Tried & Tested

Mandarin Oriental, Doha

6 Oct 2023 by Ravi Lalwani
Mandarin Oriental, Doha. Image taken from the hotel's official website


Mandarin Oriental, Doha is an intimate and stylish urban retreat that amalgamates chic and contemporary designs with touches of a rich Qatari heritage.

What’s it like?

The hotel is the embodiment of a warm ambience, exquisite décor, and bespoke service, combining Middle Eastern charm and legendary hospitality. The grandeur and opulence of the hotel are palpable as soon as you enter the hotel, complemented by an efficient and friendly staff who are always on standby to assist you.

Mandarin Oriental, Doha. Image taken from the hotel's official website

Where is it?

Located in the centre of Msheireb Downtown Doha which is the lifestyle and cultural heart of the city, the hotel offers an array of retail, dining, entertainment, and cultural attractions. It is within walking distance of city landmarks, other attractions, and the dynamic business area of West Bay.


The 117 rooms, 41 suites and 91 serviced apartments are sophisticated and elegant. The four categories of rooms have city or courtyard views. The hotel’s eight suite categories offer distinct and differing features such as expansive terraces, The hotel is the embodiment of a warm ambience, exquisite décor, and bespoke service spectacular views, an entertainment room, and a kitchenette. I stayed in the Club Studio Suite which spanned 72 sqm and came with several modern luxuries, separate sitting and sleeping spaces, a luxurious bathroom, pillow menu, coffee machine, Bluetooth speaker, lounge access and much more for an elevated stay.

Food and Drink

Ten unparalleled dining experiences offer a range of international and local classics. For breakfast at Mo Club, I started with a huge bowl of nutritious oatmeal porridge generously sprinkled with almonds and walnuts, an omelette made from egg whites and fresh fruit washed down with a cup of espresso. The executive club offers an exclusive experience of luxury, bespoke services, privileged dining, and other amenities for guests occupying the club rooms and suites.


With an exclusive entrance lobby, the event venues include a ballroom, which can seat up to 400 guests or 250
guests with an additional set up for banquets, along with seven additional function rooms which include an exclusive
bridal room for wedding celebrations. The culinary team creates bespoke, innovative menus whether it is a gala dinner
celebration or a private wedding reception.


Spread over 3030 sqm, the spa includes nine spacious treatment rooms, extensive heat and water facilities
and an indoor pool with separate areas for male and female guests before and after their treatments. The spa offers a holistic
approach to relaxation and rejuvenation while focusing on the overall well-being of the guest.


I was thoroughly pampered during my stay at this opulent hotel which is ideal for business and leisure travellers; an unforgettable experience where all details right down to the smallest one were taken care of.


Best for: Its excellent service and delectable culinary experiences.

Don’t miss: The executive lounge and spacious suites.

Price: Internet rates are upwards of ₹29,688

Contact: Barahat Msheireb Street, Msheireb Downtown Doha, PO Box 23643, Doha, Qatar

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