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Ramada Encore Doha
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ahmed Bin Mohd. Bin Thani Street | "A" Ring Road, Musheireb, Doha 200922, Qatar   |  
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Ranked #38 of 124 Hotels in Doha
Worcester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good service and comfortable stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

I stopped over on both legs of a work trip offshore.
On both occasions there was a nice greeting on arrival and smooth check in process.
The rooms were very clean and up to date. The air con did blow a bit of a gale in both rooms I used but that would be the only complaint.
There is a restaurant, it was a bit soulless but fine if you are passing through on business and taxi's are cheap if you want to head out to somewhere with atmosphere. Use the city taxi's rather than the hotel cars, which are about 30% more expensive.
You need to use a taxi to get around as the hotel is in an older part of town but its no problem
There is a petrol station immediately outside, useful for picking up any bits and pieces you need or for snacks.
The Corniche is a £6 taxi ride away and makes a nice evening walk if its not too hot or humid
Would happily stay again

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GM-RamadaEncore, General Manager at Ramada Encore Doha, responded to this review, October 4, 2012
Thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent stays and we are happy to receive your feedback.

As a mid scale full service hotel, our focus is on offering quality with value and we are pleased at your positive comments. Our team members will be glad to receive your appreciation.

The third party private transfer service you mention is entirely at guest discretion and if offered due to general dearth of metered taxis in Doha. We are happy to call for metered taxis upon guest request and have even placed a free phone in the lobby for guests wishing to call themselves.

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

Sincerely.

SAQIB ANWAR
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

It is so rare that I am staisfied with everyaspect of a hotel stay. Maybe the fact was that after travelling in Sri Lanka for 2 weeks, anything was better, but this place really was excellent!

Check-in was professional and so was check-out. In fact all interactions with staff were very pleasant, friendly and helpful.

The location of the hotel is good - less than 5 minutes from the souq by taxi. There is nothing in the area to walk to, but all of Doha is kind of like this.

The rooms weren't big but they managed to get every single amenity possible into them and they were still roomy enough. They were brand new and ultra clean. The mini-bar was empty though. A couple of cold beers and juices or waters would have been nice.

The was also very reasonable!! On top of that, the breakfast was outstanding. I would even go so far as to say it was on of the best breakfast buffets I have ever experienced at similar properties. There was everything anyone could want from local specialties like thick lebneh yogurt, to hot western items like fried eggs and sausage. There were fresh juices, cereal, you name it...

Overall, a very good experience. I would definitely come back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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GM-RamadaEncore, General Manager at Ramada Encore Doha, responded to this review, September 26, 2012
Thank you for your generous praise and we are very happy to have exceeded your expectations. It is with feedback that we are able to judge our performance and we always endeavour to satisfy the most discerning travelers.

Our team members will be pleased to know that their efforts are recognised.

Our central location at a walking distance to many cultural, historical attractions is appreciated by most of our guests while the practical design of the hotel is suited for clients looking for quality without an outrageous price tag. We also participate in Wyndham Rewards, our frequent guest program for bookings made directly with us that entitles members to points for stays or airline miles.

We have recently installed iron & boards in all rooms adding to the free wi-fi, complimentary daily water bottles and free tea/coffee etc. that we already offered.

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

Sincerely.

SAQIB ANWAR
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We arrived at the Ramada Encore very early in the morning after a horrible flight with Qatar Air, from Melbourne. We were delighted when the Duty Manager agreed to let us use the room straight away. The room itself was spacious, though there were a few quirks. The only light switch for the bathroom was at the side of the bed and there was no shower screen, so water flowed all over the bathroom floor. However the bed was comfortable and, given the extreme heat outside, we could understand the small window behind a large curtain!

We ate lunch in the coffee shop and had room service for dinner. Both meals were excellent and most affordable. It was Ramadan. Nothing was open so we passed the time swimming in the huge indoor pool on the top floor and relaxing in the room.

But the most impressive part of our stay was the attitude of the staff. In order to catch the flight to Athens the next morning we needed to leave the hotel by 6AM. Instead of providing us with a breakfast box the manager insisted he would arrange for us to have breakfast at 5:30AM - ninety minutes before the buffet actually opened.

Sure enough, at 5:30AM there we were being served breakfast - the only guests, with a chef and a waiter. And a delicious breakfast it was, too.

The Ramada Encore is an inexpensive hotel. (We paid less than $90 AU.) It's well located and the service is beyond expectations - if you must stay in Doha. Note that Doha is not geared for tourists and there is a tax of approximately $35 AU per entry, which is a real deterrent. We would never choose to fly Qatar Air again, so will not be back in Doha! But we were very impressed by the hotel.

Room Tip: If you want a view, ask for a room on one of the high floors, facing the front of the hotel.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GM-RamadaEncore, General Manager at Ramada Encore Doha, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Thank you for your recent comments and feedback about our hotel.

As a brand focusing on practicality and affordability without compromising on the essentials, we are very happy to receive your encouragement. We offer a full service hotel at affordable prices and will continue to do so.

Our staff are great ambassadors for our brand and we are proud to have a fantastic team.

The matter of the shower mentioned by you is being addressed and will be rectified soon.

All our rooms feature free tea/coffee, daily water bottles, iron/board amongst other facilities for travelers such as yourselves.

Thank you once again.

Sincerely.

SAQIB ANWAR
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Redditch, United Kingdom
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51 hotel reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I stayed here for 1 week on business and found the hotel good value and reasonable qualty. The room was acceptible size (not large) and smartly fitted with sofa and desk. The view was of the wall of a neighbouring building (very close by) which gave the room a bit of a claustrophobic feel. There was a nice modern shower room- all facilities worked well (including wifi).

The restarant was rather limited for choice (about half a dozen main meals) but there was a very good all-you-can-eat buffet one evening which improved the variety.No alcohol is served.

Staff were friendly and helpful.

The hotel is located in a rather run down part of Doha, and is about 15mins walk from the Souk Waqif where there are a number of restaurats. It is about another 15 mins walk to the coast and the Museum of Islamic Art.

Would be happy to stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GM-RamadaEncore, General Manager at Ramada Encore Doha, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
We thank you for your comments and are happy to have been of service.

Our location being close to the airport and walking distance to Souq Waqif, Museums, Gold Souq, Corniche and a short ride to many commercial and business avenues is appreciated by most of our guests.

Our design is focused on providing the essentials and while you may have found our rooms to be compact (22sq.m), they do not lack any facility that you would expect from a value offering quality establishment.

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

Sincerely.

SAQIB ANWAR
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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

I have just finished a two week stay at the Ramada Encore in Doha and would recommend this hotel as it provides excellent value for money. The staff are extremely courteous, friendly, accommodating and helpful. The rooms have everything you need for your stay and the pool is wonderful. The free wife was a bonus enabling me to keep in contact with family and friends and pick up emails. I dined in The Hub a number of times and found the food was tasty, well presented and great value. I had a very enjoyable stay, would have no hesitation staying again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GM-RamadaEncore, General Manager at Ramada Encore Doha, responded to this review, September 5, 2012
Thank you for your feedback and choosing to stay with us. We are very happy that our hotel and services were to your liking.

As a full service mid scale hotel, we focus on quality, practicality and value which is reflected in our room design, food & beverage offerings, convenient location and not to forget, our friendly and helpful team members.

We hope you will continue to patronise us for your future stays in Doha.

Sincerely.

SAQIB ANWAR
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Doha, Qatar
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

I surprised my husband for one night stay in Ramada Encore (2-3 Aug) to celebrate his birthday and invited some intimate friends and relatives to join us in superb buffet dinner :) Hubb Restaurant is so so good, services was superb thanks for Mr. Tuan Allang!Buffet breakfast is excellent, lots of variety and choices!

Room was quite better/modern compared to other hotels. We enjoyed the pool a lot!!!

This hotel is FAST ACTING - STRESS RELIEVER!!!

Thanks,
GAMILO FAMILY

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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GM-RamadaEncore, General Manager at Ramada Encore Doha, responded to this review, August 14, 2012
Dear Gamilo Family

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and providing your feedback. We are very happy to know that you are satisfied with our product, services and not to forget our superb team members who go out of their way to please.

We do pride ourselves on having some of the friendliest staff who are genuinely committed to serve.

We look forward to your returning to our hotel soon.

Sincerely.

SAQIB ANWAR
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Midland, Texas, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

This is a very nice hotel. The staff was very helpful and welcoming. The room was spacious and clean. It had a safe to locked up valuables. Had free bottle water which was nice and also free wi-fi. Hotel is walking distance to resturants and shopping. Everything worked in the room and room was cool. Hotel made arrangements to pick me up and drop me off at airport, which is nice cause you dont get take by cab drivers. Keep up good work.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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GM-RamadaEncore, General Manager at Ramada Encore Doha, responded to this review, August 8, 2012
Thank you for your appreciation and support. We are happy to know that you are pleased with your stay and appreciate our fantastic team and the hotel services.

All our facilities and services are geared to provide the maximum comfort and we shall continue to offer the free wi-fi, daily water bottles, free in-room tea/coffee as well as the use of indoor temperature controlled pool, gymnasium and saunas to our guests.

We hope you will be staying with us again in the near future.

Sincerely.

SAQIB ANWAR
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Address: Ahmed Bin Mohd. Bin Thani Street | "A" Ring Road, Musheireb, Doha 200922, Qatar
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Location: Qatar > Doha
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Doha
#15 Family Hotel in Doha
#21 Romantic Hotel in Doha
#34 Business Hotel in Doha
#35 Luxury Hotel in Doha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ramada Encore Doha 4*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in old Doha & only 4 km from Doha airport, walking distance to Souq Waqif (Traditional market), Musheirib Downtown Project, Gold Souq (Gold market), Museums, Grand Hamad Street, Doha Corniche Waterfront & Al Khoot Fort. A short drive to B / C & D ring roads. Modern and trendy rooms of 22 sq.m with free wi-fi (no downloads/streaming), tea/coffee maker, daily water bottles, iron & board, electronic safe, IDD phone with voice mail, satellite TV, work desk, sofa, queen or twin bed, en-suite with walk-in shower, hairdryer, bedroom slippers, bathroom amenities. The Hub, all day dining offering a variety of cuisine options and a casual gathering place. Free wi-fi (no downloads/streaming), airport transport (on request), tour assistance, currency exchange, temperature controlled indoor swimming pool, gymnasium and sauna. ... more   less 
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