I stayed at this hotel nearly during all my visits in Doha for business. If you are confused: yes this is the former Ramada Plaza Hotel, which is now under the management of Radisson Blu. For me the location of the place is perfect, since I rather seldom have appointments on the "West Bay" side of town.
The hotel offers a free shuttle bus from the airport, which leaves every 30 minutes (but sometimes only every 60 minutes). However if you miss the bus it is inexpensive to use a taxi to reach the hotel which should take about 15 minutes.
The check in was always uncomplicated, once I even got a room upgrade, which was excellent, but normally I find the standard room is enough for the business traveler. It recently has been refurbished, the rooms are modern and bright. The bed offers a very good sleep quality, internet works fine and it is always clean. I never got disappointed from this perspective at this hotel.
The hotel offers 20 restaurants, which in my opinion is excellent (Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, Intercontinental etc etc. ). For dinner you definitely do not have to starve at this place, however I find it rather difficult for lunch, as only the main (buffet) restaurant and another smaller (bistro type) restaurant are open. For lunch it is better to go out, just across the street are plenty of restaurants as well. Furthermore it is a bit difficult to dine after 11pm, as most of the restaurants are about to close at this time.
Breakfast takes place at the main restaurant and the range of food is quite ok (warm and cold), more than enough and it will definitely give you a good start into the day.
The hotel also offers a pool bar, it used to serve alcohol, but since a while this is not the case anymore, however you can still enjoy soft drinks while sitting in the water. Perfect to relax after a long day.
I did not use the spa facilities.
At night the hotel offers a couple of bars, pubs and a night club. I normally prefer the "Orion" which is a Moroccan style bar with live music. The club is not really worth a visit, it has more like a teenager school party atmosphere.
I'd like to point out one thing the hotel once did for me, which is really outstanding: After a stay I left to the airport, checked in to my flight and while I was waiting at the gate I realized that I forgot all my things in the safe in my hotel room. After a call the hotel managed to send me everything with a driver from the room to the airport and via a representative of the airline it was delivered right to the gate I was waiting at, within 45 minutes. So I was able to board on time and I had all my belongings back. Really great service!
Highly recommendable, especially for a business trip.
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Plaza Doha Hotel Doha
- Ramada Doha
- Doha Ramada