The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

A stylish and refined Doha classic

Sitting on its own private island, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha makes you forget you’re in the midst of the city with sandy shores and a meandering outdoor pool with a waterfall and swim-up bar. Yet it is in striking distance of the bustling West Bay business district, The Pearl Qatar, the emerging Lusail area and one of the impressive 2022 World Cup stadiums.

An extensive renovation of its 374 rooms and suites unveiled in 2019 and 2020 breathed new life into The Ritz-Carlton while it still managed to maintain the elements (like its renowned service and warm, welcoming atmosphere) that made it one of Doha’s most-loved luxury hotels. The new-look rooms ooze understated luxury — think muted blues and fresh whites with touches of gold — and start at a spacious 538 square feet and go up to 2,422 square feet.

The refurbishment included adding three new restaurants to its culinary arsenal: a branch of the popular STK steakhouse, pan-Asian hot spot B-Lounge and relaxed French brasserie Sel & Miel. Those combined with the extensive leisure facilities and private beach make The Ritz Carlton, Doha an inviting city oasis.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The hotel’s four VIP suites are the jewels in the crown. They include the sand-and-sea-inspired Katara Suite (“Katara” is a derivation of the original name for Qatar), which is the only one with an outdoor dining and entertaining area.
  • The Ritz Carlton, Doha has one of the most well-equipped leisure centers in Qatar, with two indoor tennis courts; a squash court; indoor, temperature-controlled pools; and an extensive gym with vistas of the private marina.
  • The newly renovated spa provides a range of indulgent treatments, including the refreshing Desert Cooler for those who need to escape the heat. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Doha also has a state-of-the-art Cryosauna, which offers cold therapy.
  • In mid-2021, the luxury hotel reopened its refurbished private beach, which has the Doha skyline and The Pearl Qatar as its backdrop. It’s just the place to escape the sweltering city.
  • On the 23rd floor of the hotel, the sleek STK has one of the best views in Doha and a menu of steakhouse classics. After dark, it’s one of the most sought-after spots in the city, thanks to an in-house DJ and diverse clientele.

Things to Know

  • Because of its location and facilities, The Ritz Carlton, Doha is popular with Qatar-based guests for staycations, so it can be crowded around the two Eid holidays and at the end of the year.
  • B-Lounge is next to the marina and not in the main hotel.
  • While it is a “city hotel,” The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is set away from West Bay, where many restaurants and bars are located.

Nearby Attractions

  • A short drive from the Doha hotel, The Pearl Qatar is a residential and retail development perched on a burgeoning manmade island. It boasts some of Doha’s favorite cafés and eateries and is worth a visit for a stroll along the promenade.
  • The nearby Doha Golf Club hosts a 27-hole desert course as well as other facilities.
  • Qatar’s newest city, Lusail is home to gleaming new towers, quirky cafés and a food truck park. It also has a waterfront area that’s great for walks in the cooler months.
  • The 80,000-seat Lusail Stadium is one of the venues purpose-built for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Its design is based on a traditional Qatari lantern.

24-hour room service
Babysitting services
Fitness classes
House car
Indoor pool
Meeting rooms
Outdoor pool
Getting There
PO Box 23400, West Bay Lagoon, Doha, Qatar
DOH (24-45 min)  
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