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“Six months of very happy memories” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kingsgate Hotel Doha

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Kingsgate Hotel Doha
Ranked #57 of 141 Hotels in Doha
Watford, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Six months of very happy memories”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014

When I was preparing to move to Doha, back in May 2013, I was recommended 2-3 places to stay. One of them was Ezdan which is just a walking distance from my office but I decided to try Kingsgate Hotel as Ezdan seems to be a hit and miss. And it lived up to all sensible reviews it has received in here. For me one of the things I loved about it was the location. Yes if you walk towards the back of the hotel, you end up walking to one of those not so glamorous areas of Doha where you can see hundreds if not thousands of poor people crammed into tiny spaces. However Doha is generally a pretty safe place and I never felt unsafe even in that area. If you can forgive and forget the back side of the hotel, then you are in one of the best areas in Doha. Souq Waqif, MIA, and Corniche are just 5 minute walks from the hotel.. West Bay and the airport are just 15 minute taxi rides.

Rooms
I stayed in a standard room and it’s quite spacious compared to hotels of its class. As some have mentioned before it had a very large kitchenette. My only wish was it had a washing machine and a stove (then again I can understand the reasons why they didn’t want to put those in there). Furniture was relatively new and they always provided very clean linen. Bathroom was nice, clean, spacious and I always had hot water whenever I wanted.

Service
Service I received from every single person who works in that hotel, from the very first night to the last day, was exceptional. From then manager of the hotel (Jo) to housekeeping ladies, the service I received was nothing but professional. And all of them were very friendly and polite.

Food
What most people forget is that this is a 3 star business hotel. Not a holiday resort or a 5 star hotel to receive exceptionally good food. Having said that I’ve tried pretty much everything on their daily menu and I liked pretty much all of those. However, I once tried their ‘promotional buffet’ and it was one of the worst buffets I’ve ever tried. It was simply horrible! Not sure what went wrong but I learnt my lesson and never tried their buffets again. For those who go to this hotel just for food, I only have one advice. Do yourself a favour and walk to Souq Waqif! Why would anyone want to eat the food in a 3 star business hotel when you have dozens of different choices around you? My advice is, depending on your budget,just go either to Souq Waqif or Souq Al Dira (Filipino Souq) area. And if you are a vegetarian, Saravana Bhavan, which is one of the well known vegetarian restaurants in Doha, is just a 5 minutes walk from the hotel.

Tips for longer stay
For those who stay there longer, like I did, having your clothes washed can be a serious issue as the hotel charges quite hefty rates like all other hotels. After about a couple of months into the stay I found this little jewel. Just come out of the hotel to the main road and walk to your right hand side until you reach the Al Bustan hotel (Al Muthaf Street). On the opposite side of the Al Bustan hotel you will find a little laundry that provides an excellent service for dead cheap prices. Just to give an example I used to get my suits dry cleaned for 16 Riyals! There is another laundry, just 3 minutes walk from the hotel, closer to the Gold Souq area, but he is very old school (writes numbers on shirt collars), grumpy and speaks no English. All he says is: “3 Riyals, 3 Days, No English”.

Summary
All in all I enjoyed every minute of my stay so I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone who is looking for a mid-priced hotel in that area of Doha.

Room Tip: Ask for a room in a higher floor for a better view.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

I got a very good deal through one of hotel booking websites and thoroughly enjoyed my stay there. I picked the hotel based on it's location but couldn't fault it's services. Very clean and friendly staff and I was given a superior room with kitchen and other facilities. Best value for money and excellent place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

I would recommend this hotel for travellers on a budget that enjoy eating the local food and not eating out every meal. The value for your money is great as the superior rooms have a good sized kitchenette, Fridge and microwave. The staff I found were helpfull and always called me by name. The SPA is the pearl here, although the indoor pool is a little small it is private and we had it all to ourselve most days in the winter season. Good Spa facillities including saunas, and a well equipped Gym if you need that.Walking distance to main attractions , the Corniche, the Islamic Museam of Art and the Souq Waqif and Gold Souqs where you will find all types of local foods to enjoy. There is a bakery right next door and small convenience and grocery store open late nearby. Parking is sketchy so if you rent a car this may not be the place for you. Overall I truely enjoyed my 9 day stay here and I would stay again on my next trip.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the upper floors, the view is just great from there.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013 via mobile

clean rooms and big and have mini kitchen and a microwave.
Though very aweful view on random area, unfriendly staff and poor services, I will not visit this place again and I don't recommend it to anybody

Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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very good hotel and location perfect room front office staff were amazing i stayed here for my business purpose and food are awesome location is perfect just need to train HK staff and will be perfect place to stay for everyone

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

Fantastic location right in the heart of the city and next to the souk but only about 5 minutes drive from the airport. Stayed in the 'delux' room which had a fantastic view but otherwise was quite tired looking and in need of a redecoration. Breakfast had a fairly good choice. Parking was across the road in a rather battered carpark without a surface. It was packed all the time.Tea making facilities in the room. I would stay here again if only for the marvellous location.

Room Tip: View from the rooms at the front was spectacular especially at night
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Doha
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

Near to (old) Airport (the new one will be opend soon).
Best view on the Roof to the city by night - brings best pictures!
Near to new Mosque and Souq.
Rooms are old but clean.
Restaurant Dinner good for 10 Euro.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Kingsgate Hotel Doha
Address: Ali Bin Abdallah Old Ghanim, Doha, Qatar
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
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Ranked #57 of 141 Hotels in Doha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Kingsgate Hotel Doha 3*
Number of rooms: 140
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