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Retaj Al Rayyan Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I have stayed 3 times in this hotel during my visit to Qatar. The hotel is very nice with very good rooms and the service is also good. They also provide cab service for pickup and drop to and from airport.

A good place to stay both for the business or leisure traveller. Very polite staff from concierge to room attendance.  Very clean and spacious rooms. The breakfast menu has a  wide selection  to choose from. Highly recommended.

Our mood on arriving at the Retaj Alrayyan was not at its best for this unplanned overnight stay. We had been let down by the Qatar airline staff and had missed the connecting flight to our final destination. My comments on our stay at this hotel include: Staff - All from concierge, room service,reception and bell boys was very polite and excellent. Rooms - We were on the 17th floor and whilst we had a nice view the room was dated, shabby, had old well worn furniture and the ceiling is in need of a good painting. Bathroom - Whilst well appointed, the shower on full "red"only provided luke warm water. Had to ask for further towels as only one bath towel provided for two people. Food - Due to flight fatigue and need to get 5.00 am bus to airport decided to have room service. Very extensive range of choice . We ordered a Shrimp Cocktail, Mushroom Soup,Seafood Platter, Pizza, Fruit Salad and Creme Brûlée. (Chocolate Mousse and all Smoothies were not available) Whilst well presented all the food was very poor quality with little or no taste. The hotel is advertised as 4* but compared with our many experiences world wide it does not live up to this claim. To put the whole review into perspective this stay was funded totally by the airline. Whilst the advised rack rate appears to be quite low, I am glad that I was not paying the bill. I note that the management respond to TA reviews which I applaud. I am sorry if this one does not meet with his approval but I have written as I found.

The overall experience at Retaj was extremely refreshing. The services were above par and staffs were available for assistance at our beck and call. The highlight of our stay at Retaj was the good buffet spread at affordable rates. It was the best i have ever had and treatment was indeed 5 star.The rooms were comfortable with a good peaceful location which offers relaxation. I enjoyed the amenities accessible like gym and Jacuzzi.Me and my family would love to revisit Doha and stay at Retaj for the positive experience.

Location is good, with nice views and close to the city center, well known places, other large hotels and the business hub of Doha, while not inside it. We were able to check in very early because of our flight without any problems at all. Staff is welcoming and ready to cooperate. We were seated and received a welcome drink while waiting for our room. The rooms are spacious, welcoming. Well designed, and able to keep up with the tim as this is not a very new hotel. Bathroom is clean, large, all amenities are provided. Bed is soft. The only problem we had was the temperature - for some reason, both mine and my colleague's room were kept at 15C, which is way below a pleasant temperature and it did take us some time to increase that. I had to turn the AC off completely to avoid freezing before the temperature increases back to normal. This was the case with both rooms, for some reason. In general, the hotel is a little cold. Also, my room had no blackout curtains, and had normal dark curtains instead, which was the first time I saw no blackout curtains in a hotel. Those may be necessary for some people sometimes and it was a surprise. Some light could get through the window in the morning or afternoon when I was trying to get a sleep after the flight. Breakfast was great, a wide selection of food and drinks. In general, this hotel did the job pretty well with a few glitches only, and will definitely my choice in Doha.

We were in transit very recently from Barcelona to Doha to Sydney and this hotel is definitely one to consider as it was a fantastic hotel in all aspects!!!!! Room very clean and comfortable House keeping services very prompt Staff were very polite and helpful CHEF was truly amazing!!!!! Such a glorious feast!!!! The gentleman who escorted us to the hotel bus reminded us to check whilst he stood there that we had out tickets, passports and other valuable items to hand which is a first unlike any other hotel Keep up the fantastic work!!!!!

Very good services. friendly staff. perfect location with nice sea view. quickly check in/out. but very old furniture, need renovation. uncomfortable bed. Room smell cigarette. Bad food quality. Couldn't be there again.

I have stayed more than 7 times in this hotel. It is near the airport and the rooms are nice. The only thing I don't like is that the windows of the room do not open at all. The food of the buffet is ok and the staff is helpful.

Put flight from LHR was delayed and we missed our connection to Bali at Doha. The airline put is up at the Retaj Al Rayyan for the day and we hung out at the hotel (free wifi) and had two meals there. We just had lunch, which was an open buffet. I eat most things but my sister is fussy as hell. Yet despite this we both feasted like kings on a range of vold and hot delights, and the staff were really friendly. Dinner is still to come and I'm pretty excited about what we will get! Even if it is more of the same, I couldn't be happier. The hotel isn't too far from the harbourside either, so we will investigate that shortly. So far, so good!

I and my mom were flying from Maputo to Ahmedabad, since we had 20h transit time, I purchased stpc from Qatar Airways. Upon arriving at the hotel, the staff were quick to give us room keys, and we went to sleep, it was 3am. The breakfast was rich and had all the variety. The lunch buffet also was equally delicious. The room was comfortable, with most amenities and safe box. I would suggest some improvement: having a supervisor to check all the rooms. For instance: both rooms were not having the comb and toothbrush kits. Upon asking the room service, we received the kits except the comb. The person never returned. Second thing I would request to hotel is to have a shuttle bus to and from a nearby mall, since you know that passengers are on transit and would appreciate that service, just like other hotels provide in Doha. Third thing, the WiFi should be complimentary. The hotel was charging for wifi. this was least expected. I travel extensively and I get free Wi-Fi in 3 and 4 star hotels. I was expecting a lot for the price I paid for each room. Overall was good stay.

Dafna, Diplomatic District Doha

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Indoor pool

Located in Diplomatic Area within a short walk of City Centre Shopping Mall, Retaj Al Rayyan Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of Doha Exhibition and Convention Center. This 4-star hotel has 360 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour health club. On the waterfront, it's also near Museum of Islamic Art and Souq Waqif.


Enjoy a bite to eat at Al Maiz, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


All of Retaj Al Rayyan Hotel's 360 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Other amenities include safes, phones, and ironing boards.

Property features

At Retaj Al Rayyan Hotel, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a 24-hour health club, and a spa tub. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available on request) for QAR 80 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a sauna, free WiFi in public areas, and 8 meeting rooms.

Room options

Executive Suite Sea View

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Double Room, Sea View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Family Room

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Deluxe Single Room, Sea View

King 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

72% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 499 reviews