Posted 14th of February 2018

Hotel Review: Doha Marriott

Words by Tom Stephenson

Having lived and worked in Qatar for almost 13 years, I’ve seen Doha develop into the throbbing metropolis that it is today. Since then, luxury malls and five-star hotels have popped up all over the city, providing tourists and locals with a limitless number of places to relax and unwind.

However, not all hospitality heavyweights are new to the city, some have been around for as long as I can remember - one, in particular, is Doha Marriott.

Located in Ras Abu Aboud, the hotel has been hosting guests with five-star stays for years. Marriott is a name that we’re all more than familiar with. With resorts in all corners of the world, the brand is best known for their impeccable customer service and the promise of an unforgettable stay. Therefore, when I was given the opportunity to spend the night in one of their ocean-view rooms I couldn’t say no.

Upon arriving at the hotel I was met with a stunning marble lobby filled with plush lounge furniture. In front of the check-in desk was a range of complimentary refreshments that I took full advantage of while the relevant paperwork was completed. Shortly after I was shown to my 9th-floor room.

As I entered I was blown away by the amazing sea views. The shimmering blue water of the Arabian Gulf stretched far across Doha bay towards downtown Al Dafna. The decor was clean and crisp, with all the classic components of a 5-star space. 

Considering my stay took place on a Wednesday night, I was keen to check in and finish some leftover work that I struggled to finish earlier, the room’s enormous desk, located close to plenty of power outlets, was a pleasant surprise, demonstrating how Doha Marriott is perfect for those of you in town on business.

However, don't think that the hotel can't deliver unforgettable stays for those in Doha on holiday. The hotel's range of dining options, amenities, and services is almost endless, with stunning outdoor pool, direct beach access and a number of first-rate restaurants to name but a few

Overall, Doha Marriott is the epitome of class. It's the perfect place for business travelers and tourists alike to lay their heads during their time in town. The hotel has so much to offer to ensure your stay is faultless. All in all, I'd recommend it to anyone who's visiting in the near future. They really do make it easy to Travel Brilliantly.