Heading to Doha?

This vibrant city is an excellent holiday destination for both families and couples alike.

There’s much to explore in the area from museums to lush green spaces, and highly-rated restaurants and cafes.

After a day of wandering through the city, however, there’s nothing like heading back to your hotel and lazing by the pool, especially during warmer months.

Below, we’ve rounded up a list of the best luxury Doha hotels with stunning swimming pools where you can cool off.

From hotels with shared swimming pools to villas with private pools, our extensive list will cover it all.

Shared Swimming Pools

1. Mandarin Oriental, Doha

An unforgettable stay awaits at the Mandarin Oriental, Doha.

Situated in the centre of Msheireb Downtown Doha, you’ll only be walking distance from Doha’s top attractions.

Rooms are adorned with contemporary Qatari decor for your comfort.

Most rooms also come with a deep soak bathtub for you to unwind and relax after a day of exploration.

For views unlike any other, stay at the Panoramic Suite.

You’ll also have a private balcony along with a spacious living room area.

For spectacular views, while soaking up the Qatari sun, head to any one of the two rooftop pools at the hotel.

They’re both temperature controlled for your ultimate comfort and one of them also has a dipping pool, ideal for cooling off on a sweltering hot day.

You can also reserve a private cabana for some privacy.

When you get hungry, restaurants are aplenty at the Mandarin Oriental and you’ll be spoiled for choice.

There’s Liang for Cantonese dishes, Izu for French Mediterranean Dining and the Mandarin Lounge for a refined afternoon tea experience.

  • Guest Rating: 9.4
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: Barahat Msheireb Street, Msheireb Downtown, Doha, Qatar

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2. AlRayyan Hotel Doha

You’re in for a real treat at the AlRayyan Hotel Doha.

Linked directly to the Mall of Qatar – one of the largest retail centres, you’ll have plenty to explore.

The hotel has supremely comfortable rooms for a wonderful stay.

If you want the best views, the Deluxe King Room comes with floor-to-ceiling windows along with elegant and stylish decor.

The bathroom is also roomy and comes with both a separate bathtub and shower.

If you’re looking to take a quick dip, the hotel has three outdoor pools for you to choose from.

Lounge on one of the pool’s cabanas or grab a light snack at the Pool Bar.

When you’re hungry, you can enjoy Arabic and International dishes at Mezzo or delicate pastries at the Moda Lounge.

  • Guest Rating: 9.0
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: Mall of Qatar , 0000 Doha, Qatar

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3. The Torch Doha

For spectacular views unlike any other, you’d want to stay at The Torch Doha.

The building towers 300 meters over Doha and has 360-degree panoramic views across the city.

It’s the tallest building in Doha with a plethora of rooms spread across all 51 floors.

The Executive Suites should be your accommodation of choice with its master bedrooms, marble bathrooms, a spacious living room area, and even a pantry.

If you’re looking for a pool with a view, you won’t be disappointed.

The hotel’s swimming pool is situated on the 19th floor for incredible views unlike any other.

There’s also a steam and sauna along with a gym for fitness buffs.

For dining, the restaurants at the hotel come with impeccable views.

Don’t miss Three Sixty that’s situated on the 47th floor and serves up delicious Mediterranean cuisine.

Location wise, the hotel is also conveniently next to Villaggio Mall – one of Doha’s largest shopping destinations.

  • Guest Rating: 8.9
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: Al Waab Street, Aspire Zone, Doha, Qatar

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4. W Doha

Situated in the heart of Doha’s West Bay is the W Doha.

Here, you’ll get to savour award-winning cuisine, soak up the hotel’s vibrant atmosphere, and relax amongst a stylish ambience.

Rooms all come with chic designs along with advanced technology and modern amenities for an incredible stay.

Splurge a little and stay at the Wow Suite – a one-bedroom suite with floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning views of the ocean.

You’ll also have your very own spacious living room and plenty of fancy amenities.

Fancy a dip in the pool?

Cool off at the hotel’s full outdoor heated lap pool or lounge at the poolside.

You can order light snacks and cool beverages to keep you satiated as you unwind.

If you’re looking for a relaxing massage, the hotel’s Bliss Spa has you covered.

When evening rolls around, head to Market by Jean-Georges for tantalising international cuisine mixed with local Arabian flavours.

  • Guest Rating: 8.9
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: West Bay, Doha, Qatar

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5. Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

If you’ve wanted to stay in a hotel overlooking the beach, the Sheratan Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel is an excellent choice.

The hotel has an exclusive private beach where you can spend your afternoons.

All the rooms at the hotel come with a spacious balcony for you to admire the views.

For panoramic views of Doha’s skyline, stay at the Penthouse Suite.

You’ll be treated to exquisite furnishings and decor along with impeccable facilities.

In the afternoon, head to the hotel’s outdoor pool for a refreshing dip before playing some tennis or squash at the courts.

There’s also a sauna along with a hot tub for you to soak up the breathtaking views.

For dining, take your pick from the hotel’s range of restaurants.

You’ve got local Qatar flavors at Al Hubara restaurant along with authentic Italian cuisine at La Veranda.

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: Al Corniche Street, Doha, Qatar

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6. JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha

Situated in the heart of bustling Doha is the JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel.

The hotel is conveniently connected to the City Center Mall and a short walk will take you to the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.

Rooms are luxuriously furnished and come with gorgeous views of both the Arabian Gulf and Doha City.

You’ll have all the amenities you need from plush bedding to comfortable slippers and bathrobes.

If you’re looking for an extra touch, you can upgrade to the Executive Room for access to the hotel’s private lounge.

While at the hotel, relax and unwind after a long day at the outdoor heated swimming pool.

There’s also a hot tub along with a pool for children.

For further relaxation, head to Quan Spa for facials and body therapies.

Enjoy a bite to eat at any one of the hotel’s restaurants from Fuego for Latin American cuisine and Shanghai Club for Asian delights.

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: Conference Centre Street, West Bay, P.O. Box 9282, Doha, Qatar

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7. Mondrian Doha

This highly-rated hotel is situated in the West Bay Lagoon area and conveniently located near plenty of local attractions.

The rooms at the hotel have modern furnishings and the Opal Suite is absolutely stunning.

It consists of a hallway of jewels along with crystal chandeliers, a spacious living room and an en-suite master bedroom.

Choose to soak in the suite’s bathtub while taking in views of Lusail City or destressing in the room’s hot sauna.

If you want to unwind and relax by the pool but aren’t a fan of being under the sun, the hotel has an indoor pool where you can chill out.

Dining wise you’ll be overwhelmed by all the choices.

There’s Cut by Wolfgang Pang for delicious cuts of steak, Walima for tantalising Middle Eastern Cuisine and Morimoto for exquisite Japanese cuisine.

For the ultimate indulgence, you can also book a treatment at ESPA.

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: West Bay Lagoon Street, Doha, Qatar

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8. InterContinental Doha Hotel

Lay out on a private beach at the InterContinental Doha Hotel.

It’s situated on the longest private beach in the city and has world-class facilities for an unforgettable stay.

Rooms are elegant and sophisticated with modern amenities.

Stay at the Club InterContinental for stunning views of Doha along with access to the hotel’s exclusive lounge.

To cool down, enjoy their large outdoor swimming pool, outdoor children’s pool and playground.

There’s even an indoor playroom complete with games and activities for the kids.

Prefer going for a soak indoors?

The hotel has an indoor swimming pool as well to suit various needs.

For dining, enjoy Peruvian specialities at La Mar or head to Mykonos for authentic Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.

If you’re outside by the pool, you can also grab some refreshing juices or mocktails along with a delicious spread of refreshments.

Book a spa treatment if you want to take your pampering to the next level.

It comes with relaxation rooms, a sauna, hot tub, and even a unique Spa Wave Bed for an experience unlike any other.

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: Al Isteqlal Road, Doha, Qatar

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9. Wyndham Doha West Bay

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city by staying at the Wyndham Doha West Bay.

The hotel is truly an urban sanctuary in Doha that’s only a short distance away from both the City Center and The Gate Mall.

Rooms come with stylish decor along with views of the city.

Reserve the stylish Executive Suite if you’d like to have your own kitchenette and living room area.

You’ll also have exclusive access to the lounge for complimentary breakfast and snacks throughout the day.

After a day exploring Doha, go for a refreshing swim in any one of the hotel’s four swimming pools.

There’s also a gym, sauna, steam room and hot tub.

Want to pamper yourself further?

Book a soothing massage or an invigorating facial. You deserve it!

For dinner, you can head to the hotel’s restaurant or simply order room service and enjoy your meal from the comfort of your own room.

  • Guest Rating: 8.6
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: Maysaloun Street, West Bay, Doha, Qatar

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10. Intercontinental Doha – The City

Situated in one of the tallest buildings in Qatar is the InterContinental Doha. 

The hotel consists of spacious rooms and suites that come with panoramic city and coastal views. 

If you’re looking for luxury living, the residence suites are a great option for you. 

These rooms come with expansive layouts with upscale amenities and modern fixture. 

There’s a kitchen for you to make some delicious meals along with a spacious bathroom. 

For a relaxing dip, head to the hotel’s indoor swimming pool that’s adorned with floor-to-ceiling windows. 

As you go for a refreshing soak, you’ll get to take in the sparkling lights of Doha. 

In the evening, head to La Vista 55 for dinner and enjoy the incredible views. 

There’s also La Parisienne Doha that offers guests the best French dining experience.

  • Guest Rating: 8.5
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: Off Al Wahda Road,, 22178 Doha, Qatar

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11. Doubletree By Hilton Doha – Al Sadd

This family-friendly hotel is the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxing vacation in Doha.

Situated in Doha Old Town, a short walk will take you to the National Museum of Qatar and Doha Corniche.

Rooms come with comfortable furnishings along with both city and ocean views.

The King Guest Room, with floor-to-ceiling windows, is situated on a higher floor, and is furnished with a plush bed.

The stylish bathroom also has both a bathtub and a separate rainfall shower.

Escape Doha’s heat by heading to the hotel’s indoor swimming pool for a refreshing swim.

In the evening, head to Claw BBQ and Seafood Restaurant for buckets of crab and grilled juicy BBQ steaks.

If you’d like to soak in the stunning views, you can also head to PURE – the hotel’s rooftop lounge, for some after-dinner drinks.

  • Guest Rating: 8.5
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: Mohammed Bin Al Qasim Street Al Sad, NULL Doha, Qatar

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12. The St. Regis Doha

World-class service and a luxurious experience await at the St. Regis Doha. 

The hotel is located on the West Bay and borders the Arabian Gulf for direct access to the beach. 

Stay at the St. Regis Suite for a well-appointed room with bespoke furnishings and expansive windows overlooking the Arabian Gulf. 

Some suites also come with a private terrace that’s perfect for soaking up the views. 

Suites have a separate living room area, walk-in wardrobe, deep soaking tub, and a separate rainforest shower. 

As a St. Regis guest, you’ll always have access to a dedicated St. Regis Butler to assist you with your needs. 

Facilities at the hotel include an Olympic-sized outdoor swimming pool that’s reserved for guests along with a relaxing lounge area. 

While at the pool, you can also order some food and drinks from the Oyster Bay & Bar. 

There’s also an exercise room for those that want to get a workout, or relax at the spa and indulge in a soothing massage. 

For dining. the hotel has a range of dining options to suit various palates. 

Enjoy English afternoon tea at the Sarab Lounge or artisanal cuisine Vine Restaurant. 

  • Guest Rating: 8.4
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: Westbay, Doha, Qatar

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13. Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas

Situated along the Arabian Gulf is the Grand Hyatt Doha Hotels & Villas. 

You’ll have access to a private beach area along with a range of amenities for a fantastic stay. 

Rooms at the hotel are elegant, and you can indulge in either a suite or a villa.

The Al Mirqab Suite comes with expansive ocean views, separate dining and living areas. 

The spa-like bathroom is also ideal for relaxation thanks to its oversized tubs and walk-in showers. 

Facilities wise, the hotel has both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool – so you can take a dip at any time of the year. 

Grand Hyatt Doha has a range of dining options so take your pick from Italian food at Rocca or Middle Eastern cuisine at Majilis. 

  • Guest Rating: 8.2
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: West Bay Lagoon, Doha, Qatar

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Private Pools

14. Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara

For an extra special and indulgent vacation, the Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara will cover all bases. 

The hotel is situated on Banana Island and you’d need to take a 20-minute ferry ride to reach the resort. 

There, you’ll have access to a plethora of dining options as well as a lagoon pool and a private beach. 

The Beach Pool Villas are perfect for couples or families looking to enjoy a slice of private paradise just mere steps away from the ocean. 

The Three Bedroom Sea View Pool Villa, in particular, has two king rooms and one twin room – making the villa ideal for families, 

It also comes with a private pool to soak in while enjoying the sea breeze. 

Dining is easy as there’s plenty of restaurants at the hotel to suit your needs. 

The Q Lounge & Restaurant is great for all-day relaxed dining while Al Nahham serves up dishes using local flavours and spices. 

You’ll never be bored at the hotel as there’s plenty to do from having a go at the F1 simulator to booking a treatment at the Anantara Spa. 

Younger guests will also be kept entertained at the hotel’s Cool Mint Children’s Club and Peppermint Teens’ Club. 

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: Banana Island, Doha, Qatar

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15. Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel

The Sharq Village & Spa is a beachfront property that overlooks Doha Bay. 

Perfect for couples, the hotel is both secluded, romantic and offers extensive amenities.

Guests can access a private beach while exploring the hotel’s maze of gardens, courtyards and fountains. 

Splurge and stay at the Royal Villa and you’ll have an ocean-view balcony, a chef’s kitchen, dining room, pool, and spa treatment room. 

The villa even comes with an indoor pool with floor-to-ceiling windows for you to admire the views. 

The hotel also has a diverse array of dining options from Persian cuisine at Parisa to poolside dining at Al Seef Snack and Pool Bar. 

Spend some time soaking up the sun at the resort’s private beach, or soak in either the hotel’s infinity pool or main resort pool. 

Pamper yourself at the hotel’s spa with a rejuvenating facial or relaxing massage. 

For young guests, the hotel has designed the Ritz Kids program that’ll allow them to discover the unique culture and environment of Doha.

  • Guest Rating: 8.8
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: Ras Bou Abboud, Doha, Qatar

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16. The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa

While The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa is only mere minutes away from Doha’s landmark destinations, it offers an escape from the urban buzz. 

The hotel has five secluded pool villas that are completely private and suited to families that want some privacy. 

The Family Pool Villa comes with two separate bedrooms, an open living room area, kitchenette, and a private plunge pool on the outdoor terrace space. 

As you take a dip in the pool, you’ll get to soak up the gentle breeze amongst lush greenery. 

In the hotel’s public space, you’ll also find three swimming pools – an indoor pool, outdoor infinity pool and a wave pool. 

While at the hotel, don’t forget to savour tantalising dishes at any one of the hotel’s 6 restaurants.

  • Guest Rating: 8.7
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: Salwa Road, Bin Mahmoud South, Zone 23, Doha, Qatar

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17. Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha

A quiet sanctuary that’s nestled between the vibrant city and desert sands, Al Messila is a stunning oasis. 

Amenities at the hotel include a sparkling outdoor pool, massive spa, unique restaurants, and spacious rooms. 

If you’re looking for a room with a private pool, the One-Bedroom Villa is a great choice. 

It comes with a private plunge pool in your dedicated backyard along with a solarium and terrace. 

Your villa comes with a butler that’s happy to accommodate your every need. 

For dining, grab a refreshing drink at the Wa’Ha Pool Lounge or head to Deli Kitchen to savour international cuisine. 

Children will also enjoy splashing about in the children’s pool or having fun at the Little Explorers’ Club. 

For the girls, you’ll find an exclusive Ladies Wellness Retreat that has hydrothermal spa facilities as well as four hydro wellness areas. 

  • Guest Rating: 8.3
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: Al Amir Street, Doha, Qatar

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18. Retaj Salwa Resort & Spa

This expansive property is further out from the city, but it comes with everything you need for an incredible stay. 

You’ll be treated to breathtaking views, and the hotel is suited to families who are looking for some privacy. 

Rooms like the Three Bedroom Royal Villa comes with a private yard along with a private pool for those that want a refreshing dip out of the public eye. 

For dining, the hotel houses 5 restaurants that you can pick from. 

Casual dining is available at Tamra restaurant while Zaitouna serves some of the best Mediterranean food in the city. 

Book an indulgent treatment at the spa that also houses a hot tub and a gym. 

Children and teens will have tons of fun at this property as it has a miniature football field, volleyball court, water polo, and even a kids animation.

  • Guest Rating: 8.2
  • Star Rating: 5 stars
  • Address: Salwa Road, Abu Nakhlah, Exit 29, Doha, Qatar

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Map Doha Hotels with Pools

With so many Doha hotels with pools in the area, choosing the ideal accommodation can be difficult. 

Personally, I’d choose the Mandarin Oriental Doha for its impeccable service, comprehensive amenities and convenient location. 

It also has two rooftop pools – how great is that? 

For hotels with a private pool, The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa is a great choice, especially if you’re travelling with family. 

If you’re still unsure of which hotel to go for, you can view more hotel choices below.

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Doha Hotels with PoolsRatings
Mandarin Oriental9.4
AlRayyan Hotel Doha9.0
The Torch Doha8.9
W Doha8.9
Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel8.8
JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha8.8
Mondrian Doha8.8
InterContinental Doha Hotel8.8
Wyndham Doha West Bay8.6
Intercontinental Doha – The City8.5
Doubletree By Hilton Doha – Al Sadd8.5
The St. Regis Doha8.4
Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas8.2
Doha Hotels with Private PoolsStarsRatings
Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara58.8
Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel58.8
The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa58.7
Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha58.3
Retaj Salwa Resort & Spa58.2
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