Location: Doha – Qatar
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: kempinski.com/…/marsa-malaz-kempinski-the-pearl-doha
Marsa Malaz Kempinski is a top five star hotel located at the Pearl in Doha. It is among the most luxurious hotels I have ever stayed at and was truly blown away right from the moment I stepped into this hotel. Let me first tell you something more about the location. The Pearl is a great relaxing area right outside the center of Doha. I enjoyed this area as there are many shops, a marine and a lot of good restaurants. The relaxed and holiday atmosphere are perfect for relaxing… This definitely is the place to be to unwind and have a great time with your family. Marsa Malaz Kempinski is located on a manmade island and offers 281 of the most comfortable hotel rooms one could wish for.
I have traveled a lot through the Middle East and visited a lot of five star properties and the lobby area is among the nicest and most impressive lobby areas I have ever seen. The tree of life with the birds definitely is an eye-catcher. Entering Marsa Malaz Kempinski hotel is like entering a world full of luxury and attention to details. I just couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the four signature Murano-glass chandeliers. I would rather call this a palace instead of a hotel. Behind every corner, a new surprise is waiting.
As mentioned before, there are 281 rooms … all of them of a very high standard. Rooms are very spacious starting at 75m² (807sf), trust me they are huge! The rooms are decorated in a very elegant and luxurious way. This definitely is what every five star hotel room should look like. The couch is great to unwind and the oversized desk is perfect to do some business. Our balcony overlooked the sea. Bathrooms are very elegant too featuring a separate and very large (rain)shower, bath tub with your very own television and separate toilet. I loved everything about the room and its layout. It is all about the small things such as the fresh flowers, etc. that makes the Marsa Malaz Kempinski hotel unique. They maintain everything at Marsa Malaz Kempinski in an excellent way. The rooms are cleaned every day and turn down service is provided every night.
It is impossible to get bored here. This is a beach resort and I thoroughly enjoyed the 7 (!) outdoor pools and beach area. This is one of the few hotels in Doha that has a direct access to a private beach. The beach itself is wonderful and there are plenty of comfortable loungers. The pool staff is great and take care of you in a very kind way. During the day they play cool music which gave me a true holiday feeling. So nice! On top of that, you will never forget that you’re in a luxurious resort… They are cleaning this place all day long and will make sure you have the time of your life with your loved ones.
Looking for a heavenly retreat? Make sure to visit the Spa by Clarins. I experienced Marsa Malaz Kempinski’s Hammam, one of their signature treatments. I was pampered and loved every single second of this treatment! From the lovely aromas to the latest scientific active ingredients, it was perfect. My mother had a facial and she is used to getting facials all the time but the one she got here was among the best she has ever had! The staff was very professional, kind and knowledgeable about all the products. On top of that, the spa is beautifully decorated and the soft music playing makes it totally unique. Next to the spa area is a full sized fitness area with the latest technology equipment.
There are several dining options here. We tried them all and all of them truly blew us away! Toro Toro for example is a trendy place with a delicious Spanish cuisine. The ocean views here are just stunning and we loved the cocktails and small bites. What a great atmosphere and excellent service!
After our small bites we experienced their beachside restaurant Amwage Grill, where we were seated at a table on the beach. Trust me, we will never forget the experience! Words can not describe how wonderful the food and staff were. From the BBQ prepared meat to the most yummie desserts, we loved every second and every single bite. The other night, we had dinner at Al Sufra, their award winning Levantine restaurant and enjoyed an Arabian cuisine of the highest level! Every single item we tasted was divine! The Arabian meal emphasized togetherness, the pleasure of taste and was served by very professional staff. The waiters were very knowledgeable about each dish, even about the drinks. I found the food quite innovative and sophisticated! There even was live entertainment/music which made the experience even more special. No wonder this restaurant is rated among the best in Doha! Highly recommended to visit even if you’re not staying at the hotel. You won’t be disappointed! Breakfast is served at Sawa and I can honestly tell you that the breakfast served at Marsa Malaz Kempinski is one of the best breakfast buffets I have experienced anywhere. Choices are endless … and everything is freshly prepared with a smile.
Marsa Malaz Kempinski is one of kind and we were sad to leave! This hotel definitely is one of the best five star hotels in Doha and offer their guests a true five star experience. I can’t wait to return to this jewel!