Ratings based on 60 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.2 out of 5
78% of guests recommend
3.4 Room cleanliness
3.5 Service & staff
3.2 Room comfort
3.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
2 out of 5
by Reet from UK

Mercure Building Sire

Posted Feb 1, 2014
Pros: Nothing
Cons: It will be better when the regeneration of this area of Doha and the hotel itself has been completed in a few YEARS! Probably in time for the footbal
Location: If you are prepared to walk through the building site, you can reach Souk Waqif which is a fantastic place and well worth a visit.
Mercure Grand Doha is in the centre of a massive building site. In every direction the views are of cranes and building work or of a scruffy area waiting for redevelopment. Doha consists of 2 areas, the new very wealthy area on one side of the Corniche and the other, the old city centre, a run down area in the middle of a massive regeneration area where many buildings and 'slums' are being demolished and rebuilt. Mercure is in the centre of the latter surrounded by dirt, dust, building noise and road disruption. The swimming pool was empty and its terrace full of stacked chairs and tables and totally unusable. The hotel staff were wonderful and did their best to make our stay as good as possible. The hotel itself is in the middle of a refurbishment and the top floors (10 and up) have been done but the rooms on the lower floors were very tired, sad and neglected. The buffet style food was well presented and very good with plenty of choice. The public areas are lovely, but not arranged for relaxation.
1 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

the bed was very un-comfortable

Posted Dec 2, 2013 on Hotels.com
i will never stay at this hotel again
3 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

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2 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

Dangerous area

Posted Oct 13, 2013 on Hotels.com
I would never stay here again the sourrounding area is very dangerous with shops being demolished to make way for new buildings, was kept awake at night by building work that work 24 hours
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Phillip from Oman

Okay hotel for a short stay

Posted Aug 31, 2013
Pros: Rooms were comfortable and staff was helpful
Location: One of the main Souqs in Doha is about an easy 10 minute walk from the hotel
Hotel was okay but a distance from the main areas of Doha - City centre may be a historically correct description as a location but not really valid anymore. Major construction going on in front of the hotel but that is true of much of Doha and sound proofing of rooms was very good
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Old School

Posted Apr 22, 2013
Location was ok, not too far from the Bazaar (10 min walk), which is a bunch of café’s, restaurant and souvenir shops. The Hotel is kind of old school and located in the old city. The surrounding wasn’t that nice, nothing fancy (very dusty because of the new construction project that is gong on in the area). In terms of price, you pay what you get for.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Peter from Wales, UK

Ideal central location

Posted Mar 22, 2013
Pros: The relaxed restaurant / bar on the 12th floor. Great food & relaxing atmosphere!
Cons: The noise and view of the construction site.
Location: Central. Ideal for exploring.
The staff are friendly and helpful and all requests were dealt with quickly and efficiently. The rooms are comfortable with an efficient room cleaning service. The only downside was the noise from the adjacent building site which was also my unpleasant view from my room. Overall it is worth staying here.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

Souk Wakif nearby with cafes and restaurants

Posted Mar 21, 2013 on Hotels.com
Hotel condition is a little tired, and location a bit run down. Swimming pool too cold to swim in, even for someone from Northern Europe. This was a disapointment, because it was a major reason for choosing hotel. Best feature is that it is only 10 minutes brisk walk from Souk Wakif which has pleasant street restaurants and cafes for people watching. The walk to the souk is a bit noisy and shabby but worth it.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by K. from Mississauga, Canada

Nice hotel

Posted Mar 20, 2013
Pros: Location-close to tourist site
Cons: In a not-so-nice area.
Location: Walking distance to the water front and the souk.
The hotel has a 24 hour representative in the airport, which was quite convenient for the hotel shuttle service. The shuttle driver did not help guests with their luggage. An old couple had to struggle with their bags. The other hotel staff, however, are very helpful. The location of the hotel is convenient, close to the Souk, Islamic Art Centre and the water front, but it is also in the not-so-diserable part of town. The hotel room was fair size and clean.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by alison & david from Essex

Within 5-10 minutes walk of the Souk Wakif

Posted Feb 26, 2013
Pros: Free orange and apple juice in reception
Cons: No bar
Location: Brilliant for the Souk Wakif
All the staff were efficient and charming. Whilst some of the decor in our room was a little jaded, we did enjoy our stay