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Ramada Encore Doha
Ranked #40 of 136 Hotels in Doha
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Reviewed November 12, 2011

I was sent to Ramada Encore hotel when I missed my connection on my way to Asia.
The staff are very helpful, and welcoming, but the rooms are pretty nasty (stayed in room 810). The room is big but there is a very small window (75 cm x 110 cm) with no view (you van ony see the window opposite about 2 meters away ... ) ... a terrible feeling of darkness, no light coming - in a country where light is so powerful! The furniture is ultra cheap, red velvet and cheap dark wood. .. terrible.
Not my choice if had to come here on my own.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
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GM-RamadaEncore, General Manager at Ramada Encore Doha, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2011

Thank you for your comments and we do appreciate your feedback. We are happy to know that you liked the friendliness of our staff.
We do regret that you did not like the concept of the Ramada Encore brand which focuses on practicality and affordability without being elaborate.
As for lighting, all our rooms will soon have new lighting installed to improve brightness.
Once again, we thank you for your feedback.
Sincerely.
SAQIB ANWAR

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Reviewed November 5, 2011

Since my first stay in August, the prices have gone up and the staff are not so accommodating as they first were. We arrived after midnight to find ourselves in a line of three or four other people waiting to check in. Two or three more arrived after us. As you can imagine we were both exhausted after many hours of travel, and the too cold air-con was playing havoc with my sinus.

There was only one person on reception at the time, and she was occupied answering questions from a guest regarding car rental and various other things to do around Doha. At one stage someone requested her attention in the business centre and she went off to attend to them. During the next 40 minutes, one way or another we were left waiting, in fact it was only when my girl friend started muttering under her breath that a man appeared from the back room and the queue finally moved forward.

The location of the hotel is fairly ordinary with a petrol station across the road. It´s not really close to anywhere but it´s only a short ride or a ten minute walk to the Souk where there are plenty of restaurants.

The breakfast buffet was OK but not cheap at Rs70 per person, and the buffet was closed 10.30 on the dot, even though we had only just arrived for breakfast.
Taxis are cheap in Doha but can be scarce as one company has the monopoly. We booked the hotel limo to City Centre mall for R40, which is only about $10. The same limo to the airport cost us R50.

On check out I was asked ¨how was my stay¨. When I mentioned the delayed check-in, instead of expressing remorse and trying to compensate me, the clerk seemed to be annoyed with me that I said anything. This is no way to treat a return customer. I believe some staff training would be in order here.

Room Tip: higher floors have less street noise
  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Kanan A
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GM-RamadaEncore, General Manager at Ramada Encore Doha, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2011

We thank you for your return visit and do regret the inconvenience you have faced at check-in due to a rush of guests at the time.
We do take guest feedback seriously and assure you that corrective action has been taken to avoid any such incidence.
As for pricing, our room rates remain the most affordable in our category of hotels and do change with the seasons.
We hope you will be staying with us in the future as well.
Sincerely.
SAQIB ANWAR

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Reviewed November 1, 2011

My husband and I spent a week at this hotel in August. It was very nice and clean, with a very comfortable bed, modern furnishings and decor and a very reasonable price. As mentioned in other reviews, the shower leaks because they have not put a lip to stop the water flowing out into the bathroom. We found rolling up the bathmat and using it to stop the water flowing out worked reasonably well but the Ramada would do well to simply add a lip in the showers to prevent this problem. We also had to ask them to come clean our room one day. Otherwise, the service was good and the location was pretty good for our purposes.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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GM-RamadaEncore, General Manager at Ramada Encore Doha, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2011

Thank you for your stay and positive feedback. Our brand focuses on providing all the essentials at a value and we are glad that you appreciated the concept.
With regards to your comment about the shower, we are happy to inform you that this matter is now resolved.
We look forward to your stay with us in the future as well.
Sincerely.
SAQIB ANWAR

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Reviewed October 29, 2011

Basic and small rooms that serve the purpose for a short stay. Small windows make you feel boxed in but make sure you ask for a room at the front as they are full length windows. No views but more light. The food is a very low standard which is a shame as the mezzanine restaurant is nice. Pool indoors shame there's nowhere to sun bathe. Reception staff are a little slow and the check out made me late for my taxi but overall you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed: April 2011
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1  Thank milly200
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GM-RamadaEncore, General Manager at Ramada Encore Doha, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2011

Thank you for your recent stay and feedback about our hotel and services. This will help us in improving on our product in order to meet and exceed your expectations.
The Ramada Encore is geared to providing all the essentials for todays' travelers at good prices.
We hope you will be staying with us in the future as well.
Sincerely.
SAQIB ANWAR

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Reviewed October 27, 2011

This is a basic hotel, but it is in the heart of Doha within walking distance from the corniche. Clean and with great service.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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GM-RamadaEncore, General Manager at Ramada Encore Doha, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2011

Thank you for your positive feedback about our location, service and value for money. We will continue to concentrate on offering quality services at affordable prices and look forward to your stay with us in the future as well.
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SAQIB ANWAR

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Reviewed October 23, 2011

This hotel is only 10 minuttes from the airport. Good breakfast and very friendly staff,

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Erik L
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GM-RamadaEncore, General Manager at Ramada Encore Doha, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2011

Thank you for your recent stay and positive comments about our hotel and services. We are happy to know that you liked the location close to cultural and historic attractions as well as easy access to the airport, the quality of buffet breakfast in The Hub all day dining restaurant and last but not least, the friendliness of our team members.
As a select service brand, our focus will remain offering quality and practicality at affordable prices, all with superior customer services.
We look forward to your stay with us in the future as well.
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Saqib Anwar

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Reviewed October 23, 2011

I only spent 1 night at the Ramada Encore Doha but if needed I would have stayed there many more nights. The hotel was really nice and the staff was very courteous and friendly. The restaurant was amazing and the food was even better. The only thing that I could say that is a negative is the the rooms are a bit small but for a short stay you shouldn't get claustrophobic at all. Taxi service was available for 50QR but your normal taxi is about 30QR to and from the airport but that's nothing to complain about. Free WiFi was great also :)

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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Thank DwayneSr88
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GM-RamadaEncore, General Manager at Ramada Encore Doha, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2011

Thank you for your feedback and staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed the services provided by our friendly staff, the quality of food in our restaurant and free wi-fi all over the building.
Our bedroom design is based on practicality and affordability, hence the size of 22~24 sq.m for the bedrooms.
We hope you will be staying 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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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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Doha
#31 Business Hotel in Doha
#38 Luxury Hotel in Doha
Price Range: $44 - $82 (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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