Doha

Midrange

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Al Muntazah Plaza Hotel
Al Muntaza Road

(http://www.sigmahotels.co...). al muntazah plaza hotel has fully furnished 2/3 bedrooms apartments as well as standard hotel rooms, situated on the prestigious. al-muntazah road convenient for the corniche, city center, airport, supermarkets and the shopping centers.

Midrange
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Shezan Hotel
Fariq Bin Omran

Shezan hotel is located in the center of doham quite small with 60 rooms and a restaurant serving a range of pakistani and international delicacies.

Midrange
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InterContinental
Po Box 22178

(http://www.ichotelsgroup....). the intercon is five minutes up the coast from the town center and directly across the road from the seemingly never open alladin's kingdom amusement park. the pool and beach complex at are large, quiet and relaxing. the restaurants are nothing special, but the rooms are great and the nightlife decent.

Midrange
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Movenpick Hotel Doha
Corniche Road

(http://www.moevenpick-hot...). on the corniche, approx 5 kms from the doha international airport and within convenient distance to the west bay and souq waqif. the hotel is a four star deluxe with an all day dining restaurant and the piano piano bar. for hotel reservations please call 00974-4291111.

Midrange
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Marriott
Ras Abu Abboud St.

(http://www.marriott-doha.com/). the marriott is in a slightly out of the way location, but since nowhere in doha is really walkable, that's not a huge strike against it. it has two towers of excellent four-star rooms and a selection of restaurants few hotels can match: the mexican is acceptable, the pan-asian quite good, the buffet nothing special, and the indian really great. alcohol is available in the restaurants, but there is no cocktail lounge or bar. there is a disco attached to the hotel that has a door policy to match studio 54 at its 1970s peak again though, showing up in a maserati will get you whisked inside.

Midrange
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Mercure Doha

(http://www.mercuredoha.com). a four-star hotel belonging to the accor group. located pretty much in the town center, it has a sauna, a swimming pool and various restaurants. shuttle buses go regularly from and to the airport. its location means you can actually walk around and see things just outside the door unlike most doha hotels, which are someone isolated, but it is also a little less tranquil.

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Oasis

This has been demolished to make way for newer hotels. run-down, but reliable, if a bit out of the way and home to smarmy types. it may be closed shortly.

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Ramada

(http://www.ramada.com/hot...). a comfortable four-star hotel with a few pleasant surprises. the indian restaurant is one of the best in town and, because it's in a hotel, it serves alcohol. the pub-turn-disco on the hotel's 1st floor is a large club that on weekends comes alive under the guidance of a filipino cover band and hundreds of asian workers letting lose after a hard 6-day work week. the library bar, on the hotels top floor, has a small, slightly worn clubby field populated by large-bellied ex-pats. but the beer is cold and the mural around the walls is something to behold. the ramada will be opening a second tower in 2007 that promises more restaurants, bars and nightlife.

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Merweb Hotel
. AL SADD STREET STATE OF QATAR

Al-sadd road. newish, pleasant three-star hotel.

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Mövenpick Tower & Suites
P.O. Box 22752

(http://www.moevenpick-hot...), west bay, p.o. box 22752, doha, qatar. an impressive new landmark in doha, this 26 storey tower is located at the entrance to west bay, just 15 minutes drive from doha international airport.�with 350 contemporary rooms and suites providing comfortable accommodation for short and long-term guests, facilities also include conference rooms for up to 270 delegates and outstanding restaurants confirming our renowned gastronomic excellence. extensive recreation facilities complete the services offered.

Top end

Top end
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Four Seasons
Diplomatic St.

(http://www.fourseasons.co...). the first five-star hotel in town. it has a great but expensive italian restaurant and a decent cigar/cocktail lounge just off the lobby. the pool and beach area are for hotel guests and spa members only.

Top end
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Grand Hyatt Doha
West Bay Lagoon

west bay lagoon, +974 448 1234 [email protected] (http://www.doha.grand.hya...). most of the suites & rooms have breathtaking views of the persian gulf and feature balconies or terraces.

Top end
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La Cigale Hotel
60 Suhaim Bin Hamad St

(http://www.lacigalehotel.com), 60 suhaim bin hamad street - a member of the leading hotels of the world, in the heart of the city and only 15 minutes by car from the airport. 225 luxurious rooms and suites; 11 dining and entertainment outlets offering a selection of cuisine including italian, japanese, mediterranean, middle eastern and oriental and evening chill-out options; two ballrooms; a well-equipped gymnasium with certified instructors; an indoor swimming pool and a deluxe spa with hammam facilities. tel: +974 4428 8888, email: [email protected]

Top end
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The Ritz-Carlton
Porto Arabia Dr.

(http://www.ritzcarlton.co...). 10-minute drive north of the heart of doha, along the gulf coast. it has great service and luxury rooms, all for the price you'd expect to pay at a ritz-carlton. the pool complex is large and landscaped to look an oasis, complete with fake rocks and waterfall. there's also a swim-up bar in the pool. the cigar bar/cocktail lounge is small, but the balcony has great views of the marina and pool. friday brunch at the ritz is exceptionally good. there is a disco located on the grounds, but only hotel guests, club members, and people driving italian supercars are allowed in.

Top end
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Sheraton

(http://www.sheraton-doha.com/). the sheraton is an architectural and minor cultural landmark in doha. it is situated at one end of the corniche, making it visible from that long, waterfront road and walkway. it is also shaped like a pyramid with an imperial star destroyer stuck on top. it has also been in town longer than any other international hotel. that doesn't mean it is at all shabby - it just has more character than most modern hotel towers.

La Cigale Hotel
60 Suhaim Bin Hamad Street
+974 4428 8888

There are quite a few five-star international chain hotels in Doha and there are scores of new five-star hotels on the rise, such as the Ritz-Carlton, Four Seasons, and Intercontinental.