Qatar hotels offer fine accommodation options, and many are exquisitely packaged with modern amenities and artistic decor. While Qatar is known to have some of the best luxury hotels in the world, there are also plenty of mid-range and budget hotels, particularly in the Souq Waqif area in Doha. Travelers will also find a good number of attractive resorts around the West Bay lagoon. These chalet-style resorts are excellent places for seaside family holidays and an alluring alternative to the country's tower-block accommodation.
Doha, the capital city of Qatar, is one of the prime destinations to shop in the Middle East. Popular shopping areas such as the Gold Souq and the wonderful Souq Waqif market offer traditional Qatari items at attractive prices. The capital city is also well-known for both luxury and budget Qatar hotels. The finest five-star hotels, including the Grand Regency Hotel, are located around the shopping areas of the city. One of the prime examples of luxury Qatar accommodation within important shopping destinations in the city, the Grand Regency is located in the Al Sadd business and shopping area in Doha and is just a few miles from the Gold Souq and downtown shopping area. Combining traditional Arabic elegance with contemporary European architecture, this five-star boutique hotel offers some of the best Qatar accommodation, including modern amenities such as air-conditioning, wireless internet access, satellite television, and minibars. The hotel's three restaurants offer an array of international fare, such as Chinese and Japanese cuisine, as well as Moroccan delicacies. The Grand Regency luxury hotel in Qatar also houses a sophisticated fitness center equipped with cardiovascular machines. The excellent Hypoxi machines allow users to work out under low atmospheric pressures, which help improve blood flow to problem areas in the body. Tourists will have to follow detailed instructions from gym staff to ensure proper usage of these cardiovascular systems.
The Ramada Plaza luxury hotel in Qatar is also located near the best shopping areas. Within a couple of miles of Doha's traditional Souq Waqif, the Ramada Plaza is a prestigious five-star hotel filled with gift shops, a florist, a hair salon, and a nightclub. The hotel has an excellent health club that offers indoor squash and badminton courts, aerobics classes, and fitness equipment. There's also a steam room and massage treatment as well as a heated spa and splash pool for kids. There are more than 500 guest rooms designed with different traditional themes including Arabic, Japanese, and Egyptian themed rooms. The hotel has upwards of twenty restaurants and bars serving Indian, traditional Chinese, Italian, and local foods.
The best mid-range and budget hotels in Qatar can also be found at the Souq Waqif shopping area in Doha. There are few hotels in Souq Waqif with limited number of rooms and services, but the rooms are quite modern and comfortable. Among notable budget Qatar hotels, Hotel Souq Waqif offers services at par with luxury hotels in the country. The thirteen beautifully decorated rooms are divided into standard, deluxe, and royal suites. All rooms are equipped with wireless internet connections, a private minibar, and a plasma television. The hotel's restaurant offers choice seafood, and the service reflects the price and quality of foods.
While a luxury hotel in Qatar provides the best in comfort and elegance, a beach resort in Qatar guarantees relaxation and tranquility. The Sealine Beach Resort in Mesaieed city offers a tranquil ambience on the shores of the Arabian Sea. The resort boasts 35 rooms equipped with modern accessories. Al Khor city also has a wonderful beach resort called the Al Sultan. The resort has plenty of room choices and facilities, but it is especially well known for its famous Friday Brunch at the Blue Brasserie Restaurant. The Al Sultan resort's exquisite A La Carte restaurant serves special delights every Thursday evening, including the tastiest seafood and Italian cuisine. Travelers looking for a comfortable Qatar accommodation option will find a good selection here, including beautiful rooms with ocean views, beach views, and pool views. The resort also has a tennis court, children's playground, an outdoor swimming pool, and special barbecue facilities.