Qatar has big plans and hopes to offer 30,000 hotel rooms by 2030. Currently, 3-, 4- and 5-star properties number nearly 100 in Doha, with the 5 star-offerings mainly located in the upmarket West Bay area. There's ongoing construction on the next batch, with Mondrian Doha, Westin Salwa Road and Melia Doha joining some of its most recent openings.
The Doha hotels below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over QAR 1,800)
Moderate (QAR 1,000 to QAR 1,800)
Cheap (up to QAR 1,000)
Four Seasons Hotel Doha
The Four Seasons is a solid choice for a fly-and-flop few days, with a gently curving private beach and one of the best spas in Doha – across three storeys, no less. The pool areas are beautifully landscaped and there's a choice of seven restaurants and lounges. It's an upscale hotel with high-class service, opulent marble interiors and a surprisingly relaxed feel. Those with children are well catered for with a kids' club and family activities.Address: , The Corniche, Doha,
Telephone: +974 4494 8888.
Marsa Malaz Kempinski
A blend of Arabic and European architecture makes for an inviting stay at this chic hotel on The Pearl. It's so vast, guests could spend their whole holiday navigating its numerous restaurants and bars, luxury Clarins spa and beach. Guests will find all the frills in the way of butler and limousine services, if that's what they're looking for. It's also home to some eye-wateringly expensive suites.Address: The Pearl, Costa Malaz Bay, Doha,
Telephone: +974 4035 5555.
The Torch Doha
Part of the city's high-tech Aspire Zone, this 300m-high (984ft) tower designed to resemble a vast torch is the currently the tallest hotel in Qatar. Not originally built as a hotel, it offers excellent levels of in-room comfort and some genuinely impressive facilities nonetheless. Expect to rub shoulder with the likes of footballers on warm-weather trips and the Venice-themed Villaggio Mall is close by.Address: , Al Waab Street, Doha,
Telephone: +974 4446 5600.
Those who want to be in the mix will be more than happy with this Spanish-owned hotel. Guest rooms are contemporary and spacious, and the third-floor swimming pool offers a stylish spot to cool off and relax. The award-winning Signature restaurant by Sanjeev Kapoor is its best highlight. You can also try Aceite for cheery service and sangria on tap. This hotel offers guests special entrance fees for Katara Beach and Banana Island.Address: West Bay, No 61 District Zone, Doha,
Telephone: +974 4019 9999
Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels
This collection of nine buildings places you in the heart of Souq Waqif, offering a real taste of the Doha's historic side. The hotel has an alluring Arabesque style and boutique vibe and offers access to a range of facilities, including a luxury spa offering Arabic treatments (including a traditional hammam), eight restaurants and a rooftop pool. Other highlights include 11 room categories, valet parking and warm Qatari hospitality.Address: , Souq Waqif, Doha,
Telephone: +974 4433 6660.
Those who are familiar with the W brand will know what to expect here – a little bit of Manhattan in the heart of the Middle East. It's well located and could just as feasibly be used by business travellers as well as trend-conscious urban socialites. The décor is sleek and modern and there are some quality dining and nightlife options.Address: West Bay, , Doha,
Telephone: +974 453 5000.
A short walk from Souq Waqif, the Amari is a modern hotel with comfortable rooms for surprisingly affordable rates. There's a roof terrace with a pool and lounging areas, as well as a spa, Turkish bath, sauna, gym and 24-hour room service. The mezzanine restaurant offers excellent South Asian and traditional Western dishes, and there's a more informal café-lounge too.Address: Musheirab, Al Diwan Street, Doha,
Telephone: +974 4433 8888.
Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel
The self-styled 'Pyramid of the Gulf' boasts 353 rooms, a large pool and a waterfront setting in the West Bay area of Doha. It opened way back in 1979, so has long been a Corniche landmark, but in recent years has had a large-scale refurbishment and offer spacious rooms. The conference and incentive facilities are amongst the most impressive in Qatar.Address: , Al Corniche Street, Doha,
Telephone: +974 485 4444.
This hotel is well located for accessing the sights of Downtown Doha, and has 164 classic Arabic designed rooms and suites, meeting rooms, a rooftop swimming pool and a 335 square metre spa which includes steam and fitness rooms. Their Wednesday BBQ nights and dining at L'auberge are particularly popular. Moon Deck, their Rooftop Grill, is a pleasant place to sit and enjoy the city views.Address: Al Sadd Area, Sports Roundabout, Al Rayyan Road, Doha,
Telephone: +974 4456 3333