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A Review of the Raffles Doha Hotel: The Definition of Sophistication

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Raffles’ latest addition to its luxury portfolio in Doha, Qatar has broken tradition and is making waves.

The hotel, situated in one half of the iconic crescent-shaped Katara Towers, offers exquisite views of the Gulf and Doha skyline from every suite. Upon arrival, guests are welcomed by name with a refreshing mocktail of rose cordial, fresh pomegranate juice, and hibiscus essence. The hotel exudes a whimsical yet chic feel with its bespoke amenities, state-of-the-art guest room technology, extensive maxi bar, and quirky suites.

Check-in occurs directly in the suite, creating a seamless experience for the guest. Additionally, by removing the traditional check-in experience, the lobby remains clean, uncluttered, and uncrowded. This approach is a welcome and marked difference from most of the hotels in the region and a trend worth investing in for other luxury properties.

The grandeur and meticulous attention to detail are evident in every element of the room, from the vaulted hand-carved ceilings to the spa-like bathrooms decorated with shimmering crystal walls. Every suite has personal butler service and unique features, including a mini-cinema, beauty salon, cigar room, barber corner, indoor pool, games room, hammam, and hair salon.

Suites come with two private butlers who are always available via the touch of a button or WhatsApp. Guests can request tailor-made experiences curated by their dedicated personal butler, whether to enhance their day or celebrate a special occasion. The hotel also boasts several tempting F&B outlets to choose from, including Alba by Enrico Crippa, Blue Cigar, L’Artisan, Malaki, Acoustic, and the attached Fairmont Hotel has several other venues that are an easy walk away.

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Guests will find a state-of-the-art gym, an infinity pool, and the stunningly private Raffles Spa Doha, which offers a combination of ancient traditions, precious ingredients, and sophisticated technologies that work in harmony to effect true regeneration. The spa partners with some of the most respected names in scientific skincare, advanced beauty, and fragrances – Dr. Burgener- Switzerland, Subtle Energies, and marocMaroc to produce immediate and long-lasting results.

Overall, Raffles Doha is a luxurious destination, and its quirky yet chic suites, stunning views, and genuine hospitality make it worth the stay.

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