Big thanks to the duty manager at Westin Doha, I was able to get a great upgrade to one of the hotel’s amazing suites during my stopover in Doha.
Since the suite was not ready during my early check-in, I was given a temporary standard guest room to stay in until the room was ready. It took some time until later afternoon, but at last, I was finally given the keycard for the suite.
In this review, I will be going through the one-bedroom suite as well as many other facilities in the hotel.
Booking Westin Doha Hotel & Spa
Just a quick recap on how I booked this one night, I redeemed 15,500 Marriott Bonvoy points at this hotel which was a great value on the day I visited. Generally, the hotel also offers great paid rates starting from $110 per night so whether redeeming or paying, I was satisfied with either option.
Westin Doha One-bedroom Suite Living Room
As a Marriott Bonvoy elite member, I was entitled to a complimentary upgrade to standard suites and which means a suite up to junior suite type. To my surprise, I was upgraded to an enhanced suite after getting a call from the duty manager. I really appreciate the warm welcomes from the guest team at this hotel.
The suite was located on the same third floor where I was temporarily staying. Located near the passageway to the conjoining building, I was assigned to suite 337.
This 100 sqm (1,076 sqft) suite has a large separate living area with a work desk, a sofa, a separate dining table and a guest bathroom and a bedroom with a sliding door.
As I went into the room, the guest bathroom is located directly beside the entrance. This bathroom has a toilet and a sink with basic amenities.
Opposite the guest bath, a round glass dining table is placed. This area is especially convenient when ordering deliveries since I can grab things directly from the fridge and a cabinet with glassware.
The mini fridge and glassware are all placed inside the cabinet. This includes the Nespresso coffee machine, electric kettle, drinking glasses and tea/coffee capsules. Extra drinking waters are also in the cabinet.
The suite has a number of seats in the living area – a seat with a table which I am not quite sure what this table is used for, perhaps a place to read the newspaper in the morning as well as a large sofa that can seat 4 – 5 people.
Since the living area is huge, even with different furniture to utilize the space, it still gives a vacant feeling.
In the corner of the living area, there is a long leaf-shaped work desk with a lamp and a desk pad. There is also a built-in power outlet on one side of the table that has multiple universal sockets as well as an ethernet line.
Westin Doha Hotel & Spa One Bedroom Suite Bedroom
The master bedroom is located behind the sliding door that is on the side of the living room. The bedroom comes with a bathroom and it is a little larger than the standard guest room.
There is not much of a difference in terms of design or furniture but only the layout of the room compared to the guest rooms.
The master bedroom features a large smart TV and an additional cupboard with a fridge inside, a sofa and a king-sized bed. The contents inside the cupboard are the exact same as the living room with extra bottled drinking water, a coffee machine and capsules and glassware.
Here are some more angles from the master bedroom. Westin has amazing Heavenly be products and by far this brand is one of the best beds and pillows in a hotel.
On each nightstand, more bottled drinking water is set up as well as the Bose multipurpose device and a phone.
The bedroom light control is also installed beside the bed where you can conveniently adjust the lighting in the room. Keep in mind that this control panel is only functioning for the bed and bathroom so if you want to adjust the lights in the living area, you have to use the control in the living room.
Westin Doha Hotel & Spa One Bedroom Suite – Bathroom
The bathroom inside the master bedroom itself is also similar to other rooms except that it has a much larger wardrobe space.
The wardrobe has a few sections and compartments to keep or hang your clothes. It is also equipped with iron and board as well as an in-room safety box.
Opposite the wardrobe, the bathtub is installed.
There is not much difference in the suite bathroom as well compared to the guest room. Facing the sinks in the middle, the toilet is on the right side and the separate rainforest shower stall is on the left.
A combination of Heavenly Spa and White Tea bath and body amenities are offered. Additionally, toothbrushes and a shaving kit are also prepared on a tray in between the sink.
The light controls for the bathroom are located along the entryway the bathroom. This touch-activated control also comes with air conditioning settings too. Furthermore, there is a ‘broken’ volume setting knob underneath the panel where you can adjust the speaker volume that is connected to the TV.
Westin Doha Hotel & Spa Club Lounge
Putting the wonderful suite aside, as a Marriott Bonvoy Elite member, I was also allowed to use the club lounge. The club lounge is located on the first floor just after the Mix Bar and is accessible with the room key card that has been set up during the check-in.
The club lounge generally operates from 6:00 AM thru 10 PM and you can visit at any time during the stay however there are also hours where you can grab from breakfast to dinner.
- The breakfast starts from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM and offers continental breakfast
- Daily happy hours start from 2 PM to 5 PM
- Dinner service starts from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM with a variety of cuisine and drinks available
There are different types of seating all around the lounge with a small business center as well as a conference room.
From single armchairs to the large sofa, the lounge offers a wide variety of seating options for guests traveling alone or with family and friends. It also does not get crowded most of the time even if the hotel accommodates a large number of guests.
Additional seating in the outdoor area of the lounge is also available however I do not recommend seating out during summertime as the temperature in Doha will spike up. The best time to seat out will be between late November through early March when it is winter in Doha.
A proper dining table is also furnished in one section near the buffet stand.
The dining menus are not as bad as I thought. I can notice there have been slight cost cuts on the menu compared to my pre-pandemic experience but it still offered great quality and taste.
More food options are offered around the lounge with the cold cuts and pastries sections located in the middle and appetizers in the right-hand corner of the lounge, near the entrance.
For drinks, the club lounge offers a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. From red and white wines to prosecco, the wineries are not bad for a lounge.
There were also plenty of non-alcoholic drinks – from juices to soft drinks. A Nespresso coffee machine is also equipped with four types of caffeinated and non-caffeinated coffee capsules.
This is the first part of my review of Westin Doha’s one-bedroom suite and the club lounge. In the next part of the hotel review, I will be reviewing the facilities and restaurants at the hotel.