Reviewed 6 April 2012

I stayed here for almost a month and had absolutely no problem whatsoever. The service was great, the employees friendly and the food tasty. It's location was also a plus. It's right next to the old city center, also known as "Heart of Doha", where you can take a walk through the real Doha. I will be staying here again on my next visit to Doha, Qatar.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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GM-RamadaEncore, General Manager at Ramada Encore Doha, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2012

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and your highest rating for our product and services. Your positive feedback will provide us encouragement to improve further.

Our services and staff friendliness are appreciated by most of our guests as well as our location proximity to several attractions. We are at a waliking distance to "Musehireib Heart of Doha project" as well as several cultural attractions.

We look forward to your stay with us in the future as well.

Sincerely.

SAQIB ANWAR

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Additional Information about Ramada Encore Doha

Address: Ahmed Bin Mohd. Bin Thani Street | A Ring Road, Musheireb, Doha 200922, Qatar
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Region: Qatar > Doha
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Doha
#31 Business Hotel in Doha
#37 Luxury Hotel in Doha
Price Range: £32 - £60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ramada Encore Doha 4*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the historic heart of Doha city centre by the Bank Street, minutes away from all major avenues and several tourist attractions. With 111 well appointed guestrooms consisting of Business Queen Rooms at 24-sqm which is specially catered for all the savvy business travelers or our Standard Room at 22-sqm available in either Queen or Twin for a more economical choice, both types of rooms boasts a stylish and modernist rooms, Ramada Encore Doha is the perfect place to stay for both business and leisure. All rooms are fitted with an in-room safe, mini fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, telephone, bathrobe , prayer mat and a hairdryer and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the Hotel. The hotel also features a business centre, convenience shop, gymnasium , sauna and an indoor swimming pool with views of the old city and emerging Msheireb Downtown Doha Project. The property features two conference rooms to host up to 18 attendees, as well as an international restaurant – the Hub offering weekly weekend themed nights. Our Mission – Your Comfort! Be it sleeping, eating, working or playing - you can do it all at Ramada Encore Doha - Innovative, Inspired, Intelligent!… simply better℠ ... more   less 
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