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W Doha Hotel & Residences
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   West Bay Area, Doha 19573, Qatar   |  
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Ranked #1 of 119 hotels in Doha
Mclean, Virginia
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“A new find in Doha”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

from now on I will only stay at the W Hotel when in Doha.
Over the past four years and each time I would travel to Doha Qatar, I would stay at the Four Seasons and when full at the Ritz. I generally spend more than 200 days a year in hotels all over the world, some of my favorite hotels in the world including the new Four Seasons in Istanbul, the Address Downtown Dubai, the Kempinski Barbaros Bay, the George V in Paris, Beau Rivage, Geneva, Evian Royal Parc, the St.Jamess Hotel and Club in London, the Four Seasons in Los Angeles, and the Four Season in New York. And now I will add the W Hotel in Doha as one of my homes away from home. This property can stand tall with the best of them. By now I know a good product when I see it and most importantly a well managed team of professionals paying detailed attention to guest comfort and satisfaction. There is no doubt that the management team at the W in Doha is fully engaged and at all levels of the business and at ease with their guests. My first experience at the W Hotel in Doha was perfect. I will be back soon.

Room Tip: In a part of the world where more people smoke its important to be on a non smoking floor
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WDoha, Manager at W Doha Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, March 20, 2012
Hello BobbyBatman,

Thank you so much for your amazing review about us. We are very thrilled to hear you choose W Doha as your nr. 1 hotel in Doha.

Please let us know when you get back, we are looking forward to seeing you soon!

All the best,

W Doha
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012 via mobile

Despite being allocated parking slot, we have been denied entry to our parking several times by the guard, simply they could not provide us with the parking access key. Tried to explain the problem several times to the concierge, no action was taken, only empty promises. Very bad service for the price you pay for the residence.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

This is not a bad hotel. Most of it works well but there are some annoying things. Noisy AC, expensive broadband and no way of telling the time in darkness (which maybe was just as good since the time of the alarm clock was wrong in my room...).

There is no reason to stay at a licensed hotel in Doha. Stay at one of the "dry" hotels (eg Gloria) at a much lower cost and come here for dinner and drinks instead (which it is very good for). The rooms and service is just as good and the distance is no issue. Taxis are cheap and everywhere and rush hour traffic in Doha means you can see another car on the road...)

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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WDoha, Manager at W Doha Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, March 20, 2012
Hello GlobetrottersSweden,

Thank you for your review. My apologies for the challenges you faced during your stay.

We take our guest feedback seriously and we can assure you that we are looking into the issues you kindly brought to our attention below.

Please contact us directly if you want to discuss your experience any further at GMSafak.Guvenc@whotels.com.

All the best,

W Doha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

This was one of the favoured weekend party spots for our gang while we resided in Qatar. I'm not a huge fan of the modern hotel, but the W in Doha is an awesome blend of Colour, modern elegance and Class.
the staff are always accomodating and many a memorable weekend was spent in Wahm and in the Crystal Lounge. Expensive but well worth it! Breakfast is a welcoming area in the morning and brunch and dinner are also a nice treat.
The Bliss spa once booked early enough is pretty good. Its close to the city centre mall where taxis can be gotten to whereever you need to go.
It is however at the moment in an area where there is alot of development, so the views depending on which room you are staying in mightn't be that spectacular. But once the rest of the area develops it will be a nice spot.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WDoha, Manager at W Doha Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, March 20, 2012
Hello Lucy H,

Thank you for your wonderful review. We were pleased to hear you enjoyed your weekend stay with us and we look forward to seeing you back at W Doha soon.

All the best,

W Doha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

There's no doubt that this is one of Doha's trendiest hotels. With a good choice of bars and restaurants and a great all-round ambience, the W is one of the best hotels in this up-market West Bay area of Doha.

The W is just a short walk from the City Centre shopping mall, which features a good range of outlets and restaurants, as well as an ice rink and cinema. There's no beech at the W but it does have a fitness centre and salon. Don't expect a magnificent gym - it's fairly small and basic - but it should satisfy most general requirements.

The hotel features all the usual luxury trappings: chauffeur car service, accommodating concierge and a high standard of stylish decor throughout. The premium feel is hardly effortless, however, and the W does tend to bang on about its own sense of style a little too much.

All this said, the W deserves its reputation as one of the better hotels in Doha and is well worth a look whether you're staying for a while or just passing through.

Top tips:
- Don't be misled by the 'Whatever Whenever' service: they rarely have the answers to your questions and you'll be waiting forever for a call back
- If you need a hotel car to pick you up from somewhere other than the airport, book it advance to avoid a lengthy wait at peak times
- Check out the Asian restaurant on the first floor and Wahm bar on the second floor: both are well worth a visit

Room Tip: Avoid rooms on the lower floors at the front of the hotel: the bar noise is easily overheard. Also...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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WDoha, Manager at W Doha Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, March 20, 2012
Hello JDW-TKM,

Thank you for your detailed review. We are thrilled to hear that we are seen as one of the best hotels in this up-market.

My apologies for the "Whatever/Whenever" challenge you faced. We take our guest feedback seriously and we can assure you that we are looking into the comment you mentioned

Thank you again for your feedback. We hope to welcome you back soon!

All the best,

W Doha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay in this hotel for many reasons, the stuff are very helpful (especially Ms. Lika from Guest relations) , the restaurants are good and the over all atmosphere is lively.

I think they need to make the gym room bigger

I'll definitely stay here again

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WDoha, Manager at W Doha Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, March 20, 2012
Hello Alammadi,

Thank you for your review. We were thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay at W Doha, especially Lika!

We hope to welcome you back at W Doha soon.

All the best,

W Doha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

This was my first experience at staying at a W Hotel and it was excellent overall despite a couple of issues.
The check-in was efficiently and smoothly managed with an apology that they couldn’t make a suite available unless I waited for a while. I opted for the available room as it was late and was not disappointed.
The room itself was a good size or least appeared to provide that feeling. All the furnishings were good and the huge round lounger chair and stool were comfy for watching the big flat screen TV. The DVD player and I-pod deck and charger worked well. The bed was great and super comfy with good quality linen, however, getting in and out of bed was partially hampered by a close fitting bedside table that you could crack you knee on quite easily. The bathroom was great with a deep bath and some strange ladder come handle affair to assist climbing in, but not so much out. The walk-in shower was nice and large, but the tap controls were just too confusing especially early morning. Could do better here! Similarly, the lights were complicated to operate with some of the switches hidden out of site. Plenty of bottled water available bottled water along with a coffee machine and kettle. One thing that did annoy was the air-con fan unit which seemed to have constant whirring and despite changing fan speeds still kept up the noise.
Surprisingly, the internet access which was free was quite poor particularly when using Skype. I thought that it might have been just the wireless internet, but the cable access was the same.
Didn’t use the pool but it looked great although from what I could see there was nowhere to lounge around.
The Wham bar and Spice market were great with attentive staff and good service.
Lots of places to sit around if you are waiting in the reception area where all the staff were friendly and keen to assist.
Was a bit disappointed with the transport marshal outside who seemed full of himself and too important to get a taxi.

However, in respect of the overall stay it was a great stay and will certainly use it again in Doha and look forward to trying a W at another location.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WDoha, Manager at W Doha Hotel & Residences, responded to this review, March 20, 2012
Hello Traveller1824,

Thank you for your detailed review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay.
We certainly appreciate your comments, it is feedback such as yours, that allows us to continually improve our service.

Once again thank you and we hope to welcome you back soon at W Doha!

All the best,

W Doha
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Additional Information about W Doha Hotel & Residences

Address: West Bay Area, Doha 19573, Qatar
Location: Qatar > Doha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Doha
#1 Spa Hotel in Doha
#1 Luxury Hotel in Doha
#2 Romantic Hotel in Doha
#6 Family Hotel in Doha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — W Doha Hotel & Residences 5*
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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