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Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Doha, Qatar

Old Oct 6, 22, 1:31 am
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Doha, Qatar: Stay at Ritz Carlton Doha, Sharq Village Ritz Carlton or St Regis?

I have a stay for 5 nights later in October in Doha using points and/or free nights. I stayed at the Ritz Carlton Doha on the club floor for four nights three years ago and loved it. When I went to re-book it, I noticed that there was another Ritz Carlton we can stay at in Doha called Sharq Village. It looks very Arabian over the top, especially the spa and certain restaurants. So I only booked two nights at the RC Doha and 3 nights at Sharq Village. I wonder if anyone has stayed at both or has stayed at Sharq Village and can comment. I also wonder if I should give the St Regis a chance. The nice thing about RC Doha is that they let you book on the club floor for a very reasonable rate using cash & miles. I look forward to hearing from any kind and well traveled folks.
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Old Oct 6, 22, 1:53 am
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Looks like the STR has been renovated recently. My suggestion to go for it. Rooms/Suites looks outstanding.
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Old Oct 6, 22, 2:03 am
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Thank you. I'll check it out. We definitely got spoiled at the RC Doha club floor. They had a chef cooking hot meals in there in the evenings. And when I checked out in the lounge, I was presented with a large bouquet of white roses and lilies wrapped in embossed paper and entwined with vines. Then as we passed by the front desk, I was given a coffee table book on the Museum of Islamic Art that they knew I had loved visiting.

Have you stayed at either of the RC or the STR?
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Old Oct 6, 22, 2:12 am
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Originally Posted by konaflyer View Post
Have you stayed at either of the RC or the STR?
STR. However it was a very long time ago (2013 or 2014). I can recall being upgraded to a massive 2 bedroom suite after a numerous amount of hiccups back then. Regardless of that we cut our stay short and left.
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Old Oct 6, 22, 3:21 am
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Sharq and St Regis don't have lounges, so if it's a lounge you want, then don't stay at either of these.

I have stayed in most of the Marriott (old SPG) hotels and I will now only ever stay in the Sheraton. The reward value is amazing, the lounge has a huge selection, the facilities are great, it's on a "beach", all rooms have balconies, platinum upgrades are plentiful.

The hotel is a bit "out dated" / very Arabic, but it is by far my favourite.

The RC has a more fancy lounge and has a chef there, but the Sheraton has a lot more variety of food. I'd say the Ritz has a better lounge just (but you have to pay for it), but that is the only thing that I would say is better.
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Old Oct 7, 22, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by konaflyer View Post
Thank you. I'll check it out. We definitely got spoiled at the RC Doha club floor. They had a chef cooking hot meals in there in the evenings. And when I checked out in the lounge, I was presented with a large bouquet of white roses and lilies wrapped in embossed paper and entwined with vines. Then as we passed by the front desk, I was given a coffee table book on the Museum of Islamic Art that they knew I had loved visiting.

Have you stayed at either of the RC or the STR?
have you been upgraded at the club suite having booked the club room ? (If you have any status like Tit)

thanks
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Old Oct 7, 22, 1:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Dav77 View Post
have you been upgraded at the club suite having booked the club room ? (If you have any status like Tit)

thanks
I won’t know until check in because I don’t have any suite upgrade certificates. Marriott did not ask extend their expiration dates. I can let you know after I return from the trip if you’d like a date point. The regular rooms are pretty basic especially by RC standards. Balcony is very tiny.
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Old Oct 10, 22, 10:10 am
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I can't find anywhere online the St Regis Marsa Arabia Island email. For the hotel, not for the residence.
Anyone have (or have find) it?
Thanks! ;-)
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Old Oct 10, 22, 6:31 pm
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In case anyone is interested, the FIFA hold on many rooms during the World Cup has been lifted.

I know it's not cheap, but can be booked directly through Marriott. The Marriott Marquis is also available on some dates with points. If you can get it, 20k points a night is a steal.
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Old Oct 11, 22, 1:32 am
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Originally Posted by TravelerIT View Post
I can't find anywhere online the St Regis Marsa Arabia Island email. For the hotel, not for the residence.
Anyone have (or have find) it?
Thanks! ;-)
Hi TravelerIT,

The email address for The St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island, The Pearl Qatar is: [email protected]

Best Regards,

Christina Z
Specialist, Social Media
Marriott International

[email protected]
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Old Oct 12, 22, 5:53 am
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Has anyone had any feedback from the Delta hotel, trying to decide between this, Element hotel and Le Meridian? at the moment Le Meridian purely as its closest to the metro but not sure.
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Old Oct 13, 22, 3:40 am
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Exclamation booking canceled, all rates for December now showing at $600usd/night

Originally Posted by CanaryWharf View Post
I’ll be staying there on December 24, will share my feedback here! Booked it for 40k points, which is still very decent.

what was interesting is that the pricing for all 3 suite categories that are bookable by points were the same, i.e., superior / deluxe / premium suite were all 40k.
I had a similar experience booking this hotel (for the spa mostly) but was sent an email (with spelling errors no less) saying I needed to cancel my booking :
Spoiler
 

Can anyone shed some light on what is going on? TIA!
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Old Oct 17, 22, 6:29 pm
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I heard that Marriott properties in Doha would not be granting any Titanium benefits during the World Cup (lounge access, breakfast, etc.). Can anyone confirm this? I can't find this in T&Cs.

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Old Oct 18, 22, 12:32 am
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Originally Posted by Madinat View Post
I had a similar experience booking this hotel (for the spa mostly) but was sent an email (with spelling errors no less) saying I needed to cancel my booking :
Spoiler
 


Can anyone shed some light on what is going on? TIA!
For what date is your booking?

They sent me the same email for my stay on December 24th. I rang them up and said December 24th does not fall under the World Cup period. They apologized and said I can keep the booking.

if your booking is indeed during the period the World Cup is happening, best to call them.
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Old Oct 19, 22, 12:19 am
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St. Regis Marsa Arabia Island, The Pearl Qatar

I noticed the first Tripadvisor review has posted. Not good reading especially as I’m booked to stay there later this month :-(
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