Ratings based on 393 Verified Reviews

4.0 out of 5
85% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Dallas, Texas

Good price. Suitable for a short stay.

Posted Feb 18, 2017
Pros: Price.
Cons: It is what it is.
Location: The area right around the hotel is pretty crappy, but it is relatively close to the Souq Waqif and the Corniche.
I was using this for a short stay (18 hours) to break up a flight from Singapore to Dallas, so I wanted something cheap and serviceable. Reasonably close to the airport and about 1km from Souq Waqif. For a longer stay, there are much better choices.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 19, 2017 by Magdalina Chung, Hotel Manager Ramada Encore Doha, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback and appreciation of value for money. We regret that you did not like the surroundings of the Hotel although our location is much appreciated by most of our guests, for its central location and proximity to the airport as well as Souq Waqif as you have mentioned. As for the area, we are located in the old part of town and yes, the city is going through a lot of changes. Doha is one of the safest places to be and most of our guests appreciate our strategic location especially when they are visiting Doha for a short period of time as we are located to several other major tourist attractions that Doha has to offer. We thank you again for your comment and we hope we may have the pleasure to welcome you back again soon. Sincerely, Magdalina Chung Hotel Manager at Ramada Encore Doha
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Feb 14, 2017
Value for money with attentive staff. For the business traveller it was more than just a place to rest ones head.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 15, 2017 by Magdalina Chung, Hotel Manager Ramada Encore Doha, Hotel Management
Thank you for your appreciation of value for money offered by the Hotel as well the overall attentiveness of our team members. We are glad to note that you found us suitable for business travelers, as most of our guests do have similar feedback following our central location to the business districts and not forgetting the Hamad International Airport. We thank you for your time in providing feedback and we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Magdalina Chung Hotel Manager at Ramada Encore Doha
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Close to the souq wakif

Posted Jan 25, 2017
Good : friendly staff . Bad : room with no window and noise of AC hard to sleep . Breakfast and airport shuttle extremely expensive. Good location near souq wakif BUT not in a nice area .
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 25, 2017 by Magdalina Chung, Hotel Manager, Ramada Encore Doha, Hotel Management
Thank you for your time in providing feedback of your recent stay with us. It is always a source of pride for all of us to know that the friendliness of our team members have made our guest's stay more enjoyable. We regret the slight inconvenience you may have faced with the noise from the air conditioning. Our windows are double-glazed to reduce the noise level from the exterior of the Hotel. Nevertheless, we will be checking the issue on the room which you have stayed in. We have noted your comments about breakfast prices and would like to clarify that we offer two different choices for breakfast, starting from continental @ QR 45 to a full buffet @ QR 60 per person respectively. We would like to assure you that our pricing is lower than many comparable 4 star branded hotels in Doha as we focus on offering value and quality along with practicality. As for airport transfer, as it is a privately chauffeured transfer a nominal fee of QR 70 per way for airport pick-up and QR 60 per way for airport drop off. As for the area, we are located in the old part of town and yes, the city is going through a lot of changes. Doha is one of the safest places to be and most of our guests appreciate our proximity to the Hamad International Airport as well as Souq Waqif as you have also mentioned and several other major tourist attractions that Doha has to offer. We thank you once again for your time in providing feedback and we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Magdalina Chung Hotel Manager at Ramada Encore Doha
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Essex, England

Nice hotel convenient to the old quarter

Posted Jan 19, 2017
For a 2 night stopover, Hotel is nice, situated in the interesting old Souq area of Doha, staff very helpful but a lot of building and road construction in the area going on at the time of our visit in mid January
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 22, 2017 by Magdalina Chung, Hotel Manager, Ramada Encore Doha, Hotel Management
We are all happy that you found us suitable for transiting travelers with easy access to several major tourist attractions in Doha as well as proximity to the Hamad International Airport. Our team members are indeed very helpful and we are proud of them, as they have been consistently recognized for their passion to ensure our guests have a memorable stay with us. As for the area, we are located in the old part of town and yes, the city is going through a lot of changes. Doha is one of the safest places to be and most of our guests appreciate our proximity to the airport, Souq Waqif, Museum of Islamic Art, Doha Corniche and several others. Thank you again for your comment and we hope to see you at our Hotel again in the near future. Sincerely, Magdalina Chung Hotel Manager at Ramada Encore Doha
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

clean new budget hotel

Posted Jan 11, 2017
clean new budget hotel, room felt a little stark but was central in the city, I would stay here again
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 11, 2017 by Magdalina Chung, Hotel Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your recent stay with us and for your time in rating us. We are pleased to know you appreciated the value offered as well as the central location of the Hotel. Many of our guests do have similar feedback due to our proximity to the Hamad International Airport, Souq Waqif, Museum of Islamic Art, Doha Corniche and several other major tourist attractions. We are glad that you will plan to visit us again. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Magdalina Chung Hotel Manager at Ramada Encore Doha
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Al dhubaiban

Posted Nov 22, 2016
Nice hotel. ..near. ..old city center. ..sooq Wagif. ..not far from cornich. ...good breakfast and reasonable price. ...
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 23, 2016 by Magdalina Chung, Hotel Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your generous praises and for your recent stay with us. We are pleased to know you were overall impressed with our Hotel as well for our proximity to the major tourist attractions in Doha. We are glad you also appreciated our full buffet breakfast and the value offered. We thank you again for your time in providing feedback and we look forward to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Magdalina Chung Hotel Manager at Ramada Encore Doha
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Helpful Reception

Posted Nov 7, 2016 on Hotels
All staff very nice, welcoming and helpful. Especially at the reception with Abdelhak and the manager. Due to my flight I arrived the hotel quite early (about 6-7am). No bedroom was available yet (check-in time is normally 2.00pm) so I have just enjoyed the swimming pool for an hour and then they offered me the choice between 2 bedrooms. Unfortunately they were both smoking room but one was not smelling too much. Since anyway I had to go out for meetings they told me I can take this bedroom at first and that when I come back they will give me a non-smoking room. They did even more than that by upgrading me to a non-smoking business bedroom.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 9, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your commendable comments on our team members,r it is always a source pride for us to know our team members' have made our guests' stay a memorable one. Abdelhak will surely be recognized for his effort in our team member's recognition program. We are pleased to know you were impressed with the services provided by our team, as well as the Health Club facilities which was available for you to relax prior to your check-in. Thank you again for your time in providing feedback and we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Magdalina Chung Hotel Manager at Ramada Encore Doha
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Comfortable and Friendly service

Posted Oct 17, 2016 on Hotels
The hotel was very clean and staff incredibly friendly. I especially liked the pool (heated) and the gym. Great value for money
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 19, 2016 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback and appreciation of value for money. Your comments provide us encouragement and will surely help us in improving further. Our brand concept revolves around providing all the essentials at affordable prices and we are happy to have you stay with us. We are also glad that our team members made your stay more enjoyable for their friendliness. We are also pleased to know that you especially appreciated our 24-hours Health Club Facilities which includes an indoor temperature controlled pool as you have mentioned, a state-of-the-art gym facilities and sauna. Thank you again for your comment and we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Sincerely, Magdalina Chung Hotel Manager at Ramada Encore Doha
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Toronto, Canada

It's not a 4 star ...

Posted Oct 10, 2016
Location: Souq Waqif if you are looking for restaurants or shopping.
It's not a 4 star ... I would consider it a 2 or may be a 3 star. The rooms are small and beds are mentioned as Queen size but they are actually double size. Room was humid even though A/C was running. Airport shuttle not available and cars owned by the hotel are used as private taxi who charge a lot.
Comment from Hotel Management
Oct 12, 2016 by Magdalina Chung , Hotel Management
Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay and we regret the fact that we were unable to come up to your expectations and you did not enjoy your stay at our Hotel. We are glad that you appreciated our proximity to the Souq Waqif similar to most of our guests' feedback. We have noted your comments about the bed size and the inconvenience you have faced with the AC. We do sincerely regret this and assure you that we shall check and rectify any problems that the AC may have. As for bed size, all our beds are 200 cm X 140 cm which is within the size range of being qualified as a Queen size. It is not a large bed to cater to the size of the room. We provide private transfers for both airport pick-up and drop-off priced at a reasonable rate which will be more costly compared to a metered taxi as it is a privately chauffeured transfer which provides a comfortable and clean environment for the guest. We hope this isolated incident will not deter you from trying our services again. Thank you for sharing your feedback and we regret not having met your expectations. Sincerely, Magdalina Chung Hotel Manager at Ramada Encore Doha
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Nice hotel close to souq wafiq

Posted Sep 12, 2016
I really enjoy that was close to the souq walking distance. The area is not the new Doha area, so expect some old building arounds. But for me this was good cuz I wanted to feel tje "real" Doha... I was not looking for resorts or malls... The only cons was the room was dark. Only a small window and was tinting so poor ilumination in the room. Was not nice to feel dark so all lights on. The swiming pool is gorgeous exactly like the photo and be indoor was great cuz at 40 degrees or more outside was too much.
Comment from Hotel Management
Sep 15, 2016 by Magdalina Chung, Hotel Manager , Hotel Management
Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to Doha. We are pleased to know that you appreciated the location of the Hotel for its proximity to the Souq Waqif. Most of our guests do have similar feedback about our Hotel's location not only to the Souq Waqif as you have mentioned but also to the Hamad International Airport, the business districts, Museum of Islamic Art, Doha Cornice and several other tourist attractions in Doha. Our practicality, affordability and quality are the main reasons for most guests being happy with our product. We do offer larger "Business" rooms with a better view at a different price. We are glad that you appreciated our 24-hours Health Club facilities especially our indoor temperature controlled pool. Thank you again for taking the time to let us know your feedback, it is truly appreciated and we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Magdalina Chung Hotel Manager at Ramada Encore Doha