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“Excellent business hotel”
Review of Retaj Royale Doha

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Retaj Royale Doha
Ranked #43 of 134 Hotels in Doha
Certificate of Excellence
Solingen, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent business hotel”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

From reservation through to check-in staff are friendly and professional. Late check out was accommodated for at no extra cost and the hotel is ideally situated for business travellers who have business at the nearby port.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AKhorshed, General Manager at Retaj Royale Doha, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Retaj Royale Doha…

First let me thank you for choosing our Hotel while recently visiting Doha and for taking the time to share your experience on Tripadvisor.

We are extremely grateful to have received the feedback about your stay. I am delighted to note that you have enjoyed your stay with us.

Guests comfort and satisfaction is our first priority and we will endeavor to always make your stays as enjoyable as possible.

Please do not hesitate to call on me or any of the Management Team Members, it will be our pleasure to be of any kind of assistance.

We are really looking forward to host you again in Retaj Royale Doha.

Sincerely,

Ahmed Khorshed
General Manager
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Aqaba, Jordan
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

i like this hotel in doha , good location , small cafe , very reasonable price , huge room nice bathroom , nice staff , but i dont like the pool and the gym , very good breakfast ,Hotel is centrally located in the old Salata area, close to the Souk Waqif very nice area ,and the Museum of Islamic Art . Hotel will not call a public taxi, but has limousine service available at reasonable rates.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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AKhorshed, General Manager at Retaj Royale Doha, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Retaj Royal Doha…

First let me thank you for choosing our Hotel while recently visiting Doha and for taking the time to share your experience in Tripadvisor.

We are extremely grateful to have received the feedback about your stay, All concerned departments had a meeting and was discussed the feedback about your stay. We have highlighted all the areas which need improvement.

I am delighted to note that you have enjoyed your stay with us.Guests comfort and satisfaction is our first priority and we will endeavor to always make your stays as enjoyable as possible.

Please do not hesitate to call on me or any of the Management Team Members, it will be our pleasure to be of any kind of assistance.

Sincerely,

Ahmed Khorshed
General Manager
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London
Level 6 Contributor
736 reviews
206 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 456 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at the Retaj Royale. We were upgraded free of charge to a suite. The suite was very large and in good condition. The design was very old style and the hotel lacked atmosphere. The breakfast was very good. The hotel doesn't provide any transportation to/from the airport but it is a short taxi journey. Overall an OK place if you plan a short stopover in Doha.

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AKhorshed, General Manager at Retaj Royale Doha, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Retaj Royale Doha...

First let me thank you for choosing our Hotel while recently visiting Doha and for taking the time to share your experience in Tripadvisor.

We are extremely grateful to have received the feedback about your stay, We have highlighted all the areas which need improvement, I am delighted to note that you have enjoyed your stay with us.

Guests comfort and satisfaction is our first priority and we will endeavor to always make your stays as enjoyable as possible.

Please do not hesitate to call on me or any of the Management Team Members, it will be our pleasure to be of any kind of assistance.

We are really looking forward to host you again in Retaj Royale Doha.

Ahmed Khorshed
General Manager
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Hotel is centrally located in the old Salata area, close to the Souk Waqif (5 - 7 minutes on foot) and the Museum of Islamic Art (10 minutes on foot). Hotel will not call a public taxi, but has limousine service available at reasonable rates. Distances in Doha can be long and it is advisable to choose hotels according to the purpose of the visit in order to avoid unnecessary taxi trips.

Hotel is very recent and the amenities are new and modern. Rooms are very large by European standards and nicely kitted out. Perfect for work (large desk in each room). Breakfast is also plentiful with a nice selection of foods (no pork meat). The Restaurant food was less convincing. Note that like many hotels in Doha, alcohol is not served.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AKhorshed, General Manager at Retaj Royale Doha, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Retaj Royale Doha...

First let me thank you for choosing our Hotel while recently visiting Doha and for taking the time to share your experience in Tripadvisor.

We are extremely grateful to have received the feedback about your stay. I am delighted to note that you have enjoyed your stay with us.

Guests comfort and satisfaction is our first priority and we will endeavor to always make your stays as enjoyable as possible.

Please do not hesitate to call on me or any of the Management Team Members, it will be our pleasure to be of any kind of assistance.

We are really looking forward to host you again in Retaj Royale Doha.

Ahmed Khorshed
General Manager
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cairo
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2013

The hotel overlooked the corniche and was located in the quiet embassies area. It was new and clean and the breakfast buffet was quite good. The caveat is that in Doha one needs a car to get to the world class Islamic museum, Education City, Souk Waqif and taxis are not as plentiful as in other Gulf states so it is a good idea to stay close to where one needs to be. This hotel is lovely though, no complaints.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AKhorshed, General Manager at Retaj Royale Doha, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Retaj Royale Doha...

First let me thank you for choosing our Hotel while recently visiting Doha and for taking the time to share your experience in Tripadvisor.

We are extremely grateful to have received the feedback about your stay, and happy to know that you like the rooms, breakfast, hotel location and I am delighted to note that you have enjoyed your stay with us.

Guests comfort and satisfaction is our first priority and we will endeavor to always make your stays as enjoyable as possible.

Please do not hesitate to call on me or any of the Management Team Members, it will be our pleasure to be of any kind of assistance.

We are really looking forward to host you again in Retaj Royale Doha.

Ahmed Khorshed
General Manager
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Retaj Royale is conveniently located close the MIA/Corniche and within walking distance of the Souk shopping area. It's a very clean and friendly hotel with superb gym/spa/swimming pool facilities on the top floor. We were allocated a huge room upon arrival with tv/lounge area. Good choice at the breakfast buffet. Free wi-fi is available in the public areas. There are also Nespresso machines in the room. The only downside was the immediate surrounding area which is not paved or lit very well but then again, half of Doha is currently under construction so no real surprise.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the south side as it's quieter
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AKhorshed, General Manager at Retaj Royale Doha, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for sharing your stay experience at Retaj Royale Doha on TripAdvisor.

We are extremely grateful to have received the feedback about your stay, I am delighted to note that you have enjoyed your stay with us.

Guests comfort and satisfaction is our first priority and we will endeavor to always make your stays as enjoyable as possible.

We highly apologize for the inconvenience occurred during your respected stay due to the construction at the hotel surroundings.

Please do not hesitate to call on me or any of the Management Team Members, it will be our pleasure to be of any kind of assistance.

We are really looking forward to host you again in Retaj Royale Doha.

Ahmed Khorshed
General Manager
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
Reviewed April 6, 2013

I was there to celebrate my 2nd wedding anniversary, and I had informed the hotel and the proper arrangement was made to make my room with great ambiance.
The breakfast may need to be a little upgraded as it should be an international and not only arabic....
The staff especially Mr.Sadek at reception and Mr.Meeran at the breakfast were very helpful.
The check in was also very swift and quick.
Also Mr.Sadek knew doha well and guided us very well....
The swimming pool was also very nice and also the Jacuzzi was good.

I had a great experience and would definitely be back if i come to doha

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AKhorshed, General Manager at Retaj Royale Doha, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for sharing your stay experience at Retaj Royale Doha on TripAdvisor.

We are extremely grateful to have received the feedback about your stay, I am delighted to note that you have chosen our hotel to celebrate your second wedding anniversary and enjoyed your stay with us.

Very pleased to hear about the service deleivery from Mr. Mohamed Sadek and Mr. Mohamed Meeran. Your feedback will certainly motivate and encourage us to deliver higher standards of superiority in the future by our colleagues.

Guests comfort and satisfaction is our first priority and we will endeavor to always make your stays as enjoyable as possible.

Please do not hesitate to call on me or any of the Management Team Members, it will be our pleasure to be of any kind of assistance.

We are really looking forward to host you again in Retaj Royale Doha.

Ahmed Khorshed
General Manager
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Additional Information about Retaj Royale Doha

Property: Retaj Royale Doha
Address: Al Meena St, Old Salata | Corniche area, Doha 25556, Qatar
Location: Qatar > Doha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 134 Hotels in Doha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Retaj Royale Doha 5*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Retaj Royale is located near the Corniche Street and just 5 minutes’ drive from the airport. It offers 3 restaurants and a spa with an indoor pool. Guests can also visit the fitness centre. The luxury rooms and suites are elegantly decorated, mixing modern and classical wooden furniture. All the air-conditioned units feature a satellite TV and a minibar. The suites have also a seating area. At Retaj Royale guests can enjoy 3 restaurants with a wide selection of local and international dishes. It is also possible to relax and have a drink at the lobby lounge. A buffet breakfast is served every day. Including a sauna and a spa-bath, the wellness centre also has a variety of massages on offer. The well-equipped fitness centre is ideal for stay in shape. The popular Souq Waqif and the Islamic Art Museum are 2 km away. The Government offices are just a 5-minute drive. ... more   less 
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