“This is the older and junior Movenpick in Doha (there is a shiny new one in West Bay). The property is a 1990s low rise, but has been well refurbished and is run by cheerful, helpful staff. Reception has a buzzy coffee and cake bar, plus there’s a good outdoor pool with sun loungers, gym and steam room. Rooms are larger than you would expect for the price, with spacious comfortable beds, quality linens and generous bathrooms with separate showers. And - an added bonus if you're not a fan of air con - the windows open! Most importantly in Doha, the bar is not dry. The Movenpick does not set out to be a luxury hotel, but succeeds handsomely in being a comfortable and happy economy pick, only a £10 taxi ride from the business district.”
Written by Gavin Don
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Our location is central, right in the middle of west bay, giving our guests easy access to just about everything in the city. People love staying at our hotel because of the level of personalized service we give them, and as well as the homey and comfortable feeling.
What is there to do in the area?
Everything! The hotel is in close proximity to all points of attraction: City Centre Mall, Villiago Mall,
Souq Waqif, Katara Cultural Village, Museum of Islamic Art and the Qatar National Convention Centre.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
A sumptuous buffet.
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
There are plenty of flavours to savour at Mövenpick Hotel Doha. Seasons restaurant serves delicious buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as an imaginative à la carte menu, while L’Espresso lobby lounge is the perfect place to sample one of Mövenpick’s signature specialties. The Jazz Up bar offers quality drinks, enticing food and smooth tunes to lift your mood.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
Definitely our panoramic rooms and suites, as they give gorgeous views of the Arabian Gulf, and are also very spacious and perfect for a secluded and private getaway/experience.
What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms?
Yes, extra beds are available upon request. We also have a children’s play room located in the spa, and a kid’s corner for our Friday brunch. We also offer swimming classes.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Did you know that we are a green globe certified hotel? We take sustainability very seriously and are always taking the extra steps to ensure that we operate responsibly. The hotel is also very active in CSR and the local community, and was awarded the Qatar CSR award for the hospitality sector in 2015.”